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France’s Macron: EU must reform to fight rising nationalism

By SYLVIE CORBET and JEAN-FRANCOIS BADIAS, Associated Press STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday urged the European Union to reform itself to offer better protection for its citizens in a world troubled by wars and authoritarian regimes. The 40-year-old ...

Trump to host Japan’s Abe amid strain over N. Korea, tariffs

By JILL COLVIN and MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will play host to Japan's Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago this week amid growing strain between the two countries over the president's planned meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un ...

Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site

By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press DOUMA, Syria (AP) — Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and ...

US, UK say Russia targets internet hardware for espionage

By FRANK BAJAK, AP Technology Writer Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on ...

False alarm, not outside attack, sets off Syria air defenses

By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — A false alarm set off Syrian air defense systems early on Tuesday, the military said, denying earlier reports of an "outside aggression" and incoming airstrikes and underscoring the chaotic nature of the multiple actors in Syria's theater of ...

UK’s May to face angry lawmakers over Syria airstrikes

By JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face restive lawmakers on Monday to justify her decision to launch airstrikes against Syria without a vote in Parliament. The UK debate comes as the European Union's foreign ministers ...

Russia says UN delaying fact-finding mission visit in Syria

By SARAH EL DEEB and NATALIYA VASILEYVA, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat said on Monday that the mission from the international chemical weapons watchdog cannot access the site of an alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital without an appropriate U.N. ...

Archaeologists find silver treasure on German Baltic island

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish King Harald Gormsson have been found on the eastern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea. A single silver coin was first found in ...

Djukanovic vows EU path after sweeping Montenegro vote

By PREDRAG MILIC, Associated Press PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's ruling party leader Milo Djukanovic swept a presidential election on Sunday, preliminary results showed, and he pledged to keep the small Balkan country firmly on a European path after it joined NATO last year in ...

US to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria’s Assad

By HOPE YEN and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad to continue using chemical weapons. The ambassador to the U.N. ...