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Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

By MATTHEW LEE and JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump forged ahead Tuesday with plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially ...

Two-day Gulf summit ends within hours amid Qatar crisis

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A planned two-day summit of Gulf Arab countries fell apart within hours of starting Tuesday over the ongoing boycott of Qatar, underscoring the difficulty of ending the crisis and suggesting that unifying the bloc of U.S. allies is ...

IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

By GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not with their anthem playing or their nation's flag rising above them. The International Olympic Committee barred Russia and the its ...

Stealth jets, other aircraft fly in US, South Korean drills

By YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of aircraft including two dozen stealth jets began training Monday as the United States and South Korea launched a massive combined air force exercise. The war games come a week after North Korea test-fired its most ...

Word cloud: The message in Pyongyang’s propaganda

By ERIC TALMADGE and PENNY YI WANG, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Kim. Nuclear. War. Nothing sums up the message embedded in North Korea's propaganda better than those three words. That's exactly what the world hears — and what's revealed in this word cloud, a visual display of terms used ...

Airstrikes pound Yemen’s capital as Saudis back ex-president

By AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led fighter jets pounded Yemen's capital on Monday as the coalition threw its support behind a former president who was once allied with the country's Houthi rebels but is now battling them for control of the ...

Theresa May makes diplomatic push to unlock Brexit talks

By RAF CASERT, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a diplomatic blitz to Brussels, where she will meet top European Union officials Monday in an effort to reach a belated breakthrough in the negotiations on Britain's exit from the bloc. May is to ...

UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt

By NARIMAN EL-MOFTY, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the ...

Mattis seeks more cooperation with Pakistan on terror fight

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with top Pakistani leaders Monday to seek common ground on the counterterrorism fight, amid Trump administration calls for Islamabad to more aggressively go after the insurgents moving ...

London mayor urges UK’s May to cancel Trump state visit

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The mayor of London on Thursday added his voice to mounting calls for President Donald Trump's state visit to the U.K. to be canceled over his retweets of a British far-right group. Sadiq Khan said Trump has promoted "a vile, extremist group" ...