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PHOTO GALLERY: 17 dead, 24 wounded in school shooting in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a school in central Russia on Monday, killing 17 people and wounding 24 others before shooting himself dead, authorities said. The shooting took place in School No. 88 in Izhevsk, a city 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow in the Udmurtia ...

12 arrested after clashes outside Iranian Embassy in London

LONDON (AP) — British police said Monday that 12 people were arrested and at least five police officers were seriously injured after violent disorder broke out during protests outside the Iranian Embassy in London. Large crowds had gathered all week outside the compound to protest the death ...

Typhoon heroes: 5 Filipino rescuers drown in flooded village

SAN MIGUEL, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Noru left a trail of destruction in northern Philippine provinces on Monday with at least eight people dead, including a group of rescuers who were scrambling to save villagers trapped in floodwaters, officials said. Five government rescuers drowned in ...

Venezuela rejects UN report detailing torture, rights abuses

GENEVA (AP) — Venezuela's government on Monday rejected a report by independent experts working with the United Nations' top human rights body who alleged President Nicolas Maduro had personally ordered the detention of government opponents, who endured electric shocks, asphyxiation and other ...

Egyptian cleric revered by Muslim Brotherhood dies at 96

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric who was seen as the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and became the Islamist "voice of revolution" during the popular uprisings around the Arab world more than a decade ago, died Monday at the age of 96. Al-Qaradawi, whose ...

Cyprus seeks UN help to stem asylum-seeker ‘avalanche’

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is seeking help from the United Nations to stem an "avalanche" of migrants who make their way from the ethnically divided island's breakaway north across a U.N.-controlled buffer zone to seek asylum in numbers that authorities cannot cope with, the interior ...

UN speeches end with silence from Myanmar, Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For the second straight year, Afghanistan and Myanmar were silent at the U.N. General Assembly's leaders' meeting, which ended Monday with no representative of either government stepping forward to talk as the United Nations tries to resolve who should represent ...

France’s Macron lands 1st state visit of Biden’s presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Washington in early December for the first state visit of President Joe Biden's tenure, an occasion marked by pomp and pageantry that is designed to celebrate relations between the United States and its closest allies. The ...

Syria, North Korea take swipes at West as UN assembly ends

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Some of the West's fiercest critics made their cases in the closing hours of the U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders, as Syria and North Korea on Monday accused the United States and its allies of trying to impose their will on the world. Syria's top diplomat ...

Cuba approves same-sex marriage in unusual referendum

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have approved a sweeping "family law" code that will allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday, though opposition in the national referendum was unusually strong on the Communist ...

First female premier poised to take helm of Italy government

ROME (AP) — A party with neo-fascist roots won the most votes in Italy's national election, setting the stage Monday for talks to form the country's first far right-led government since World War II, with Giorgia Meloni at the helm as Italy's first female premier. Italy's lurch to the far ...

New killing adds to fears of Brazil election violence

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said on Monday that a 39-year-old supporter of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was stabbed to death in a bar amid rising concern about political violence in a tense presidential campaign. The newspaper O Povo reported that witnesses told police a ...

Japan holding state funeral for ex-leader Abe amid tensions

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is filled with tension, rather than sadness, on Tuesday as a rare state funeral for the assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, one of the most divisive leader, deeply splits the nation. Tokyo was under maximum security, with a large number of uniformed police ...

Recession clouds gather in Germany, Europe’s largest economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's largest economy is sending recession signals. Germany's key future indicator, the IFO survey of business confidence, pointed down for the fourth month in a row as high inflation fed by astronomical natural gas prices undermines consumer pricing power and ...

Apple Inc will manufacture iPhone 14 in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Apple Inc. will make its iPhone 14 in India, the company said on Monday, as manufacturers shift production from China amid geopolitical tensions and pandemic restrictions that have disrupted supply chains for many industries. "The new iPhone 14 lineup introduces ...

Ship with Ukrainian corn, vegetable oil docks in Lebanon

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — A ship carrying thousands of tons of corn and vegetable oil from war-ravaged Ukraine docked in northern Lebanon on Monday, the first such vessel since Russia's invasion of its neighbor started seven months ago. AK Ambition, registered in Panama and loaded with 7,000 ...

OECD: War in Ukraine to drag on global economy into 2023

PARIS (AP) — Russia's war in Ukraine and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are dragging down global economic growth more than expected and driving up inflation that will stay high into next year, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Monday in a darkening ...

How a party of neo-fascist roots won big in Italy

ROME (AP) — The Brothers of Italy party, which won the most votes in Italy's national election, has its roots in the post-World War II neo-fascist Italian Social Movement. Keeping the movement's most potent symbol, the tricolor flame, Giorgia Meloni has taken Brothers of Italy from a fringe ...

Hardship remains for Ukrainian town emerging from occupation

IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — Rainwater is for showers and dishes. Scavenged wood is for the cooking fires. But almost nothing keeps out the autumn chill in homes without windows. Russian forces controlled Izium for six months before being forced to retreat two weeks ago in a Ukrainian ...

France forecasts weak growth next year amid energy crisis

PARIS (AP) — France forecasts growth to slow down substantially next year in the EU's second-biggest economy, amid fears of a recession in neighboring Germany as the economic situation in Europe is slammed by the impact of Russia's war in Ukraine. France's budget, presented Monday in a ...