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Germany extends anti-Islamic State mission in Iraq by 1 year

Sep. 18, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet has approved extending Germany's military participation in an international coalition against the Islamic State group. Merkel spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said Wednesday the Cabinet extended the Bundeswehr's training of local Iraqi forces until Oct. 31, 2020. A...

The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored

Sep. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 10 p.m. Saudi Arabia's energy minister says 50% of the production cut by the attack on its oil processing plant has been restored. Prince...

6 reported dead after tourist boat capsized off Senegal

Sep. 17, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Six Senegalese have died after a boat capsized in a storm during an excursion to a tiny island off the coast of Senegal's capital, a private radio station said Tuesday. Thirty-five people were rescued after the storm on Monday evening, including 24 Senegalese, six French, two Germans,...

Berlin police: In 3 months of e-scooters, 74 accidents

Sep. 17, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say in the three months since popular electric scooters have been allowed in the German capital, they've seen 74 accidents, 65 cases of drunken driving and 233 traffic violations. Police said Tuesday spot checks of scooter drivers in the evening hours show they are "frequently...

Jordan's king: Israel annexing settlements would be disaster

Sep. 17, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II says if Israel goes ahead with the idea of annexing all the settlements in the West Bank it would be a "disaster" for attempts to find any two-state solution with the Palestinians. Speaking after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, Abdullah said he...

EU parliament endorses Lagarde as new central bank head

Sep. 17, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Parliament has endorsed the nomination of Christine Lagarde to serve an eight-year term as the next president of the European Central Bank. The non-binding vote Tuesday in Strasburg, France, was 394 in favor and 206 against, with 49 abstentions. Lagarde, 63, was...

Wheelchair-bound Libyan migrant assaulted in German city

Sep. 17, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in the eastern German city of Chemnitz say they're investigating an attack on a wheelchair-bound Libyan migrant as a possible far-right hate crime. Chemnitz police spokesman Andrzej Rydzik said Tuesday the 31-year-old was set upon by a group of people Saturday night, including one who...

Today in History

Sep. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2019. There are 105 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1987, the city of Philadelphia, birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, threw a big party to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic document; in a speech at...

In leaderless Hong Kong movement, Joshua Wong just 1 voice

Sep. 16, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Overseas, Joshua Wong has emerged as a prominent face of Hong Kong's months-long protests for full democracy. At home, he is just another protester. The 22-year-old activist, who rose to fame as a leader of democracy protests five years ago, speaks to a U.S. congressional committee on...

Big global climate protests on Friday get union support

Sep. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support for faster action to fight climate change. Organizers said Monday that more than 800 events were planned in the...