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Johnson: ‘Terrifying limbless chickens’ but little Brexit

By TED ANTHONY AP National Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Things the beleaguered British prime minister said in his astonishing speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday night: "Pink-eyed Terminators from the future." ''Terrifying limbless chickens." ''Your fridge will beep for more ...

‘Forgotten’ war: Syria conflict a footnote at UN meeting

By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — As dozens of heads of state convene for the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York this week, the lingering conflict in Syria is taking a back seat while tensions in the Persian Gulf and global trade wars take center stage. Now in its ninth ...

Migrants arrive in Europe with big hopes, many questions

By RENATA BRITO Associated Press MESSINA, Sicily (AP) — As the weary passengers aboard a rescue ship approached Sicily at the end of an agonizing journey from North Africa, 30-year-old Seke Awa called a friend back in Libya the moment she got cellphone reception. "I told her we are on the ...

Ukraine entangled yet again in American political storm

By ERIC TUCKER, RICHARD LARDNER and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's withholding of military aid from Ukraine and his calls for the country's new president to investigate the family of a political rival have thrust the East European nation into ...

Iran president to address UN as Persian Gulf tensions mount

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With tensions high in the Persian Gulf, all eyes will be on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday as he speaks on the second day of the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders. In another highly anticipated ...

Karzai says Afghan election threatens peace

By KATHY GANNON Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former president Hamid Karzai says Saturday's presidential election threatens Afghanistan's best chance of making peace with the Taliban and ending 18 years of war. Karzai, still one of the most important political figures in ...

Death toll rises to 32 in protests in Indonesia’s Papua

By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 32 after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said Tuesday. An angry mob torched local government buildings, shops and ...

Trump attacks globalism, while putting pressure on Iran

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing growing calls for his impeachment, President Donald Trump addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and delivered a roaring defense of nationalism and American sovereignty even as he tried to rally a ...

Supreme Court stamps its authority on British politics

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press What a way to mark your 10th anniversary. A decade almost to the day after its creation, the U.K.'s Supreme Court stamped its authority — unanimously and unequivocally — on British politics with a thundering repudiation Tuesday of British Prime Minister ...

Furor over Trump puts Ukraine’s leader in a tough spot

By YURAS KARMANAU and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian elected Ukraine's leader in April, took office pledging to focus on ending the separatist fighting in the country's east, fomented by Russia. But now, barely 100 days in power, he finds ...