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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 »

Swedes scratch heads at Trump’s suggestion of major incident

Donald Trump

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump’s remark that suggested a major incident had happened in Sweden. During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said “look what’s happening last night in Sweden” as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe. The comment has prompted a barrage of social media reaction on ... Read More »

US slams Russia’s move to recognize Ukraine rebel documents

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States says it is disturbed by Russia’s decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine. The recognition, in an order signed by President Vladimir Putin that was announced Saturday, “is alarming and contradicts the agreed-upon goals of the Minsk Agreement,” the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine said Sunday on Twitter, ... Read More »

Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for ‘mutual respect’

MUNICH (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is “unmoved by threats” but responds well to respect. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers, under which Tehran agreed to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for ... Read More »

Report: Israeli leader turned down regional peace initiative

Benjamin Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, in apparent contradiction to his stated goal of involving regional powers in resolving Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians. Haaretz reported that Netanyahu took part in a secret summit that ... Read More »

Muslim groups criticize Wilders’ ‘Moroccan scum’ comments

Geert Wilders

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Muslim organizations in the Netherlands on Sunday criticized disparaging comments about Moroccans made by anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, but say they are just the latest in a long string of insults. Launching his campaign Saturday for the Netherlands’ March 15 parliamentary election, Wilders criticized Moroccan youths for making the Netherlands unsafe, although he qualified the ... Read More »

IMF agrees terms for $5 billion loan to debt-ridden Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — The Mongolian government and envoys from the International Monetary Fund said Sunday that they and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan package to the north Asian country to help get its economy back on track. The deal is subject to approval by the IMF’s executive board, which is expected ... Read More »

US vice president visits former Nazi concentration camp

DACHAU, Germany (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II. Pence was joined by his wife, Karen Pence, and the couple’s 23-year-old daughter, Charlotte, as they toured the exhibits at the ... Read More »

Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interference

David Friedman, Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman

MUNICH (AP) — A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power. U.S. intelligence officials have told Trump that Moscow tried to influence voters by hacking Democratic emails and trolling social media sites, but Trump has sought to downplay Russia’s ... Read More »

Islamic extremists denounce Somalia’s new president

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A commander of Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels denounced said the country’s recent election of a new president and vowed to continue fighting the government, the first official comment from al-Shabab since the president’s election earlier this month. In an audio message released by al-Shabab’s radio arm Sunday, Sheikh Hassan Yaqub, a senior commander of the extremist ... Read More »