FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:10:03 -08:00Iran launches 'advanced' rockets during military exerciseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f8de6200465432ba5f991a6ede5b26cMon, 20 Feb 2017 11:36:27 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard has launched several sophisticated rockets during military exercises, Iranian media reported on Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f8de6200465432ba5f991a6ede5b26cIsraeli opposition: Netanyahu 'blinked' on peace initiativehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cc820b6e8de483cbef7417b704fc2b4Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:14:29 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's opposition leader says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was ready to freeze settlement construction in most of the West Bank but ultimately backed out for fear of losing his grip on power.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cc820b6e8de483cbef7417b704fc2b4Alleged Erdogan assassination attempt trial opens in Turkeyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64e8fc06715e401283bd7fe412a40616Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:52:34 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A trial opened Monday in southern Turkey for 47 people charged with attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the failed coup while he was vacationing with his family.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64e8fc06715e401283bd7fe412a40616Bellis beats Putintseva in Dubai in 1st match of seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd1756349ef141fb88181c67ea1e9e32Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:46:27 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American teenager Cici Bellis advanced to the second round at the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating 17th-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-1, 7-5 Monday in her first official match of the season.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd1756349ef141fb88181c67ea1e9e32US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4cb40cc8fe04a17874dc5238151c061Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:21:43 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4cb40cc8fe04a17874dc5238151c061Iraqi troops push into IS-held southern outskirts of Mosulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0995358a81864cbda71539cf2eaf356aMon, 20 Feb 2017 11:08:44 GMTSOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Federal Police forces on Monday pushed into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a new push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half as the U.S. defense secretary started a visit to Iraq to discuss the fight against IS.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0995358a81864cbda71539cf2eaf356aTrump's first month augurs stormy trans-Atlantic relationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a020bf569f74827af6d993b2363b4f7Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:03:51 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — After President Donald Trump's raucous first month in office, Europeans have reacted with demonstrations, counter-barbs and sheer angst that a century of trans-Atlantic friendship may be sinking.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a020bf569f74827af6d993b2363b4f7Eurozone tries to avoid another Greek crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3bb6d7765734f99b28729eea97d11f6Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:46:05 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The eurozone's 19 finance ministers will try to defuse the risk of another Greek crisis when they meet later in Brussels.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3bb6d7765734f99b28729eea97d11f6Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58a34b89c32e4be1b874cbe72b9fee32Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:14:21 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, a health care strategy session, interviews for a new national security adviser — and even a few holes of golf.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58a34b89c32e4be1b874cbe72b9fee32Strike closes Acropolis, ancient sites in Greecehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50ce36bffed340bdb60b136e755ba609Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:39:05 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Acropolis and other ancient sites in Greece are closed to the public after state guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the government.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50ce36bffed340bdb60b136e755ba609Montenegro accuses Russians over alleged coup plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ed2afff67984fbca4143b68ae21618aMon, 20 Feb 2017 12:31:07 GMTPODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting a coup attempt that included plans to kill the small Balkan country's former prime minister.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ed2afff67984fbca4143b68ae21618aWolff, Lauda renew deals at F1 champion Mercedeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/929658c60822458b8d362faebc7b6346Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:34:35 GMTBRACKLEY, England (AP) — Two leading officials at Formula One team Mercedes have signed new contracts through 2020, concluding a busy offseason of activity at the world champions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/929658c60822458b8d362faebc7b6346Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt's Christianshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/866ce86dc3da4774b212f34d13b33855Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:42:03 GMTCAIRO (AP) — An Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has released a new video showing the suicide bomber who attacked a church in December and vowing more attacks on the country's Christian minority.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/866ce86dc3da4774b212f34d13b33855North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libyahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3be8e4a5709414ab577aadf001c1045Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:36:24 GMTTUNIS (AP) — Top North African diplomats are meeting to find ways to reconcile Libya's rival political factions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3be8e4a5709414ab577aadf001c1045EU reassured about US relations after talks with US VP Pencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca7af25759864c13bbe819fba0f9be6fMon, 20 Feb 2017 11:56:06 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the EU project and commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca7af25759864c13bbe819fba0f9be6fHundreds of migrants cross fence into Spain againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a83e7b0f3d744e8487aa422a4cb8dd3eMon, 20 Feb 2017 09:42:10 GMTMADRID (AP) — The Red Cross says 350 migrants crossed the fence into a Spanish territory in North Africa early Monday, three days after 500 more managed to break the gates.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a83e7b0f3d744e8487aa422a4cb8dd3ePence tries to reassure Europeans on US supporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0101faa7ba0840ad9ac95503e1e64aa5Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:51:27 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0101faa7ba0840ad9ac95503e1e64aa5Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and UNhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21f30a20e9ff4a44a486e99bb4a11d33Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:06:31 GMTKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21f30a20e9ff4a44a486e99bb4a11d33Norwegian relief group says staffers detained in Yemenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6bdf6c2fe1748c9ac66a3e263e6d3beMon, 20 Feb 2017 12:57:25 GMTCAIRO (AP) — A Norwegian relief group says six of its staffers and a driver have been detained in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida by Houthi rebels.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6bdf6c2fe1748c9ac66a3e263e6d3beF1 Williams team retains Di Resta as reserve driver for 2017http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4b489cfc48d44e5aa529698e375d8eaMon, 20 Feb 2017 10:56:26 GMTLONDON (AP) — British driver Paul Di Resta has been retained as reserve driver for the Williams Formula One team this season.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4b489cfc48d44e5aa529698e375d8eaUnilever shares slide after Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/219913ff447e4b54ae0d9611d6427882Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:42:31 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman's, Lipton, and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/219913ff447e4b54ae0d9611d6427882Egypt high court upholds death sentence of 10 in soccer riothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1df92b0fd3c342a387aff3c5a212fbaeMon, 20 Feb 2017 12:41:26 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Monday upheld the death sentences against 10 people convicted over a soccer riot that killed over 70 fans in 2012, becoming one of the world's deadliest soccer disasters.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1df92b0fd3c342a387aff3c5a212fbaeSingaporean PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses 'two-state' planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ddd6e9684d14c918764f7aaf987e349Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:11:32 GMTSINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday his country believes in a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ddd6e9684d14c918764f7aaf987e349Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspectshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0967e3138f8f4acabf52f74259e508d0Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:50:53 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect, his family and a critical radio commentator.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0967e3138f8f4acabf52f74259e508d014 on Philippine camping trip killed in bus accidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/634ba34ccb8445f5bc56fe07df872e1aMon, 20 Feb 2017 11:20:44 GMTTANAY, Philippines (AP) — Fourteen people, mostly college students on a camping trip, were killed Monday when the brakes on their chartered bus apparently failed on a steep downhill road and it smashed into an electric post and a tree, Philippine officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/634ba34ccb8445f5bc56fe07df872e1aTrump wigs in big demand for Austrian carnival-goershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6eac57cff5848b680d4b188329ce231Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:17:26 GMTVIENNA (AP) — Just about everyone wants to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria — so much so that some costume rental shops have run out of wigs miming the U.S. president's signature hairstyle.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6eac57cff5848b680d4b188329ce231Amid protests, UK lawmakers to debate Trump visit invitationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a2f66b066b24ef3ab1eb1dde293be55Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:04:29 GMTLONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are set to debate a call for U.S. President Donald Trump to be denied a state visit to the U.K. — but the Conservative government insists the invitation remains firmly in place.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a2f66b066b24ef3ab1eb1dde293be55The Latest: Malaysia PM defends probe into N. Korean's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e666d7bc0414cd1a34a42227f638dbbMon, 20 Feb 2017 09:07:34 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother, Kim Jong Nam (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e666d7bc0414cd1a34a42227f638dbbCambodia lawmakers approve law threatening opposition partyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/270a5a4839014d028d17a6b491e11407Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:10:09 GMTPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's legislature amended a law governing political parties on Monday to allow the government to apply to the courts to have a party dissolved, an act aimed at the sole opposition group in parliament.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/270a5a4839014d028d17a6b491e11407World stocks mostly rise as US remains shut for holidayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53e9fcf1b2cb4db3bca5084904c24addMon, 20 Feb 2017 12:14:00 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Monday, though Wall Street to remain shut for a holiday, as investors awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53e9fcf1b2cb4db3bca5084904c24addN. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c86b420bb1084f17a085faa4e1b72734Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:49:36 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the death.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c86b420bb1084f17a085faa4e1b72734Pakistan: Airstrikes target militants on Afghan borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f49e473089df4137967ce6636435a859Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:56:54 GMTPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani air force killed dozens of militants in a series of airstrikes on Monday in a tribal region along the Afghan border, the military said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f49e473089df4137967ce6636435a859Expert: Brexit could endanger security for other EU nationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a9bcad72760403fb5f342448fa18548Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:08:53 GMTLONDON (AP) — A former counterterrorism chief for London's Metropolitan Police says Britain's withdrawal from the European Union could compromise the security of other EU members if they do not continue to have full access to British intelligence.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a9bcad72760403fb5f342448fa18548Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abductedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd6c17e8a48b4d7e8ffb4116072c4b15Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:53:36 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others including the vessel's captain, the Philippine coast guard and the ship's owner said Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd6c17e8a48b4d7e8ffb4116072c4b15Pakistan says airstrikes have killed 'dozens' of militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63c14d5944b24c55afe43f623343ffbbMon, 20 Feb 2017 12:13:11 GMTPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants on Monday in a tribal region along the Afghan border, the military said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63c14d5944b24c55afe43f623343ffbbGerman economy minister to raise Opel fate during Paris triphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f66dd964250e4514b6891b8d80598739Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:42:35 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy minister plans to discuss the future of General Motors' Opel subsidiary during a visit to Paris on Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f66dd964250e4514b6891b8d80598739Israeli army: Sinai militant fire hits Israel, no one hurthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28ccd127425c4dc8af3eae07bd9c243aMon, 20 Feb 2017 09:06:06 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says several shells have been fired from neighboring Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, exploding in the south of the country and causing no injuries.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28ccd127425c4dc8af3eae07bd9c243aUber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34761a87e508441e8b2630d72a47bebeMon, 20 Feb 2017 12:25:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — Uber's chief executive ordered an urgent investigation Monday into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34761a87e508441e8b2630d72a47bebeIran bans use of private drones over its capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4df231d496e5493490b766a57fbe8060Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:48:22 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has banned use of drones in its capital because of security concerns after authorities opened fire on at least two unmanned aerial vehicles that flew too close to sensitive areas in recent months.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4df231d496e5493490b766a57fbe8060Hong Kong Disneyland posts 2016 loss on tourism softnesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1a9320ad7334160983828ac82f9702fMon, 20 Feb 2017 12:02:46 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Disneyland posted a wider annual loss on Monday as attendance by mainland Chinese tourists dropped amid a softer tourism market.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1a9320ad7334160983828ac82f9702fUS VP Pence talks of deepening ties to European Unionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dfe2946bef94cccab3c411fb931e2dfMon, 20 Feb 2017 09:12:26 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says he's looking forward to exploring ways to "deepen our relationship with the European Union and the European community" at the start of his meeting with the EU's foreign policy chief.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dfe2946bef94cccab3c411fb931e2dfStrong storms cause minor injuries, damage in San Antoniohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7355b746057462cb1a9b756adb5c7bdMon, 20 Feb 2017 09:52:25 GMTSAN ANTONIO (AP) — A severe storm system spawned a possible tornado that caused minor injuries and damaged more than 100 homes in the San Antonia area late Sunday night and early Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7355b746057462cb1a9b756adb5c7bdKremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef7daea0302a402a8e1c267f8a0d8db9Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:43:48 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says its decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine is a response to Ukraine's blockade of rebel regions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef7daea0302a402a8e1c267f8a0d8db9South Korea wins 2 golds in short track speed skatinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0ace55787a5432c82bb10fc3ad3e85bMon, 20 Feb 2017 10:36:52 GMTSAPPORO, Japan (AP) — South Korea won two gold medals in short track speed skating at the Asian Winter Games on Monday, an early indication the hosts of the 2018 Winter Olympics could be regaining their dominance of the sport.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0ace55787a5432c82bb10fc3ad3e85bSwedish think tank: Arms trade is flourishinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb5a67f034c948e19c6dd6f20576eb54Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:16:02 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — A Swedish think tank says that the global arms trade has steadily increased in volume the past five years, propelled by an almost doubling of arms imports in the Middle East and strong growth in demand in Asia.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb5a67f034c948e19c6dd6f20576eb54World shares rise ahead of week's earnings, Fed minuteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3d4d8e80145460a9a97105a1a0048b5Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:17:25 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Global stock markets advanced Monday as a strong performance on Wall Street last week helped buoy sentiment among investors as they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3d4d8e80145460a9a97105a1a0048b5Roger Federer says Laver Cup will be a tough competitionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc1ecde0be5e4270a2b1928938fbd1caMon, 20 Feb 2017 12:52:11 GMTPRAGUE (AP) — Roger Federer says the new Laver Cup team tournament is supposed to be a "tough" contest, not an exhibition.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc1ecde0be5e4270a2b1928938fbd1caUS equity firm closes in on purchase of Portuguese bankhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/923fa3d75eac4de19857dfbb3dd0e623Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:18:31 GMTLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's central bank says it has picked U.S. private equity firm Lone Star for exclusive final negotiations on its bid to buy Novo Banco, the so-called good bank salvaged by the Portuguese government from the collapse of major lender Banco Espirito Santo.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/923fa3d75eac4de19857dfbb3dd0e623Boston, patrolmen's union agree to 4-year, $68 million dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d58e804e63d34fd1ab1f708de70cc82dMon, 20 Feb 2017 11:20:56 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor and the city's largest police union have agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract for its 1,500 patrol officers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d58e804e63d34fd1ab1f708de70cc82dFrench far-right chief talks about terror on Beirut triphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7db420a701894250b6e670880fe323fdMon, 20 Feb 2017 11:36:44 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has met with the president of Lebanon, saying their two countries should be "pillars" in organizing the fight against Islamic fundamentalism.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7db420a701894250b6e670880fe323fd