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Israel avoids early elections as coalition is kept intact

By TIA GOLDENBERG, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel avoided early elections after a key coalition partner in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government said on Monday that he would not withdraw his party, keeping the coalition intact despite a crisis triggered by a violent ...

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

By DEB RIECHMANN and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish ...

Allies rally to UK’s May amid leadership woes over Brexit

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May won support for her beleaguered Brexit deal Friday from key politicians and business groups, but she remained besieged by internal party opponents determined to oust her. In a tumultuous week, May finally ...

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the test of a newly developed but ...

Netanyahu’s main coalition partner pushes for early election

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel moved closer to early elections Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, said it wants a vote "as soon as possible," and will press for consultations on a date on ...

Migrants streaming into Tijuana, but now face long stay

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 2,000 Central American migrants had already reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana and another 1,200 from a second caravan set out from Mexico City toward the border Friday. With shelters already full, authorities in ...

WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. Assange's name appears twice in a recently-unsealed ...

EU divorce deal in peril after two UK Cabinet ministers quit

By JILL LAWLESS, RAPHAEL SATTER and RAF CASERT, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned Thursday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU — a major blow to her authority and ...

Bangladesh scraps plan to start repatriating Rohingya

By JULHAS ALAM, Associated Press COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The head of Bangladesh's refugee commission said plans to begin a voluntary repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees to their native Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to ...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor announced Thursday he's recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in ...