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Hero or criminal? Court hears 2 views of WikiLeaks’ Assange

By JILL LAWLESS | February 24, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Truth-telling journalist or reckless criminal: A British judge was given two conflicting portraits of Julian Assange as the WikiLeaks founder's long-awaited extradition hearing began Monday in a London court.A lawyer for the U.S. authorities,...

Trump’s India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 24, 2020

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) — Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India's welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration show with his counterpart and a sunset tour of the famed...

Haiti says soldier died of wounds after shootout with police

February 24, 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian Ministry of Defense said Monday that a soldier has died from wounds suffered during an exchange of gunfire with police officers protesting outside army headquarters.The ministry said another soldier is in stable...

New Army training team heads to Africa

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.The...

US to lay out case against Assange at extradition hearing

By JILL LAWLESS | February 23, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents.A judge at...

Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

By KIM TONG-HYUNG | February 22, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went...

Marchers support Assange ahead of London extradition hearing

By JILL LAWLESS | February 22, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday to pressure the U.K. government into refusing to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face spying charges.Famous backers, including Pink Floyd’s...

US leads training exercises in Africa amid focus on Sahel

By CARLEY PETESCH | February 22, 2020

THIES, Senegal (AP) — Crouching in the sparse brush, maneuvering into formations through a divide, and then shooting at a target, about 10 soldiers from Burkina Faso are among a select group of African soldiers being trained to battle West Africa's...

Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses

By GENE JOHNSON | February 21, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — Greyhound, the nation's largest bus company, said Friday it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks.The company's announcement came one week after The Associated...

South Korea becomes newest front in shifting virus outbreak

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and MATT SEDENSKY | February 21, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, making the country the newest front in a widening global outbreak centered in China and now reverberating elsewhere.South Korea said two people have died and 204 have been...

Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks 1 year

By LOTFI BOUCHOUCHI | February 21, 2020

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians flooded into the streets of the capital and other cities on the 53rd straight Friday of peaceful protests, marking the first anniversary of their “smile revolution” that unseated the North African nation's long-time...

Israel confirms ultra-Orthodox draft figures were inflated

By JOSEPH KRAUSS | February 20, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday it found “serious, systemic failures” in its own reporting that inflated figures on the enlistment of ultra-Orthodox Jews, a hot-button issue in a country where most Jewish men are subject to mandatory...

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