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US threatens more sanctions, keeping alive Turkish crisis

By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis that is threatening the economic stability of the NATO country. Turkey's lira fell once again after the trade ...

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

By RYAN NAKASHIMA, Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letter calls on executives to review ethics and transparency ...

Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October but Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said ...

Crash outside parliament in London treated as terrorism

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of vehicle-based attacks in the ...

Highway bridge collapses in Italy, cars plunge 260 feet

By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — A bridge on a main highway between Italy and France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 262 feet into a heap of rubble below. Amalia Tedeschi, a firefighter, told RAI state ...

Turkey’s Erdogan vows US boycott, but diplomats resume talks

By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Tuesday that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however, diplomats ...

Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse was ordered by an Australian court Tuesday to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone on Tuesday ordered former Adelaide ...

Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

By RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban overran a base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers, even as Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern provincial capital of Ghazni on Tuesday, trying to flush ...

Swedish leader voices anger after dozens of cars are burned

By JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Masked youths torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who denounced an "extremely organized" night of vandalism. Police spokesman Hans Lippens said ...

Shooting in Canadian city leaves 4 dead, including 2 police

By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — A shooting in a small Canadian city Friday that left four people dead, including two police officers who were responding to a call of shots fired, struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled in recent months by several instances of mass ...