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Putin praises Russian GRU military intel for its 100 years

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia's GRU military intelligence on its centenary Friday, hailing the agency that has been accused by the West of election meddling, nerve agent poisonings and hacking attacks against chemical ...

The global lost: 56,800 migrants dead and missing in 4 years

LORI HINNANT and BRAM JANSSEN, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One by one, five to a grave, the coffins are buried in the red earth of this ill-kept corner of a South African cemetery. The scrawl on the cheap wood attests to their anonymity: "Unknown B/Male." These men were migrants ...

S. Korea’s Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul ‘soon’

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a series of high-profile diplomatic efforts aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons. Moon said in ...

Divers recover jet’s data recorder from Indonesia seafloor

By NINIEK KARMINI and ANDI JATMIKO, Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Divers recovered the crashed Lion Air jet's flight data recorder from the seafloor on Thursday, a crucial development in the investigation into what caused the 2-month-old plane to plunge into Indonesian seas ...

Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan to leave country

By MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan after eight years on death row for blasphemy plans to leave the country, her family said Thursday as radical Islamists mounted rallies for a second day against the verdict, blocking roads and burning ...

Saudi ties to US colleges come under mounting scrutiny

By COLLIN BINKLEY and CHAD DAY, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — U.S. colleges and universities have received more than $350 million from the Saudi government this decade, yet some are rethinking their arrangements in the wake of the killing of a journalist that has ignited a global uproar ...

End of austerity? Britain’s poor to see little improvement

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Much of Britain will continue to feel the effects of eight years of spending cuts, even after the government's Treasury chief heralded the end of austerity by splashing out billions of pounds for health, transportation and small business in his ...

Previous flight of crashed Lion Air jet terrified passengers

By NINIEK KARMINI and STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Relatives numbed by grief provided samples for DNA tests to help identify victims of the Lion Air plane crash that killed 189 people in Indonesia, as accounts emerged Tuesday of problems on the jet's previous ...

Venice hit by high tide as Italy buffeted by winds; 6 killed

By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Venice was inundated by an exceptional high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees and other objects, ...

Merkel won’t seek a 5th term as German chancellor

By GEIR MOULSON and DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel set off Monday on what could be a three-year countdown to the end of her leadership of Germany, a stint that has made her the European Union's longest-serving leader and a key figure in facing the continent's many ...