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Peru’s president dodges impeachment over Odebrecht scandal

By FRANKLIN BRICENO and CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defied ardent calls by opposition lawmakers demanding his impeachment over ties to the Brazilian construction giant implicated in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal ...

UN denounces US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, largely ignoring Trump's threats to cut off aid to any country that went against him. The ...

Pence: New US-Afghanistan strategy ‘already bearing fruit’

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence swooped into Afghanistan for a secret meeting with Afghan leaders and a visit with U.S. troops, pointing to progress four months after President Donald Trump announced a new strategy to end a stalemate in ...

White House adviser says NKorea behind big ransomware attack

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday publicly blamed North Korea for a "careless and reckless" ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health ...

Following Trump’s report, China urges US to accept its rise

By JOE McDONALD, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to label Beijing a strategic rival and called on Washington to "abandon a Cold War mentality" and accept China's rise. Trump's decision reflects a "victory of ...

UN says there are 258 million international migrants today

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 258 million people have left their birth countries and are now living in other nations — an increase of 49 percent since 2000, says a U.N. report on international migration released Monday. The biennial report released on International Migrants Day said ...

US vetoes UN resolution against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Monday vetoed a resolution supported by the 14 other U.N. Security Council members that would have required President Donald Trump to rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a vote that ...

Saudis intercept Yemen rebel missile targeting royal palace

By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels said it intercepted a missile fired over southern Riyadh on Tuesday, which the rebels said was targeting a "top leadership" meeting at the royal palace ...

Rome’s Christmas tree ‘Mangy’ needled for heavy shedding

ROME (AP) — Rome's official Christmas tree is shedding needles so quickly it has become a jolly joke for city residents. The 21-meter- (70-foot-) high tree, which was lit up on Dec. 8, started dropping needles at a fast clip as soon as it was hoisted into the middle of bustling Rome's main ...

South Africa’s ruling party counts votes for new leader

By KRISTA MAHR, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Counting of votes for the next president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party has begun, after the polling took place through the night and Monday morning, with the new leader of Nelson Mandela's storied liberation ...