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MUNICH | The Latest: Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn lengthy applause for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and her support for Europe’s decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Vice President … Continue reading MUNICH | The Latest: Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe

LONDON | Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it’s filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the … Continue reading LONDON | Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

MUNICH | Iran blasts US efforts to turn Europe against nuclear deal

MUNICH (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is blasting the United States‘ “unhealthy fixation” with his country and condemning the Trump administration’s efforts to press European countries to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Tehran. Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, a day after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence prodded European … Continue reading MUNICH | Iran blasts US efforts to turn Europe against nuclear deal

ARE, Sweden | Hirscher looks to win slalom as ski worlds draw to close

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin defied illness to win the slalom at the skiing world championships. Can Marcel Hirscher do the same? Hirscher, the seven-time overall World Cup champion, will start as the favorite for the last medal event of these championships, even though he is still nursing a cold he picked up midway … Continue reading ARE, Sweden | Hirscher looks to win slalom as ski worlds draw to close

PARIS | France’s yellow vests mark 3 months amid racist tensions

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters are marking three months since the kickoff of their anti-government movement, after anti-Semitic remarks by some demonstrators raised national concerns about the movement’s ascendant radical fringe. Demonstrators called for multiple rallies around Paris and some other French cities Sunday, including a Paris march expected to start at the … Continue reading PARIS | France’s yellow vests mark 3 months amid racist tensions

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. While the war went unmentioned at the opening ceremony of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, it … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria | US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — The U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the Islamic State in its last toehold in Syria says there are over 1,000 civilians trapped in the tiny area and that the militant group is preventing them from leaving. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, tells The Associated … Continue reading AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria | US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

BELGRADE, Serbia | Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia’s capital for 11th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. The crowds at Saturday’s protest lit flares outside the parliament building chanting anti-government slogans. Opposition parties meanwhile offered an “agreement” to the citizens pledging to restore democracy they say … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists