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Chirac gets full military honors as France bids him farewell

By SAM PETREQUIN and CLAIRE PARKER Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Former French President Jacques Chirac was given full military honors Monday as past and current world leaders gathered in Paris to attend his final service. Cutting a solemn figure, French President Emmanuel Macron presided ...

Saudi crown prince denies ordering journalist’s murder

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in a television interview that he takes "full responsibility" for the grisly murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but denied allegations that he ordered it. "This was a heinous crime," Prince Mohammed, 34, told "60 Minutes" ...

China’s Xi renews commitment to Hong Kong amid protests

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping on Monday renewed his government's commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Xi ...

Turkey vows to keep investigating Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Days ahead of the anniversary of the grisly slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that his country will press ahead with efforts to shed light on the killing. In a Washington Post op-ed, Erdogan described the ...

UK’s Johnson denies wrongdoing as allegations mount

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced political opposition and personal allegations Monday as he tried to fulfil his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month. The prime minister's office denied a journalist's claim that Johnson ...

Ex-French President Chirac dies at 86

By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, died Thursday at age 86. His son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told The ...

UK leader Johnson faces backlash over confrontational tone

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a backlash from furious lawmakers on Thursday over his use of charged and confrontational language in Parliament about opponents of his Brexit plan, as the Speaker of the House of Commons warned that ...

Analysis: After UN visit, Iran faces diminishing choices

By AYA BATRAWY Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran has long prided itself on its forceful defiance of the United States and Israel, a resistance that has defined the Shiite-led Islamic Republic for the 40 years since its revolution. But the limits of Iran's ability to go it alone ...

Mideast conflicts, Brexit to take center stage at UN

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the threat posed by Iran and Britain's fraught exit from the European Union are likely topics Thursday as world leaders gather for a third day of speeches at the United Nations. Palestinian ...

As attack drones multiply, Israeli firms develop defenses

By ILAN BEN ZION Associated Press YEHUD, Israel (AP) — Israel, one of the pioneers of drone warfare, is now on the front lines of an arms race to protect against attacks by the unmanned aircraft. A host of Israeli companies have developed defense systems they say can detect or destroy ...