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Investigation team to announce progress in MH17 probe

Jun. 19, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators building a criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is set to announce progress in the probe Wednesday, nearly five years after the plane was blown out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern...

Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visit

Jun. 19, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea for moving in the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in an essay published in both countries' official media Wednesday on the eve of Xi's visit to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong...

RFK Jr. to help mark 50 years since river caught fire

Jun. 19, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will help wrap up nearly a week's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the famous 1969 Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) River fire in Ohio. Kennedy's scheduled remarks Sunday come as part of Cleveland's celebration of environmental science and sustainability half a century...

Was dead militant war casualty or Navy SEAL's murder victim?

Jun. 19, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Photos displayed at a military court martial show a decorated Navy SEAL holding up the head of a dead Islamic State fighter by the hair while clenching a knife in his other hand. A jury hearing testimony Wednesday will have to decide if it was a snapshot in poor taste of an enemy who died...

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015

Jun. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A database tracking violence says at least 91,600 people have been killed in Yemen's civil war, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of fighting in 2015. The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project said Wednesday that the Saudi-led coalition...

El Salvador's new president vows reparations for massacre

Jun. 18, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's recently inaugurated president on Tuesday promised to comply with reparations ordered by an international court for relatives of the victims of the El Mozote massacre, one of the bloodiest chapters of the country's 1980-1992 civil war. Some 978 residents of...

California governor calls Native American treatment genocide

Jun. 18, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom formally apologized Tuesday and pushed the state to reckon with California's dark history of violence, mistreatment and neglect of Native Americans, saying it amounted to genocide. The Democratic governor met with tribal leaders at the future site of the...

Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged about killing captive in Iraq

Jun. 18, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL stabbed to death a wounded and captive teenage Islamic State fighter in Iraq and then bragged about it, a military prosecutor told jurors Tuesday during opening statements in a politically charged court-martial. Lt. Brian John projected photos of the dead prisoner in...

US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought

Jun. 18, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any attack. "We have a lot of things going with Iran," Trump told reporters as he left the...

UN aid chief says 'humanitarian disaster' unfolding in Idlib

Jun. 18, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief declared Tuesday that "a humanitarian disaster" is unfolding in Syria's last rebel-held territory where Bashar Assad's forces have launched an offensive, ending a cease-fire negotiated by Turkey and Russia in September. Mark Lowcock told the Security...