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Pope returns to Greek isle at heart of Europe migrant debate

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis returns Sunday to Lesbos, the Greek island at the heart of a massive wave of migration into Europe six years ago, after pointedly criticizing European governments on...

From Serbia, Afghan boxers seek refuge, careers in West

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — They practiced in secret and struggled to get to an international tournament in Europe. Now, members of the Afghan national boxing team are seeking refuge in the West, hoping t...

No shortage of sanction options if Russia invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has plenty of options to make good on its pledge to hit Russia financially if President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine, from sanctions targeting Putin’s asso...

France to work with Saudis to resolve crisis with Lebanon

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, i...

Gambia counts marble votes in 1st post-Jammeh election

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Election officials started counting marble votes Saturday in Gambia after the polls closed in the country's first presidential election in decades that does not include former di...

EU criticized for move to restrict asylum rights at Belarus border

"We are a family. When one of us is under attack, the rest of us will be there for him," said Margaritis Schinas, vice president of the European Commission, speaking to reporters earlier thi...

China's communists bash US democracy before Biden summit

BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party took American democracy to task on Saturday, sharply criticizing a global democracy summit being hosted by President Joe Biden next week and extolling the virtue...

Taiwan's biggest threat is China miscalculating chance of invasion

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — During his long spell as prime minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo was a respected global leader and dependable friend of Taiwan. His eight years in the role are almost un...

China uneasy over incoming German minister's threat to curb imports

China has responded to a warning from incoming German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock that authoritarian states like the Asian powerhouse should be reined in. Baerbock, who is also co-leader of Ge...

AP Source: NSO Group spyware used to hack State employees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The phones of 11 U.S. State Department employees were hacked with spyware from Israel's NSO Group, the world's most infamous hacker-for-hire company, a person familiar with the matte...

Gambia will head to polls in 1st post-Jammeh election

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambians are set to vote Saturday in a historic election, one that for the first time will not have former dictator Yahya Jammeh appearing on the ballot. While...

Hamilton fastest in both practices ahead of Saudi Arabian GP

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton may not feel comfortable racing at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix but his reluctance to compete in the country hasn't shown on the track: The seven-time world ...

Belarus mother imprisoned for 'unsanctioned mass gatherings'

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarus court on Friday sentenced a neighborhood activist to four years in prison for creating an “extremist group” on the messaging app Telegram, the country's top rights group...

France signs weapons mega-deal with UAE as Macron tours Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France announced multibillion-euro deals Friday to sell fighter planes and combat helicopters to the United Arab Emirates, aiming to boost military cooperation with ...

Pakistani activist, 3 retired officers convicted of spying

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military courts have convicted a prominent rights activist and three retired army officers on charges of espionage and sedition, sentencing them to prison terms ranging from...