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US-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military base

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces fought their way Thursday into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, taking control of the runway amid ...

North Korea calls Malaysian investigation ‘full of holes’

By EILEEN NG and HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After more than a week of silence in its state-controlled media, North Korea on Thursday slammed the investigation into the death of one of its citizens in Kuala Lumpur, saying Malaysia's probe is full of "holes ...

UN-sponsored Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 months

By DOMINIQUE SOGUEL and JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resumed in Geneva on Thursday, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country. The talks come as Turkish troops and Syrian ...

Somalia’s new president appoints prime minister

By ABDI GULED, Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister, shortly before departing to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since his inauguration. Somali-born Norwegian ...

16 rebels killed in fighting with army in Congo’s east

By AL-HADJI KUDRA MALIRO, Associated Press BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's army has killed at least 16 former members of a rebel group after they re-entered the country's east, the military's spokesman said Thursday. Fighting near Rutshuru began Wednesday and by Thursday the army had captured 68 ...

US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between ...

Riot in Stockholm suburb after drug suspect is arrested

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. The clashes started late Monday when a police car arrested a suspect and people started ...

Kremlin stays mum on new US national security adviser

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin refrained from comment Tuesday on the appointment of the new U.S. national security adviser, but one lawmaker said he was likely to take a hawkish stance toward Russia. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster was named to the job Monday ...

Pinpointing cause of death for NK’s Kim Jong Nam may be hard

By EILEEN NG and MARGIE MASON, Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Determining whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport is proving difficult for Malaysian officials, who said Tuesday that autopsy results are so far inconclusive. More than a ...

Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, ...