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Hong Kong protesters throw Chinese flag into iconic harbor

By YANAN WANG Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters removed a Chinese national flag from its pole and flung it into the city's iconic Victoria Harbour on Saturday after a pro-democracy rally once again continued into the evening despite police warnings to stick to a short, ...

Sudanese activists, army finalize power-sharing deal

By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — The African Union envoy to Sudan said Saturday the pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council have finalized a power-sharing agreement. Mohammed el-Hassan Lebatt told reporters that the two sides "fully agreed" on a constitutional ...

Freed from Swedish jail, rapper A$AP Rocky lands in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a month after he was arrested in Sweden, rapper A$AP Rocky returned to the United States as the verdict in an assault case against him and two other Americans looms. Los Angeles television stations reported the artist was among a group of people shown emerging from ...

North Korea says Kim supervised latest rocket launcher test

By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday its leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance the country's ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases ...

Johnson presses EU to give way amid no-deal Brexit warnings

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from the European Union on Monday, insisting he will not hold Brexit talks with EU leaders unless the bloc lifts its refusal to reopen the existing divorce ...

Putin foe sent back to jail after suspected poisoning

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was discharged from a hospital Monday even though his physician raised suspicions of a possible poisoning after he suffered facial swelling and a rash while in jail. Details about Navalny's ...

Italy judge: teen claims he knifed officer in self-defense

By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press ROME (AP) — An Italian judge says one of the two American teenagers jailed in Rome for the slaying of a police officer has stated he stabbed the plainclothes officer because he feared he was being strangled, according to an order obtained by The ...

Sailing to America: Teen to bring her climate activism to US

By DAVID KEYTON and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday that ...

Sudanese activists say 5 killed at student protest

By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired on student demonstrators in a central province on Monday, killing at least five people, protest organizers said. The Sudanese Doctors Central Committee said the demonstration in Obeid, in North Kordofan province, was ...

Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, sparks fear

By DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake hit Friday near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear and firefighters to check for people trapped in elevators. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a ...