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Armenians vote for parliament; PM looks to bolster support

By AVET DEMOURIAN, Associated Press YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenians cast ballots Sunday in an early parliamentary election that is expected to further consolidate the power of the nation's new prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after ...

Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan camp shows migrant challenges

By AMIRA EL MASAITI, Associated Press CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery, lice and filth. These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of ...

OPEC delays oil output decision pending Russia talks

By KIYOKO METZLER and CARLO PIOVANO, Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — OPEC countries hoping to support the price of oil put off their decision Thursday on how much to reduce oil production until they negotiate with ally Russia on Friday on how much it will contribute to the cut. Some saw it ...

Prisoner swap deal adds to hopes for downplayed Yemen talks

By DAVID KEYTON and BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring sides agreed to a broad prisoner swap Thursday, sitting down in the same room together for the first time in years at U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden aimed at halting a catastrophic war that has ...

UK leader may let Parliament decide on Brexit backstop

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday she may give Parliament a greater role in implementing her controversial Brexit deal as she sought to rescue the agreement from a widely expected defeat. May's efforts to win support came as ...

Paris riots over fuel taxes dim hopes for climate fight

By SETH BORENSTEIN and ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But ...

Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won’t be wiped out

By IVANA BZGANOVIC, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades, although it is unlikely the disease could be eradicated. James Allison of the United States and ...

Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Negotiators at the U.N. climate talks got down to the nitty-gritty task Tuesday of finalizing the rules for the Paris accord, a landmark agreement by countries three years ago to curb global warming. The 2015 accord set a goal of ...

Macron caves in to French protesters — too late, they say

By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The French government caved in after the worst riots in decades and delayed an increase in energy taxes Tuesday — but it was seen as "too little, too late" by many protesters whose anger seems increasingly focused on embattled President ...

US warns Russia it is ready to abandon key nuclear pact

By LORNE COOK and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or Washington will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe's future security. At NATO talks in Brussels, ...