FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Feb 2017 05:12:37 -08:00Iran launches 'advanced' rockets during military exercises, 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. opposition: Netanyahu 'blinked' on peace initiative, 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. Erdogan assassination attempt trial opens in Turkey, 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. beats Putintseva in Dubai in 1st match of season, 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. Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil, 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. troops push into IS-held southern outskirts of Mosul, 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.'s first month augurs stormy trans-Atlantic relations, 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. tries to avoid another Greek crisis, 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. seeks national security adviser, health care strategy, 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. closes Acropolis, ancient sites in Greece, 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. accuses Russians over alleged coup plot, 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., Lauda renew deals at F1 champion Mercedes, 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. State vows more attacks on Egypt's Christians, 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. African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya, 20 Feb 2017 10:36:24 GMTTUNIS (AP) — Top North African diplomats are meeting to find ways to reconcile Libya's rival political factions. reassured about US relations after talks with US VP Pence, 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. of migrants cross fence into Spain again, 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. tries to reassure Europeans on US support, 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. declared in part of South Sudan by government and UN, 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. relief group says staffers detained in Yemen, 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. Williams team retains Di Resta as reserve driver for 2017, 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. shares slide after Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid, 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. high court upholds death sentence of 10 in soccer riot, 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. PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses 'two-state' plan, 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. says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects, 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. on Philippine camping trip killed in bus accident, 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. wigs in big demand for Austrian carnival-goers, 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. protests, UK lawmakers to debate Trump visit invitation, 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. Latest: Malaysia PM defends probe into N. Korean's death, 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): lawmakers approve law threatening opposition party, 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. stocks mostly rise as US remains shut for holiday, 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. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe, 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. Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals, 20 Feb 2017 13:04:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009. Brexit could endanger security for other EU nations, 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. Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abducted, 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. says airstrikes have killed 'dozens' of militants, 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. economy minister to raise Opel fate during Paris trip, 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. army: Sinai militant fire hits Israel, no one hurt, 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. to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer, 20 Feb 2017 13:05:34 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. bans use of private drones over its capital, 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. Kong Disneyland posts 2016 loss on tourism softness, 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. VP Pence talks of deepening ties to European Union, 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. storms cause minor injuries, damage in San Antonio, 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. defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports, 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. Korea wins 2 golds in short track speed skating, 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. think tank: Arms trade is flourishing, 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. shares rise ahead of week's earnings, Fed minutes, 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. Federer says Laver Cup will be a tough competition, 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. equity firm closes in on purchase of Portuguese bank, 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., patrolmen's union agree to 4-year, $68 million deal, 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. far-right chief talks about terror on Beirut trip, 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.