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    Survey: Exports support eurozone growth despite euro rise

    LONDON (AP) — A closely-watched survey is showing that the eurozone economy is on course for another solid quarter of economic growth during the third quarter with exports holding up despite the rise in the value of the euro. Financial information company IHS Market says its purchasing managers index for the 19-country single currency bloc […]
  • FILE - In this April 16, 2016 file photo, Poland's former president and democracy icon Lech Walesa speaks to The Associated Pressin Gdansk, Poland. Poland's special prosecutors say Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017 they are currently investigating whether Walesa made false statements during sworn testimony some months ago. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) World

    Polish democracy icon Walesa: object of ‘political crime’

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s former president and democracy leader Lech Walesa and some opposition politicians say the Nobel Peace prize winner is being harassed by the ruling party. They were commenting on an investigation in which prosecutors of a state history institute are checking whether Walesa made false statements during sworn testimony. In the […]
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    Mongolian lawmakers call on prime minister to resign

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — A bloc of lawmakers from Mongolia’s ruling political party are calling on the prime minister to resign, accusing him of abusing his position by allegedly handing government contracts for roads and other projects to politically connected businesses. The 30 members of the State Great Hural from the Mongolian People’s Party alleged […]
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    China urges US to drop new sanctions on Chinese companies

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday urged the U.S. to withdraw new sanctions it imposed on Chinese companies that Washington says are supporting North Korea as it carries out increasingly ambitious missile tests. On Tuesday, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on 16 mainly Chinese and Russian companies and people for assisting North Korea’s nuclear and […]
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    Cambodia kicks out US nonprofit promoting democracy

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s foreign ministry says the U.S.-based National Democratic Institute must cease operations and remove its foreign staff from the country within a week. The government accuses the organization of violating laws governing non-governmental organizations as well as tax regulations. The order Wednesday appears to be part of an ongoing effort […]
  • Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) World

    Pope prays for Ischia victims as Italy recalls bigger quake

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is praying for the victims of an earthquake on the resort island of Ischia that struck as Italy prepares to mark the first anniversary of a far more deadly temblor on the mainland. Francis led pilgrims and tourists at his general audience Wednesday in prayer for the victims and […]
  • Police officers place bags inside a car as they search the premises in a telephone call centre in Ripoll, Spain, Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017. Police in Catalonia said that agents are searching Tuesday a house and a cybercafe in two different northeastern Spanish towns in connection to the deadly attacks last week that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) World

    Spain attacks: Police study material from latest raids

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they are investigating material found in searches in two northeastern towns in connection to the deadly attacks last week that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona. Police declined to say what they found in raids late Tuesday at a cybercafe in Ripoll and a house in Vilafranca del […]
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    Sri Lanka justice minister fired for criticizing China deal

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president fired the justice minister Wednesday for his criticism of the government, including a decision to sell majority shares of a sea port to China. President Maithripala Sirisena approved a request made by his United National Party to dismiss Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, the president’s office said. The party accused […]
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    Panama ex-president continues to fight extradition from US

    MIAMI (AP) — A former president of Panama is due back in a Miami federal courtroom to fight extradition from the U.S. to his home country to face political espionage charges. Lawyers for Ricardo Martinelli will argue at Wednesday’s hearing that Panama’s request is based on slim evidence and that an updated extradition treaty between […]
  • FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, listens during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Angolans vote Wednesday in an election that will see dos Santos quit after nearly four decades in power. (Wang Zhao/Pool Photo via AP, File) World

    Angolan vote heralds new leader after president’s long rule

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angolans voted Wednesday in an election in which the defense minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will step down after 38 years in power in an oil-rich country beset by widespread poverty and corruption. About 9.3 million Angolans are registered to vote for the 220-member National […]