Trump defends attack on Syria; demands 'end the slaughter'

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump cast the United States assault on a Syrian air base as vital to deter future use of poison gas and called on other nations to join in seeking "to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria."


  • Written by JULIE PACE, VIVIAN SALAMA and LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

UN images: 18,000 destroyed structures in South Sudan region

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — United Nations satellite images obtained by The Associated Press show at least 18,000 structures have been destroyed in the Yei area of South Sudan. It is one of the most significant caches of evidence of widespread destruction in the country's civil war.


  • Written by JUSTIN LYNCH , Associated Press

Swedish media: Truck crashes into Stockholm store, 3 dead

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A truck crashed into an upscale department store in central Stockholm on Friday, and Swedish radio says the crash has killed three people. People in the downtown area are fleeing the scene in panic.


Russia ups ante by freezing communications with US in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia reacted to U.S. military strikes on its ally Syria Friday by cutting a hotline intended to prevent midair incidents, a response that demonstrates Moscow's readiness to defy Washington and could even put the two nuclear superpowers on a course toward military confrontation.


  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press

Egyptians recount sexual harassment, angering conservatives

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian women and girls have come out to denounce sexual harassment and share personal stories about it on social media, breaking a taboo and raising the ire of some in the country's conservative majority.

  • Written by HEBA AFIFY , Associated Press