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UK prime minister seeks to stem Cabinet exodus over Brexit

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Tuesday that her plan to retain close ties with the European Union "absolutely keeps faith" with voters' decision to leave the bloc, as she tried to restore government unity after the resignations of ...

Peter Carington, last survivor of Churchill govt, dies at 99

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Peter Carington, a long-serving British politician who was the last survivor of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's government, has died, the government said Tuesday. He was 99. The House of Lords website said he died Monday. Known for being ...

China lets Nobel widow go to Berlin after long house arrest

By GERRY SHIH and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — In the fall of 2010, Liu Xia traveled to a prison in northeast China to tell her husband, the dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo, that he had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. That was the last time she left home as a ...

4 ambulances leave Thai cave site on Day 2 of rescue

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Four ambulances on Monday left the area around the flooded cave in northern Thailand where members of a youth soccer team have been trapped for more than two weeks, suggesting that a total of eight of the ...

UK leader fills top Brexit post after shock resignation

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union insisted Monday that their divorce negotiations remain on track, after the resignation of the U.K.'s top Brexit official shook Prime Minister Theresa May's fragile grip on power. May appointed staunchly ...

Rescuers search for dozens still missing after Japan floods

By HARUKA NUGA and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Rescuers were searching for dozens still missing in southwestern Japan on Monday after heavy rains that left shocked residents returning to muddy homes unsure where to start the recovery and cleanup due to the extent ...

Looting follows violent fuel protests in Haitian capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Looters pillaged burned and vandalized shops in Haiti's capital Sunday following two days of violent protests over the government's attempt to raise fuel prices. Journalists saw young men stripping shelves bare in some supermarkets that were charred from the ...

Pompeo points to Vietnam as example of improved relations

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday extolled improved relations with Vietnam as a model for rapprochement with North Korea. Pompeo met with senior Vietnamese officials, including the prime minister and foreign minister in ...

US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

By KARL RITTER, Associated Press ROME (AP) — As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration — even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico ...

Pompeo shrugs off NKorea’s ‘gangster’ rebuke, cites progress

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday brushed aside North Korea's accusation of "gangster-like" denuclearization demands. Pompeo maintained that his third visit to the country had produced results but also vowed that sanctions would ...

Operation to rescue Thai boys in flooded cave starts

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The operation has begun to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who will need to dive out of the flooded Thai cave where they have been trapped for more than two weeks, with officials saying Sunday ...

4 hospitalized after Pamplona’s running of the bulls

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A man who was gored and three others who were trampled in the first running of the bulls of this year's San Fermin festival were hospitalized Saturday, officials in the Spanish city of Pamplona said. Among those receiving medical treatment is a 20-year-old Canadian man ...

US-China trade war elevates the risks to the global economy

By PAUL WISEMAN and JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade war that erupted Friday between the U.S. and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets and slow the global economy. The opening shots ...

Insider attack kills US service member in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Kabul has confirmed that a U.S. service member has been killed in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan. A Saturday statement by the Resolute Support Mission said that two other U.S. service members were wounded ...

Family in China say relatives sent Thai boat’s last moments

By EILEEN NG, Associated Press PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — The boat lists hard to the right, sending a man tumbling across an aisle toward windows that look almost straight down on fast-moving white-capped waves. Another man catches him and appears to laugh nervously. A woman cries out. Someone ...

Israel lays down red lines for postwar relations with Syria

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — As Syrian government forces press on with a furious offensive against rebel-held areas in the country's south, Israel is quietly acknowledging that President Bashar Assad's forces will soon be on its doorstep, laying down red lines for ...

Governor: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — A boat carrying dozens of Chinese tourists overturned Thursday in rough seas off southern Thailand and 49 passengers were unaccounted for, an official said. Strong winds were still blowing as searchers looked for the missing people off the tourist island of Phuket in ...

UK demands Russian explanation for new nerve agent poisoning

By DANICA KIRKA, JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press AMESBURY, England (AP) — Britain's interior minister demanded Thursday that Russia explain how two people were inadvertently poisoned with the same military-grade nerve agent used against a former Russian spy and his daughter, ...

Boys’ team identity, meditation may ease stress in Thai cave

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and GRANT PECK, Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — At a gilded temple in Thailand's mountainous north, Ekapol Chanthawong honed a skill that will serve him well as he sits trapped underground in a dark cave: meditation. Before the 25-year-old was a coach to the ...

AP Explains: Novichok nerve agent that sickened UK couple

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Novichok, a lethal nerve agent that nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter in March and recently sickened another couple in England, was the product of a highly secretive Soviet chemical weapons program. Here are key ...