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NATO under friendly fire as leaders ready for London summit

By LORNE COOK Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders will gather in London on Tuesday as the world's biggest military alliance, marking its 70th birthday, battles with one of the most confounding of adversaries: Itself. As thousands of troops stand ready along Europe's eastern flank ...

Defense budgets set to dominate yet another NATO summit

By LORNE COOK Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite pleas to set aside bickering over military spending so the issue doesn't dominate a third NATO summit in a row, the United States is almost certain to demand again this week that its 28 NATO partners respect their pledges to boost ...

Vigil for London attack victims as politicians trade blame

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn paused Monday to honor the two people killed in the London Bridge attack, then went back to trading blame for the security failings that ...

UN chief urges countries not to surrender on climate fight

By ARITZ PARRA and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press MADRID (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries Monday not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global ...

Prince Andrew’s accuser asks UK public for support

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The woman who says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 is asking the British public to support her quest for justice. Virginia Roberts Giuffre tells BBC Panorama in an interview to be broadcast ...

Hong Kong pro-democracy rally cut short by police tear gas

By EILEEN NG Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people took to Hong Kong's streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the ...

London extremist attack takes center stage in UK campaign

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's political leaders sparred Sunday over who is responsible for the early release of a convicted extremist who launched a stabbing attack in central London that left two dead and injured three. After a one-day pause out of respect for ...

UN chief warns of ‘point of no return’ on climate change

By ARITZ PARRA and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press MADRID (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world's efforts to stop climate change have been "utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the "point of no return." Speaking before ...

With prime minister out, Iraq in constitutional ‘black hole’

By SAMYA KULLAB and MURTADA FARAJ Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament on Sunday formally accepted the prime minister's resignation, but the path to replacing Adil Abdul-Mahdi was clouded with legal questions that one lawmaker described as a "black hole in the constitution," ...

Malta leader to resign amid protests over reporter’s death

By STEPHEN CALLEJA Associated Press VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the nation Sunday night that he would resign in January, following pressure from angry citizens for the truth about the 2017 car bombing that killed an anti-corruption journalist. In a ...