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United Nations vehicles carry the team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), arrive at hotel hours after the U.S., France and Britian launched an attack on Syrian facilities to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, April 14, 2018. A team of the international chemical weapons watchdog arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus to carry out an investigation into the alleged chemical weapons attack on the town of Douma where opposition activist said more than forty people were killed. (AP Photo/Bassem Mroue)
April 18, 2018 - 2:55 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Assailants opened fire at a U.N. security team visiting the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, an official said Wednesday, forcing it to retreat to its base and further delaying a fact-finding mission by outside experts to examine the claims. Gunmen shot at the U.N...
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Syrians sit in front a shop with a shutter painted like the national flag, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. International inspectors have entered the Syrian town where an alleged chemical attack was carried out earlier this month, Syrian state media reported Tuesday, after they had waited for days in the capital for permission from Syrian and Russian authorities. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 18, 2018 - 1:58 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The United Nations says further steps are needed to secure the suspected site of a chemical attack in Douma and a security team will need to make another visit before a fact-finding mission can go there. U.N. spokesman...
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Opposition leader Nikol Pashinian, right, speaks to a police officer in front of a police line blocking the way to demonstrators protesting the former president's shift into the prime minister's seat in Yerevan, Armenia, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Supporters of opposition parties in Armenia have blocked government buildings and streets in the capital since Friday, but the demonstrations did not deter lawmakers from voting 77-17 to confirm ex-President Serzh Sargsyan as the new prime minister. (Narek Aleksanyan, PAN Photo via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 1:52 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators swarmed the Armenian capital Wednesday to protest the former president's shift into the prime minister's seat which they see as an attempt to hold onto power. Opponents of Serzh Sargsyan, who served as Armenia's president from 2008 and became the...
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Juan Castro fills a power plant with gasoline to energize the cabinet building workshop where he works, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Officials say it will take 24 to 36 hours to restore power after a Island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
April 18, 2018 - 1:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line. Officials said it could...
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FILE - In this August 4, 2017 file photo Tamas Gyarfas, former President of the Hungarian Swimming Association and Vice-President of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) listens to a question during a press conference in Budapest. On April 17, 2018 Gyarfas was taken into custody by the Hungarian National Bureau of Investigation (NNI) after he was questioned about the murder case of Hungarian media entrepreneur Janos Fenyo in 1998. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP,file)
April 18, 2018 - 1:47 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The former head of Hungary's swimming federation on Wednesday firmly denied allegations that he ordered the 1998 slaying of a business rival, his lawyer said. Tamas Gyarfas has been in police custody since late Tuesday on suspicion of ordering the February 1998 killing of...
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April 18, 2018 - 12:41 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they will have to evacuate a large area of central Berlin including the city's main train station on Friday to defuse a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) World War II bomb discovered during construction work. Police in the German capital said Wednesday that all buildings in...
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FILE - In this Friday April 21, 2017 file photo, the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are seen in The Hague, Netherlands. The OPCW has been thrust once again into the international limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma. It is now attempting to investigate, but its experts have not yet been able to visit the scene. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 18, 2018 - 12:40 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been thrust once again into the international limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma. Once a little-known...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street, ahead of talks in London, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Ardern is in London to take part in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 18, 2018 - 12:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's key Brexit bill has hit a hurdle, with the House of Lords voting to seek continued membership in the European Union's customs union. Parliament's upper house voted 348- 225 Wednesday for a change to the EU Withdrawal Bill seeking to stay in the customs union. John Kerr, who...
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Migrants wait outside the police headquarters at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, on Friday, April 13, 2018. Several hundred refugees and migrants have gathered outside a police station in Greece's second largest city, waiting for hours to be formally arrested and gain temporary residence in the European Union country. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
April 18, 2018 - 12:12 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials say the government will respect a landmark court decision against a European Union policy that allowed authorities to force refugees and migrants to stay on the Greek islands where they first arrived even after they had applied for asylum. The country's highest...
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Members of the National Assembly meet during the start of two-day session of the legislature, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Cuba's legislature opened the two-day session that is to elect a successor to President Castro. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 18, 2018 - 11:36 am
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on the meeting of Cuba's legislature and the scheduled end of Raul Castro's presidency (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Cuba has announced the slate of candidates for six vice presidents on its powerful Council of State. Three of the nominees would be returning to the council...
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