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Russia: US did not violate red lines during Syria strikes

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday that the U.S. sought out and respected Moscow's positions in Syria when it launched its air strikes last week. Lavrov noted that despite the escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington, the U.S. ...

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians

By FARES AKRAM and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza ...

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians By FARES AKRAM and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health ...

First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. Suddenly, panic ensued. As shouts of "chlorine, chlorine!" rang out, some ran into the night and fainted in the street. ...

Cuban state media say new president to be elected Wednesday

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's National Assembly will elect a new president on Wednesday and announce the replacement for Raul Castro the next day, an unusual two-day process that will install someone from outside the Castro family in the ...

Trump says ‘good relationship’ formed with North Korea

By MATTHEW LEE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea and said "a good relationship was formed" heading into the adversaries' anticipated summit. Mike Pompeo's highly ...

Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can’t end Korean War

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the ...

Delays keep inspectors from reaching Syria attack site

BEIRUT (AP) — International inspectors were still waiting to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria on Wednesday, as the U.S. accused the Syrian government and its ally Russia of trying to cover up the evidence. It has been 11 days since the alleged attack on Douma, a ...

Saudi Arabia to show ‘Black Panther’ to mark cinema opening

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is to hold a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom that are expected to open to the public as early as next ...

Destruction, traumatized residents in Syrian town of Douma

By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press DOUMA, Syria (AP) — Two days after Syrian troops declared Douma liberated from rebel fighters and 10 days since a suspected chemical attack, a tour of the town just east of Damascus on Monday revealed widespread destruction and traumatized residents who ...