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South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever.

Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: He's too much like Barack Obama. North Korea's state media, which regularly vilified Obama in the strongest terms, had been slow to do the same with the Trump administration, possibly so that officials in Pyongyang could figure out what direction Trump will likely take and what new policies he may pursue.

Arabs protest UN's withdrawal of Israel 'apartheid' report

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An Arab delegation met with the U.N. secretary-general Wednesday to protest what Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour called the "bullying tactics and intimidation" that led to U.N. withdrawal of a report that accused Israel of establishing an "apartheid regime." Mansour said the meeting with U.N. chief Antonio Guterres "was not a pleasant experience for all of us," following the secretary-general's order to remove the report from the U.N.

British lawmakers tweet about parliament attack

LONDON (AP) -- British lawmakers were the first to tell the nation, and the world, about a deadly terror attack Wednesday, with members of Parliament tweeting about events unfolding on their doorstep while huddling inside the Palace of Westminster after armed police locked down the area. Several took to Twitter as the incident unraveled. Chris Philp MP at 3:51 p.m. "Parliament just been locked down following shooting incident in new palace yard.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is taking credit for persuading TransCanada Corp. to withdraw a hefty lawsuit against the U.S. government over the previous administration's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. But the Canadian company says its bid for compensation for the stalled project is merely suspended, as it has been for weeks. Trump's account, to Republican donors Tuesday night, was one of several from the president claiming achievements that have yet to happen.

London attack is latest in which vehicles are used as weapon

LONDON (AP) -- When an attacker plowed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, it was the latest in a string of incidents in which drivers used their vehicles as weapons. Some were orchestrated by extremist groups, others by unstable individuals with unclear motives. While no one so far has claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack in London, radical groups have urged supporters to use any weapons at hand -- including cars.

Italian train derails in Switzerland, 7 people injured

GENEVA (AP) -- An Italian train derailed in the central Swiss city of Lucerne on Wednesday and one carriage tipped over, injuring seven people on board. The train from Milan in northern Italy to the northwestern Swiss city of Basel derailed shortly before 2 p.m. as it was pulling out of Lucerne's main train station, Swiss railway company SBB said. The Trenitalia train's fourth carriage tipped over and a power line was interrupted.

Before Parliament violence, other attacks on Britain

LONDON (AP) -- Britain has been targeted anew by what authorities are calling a terrorist incident. A look at other attacks on the country in recent years: MARCH 22, 2017 An attacker stabbed a police officer at Britain's Parliament before being shot by police, while a vehicle ran over pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge at around the same time. One woman was killed, others injured.

First US aircraft carrier of Trump presidency enters Gulf

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (AP) -- American sailors watched as the first Revolutionary Guard vessels appeared on the horizon of the Strait of Hormuz, beginning a daylong face-off that has become familiar to both Iranian paramilitary and U.S. naval forces that pass through the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf. But these routine, if tense encounters may soon grow even more perilous.

In Europe spat, Turkish president warns Westerners on safety

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-European rhetoric on Wednesday, warning that the safety of Western citizens could be in peril if European nations persist in what he described as arrogant conduct. Erdogan's remarks came amid tension over Dutch and German restrictions on Turkish officials who tried to campaign for diaspora votes ahead of an April 16 referendum on expanding the powers of the Turkish presidency.

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if no Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned Wednesday of "serious consequences for everyone" if Britain walks away without agreement from negotiations on leaving the 28-nation bloc. Outlining his plans in detail for the first time, Michel Barnier told lawmakers in Brussels that there could be "total uncertainty" if no deal is clinched by March 2019.

The Latest: New Zealand leader condemns attack in London

LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local): 1:35 a.m. New Zealand's prime minister is condemning the attack outside Britain's Parliament that resulted in five deaths, including the assailant. Prime Minister Bill English told reporters in Rotorua that he has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May to express support for her government and to offer his country's condolences to the victim's families.

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

LONDON (AP) -- A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a "sick and depraved terrorist attack.

UK says cabin ban on laptops to go into effect Saturday

LONDON (AP) -- The British Department of Transport says a ban on laptops and tablets being brought into airline cabins on certain flights must be put in place by Saturday. The timetable announced Wednesday will affect travelers coming to Britain on direct flights from a number of locations in the Middle East. It will apply to devices larger than a typical smartphone.