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Greek town ritually burns Judas as Orthodox celebrate Easter

By PETROS GIANNAKOURIS and DEMETRIS NELLAS, Associated Press ERMIONI, Greece (AP) — As Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, a town on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula observed the holy day by burning an effigy of Judas at sea. The ritual burning of Judas is a ...

North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear weapons program with President Donald Trump, officials said Sunday, increasing the likelihood that the ...

Trump warns Assad: ‘Big price to pay’ for fatal Syria attack

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday condemned a "mindless CHEMICAL attack" in Syria that killed women and children, called Syrian President Bashar Assad an "animal" and delivered a rare personal criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Deutsche Bank’s CEO John Cryan replaced by Christian Sewing

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank, which has been battling heavy financial losses, announced on Sunday that its chief executive officer will leave within weeks and is being replaced by a longtime executive known for his leadership skills. The bank's ...

Trump scales back US goals in Syria, leaves future to others

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is dramatically scaling back U.S. goals in Syria as he pushes for a quick military withdrawal, Trump administration officials said Wednesday, abandoning plans to stay long-term to stabilize the country and prevent ...

Brazil’s top court rules against da Silva on prison

By PETER PRENGAMAN and MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top court voted narrowly in the early hours Thursday to turn down an attempt by former President Luiz Inacio da Silva to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption conviction, a decision that will ...

China-US tariff spat: Mostly losers, but some winners too

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China's threat to raise tariffs on U.S. exports could be a disaster for American soybean farmers but a boon to their Brazilian and Argentine competitors, European aerospace companies and Japanese whiskey distillers. Regulators picked ...

US forces in Syria seen setting up new front-line positions

By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press MANBIJ, Syria (AP) — A week ago, there was just a single house where U.S. soldiers had hoisted an American flag on a hill not far from a tense front line in Syria. On Wednesday, there was a growing fortified position with a perimeter of large sand barriers ...

Russia loses vote to join spy poisoning probe; next stop UN

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog on Wednesday rejected Russia's call for a joint investigation with Britain of the nerve-agent poisonings of an ex-spy and his daughter in England. But Russia said the number of ...

Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria’s north

By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his military "won't stop" trying to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from northern Syria, as he met with the leaders of Russia and Iran for talks on trying to resolve the ...