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With prime minister out, Iraq in constitutional ‘black hole’

By SAMYA KULLAB and MURTADA FARAJ Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament on Sunday formally accepted the prime minister's resignation, but the path to replacing Adil Abdul-Mahdi was clouded with legal questions that one lawmaker described as a "black hole in the constitution," ...

Malta leader to resign amid protests over reporter’s death

By STEPHEN CALLEJA Associated Press VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the nation Sunday night that he would resign in January, following pressure from angry citizens for the truth about the 2017 car bombing that killed an anti-corruption journalist. In a ...

Thieves steal ‘priceless’ jewel sets from Dresden museum

By DAVID RISING and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Thieves broke into Dresden's Green Vault, one of the world's oldest museums, early Monday morning, making off with three "priceless" sets of 18th century jewelry that German officials said would be impossible to sell on the ...

Lebanon clashes threaten to crack open fault lines

By BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Increasingly violent clashes between Lebanese protesters and supporters of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group are putting Lebanon's military and security forces in a delicate position, threatening to crack open the country's ...

Tiffany is latest jewel for French luxury group LVMH’s crown

By ANGELA CHARLTON and RACHEL LERMAN Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, adding a famed star to its portfolio that already boasts Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. LVMH said in a statement ...

Priests guilty of abusing deaf children at Argentine school

By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA Associated Press MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Two priests were found guilty on Monday of sexually abusing deaf children at a Catholic-run school in Argentina and sentenced to more than 40 years in prison, in a case that has shaken the church in Pope Francis's homeland. A ...

Iraqi officials cite progress on oil deal with Kurds

By SAMYA KULLAB Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government has agreed "in principle" on a long-anticipated oil-sharing deal with the northern Kurdish region, officials said Monday. The agreement comes amid weeks of anti-government protests threatening the continued rule of Prime ...

Prince Andrew’s troubles not over despite change in status

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew continues to face many hurdles despite his decision to step down from royal duties because of his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The 59-year-old prince who is Queen Elizabeth II's son is struggling to stay at the helm of his ...

Paris protesters march against deadly domestic violence

By ANGELA CHARLTON and THIBAULT CAMUS Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Several thousand protesters marched through Paris on Saturday to demand a national wake-up call and more government investment to prevent deadly domestic violence against women, a problem that President Emmanuel Macron calls ...

Pence on surprise Iraq trip to reassure allies, greet troops

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Saturday in the highest-level American trip since President Donald Trump ordered a pullback of U.S. forces in Syria two months ago. Flying in a C-17 military cargo jet to ...