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France investigates Apple for slowing down old iPhones

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets. The Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday a probe was opened last week over alleged "deception and planned ...

13,000 tourists stuck in Matterhorn town amid avalanche risk

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities near the famed Matterhorn peak have closed ski slopes, hiking trails, cable cars, roads and train service into the nearby town of Zermatt amid a heightened risk of avalanches, stranding some 13,000 tourists in the town. Janine Imesch of the Zermatt tourism ...

Venue for Korea talks is potential flash point inside border

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The two Koreas' rare high-profile talks Tuesday took place at the jointly controlled area inside the world's most heavily fortified border — the same place where North Korean soldiers recently sprayed bullets at a comrade who was ...

Iran lawmaker says 3,700 arrested in days of protest, unrest

By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian reformist lawmaker said Tuesday that some 3,700 people were arrested in the days of protests and unrest that roiled Iran over the past two weeks, offering a far higher number than authorities previously ...

Salvadorans fear their country not prepared for returnees

By MARCOS ALEMAN, Associated Press SANTA TECLA, El Salvador (AP) — Being deported to an El Salvador he hadn't seen in more than three decades was a trauma Hugo Castro recalls clearly. The 51-year-old said Monday that his country must begin preparing now to receive the nearly 200,000 ...

Iranian tanker collides with freighter off China; 32 missing

By GERRY SHIH, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's east coast, leaving the tanker's entire crew of 32 missing and causing it to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday. Chinese authorities dispatched police ...

Malaysia OKs new search by private company for missing plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Saturday that it has approved a new attempt by a private company to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after its disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The Houston, Texas-based ...

13 killed, 7 wounded by gunmen in restive Senegal region

By BABACAR DIONE and KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gunmen killed at least 13 people Saturday in Senegal who were gathering firewood in the forest, the military said. It was the worst attack in years in the West African nation's restive southern region, where a ...

UK’s May says she has no concerns about Trump’s mental state

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has dismissed concerns about Donald Trump's mental fitness, saying the U.S. president acts in what he sees as the best interests of his country. A new book by journalist Michael Wolff quotes prominent Trump advisers as questioning the ...

Strength of Iran protests uncertain after a week of unrest

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The strength of protests shaking Iran was unclear on Thursday after a week of unrest that killed at least 21 people, with fewer reports of demonstrations as government supporters again took to the streets in several ...