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Pope prays for peace in Colombia after police academy attack

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has prayed for peace in Colombia after the Bogota bombing at a police academy.1/20/2019 3:40 am

The Latest: Syria says it repelled Israeli air raid

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):1/20/2019 3:40 am

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113.1/20/2019 3:38 am

Car bomb blast in Northern Ireland; no injuries reported

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland police and politicians have condemned a "reckless" car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry.1/20/2019 3:11 am

AP Exclusive: Vatican knew of Argentine bishop misconduct

ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited "obscene" behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims that allegations of sexual abuse were only made a few months ago.1/20/2019 3:09 am

Sudan police deploy in large numbers ahead of fresh protests

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces are deploying in large numbers in Khartoum and the capital's twin city in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir to step down.1/20/2019 3:05 am

Minister says UK faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted

LONDON (AP) — Britain's trade minister says the country will face a "political tsunami" if the government does not deliver on voters' decision to leave the European Union.1/20/2019 2:47 am

Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As the world's financial and political elites convene here in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties is under attack — and the economic outlook is darkening.1/20/2019 2:44 am

Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes in Yemen's capital

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition has launched a series of airstrikes against targets in Yemen's rebel-held capital, including a military base and drones facility located at the city's international airport.1/20/2019 2:40 am

Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees' return

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories.1/20/2019 2:26 am

Latest World News

China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing's technology ambitions.1/17/2019 3:01 am

The Latest: Macron tells Britain "good luck" with Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):1/15/2019 5:38 pm

Moscow courts extends arrest for Ukrainian seamen

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has extended the detention of eight Ukrainian seamen who were among 24 captured by Russian coast guards in the Black Sea.1/15/2019 7:26 am

Stocks edge up on Chinese growth plan, ahead of Brexit vote

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Tuesday as after Chinese officials set out plans to support the world's second-biggest economy through a slowdown. Investors were also looking at corporate earnings as well as a vote later by the British parliament on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home.1/15/2019 4:34 am

China to cut taxes, keep policy flexible to counter slowdown

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis and the impact of a bruising trade war with the U.S.1/14/2019 10:58 pm

South Korea defense report doesn't refer to North as enemy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is no longer South Korea's "enemy," though Pyongyang's nuclear program still poses a security threat, according to Seoul's biennial defense document published Tuesday.1/14/2019 10:06 pm

Asian shares recover as China outlines 2019 policy plans

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets bounced back from slight early losses on Tuesday after senior economic officials said Beijing will cut taxes and keep monetary policy flexible to help weather China's slowdown.1/14/2019 7:57 pm

Trade war delaying Chinese automaker's US plans

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war has delayed but not derailed Chinese automaker GAC Motor's plans to enter the American market, company officials said Monday.1/14/2019 3:21 pm

US tells Saudis to hold 'accountable' killers of journalist

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told the king and crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Monday that the Trump administration expects the kingdom to hold accountable "every single person" responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside one of the country's consulates after writing columns critical of the government.1/14/2019 2:50 pm

Trump's evolving foreign policy challenges top US diplomat

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — If Mike Pompeo was surprised, he didn't show it. But the secretary of state had woken up in the capital of Saudi Arabia on Monday to find that President Donald Trump had tweeted a threat to NATO ally Turkey warning of economic harm should the Turks attack U.S.-backed rebel forces in Syria.1/14/2019 2:45 pm