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Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential. Wily and ruthless, the 93-year-old Mugabe outmaneuvered...

 

Trump, Putin discuss Syria, NKorea, more in hour-plus call

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on the agenda, the White House said. Trump...

 

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting...

 

On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria's Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin who declared that Russia's two-year military campaign in Syria is wrapping up, the...

 

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Navy detected seven brief satellite calls late Saturday that officials believe may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn't been heard from in three days. The communication attempts...

 

US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. Air Force Gen....

 

Sinn Fein's divisive leader to step down after over 30 years

LONDON (AP) — Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that he was stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after...

 

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations...

 

Mladic trial to end, where will next war crimes court start?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — When a panel of U.N. judges hands down a verdict next week in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, it will mark the end of a ground-breaking era in international law. Yet a new age of...

 

Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been overlooked. There's even a designated "safe escape" door at the...

 

Rival US and Russian resolutions defeated on Syria weapons

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday at a heated Security Council meeting that reflected the deteriora...

 

Lebanon's Hariri finds himself caught in regional feuds

BEIRUT (AP) — Saad Hariri has seen a lot in his 47 years. His father, Lebanon's charismatic leader and influential businessman Rafik Hariri, was assassinated in a 2005 bombing that rocked the country and thrust the young man into a political...

 

Regional summit expected to formalize terms of Mugabe exit

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In the first round of negotiations over how President Robert Mugabe will leave power, the Zimbabwean leader met Thursday with the army commander who put him under house arrest and mediators, including South African Cabinet...

 

Doing nothing, Trump may witness US goal in Mugabe's ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without lifting a finger, the Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to pry Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of its authoritarian President Robert Mugabe. Yet with Mugabe's...

 

Congress moves bill to speed medical reviews for military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military would gain new options for speeding reviews of medical products for soldiers on the battlefield under a legislative compromise passed by Congress. But the Food and Drug Administration would remain the only...

 

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten...

 

Mugabe emerges from house arrest amid pressure to exit

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe emerged for the first time Friday from military-imposed house arrest, presiding at a university graduation ceremony in a fragile show of normalcy even as former loyalists across the...

 

Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of youths attacked police in Greece's two largest cities on Friday, hurling rocks, flares and gas bombs, following a large, peaceful march to mark the anniversary of the 1973 crackdown on a student uprising against...

 

Iraqi forces retake the country's last IS-held town

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraq's territory, the Defense...

 

Lebanese PM invited to France amid resignation crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday invited Saad Hariri and his family to come to France after the Lebanese prime minister's surprise resignation earlier this month, amid allegations that Saudi Arabia is holding him prisoner...

 

After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears to be over

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's military was in control of the capital and the state broadcaster on Wednesday and was holding President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest in what appeared to be a coup against the 93-year-old Mugabe,...

 

Russian lawmakers approve bill targeting foreign media

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's lower house of parliament on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill allowing the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents, a swift retaliation to the U.S. demands made to a Russian TV channel. The...

 

China sending envoy to North Korea following Trump visit

BEIJING (AP) — Following President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and...

 

Trump: China agrees NKorea nuclear weapon freeze not enough

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions and that it must eliminate its arsenal. Trump was restating a...

 

Military outside Zimbabwe capital after army chief's threat

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe was on edge Tuesday as armored personnel carriers were seen outside the capital a day after the army commander threatened to "step in" to calm political tensions over the president's firing of his deputy, and the...

 

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