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Zimbabwean military deploys to areas hit by fuel protests

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers have deployed to some areas of the capital where police are clashing with protesters over fuel hikes. An Associated Press journalist on Monday saw three military trucks with soldiers headed for Chitungwiza, a large suburb southeast of Harare, the ...

UK leader mounts last-ditch bid to win Brexit deal backing

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May offered both a promise on workers' rights and a reassuring letter from European Union leaders on Monday as she implored British lawmakers to support her floundering Brexit deal. But the British leader had few ...

Pompeo: US wants accountability for Khashoggi’s murder

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Trump administration expects Saudi Arabia to hold "every single person" responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday after talks with senior Saudi ...

36 injured in Paris bakery gas explosion

By ANGELA CHARLTON and SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured 36 people, including 12 in critical condition, blasted out windows and overturned cars, French authorities said. Firefighters ...

Paris, provinces brace for revived yellow vest protests

PARIS (AP) — Paris brought in armored vehicles and the central French city of Bourges shuttered shops to gird for possible violence between police and yellow vest protesters Saturday, as the movement seeks new arenas and new momentum for its weekly demonstrations. Authorities deployed 80,000 ...

In Sudan, no one is clear on what happens after al-Bashir

By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — As violent anti-government protests enter their fourth week, Sudan appears headed toward political paralysis, with drawn-out unrest across much of the country and a fractured opposition without a clear idea of what to do if their wish to see ...

US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump's demand for a complete military withdrawal. The Friday announcement fueled concern about ...

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse expected in Canada

By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi runaway who said she was abused and feared death if deported back home was expected to arrive Saturday in Canada, which has granted her asylum. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would accept Rahaf Mohammed ...

Turkey appears to snub US; no assurances on Syrian Kurds

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior U.S. official trying to negotiate the safety of Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria was apparently rebuffed by Turkey's president who said Tuesday there would be "no concession" in Ankara's push against what he describes as ...

Kim Jong Un travels to China ahead of possible 2nd US summit

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was expected to meet Tuesday with China's president at the start of a visit to Beijing believed to be an effort to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a possible second summit with U.S. President ...