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Canada’s Trudeau wins 2nd term but nation more divided

By ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in a stronger-than-expected showing in Canada's national elections, claiming a "clear mandate" Tuesday despite a Parliament and nation increasingly fractured along regional lines. Trudeau's ...

Russia, Turkey hold talks on future of border region

By SUZAN FRASER and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — As the leaders of Russia and Turkey sought to work out the fate of the Syrian border region, the United States ran into a new hitch in getting its troops out of Syria, with neighboring Iraq's military saying ...

British PM says he’ll pull Brexit bill if lawmakers delay

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was headed for a showdown Tuesday with lawmakers who want to put the brakes on his drive to push his European Union divorce bill through the House of Commons in just three days and take ...

South Sudan’s former child soldiers struggle to move on

By SAM MEDNICK Associated Press YAMBIO, South Sudan (AP) — When he escaped the armed group that had abducted him at the age of 15, the child soldier swore he'd never go back. But the South Sudanese teen still thinks about returning to the bush, six months after the United Nations secured his ...

Oslo police shoot to stop man driving on sidewalk, 3 injured

By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An armed Norwegian man stole an ambulance and drove it along a sidewalk in Oslo on Tuesday, injuring two toddlers as police tried to stop him by shooting at the tires and ramming the vehicle. The 32-year-old man was injured and ...

Syrian army moves to confront Turkish forces as US withdraws

By MEHMET GUZEL and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syrian government troops moved into a series of towns and villages in northern Syria Monday, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces in the area, as U.S. troops prepared to pull out. The Syrian army's ...

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

By JAE C. HONG and YURI KAGEYAMA Associated Press NAGANO, Japan (AP) — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left dozens dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis ...

Far-right groups protest Ukrainian president’s peace plan

By YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As police watched warily, far-right and nationalist groups protested Monday in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, expressing anger at President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his long-awaited peace plan for eastern Ukraine. Zelenskiy paid homage ...

Conservatives dominate Polish vote, capitalize on spending

By VANESSA GERA Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative ruling Law and Justice party has capitalized on its popular social spending policies to do even better at the ballot box than when it swept to power four years ago, according to nearly complete results reported ...

Economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

By JAN M. OLSEN and ALEKSANDAR LJUBOJEVIC Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. Banerjee and Duflo are at the Massachusetts Institute of ...

3 win Nobel in Chemistry for work on lithium-ion batteries

By DAVID KEYTON and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their work developing lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices — and reduced the ...

China criticizes Apple for app that tracks Hong Kong police

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong when the ruling Communist Party's main newspaper criticized the tech giant Wednesday for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police ...

Russia lists Navalny’s anti-fraud group as a foreign agent

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials on Wednesday designated a nonprofit anti-corruption group set up by opposition leader Alexei Navalny as a foreign agent, a move seen as the latest attempt to squeeze the opposition. The Foundation for Fighting Corruption, which focuses on major investigative ...

2 killed in shooting in eastern Germany near a synagogue

BERLIN (AP) — Two people were killed Wednesday in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle and the assailants are on the run, police said. Local media reported the shooting took place near a synagogue. Several shots were fired and the suspected assailants then fled in a car, police ...

Kurds mobilize in Syria as Turkey poised for imminent attack

By LEFTERIS PITARAKIS and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Warning of a "humanitarian catastrophe," Syrian Kurdish forces who are allied with the United States issued a "general mobilization" call on Wednesday in northeastern Syria, along the border with Turkey, as ...

Turkey says it won’t bow to US threat over its Syria plans

By BASSEM MROUE and SUZAN FRASER Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey will not bow to threats over its Syria plans, the Turkish vice president said Tuesday in an apparent response to President Donald Trump's warning to Ankara the previous day about the scope of its planned military ...

UK says chances of Brexit deal slim; EU chides ‘blame game’

By JILL LAWLESS and RAF CASERT Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union traded bad-tempered barbs Tuesday as the chances of a Brexit deal appeared to fade, with just over three weeks until the U.K.'s scheduled departure from the bloc. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ...

Climate activists block roads, camp out in global protests

By DANICA KIRKA and TRISTAN LAVALETTE Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. Determined ...

South Park, games company swept up in China censorship fury

The Associated Press undefined TV show South Park and a major video game studio are the latest businesses to get swept into a controversy over how to handle China's censorship efforts. Video games maker Activision Blizzard said Tuesday it kicked a Hong Kong esports pro out of a tournament and ...

3 win Nobel Prize in Physics for work to understand cosmos

By DAVID KEYTON Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work in understanding how the universe has evolved from the Big Bang and the blockbuster discovery of the first known planet ...