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Syrian says it is responding to attack over capital Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 2:43pm

Syrian state media is reporting that the country's air defenses are responding to "hostile" targets over the capital of Damascus.

German wanted for drug trade arrested in North Macedonia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 11:54am

Police in North Macedonia say they have arrested a German national wanted by Interpol for allegedly procuring 700 kilograms of cocaine from an unnamed South American country and organizing its shipment to Hamburg, Germany.

Syrian troops surround Turkish post in country's northwest

Albert Aji, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 11:24am

A heavily fortified Turkish observation post in the northwestern village of Morek stood surrounded on all sides by Syrian troops Saturday, a testament to the rapid advance of President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria's northwest over the past three weeks as rebel defenses collapsed.

Police fire water cannon at hundreds of anti-capitalist protesters blocking roads near G-7 summit in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 11:13am

Police fire water cannon at hundreds of anti-capitalist protesters blocking roads near G-7 summit in France.

Tunisia: Media mogul's arrest rocks presidential race

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:58am

The arrest of a Tunisian media magnate who's a leading presidential candidate is rattling this country's young democracy and throwing the campaign into uncertainty.

Minister says Turkey, US have begun work on Syria safe zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:34am

Turkey's defense minister said Saturday that military officials from Turkey and the United States have begun work to create a "safe zone" along its border in northeastern Syria.

Thousands protest in Germany against racism, discrimination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 8:24am

Thousands of people attended a protest against racism and discrimination in the German city of Dresden on Saturday, a week ahead of two state elections in the country's east in which the far-right Alternative for Germany party is expected to make gains.

Yemen officials: Government forces take separatist camps

Ahmed Al-Haj and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 6:55am

Forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government on Saturday took control of a headquarters and at least three military camps from a separatist militia backed by the United Arab Emirates in and outside a key southern city, military officials and the government said.

Indian authorities bar opposition from visiting Kashmir

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 6:37am

India's government on Saturday barred several opposition leaders from visiting Indian-administered Kashmir to assess the situation created by a massive security crackdown in the region that started early this month.

Tropical storm traps 18 in Taiwan before heading to China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 6:36am

A landslide triggered by a tropical storm stranded 18 people in Taiwan on Saturday as the storm headed for China's southeastern coast.

Germany: Boy, 13, in stepfather's SUV sets off police chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 5:12am

A 13-year-old boy driving his stepfather's SUV set off a chase through the German city of Hannover that ended with the teenager driving into a patrol car, police said Saturday.

North Macedonia van crash kills migrant; 12 others injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 3:48am

North Macedonia police say a 20-year old migrant from Bangladesh was killed and 12 others injured when a van packed with migrants collided with a truck on the main highway in the south.

Corruption trial for Sudan's ex-president adjourns

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 3:42am

The trial of Sudan's autocratic former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption and money laundering charges was adjourned for one week following testimony from several witnesses Saturday.

Spanish ex-king Juan Carlos I has successful heart surgery

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 3:16am

Spain's former monarch Juan Carlos I underwent heart surgery Saturday and the hospital said the operation was a success.

The Latest: Hong Kong protest winds down after clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 2:34am

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

Gunmen on motorcycles attack police in NW Pakistan, 2 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 2:31am

Pakistani police say gunmen on motorcycles attacked a security post overnight in the northwestern Daraban Kalan area, killing two employees at a nearby gas station.

75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 12:22am

Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a trade war between the two nations. China's announcement that it was raising tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. imports sent Trump into a rage. In the past, Trump has claimed powers not sought by his predecessors despite his own past criticism of their use of executive power.

Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic, likely to grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:03pm

A newly formed tropical depression is expected to reach the Caribbean as a tropical storm within the next several days.