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Thursday 09/19/2019
Iran envoy: 'All-out war' to result if hit for Saudi attack
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 7:15 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets.

The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 7:06 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Fendi lets sun shine on post-Lagerfeld era, glancing back
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:46 pm

MILAN (AP) — A naïve streak is running through the collections on preview during Milan Fashion Week — with a return to simpler times, yesteryear prints and patterns and unfussy silhouettes.

Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:46 pm

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan early Thursday morning, killing 20 people and wounding 97 others, according to the province's governor, while a deadly drone strike in the country's east was blamed on U.S. forces.

Canada's Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:45 pm

TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a photo of him in brownface at a costume party two decades ago.

Cat burglar: Black panther caught prowling French rooftops
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:15 pm

PARIS (AP) — Emergency workers caught an unusual prowler lurking around rooftops in northern France: a black panther.

In Israel, calls for unity reveal deep divisions after vote
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 12:44 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, on Thursday each called for the formation of a unity government following Israel's inconclusive national election. But with both men demanding to be prime minister, there were no signs they could break the deadlock.

UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:03 pm

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country's former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark legal challenge to the suspension wrapped up Thursday at the U.K. Supreme Court.

AP Exclusive: US helping Venezuela's Guaido track stolen art
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:03 pm

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. officials are investigating the suspected looting of valuable European and Latin American artwork they believe is being quietly plundered by Venezuelan government insiders as Nicolas Maduro struggles to maintain his grip on power.

Correction: Bolivia-Tiwanaku Vessels story
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 8:39 am

TIWANAKU, Bolivia (AP) — In a story Sept. 18 about pre-Hispanic artifacts found in Bolivia, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they were more than 400 years old. They were more than 1,400 years old.

Indonesia sports minister resigns over corruption allegation
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 8:31 am

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's sports minister resigned Thursday after being accused of stealing 26.5 billion rupiah ($1.8 million) in public money.

FIFA boss hopeful Iran will lift ban on women soccer fans
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:46 am

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has raised hopes that Iran will lift a ban on women entering soccer stadiums before a World Cup qualifying game next month.

Dutch soccer player Kelvin Maynard killed in Amsterdam
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:15 am

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say that a man killed in an overnight shooting was former professional soccer player Kelvin Maynard.

UN chief rejects claim he didn't condemn China over Muslims
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:45 am

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly rejected claims by five human rights groups that he hasn't condemned the Chinese government's detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region, saying he has spoken out forcefully.

UN faces rival cease-fire resolutions in Syrian rebel area
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:31 am

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is facing rival resolutions calling for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel stronghold in Idlib, "to avoid a further deterioration of the already catastrophic humanitarian situation."

Wednesday 09/18/2019
US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:01 am

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran."

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:03 am

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob.

Asian shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut rates
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 11:31 pm

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S. trade conflicts.

'A dumb thing to do': Trudeau apologizes for brownface
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:16 pm

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said "it was a dumb thing to do."

The Latest: UN chief: Experts on way to probe Saudi attacks
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 6:31 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Milan: Less is more at Prada, Arbesser keeps it personal
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:38 pm

MILAN (AP) — Sustainability is coming into even sharper focus at Milan Fashion Week.

Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:17 pm

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as his plan to leave the EU in just over six weeks faced hurdles on both sides of the Channel.

'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 4:46 pm

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?"

Analysts: Weapons in Saudi attack similar to Iranian ones
Posted: September 18, 2019 - 2:54 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A cruise missile and drone fragments that Saudi Arabia says it recovered from an attack on its oil industry bear similarities to Iranian-manufactured weapons, though more information is needed to make a definitive link, analysts told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu's political future in doubt
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:32 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly in doubt.

3 dead as speedboat trying to set record crashes off Venice
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 2:16 pm

ROME (AP) — Three sportsmen trying to set a new speedboat record were killed when their vessel crashed into a breakwater offshore the lagoon city of Venice and flipped over, firefighters said Wednesday.

Iran suspended from world judo over Israel boycott policy
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 12:45 pm

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran has been suspended from international judo competitions because it boycotts bouts with Israeli athletes.

Migrants say they face danger before court in Texas tents
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 12:46 pm

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and included a moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing back into America.

Paris tests new bubble-shaped water taxi
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 12:02 pm

PARIS (AP) — Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River.

Israel's Arabs poised to gain new voice after tight election
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:16 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Arab coalition appears poised to emerge as the main opposition bloc following Tuesday's election, a historic first that would grant a new platform to a long-marginalized minority.

BA pilots call off planned 24-hour strike, urge 'cool heads'
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:00 am

LONDON (AP) — British Airways pilots have called off a planned 24-hour strike in their dispute with the airline over pay.

AP Photos: Night fishing in moonlit sea in eerie silence
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:47 pm

STEWART TOWN, Jamaica (AP) — The warm tropical air gently pushes waves against the concrete steps leading down a cliff and into the ocean — the jumping-off point tonight for night spearfishermen in the small village of Stewart Town on Jamaica's north shore.

Olesen stays suspended from European Tour amid assault case
Posted: September 18, 2019 - 8:20 am

LONDON (AP) — Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen will remain suspended from the European Tour until at least December after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft.

Stocks mixed ahead of Fed, oil dips on Saudi output recovery
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:45 am

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were little changed Wednesday as investors watched for a U.S. Federal Reserve decision on a possible interest rate cut and as oil prices eased on hopes for a quick recovery in Saudi oil supplies.

Cries in the night: Life in the limbo of a Mexican shelter
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:16 pm

JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob.

Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat diet
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:16 am

NEW DELHI (AP) — Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals.

Gamble pays off for Lieberman, who becomes Israeli kingmaker
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 6:45 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — The veteran Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman took the political gamble of his life when he spurned his mentor, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and forced an unprecedented repeat election. As results began rolling in from Tuesday's vote, it appeared to have paid off.

A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:01 am

BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing.

Samoa's tattooed rugby players to cover up at times in Japan
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 2:00 am

YAMAGATA, Japan (AP) — Samoan rugby players will wear skin suits to cover their traditional tattoos during some training sessions at the World Cup in order not to offend their Japanese hosts.

Netanyahu, rightist allies appear to fall short of majority
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:03 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his natural religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, partial results indicated, setting the stage for a period of coalition negotiations that could threaten his political future and even clear the way for him to be tried on corruption charges.

Tuesday 09/17/2019
Uncertainty over South Korea's World Cup visit to Pyongyang
Posted: September 17, 2019 - 8:48 pm

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's soccer association is unsure whether its World Cup qualifier against North Korea next month will take place in Pyongyang or on a neutral ground.

The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 8:15 pm

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):

The Latest: Netanyahu says he'll seek 'Zionist' government
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 8:15 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local):

Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica's reefs, piece by piece
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 8:02 pm

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That's where he's headed.

Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 6:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the "maximum pressure" U.S. economic campaign against Iran.

The Latest: Official says at least 22 killed in Kabul attack
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 2:33 pm

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):

Benetton makes a splash on the eve of Milan Fashion Week
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 1:16 pm

MILAN (AP) — Benetton has long made waves off the runway with its provocative advertising campaigns. But the storied family-owned knitwear brand is seeking to make waves inside the world of Italian fashion under the artistic guidance of French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.

High drama at UK Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case
Posted: September 17, 2019 - 12:03 pm

LONDON (AP) — The British government and its opponents faced off Tuesday at the U.K. Supreme Court in a high-stakes legal drama over Brexit that will determine whether new Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament at a crucial time ahead of Britain's impending departure from the European Union.

AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 11:16 am

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues as to who launched them.

Greek island ferry crews to launch 24-hour strike Sept. 24
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 10:46 am

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ferry services to Greek popular island destinations face severe disruptions next week due to a strike called by the country's powerful seamen's union.

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