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Pence says US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

Mike Pence

MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will “hold Russia accountable” and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed as “obsolete.” In his overseas debut as vice president, Pence told the audience at the Munich Security Conference that the ... Read More »

Italy’s Renzi resigns as party chief, seeks renewed mandate

ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned on Sunday as leader of his fractious Democratic Party in a bid to win a fresh, stronger mandate before parliamentary elections which populist political forces hope will propel them into national power for the first time. As promised a week earlier, Renzi told fellow Democratic leaders he was resigning in view ... Read More »

Malaysia looks for 4 North Korean suspects who left country

Noor Rashid Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday. Since Kim’s death last week, authorities have been trying to piece together details of what appeared ... Read More »

Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State-held western Mosul

Haider al-Abadi

HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, the latest phase in a four-month-old offensive to retake Iraq’s second largest city. The battle for western Mosul promises to be the most daunting yet, as the half of the city west of the ... Read More »

Iraq says proven oil reserves rise to 153 billion barrels

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq says new exploration has revealed an additional 10 billion barrels of oil, bringing its total proven reserves to 153 billion barrels. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said in a statement Sunday that the increase comes from seven oil fields in central and southern Iraq, without naming them. He says Iraq will ask the Organization of the ... Read More »

Blast in Somalia kills 15 in Mogadishu marketplace

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a blast at a busy market in the western part of Somalia’s capital killed at least 15 people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the powerful blast thought to be from a car bomb tore through shops and food stands in Mogadishu’s Madina district Sunday. He said the bomb also wounded more than ... Read More »

London mayor: ‘Cruel’ Trump should be denied state visit

Donald Trump

LONDON (AP) — London’s mayor says that President Donald Trump shouldn’t receive a state visit in Britain because of his “cruel” policies on immigration. Sadiq Khan said Sunday the U.S. president should not get VIP treatment when he comes to Britain later this year because of his “ban on people from seven Muslim-majorities countries” and his decision to block refugees ... Read More »

Fashion takes London by storm with Preen, Topshop, Mulberry

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with shows by Preen, Topshop, Mulberry and others taking place at many sites in the more-chic-than-usual British capital. A fleet of Mercedes-Benz sedans is ferrying VIPs from venue to venue as buyers, bloggers and wannabes gauge each show for that elusive dash of something special and off the wall. Not ... Read More »

SpaceX trying again to launch rocket from historic moon pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is taking another shot at launching a rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad. As dawn broke Sunday over Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, the unmanned Falcon rocket stood at Launch Complex 39A, poised to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 9:39 a.m. This is the same pad where astronauts flew ... Read More »

1 killed, 3 injured in Saudi Aramco oil pipeline leak

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco says one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the kingdom. The company said in a statement Sunday that an emergency response team managed to contain the leak Saturday in Abqaiq. It did not provide details ... Read More »