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N. Korea stages huge parade, holds back on advanced missiles

By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea rolled out some of its latest tanks and marched its best-trained goose-stepping units through Kim Il Sung Square in a major military parade on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary, but held back its most advanced ...

Calm returns to Iraq’s Basra after week of violent protests

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press BASRA, Iraq (AP) — A sense of calm returned to Iraq's southern city of Basra on Sunday after a week of violent protests over unemployment and poor public services that left at least 15 people dead and threatened stability in the oil-rich ...

Amsterdam: ‘Terrorist motive’ alleged in attack on Americans

By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press AMSTERDAM (AP) — A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a "terrorist motive" for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday. Amsterdam police shot and wounded the suspect after the ...

German police end march envisioned as far-right springboard

By ADAM PEMBLE and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Police in eastern Germany brought an early close Saturday to an anti-migrant march that far-right activists hoped would launch a nationwide movement to challenge the political establishment, with the fatal ...

Foreign minister to Germans: get off the couch, fight racism

By ADAM PEMBLE and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Germany's foreign minister told his fellow countrymen Sunday they're too lazy when it comes to battling racism and fighting for democracy. "We have to get off the couch and open the mouth," Heiko Maas said in ...

Trump: Canada ‘will be out’ of trade deal unless it’s ‘fair’

By LUIS ALONSO LUGO, PAUL WISEMAN and ROB GILLIES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it "will be out" of a revised North American trade agreement unless it's "fair" to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should ...

Blasts from area of military airport shake Syrian capital

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A string of powerful blasts from the direction of a military airport in Damascus lit up the skies and shook the capital city in the early morning hours on Sunday, residents and state TV reported. The explosions were seen and heard coming from the direction of the ...

Paul McCartney talks of seeing God during psychedelic trip

LONDON (AP) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney has told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic trip. The 76-year-old star told The Sunday Times he was "humbled" by the experience. He said that "it was huge. A massive wall that I couldn't see the top of, and I was ...

Australian arrested at Cambodian rally convicted of spying

By SOPHENG CHEANG, Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An Australian filmmaker arrested after flying a drone to photograph a Cambodian opposition party rally last year was convicted of spying and sentenced to six years in prison Friday. James Ricketson had faced up to 10 years in ...

Dutch police shoot suspect after stabbing at train station

By ALEKSANDAR FURTULA, Associated Press AMSTERDAM (AP) — Police in the Dutch capital shot and wounded a suspect Friday after he stabbed two people at Amsterdam's busy central railway station. Hours after the incident, police said they were still investigating a possible motive for the ...