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Spain rescues 334 migrants from Mediterranean, finds 4 dead

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service has saved 334 migrants and recovered four bodies from boats it intercepted trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The rescue service says its patrol craft reached nine different boats carrying migrants that had left from ...

Poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews

JERUSALEM (AP) — An opinion poll published Sunday shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews, particularly in relation to President Donald Trump, highlighting the growing rift between the world's two largest Jewish communities. The survey of the American Jewish Committee showed ...

Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme

By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press CHESSY, France (AP) — Helicopters, concept cars and SWAT teams shrouded in smoke heralded the launch of the first Avengers-themed season at Disneyland Paris following the announcement of plans for a $2.5 billion park expansion that will feature Marvel ...

Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

By ZEKE MILLER and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday. The historic meeting will be held at the ...

Obama-era license aimed to let Iran convert money in dollars

By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and ...

At Guatemala volcano, caution as rescue efforts resume

By MARK STEVENSON and SONIA PEREZ D., Associated Press EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — Authorities cautiously resumed search and rescue operations Wednesday in towns and villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, with time quickly running out to find any ...

Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most ...

North Korean military may benefit from Kim’s charm offensive

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — While raising hopes for denuclearization and a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's newly found focus on diplomacy comes with an ironic flipside: It could be a godsend for his generals. Kim's thinking ...

EU to impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports from July

By LORNE COOK, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday announced it will start imposing duties from July on a list of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe. "The new duties start ...

Man with knife, officer wounded in Berlin cathedral shooting

By MICHAEL SOHN, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police shot and wounded a 53-year-old Austrian man who yelled and waved a knife inside the cathedral in the center of the German capital Sunday, a police spokesman said. There was no immediate indication the man's reported actions were ...

China warns US trade deals are off if tariffs go ahead

By JOE McDONALD and PAUL WISEMAN, AP Business Writers BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday it wouldn't step up its purchases of American products if President Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to tax billions of dollars' worth of Chinese imports. White House advisers insisted on ...

A dream of uniting UK soccer fans swerves to the far right

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — John Meighan had a dream. A property manager and fan of the soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, he envisioned a group bringing together working-class people who felt excluded from political influence — to stand up in opposition, not to Muslims or ...

Preliminary results put right-wing party ahead in Slovenia

By ALI ZERDIN, Associated Press LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A right-wing opposition party led by a former Slovenian prime minister won the most votes in Slovenia's parliamentary election Sunday, but not enough to form a government on its own, according to preliminary results. The State ...

UK remembers London Bridge attack victims on 1st anniversary

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors, victims' families and emergency workers at a memorial service Sunday to mark a year since a deadly vehicle-and-knife attack brought terror to London Bridge on a warm Saturday night. Eight ...

At least 46 migrants drown off Tunisia; 9 killed off Turkey

MADRID (AP) — A boat carrying migrants toward Europe sank off the coast of Tunisia and at least 46 people drowned, though dozens more could be missing, the North African nation's defense ministry said Sunday. The ministry said 68 people were rescued overnight after the boat sank in the ...

Belgium shooting rampage was terrorist act, prosecutors say

By LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — The man who killed three people during a knife and shooting rampage through the Belgian city of Liege carried out an act of "terrorist murder," prosecutors said Wednesday, as authorities tried to establish whether he acted ...

Gaza’s Hamas rulers say cease-fire reached with Israel

By FARES AKRAM, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers said Wednesday they had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas official, said Egyptian mediators ...

Afghan officials say attack on ministry was repelled

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck outside the Afghan Interior Ministry on Wednesday, allowing several gunmen to pass through an outer gate where they traded fire with security forces, who eventually killed the attackers, officials said. Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, ...

Top North Korean official heads to US for pre-summit talks

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean official headed to New York on Wednesday for talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump on the future of Kim's nuclear program, in the North's highest-level ...

Ahead of summit with Kim Jong Un, Trump has lots of options

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore next month, assuming they can stay on track long enough to make it happen, they will have two very different agendas. Washington has set the bar for the summit ...