Tuesday, March 28, 2017

World

Former Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, right, waves after she declared her victory in the chief executive election of Hong Kong while her rival candidate former Financial Secretary John Tsang stands by her in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

BY KELVIN CHAN HONG KONG (AP) — The candidate favored by China’s Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong’s new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge ...
Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the DOST party, casts his ballot in Sofia, Bulgaria on Sunday, March 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

BY VESELIN TOSHKOV SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarians headed to the polls Sunday for the third time in four years in an early vote that could tilt the European Union’s ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, turns her head as she listens to the opening address during an EU summit meeting at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

BERLIN (AP) — A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth ...
A woman argues as Belarus police block a street during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

BY YURAS KARMANAU MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the capital — a human ...
Relatives and friends bury the body of Khadeer Hassan, who was killed during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

BY SINAN SALAHEDDIN BAGHDAD (AP) — An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched ...
French president Francois Hollande, center, delivers his speech to inaugurate the French Anticorruption Agency, at Bercy Economy ministry in Paris, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)

BY SYLVIE CORBET PARIS (AP) — French voters just won’t tolerate corruption in politics anymore — that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the country’s powerful ...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack ...
People look at tributes in Parliament Square, London, Saturday March 25, 2017, laid out for the victims of the Westminster attack on Wednesday. Khalid Masood killed four people and left more than two dozen hospitalized, including some with what have been described as catastrophic injuries. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)

BY GREGORY KATZ LONDON (AP) — Encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp must make their platforms accessible to intelligence agencies, a top British security official declared Sunday amid reports that the ...
European Council President Donald Tusk, panel right, speaks to EU leaders during an EU summit meeting at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

BY FRANCES D’EMILIO and RAF CASERT ROME (AP) — European Union leaders marked the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty on Saturday as a turning point in their history in ...
Belarus police detain an activist, center, prior to an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

BY YURAS KARMANAU MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 700 demonstrators defied a heavy riot-police presence in the center of the Belarusian capital to hold a banned anti-government protest Saturday. A ...
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