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London library makes World War II war crimes searches easier

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Holocaust denial just got a little harder. The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide is making the United Nations' files on World War II war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog ...

US VP Pence warns North Korea: ‘The sword stands ready’

By KEN THOMAS and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" ...

Nation by nation, how Trump has shaken up Koreas, neighbors

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Unpredictable. Unhinged. Dangerous. Many South Koreans are using those words to describe the president of their most important ally, rather than the leader of their archrival to the North. They worry that President Donald Trump's ...

Indian officials to lose red beacon lights atop their cars

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's officialdom is set to come down a notch. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet announced Wednesday that the red beacon lights that announce the presence of a very important person on the road will be taken off the cars of all government officials starting May ...

UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday defended her decision to call an early election for June, saying it would strengthen the government's hand in negotiations to leave the European Union. May dismissed criticism of ...

Turkey’s premier warns opposition against street protests

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's opposition parties have the right to file objections to the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers, the prime minister said Wednesday, but he warned that calling for street protests was ...

Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in ...

Turkey’s premier calls on opposition to respect referendum

By SUZAN FRASER and ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister on Tuesday called on the opposition to respect the result of a referendum that will give sweeping new powers to the office of the president. Binali Yildirim made the call during an address ...

Pence: US won’t rest until N. Korea gives up nuclear weapons

By KEN THOMAS, ELAINE KURTENBACH and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. will not relent until it achieves its objective of ensuring the Korean Peninsula is free of nuclear weapons, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday while visiting Japan. After meetings with Prime ...

Britain’s prime minister to seek early election on June 8

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early general election to be held June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain's exit from the European Union. Standing outside 10 Downing Street, May ...

US defense chief says NKorea ‘recklessly tried to provoke’

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation. Mattis commented on the weekend missile launch in an interview with reporters traveling with him Tuesday ...

Spain: Police break up international child porn chat network

MADRID (AP) — Spanish officials say police have arrested 39 people in an international operation against a major network that distributed child pornography material via the popular online chat application WhatsApp. A police statement Tuesday said the network operated some 100 chat groups ...

France’s would-be presidents rally in Paris days before vote

By SYLVIE CORBET and ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — As France's unpredictable presidential campaign nears its finish with no clear front-runner, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen hope to rally big crowds in Paris with their rival visions ...

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons launched a hunger strike Monday, in what their leader behind bars called a new step in the Palestinians' "long walk to freedom." Activists said more than 1,500 of about 6,500 ...

Prince Harry shares emotional struggles after Diana’s death

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — It is an image those who saw it will never forget: Prince William and Prince Harry — just boys, really — walking silently behind their mother's cortege as the world mourned Princess Diana's death in 1997. Now Harry has revealed for the ...

Trump effect on French election: Anything is possible

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The impossible is now possible, French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said in celebration the morning after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency. But the Trump effect may not bring Le Pen the boost she had once ...

Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address

By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the "latest vile" attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily ...

Turkish voters deciding on expanding presidential power

By ELENA BECATOROS and ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — Turks were voting Sunday in a historic referendum on constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. If the "yes" vote prevails Sunday, the 18 constitutional changes will ...

Fugitive Mexican ex-Gov. Javier Duarte detained in Guatemala

By SONIA PEREZ D. and PETER ORSI, Associated Press GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The former governor of Mexico's Veracruz state who is accused of running a corruption ring that allegedly pilfered millions of dollars from state coffers was detained in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and ...

Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians are celebrating Easter across the Middle East, where many are struggling to maintain their embattled communities in the face of war, terrorism and discrimination. Thousands of worshippers flocked to Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where ...