• Iran’s Guard says ready for ‘any scenario’ amid US standoff

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and “any scenario,” its chief commander said Saturday, as the country’s nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook global energy markets.

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  • Global climate protests begin in Australia before UN summit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming world can’t wait any longer.

  • Trudeau’s support holds after apology for wearing brownface

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface.

  • Journalists see heart of Saudi oil industry after attack

    BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

  • The Latest: Yemen rebels halting attacks on Saudi Arabia

    BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

  • Iraq’s stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

    BAGHDAD (AP) — As the United States and Israel escalate their push to contain Iranian influence in the Middle East, countries in Tehran’s orbit are feeling the heat.

  • Russian anti-doping CEO says track ban won’t be lifted soon

    MOSCOW (AP) — The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency predicted Friday that the country’s track team won’t be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships.

  • Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York.

  • ‘Deeply sorry’ Trudeau begs forgiveness for brownface photo

    TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a photo of him in brownface at a costume party two decades ago.

  • UAE joins US-led coalition to protect Mideast waterways

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an “all-out war,” Tehran’s top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom’s oil industry that shook global energy markets.