Saturday, October 21, 2017

World

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures leaves the plenary session of the an annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin accused the U.S. government on Friday of pushing for Russia’s exclusion from the Olympics. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said the IOC was ...
CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks during the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) National Security Summit in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

BY DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities. “They are close enough now in ...
In this Jan. 8, 2017 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif.

LONDON (AP) — The British Film Institute stripped disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of its highest honor Thursday, saying his alleged “appalling conduct” stands in opposition to the organization’s values. Weinstein ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while answering questions at a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

BY VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the U.S. have ...
This image provided by Chris Allen shows the view in Havana, Cuba, from his hotel room - room 1414 - at Hotel Capri in April 2014.

BY JOSH LEDERMAN CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Chris Allen’s phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana’s Hotel Capri. ...
Demonstrators protest against Catalan government's push for secession from the rest of Spain in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

BY ARITZ PARRA and CIARAN GILES BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s government on Thursday set in motion plans to take away Catalonia’s local powers after its defiant regional president refused ...
In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, Russian socialite and TV host Ksenia Sobchak, daughter of the late St. Petersburg mayor, Anatoly Sobchak, speaks to journalists during her interview in the Echo Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) radio station in Moscow, Russia.

BY VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MOSCOW (AP) — A presidential bid by a celebrity Russian TV host drew conflicting reaction from the country’s beleaguered opposition Thursday, with some accusing her of playing ...
Dresses are pictured at the Yves Saint Laurent museum, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Less than three weeks since the inauguration of a Paris-based museum dedicated to him, The Yves Saint Laurent museum has opened its doors to the public in Marrakech, the Moroccan city beloved by the fashion designer.

BY REDA ZAIREG MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The Yves Saint Laurent museum opened its doors to the public Thursday in Marrakech, the sunny, bustling, gritty Moroccan city beloved by the ...
Prominent Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi complains to a senior police officer after his men shot Mwangi in the chest with a tear gas grenade, at a demonstration against police killings of protesters and opposition supporters, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

BY TOM ODULA NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police fired rifles and tear gas Thursday to disperse demonstrators preparing to protest police killings of opposition supporters ahead of a fresh ...
Armored Personnel Carriers are positioned near the bullet-riddled "I Love Marawi" landmark sign, center, at the "Main Battle Area" where pro-Islamic group militants are making a final stand amid a massive military offensive of Marawi city in southern Philippines Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

BY JIM GOMEZ MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Smoke wafted from the smoldering carcasses of buildings and houses, with the dome of a mosque blasted out with holes, as Philippine troops ...
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