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Cardinal Angelo Sodano, powerful Vatican prelate, dies at 94

May. 28, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a once-powerful Italian prelate who long served as the Vatican’s No. 2 official but whose legacy was tarnished by his support for the pedophile founder of an influential religious order, has died. He was 94. The Vatican in its Saturday...

Algerian dissidents: Victims of crackdown, or outlaws?

May. 28, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Mohamed Benhalima looks wary and frightened as he is led off a plane at Algiers airport, handcuffed with a security officer’s arm wrapped around him. A team from Algeria’s Rapid Intervention Force then puts him in their vehicle and whisks him to an unknown destination. ...

War surges Norway's oil, gas profit. Now, it's urged to help

May. 28, 2022 05:55 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Europe’s frantic search for alternatives to Russian energy has dramatically increased the demand — and price — for Norway's oil and gas. As the money pours in, Europe's second-biggest natural gas supplier is fending off accusations that it's...

UN experts: Libya's security threatened by foreign fighters

May. 28, 2022 04:52 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya faces a serious security threat from foreign fighters and private military companies, especially Russia’s Wagner Group which has violated international law, U.N. experts said in a report obtained by The Associated Press. The experts also accused seven...

China's foreign minister visits Samoa to deepen Pacific ties

May. 28, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister met with the leaders of Samoa on Saturday on the third stop of an island-hopping tour aimed at deepening China's ties with Pacific nations. The two sides signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement, a handover certificate for an...

Japan terrorist group founder freed after serving time

May. 28, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Fusako Shigenobu, who co-founded the terrorist group Japanese Red Army, was released from prison Saturday after serving a 20-year sentence, and apologized for hurting innocent people. “I feel strongly that I have finally come out alive,” she said, welcomed by her...

Russia and China block UN statement on Myanmar crisis

May. 27, 2022 23:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia blocked the U.N. Security Council from issuing a statement Friday expressing concern at the violence and serious humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the “limited progress” on implementing a regional plan to restore peace to the strife-torn Southeast...

Live updates | Communist deputy demands Russian withdrawal

May. 27, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

Breaking with the party line in a rare show of opposition to his country’s war in Ukraine, a Communist Party legislative deputy in Russia’s Far East demanded an end to the military operation and withdrawal of Russian forces. “We understand that if our country doesn’t stop the...

Lieberman ends Democratic campaign for Arizona governor

May. 27, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Aaron Lieberman ended his campaign for Arizona governor Friday, saying there's no viable path to victory. Lieberman, a former state lawmaker from Paradise Valley, struggled to gain traction against the Democratic front-runner, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs,...

Iran seizes 2 Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise

May. 27, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers Friday in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf, officials said. The action appeared to be retaliation for Athens' assistance in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged...