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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Where does public stand on erecting border wall?

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Senators from both parties are claiming that the American people are on their side when it comes to spending taxpayer money on a border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that by voting to advance legislation with $5 billion for the wall, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Where does public stand on erecting border wall?

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanians mark 1989 revolt, reject government’s amnesty plan

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanians have demanded more democracy during an anti-government march to commemorate the victims of the country’s 1989 anti-communist revolt. Protesters gathered outside government offices in Bucharest carrying candles and Romanian flags before marching to Revolution Square, where late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu fled in a helicopter as crowds demanded his ouster. The … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanians mark 1989 revolt, reject government’s amnesty plan

RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinian president to dissolve parliament, Hamas irate

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has pledged to implement a court ruling and dissolve the parliament controlled by his rival Hamas movement, triggering warnings of chaos from the Islamic militant group. Abbas’ Saturday announcement is the latest in a series of bitter splits and rivalries between his Fatah party and Hamas, which … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinian president to dissolve parliament, Hamas irate

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Border security topic at Trump lunch with allies

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 1:40 p.m. President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers are discussing border security at a White House lunch amid the partial government shutdown. The White House says the group includes Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Richard Shelby of Alabama. Other … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Border security topic at Trump lunch with allies

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s ‘record’ poverty drop, Flynn’s lies

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is spreading misinformation about U.S. economic growth, the Russia investigation and the Islamic State group in Syria. He and his advisers are declaring a “record” drop in U.S. poverty last year where none exists, and “very strong” capital spending next year due to Trump administration tax cuts. In fact, capital spending … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s ‘record’ poverty drop, Flynn’s lies

LONDON | Gatwick flights resume; UK police question 2 drone suspects

LONDON — London’s Gatwick Airport was plagued by long lines and flight delays Saturday but no new drone sightings, allowing British officials to hope the worse was over after two people were arrested in connection with the drone invasion that had shut down the country’s second-busiest airport. Check-in lines at Gatwick stretched the length of … Continue reading LONDON | Gatwick flights resume; UK police question 2 drone suspects

BARCELONA, Spain | Aid ship with 311 migrants ignored by Italy, heads to Spain

BARCELONA, Spain — Spain’s Foreign Ministry gave permission Saturday to an aid boat carrying 311 rescued migrants to set course for Spain after Italy and other Mediterranean countries did not answer its request to dock. The boat belonging to the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms saved 313 migrants Friday in waters near Libya. A … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Aid ship with 311 migrants ignored by Italy, heads to Spain

BEIRUT | Syria sends reinforcements east after Trump’s pullout plan

BEIRUT— Syrian troops have sent reinforcements to the eastern province of Deir el-Zour close to an enclave controlled by the Islamic State group and along the front with U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters, a war monitor and pro-government pages on social media said Saturday. The reinforcements arrived after U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he was … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syria sends reinforcements east after Trump’s pullout plan