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February 12, 2016 - 8:20pm
15 min 46 sec ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — United States has temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch.

The announcement Saturday came as Seoul and Washington prepare to begin talks as early as next week on deploying a more sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, known as THAAD.

The U.S. military command in South Korea says that an air defense...

February 12, 2016 - 6:10pm
1 hour 25 min ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international body charged with establishing who is responsible for chemical attacks in Syria says it has identified at least five potential cases for investigation — four where chlorine gas was allegedly used against rebel-held areas and one where insurgents allegedly used mustard gas against a rebel stronghold.

The first report by the body established by the U.N. and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons cites two other...

February 12, 2016 - 6:03pm
1 hour 25 min ago

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Police in the Dominican Republic say they have killed one of two men suspected in the slaying of an elderly German tourist during a robbery.

The tourist was walking with his wife along the seawall Thursday evening in Puerto Plata when the couple was accosted by two assailants. Police Chief Nelson Peguero said 76-year-old Ernst Gunter Haun apparently struggled with the men when they tried to take a necklace and was fatally shot....

February 12, 2016 - 5:21pm
1 hour 25 min ago

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian police officer has been killed by multiple gunshots as he patrolled a rough section of the country's capital on a motorcycle.

Haitian National Police spokesman Frantz Lerebours identifies the slain officer as David Dume.

There have been no arrests in Friday's killing. Lerebours says an investigation is under way.

Photos taken of the slain officer show him lying face down in a street in his...

February 12, 2016 - 4:24pm
1 hour 35 min ago

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. officials say the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to restart commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx flies to Havana on Tuesday to cement the deal.

It will let U.S. airlines bid on routes for dozens of U.S.-Cuba flights per day. That's more than five times the current number of flights, all of which are charters.

There has...

February 12, 2016 - 3:46pm
4 hours 25 min ago

GENEVA (AP) — Saudi Arabia's permanent representative in Geneva says his country sent letters to the U.N. humanitarian agency chief calling on aid groups to "be careful" to avoid damage from air strikes led by the Saudi-led coalition in war-torn Yemen.

Ambassador Faisal Bin Hassan Trad cited one Saudi letter to OCHA chief Stephen O'Brien which said the coalition's request for caution "in no way can be misinterpreted to indicate any hindrance to humanitarian access and...

February 12, 2016 - 2:35pm
6 hours 5 min ago

MADRID (AP) — Acting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy didn't shake hands with Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez during a meeting that's part of the drive to form a government following an inconclusive national election.

Surrounded by photographers as they met Friday in Parliament, Sanchez extended his hand to shake Rajoy's for a traditional image but Rajoy kept his hands away buttoning his jacket.

Sanchez says he "doesn't attach the least importance...

February 12, 2016 - 2:29pm
6 hours 5 min ago

MUNICH (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says the nuclear deal with world powers offers a chance to demolish a "wall of mistrust" between Iran and the United States, but it's not a task for Tehran alone.

July's agreement led to the lifting last month of international sanctions against Iran after the United Nations certified it had met all its commitments to curb its nuclear activities.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a security...

February 12, 2016 - 2:15pm
6 hours 5 min ago

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's air force chief of staff says a fighter jet was shot down while carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants, the third jet to be downed in nearly 40 days.

Brig. Gen. Saqr al-Jaroushi told The Associated Press that a Libyan MIG32 came under fire by militants' anti-aircraft guns in the eastern city of Benghazi on Friday. He says the pilot ejected and landed safely. The pilot has been rescued before in a similar incident on Jan. 4....

February 12, 2016 - 1:49pm
6 hours 55 min ago

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — U.S. Africa Command says a senior commander with the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army has defected in Central African Republic.

The U.S. Africa Command in a statement Friday said the commander defected this week to villagers near Pangbayanga. It said he is being debriefed by the African Union Regional Task Force and U.S. forces. No further details were given.

Ugandan troops and U.S. forces, acting as military advisers, are...

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