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    European court refuses to intervene over sick British baby

    PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights says that a British hospital can end life support for a terminally ill baby whose parents waged a legal battle to take him to the U.S. for experimental treatment. The France-based European court endorsed earlier rulings by British courts that found further treatment would cause 10-month-old […]
  • A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A global stock market selloff extended to Asia on Wednesday as investors grew cautious following losses on Wall Street sparked by a delayed healthcare vote and in Europe over hints that stimulus would be reduced. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Money

    Global share sell-off hits Asia after Wall St, Europe losses

    HONG KONG (AP) — A global stock market sell-off pulled shares lower in Asia on Wednesday as investors grew cautious following losses on Wall Street sparked by a delayed health care vote. Sentiment was clouded in Europe by speculation that European Central Bank stimulus may be wound down if conditions improve. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s […]
  • In this June 12, 2017 photo, Almir Arruda wipes tears as he waits for a shootout between drug traffickers and police to stop, as he stands over his four-year-old daughter Jamile in the City of God slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "If it hits me I don't care, but what if it hits her?" said Arruda, 43, talking about stray bullets through tears and over the sounds of gunshots close by. "I feel like a prisoner in the community." (AP Photo/Leo Correa) World

    Rising violence takes huge psychological toll in Rio favelas

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Almir Arruda rode his bicycle quickly across the City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro when he heard there was shootout between drug traffickers and police near his 4-year-old daughter’s preschool. Arruda, a 43-year-old unemployed construction worker, arrived to find children and teachers lying on the floor to protect […]
  • In this June 8, 2017 photo, rap artists engage in a rap battle in the City of God slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For the young men, freestyle rap battles are a way to express frustration with the violence that permeates their daily lives. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) Lifestyle

    AP PHOTOS: Music, art help deal with violence in Rio slum

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a small and crudely painted green room called “the bunker,” 18-year-old Lucas dos Santos da Cruz and his friends go over rhymes in their heads. Soon they will be competing in freestyle rap battles on a poorly illuminated square in the “City of God,” one of Rio de Janeiro’s […]
  • FILE - In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gives a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela.  Maduro said a helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File) World

    Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in ‘terrorist attack’

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A police helicopter fired on Venezuela’s Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted “terrorist attack” aimed at ousting him from power. The confusing exchange, which is bound to ratchet up tensions in a country already paralyzed by months of deadly anti-government protests, took place […]
  • FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017, file photo, Nepalese stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the local election in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Millions of people in Nepal are voting Wednesday, June 28, in the second phase of local elections to choose municipal and village councils despite threats from ethnic groups that oppose the polls. More than 162,000 security forces were patrolling the election areas. There were no immediate reports of election-related violence. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File) World

    Millions in Nepal vote in second phase of local elections

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Millions of people in Nepal were voting Wednesday in the second phase of local elections to choose municipal and village councils despite threats from ethnic groups that oppose the polls. More than 162,000 security forces were patrolling the election areas. There were no immediate reports of election-related violence. The local elections […]
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    Montreal man back in US court in Michigan airport stabbing

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, is returning to court to learn if he’ll remain in custody. Amor Ftouhi is unlikely to be granted bond Wednesday because the charge is serious and he lives outside the U.S. The 49-year-old from Montreal is charged with […]
  • U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, second from right, walks with his wife Christine Branstad at right and other members of his family during a photocall and remarks to journalists at the Ambassador's residence in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" who's known China's president for more than 30 years, Terry made his first public appearance as the new U.S. ambassador in Beijing on Wednesday, assuming the post at a time when President Donald Trump has injected a strong dose of unpredictability into America foreign diplomacy.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) World

    ‘Farm boy’ from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions

    BEIJING (AP) — A self-described “farm boy from Iowa” who befriended China’s president three decades ago is tasked with smoothing relations between the world’s two largest economies amid increased unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump. Terry Branstad, 70, a former six-term governor of Iowa, made his debut Wednesday as the new U.S. […]
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    China’s navy puts latest-generation destroyer in the water

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s increasingly powerful navy launched its most advanced domestically produced destroyer on Wednesday, at a time of rising competition with other naval powers such as the United States, Japan and India. The first 10,000-ton Type 055 entered the water at Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard on Wednesday morning, the navy said in a news […]
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    The Latest: Venezuela minister says chopper fired 15 shots

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter attack on Venezuela’s Supreme Court. (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Venezuelan Information Minister Ernesto Villegas says that a stolen helicopter fired 15 shots against the Interior Ministry as a reception was taking place for 80 people. It then flew a short distance to the pro-government Supreme […]