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Israel defense minister vows tough response to Gaza protests

By FARES AKRAM and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's defense minister said Tuesday that the military will not change its tough response to Hamas-led mass protests near Gaza's border with Israel, warning that those who approach the border will endanger their ...

Britain to ban ivory sales to stamp out ‘abhorrent’ trade

LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will ban the sale of ivory, no matter how old, to help protect the world's elephant population. The government said Tuesday that the ban is the toughest in Europe and will impose a maximum five-year prison sentence for offenders. Environment Secretary Michael ...

After spat, BBC spy show gets access to ancient Greek temple

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A panel of archaeologists has granted a British television crew access to an ancient site near Athens to film scenes for a TV adaptation of spy novelist John le Carre's "The Little Drummer Girl" — reversing a decision last week following strong government ...

Netanyahu cancels deal with UN to resettle African migrants

By IAN DEITCH, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday canceled an agreement with the United Nations to resettle thousands of African migrants, caving in to pressure from hawks in his coalition who opposed the deal because it would allow many ...

Trade war fears and tech jitters stalk global stock markets

By PAN PYLAS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell for a second day Tuesday as investors continued to fret over a looming trade war between the U.S. and China and mounting public scrutiny of technology companies. Stocks have been trending lower for weeks largely because ...

‘Hope and dignity:’ Pope calls for peace in Easter message

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, "beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria" and extending to Israel, where 15 Palestinians were killed on the Israeli-Gaza border two days before ...

It’s white roses, peonies and foxgloves for UK royal wedding

LONDON (AP) — The royal wedding will take place among white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves, set off by branches of beech, birch and hornbeam. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen a self-taught London floral designer for their nuptials. The couple said Sunday that Philippa Craddock ...

UK Labour leader criticized for anti-Semitism in party

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing growing criticism over his handling of reported anti-Semitism among some of his supporters. The simmering row escalated Sunday with newspaper reports about numerous anti-Semitic Facebook ...

Queen Elizabeth II, royal family attend Easter service

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and his wife Kate and other senior royals have celebrated an Easter church service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. William and Kate arrived at the church a few minutes late Sunday. She is expecting the couple's third child later this ...

UN leader calls for investigation into deadly Gaza clashes

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Friday for an independent investigation into deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli troops, while Security Council members urged restraint on both sides. The council ...