Russian rallies urge Putin not to run again; dozens arrested

MOSCOW (AP) — Under the slogan "I'm fed up," demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg and elsewhere.

  • Written by JIM HEINTZ , Associated Press

EU leaders show firm united front ahead of Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed Saturday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and warned that demands from British Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly."

  • Written by RAF CASERT and LORNE COOK , Associated Press

'Apartheid' furor comes amid 50 years of Israeli occupation

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Labeling Israel's treatment of Palestinians as "apartheid" is like flinging a burning match into spilled gasoline — so combustible are the passions on both sides.

  • Written by KARIN LAUB , Associated Press

Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections.

  • Written by BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writer