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‘I did it’: Portugal hacker says he exposed African tycoon

By BARRY HATTON | January 27, 2020

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader in alleged murky international business deals.Lawyers for Rui Pinto,...

Watchdog: China is 2nd largest arms producer behind the US

January 27, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — China is the second-largest arms producer in the world behind the United States but ahead of Russia, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday.The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, said the research is...

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic’s wider woes

By JON GAMBRELL | January 27, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest routes to the West that the ground crew rushed to unload...

The Latest: Remains recovery at Bryant crash site underway

January 26, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (all times local):8:30 p.m.Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says his department's helicopters were grounded due to weather in the area where a helicopter carrying...

AP source: Bolton says Trump tied Ukraine funds to probe

By ZEKE MILLER and ERIC TUCKER | January 26, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it aided political investigations into his Democratic rivals, former national security adviser John Bolton recounts in a draft of his...

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

By KEN MORITSUGU | January 26, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans...

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak


BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities temporarily banned the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish” violators.Local authorities will “strengthen inspections and severely...

Visiting Turkey leader: Algeria key in region’s stability

January 26, 2020

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, greeted to a fanfare arrival Sunday in Algiers, said the North African nation is “important for the stability of the region,” an apparent bow to Algerian efforts to play a key role...

Britain’s EU Journey: When the EU faced its biggest crisis

By PAN PYLAS | January 26, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain...

Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | January 26, 2020

It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to...

Ringing in Brexit? Plans to celebrate UK exit divide country

By JILL LAWLESS | January 26, 2020

LONDON (AP) — With Brexit just days away, Britons are fighting over the chimes of Big Ben. And the White Cliffs of Dover are a battleground.As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on Friday, people are divided over how to mark a historic...

Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech

By MESFIN FEKADU | January 26, 2020

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players.At...