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Riot in Stockholm suburb after drug suspect is arrested

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. The clashes started late Monday when a police car arrested a suspect and people started ...

Kremlin stays mum on new US national security adviser

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin refrained from comment Tuesday on the appointment of the new U.S. national security adviser, but one lawmaker said he was likely to take a hawkish stance toward Russia. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster was named to the job Monday ...

Pinpointing cause of death for NK’s Kim Jong Nam may be hard

By EILEEN NG and MARGIE MASON, Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Determining whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport is proving difficult for Malaysian officials, who said Tuesday that autopsy results are so far inconclusive. More than a ...

Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, ...

Red Crescent: 74 bodies of migrants wash ashore in Libya

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Scores of bodies of African migrants washed ashore in Libya's western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday — the latest tragedy at sea after migrant deaths rose to record levels along the key smuggling ...

Eiffel Tower view: Paris tourism rises after yearlong slump

PARIS (AP) — Tourism to Paris is showing signs of a revival after a yearlong slump attributed to deadly extremist attacks, violent labor protests, strikes and floods. The biggest drop came in demand for Paris hotels from Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Italian tourists, according to 2016 ...

Trump’s first month augurs stormy trans-Atlantic relations

By RAF CASERT, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — After President Donald Trump's raucous first month in office, Europeans have reacted with demonstrations, counter-barbs and sheer angst that a century of trans-Atlantic friendship may be sinking. "Too much as happened," European Union leader ...

N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

By EILEEN NG, Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the ...

Iraqi troops push into IS-held southern outskirts of Mosul

By BRAM JANSSEN, Associated Press SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Federal Police forces on Monday pushed into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a new push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half as the U.S. defense secretary started a visit to Iraq ...

Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says its decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine is a response to Ukraine's blockade of rebel regions. The weekend's move by Russian President Vladimir Putin has drawn sharp criticism from Ukraine, ...