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  • New Zealand to probe role of spies, guns in mosque attacks

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will look into what roles semi-automatic guns, social media and intelligence agencies had preceding the attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday it would hold a Royal Commission of Inquiry, the country’s […]
  • Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. to use if it ever decides to have an official presence in the North Korean capital. The unmarked, slightly musty room next to the Swedish ambassador’s office in Pyongyang’s diplomatic quarter has been kept in an odd state of limbo […]
  • Venezuela says Russian planes land for military cooperation

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Russian aircraft arrived in Caracas this weekend as part of ongoing military cooperation between the two allies, a Venezuelan official said Sunday. Russian military officials are visiting to discuss equipment maintenance and training, and strategy, the official said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. In December, […]
  • No ‘financial ceiling’ in search for missing in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Families of missing people swarmed Mexico’s president Sunday after he vowed to ramp up efforts to identify thousands of bodies. They held pictures of their loved ones or pressed large envelopes with details of their cases into his right hand. A woman broke into tears between pleas for help. The remains […]
  • The Latest: Trump directs US military to aid Mozambique

    BUZI, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on Mozambique Cyclone (all times local): 11:40 p.m. United States military says President Donald Trump has directed it to support relief efforts in the aftermath of the cyclone that hit Mozambique more than a week ago. The U.S. Africa Command statement comes three days after Mozambique’s government made a […]
  • Hungry wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team has successfully relocated about half a dozen gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. One of two private organizations helping to fund the effort reported Sunday on its Facebook page that the relocation involved six wolves from a second Lake Superior Island in Canadian territory […]
  • Italy’s Premier Conte rules out another term in government

    ROME (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says that he does not plan to serve in any future governments. Conte oversees a coalition government of two populist parties, the 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League. He has been premier since June 2018. He’s not a member of 5 Star Movement, but sympathizes with the […]
  • Prince Charles and Camilla launch first royal visit to Cuba

    HAVANA (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla began the first official trip to Cuba by the British royal family on Sunday, in a pomp-filled display of disagreement with the Trump administration’s strategy of economically isolating the communist island. The heir to the British throne arrived in Havana and laid a wreath at the […]
  • France shows Britons splendor of citizenship as Brexit looms

    PARIS (AP) — Catherine Norris Trent, a British citizen who has lived in Paris since 2007, rushed to become French before her native country left the European Union. She worried Brexit might force her to leave her French partner and their two young children. While the EU has promised to allow Britons living in France […]
  • Anti-government protesters march in Belarusian capital

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 2,000 opponents of Belarus’ authoritarian government have rallied in the country’s capital of Minsk. The Sunday rally marked the 101st anniversary of the formation of the short-lived Belarusian People’s Republic, an attempt to form an independent state amid the chaos of World War I. It ceased to exist the next […]