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4 Syrians brothers face terrorism charges in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they've arrested four Syrian brothers on terrorism charges for allegedly fighting for an extremist group in their homeland five years ago. Mustafa K., 41, Abdullah K., 39, Sultan K., 44, and Ahmed K., 51, whose last names weren't released according to ...

French see no one to counter Macron, set to sweep parliament

By ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Candidates in the runoff of French parliamentary elections hit the campaign trail on Monday, shaken by a record abstention rate in the first round and the prospect of a sweep by President Emmanuel Macron's new party which would shatter the ...

May’s UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Spectacularly punished by voters who took away her majority in parliament, a politically wounded Theresa May sought to soldier on Friday as Britain's prime minister, resisting pressure to resign after the failure of her ...

North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it has test-launched a new type of cruise missile capable of striking U.S. and South Korean warships "at will," as South Korea found a suspected North Korean drone near the tense border ...

Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population and whether to allow women to ascend the ...

Myanmar navy ship, fishermen find bodies in search for plane

By ESTHER HTUSAN, Associated Press SAN HLAN, Myanmar (AP) — Fishermen joined navy and air force personnel Thursday in recovering bodies and aircraft parts from the sea off Myanmar, where a military plane carrying 122 people including 15 children crashed a day earlier, officials said. The ...

Polls open in UK election after campaign marred by attacks

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British voters went to the polls Thursday for an election envisioned to be dominated by the country's pending departure from the European Union but that ended up focusing on international terrorism following attacks in London ...

Iran says 5 Tehran attackers had fought for Islamic State

By NASSER KARIMI and AMIR VAHDAT, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Five of the men who launched an attack in the heart of Iran's capital previously fought for the Islamic State group, the country's Intelligence Ministry said Thursday, acknowledging the first such assault by the ...

S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest launches of several suspected anti-ship missiles were short-range and landed well short of past efforts, but they still served as a defiant message for its enemies that Pyongyang will ...

IS-claimed attacks on Iran’s parliament, shrine kill 12

By AMIR VAHDAT and NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Iran's parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, wounding dozens and igniting an hours-long siege at the legislature that ended ...

Video emerges of Notre Dame ‘terrorist’ hammer attack

PARIS (AP) — The man who attacked police officers patrolling in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, crying out "This is for Syria!" was a former journalist who was working on a doctoral thesis and had not been suspected of radicalization, according to university officials and the French ...

3rd French victim of London Bridge attacks confirmed

By GREGORY KATZ and PAISLEY DODDS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that a third French victim has been identified among those killed in the London Bridge van-and-stabbing attack in London. He did not identify the victim, but British police ...

Nigeria adrift as leader in London for month of treatment

By KRISTA MAHR, Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria, West Africa's economic and military powerhouse, is adrift as President Muhammadu Buhari has been in London for medical treatment for a month as of Wednesday, worrying many that his undisclosed health problems have left Africa's ...

UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An outspoken Emirati ruling family member on Wednesday raised the prospect of Qatar's leadership changing amid a growing diplomatic crisis between it and other Arab nations attempting to isolate the energy-rich travel hub ...

Myanmar military plane with 104 aboard goes missing

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A military transport plane with more than 100 people on board went missing Wednesday on a flight from southern Myanmar to Yangon, a military spokesman said. Gen. Myat Min Oo said the Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft was carrying 90 passengers — mostly families of ...

Terror attack on London Bridge leaves 6 dead; police shoot 3

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Terror struck at the heart of London on Saturday night as attackers killed six people in a series of vehicle and knife attacks before police shot them dead. The assault began when a van veered off the road and barreled into ...

UK leader: Islamic extremism must be contained after attack

By GREGORY KATZ, DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May Sunday called for tougher measures to fight Islamic extremism after attackers using a vehicle and knives killed seven people in a busy area of London and disrupted Britain's election ...

Trump points to travel ban after reports of London attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump argued in favor of his controversial travel ban as London authorities responded to reports of a string of attacks Saturday night. One tweet read: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the ...

Explosions kill at least 6 attending Kabul funeral

By RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Explosions in Kabul on Saturday killed at least six people attending a funeral reportedly attended by government officials, including members of parliament, a day after hundreds of demonstrators turned out to demand more security in ...

Takeoff and cruise: Toyota making ‘flying car,’ luxury boat

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOYOTA, Japan (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is working on a "flying car." A startup backed by the Japanese automaker has developed a test model that engineers hope will eventually develop into a tiny car with a driver who'll be able to light the Olympic ...