Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey's high-stakes votes

Turkey Elections-3

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey held high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions. Opposition leaders cast their ballots vowing to be vigilant against voting fraud. The...


Zimbabwe rules out delaying election after blast at rally

Zimbabwe Explosion

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s presidential spokesman is ruling out an election delay or a state of emergency after an explosion at the president’s campaign rally on Saturday that state media called an assassination attempt. George Charamba told the state-run Sunday Mail newspaper that the...


Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Mideast US

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic...


2nd person dies after blast at Ethiopia rally, minister says

APTOPIX Ethiopia New Prime Minister

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s health minister says a second person has died after Saturday’s explosion at a massive rally in the capital for the new prime minister. Health Minister Amir Aman says on Twitter that the person died at a local hospital in intensive care. More than 150 people...


Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline Emirates

Etihad Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul airline Etihad Airways will loan pilots to competing Dubai-based carrier Emirates under a new program, officials acknowledged Sunday, marking a rare cooperation between the two state-owned carriers who operate only 115 kilometers (70 miles) apart....


Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

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BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators — many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands — walked through the Berlin’s government district on Sunday ahead of...


UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures have urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a “no deal” Brexit would be an economic disaster. In an open letter, 60...


Kane hat trick in 6-1 rout of Panama puts England in last 16

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Harry Kane scored a hat trick to help England to its most one-sided World Cup victory, a 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday that secured a place in the last 16 with a game to spare. John Stones headed in two goals and Jesse Lingard curled in another. England’s previous high...


Column: Like Pele, Mbappe's World Cup timing is perfect

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MOSCOW (AP) — The delicate move was ballet worthy of the Bolshoi. Having shaken off his marker, Kylian Mbappe spotted N’Golo Kante haring to his left. At this point in the attack on Peru’s goal, a simple pass to his France teammate would have been just fine. But where’s the fun in that? Instead,...


Syrian troops advance in their offensive in country's south

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media say government forces have advanced deeper into the southern province of Daraa under the cover of airstrikes, entering new villages. Syrian state news agency SANA said Sunday troops have made territorial gains in al-Lujat and other areas including the village of...

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