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Haiti PM: Elections, referendum to be held next year

Haiti’s prime minister says he plans to hold a referendum to modify the country’s constitution by February, and he hopes to organize presidential and legislative elections early next year
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FILE - In this July 20, 2021, file photo, Haiti's designated Prime Minister Ariel Henry, center, and interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, right, pose for a group photo with other authorities in front of a portrait of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise at the National Pantheon Museum during a memorial service for Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Henry says he plans to hold a referendum to modify the country’s constitution by February, and he hopes to organize presidential and legislative elections early next year, during an interview Tuesday, Sept. 28, with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn, File)
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Peru's 'Lord of Miracles' procession canceled amid pandemic

The archbishopric of Lima has announced that Peru’s most popular Roman Catholic procession has been canceled for the second straight year because of the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - In this March 30, 2018 file photo, women, their heads covered by veils, burn incense as they accompany the Good Friday procession, in Lima, Peru. The Lord Of Miracles procession has been canceled for the second straight year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the archbishopric of Lima announced Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
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Haiti's prime minister tells AP that he plans to organize presidential and legislative elections for early next year

Haiti's prime minister tells AP that he plans to organize presidential and legislative elections for early next year
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Chile: Congress takes step toward abortion decriminalization

The lower house of Chile’s Congress has taken a step toward decriminalizing abortion in most cases, voting to craft a law barring prosecution of women who get abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy
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Women sing a song asking for free abortion as part of the Global Day of Action for access to legal, safe and free abortion, at a square in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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Scars from 2015 Paris stadium bombing still pain victims

Victims of the November 2015 terror attacks on Paris have begun testifying about the night that left 130 people dead and dozens wounded
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FILE - In this Nov.13, 2015 file photo, spectators invade the pitch of the Stade de France stadium after the international friendly soccer France against Germany, in Saint Denis, outside Paris. On Nov. 13, 2015, a cell of nine Islamic State militants armed with automatic rifles and explosive vests left a trail of dead and injured at the national stadium, Paris bars and restaurants and the Bataclan concert hall. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
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Trudeau: Canada's decision on whether to allow Huawei coming

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will decide within weeks whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei into the country’s next-generation 5G wireless networks
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2021, file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stands with Minister of Foreign Affairs Marc Garneau to announce that Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been released from detention in China, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. China's Foreign Ministry said Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, that the two Canadians were released on bail for health reasons. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
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Pakistan: Troops kill 10 militants in shootout in northwest

The military says Pakistani security forces have killed 10 militants, including four insurgent commanders, in a shootout in a former Taliban stronghold in the country’s northwest
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5 intel officers killed in shootout with militants in Sudan

Sudanese authorities say five intelligence officers have been killed in a raid on a hideout for suspected Islamic State group militants in the capital of Khartoum
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In this photo taken from video, Abdalla Adam Hamdok, Prime Minister of the Sudan, remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Saturday Sept. 25, 2021 at UN headquarters. (UN Web TV via AP)
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Albania complains its EU accession bid is being held hostage

Albania's prime minister has complained about the delay in the launch of his country's membership negotiations with the European Union
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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, left, and the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama leave after a news conference in Tirana, Albania, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Von der Leyen visits six Western Balkan countries which share a common European future. ahead of their Oct. 6 summit. (AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)
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France to reduce visas for North Africans in migration spat

A French government spokesperson says France plans to reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa because governments there are refusing to take back deported migrants
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers the closing speech at the national convention on mental health and psychiatry at the Ministry of Solidarity and Health in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Psychology appointments in France will be funded by the government starting next year, the president announced Tuesday, amid growing awareness of the importance of mental health. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool Photo via AP)
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Germany: Young girls alone for days with dead father's body

German media reported Tuesday that three young children spent days alone at home with their dead father's body before their aunt discovered them
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Macron wants Europeans to boost defense, be 'respected'

French President Emmanuel Macron says European nations must boost their defense plans and make themselves “respected.”
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French President Emmanuel Macron looks on during the signing of a new defense deal at The Elysee Palace Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 in Paris. France and Greece announced on Tuesday a major, multibillion-euro defense deal including Athens' decision to buy three French warships. (Ludovic Marin, Pool Photo via AP)
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Thailand issues new flood warnings from seasonal rain

Officials in Thailand are issuing fresh warnings about flooding caused by seasonal monsoon rains, after at least seven deaths were reported in the aftermath of a tropical storm that struck over the weekend
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Thai people wade through floodwaters in Chaiyaphum province, northeast of Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Thai disaster officials say flooding caused by seasonal monsoon rains have affected more than 71,000 households in 30 provinces and killed six people since the weekend. (AP Photo/Thanachote Thanawikran)
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France offers state-funded therapy, tackles mental health

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that psychology appointments in France will be funded by the government starting next year
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers the closing speech at the national convention on mental health and psychiatry at the Ministry of Solidarity and Health in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Psychology appointments in France will be funded by the government starting next year, the president announced Tuesday, amid growing awareness of the importance of mental health. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool Photo via AP)
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With army on standby, Johnson says UK fuel crisis improving

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sought to reassure the British public that a fuel-supply crisis snarling the country and creating long lines at gas stations is “stabilizing.”
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Closed fuel pumps at a petrol station in London, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Long lines of vehicles have formed at many gas stations around Britain since Friday, causing spillover traffic jams on busy roads. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Female Afghan health workers, educators urge release of aid

Female Afghan health workers, teachers and rights defenders are urging the international community to resume financial aid to Afghanistan, saying non-payment has disproportionally impacted women
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A Taliban flag is placed in the front of a motorbike in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 28

Taiwan lawmakers break out into brawl during policy speech

Taiwan’s legislature descended into a rowdy brawl after opposition lawmakers interrupted an important policy address and rushed the podium
September 28
In this image taken from video by Taiwan's EBC, opposition Nationalist party lawmaker Chen Yu-jen, in white shirt, is grabbed by ruling Democratic Progressive Party lawmakers as she tries to climb onto the podium during a parliament session in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Taiwan's legislature on Tuesday descended into a rowdy brawl on Tuesday, after opposition lawmakers interrupted an important policy address and rushed the podium. (EBC via AP )
September 28

New lawmakers make German parliament more diverse than ever

Germany's weekend election has made the country's lower house of parliament more diverse and inclusive than ever before
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The Reichstag Building which are the German parliament Bundestag building reflected in a puddle in Berlin, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Sunday's national election making Germany's lower house of parliament, or Bundestag, more diverse and inclusive than ever before. For the first time there are also two transgender women, at least three people of African descent and, after years of stagnation, the number of female lawmakers has gone up again as well. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
September 28

Greta Thunberg, COVID-19 and Metropolitan Opera: World in Photos, Sept. 28

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Greta Thunberg, COVID-19 and Metropolitan Opera: World in Photos, Sept. 28
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Polish court orders damages for toppling priest statue

A court in Poland has ordered three men to pay equivalent of 1,700 euros ($1,990) in damages for having toppled a statue of late Solidarity-era priest Henryk Jankowski over allegations he sexually abused minors
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EU official: No dealing with 'desperate' Lukashenko

The European Union's home affairs commissioner says the 27-member bloc stands firm on its regime of sanctions against Belarus' authoritarian president who's “pushing" migrants into the EU out of “desperation."
September 28
In this photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko arrives to attend the meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.(Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
September 28

German court hears damages claim over Brazil dam collapse

A Munich court has heard a claim for compensation from a German certification company over a devastating dam collapse in Brazil in January, 2019
September 28
Avimar de Melo Barcelos, back left, mayor of the municipality of Brumadinho, Paulo Richardo Rocha Pinto, husband of a victim, Gustavo Barroso Camara, brother of a victim, lawyer Pedro Martins, and lawyer Jan Erik Spangenberg, left to right, arrive in the courtroom at the Munich Regional Court before the start of the trial in Munich Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Following the dam disaster in Brumadinho, Brazil, in early 2019, the affected community and the family of one of the 260 fatalities sued TUEV Sued for damages. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
September 28

Greece: Afghan refugees fly to Portugal for resettlement

Authorities in Greece say 41 Afghan refugees have flown from Athens to Portugal as part of a bilateral agreement to resettle 1,000 people who have been granted asylum
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Afghan refugees wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, board an airplane bound for Portugal at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. The 41 refugees from Afghanistan were relocated as part of a migrant reunification plan agreed between the two countries. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
September 28

Yemeni officials: Clashes over key city kill 130 fighters

Yemeni officials say fierce clashes between government forces and Houthi rebels over a crucial central city have killed more than 130 fighters in the past two days
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EU aims for deal with Turkey to stem migrant flows to Cyprus

The European Union’s Home Affairs Commissioner says the 27-nation bloc could work out ways to stem the flow of migrants from Turkey to Cyprus and other EU countries when she holds high-level talks in Ankara next month
September 28
People stand behind a fence at the Pournara migrant reception center on the outskirts of Cyprus' capital Nicosia, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Johansson says despite the difficulties, it's "not impossible" for the 27-member bloc work out ways to stem the flow of migrants from Turkey to neighboring Cyprus and other EU member states when she holds high-level talks in Ankara next month. (AP Photo/Phlippos Christou)
September 28

Russia opens extremism probe against Navalny and his allies

Russian authorities have opened a criminal case against imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his closest allies, accusing them of forming an extremist group and being involved in one
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Albanian court orders retrial for former interior minister

Albania’s Supreme Court has ordered the re-trial of a former interior minister who was convicted of abuse of office two years ago
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Hordes of wild boars invade Rome

Romans say they’re being harassed by wild boars that have recently come in search of food.
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Romans say they’re being harassed by wild boars that have recently come in search of food.
September 28

Toyota banks on mobility technology for future growth

Japanese automaker Toyota is revving up acquisitions in mobility technology, adding Renovo Motors, a Silicon Valley software developer, to its Woven Planet team, which is working on automated driving
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This 2018, photo provided by Renovo/Woven Planet shows Renovo's automated driving test fleet in Calif. Japanese automaker Toyota is revving up acquisitions in mobility technology, adding Renovo Motors Inc., a Silicon Valley software developer, to its Woven Planet team, which is working on automated driving. (Renovo/Woven Planet via AP)
September 28

UK gas stations run dry as trucker shortage sparks hoarding

Thousands of British gas stations have run dry, as motorists scrambled to fill up amid a supply disruption due to a shortage of truck drivers
September 28
A view of a sign at a petrol station, in Bracknell England, Sunday Sept. 26, 2021. In a U-turn, Britain says it will issue thousands of emergency visas to foreign truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have caused empty supermarket shelves, long lines at gas stations and shuttered petrol pumps. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
September 28

Apartment block explosion in Sweden injures some 20 people

Police suspect a blast at an apartment building in Sweden's second-largest city might have been caused by an explosive device
September 28
Smoke billows from an apartment building after an explosion in Annedal, central Gothenburg, Sweden, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2021. The explosion took place in the early hours of the morning, and rescue services are still working to extinguish fires that spread to several apartments. (Bjorn Larsson Rosvall/TT via AP)
September 28

Ukraine, Hungary summon ambassadors over Russian gas deal

A diplomatic conflict between Hungary and Ukraine has deepened
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Sydney think tank says China less generous toward Pacific

China gave significantly less aid to Pacific island nations in recent years despite Beijing’s diplomatic efforts to increase its influence in the region, according to a Sydney-based think tank
September 28
FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, a man walks past a development site for a Chinese Investment bank in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. The Sydney-based think tank Lowy Institute released its annual Pacific Aid Map, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, saying China gave significantly less aid to the Pacific in recent years despite Beijing’s diplomatic efforts to increase its influence in the region. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
September 28

Corrective: EU--Britain-Shortages story

In a story published Sept. 26 about gasoline shortages in Britain, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Ruby McGregor-Smith is president of the Confederation of British Industry
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Belarus leader announces vote on a new constitution in 2022

The authoritarian leader of Belarus has announced a referendum on a new constitution to be held in February 2022 and promised not to let the opposition come to power
September 28
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko speaks during an expanded meeting of the Constitutional Commission in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.The authoritarian leader of Belarus announced a referendum on a new constitution in Feb. 2022 and promised not to let the opposition come to power. Alexander Lukashenko told a government meeting Tuesday he had drafted a new constitution that redistributes powers between the main branches of the government and establishes a new governing body, the All-Belarus People's Assembly. (Maxim Guchek/BelTA photo via AP)
September 28

EU adopts 5 billion-euro Brexit reserve to help businesses

The European Council has approved a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) reserve aimed at helping EU businesses tackle the short-term effects of Brexit
September 28
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 file photo, fisherman Nicolas Bishop works on the Boulogne sur Mer based trawler "Jeremy Florent II" in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France. The European Council adopted Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 a euro 5 billion (US dollar 5.8 billion) reserve aimed at helping businesses tackle the short-term negative effects of Brexit. Britain's departure has affected many parts of the EU economy, with the fishing sector particularly at risk. According to the European Commission, EU fisheries face a 25 percent reduction of their catch value in UK waters. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
September 28

Man charged with London teacher's murder to plead not guilty

A defense lawyer says a man charged with the murder of a 28-year-old school teacher in London plans to plead not guilty
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686 migrants dock in Lampedusa in biggest arrival in years

A rusty and overloaded fishing boat carrying 686 migrants has arrived at an Italian island port
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In this frame taken from video, a fishing boat with migrants is docked at the port of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, late Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. A rusty, overloaded fishing boat carrying nearly 700 migrants arrived at an Italian island port amid fresh diplomatic efforts by Mediterranean governments to seek more European help in handling migrant flows. (AP Photo/Mauro Buccarello)
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Jordan carrier resuming flights to Syria in new sign of thaw

Jordan's official news agency says the country's national airline will resume direct flights to Syria's capital Damascus on Oct. 3
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Oil tanker operator protests Indonesia's detention of crew

The operator of an oil tanker seized by Indonesian authorities at the request of Cambodia is protesting the detention of its crew, calling it a human rights violation
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In this undated photo released by the Indonesian Navy on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021., the Bahamas-flagged tanker MT Strovolos is seen in the waters off Riau Islands, Indonesia. Indonesia's navy said it seized the oil tanker that is wanted by Cambodian authorities on suspicion of stealing 300,000 barrels of crude oil. (Indonesian Navy via AP)
September 28

Man injured in Beirut port explosion dies, 14 months later

The family of a Lebanese man who was critically injured in last year's massive explosion at Beirut’s port say he has died, nearly 14 months after the blast
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FILE - Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen in in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The lead judge investigating the massive blast in Beirut’s port suspended his work in the case Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 after he was informed that a former Cabinet minister had submitted a request to recuse him. Judge Tarek Bitar, the second judge to lead the complicated and thorny investigation, cancelled the questioning of a former military intelligence general, scheduled for Monday. The Court of Appeals now has to decide whether to dismiss him from the case or not. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, file)
September 28

France, Greece sign defense deal; Athens to buy 3 warships

France and Greece have announced a defense deal worth around 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) including Athens’ decision to buy three French warships
September 28
French President Emmanuel Macron thumbs up as he welcomes Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The leaders of Greece and France are expected to announce a major, multibillion-euro deal in Paris on Tuesday involving the acquisition by Greece of at least six French-built warships, Greek state ERT TV reported. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 28

German lawmakers meet to mull fallout from election

Germany’s newly elected lawmakers are holding their first meetings as their parties digest the fallout of the election that reduced outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc to its worst-ever result
September 28
German Social Democratic Party, SPD, party leaders Saskia Esken, right, and Norbert Walter-Borjans, center, applaud to the party's candidate for chancellery Olaf Scholz as he arrives at the meeting of the SPD Federal Executive Committee in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Following Sunday's election leaders of the German parties were meeting Monday to digest a result that saw Merkel’s Union bloc slump to its worst-ever result in a national election and appeared to put the keys to power in the hands of two opposition parties. Both Social Democrat Olaf Scholz and Armin Laschet, the candidate of Merkel's party, laid a claim to leading the next government. (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)
September 28

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile

North Korea fired a short-range missile toward the East Sea early Tuesday, according to its neighboring countries, marking the third weapons test this month.
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North Korea fired a short-range missile toward the East Sea early Tuesday, according to its neighboring countries, marking the third weapons test this month.
September 28

France: Man who threw egg at Macron in psychiatric treatment

A 19-year-old student who threw an egg at French President Emmanuel Macron has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital
September 28
This image from video made available by Lyonmag.com shows an egg thrown toward French President Emmanuel Macron, left, to hit him on the shoulder as he walks through the restaurant trade fair in Lyon, France, Monday Sept. 27, 2021. Macron was visiting the International Catering, Hotel and Food Trade Fair to promote French gastronomy. (LYONMAG.COM via AP)
September 28

#Arab_lives_matter sparks calls for more policing in Israel

Arab citizens of Israel are seeking to raise awareness about the spiraling rate of violent crime in their communities under the hashtag “Arab lives matter.”
September 28
Protesters hold signs and chant slogans during a demonstration against violence near the house of Public Security Minister Omer Barlev in the central Israeli town of Kokhav Ya'ir, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. Arab citizens of Israel are seeking to raise awareness about the spiraling rate of violent crime in their communities under the hashtag "Arab lives matter," but unlike a similar campaign in the United States, they are calling for more policing, not less. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
September 28

China plans to unveil drones, moon rocket at air show

A military drone whose manufacturer says it can cruise for 20 hours at 15,000 meters (50,000 feet) is among Chinese warplanes, missiles and other weapons technology shown in public for the first time at the country’s biggest air show
September 28
Members of the "August 1st" Aerobatic Team of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force perform during the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow China 2021, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong province. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 28

Going Dutch: Look out, German coalition talks could be long

As Europe’s economic powerhouse Germany embarks on the task of piecing together a new ruling coalition after Sunday’s knife-edge election, observers need only look to its neighbors, Belgium and the Netherlands, to see how tricky the process can be
September 28
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 19 2021 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks, at Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem. As Europe's economic powerhouse Germany embarks on the task of piecing together a new ruling coalition after the knife-edge election on Sunday Sept. 26, 2021, the country need only look to its neighbors, Belgium and the Netherlands, to see how tricky the process can be. Throughout Israel’s 73-year history, no single party has ever controlled the parliamentary majority. That has resulted in a string of coalition governments, usually led by the largest party in parliament. (Ohad Zwigenberg/Pool via AP, file)
September 28

Far-right cryptocurrency follows ideology across borders

An Associated Press investigation has found that far-right provocateurs are raising millions in cryptocurrency from around the world
September 28
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2020, file photo, far right activist Nick Fuentes holds a rally at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Fuentes received a donation of about $250,000 from a French computer programmer in late 2020 and spent the coming weeks encouraging his tens of thousands of followers to lay siege to the U.S. Capitol. The money slipped quietly into the U.S., not triggering alerts it might have had it landed via traditional banking channels. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP, File)
September 28

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into East Sea in latest test

Pyongyang has test-launched missiles six times this year so far.
September 28
People watch a news program on a television at the railway station in Seoul, South Korea, showing a file image of North Korea's missile launch on Sept. 28, 2021. North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea on Sept. 28, its neighboring countries said, in the latest weapon tests by Pyongyang that raised questions about the sincerity of its recent offer for talks with Seoul.