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Officials from the Joint Investigation Team probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 appear at a press conference in Nieuwegein, Netherlands, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The international investigation team charged three Russians and a Ukrainian separatist with the murder of 298 people on board the plane that was shot down over Ukraine. The case is set to start in March 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
Trial of 4 suspects in MH17 downing to start in MarchFour people, including a prominent eastern Ukrainian separatist commander, have been charged with murder in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine that killed 298 people
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Sailors stand on deck above a hole the U.S. Navy says was made by a limpet mine on  the damaged Panama-flagged, Japanese owned oil tanker Kokuka Courageous, anchored off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, during a trip organized by the Navy for journalists, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The limpet mines used to attack the oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz bore "a striking resemblance" to similar mines displayed by Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday. Iran has denied being involved. (AP Photo/Fay Abuelgasim)
US Navy expert: Tanker attack mine resembles Iranian minesUS Navy expert: Limpet mine used in attack on Japanese-owned oil tanker bears 'striking resemblance' to Iranian mines
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
FILE  - In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 file photo, Stephen Schwarzman CEO of Blackstone attends the session 'Shaping a New Market Architecture' at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and computing technologies.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studiesAn American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and computing technologies
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 17, 2014 file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine. An international team of investigators building a criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is set to announce progress in the probe on Wednesday June 19, 2019, nearly five years after the plane was blown out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
The Latest: MH17 team wants probe on Russian line of commandThe international team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 says it wants to probe further the alleged Russian line of command behind the missile attack that killed 298 people.
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks with a Saudi prince in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  An independent U.N. human rights expert investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Wednesday June 19, 2019, recommended an investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing "credible evidence." (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
UN expert urges probe of Saudi prince over Khashoggi killingAn independent U.N. human rights expert investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is recommending an investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing "credible evidence."
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Conservative Party leadership contender Jeremy Hunt arrives for a live TV debate with other contenders Tuesday June 18, 2019.  Britain's Conservative Party will continue to hold elimination votes until the final two contenders will be put to a vote of party members nationwide, with the winner due to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party leader and prime minister. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
Rivals race to catch Boris Johnson as UK Tory race narrowsBritain's Conservative Party is set to kick one more candidate out of the contest to become the country's next prime minister, as rivals scramble to catch front-runner Boris Johnson
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this photo taken Tuesday, May 28, 2019, LGBT refugees from Burundi, Rwanda and Congo lie on a mattress in one of the rooms they share in the house where they take shelter in a low-income neighborhood of the capital Nairobi, Kenya. LGBT refugees allege they have been harassed by police in recent weeks in Kenya, which is a rare regional haven for the gay community yet maintains that gay sex is illegal. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
LGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe havenLGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe haven but where gay sex remains illegal
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE -  In this April 28, 2018, file, photo, Houthi Shiite mourners chant slogans as they attend the funeral of Saleh al-Samad, a senior Houthi official who was killed by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on April 19, in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015Database tracking violence: At least 91,600 people killed in fighting in Yemen since start of civil war
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan migrants line up for free bread and coffee, donated by a Colombian family from their car, at a gas station in Pamplona, Colombia. A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, June 18, 2019, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. Amid runaway inflation and political turmoil at home, Venezuelans for the first time accounted for the largest number of new asylum-seekers in 2018, with more than 340,000, or more than one in five worldwide last year. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
UN: Nearly 71 million now displaced by war, violence at homeThe UN refugee agency says a record 71 million people have now been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Pro-democracy lawmakers pay a silent tribute to the man who fell to his death on Saturday evening after hanging a protest banner on scaffolding on a shopping mall, at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Hong Kong lawmakers are meeting for the first time in a week, after massive protests over an extradition bill that eventually was suspended. The placards with Chinese read "Withdraw". (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong lawmakers raise complaints over police brutalityHong Kong lawmakers grill security secretary over allegations of police brutality during protests over an extradition bill that eventually was suspended
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, is cheered by children during a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi said North Korea is taking the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper Wednesday, June 19, 2019, a day before Xi visits Pyongyang to meet Kim. (Huang Jingwen/Xinhua via AP, File)
Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visitChinese President Xi Jinping is praising North Korea for moving in the "right direction" ahead of his visit to Pyongyang beginning Thursday
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctionsU.N. diplomats say Russia and China have blocked the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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