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Iran’s Guard says ready for ‘any scenario’ amid US standoff

By AMIR VAHDAT Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and "any scenario," its chief commander said Saturday, as the country's nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil ...

Colombia says Maduro’s “brutality” must end

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" ...

Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he’s yet to close

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan ...

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change. "We ...

Hong Kong protesters, police face off in renewed clashes

By RAF WOBER Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Reporters saw at least one person arrested after violence erupted following an afternoon march by several ...

Canada’s Trudeau faces furor over brownface photo from 2001

By ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" costume party and two other similar incidents came to light. With the election a ...

Iran envoy: ‘All-out war’ to result if hit for Saudi attack

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's ...

UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country's former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark Brexit case at the U.K. Supreme Court came to a head on ...

Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island of Bermuda. But officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm caused no reported deaths. "We've made it through and everyone is safe," Premier David Burt ...

Israeli leader invites rival to join in unity government

By TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his political rival Benny Gantz to join a unity government with him and his religious allies on Thursday, an offer that was greeted coolly amid continued deadlock following this week's ...