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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s new president says he believes an international summit taking place next week will help achieve a lasting cease-fire in the country’s separatist conflict. Volodymyr Zelenskiy said late Friday ahead of talks with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Saturday a detained Princeton graduate student will be exchanged for an Iranian scientist held by the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the announcement …
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — More than 1,000 opposition demonstrators are rallying in Belarus to protest closer integration with Russia. Saturday’s protest in the Belarusian capital comes as Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is holding talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in …
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's first-ever presidential debate seems to have failed to persuade the country's pro-democracy protesters to take part in next week's election. The five candidates recited their platforms instead of sparring over ideas in the Friday night debate — and they …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister says Chinese-American Princeton scholar to be freed in exchange for US-held Iranian scientist.
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes includesa young boy silhouetted while swimming in a …
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Officials on Saturday raised the death toll from a gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia to seven. Firefighters and the town hall of the city of Presov said one person is still missing. The explosion occurred toward the top of the …
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three of this year's Nobel Prize laureates say addressing climate change is of great importance. Winners of the prizes in physics, chemistry and economics made the assessment Saturday at a news conference ahead of next week's presentation of the prizes. The remarks come as …
NEW DELHI (AP) — An alleged rape victim in northern India who was set on fire while heading to a court hearing in the case has died in a New Delhi hospital, officials said Saturday. The woman was attacked in the state of Uttar Pradesh by a group of men that included two of the five she had …
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech in …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad held on Saturday the first official talks with Afghanistan's Taliban since President Donald Trump declared a near-certain peace deal with the insurgents dead in September. The talks will initially focus on getting a Taliban …
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Floated along by barge , one of the 10-ton barriers designed to relieve Venice’s perennial flooding looks like a giant plaything: an oversized hinged yellow Lego. Central to the plan to protect the city, some or all of the 78 barriers will one day be raised when the …
PARIS (AP) — Strikes disrupted weekend travel around France Saturday as truckers blocked highways and most trains remained at a standstill because of worker anger at President Emmanuel Macron's policies. Tourists and shoppers faced shuttered subway lines around Paris and near-empty train …
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — For Anna Sergeyeva, rebuilding her life after surviving a week of captivity and torture in Ukraine was often more of a struggle. She was snatched from her apartment in May 2014, when the conflict between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine had …
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials raised on Saturday the death toll to 25 protesters killed and over 130 wounded, after a bloody night of attacks by unknown gunmen that targeted anti-government demonstrators in the capital city. The health and security officials spoke on condition of …
Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in an interview that a man who gunned down nine worshipers at an African American church in 2015 “hijacked” the ideals many connected to the Confederate battle flag. Haley told conservative political commentator and Blaze TV host Glenn Beck …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence. The utility …
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks …
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 5-year-old child left alone in a house in a remote Alaska village carried a toddler half a mile to a neighbor's home in the bitter cold wearing only socks and light clothing after the power went out, authorities said Friday. Both children suffered cold-weather …
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level …

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