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US Navy seizes 1,000 smuggled rifles off war-torn Yemen

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military said early Friday it seized over 1,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles being smuggled by small ships in the Gulf of Aden amid the ongoing war in nearby Yemen. The seizure by the guided-missile destroyer USS ...

El Salvador: 3 kids separated in US were abused at shelters

By MARCOS ALEMAN, Associated Press SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Three minors from El Salvador separated from their parents after crossing the U.S. border were sexually abused in shelters in Arizona, Salvadoran officials said Thursday. Liduvina Magarin, deputy foreign relations minister ...

New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry for speaking tour

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities said on Friday that convicted secrets leaker Chelsea Manning can enter the country for a speaking tour, a day after tour organizers said she couldn't enter Australia. Manning was convicted and sentenced ...

AP sources: Lawyer was told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump "over a barrel," according to multiple people familiar with the ...

Pope on McCarrick claims: “I won’t say a word about it.”

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore ...

In familiar dance, Turkey warms to Russia as US ties unravel

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — Relations between Turkey and Russia are cozy, prompting worries in the West of a potentially critical rift in the NATO alliance. But Turkey's president may be engaged in a balancing act, tactically turning to Russia as ties with the ...

Ugandan pop star, government critic Bobi Wine free on bail

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star-turned-government critic Bobi Wine was freed on bail Monday. The 36-year-old lawmaker, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has been in detention since Aug. 14. Ssentamu was released by a judge in the northern ...

For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

By JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the "unification" flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North ...

Britain: Bodies of 2 missing fishermen found in North Sea

LONDON (AP) — British authorities say a search in the North Sea for two missing fishermen has ended with the discovery of their bodies. A coastguard helicopter spotted the bodies on Sunday near the wreckage of the men's boat, which sank Saturday about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of ...

Pope apologizes for ‘crimes’ against Irish women, babies

By NICOLE WINFIELD and PIETRO DE CRISTOFARO, Associated Press DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the "crimes" of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials didn't respond with compassion, truth or justice to the many children and women who were ...