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Milan's famous La Scala names new director of the opera house after months of controversy

Milan’s La Scala, one of the world’s most prestigious and historic opera houses, has named Fortunato Ortombina as its new director
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FILE - A view of La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy, on April 4, 2022. Milan’s La Scala, one of the world’s most prestigious and historic opera houses, has named Fortunato Ortombina as its new director. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
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Hundreds pay tribute to police officer shot dead 40 years ago from inside Libya's UK embassy

Hundreds of people have attended a vigil in central London to commemorate the life of a police officer who was shot dead 40 years ago from inside the Libyan embassy
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Colleagues of police constable Yvonne Fletcher hold photos of her as they gather in St James's Square for a 40th anniversary memorial service, in London, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Hundreds of people attended a vigil in central London to commemorate the life of a police officer who was shot dead 40 years ago from inside the Libyan embassy. Constable Yvonne Fletcher, 25, was killed when men armed with submachine guns fired from the embassy’s windows, while she was policing a demonstration outside the building against the regime of then-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
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Italy's leader keeps the focus on migration on her fourth visit to Tunisia in a year

Days after Tunisia’s president insisted that he remains unwilling to let Europe outsource migration problems to his country, Italy’s prime minister has acknowledged that the North African nation “cannot become the arrival point for migrants coming from...
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In this photo provided by the Tunisian Presidency, Tunisian President Kais Saied, right, talks with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, in Tunis, Wednesday April 17, 2024. Meloni and Saied signed new accords part of Italy's larger "Mattei Plan" for Africa, a continent-wide strategy aimed at growing economic opportunities and preventing migration from Africa to Europe.(Slim Abid/ Tunisian Presidential Palace via AP)
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Swedish Parliament votes to make it easier for people to legally change their gender

The Swedish parliament has passed a law lowering the age required for people to legally change their gender from 18 to 16
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Cat rescued from Dubai flooding after clinging to car door

A cat clinging to a car door was rescued by police in Dubai after two years' worth of rain fell in just 24 hours.
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VIDEO: Cat rescued from Dubai flooding after clinging to car door
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Swedish Parliament votes to make it easier for people to legally change their gender, lowers age limit to 16

Swedish Parliament votes to make it easier for people to legally change their gender, lowers age limit to 16
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Protests, heightened terror threat mean tight security at Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden

Police in Sweden say that security will be tight during next month’s Eurovision Song Contest in the southern city of Malmo
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FILE - Then winner of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, Emmelie de Forest of Denmark, who won with her song 'Only Teardrops', holds the winners trophy as she poses for photographers following the final of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Malmo Arena in Malmo, Sweden, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Security will be tight during next month’s Eurovision Song Contest in southern Sweden. Pro-Palestinian activists who want Israel out of the contest, have announced large rallies in downtown Malmo, several kilometers (miles) from the contest venue. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
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Hugh Grant says he took 'enormous sum' to settle suit alleging illegal snooping by The Sun tabloid

Hugh Grant says he accepted “an enormous sum of money” to settle a lawsuit accusing the publisher of The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him
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FILE - Hugh Grant arrives at the premiere of "Wonka" on Dec. 10, 2023, at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif. Hugh Grant says he received “an enormous sum of money” to settle a lawsuit accusing the publisher of The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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Major Berlin show marks 250th anniversary of German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich's birth

A major show of Caspar David Friedrich’s iconic landscapes that marks the 250th anniversary of his birth is opening in Berlin, where he made his breakthrough and where a 1906 exhibition kicked off an enduring revival of interest in the German Romantic ...
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A woman walks near Caspar David Friedrich's painting 'The Sea of Ice' during a press preview of the exhibition 'Caspar David Friedrich. Infinite Landscapes' at the Alte Nationalgalerie museum in Berlin, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The exhibition marking the 250th birthday of Caspar David Friedrich and will run from April 19 until August 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Human rights group alleges widespread torture, abuse of detainees accused of IS affiliation in Syria

Amnesty International says it has documented widespread abuses, including torture and deprivation of medical care, in detention facilities holding thousands of suspected Islamic State members and their relatives in northeast Syria
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FILE - Women residents from former Islamic State-held areas in Syria line up for aid supplies at Al-Hol camp in Hassakeh province, Syria, March 31, 2019. Amnesty International said Wednesday, April 17, 2024 it has documented widespread abuses, including torture and deprivation of medical care, in detention facilities holding thousands of suspected Islamic State members and their relatives in northeast Syria. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
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Russia begins withdrawing peacekeeping forces from Karabakh, now under full Azerbaijan control

Officials from both countries say Russian forces are being withdrawn from Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region, where they have been stationed as peacekeepers since the end of a war in 2020
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FILE - Russian peacekeepers' vehicles are parked at a checkpoint on the road to Shusha in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Wednesday April 17, 2024 that Russian forces are being withdrawn from Azerbaijan's Karabakh region, where they have been stationed as peacekeepers since the end of a war in 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
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Georgia's parliament votes to approve so-called 'Russian law' targeting media in first reading

Georgia’s parliament has voted in the first reading to approve a proposed law that would require media and non-commercial organizations to register as being under foreign influence if they receive more than 20% of their funding from abroad
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Police block protestors gathered outside the parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, to protest against "the Russian law" similar to a law that Russia uses to stigmatize independent news media and organizations seen as being at odds with the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
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French police evict hundreds from abandoned Paris warehouse ahead of Olympics

With the Paris Games 100 days away, police has carried out a large-scale eviction at France’s biggest squat in the south of Paris
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FILE - Migrants stand in front of the Paris City Hall, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Earlier this month, French police removed about 50 migrants, including families with young children, from the forecourt of Paris City Hall. The migrants packed belongings and boarded a bus to temporary government housing in the town of Besançon in eastern France. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garriga , File)
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Thailand and New Zealand vow to strengthen economic ties as they set lofty new trade goals

Thailand and New Zealand have vowed to boost economic cooperation with an aim to triple two-way trade by 2045, as the New Zealand leader visited Thailand for the first time in 11 years
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New Zealand's Prime Minister Christopher Luxon, left, reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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An EU-wide survey shows that defense and security are among key issues ahead of upcoming elections

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is at the forefront of European Union citizens’ minds, with defense and security seen as key campaign issues ahead of the June elections, according to a study published Wednesday
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A giant canvas promoting the European elections is seen on the European Parliament Thursday, April 11, 2024 in Strasbourg, eastern France. The European Elections will take place from June 6 to June 9 2024. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
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Copenhagen fights the last pockets of a fire that destroyed a 400-year-old landmark

Danish firefighters are working to extinguish the last pockets of a fire that gutted Copenhagen’s 400-year-old stock exchange building, as owners of the structure looked ahead to rebuilding the iconic landmark
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Firefighters work as smoke rise out of the Old Stock Exchange, Boersen, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. One of Copenhagen’s oldest buildings is on fire and its iconic spire has collapsed. The building, which is situated next to the Christiansborg Palace where the parliament sits, is a popular tourist attraction. Its distinctive spire, in the shape of the tails of four dragons twined together, reached a height of 56 meters (184 feet). (Emil Helms/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
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Netanyahu brushes off calls for restraint, saying Israel will decide how to respond to Iran's attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will be the one to decide whether and how to respond to Iran’s major air assault earlier this week
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Palestinians inspect the rubble of destroyed buildings of the Abo al Hanood family after an Israeli airstrike in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Palestinian medics said several residents, including children, were killed in the airstrike. (AP Photo/Ismael Abu Dayyah)
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The Taliban suspend two TV stations in Afghanistan for neglecting Islamic values

The Taliban have suspended the activities of two TV stations in Afghanistan, alleging they failed to “consider national and Islamic values.”
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Russian missiles slam into a Ukrainian city and kill 8 people

Local officials say three Russian missiles have slammed into the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, hitting an apartment building and killing at least 17 people
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In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Emergency Service, rescuers work at the site of a Russian missile strike in Chernihiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (Ukrainian Emergency Service via AP Photo)
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Unions in Greece call widespread strikes, seeking a return to bargaining rights axed during bailouts

Strikes called by Greece’s largest labor union have halted ferries, disrupted public transport services and left some state-run hospitals running on emergency staffing levels in Athens and elsewhere
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People walk past docked ferries at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, during a 24-hour ferry strike on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The General Confederation of Greek Labor, GSEE, called the strikes to press for a return of collective bargaining rights axed more than a decade ago during a severe financial crisis. The 24-hour strike kept ferries at ports and disrupted other public services, leaving some state-run hospitals running on emergency staff levels (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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US navy flies aircraft through the Taiwan Strait a day after US-China defense chiefs hold rare talks

The U.S. 7th Fleet says a Navy P-8A Poseidon has flown through the Taiwan Strait
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FILE - A U.S. P-8A Poseidon reconaissance plane flies near Chinese structures and buildings on the man-made Fiery Cross Reef at the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea are seen on March 20, 2022. The U.S. 7th Fleet says a Navy P-8A Poseidon flew through the Taiwan Strait dividing China from the self-governing island democracy and close U.S. partner on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, a day after the U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs held their first talks since Nov. 2022 in an effort to reduce regional tensions. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
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A storm dumps record rain across the desert nation of UAE and floods Dubai's airport

Heavy thunderstorms have lashed the United Arab Emirates, dumping the heaviest rain ever recorded in the country in the span of hours as it flooded out portions of major highways and Dubai’s international airport
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A worker cuts through a downed tree with a chainsaw after a major storm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Heavy thunderstorms lashed the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, dumping over a year and a half's worth of rain on the desert city-state of Dubai in the span of hours as it flooded out portions of major highways and its international airport. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
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The Latest | Iran president warns of 'massive' response if Israel launches 'tiniest invasion'

Iran’s president has warned that the “tiniest invasion” by Israel would bring a “massive and harsh” response, as the region braces for potential Israeli retaliation after Iran’s attack over the weekend
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Two women, one of them wrapped in an Israeli flag, help to set the “The Empty Seder Table’ with 133 chairs and place settings, representing the absence of the hostages kidnapped by Hamas militants from Israel and held in Gaza, in front of Downing Street in London, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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German police target China-linked human smuggling gang with raids

German authorities conducted a large-scale raid against an international human smuggling gang early Wednesday, police said in a statement
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Police officers stand near a building that is being searched in Solingen, Germany, Wednesday April 17, 2024. The Duesseldorf public prosecutor's office has arrested ten suspects in a large-scale raid against an international smuggling gang in eight federal states. More than 1000 officers from the federal police and the public prosecutor's office have been involved in the operation since the early morning. A total of 101 residential and business premises were searched. (Gianni Gattus/dpa via AP)
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Father of boy accused of stabbing 2 Sydney clerics saw no signs of extremism

A Muslim community leader in Australia says the father of a boy accused of stabbing two Christian clerics saw no signs of his son’s extremism
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Police patrol outside the Christ the Good Shepherd church in suburban Wakely in western Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Australian police say a knife attack in Sydney that wounded a bishop and a priest during a church service as horrified worshippers watched online and in person, and sparked a riot was an act of terrorism.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
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European far right conference resumes a day after police shut down

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is urging voters to reject mainstream political parties in European Union elections in June for their failure of leadership
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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during the National Conservatism conference in Brussels, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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Death toll from 4 days of rains rises to 63 in Pakistan

Lightning and heavy rains led to 14 deaths in Pakistan, officials said Wednesday, bringing the death toll from four days of extreme weather to at least 63
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People looks a stream, which is overflowing following heavy rains, on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, April 15, 2024. Lightnings and heavy rains killed dozens of people, mostly farmers, across Pakistan in the past three days, officials said Monday, as authorities declared a state of emergency in the country's southwest following an overnight rainfall to avoid any further casualties and damages. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
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EU leaders want to talk competitiveness. Middle East tensions and Ukraine top their summit list

Tensions in the Middle East and the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine top the agenda of European Union leaders at their summit in Brussels
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European Council President Charles Michel speaks in Vienna Austria, Friday, April 12, 2024. Michel and Austria's Chancellor Karl Nehammer host a meeting with the Danish, Latvian, Maltese, Slovak, Slovenian and Cypriot leaders on the "strategic agenda of the EU." (AP Photo/Heinz-Peter Bader)
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UK inflation falls to lowest level since late 2021 as food prices ease further

Inflation in the U.K. fell to its lowest level in two and a half years in March after a further easing in food prices
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FILE - A woman selects fruits at a supermarket in London, on Nov. 17, 2021. Inflation in the U.K. fell to its lowest level in two and a half years in March after a further easing in food prices, official figures showed Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
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Homes are demolished in Ivory Coast's main city over alleged health concerns. Thousands are homeless

Authorities in Ivory Coast's largest city are demolishing homes in low-income areas over what they say are public health concerns, leaving thousands without shelter and with nowhere to go
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A school girl walks past houses that were demolished on public health grounds in the Gesco neighborhood of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Rapid urbanisation has led to a population boom and housing shortages in Abidjan, where nearly one in five Ivorians reside, many of them in low-income, crowded communes like the ones in the Gesco and Sebroko districts being demolished on public health grounds. (AP Photo/Diomande Ble Blonde)
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AP PHOTOS: Colorful roadshows and rallies mark India's election season before voting starts Friday

Every five years, the world’s most populous democracy holds a giant election for millions of Indians to cast their vote on a new parliament. And it does so in its usual flamboyance — with a spectacle of dance, drumbeats and firecrackers echoing across India as candidates march in processions to canvass for votes. Colorful convoys of motorbikes, jeeps and autorickshaws have been navigating narrow streets in cities and towns as people line up to glimpse the contestants. The six-week national election will start Friday with polling scheduled in 21 states in the first phase. From April 19 to June 1, nearly 970 million Indians — or over 10% of the global population — are eligible to vote to elect a total of 543 lawmakers in the lower house of parliament. Among the states voting on Friday is southern Tamil Nadu, where mega cardboard cutouts of political leaders are a common sight during the election season. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has been trying...
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Supporters attend an election rally addressed by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state, M. K. Stalin, ahead of country's general elections, on the outskirts of southern Indian city of Chennai, April 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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Croatia votes in a parliamentary election that's a showdown between its president and prime minister

Croatia is voting in a parliamentary election after a campaign that centered on a bitter rivalry between the president and prime minister of the small European Union and NATO member
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Prime Minister incumbent Andrej Plenkovic speaks to the media after casting his ballot at a polling station in Zagreb, Croatia, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Croatia is voting in a parliamentary election after a campaign that centered on a bitter rivalry between the president and prime minister of the small European Union and NATO member. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 17

Apple CEO says company will 'look at' manufacturing in Indonesia

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is “looking at” manufacturing in Indonesia as he met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday
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Apple CEO Tim Cook ,center, talks to journalist during a joint press conference with Indonesian Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, left, and Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Technology Budi Arie Setiadi, right, after a meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 17, 2024.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
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AP PHOTOS: Aboard France's aging nuclear submarines — old boats but new missions

Once again, the oceans beckon for France’s veteran nuclear-powered attack submarines. The Associated Press got rare access aboard a French navy Rubis-class submarine as it was being readied for another mission in sprawling naval dockyards in the Mediterranean port of Toulon. France’s fleets of nuclear-powered submarines are shrouded in secrecy. The French military wouldn't allow this submarine to be identified by name. A naval security officer scrutinized all the images AP journalists took aboard the vessel and asked that some be deleted or cropped to avoid showing submarine technology and security measures at the docks. Aboard the cramped vessel, submariners crammed into the confines of a small compartment and carried out maintenance work. Others loaded supplies aboard, carrying boxes down narrow gangways. In the control room, crew members hung strips of lights amid the spaghetti of cabling and equipment. This vessel is one of three Rubis-class attack submarines that France...
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Sailors prepare a French Rubis-class submarine at the Toulon naval base in southern France, Monday, April 15, 2024. The nuclear powered submarine will be guarding France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier during training exercises dubbed Neptune Strike in the Mediterranean with the 32-nation NATO military alliance. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
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Envoy says US is determined to monitor North Korean nukes, through UN or otherwise

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says America and its allies are discussing options “both inside and outside the U
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks during a press conference at the American Diplomacy House in Seoul Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)
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The G7 eyes targeted sanctions on Iran and a message of restraint as ministers meet in Italy

Group of Seven foreign ministers are meeting on the resort island of Capri amid calls for new sanctions against Iran
April 17
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell arrives for the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting, on the Island of Capri, Italy, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Group of Seven foreign ministers are meeting on the Italian resort island of Capri, with soaring tensions in the Mideast and Russia's continuing war in Ukraine topping the agenda. The meeting runs April 17-19. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi moved from prison to house arrest due to heat, military says

Myanmar’s former leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to house arrest
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Released prisoners are welcomed by family members and colleagues after they were released from Insein Prison Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in Yangon, Myanmar. On Wednesday Myanmar's military government granted amnesty for over 3,000 prisoners to mark this week’s traditional New Year holiday. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
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Myanmar’s military says Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to house arrest as a health measure in a heat wave

Myanmar’s military says Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to house arrest as a health measure in a heat wave
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Japan records a trade deficit for the third straight fiscal year despite recovering exports

Japan recorded a trade deficit for the third straight fiscal year as the costs of energy and other imports rose and the yen remained weak
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FILE - A container ship is loaded and unloaded at a container terminal at a port of Kawasaki near Tokyo on March 9, 2022. Japan recorded a trade deficit for the fiscal year ended in March, the government said Wednesday, April 17, 2024, as costs of energy and other imports rose amid a weakening yen. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
April 16

Solomon Islanders cast votes in an election that will shape relations with China

Voting has ended across the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific nation’s first general election since the government switched diplomatic allegiances from Taiwan to Beijing and struck a secret security pact that has raised fears of the Chinese navy gai...
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Villagers queue to vote during the Solomon Islands elections in a village on the island of San Cristobal, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Voting has closed across Solomon Islands on Wednesday in the South Pacific nation's first general election since the government switched diplomatic allegiances from Taiwan to Beijing and struck a secret security pact that has raised fears of the Chinese navy gaining a foothold in the region.(AP Photo/Charley Piringi)
April 16

Dubai hit with severe flooding

Dubai was hit with severe flooding on Tuesday after two years' worth of rain fell in just 24 hours, records show.
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Dubai was hit with severe flooding on Tuesday after two years' worth of rain fell in just 24 hours, records show.
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Dubai sees severe flooding after getting 2 years' worth of rain in 24 hours

Dubai International Airport briefly diverted some flights due to the weather.
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An SUV splashes through standing water on a road with the Burj Al Arab luxury hotel seen in the background in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2024.
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Justin Trudeau's government raises taxes on wealthiest Canadians in federal budget

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is imposing higher taxes on the wealthiest Canadians as part of the federal government
April 16
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference in the media-lockup prior to tabling the Federal Budget in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 16

Mexican drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán claims he can't get calls or visits in a US prison

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán now claims he can’t get phone calls or visits in the maximum security U.S. prison where the once most powerful Mexican drug lord is serving a life sentence
April 16
FILE - Authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2017. Guzmán wrote a letter to District Court Judge Brian M. Cogan in the Eastern District of New York in late March 2024, claiming he cannot get phone calls or visits in the maximum security U.S. prison where he is serving a life sentence. (U.S. law enforcement via AP, File)
April 16

Ecuador rations electricity as drought persists in the northern Andes

Ecuador has started to ration electricity in its main cities as a drought linked to the El Niño weather pattern depletes reservoirs and limits output at hydroelectric plants
April 16
A woman lights candles in her store after a programed power cut ordered by the ministry of energy, in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Ecuador faces electricity rationing due to a prolonged drought and high temperatures that have reduced flows to the main hydroelectric plants. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
April 16

How an American escaped Haiti after uprising

Frantzy Saintelus, 56, used the help of his son, Alex, to flee the Caribbean nation after criminal gangs took over the capital.
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Frantzy Saintelus, 56, used the help of his son, Alex, to flee the Caribbean nation after criminal gangs took over the capital.
April 16

Arrests made a year after gold and cash worth millions were stolen at Toronto airport

Authorities in Canada say they have made arrests in the theft of a cargo container that included gold and other items worth over 20 million Canadian dollars — about $14.5 million — that were stolen from Toronto’s Pearson International airport a year ago
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Israel says it will retaliate against Iran. These are the risks that could pose to Israel

Israel is vowing to retaliate against Iran even though such a mission carries many risks
April 16
People shop at the old main bazaar in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Israel says it is poised to retaliate against Iran, risking further expanding the shadow war between the two foes into a direct conflict after an Iranian attack over the weekend sent hundreds of munitions into Israeli airspace. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
April 16

Georgian police fire tear gas to break up protest against so-called 'Russian law'

Police in the capital of Georgia on Tuesday unleashed tear gas to break up a large demonstration outside the country’s parliament that was protesting a proposed law that would require media and non-commercial organizations to register as being under fo...
April 16
Police officers block protestors as they gather outside the parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, to protest against "the Russian law" similar to a law that Russia uses to stigmatize independent news media and organizations seen as being at odds with the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)