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Water cannons bought for London by Boris Johnson scrapped

LONDON (AP) — London Mayor Sadiq Khan says three used water cannons bought for police under predecessor Boris Johnson have been sold for scrap, at a loss of more than 300,000 pounds ($385,000).11/19/2018 6:12 am

Report: Outsiders, Academy members to pick Nobel winners

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Only half of those who choose the winners of next year's Nobel Prize in literature will be members of the scandal-rocked Swedish Academy that has always previously awarded the prize, a Swedish newspaper reported Monday.11/19/2018 6:11 am

In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a U.S. Senate seat.11/19/2018 6:11 am

Britain's top diplomat in Iran as US oil sanctions back on

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media say the country's foreign minister discussed ways of easing international financial transactions during a meeting with British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt in Tehran.11/19/2018 6:11 am

The Latest: Scott says Nelson was 'gracious' in phone call

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the results of Florida's election recount (all times local):11/19/2018 6:11 am

Putin and Erdogan mark key phase in natural gas pipeline

ISTANBUL (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries.11/19/2018 6:08 am

Pakistan PM fires back after criticism from Trump

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has fired back after President Donald Trump accused the country of harboring Osama bin Laden despite getting billions of dollars in American aid.11/19/2018 6:08 am

Best-picture Oscars up for sale in rare auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars.11/19/2018 6:03 am

South African minister notes worry about graft prosecutions

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Cabinet minister in South Africa on Monday citing concerns that efforts to prosecute people allegedly involved in corruption under former president Jacob Zuma are falling short.11/19/2018 5:59 am

Sensual goddess fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists have found in an ancient Pompeii bedroom a fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan.11/19/2018 5:57 am

Latest World News

UK leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

LONDON (AP) — Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed to stand up to bullying from European Union officials.11/18/2018 6:13 am

UK leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back against critics of her Brexit deal Saturday, telling opponents from within her party their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work.11/17/2018 9:34 am

Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher

Wall Street capped a day of volatile trading with a late-afternoon buying spree that sent U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish Friday.11/16/2018 2:27 pm

Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher

A late afternoon wave of buying moved U.S. stocks higher Thursday. Even so, the market was on course to finish with a steep weekly loss. Gains in health care and energy companies powered the market higher. It also got a brief boost earlier after President Donald Trump expressed optimism that the U.S. and China will reach a deal to resolve their costly trade dispute. The remarks came as representatives of both countries have resumed talks.11/16/2018 12:33 pm

Netanyahu's main coalition partner pushes for early election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel moved closer to early elections Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, said it wants a vote "as soon as possible," and will press for consultations on a date on Sunday.11/16/2018 8:25 am

Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resume

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian organizers of the weekly demonstrations in the Gaza Strip along the Israeli border said they will hold another protest on Friday — in a key test of this week's cease-fire between Israel and Gaza militant groups.11/15/2018 10:09 am

The Latest: UK's May vows 'to see this through' on Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):11/15/2018 9:43 am

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighboring countries — but it kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabab militants.11/14/2018 12:47 pm

Defense chief's resignation pushes Israel toward election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister on Wednesday abruptly resigned to protest a new cease-fire with Hamas militants in Gaza, throwing the government into turmoil and pushing the country toward an early election.11/14/2018 12:11 pm

The Latest: Group says strikes damaged dozens of Gaza homes

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local):11/14/2018 10:38 am