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New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry for speaking tour

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities said on Friday that convicted secrets leaker Chelsea Manning can enter the country for a speaking tour, a day after tour organizers said she couldn't enter Australia. Manning was convicted and sentenced ...

AP sources: Lawyer was told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump "over a barrel," according to multiple people familiar with the ...

Pope on McCarrick claims: “I won’t say a word about it.”

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore ...

In familiar dance, Turkey warms to Russia as US ties unravel

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — Relations between Turkey and Russia are cozy, prompting worries in the West of a potentially critical rift in the NATO alliance. But Turkey's president may be engaged in a balancing act, tactically turning to Russia as ties with the ...

Ugandan pop star, government critic Bobi Wine free on bail

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star-turned-government critic Bobi Wine was freed on bail Monday. The 36-year-old lawmaker, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has been in detention since Aug. 14. Ssentamu was released by a judge in the northern ...

For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

By JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the "unification" flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North ...

Britain: Bodies of 2 missing fishermen found in North Sea

LONDON (AP) — British authorities say a search in the North Sea for two missing fishermen has ended with the discovery of their bodies. A coastguard helicopter spotted the bodies on Sunday near the wreckage of the men's boat, which sank Saturday about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of ...

Pope apologizes for ‘crimes’ against Irish women, babies

By NICOLE WINFIELD and PIETRO DE CRISTOFARO, Associated Press DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the "crimes" of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials didn't respond with compassion, truth or justice to the many children and women who were ...

South Africa blasts Trump over racially divisive tweet

By KRISTA MAHR, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into alleged seizures of white-owned farms and the "large scale killing of farmers" in the country, an ...

Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker faces a treason charge

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Ugandan government filed a charge of treason Thursday against a pop star-turned-lawmaker who has emerged as a major critic of the long-serving president and whose jailing drew outrage from top musicians around the ...

Russia’s Putin visits site of decisive WWII battle in Kursk

KURSK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday attended ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Kursk, in which the Red Army routed the Nazis. The July-August 1943 battle marked the failure of the last major Nazi offensive on the Eastern Front called ...

Husband: British woman freed temporarily from Iranian prison

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Pres LONDON (AP) — British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe left an Iranian prison for a three-day furlough Thursday — a breakthrough in the case that her family hopes will lead to permanent freedom. Richard Ratcliffe said his wife was released ...

UK govt says ‘no-deal’ Brexit would mean red tape, expense

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Businesses could face red tape at the border, customers could see higher credit card fees, patients could endure delays to medical treatment and there could even be a sperm shortage if Britain leaves the European Union next year without a deal, ...

Trump speaks out about Africa again, and many cringe

By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — By now, many Africans cringe whenever "Trump" and their continent are mentioned together. It's happened again. In a tweet containing inaccurate comments, President Donald Trump said he had instructed his secretary of state to "closely ...

At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know. The scenes of Koreans meeting this week, likely for the last time before they ...

US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, DAVID RISING and RANDY HERSCHAFT, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, following years of efforts to remove him from the ...

Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

By MATT O'BRIEN, AP Technology Writer Microsoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative ...

Italian coast guard ship with migrants arrives in Sicily

MILAN (AP) — The Italian coast guard ship Diciotto has made port in the Sicilian city of Catania with 177 migrants awaiting word on which countries will take them following another standoff between Malta and Italy. Though the ship made port late Monday, the Italian government is not allowing ...

Vatican: Pope expected to meet with abuse victims in Ireland

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Tuesday that Pope Francis is expected to meet with victims of sexual abuse during his weekend visit to Ireland and speak out about the problem. Spokesman Greg Burke effectively confirmed the meeting during a briefing ...

Rockets hit during Afghan president’s address; no injuries

By AMIR SHAH, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rockets were fired Tuesday toward the presidential palace in Kabul as the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police said, prompting a ferocious aerial response, with ...