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99-year-old grabs spotlight at Argentine Tango championship

Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:51pm

At the age of 99, James McManus embraces his partner and grabs the spotlight when he glides across the floor with his elegant two-toned shoes at the World Tango Championship in Argentina's capital.

Salvadoran woman restarting life after abortion case retrial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:43pm

A young El Salvador woman acquitted of homicide charges after authorities accused her of having an abortion says she feels like her life has been returned to her.

Prominent Palestinian family says son arrested in Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:24pm

The family of a prominent Palestinian politician says Egyptian security forces arrested their son last month.

Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

Jan M. Olsen and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:07pm

Escalating an international spat , President Donald Trump said Wednesday he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a "nasty" statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity.

NATO force says 2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:37am

The NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says two U.S. service members have been killed.

Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:29am

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response.

Former Czech foreign minister to become new culture minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:21am

The Czech president has agreed to appoint a newly proposed candidate for a Cabinet minister, defusing a dispute that could have caused the government to fall.

Indian investigators arrest key opposition leader

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:15am

Federal investigators on Wednesday arrested a key opposition Indian National Congress party leader at his home in the Indian capital in a suspected money laundering case.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggests Irish 'backstop' hurdle may be resolved before Brexit deadline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:01am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggests Irish 'backstop' hurdle may be resolved before Brexit deadline.

Putin says opposition protesters must abide by law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:59am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned opposition protesters that they must abide by the law or face the consequences.

North Macedonia: Special prosecutor a suspect in scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:52am

Authorities in North Macedonia are seeking the detention of a special prosecutor after she was named as a suspect in a high-profile corruption scandal.

The Latest: Trump calls comments by Danish leader 'nasty'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:44am

The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump and his desire to buy the Arctic territory of Greenland (all times local):

G-7 'counter-summit' protest mobilizes against inequality

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:29am

Protesters are beginning to set up camp on both sides of the border between France and Spain ahead of this year's G-7 summit of the world's major industrialized nations.

Bomb threats sent to Bulgarian media offices, airports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:11am

Police in Bulgaria are investigating several bomb threats sent by email to media outlets in the capital, Sofia, and to major airports in the country.

Jerusalem demolishes Palestinian home built without permit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:54am

Jerusalem's municipality has carried out the court-ordered demolition of what it said was an illegally built Palestinian home in the city's eastern sector.

Uganda, Rwanda presidents agree to cease hostilities

Rodney Muhumuza and Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:57am

The leaders of Uganda and Rwanda agreed on Wednesday to re-open the border between the two countries following a summit mediated in Angola, ending months of tensions that raised fears of armed hostilities.

The Latest: Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:47am

The Latest on explosion near Baghdad earlier in the month (all times local):

Flights canceled due to strike at Kosovo's Pristina airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:38am

A short strike at the Pristina International Airport has caused the cancellation of some flights and delays of others.

Mexican court says cocaine should be allowed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:36am

A pro-legalization group in Mexico says a court has granted two injunctions ordering the government to allow plaintiffs to carry and use cocaine, though not to buy or sell it.