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NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear ...

India enters 2nd phase of elections with Kashmir in lockdown

By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated Press SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting began in the second phase of India's general election Thursday amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Srinagar is one of 95 constituencies across 13 Indian states where ...

Kremlin says Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month. It said in a brief statement Thursday that Kim will visit Russia "in the second half of April" on Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation, but gave no further details. Russian media have ...

Indonesia’s Widodo declares victory in presidential election

By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he was won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of ...

India’s millions of young voters can swing national election

By RISHABH R. JAIN Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Young Indians could play a crucial role in the ongoing general election in the world's largest democracy. With nearly two-thirds of India's population below 35, and more than 15 million first-time voters aged 18 and 19, young men and ...

Dutch fertility doctor may have more than 49 children

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch fertility doctor who used his own sperm to father 49 children, without telling their mothers he was the donor, may have even more children. The case of Dr. Jan Karbaat, who died in 2017, has riveted the Netherlands, due ...

Europe looks to remold internet with new copyright rules

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — The European Union has approved a copyright overhaul that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies. Artists, ...

Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud and other offenses in connection with the company's massive, multi-year effort to cheat on diesel emissions testing. Prosecutors ...

AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — A year after claims of sexual assault and harassment rocked the U.N. agency that fights HIV, UNAIDS looked like it might be on the mend. The top deputy facing the allegations had departed, the leader who presided over the ...

US terror label for Iran Revolutionary Guard takes effect

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. terrorism label for Iran's Revolutionary Guard formally took effect on Monday, amid a battle between the Trump administration and some in Congress over waivers on oil and nuclear sanctions that are due to expire or be extended ...