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UN food agency boss warns of migrant crisis

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The head of the United Nations food agency warned Monday that the relocation of Islamic State group members from the Middle East to Africa could trigger a massive new European migrant crisis. David Beasley, executive director of ...

Peru president undone by corruption scandals he vowed to end

By FRANKLIN BRICENO and JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) — He took office in 2016 as a political outsider boasting that his strong business credentials would buoy Peru's economy while sweeping away endemic corruption. But with his offer of resignation, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski ...

UK’s May seeks united EU against Russia over spy poisoning

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to rally European Union leaders into a unified stance Thursday against Russia, saying the poisoning of a former spy on English soil shows that Moscow poses a long-term threat to the ...

Lone Nigerian captive refused to convert for Boko Haram

By SAM OLUKOYA and BASHIR ADIGUN, Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates said Thursday her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom and told to convert to ...

Trump signs order punishing China on trade

By PAUL WISEMAN and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an order Thursday that paves the way for imposing tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish Beijing for what he said is the theft of American technology and Chinese ...

Syrian rebels begin evacuating town in Ghouta enclave

By PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian opposition fighters and their relatives began evacuating a key besieged town in eastern Ghouta on Thursday, marking the first such rebel surrender from the bombed-out region east of Damascus. The departure of opposition ...

Sealed and delivered: Royal wedding invitations dispatched

LONDON (AP) — Time to check that mailbox. Kensington Palace said Thursday that invitations for the wedding between Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle have been dispatched. Some 600 people have been invited to the May 19 nuptials at noon at St. George's Chapel at Windsor ...

Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader

By JIM HEINTZ and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success." There had been no ...

Putin calls UK accusations over ex-spy poisoning ‘nonsense’

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dismissed British accusations of Russia's involvement in an ex-spy's poisoning as "nonsense," but added that Moscow is ready to cooperate with London in the investigation. In ...

Turkey-backed forces capture Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY and SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish military and allied Syrian forces marched into the center of the northern Syrian town of Afrin Sunday, raising their flags and shooting in the air in celebration nearly two months after launching their offensive ...