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Mugabe makes 1st public appearance amid pressure to exit

By FARAI MUTSAKA and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, even as the military announced "significant progress" on talks for his departure and ...

Zimbabwe army has Mugabe, wife in custody, controls capital

By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and was securing government offices and patrolling the capital's streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state ...

China sending envoy to North Korea following Trump visit

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Following President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile ...

When child sex isn’t rape: French to set age of consent

PARIS (AP) — Is a 13-year-old old enough to agree to sex with an adult? That's a question France is asking as the government prepares to set a legal age for sexual consent for the first time. Twice in recent weeks, French courts have refused to prosecute men for rape after they had sex with ...

Tillerson says US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

By ESTHER HTUSAN, Associated Press NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by "credible reports" of atrocities committed by Myanmar's security forces and called for an independent investigation into a humanitarian ...

Australians endorse gay marriage, ensuring Parliament bill

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year, although the form any law would take and its allowances for religious ...

Ex-Danish film company boss embroiled in harassment claims

By JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A film production company co-founded by Danish director Lars von Trier has asked Danish officials to help investigate after several women accused its former chief executive of sexual harassment and allowing a culture of bullying in ...

Over 400 dead from earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area

By NASSER KARIMI and AMIR VAHDAT, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region between Iraq and Iran, with ...

Report shows emissions rise as climate talks enter 2nd week

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BONN, Germany (AP) — As a new report showed the world backsliding on curbing carbon emissions, observers at global climate talks said Monday it might fall to ministers to break a deadlock over issues such as compensation for countries hardest-hit by global ...

UN agency report shows Iran meeting nuke deal commitments

By GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations agency monitoring Iran's compliance with a landmark nuclear treaty issued a report Monday certifying that the country is keeping its end of the deal that U.S. President Donald Trump claims Tehran has violated repeatedly. The ...