Malta's people and media take up slain reporter's message

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia's reporting did not attend.

  • Written by STEPHEN CALLEJA , Associated Press

World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" on Sunday after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. Zimbabwe's government said it respected the turnabout and that the U.N. health agency "benefited tremendously" from the attention.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Catalan parliament to respond to Spain's planned takeover

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's regional parliament will hold a debate this week on Spain's plan to take direct control of the northeastern region — a session many fear could become a cover for a vote on declaring independence.

  • Written by By ARITZ PARRA , Associated Press

After election win, Abe prioritizes North Korea, aging Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Fresh off a decisive election victory, Japan's leader pledged Monday to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population.

  • Written by By MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

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  • Written by By RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Technology Writer