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US abruptly endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty in big shift

Mar. 21, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election....

Venezuelan opposition aide is seized, US and allies protest

Mar. 21, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide was taken away in the middle of the night by masked intelligence agents who broke down his door early Thursday, drawing condemnation from the United States and other countries pushing to oust President Nicolas Maduro. Washington...

The Latest: Israel PM hails Trump's Golan 'miracle'

Mar. 21, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Israel (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Israel's prime minister has praised President Donald Trump's recognition of its control over the Golan Heights as a holiday "miracle." Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Trump's declaration is of "equal historical...

New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns after mosque attacks

Mar. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The government of New Zealand announced a ban on "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch that killed 50 people. An immediate sales ban went...

Analysis: Victory over Islamic State may be short-lived

Mar. 21, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a campaign that spanned five years and two U.S. presidencies, unleashed more than 100,000 bombs and killed untold numbers of civilians, the U.S. military engineered the destruction of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed empire in Iraq and Syria. That's a military success, but not...

Germany questions ex-Stasi agents on Lockerbie plane bombing

Mar. 21, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Berlin and the neighboring German state of Brandenburg are interviewing former members of East Germany's secret police about the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing, according to officials and media reports. All 259 people on board and 11 people on the ground were killed when Pan Am...

Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration

Mar. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Krzysztof Szczerski, an aide to the Polish president, said Wednesday in comments carried by the Polish news agency PAP that Russia...

The Latest: Austria says NZ attack suspect visited there

Mar. 21, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 2 a.m. Authorities in Austria say the alleged Christchurch mosque gunman visited the country, but are declining to provide further details. Interior Ministry spokesman Christoph Poelzl said Thursday an...

Bombs target Afghan Shiites marking new year, killing 6

Mar. 21, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A string of bombs exploded near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in the Afghan capital on Thursday as people gathered to mark Nowruz, the Persian new year, leaving six people dead and as many as 20 wounded, Afghan officials said. The police's initial investigation indicated that three...

Pompeo heads to Lebanon, where Hezbollah is at peak strength

Mar. 21, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes to use his first visit to Lebanon this week to step up pressure on Iran and its local ally, Hezbollah. But he could face resistance even from America's local allies, who fear that pushing too hard could spark a backlash and endanger the tiny country's...