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Typhoon lashes south China after killing 36 in Philippines

By VINCENT YU and JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 36 people dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide. More than 2.4 ...

Gunmen wearing mariachi garb kill 5, wound 8 in Mexico City

By AMY GUTHRIE, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans heading into the weekend's Independence Day celebrations were jolted by a brazen shooting by men dressed as mariachi musicians who killed five people and wounded eight in Garibaldi Plaza, an iconic square in the capital where the ...

UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit ‘irritating’

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she gets "irritated" by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations. She told the BBC in an interview scheduled to be broadcast Monday that she is concerned for the ...

Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The shine is starting to come off South Korean President Moon Jae-in's engagement strategy with the North. The liberal politician, who reversed nearly a decade of conservative hard-line policy toward North Korea after his election ...

Israeli lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US envoy over aide scandal

By ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — An opposition Israeli lawmaker on Sunday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to the United States for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide, ballooning an already ...

Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

ALBERT AJI, Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria held its first municipal elections since 2011 on Sunday, amid tensions with the country's self-administered Kurdish region, which refused to allow polls. Turnout was modest at stations in the Syrian capital and candidates aligned ...

Kosovo Albanians block roads during Serbia president visit

By RADUL RADOVANOVIC, Associated Press MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo Albanians on Sunday blocked roads and burned tires on a planned route by Serbia's president in the former Serbian province, further fueling tensions between the two Balkan foes. During his two-day trip, President ...

Sweden votes in election amid heated debate on immigration

By PIETRO DECRISTOFARO and JARI TANNER, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden went to the polls Sunday in a general election that is expected to be one of the most unpredictable and thrilling races in the Scandinavian country for decades amid heated debate on immigration. The election ...

Boris Johnson’s Brexit ‘suicide vest’ comment sparks furor

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for Brexit to putting the country's constitution in a "suicide vest" and handing the detonator to the European Union — remarks that drew ...

China’s trade surplus with US hits record $31 billion

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China's trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to President Donald Trump's battle with Beijing over industrial policy. Exports ...