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MADRID (AP) — Conservative European lawmakers who were barred from entering Venezuela this weekend are urging the European Union's top diplomat to suspend contacts with Nicolas Maduro's government.Esteban Gonzalez Pons, the head of the European Popular Party parliamentary group, is also …
LONDON (AP) — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism, blasting open a long-simmering rift in the left-of-center party.Many Labour lawmakers have been unhappy with the party's direction under …
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions continued to rise in the aftermath of a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with seven people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian soldiers scoured the area for militants.Government forces surrounded a village in the southern Pulwama area …
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials.The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which …
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the dispute between Poland and Israel (all times local):11:35 a.m.Poland's prime minister says his country is not sending a delegation to a meeting in Jerusalem after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and …
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria is receiving a mixed reaction, as nations pondered how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial.The question of such foreign fighters has been a conundrum for …
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities say they have arrested the owner of a New Delhi hotel where 17 people were killed by a fire.Police say Arpit Palace Hotel owner Rakesh Goel appeared Sunday in court, which ruled that police could take him into custody for questioning.Two hotel managers …
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — India accused Pakistan of an "egregious" rights breach of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, in a case Monday at the U.N.'s highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals.Indian lawyer Harish Salve …
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland cancels participation in meeting in Jerusalem, denouncing 'racist' remark by Israeli official.
AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — More than 300 Islamic State militants who are holed up in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed Syrian forces and are trying to negotiate an exit.A person familiar with the negotiations says the militants are asking for a …
LONDON (AP) — Seven UK lawmakers quit main opposition Labour Party over issues including Brexit, anti-Semitism.
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies.The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites …
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's warring parties have agreed on the first stage of a mutual pullout of forces from the key port city of Hodeida, a humanitarian aid lifeline that had been blocked by fighting, the United Nations said.A U.N. statement late Sunday said the agreement by a committee — …
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A senior Saudi diplomat on Monday assailed Iran for initially blaming the kingdom for last week's attack that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard.The allegations by Iran, a "chief sponsor of terrorism," sought to divert the attention of the Iranian people …
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mixed on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.In Europe, France's CAC 40 fell 0.1 percent to 5,150.17 while the DAX in Germany eased 0.2 percent to 11,274.70. Britain's FTSE 100 shed 0.3 percent to …
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A "sophisticated state actor" was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament's computing network that also affected the network used by major political parties, the prime minister said Monday.Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not identify the state behind …
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya has arrived at international sport's best-known tribunal for a hearing in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics.The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa didn't take questions as she arrived at the Court …
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have investigated 380 online lenders and frozen $1.5 billion in assets following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry, the government announced Monday.Beijing allowed a private finance industry to flourish in order to supply …
BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight.Zhejiang province issued a draft regulation last week and is seeking public comment. It is one of several provinces …
BEIJING (AP) — China's government has accused Washington of trying to block its industrial development after Vice President Mike Pence said Chinese tech giant Huawei and other telecom equipment suppliers are a security threat.A foreign ministry spokesman said Monday that Beijing would not …

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