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Thieves steal ‘priceless’ jewel sets from Dresden museum

By DAVID RISING and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Thieves broke into Dresden's Green Vault, one of the world's oldest museums, early Monday morning, making off with three "priceless" sets of 18th century jewelry that German officials said would be impossible to sell on the ...

Lebanon clashes threaten to crack open fault lines

By BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Increasingly violent clashes between Lebanese protesters and supporters of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group are putting Lebanon's military and security forces in a delicate position, threatening to crack open the country's ...

Tiffany is latest jewel for French luxury group LVMH’s crown

By ANGELA CHARLTON and RACHEL LERMAN Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, adding a famed star to its portfolio that already boasts Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. LVMH said in a statement ...

Priests guilty of abusing deaf children at Argentine school

By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA Associated Press MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Two priests were found guilty on Monday of sexually abusing deaf children at a Catholic-run school in Argentina and sentenced to more than 40 years in prison, in a case that has shaken the church in Pope Francis's homeland. A ...

Iraqi officials cite progress on oil deal with Kurds

By SAMYA KULLAB Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government has agreed "in principle" on a long-anticipated oil-sharing deal with the northern Kurdish region, officials said Monday. The agreement comes amid weeks of anti-government protests threatening the continued rule of Prime ...

Prince Andrew’s troubles not over despite change in status

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew continues to face many hurdles despite his decision to step down from royal duties because of his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The 59-year-old prince who is Queen Elizabeth II's son is struggling to stay at the helm of his ...

Paris protesters march against deadly domestic violence

By ANGELA CHARLTON and THIBAULT CAMUS Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Several thousand protesters marched through Paris on Saturday to demand a national wake-up call and more government investment to prevent deadly domestic violence against women, a problem that President Emmanuel Macron calls ...

Pence on surprise Iraq trip to reassure allies, greet troops

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Saturday in the highest-level American trip since President Donald Trump ordered a pullback of U.S. forces in Syria two months ago. Flying in a C-17 military cargo jet to ...

Mudslides, floods kill 34 people in western Kenya

By TOM ODULA Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's interior minister says 29 people have been killed in mudslides, among the 34 people overall who lost their lives Saturday amid flooding in the East Africa nation. Heavy rains unleashed overnight floods in western Kenya. Interior ...

US joins in global movement to make asylum harder to obtain

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Nkeze wasn't home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off. The 24-year-old economics student escaped to Douala, the ...