Death toll in Colombia bombing rises to 21 as threats linger
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities were scrambling to identify who was behind a brazen car bombing at a police academy in Bogota that has rattled residents and raised tough questions about lingering security threats in the wake of a peace deal with the nation's largest rebel group.
The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has urged Prime Minister Theresa May to use her crushing parliamentary defeat as leverage to get a better Brexit deal from European Union leaders.
French step up security to stop migrant boats in the Channel
CALAIS, France (AP) — Border control officers patrolling the land, sea and air of northern France are combing beaches, dunes and the frigid, murky coastal waters in a bid to end a high-risk but growing tactic by a group of mostly Iranian migrants desperate to get to Britain: sneaking across the English Channel in rubber boats.
May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on
LONDON (AP) — Talks to end Britain's Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked Friday, with neither Prime Minister Theresa May nor the main opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions.
Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid violent crackdown
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe on Friday faced a "total internet shutdown," a media group said, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase.
Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The ailing 80-year-old radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other violent extremists in Indonesia will be released from prison, Indonesia's president said Friday, slashing a 15-year sentence.
The Latest: Death toll in Colombia car bombing rises to 21
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the car bombing in Bogota (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Colombian authorities said the death toll from a car bombing at a police academy in the capital has risen to 21.
Ryanair lowers profit forecast amid tough competition
LONDON (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair, Europe's biggest carrier by passengers, has warned its profits will be lower than expected — the second such downgrade in four months — because of weaker fares over the winter.
Students in Germany, Switzerland protest climate change
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of students are holding rallies across Germany and Switzerland to protest lack of action against climate change.
Australian police arrest man over Israeli student's death
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police arrested a man Friday for questioning over the death of an Israeli student in Melbourne, while the victim's tearful father visited the flower-strewn crime scene where her body was found.
Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge to the presidential election results.
Palestinian forces soldier on amid Israeli raids, US neglect
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — On a cold winter's night earlier this month, a convoy of 10 Israeli armored jeeps drove into the heart of the West Bank city of Ramallah and parked in front of the Palestinian police headquarters.
Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington.
China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending
BEIJING (AP) — Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans.
African Union urges Congo to suspend final election results
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing "serious doubts."
Thousands protest against al-Bashir's rule across Sudan
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Thursday in cities across Sudan, including the capital, where activists said two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters attempting to reach the presidential palace to demand longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir step down.
10 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, killing 10 people and injuring dozens in an attack that recalled the bloodiest chapters of the country's drug-fueled guerrilla conflict.
Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit
PARIS (AP) — One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan.
Trump says US will develop space-based missile defense
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to protect the U.S. from advanced missile threats from China and Russia, President Donald Trump on Thursday laid out plans for a new array of space-based sensors and other high-tech systems designed to more quickly detect and defeat attacks.
Brazil's Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as president
SAO PAULO (AP) — A few days after being inaugurated, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced a tax increase, only to have his chief-of-staff say hours later that the boss "had been wrong."
The Latest: AU urges Congo to suspend final election results
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's disputed presidential election (all times local): 10:45 p.m. An African Union statement backed by heads of state is calling on Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final presidential election results because of "serious doubts" about the vote.
Belarusian model who claimed Trump info arrested in Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump as U.S.
Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba
HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island.
US peace envoy in Pakistan seeking end to 17-year Afghan war
ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, the last leg of a regional tour aimed at finding a negotiated conclusion to Afghanistan's 17-year war, which would end the U.S.'s longest military engagement.
AP Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct
LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year.

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