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Trump: Democrats engaging in 'con job' against high-court pick Kavanaugh, praises nominee's denials as 'so believable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:53am

Trump: Democrats engaging in 'con job' against high-court pick Kavanaugh, praises nominee's denials as 'so believable'

Swedish broadcaster: Satirical China sketch 'misunderstood'

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:52am

Sweden's public broadcaster said Tuesday it regretted that a satirical show it aired about China offended some — but stressed that it would not apologize to Beijing for the sketch.

Iraqi activist shot dead in tense southern city of Basra

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:47am

A police official says masked gunmen have shot dead a human rights activist and mother of four outside a supermarket in the southern city of Basra.

Syrian official vows that government will retake Idlib

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:47am

The Syrian government intends to retake the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, either by force or through peaceful means, an official said in remarks published Tuesday.

British officials checking reports of whale in River Thames

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:28am

British officials are checking out reports that a beluga whale is swimming in the River Thames.

Trump address to UN overshadowed by messy domestic politics

Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:15am

President Donald Trump aims to use his address to the United Nations to tout his rapprochement with North Korea and slam Iran, but his international agenda is being overshadowed by domestic political troubles.

Portugal detains military police in weapons theft case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:47am

Portugal's attorney general's office says authorities have detained military police investigators and members of the country's paramilitary National Republican Guard in connection with last year's theft of weapons from the national armory.

UN leader: World has reached a "pivotal moment" in climate change, has to "change course in the next two years."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:17am

UN leader: World has reached a "pivotal moment" in climate change, has to "change course in the next two years."

UN leader says now is when we need multilateralism most

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:10am

UN leader says now is when we need multilateralism most.

UN chief tells world leaders the world is suffering from a bad case of "trust deficit disorder"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:07am

UN chief tells world leaders the world is suffering from a bad case of "trust deficit disorder"

The Latest: Israel ambassador praises Trump speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 6:54am

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Wildfire fueled by strong winds forces evacuation in Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 6:45am

A wildfire whipped by strong winds has forced dozens of people to evacuate part of a southern Croatian peninsula as the army joined local efforts to fight the flames.

Wildfire in Tuscan countryside forces 700 to flee homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 6:31am

Italian emergency authorities say a suspected arson fire in the countryside near Pisa has forced at least 700 people to flee their homes and has ravaged some 600 hectares (nearly 1,500 acres).

Austrian leader defends press freedom after email leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 6:05am

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz insisted Tuesday that any attempt to restrict press freedom was "unacceptable," in the wake of a reported suggestion from an interior ministry official that police limit contact with critical media to a minimum.

The Latest: Trump's UN speech draws blank stares, laughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 5:47am

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Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 5:09am

Thai police on Tuesday handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication.

Turkish court rejects compensation for Die Welt journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:52am

A Turkish court has rejected a German-Turkish journalist's request for compensation for his year-long imprisonment in Turkey.

The Latest: Portugal to take 10 migrants from rescue ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:19am

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Macron's presidency hurt by ex-aide flaunting gun in photo

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:55am

A French investigative website has published a photo of one of President Emmanuel Macron's former security aides posing with a gun and a waitress during a campaign stop amid France's 2017 election — without any known authorization to be armed.