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AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

By EILEEN NG, Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. In an ...

Palestinians bury dead after bloodiest Gaza day since 2014

By FARES AKRAM and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands joined funeral processions Tuesday for some of the dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in a mass march on the Gaza border, as Israelis faced growing diplomatic fallout from the use of lethal ...

Europe, Iran seek to save nuclear deal after US pullout

By LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Major European powers sought Tuesday to keep Iran in a landmark international nuclear agreement even after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the pact and promised tough economic sanctions against the Islamic ...

Putin opens bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has driven a large construction truck to open the much-anticipated bridge linking southern Russia and the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. The 19-kilometer (11.8-mile) bridge that cost $3.6 billion is Putin's project ...

Gaza bloodshed spurs global worry about US Mideast policies

By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's prospects for brokering the Mideast peace "deal of the century" plunged ever deeper as the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened amid bloodshed in Gaza. The day fueled global concern that U.S. policies ...

Retailer Gap says ‘sorry’ for T-shirt’s incorrect China map

By KELVIN CHAN, AP Business Writer HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. clothing retailer Gap apologized Tuesday for selling T-shirts with what it says is an incorrect map of China that didn't include self-ruled Taiwan, in the latest example of corporate kowtowing to Beijing. "Upon the realization ...

Meghan’s sibling says their dad stressed out by press pack

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle's half sister said Tuesday that their retired father is under an "unbelievable" amount of stress because of relentless pressure from reporters and paparazzi hounding him at his home in Mexico. Samantha Markle told the "Good ...

Paris attacker born in Chechnya, was on radicalism database

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya and had been on police radar for radicalism, and his parents have been detained for questioning, French authorities said Sunday. Counterterrorism investigators are ...

Family of 6 suicide bombers attacks Indonesia churches

By TUJI MARTUJI, Associated Press SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — A family of six suicide bombers that included two young children carried out deadly attacks on three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city on Sunday, police said, as the world's most populous Muslim nation recoiled in horror ...

Israel prepares for opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is preparing a series of festivities Sunday to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, a move that has ignited Palestinian protests and raised fears of a further outbreak of violence. As Israel marks Jerusalem Day, the 51st anniversary of what it ...