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Weekslong standoffs in Mediterranean becoming 'new normal'A Doctors Without Borders spokesman aboard a rescue ship carrying 356 migrants says the fact that it has become "the new normal" for such ships to be stuck at sea for weeks waiting for permission to dock is "appalling."
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, as he returns from Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spendingA former Danish prime minister has lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying military willingness is not just about the amount of money spent
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Riot police gather outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong high schoolers rally as more protests plannedHigh school students have thronged a square in downtown Hong Kong to rally for political reforms as residents gird for further anti-government protests
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This photo released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry shows Iran-made Bavar-373 air-defense missile system in a ceremony to unveil by President Hassan Rouhani, Iran, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Iran says the Bavar-373 is a long-range surface-to-air missile system able to recognize up to 100 targets at a same time and confront them with six different weapons. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)
Iran's president says 'talks are useless' in dealing with USIranian president takes stern tone, says 'talks are useless' in dealing with US as nuclear deal crumbles further
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, a Rohingya Muslim woman, Rukaya Begum, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her son Mahbubur Rehman, left and her daughter Rehana Bibi, after the government moved them to newly allocated refugee camp areas, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh. Officials from the U.N. refugee agency and Bangladesh's government say few Muslim Rohingya refugees have responded to plans for their repatriation to Myanmar, and all who did say they don't want to go back. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
Rohingya still fear safety in Myanmar, repatriation unlikelyThe repatriation of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims appears unlikely to proceed Thursday after many who were eligible said they didn't want to return to Myanmar without safety and citizenship guarantees
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this July 25, 2019, photo, a worker walks past a cargo train bound for Europe at a train station in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Authorities in China's rust-belt region are looking for support for its revival from Beijing's multibillion-dollar initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)
China's rust belt looks abroad as growth slows, tariffs biteChina's northeastern rust-belt region is trying to capitalize on the government's Belt and Road Initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this Aug. 15, 2019, photo, a boat navigates next to a large iceberg in eastern Greenland. Greenland's ice has been melting for more than 20 years, but in 2019, it's as if Earth's refrigerator door has been left open, and it means a potentially large rise in the world's sea levels. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
The Latest: Trump calls comments by Danish leader 'nasty'President Donald Trump says he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a "nasty" statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Demonstrators shine laser pointers outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-inHong Kong riot police have faced off with protesters who were occupying a suburban train station to commemorate a violent attack there by masked assailants against supporters of the anti-government movement
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this May 23 2019 file photo, Southern Connecticut State University professor Vincent Breslin holds a sample of water that contains possible microplastics at the North Haven Water Treatment Plant on Universal Drive.  The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don’t appear to be risky, but that more research is needed into their effects on the environment and health.   A WHO report released Wednesday, Aug. 21,  said the minuscule plastics are ubiquitous in the environment and have been found in both tap and bottled drinking water. (Bailey Wright/Record-Journal via AP)
UN: Don't worry about drinking microplastics in waterThe World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky
The Associated Press10 hours ago
'Goebbels Would Approve': German Ride Looks Like ThisA ride at a German theme park was scuttled this week over objections it resembled flying swastikas, the New York Times reports. Called Eagle's Flight, the attraction had two sets of four cars, each joined at right angles, which some said resembled the infamous Nazi symbol. "First of all, I...
Newser10 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Washington. Trump is headed to Kentucky. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejectionPresident Donald Trump scolds Denmark over prime minister's rejection of his idea to buy Greenland
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Activists form a circle during a protest against the Brazilian government's environmental policies, on the sidelines of the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) 2019, a meeting on climate change, in Salvador, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Environment Minister Salles was booed Wednesday as he took the stage at the five-day U.N. workshop in Salvador, an event he had tried to cancel earlier this year. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proofBrazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro is suggesting that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad, though he gives no evidence.
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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