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Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

By CHRISTINA LARSON, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation ...

Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza cease-fire deal

By ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman abruptly resigned his post Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli political scene and seemed likely to bring about early ...

Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays

By ANNABELLE LIANG and ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Leaders of Southeast Asian nations have again pushed back an agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal amid a whirlwind of diplomacy Wednesday at their annual summit. In convening talks among the leaders of countries ...

Architects, activists slam Jerusalem Old City cable car plan

By ISABEL DEBRE, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's historic Old City has united architects and Palestinian activists in opposition to a project they say is both an eyesore and a ploy to entrench Israeli control over the city's contested ...

Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone. At a weekend commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the president who proudly declares himself a "nationalist" ...

Training kids to kill at Ukrainian nationalist camp

By YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don't think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill. Most are in ...

Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion

By FARES AKRAM and JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire ...

Leaders meet in Italy to find settlement in Libya

By PAOLO SANTALUCIA, Associated Press PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Representatives of Libya's quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation were attending a conference in Sicily Monday aimed at finding a political settlement to bolster the fight against Islamic ...

Options limited, North Korea lit by flashlights, creaky grid

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — More than 20 years after his father almost bargained them away for a pair of nuclear reactors, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has his nuclear weapons — and a nation still plagued by chronic blackouts. Even on the clearest ...

Unknown British soldier buried before WWI 100th anniversary

YPRES, Belgium (AP) — British authorities have given an unknown soldier who died during World War I a full military burial, just days before ceremonies marking the centenary of the end of World War I. Sunlight filtered through the autumn leaves as the British honor guard carried a lone ...