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The Latest: US troops leaving Syria to stay in Middle East

Oct. 14, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 11:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops he has ordered to leave Syria will remain in the Middle East to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State threat. In a written statement Monday announcing...

The Latest: Juggling marriage, kids and Nobel-winning work

Oct. 14, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Nobel Economics Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo say they're just like any other married couple trying to juggle kids and work. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have two children...

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

Oct. 14, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many of them. Many EU foreign ministers were looking beyond a strong statement...

Tunisia: Knife attack kills French citizen, injures officer

Oct. 14, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Interior Ministry says a French citizen has been killed in a knife attack that also injured a police officer near a northern city. An Interior Ministry statement said the attack happened Monday at the exit of a bath in Zarzouna. The ministry says the assailant fled the scene...

The Latest: Australia says Turkey to blame for IS escapes

Oct. 14, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 08:15 a.m. Australia's foreign minister says Turkey is solely responsible for the escape of Islamic State group fighters from custody in Syria. Foreign Minister Marise Payne was commenting in the Australian Senate after hundreds of...

World War II vet receives French Legion of Honor medal

Oct. 13, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The young boys who didn't come back are the real heroes of World War II. That's how Albuquerque resident John Rumancik feels about his service in the effort to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany's grip more than seven decades ago. But the French government believes Rumancik and...

The Latest: Turkey says troops captured Syrian border town

Oct. 12, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters (all times local): 11:25 p.m. France is halting exports of any arms to Turkey that could be used in its offensive against Kurds in Syria, and wants an immediate meeting of the U.S.-led...

France joins Cyprus for naval maneuvers amid gas dispute

Oct. 12, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — France and Cyprus are conducting naval maneuvers off Cyprus as the east Mediterranean island nation is embroiled in a tense dispute with Turkey over offshore gas drilling. Two French frigates heading to Syria plan to take part in "routine" exercises in Cypriot waters this weekend, a...

Broken angels: Inside the lab working to restore Notre Dame

Oct. 11, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CHAMPS-SUR-MARNE, France (AP) — The golden angel once glimmered majestically from Notre Dame's vault. Now, with a broken nose, chipped gold-leaf and a smashed bust, it stares up blankly at a warehouse roof in the outskirts of Paris where blackened fragments of the famed cathedral's stained glass mingle...

EU, UK extend talks, push harder to avoid a no-deal Brexit

Oct. 11, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that talks with the U.K. to find an amicable divorce deal were back on track, despite huge challenges and a looming end-of-month deadline for Britain to leave the bloc. EU Council President Donald Tusk said he has "received promising signals" from Irish Prime...