Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, US tensions
From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in the ongoing tensions between the U.S.
The Latest: French, US officials talk tech tax at dinner
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Taxes on tech giants and a French wine dispute are on the menu at a special dinner with top White House and French officials at the G-7 summit.
Plácido Domingo gets standing ovation at Salzburg
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Plácido Domingo received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his first performance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press.
Paris celebrates its liberation from Nazis, 75 years on
PARIS (AP) — Paris celebrated the American soldiers, French Resistance fighters and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago on Sunday, unleashing an eruption of kissing, dancing, tears and gratitude.
Johnson acknowledges touch and go prospects for Brexit deal
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Sunday that the prospect of a Brexit deal was "touch and go," as other European Union capitals grasp the problems Britain has with the withdrawal agreement.
Trump sends mixed messages to China on trade war
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American president to ease frictions over tariffs and cooperate on other geopolitical challenges.
Hezbollah leader: Israeli drones over Lebanon will be downed
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah said Sunday that his group will confront and shoot down any Israeli drones that enter Lebanese airspace from now on, raising the potential for conflict amid heightened regional tensions.
Best G-7 can do for global economy: just don't make it worse
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The global economy craves a double shot of confidence right now but the best that leaders of the Group of Seven can offer is a less intoxicating cocktail: not making things worse.
The Latest: Hezbollah leader: Israeli drones will be downed
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the reported crash of two Israeli drones in Lebanon, following Israeli attacks on Iranian targets in neighboring Syria (all times local): 7:30 p.m.
Hong Kong police draw guns in latest protest violence
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police drew their guns Sunday night after protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods, and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time, an escalation in the summerlong protests that have shaken the city's government and residents.
Barcelona police clear beach amid report of explosive device
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Barcelona evacuated one of the Spanish city's popular beaches Sunday after what is suspected to be a bomb dating from the Spanish Civil War was found in the sea.
Extinction bites: countries agree to protect sharks and rays
GENEVA (AP) — Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to commercial fishing and the Chinese appetite for shark fin soup.
North Korea tests new 'super-large' rocket launcher
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a "newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher," another demonstration of the North's expanding weapons arsenal apparently aimed at increasing its leverage ahead of a possible resumption of nuclear talks with the U.S.
Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos I recovers after heart surgery
MADRID (AP) — Doctors at the hospital where Spain's former monarch Juan Carlos I underwent heart surgery say he is making a satisfactory recovery almost 24 hours after the operation.
Rohingya refugees rally to mark 2nd anniversary of exodus
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh by rallying, crying and praying Sunday as they demanded that Myanmar grant them citizenship and other rights before they agree to return.
Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S.
Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.
AP Was There: Allied forces liberate Paris from Nazis
PARIS (AP) — This story was first published after Allied troops entered Paris on Aug. 25, 1944 to liberate the French capital from Nazi occupation.
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 after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it.
Israel says it thwarts imminent Iranian attack from Syria
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military attacked targets near Damascus late Saturday in what it said was a successful effort to thwart an imminent Iranian drone strike on Israel, stepping up an already heightened campaign against Iranian military activity in the region.
Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo.
Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates
WASHINGTON (AP) — Escalating his trade fight with China, President Donald Trump has raised retaliatory tariffs and ordered American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there.
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.
Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull
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.
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.