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The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:40pm

Democrats are struggling with the best response to a Republican president who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. A whistleblower's complaint over President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is testing their power _ or lack of it. Democrats were unanimous in their condemnation of Trump. But even as calls for impeachment amplified, there were no signs that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would move quickly to try to impeach the president.

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

Joshua Goodman and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:04pm

Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" mistake if he were to attack his U.S.-backed neighbor.

Armani explores connection with nature in ethereal looks

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:49pm

Milan designers are presenting fashion as essential. That no longer refers to must-haves, but to a distillation of ideas, discarding excess in collections and by example in wardrobes, to discourage waste.

Polish authorities mull evacuation after WWII bomb found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:28pm

Authorities in northwest Poland are mulling the evacuation of some 42,000 people after a giant British World War II seismic bomb was found buried in the waterway leading to the port of Szczecin.

UN welcomes Houthi move to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:17am

The U.N. envoy for Yemen says the Houthi rebels' initiative to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia "could send a powerful message of the will to end the war" in Yemen.

Climate activists step up protests in Britain and France

Claire Parker and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:57am

Environmental activists in Britain and France stepped up campaigns Saturday to get their governments to confront climate change with greater urgency, part of a week of global climate actions.

Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847

Demetris Nellas, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:19am

Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American.

Quake with preliminary magnitude 5.8 quake strikes Albania

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:23am

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck the west of Albania on Saturday but caused only minor injuries, the country's government said.

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:08am

Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change.

Traffic around England's Port of Dover disrupted by protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:07am

Traffic around the Port of Dover, England's major sea connection with France, has been disrupted as a result of a protest by environmental activists.

Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's Baja

Ignacio MartÍnez By JesÚs, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:43am

Hurricane Lorena spared the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos a direct hit and was reduced to a tropical storm Saturday as it headed up the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.

Albanian ship rescues 111 migrants in the Aegean Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:51am

Albania's Defense Ministry says one of its ships in the Aegean Sea has rescued 111 migrants trying to cross into Greece, and has handed them over to Turkish authorities.

At least 57 arrested in Kazakh anti-government protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:00am

Authorities in Kazakhstan have detained 57 protesters taking part in unsanctioned rallies organized by an opposition movement banned by the government.

Solomon Islands forms ties with China after Taiwan break

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:53am

The Solomon Islands formed diplomatic relations with China on Saturday after breaking ties with rival Taiwan, giving Beijing another victory in its campaign to isolate the self-ruled island it claims as part of its territory.

Beer flows as overcrowded Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:21am

The first keg was tapped, and the beer started flowing as the 186th Oktoberfest got underway Saturday in the southern German city of Munich.

Ailing Iranian held by Somali pirates is released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:19am

A humanitarian group working to free people taken hostage by Somali pirates in recent years says an Iranian man held for four-and-a-half years has been released and is on his way home.

The Latest: Hong Kong police, protesters clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:05am

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local):

UK's Labour Party in turmoil as vote to oust deputy ditched

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:33am

Britain's major opposition Labour Party was trying to defuse a major row Saturday after a close ally of leader Jeremy Corbyn sought to oust his deputy, a move that prompted a furious outcry from many in the party.

Syria says it captured drone near Israeli-occupied Golan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:31am

Syrian authorities captured and dismantled Saturday a drone rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state news agency SANA said.