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BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria (all times local):2:45 p.m.A Kurdish commander has formally announced the "physical defeat" of the Islamic State group and appealed for continued assistance until the full eradication of the extremist …
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):12:35 p.m.Around 100 British expats have rallied in the Spanish capital against Britain leaving the European Union.The protesters chanted slogans against Brexit and many also held up homemade signs, including "17,410,742 people need a …
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen stormed a government building in Somalia's capital after a suicide car bombing on Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy labor minister, police said, in the latest attack by Islamic extremist fighters in the Horn of Africa …
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is easing away from plans to hold a third vote on her troubled Brexit withdrawal plan as protesters gathered in central London on Saturday to demand a second referendum.The "People's Vote March" is expected to be one of the largest protest …
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian singer has been banned from performing in her home country after suggesting that it does not respect free speech.A video clip circulated online shows Sherine Abdel-Wahab, during a performance in Bahrain, saying: "Here I can say whatever I want. In Egypt, anyone who …
ROME (AP) — Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday in support of Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond.Premier Giuseppe Conte and Chinese President Xi …
PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest demonstrators gathered in Paris and other French cities for a 19th round of demonstrations as authorities issued bans on protests in certain areas and enhanced security measures in an effort to avoid a repeat of last week's riots in the capital.Authorities banned …
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on the attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):3:10 p.m.A Somali police officer says five people, including the country's deputy labor minister, have been killed in an Islamic extremist attack on a government building in the capital.Capt. Mohamed …
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia police: At least 5 people, including deputy labor minister, killed in attack by Islamic extremists.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said.Omar Zwak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, said the bombings targeted a …
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria …
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati , the embattled archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he became embroiled in the country's spiraling sex abuse and cover-up scandal.Francis on Saturday accepted Ezzati's resignation and named a temporary replacement to …
BEIRUT (AP) — The announcement of victory over the Islamic State group in Syria marks the end of the extremists' self-styled caliphate, a proto-state in which they held millions hostage to their dark and brutal vision.But IS, which traces its roots back to the bloody emergence of al-Qaida …
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of lawyers in Algeria marched in the country's capital, Algiers, to demand the departure of ailing 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the end of his term scheduled on April 28.Similar demonstrations were planned Saturday in the country's other big …
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer is expressing anger and sadness over a jury's decision to acquit, and Pittsburgh braced for protests a day after the verdict.Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged …
BEIJING (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said Saturday that he is "extremely bullish" about the global economy based on the amount of innovation underway, and urged China to continue to "open up" amid complaints from the U.S. and others that it is shutting foreign firms out of key high-tech …
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Explosion heard in Somali capital Mogadishu, scene of many deadly attacks by Islamic extremists.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Inter-American Development Bank is calling off its general assembly next week in China amid a dispute over the participation of a Venezuelan representative opposed by Beijing.The IDB did not say in a press release the reason for canceling the meeting, planned for March …
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.Indian Prime …
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate."Its territorial rule, which at its height in 2014 stretched …

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