Nation/World

Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...

World

Football meets philosophy in Kaliningrad, hometown of Kant

Russia Soccer WCup Football and Philosophy

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — In Kaliningrad, a Russian outpost sandwiched between Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic Sea, philosophy and football are coming together as fans troop through a small museum dedicated to the World Cup host city and its most famous resident, Immanuel Kant. Players themselves...


World

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Turkey’s victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally Videos: Iran protesters confront police at parliament 86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash Thai officials believe...


Lifestyle

Street artist Banksy splashes Paris with works on migrants

Europe Migrants Banksy

PARIS (AP) — Banksy is believed to have taken his message on migration to Paris, which has seen seven works attributed to the provocative British street artist. The works attributed to Banksy have been discovered in recent days, including one near a former center for migrants at the city’s northern...


National

Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese

United States-China

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea....


World

Romania minister says country facing cyber-attacks, Russians

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania faces Russian aggression on a daily basis in the Black Sea, and is fending off a wave of cyber-attacks and political interference, the defense minister said Monday. But even amid such uncertainty, Mihai Fifor told The Associated Press that the country of 19 million...


World

Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

Thailand Cave Search

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Rising waters forced rescuers to suspend the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach missing for two days in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand, but officials said Monday they believe they’re still alive. The boys, aged 11-15, are believed to have entered the...


World

The Latest: Monitors criticize "uneven field" in Turkey vote

APTOPIX Turkey Elections

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey (all times local): 4 p.m. International observers have criticized the uneven playing field in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections and said some monitors were obstructed while carrying out...


World

Videos: Iran protesters confront police at parliament

Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protesters angered by Iran’s cratering economy confronted police in front of parliament on Monday, with security forces firing tear gas at them, according to online videos, the first such confrontation after similar demonstrations rocked the country at the start...


World

Turkey's victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers

Turkey Elections

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, prepared Monday to extend his rule and take on sweeping new powers after his victory in the country’s landmark presidential and parliamentary elections. Turkey’s High Electoral Board declared...


World

86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

Nigeria Deadly Attacks

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed. The growing conflict by some accounts has become deadlier than Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremist...


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