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German shipping firm: 8 crew seized by pirates off Cameroon

Aug. 16, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German shipping company says pirates have abducted eight crew members from one of its vessels off the coast of West Africa. Shipping company MC-Schiffahrt said on its website that pirates attacked the MarMalaita late Wednesday while it was anchored off Douala, Cameroon. The Hamburg-based...

Airstrike in Syria rebel area kills 13, including children

Aug. 16, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A suspected Russian airstrike hit a displaced people's gathering in a town in Syria's last rebel enclave Friday, killing at least 13, including a number of children, activists and a war monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike, suspected to have been...

Activist emerges as new leader of Moscow election protests

Aug. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — After a monthlong hunger strike, it's a struggle for Lyubov Sobol to even raise her hands. Every gesture is difficult for the frail 31-year-old political activist. This summer's wave of anti-government protests in Moscow propelled her to the forefront of Russia's opposition movement. Her name...

CNN's Ward says intimidation effort made on Russia story

Aug. 16, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Clarissa Ward says her story this week about Russian involvement in the Central African Republic came with a price: she was trailed during her reporting and made the subject of a 15-minute propaganda video denigrating her work. Ward said she was shaken by the experience but it...

AP sources: Alibaba exec to buy Nets, arena for $3.4 billion

Aug. 16, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday. Joe Tsai already had purchased 49 percent of the team from...

7 more Russian weightlifters charged with doping offenses

Aug. 16, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Seven more top Russian weightlifters have been charged with doping offenses, taking the total charged this week to 12. The International Weightlifting Federation says the seven, including five world and European championship medalists, face allegations stemming from World...

Putin gives pilot who landed in cornfield Russia's top medal

Aug. 16, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday awarded the nation's highest medal, the Hero of Russia, to the pilot who managed to smoothly land his disabled passenger plane in a cornfield after a flock of birds hit both engines and knocked them out. The experienced captain, 41-year-old Damir...

Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by bird strike

Aug. 15, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian pilot whose passenger jet lost power in both engines after colliding with a flock of gulls shortly after takeoff Thursday managed to land in a cornfield smoothly enough that only one of the 233 people on board was hurt seriously enough to be hospitalized. The quick thinking of the...

House subpoenas Lewandowski, ex-Trump aide in Trump probe

Aug. 15, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and a former White House aide as part of its investigation into President Donald Trump's conduct in office. The committee chairman, Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, said his...

Russian court puts French investor under house arrests

Aug. 15, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has put a jailed French investor under house arrest. The Moscow City Court ruled on Thursday to place Philippe Delpal, partner at the Moscow-based private equity firm Baring Vostok, under house arrest, more than six months after he was first detained and sent to jail. Delpal...