HK police fire tear gas as protests take violent turn again
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks.
G-7 summit in France a test of unity among world leaders
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Efforts to salvage consensus among the Group of Seven rich democracies on the economy, trade and environment were fraying around the edges even as leaders were arriving before their three-day summit in southern France.
Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station.
Coffee growers help reforest Mozambique's Mount Gorongosa
MOUNT GORONGOSA, Mozambique (AP) — A wiry woman, Querida Barequinha intently sorts through the coffee beans laid out on racks to dry in the sun, plucking out any that are cracked or misshapen.
Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey early Saturday after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it.
75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget
PARIS (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate.
N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday in the seventh weapons launch in a month, South Korea's military said, a day after it vowed to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country.
Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there.
Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon
PORT VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies.
Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy
HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago.
Domingo to return to the stage amid harassment allegations
MILAN (AP) — Placido Domingo returns to the stage at the Salzburg Festival this weekend to perform for the first time since multiple women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment in allegations brought to light by The Associated Press.
AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region.
Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S.
The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to the fires in the Amazon (all times local): 2:30 p.m. In a sharp escalation of tensions with Brazil, France is accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and says it now opposes a trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur because of his environmental back-peddling.
France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France on Friday accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and threatened to block a European Union trade deal with South American states including Brazil.
Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack, 2 wounded
JERUSALEM (AP) — An explosion Friday near a West Bank settlement that Israel said was a Palestinian attack killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and wounded her brother and father, Israeli authorities said.
Trump vows response to China tariffs on $75B of US goods
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that he had "hereby ordered" American companies with operations in China "to immediately start looking for" an alternative after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory tariffs.
Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on world stage
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has endeavored to lead his country since he was a boy, will get his first moment on the world stage in his new role at the Group of Seven summit in France this weekend.
As Malta disembarks migrants more charity-govt clashes loom
MADRID (AP) — Pledges by six European countries to accept over 350 migrants from a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean on Friday capped weeks of standoffs between charities and governments that have dramatically exposed Europe's inability to deal with sea migration from Africa.
Pilots union announces dates for British Airways strikes
LONDON (AP) — British Airways pilots will go on strike for three days next month in a long-running pay dispute with the airline. Pilots' union Balpa announced Friday that the pilots will strike Sept.
Strikes on Iran-backed militias threaten to destabilize Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq, confirmed by U.S. officials, is threatening to destabilize security in the volatile country that has struggled to remain neutral in the conflict between Washington and Tehran.
Sri Lanka attacks boost feared ex-official's bid for power
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — He is a feared former defense official accused of condoning rape, torture and shadowy disappearances of critics, but to many Sri Lankans, the opposition's presidential candidate is the best choice to protect the South Asian island nation after attacks that killed over 250 people this year.
Russia's floating nuclear plant sails to its destination
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's first floating nuclear power plant sailed Friday to its destination on the nation's Arctic coast, a project that environmentalists have criticized as unsafe.
Danish leader speaks with Trump amid Greenland dispute
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump amid a dispute about Greenland, her office said Friday.
The Latest: Trump attacks Powell Fed after chairman's speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (all times local): 11 a.m. Reacting to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, President Donald Trump, who has relentlessly attacked Powell and the Fed for its rate policies, kept up his verbal assaults on Twitter: "As usual, the Fed did NOTHING!" Trump tweeted.