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N. Korea gas limited at pump

updated: 04/22/2017 2:50 a.m. Discuss

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Car users in Pyongyang were scrambling Friday to fill up their tanks as gas stations began limiting services or even closing over concerns of a spreading shortage.

China warns planes carrying Philippine defense officials

updated: 04/22/2017 2:49 a.m. Discuss

PAG-ASA ISLAND, South China Sea -- Chinese forces tried to drive away two Philippine planes carrying Manila's defense and military chiefs Friday near a Chinese man-made island, officials said, adding that they admired seeing up close the citylike features, including buildings, roads and a runway, in the South China Sea's hotly contested region.

Paris gunman had pro-ISIS note

updated: 04/22/2017 2:46 a.m. Discuss

PARIS -- The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a Paris police officer just days before France's presidential election had a note with him defending the Islamic State extremist group, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday.

Attack adds to French election's factors

updated: 04/21/2017 2:45 a.m. Discuss

PARIS -- A deadly shootout on Paris' best-known boulevard darkened the final day of campaigning Friday in France's presidential election, and U.S. President Donald Trump predicted that the attack would help shape the outcome of voting Sunday.

Violence in Venezuela leaves 12 more people dead

updated: 04/22/2017 2:44 a.m. Discuss

CARACAS, Venezuela -- At least 12 people were killed overnight during looting and violence in Venezuela's capital over a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday.

Germans: Stock-option buyer bombed soccer bus to cash in

updated: 04/22/2017 2:43 a.m. Discuss

BERLIN -- A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet that Borussia Dortmund shares would drop, then bombed the soccer team's bus in an attack he tried to disguise as Islamic terrorism in a scheme to net millions, German officials said Friday.

Puerto Rico landfills in crisis

updated: 04/22/2017 2:43 a.m. Discuss

TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico -- Landfills across Puerto Rico are over capacity and are groaning under tons of liquefied garbage seeping into the tropical soil and posing threats to people and the environment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Rebels in uniforms assail Afghan base

posted: 04/22/2017 2:40 a.m. Discuss

KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in Afghanistan’s Balkh province, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 11 others, an Afghan government official said Friday.

The world in brief

updated: 04/22/2017 4:22 a.m. Discuss

Mattis warns of Syria’s chemical stash

Officials: At least 12 people killed overnight in Venezuela clashes

updated: 04/21/2017 2:15 p.m. Discuss

CARACAS, Venezuela — A young Venezuelan man returning home late from work was fatally shot when he got caught in the middle of late-night street clashes that took over several working-class neighborhoods in Caracas.

Champs-Elysees gunman had shot at French police before, ofiicials say

posted: 04/21/2017 10:40 a.m. Comment 1

PARIS — The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. He was also convicted in 2003 of attempted homicide in the shootings of two police officers.

Italy gets gold star on Libya

posted: 04/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Just weeks before President Donald Trump takes his first official overseas trip, trade and security matters were top items of discussion during his meeting Thursday with the prime minister of Italy, one of the two European countries Trump plans to visit in May.

After plant seized, GM charts Venezuela exit

posted: 04/21/2017 3:08 a.m. Comments 3

General Motors Co. announced Thursday that it is pulling out of Venezuela after authorities there seized one of its auto plants, a fresh sign of the turmoil gripping the country as anti-government protests spread.

U.S. tells U.N.: In Mideast, Iran is 'chief culprit'

updated: 04/21/2017 2:59 a.m. Discuss

In her first session holding the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley tried to turn the spotlight from Israel to Iran, the latest target of tough talk from President Donald Trump's administration.

Moderate Islam garners Pence's praise in Jakarta

updated: 04/21/2017 2:46 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday praised Indonesia's democracy and moderate form of Islam alongside the president of the world's most populous Muslim nation, reinforcing his message with a visit to the region's largest mosque.






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