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Amid protests, UK lawmakers to debate Trump visit invitation

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are set to debate a call for U.S. President Donald Trump to be denied a state visit to the U.K. — but the Conservative government insists the invitation remains firmly in place. Trump opponents plan to demonstrate outside parliament in London as legislators hold a debate Monday. It comes in response to an online petition ... Read More »

US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil

Jim Mattis

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders. Mattis’ arrived on an unannounced visit in Iraq as the battle to oust Islamic State militants from western Mosul moved into its second day, and ... Read More »

Alleged Erdogan assassination attempt trial opens in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A trial opened Monday in southern Turkey for 47 people charged with attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the failed coup while he was vacationing with his family. The suspects — 37 of them former military personnel — face possible life sentences on charges that include attempted assassination, overthrow of the ... Read More »

Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says its decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine is a response to Ukraine’s blockade of rebel regions. The weekend’s move by Russian President Vladimir Putin has drawn sharp criticism from Ukraine, which called it a violation of a two-year-old peace deal. Ukrainian forces have been fighting Russia-backed ... Read More »

South Korea wins 2 golds in short track speed skating

Choi Min-jeong, Shim Suk-hee

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — South Korea won two gold medals in short track speed skating at the Asian Winter Games on Monday, an early indication the hosts of the 2018 Winter Olympics could be regaining their dominance of the sport. Choi Min-jeong won the women’s 1,500 meters and Park Se-yeong took top honors in the men’s 1,500. Choi clocked a ... Read More »

North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

TUNIS (AP) — Top North African diplomats are meeting to find ways to reconcile Libya’s rival political factions. The foreign ministers of Egypt and Tunisia along with Algeria’s African and Arab affairs minister met Sunday and Monday in Tunis to take stock of recent discussions with Libyan political leaders and efforts to avoid fighting. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said ... Read More »

N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe

Noor Rashid Ibrahim,Abdul Samah Mat

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea’s top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia’s investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea’s ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the death. The comments from Ambassador Kang Chol came amid rising tensions between North Korea and Malaysia over the death, ... Read More »

Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategy

Donald Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, a health care strategy session, interviews for a new national security adviser — and even a few holes of golf. Trump brought four contenders to his private club Mar-a-Lago club in Florida on Sunday as he seeks a replacement for retired Gen. Michael Flynn, ... Read More »

Iraqi troops push into IS-held southern outskirts of Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Federal Police forces have pushed into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a new push to drive Islamic State militants from the city’s western half. Iraqi helicopters were seen firing rockets on Monday at the village of Abu Saif, mainly at a hill that overlooks the city’s airport and provides the ... Read More »

Unilever shares slide after Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman’s, Lipton, and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer. The companies said Sunday in a joint press release that Kraft Heinz has “amicably” abandoned the offer. Shares in Unilever slumped 6.5 percent on Monday to 41.91 euros in Amsterdam, one ... Read More »