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Karzai says Afghan election threatens peace

By KATHY GANNON Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former president Hamid Karzai says Saturday's presidential election threatens Afghanistan's best chance of making peace with the Taliban and ending 18 years of war. Karzai, still one of the most important political figures in ...

Death toll rises to 32 in protests in Indonesia’s Papua

By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 32 after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said Tuesday. An angry mob torched local government buildings, shops and ...

Trump attacks globalism, while putting pressure on Iran

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing growing calls for his impeachment, President Donald Trump addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and delivered a roaring defense of nationalism and American sovereignty even as he tried to rally a ...

Supreme Court stamps its authority on British politics

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press What a way to mark your 10th anniversary. A decade almost to the day after its creation, the U.K.'s Supreme Court stamped its authority — unanimously and unequivocally — on British politics with a thundering repudiation Tuesday of British Prime Minister ...

Furor over Trump puts Ukraine’s leader in a tough spot

By YURAS KARMANAU and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian elected Ukraine's leader in April, took office pledging to focus on ending the separatist fighting in the country's east, fomented by Russia. But now, barely 100 days in power, he finds ...

Travel chaos, jobs lost as UK firm Thomas Cook collapses

By GREGORY KATZ and CARLO PIOVANO Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of travelers were stranded across the world Monday after British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed, immediately halting almost all its flights and hotel services and laying off all its ...

Dutch reinforce major dike as seas rise, climate changes

By MIKE CORDER and ALEKSANDAR FURTULA Associated Press THE AFSLUITDIJK, Netherlands (AP) — Rising up in a thin line through the waters separating the provinces of North Holland and Friesland, the 87-year-old Afsluitdijk is one of the low-lying Netherlands' key defenses against its ancient ...

At UN, Trump to face questions about Ukraine, Iran, allies

By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to ...

UK says Iran responsible for attack on Saudi oil facilities

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Britain has concluded that Iran was responsible for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday. He said the U.K. would consider taking part in a U.S.-led military effort to bolster the Gulf ...

Johnson says he’ll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he'll tell U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.K.'s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations, and that the U.S. will have to open its markets to British ...