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Israeli lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US envoy over aide scandal

By ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — An opposition Israeli lawmaker on Sunday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to the United States for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide, ballooning an already ...

Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

ALBERT AJI, Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria held its first municipal elections since 2011 on Sunday, amid tensions with the country's self-administered Kurdish region, which refused to allow polls. Turnout was modest at stations in the Syrian capital and candidates aligned ...

Kosovo Albanians block roads during Serbia president visit

By RADUL RADOVANOVIC, Associated Press MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo Albanians on Sunday blocked roads and burned tires on a planned route by Serbia's president in the former Serbian province, further fueling tensions between the two Balkan foes. During his two-day trip, President ...

Sweden votes in election amid heated debate on immigration

By PIETRO DECRISTOFARO and JARI TANNER, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden went to the polls Sunday in a general election that is expected to be one of the most unpredictable and thrilling races in the Scandinavian country for decades amid heated debate on immigration. The election ...

Boris Johnson’s Brexit ‘suicide vest’ comment sparks furor

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for Brexit to putting the country's constitution in a "suicide vest" and handing the detonator to the European Union — remarks that drew ...

China’s trade surplus with US hits record $31 billion

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China's trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to President Donald Trump's battle with Beijing over industrial policy. Exports ...

N. Korea stages huge parade, holds back on advanced missiles

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea rolled out some of its latest tanks and marched its best-trained goose-stepping units through Kim Il Sung Square in a major military parade on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary, but held back its most advanced ...

Calm returns to Iraq’s Basra after week of violent protests

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press BASRA, Iraq (AP) — A sense of calm returned to Iraq's southern city of Basra on Sunday after a week of violent protests over unemployment and poor public services that left at least 15 people dead and threatened stability in the oil-rich ...

Amsterdam: ‘Terrorist motive’ alleged in attack on Americans

By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press AMSTERDAM (AP) — A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a "terrorist motive" for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday. Amsterdam police shot and wounded the suspect after the ...

German police end march envisioned as far-right springboard

By ADAM PEMBLE and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Police in eastern Germany brought an early close Saturday to an anti-migrant march that far-right activists hoped would launch a nationwide movement to challenge the political establishment, with the fatal ...