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US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to make it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments. In...

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated...

Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes

Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press   p.holm, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week’s missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain....

UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste

Thanassis Stavrakis, ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds — and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit. Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday that...

Ancient coins, bracelets looted from Romania return home

Apr. 19, 2018 11:23 AM EDT Ancient coins, bracelets looted from Romania return home By ALISON MUTLER Associated Press AP-EU-Romania-Ancient-Coins <!– –> Vadim Ghirda, ASSOCIATED PRESS BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Coins and bracelets from the 1st century that...

The Latest: Castro says Diaz-Canel may also gain party post

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro’s handover of Cuba’s presidency (all times local): 11 a.m. Raul Castro says he sees new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel as his eventual successor as head of the island’s powerful Communist Party. Castro is making...

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

Apr. 19, 2018 11:05 AM EDT UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn’t be used widely By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer BC-EU-MED–Dengue Vaccine,1st-LdWritethru <!– –> Bullit Marquez, ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization...

North Korea has a new budget and it’s full of fiscal hijinks

TOKYO (AP) — Imagine a national budget that reflects steady growth, gives a healthy boost to science and technology while reserving big slices of the overall pie to defense and social spending. It’s generous with infrastructure improvements, and is certain of...

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point Ahn Young-joon, ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea hasn’t asked for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning...

Attacker in Berlin skullcap case turns himself in to police

Attacker in Berlin skullcap case turns himself in to police BERLIN (AP) — A 19-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker has turned himself in to police after his violent attack on a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in Berlin caused outrage across Germany. Police spokesman Winfrid Wenzel...