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  • It’s time for final arguments in ‘Cadillac Frank’ mob trial

    BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys are preparing to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a former New England Mafia boss charged in the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner. Closing arguments are expected Monday in Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme’s trial. Salemme and his co-defendant, Paul Weadick, are charged with killing Steven DiSarro. […]
  • Macedonian government submits deal on new name to parliament

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia’s government on Monday set in motion the process of ratifying an initial agreement with southern neighbor Greece, under which it will change its name to “North Macedonia” and hopefully end a bitter 27-year dispute. Macedonian government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said a cabinet meeting approved the agreement and formally forwarded it […]
  • Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian prince who is a candidate in upcoming elections was transferred to a hospital in neighboring Thailand on Monday after being injured in a road crash that killed his wife, a fellow politician said. Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, son of the late King Norodom Sihanouk and half brother of […]
  • UK government backs upskirting ban after lawmaker blocks it

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative government says it will formally back a bill to ban “upskirting” photos, after an opposition attempt to outlaw the practice was derailed by a Conservative lawmaker. Christopher Chope sparked outrage when he single-handedly blocked a bill to ban covertly photographing under people’s clothes, even though the government had expressed support […]
  • Watchdog says Pakistan’s military is intimidating reporters

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military is strong-arming the media in an attempt to stifle criticism of its behind-the-scenes political power ahead of next month’s elections, an international watchdog said Monday. The Vienna-based Independent Press Institute released a report documenting a nationwide campaign of intimidation, including everything from threats to abductions. It cited the disappearance of […]
  • Merkel gets 2-week deadline in German migrant row

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies on Monday put on hold moves to turn back some migrants unilaterally at Germany’s border, giving Merkel two weeks to find agreements with other European governments, news agency dpa reported. Over the past week, a conflict between Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Merkel over migrant policy has […]
  • Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen since 2015 and led to billions in fines, the arrest of executives and the […]
  • Carlotta weakens to tropical depression off Mexico’s coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former hurricane and tropical storm Carlotta weakened into a tropical depression and edged along Mexico’s Pacific coast Monday, bringing heavy rains that posed a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Carlotta had maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kph) early Monday. It […]
  • World stocks slide over trade tensions, German politics

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks dropped Monday on concerns over trade as the U.S. and China scheduled the start of tariffs on each other’s goods, and a row over migrants threatened the German government. Markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX lost 1.3 percent to 12,839 and […]
  • Kremlin relieved that no fatalities in Moscow taxi crash

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Kremlin spokesman says the Russian government is relieved that nobody died in a weekend taxi crash in Moscow that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six other pedestrians. A taxi veered onto the sidewalk near Red Square on Saturday, striking pedestrians. The man identified as the taxi driver later told interrogators […]