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Algerians hold anti-government protest, jump on police vans

May. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Protesters flooded the streets of Algeria for the 13th straight Friday, climbing atop police vans that were blocking the main demonstration site in the capital in a bold show of defiance. Security forces earlier fired tear gas into the crowd in Algiers to keep them out of the...

Fire, ice and fate: Endgames arrive for 'Game of Thrones'

May. 17, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When season eight of "Game of Thrones" began, The Associated Press examined the arcs of the major characters who had survived the bloody series until its final season. With Sunday's finale of the HBO show looming, here's an update on where those characters stand after an action-packed...

Historian Rick Atkinson digs deep into Revolutionary War

May. 14, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As he researched the first volume of his planned American Revolution trilogy, Rick Atkinson traveled from the battlefields of Massachusetts to London's Windsor Castle, where he looked through the papers of King George III. "I was there for a month and every day would show my badge at Henry...

Sri Lanka imposes curfew, blocks social media amid violence

May. 13, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government imposed a nationwide curfew Monday and temporarily blocked social media following a flare-up of communal violence in apparent response to last month's Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, officials said. Acting police chief C.D. Wickramaratne...

Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

May. 10, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles (130 kilometers) of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Congress was notified of the move...

Algerians march for 12th week seeking broad political change

May. 10, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Protesters filled the streets of the Algerian capital and other cities on Friday for the 12th consecutive week, and the country's army chief was the prime target of their opposition. In Algiers, people gathered by the hundreds at the landmark Grande Poste building and crowded into a...

ICC prosecutor warns Libyan combatants against war crimes

May. 8, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor warned Libya's warring parties Wednesday that her office is prepared to investigate and prosecute anyone committing war crimes or crimes against humanity. Fatou Bensouda's warning in a briefing to the Security Council followed the U.N....

Pentagon suspends war remains effort with North Korea

May. 8, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new sign of troubled relations with North Korea, the Pentagon said Wednesday it has suspended its efforts to arrange negotiations on recovering additional remains of U.S. service members killed in the North during the Korean War. In a statement Wednesday, the Pentagon's Defense...

Army training brigade prepares for new worldwide deployments

May. 8, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just months after the Army's new training brigade returned from Afghanistan, its teams are preparing for a different type of deployment that will scatter them around the world. Rather than putting all 800 soldiers in one war-torn nation, the Army is expected to begin dispatching the...

Libyan commander urges troops to press fight to take Tripoli

May. 6, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan army commander whose forces are advancing on Tripoli is rallying his fighters on in defiance of U.N. calls for a weeklong cease-fire to coincide with the start of the fasting month of Ramadan on Monday. The battle for the Libyan capital, which erupted in early April, has threatened to...