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July 25, 2016 - 10:26am
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States says it is donating $127 million in aid for southern African countries where the worst drought in decades is affecting millions of people.

Monday's announcement comes as the Southern African Development Community calls for more than $2 billion in aid for drought-hit member states.

The U.N.'s World Food Program says the El Nino-induced drought has devastated crops and caused harvests to fail. It has declared...

July 25, 2016 - 10:06am
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GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva prosecutor's office says Swiss authorities have frozen assets belonging to a Russian banker once close to President Vladimir Putin.

Spokesman Henri Della Casa of the Geneva prosecutor's office declined to specify the amount of assets frozen, but said the move came after Russia requested legal assistance from Switzerland in the case centering on Sergei Pugachev.

Following Swiss media reports over the weekend, Della Casa said...

July 25, 2016 - 9:38am
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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister is attending an Arab League summit in the Mauritarian capital but isn't spending the night there after his health minister questioned the impoverished African nation's ability to host top delegations.

The comments by Health Minister Wael Abu Faour on a local TV show, in which he described the situation there as "miserable," triggered a spat between Lebanon and Mauritania, where Lebanese officials were attacked by journalists and on...

July 25, 2016 - 9:13am
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PARIS (AP) — French luxury giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is selling its Donna Karan and DKNY clothing brands to U.S. group G-III Apparel in a $650 million deal.

It's a rare sale for LVMH, owner of such brands as Christian Dior, Kenzo and Sephora and a leader in the luxury world.

According to the transaction announced Monday, G-III will acquire Donna Karan International, Inc., in late 2016 or early 2017.

New York-based G-...

July 25, 2016 - 8:30am
22 min 11 sec ago

CAIRO (AP) — Arab leaders and top officials gathered in the Mauritanian capital to attend the opening of the Arab League Summit, where delegates aim to give a new push to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Chaired by Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the summit opened on Monday inside a large tent in Nouakchott.

On Sunday, Arab foreign ministers voiced support for a new French initiative aimed at relaunching Israeli-Palestinian talks and...

July 25, 2016 - 8:22am
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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Elie Wiesel Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania has praised Moldova's Parliament for condemning the Holocaust in the country.

An international commission said in a report published in 2004 that between 45,000 and 60,000 Jews were killed in regions controlled by today's Moldova in 1941, and between 105,000 and 120,000 Jews died after being transported from there to Trans-Dniester, then a region to the east of Moldova....

July 25, 2016 - 8:11am
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DUBLIN (AP) — Ryanair says it will reduce winter services at its main London hub and focus on other European bases because of weakened British growth and consumer sentiment following Britain's vote to leave the EU.

Chief Executive Michael O'Leary made the announcement Monday alongside Ryanair's first-quarter earnings, which underscored the airline's leading position among European carriers for profits and growth. The Dublin-based airline reported a 4 percent rise in net...

July 25, 2016 - 8:07am
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NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in western India has acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan of shooting and killing three endangered animals nearly two decades ago.

Khan and seven others, including some Bollywood actors, were accused of killing a gazelle and two antelopes over two days in Rajasthan state in 1998. Khan had been convicted by a lower court, but he appealed the verdict.

A higher court said Monday there was no evidence to suggest that the pellets...

July 25, 2016 - 7:12am
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MOSCOW (AP) — At least eight Russian athletes are set to miss next month's games in Rio de Janeiro under new IOC rules prohibiting former dopers from competing, Russia's top Olympic official said.

Alexander Zhukov had said earlier that only eight athletes would be affected, but acknowledged after a meeting of his Russian Olympic Committee that the number would rise.

"I think that in the near future we will have full information," Zhukov said. "I had...

July 25, 2016 - 7:07am
2 hours 12 min ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in northern India are questioning two men in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 25-year-old Israeli tourist in a moving car.

Police Superintendent Padam Chand said the woman boarded the car in the hill resort of Manali early Sunday to travel to a nearby town, also in Himachal Pradesh state.

Chand said Monday that there were six men in the car and that two of them raped the tourist after stopping at a desolate spot....

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