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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Oct 30 2017, a bumper sign calls for the end of farm killings in South Africa, during a blockade of a freeway in Midvaal, South Africa. U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted that he has asked the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "closely study the South African land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers." Trump added, "South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers." (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
August 23, 2018 - 9:51 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into farm seizures and the "large scale killing of farmers" in the country. The government said Trump's tweet was based on "false information" and...
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An MD 530F military helicopter hovers to target a house where attackers are hiding in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The Taliban fired rockets toward the presidential palace in Kabul Tuesday as President Ashraf Ghani was giving his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, said police official Jan Agha. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 21, 2018 - 1:53 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban fired a pair of rockets toward the presidential palace in Kabul on Tuesday as the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police said. No injuries were reported in the attack. The first rocket landed...
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The damage to a security booth by a shot fired, is seen outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Shots were fired at a security booth outside the embassy in Turkey's capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hurt. Ties between Ankara and Washington have been strained over the case of an imprisoned American pastor, leading the U.S. to impose sanctions, and increased tariffs that sent the Turkish lira tumbling last week. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
August 20, 2018 - 11:55 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained. There were no casualties in the fleeting attack, in which...
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People walk past a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Turkey's lira currency fell once again, as Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
August 17, 2018 - 5:58 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even if he is released and Washington eases economic penalties...
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Indonesian Siti Aisyah, center, is escorted by police as she leaves her court hearing at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The Malaysian court has ordered the two women, Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong to enter their defense over the murder of North Korean leader's half-brother in a brazen assassination that has gripped the world. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 16, 2018 - 8:54 pm
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women accused in the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after a Malaysian judge found evidence they participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill, extending their murder trial until next year...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2013 file photo the US flag flies at the main entrance of the US embassy in Berlin. Berlin police say threatening letters containing a white powder have been sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
August 14, 2018 - 7:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police are investigating two threatening letters containing a white powder that were sent to the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital, authorities said Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt said the two letters, sent last month, were analyzed by experts and the powder...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, police officers guard a cordon around a police tent covering a supermarket car park pay machine near the spot where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill following exposure to the Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury, England. The United States will impose sanctions on Russia for the country’s use of a nerve agent in an assassination attempt on a former Russian spy and his daughter. The State Department says Aug. 8, sanctions will be imposed on Russia as the country used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
August 09, 2018 - 2:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions against Russia over nerve agent poisoning in Britain (all times local): 3:25 a.m. A senior Russian lawmaker has denounced new U.S. sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain as "lynch law." Konstantin Kosachev, the...
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August 08, 2018 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is doubling rewards for al-Qaida leaders charged for their roles in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa. The State Department said Wednesday the reward for information leading to the location, arrest or conviction of Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah (ahb-...
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Zimbabwean police officers cordon off the streets around the MDC opposition party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Zimbabwe's acting President said Thursday that his government had been in touch with the main opposition leader in an attempt to ease tensions after election related violence in the capital. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 02, 2018 - 10:01 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 5 p.m. A lawyer in Zimbabwe says police are investigating opposition presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and others for allegedly inciting violence. Kumbirai Mafunda confirms that a search warrant was issued on Wednesday...
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Opposition MDC party supporters protest in the streets of Harare during clashes with police Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Hundreds of angry opposition supporters outside Zimbabwe's electoral commission were met by riot police firing tear gas as the country awaited the results of Monday's presidential election, the first after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
August 01, 2018 - 1:46 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Zimbabwe's president is blaming opposition supporters for the violence in the capital that began with protests over Monday's election results and ended with the military sweeping in with gunfire. At least three...
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