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Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators that can explode with ...

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

By RIAZ KHAN and ABDUL SATTAR, Associated Press PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — At least 40 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Friday in four separate bomb and gun attacks in three major Pakistani cities, officials said. A suicide bomber was involved in the first car bombing near the ...

Hungary: Lawmakers pass billboard law, opposition cries foul

By PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lawmakers from Hungary's governing parties on Friday approved legislation on political advertising which opposition parties say will limit their billboard campaigns while increasing the government's publicity advantage. The new ...

Slain Venezuela protester a son of former Maduro supervisor

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest youth to die during Venezuela's crackdown on anti-government protests has a connection to President Nicolas Maduro: His father was once the socialist leader's supervisor. David Vallenilla told Blu Radio in Colombia on Friday he'd been Maduro's supervisor ...

China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees’ return

BEIRUT (AP) — China's Foreign Minister called for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis on Friday, saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made his comments in Beirut during a ...

Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief said Friday. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press that Malaysian Mahmud bin ...

UN chief to lobby Congress Tuesday against UN financing cuts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to Washington on Tuesday to press Congress not to accept the deep cuts in U.S. funding for the United Nations proposed by the Trump administration, which he said "would create an unsolvable problem to the management of ...

Jewish groups critical of Hungarian praise for Hitler ally

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The World Jewish Congress and the leading Jewish group in Hungary are both objecting to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's praise for Miklos Horthy, a leader who allied Hungary with Nazi Germany. WJC President Ronald Lauder said Friday that Horthy's anti-Jewish ...

Raging forest fire kills 61 in Portugal; many as they fled

By HELENA ALVES and ARMANDO FRANCA, Associated Press PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal (AP) — A raging forest fire in central Portugal sent flames sweeping over roads, killing at least 61 people, many of them trapped in their cars as they tried to flee, officials said Sunday. The country's prime ...

Rout by Macron’s party in French parliamentary election vote

By ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Voters gave President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling party a solid victory in parliamentary elections Sunday, handing the upstart centrist a strong mandate to overhaul the country's labor laws, among the most sensitive issues for the ...

UK: Banned building materials suspected in London fire

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at ...

Suspected jihadists attack resort outside Mali’s capital

By BABA AHMED, Associated Press BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Suspected jihadists launched an attack Sunday on a hotel resort in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. The number of casualties was unclear in the assault, which continued through the ...

Iraq: Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced

By BALINT SZLANKO and SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press HASSAN SHAM U2 CAMP, Iraq (AP) — A mass food poisoning at a camp for the displaced near the northern city of Mosul killed at least two people and sickened over 700, Iraq's health minister said Tuesday, becoming the latest battleground ...

UK leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister has begun talks with a Northern Ireland-based party Tuesday to see if they can create an alliance to push through the Conservative Party's agenda after a disastrous snap election left her short of a majority in ...

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew back to Pyongyang on Tuesday for the first time in Donald Trump's presidency. He said he is "just trying to open a door" on ...

Cuba hardliners, US defenders battle over new Trump policy

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's best friends in the U.S. used to be a smattering of Washington policy wonks and leftists who sent donated school buses and computers to the communist-led island. Five months into the Trump administration, Cuba ...

UK police make new arrest in London Bridge attack inquiry

LONDON (AP) — London police have made a new arrest in their investigation of the London Bridge terrorist attack. Police said late Sunday night that a 19-year-old man had been arrested in the east London neighborhood of Barking. He is being detained on suspicion of violating the Terrorism ...

Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Senior members of British Prime Minister Theresa May's government rallied to her defense Monday amid doubts about whether she will remain in power following a disastrous election result. As the Conservative Party digested the loss of its ...

Philippine flag raised on Independence Day in war-torn city

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos marked their country's Independence Day by raising the national flag Monday in a southern city where troops pressed assaults to quell a three-week siege by Islamic State group-aligned militants that has left 270 combatants and civilians dead. Many were ...

4 Syrians brothers face terrorism charges in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they've arrested four Syrian brothers on terrorism charges for allegedly fighting for an extremist group in their homeland five years ago. Mustafa K., 41, Abdullah K., 39, Sultan K., 44, and Ahmed K., 51, whose last names weren't released according to ...