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China: Blueprint theft accusation is ‘fictitious’

Beijing, China — China said on Friday that it was “fictitious” to claim it was involved in stealing blueprints for a U.S. warplane, after Canadian media said two Chinese soldiers were co-conspirators in a scheme to obtain U.S. military secrets.

China’s Xi visits Egypt, offers financial, political support

CAIRO — China signed investment and aid deals worth billions of dollars with Egypt during a visit by President Xi Jinping on Thursday and expressed support for Cairo’s efforts to maintain stability, which have included a crackdown on dissent.

Fire from Saudi-led air strike kills at least 9

CAIRO — An air strike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed at least nine people on Thursday at an oil facility on the Red Sea operated by its Houthi opponents, oil workers and medics said.

Russia HIV cases pass 1 million

MOSCOW — Russia’s AIDS epidemic is at a dangerous tipping point after the number of people registered HIV-positive passed the 1 million mark, the country’s top AIDS specialist said on Thursday, warning the rate of infection had reached record levels.

Magnitude 6.9 quake hits off western coast of Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit off the western coast of Mexico on Thursday, about 6.2 miles deep (10 km) and 165 miles (266 km) west of Cihuatlan, Jalisco, Mexico, the U.S. Geological Service said.

Militants kill at least 19 as they storm Pakistan university

CHARSADDA, Pakistan — Armed militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens a little more than a year after the massacre of 134 students at a school in the area, officials said.

Affluenza’ teen to drop fight against deportation

MEXICO CITY — Lawyers for a Texas teen who killed four people in a so-called “affluenza” drunk-driving case have told Mexican authorities they want to drop their fight against his deportation to the United States, a Mexican official said on Wednesday.

Forces fighting to hold off Taliban in 3 Helmand districts

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — The Taliban were threatening on Tuesday to capture three key strategic districts in Afghanistan’s province of Helmand as fierce fighting with government forces stoked fears over the Islamist insurgents’ gains in their traditional heartland.

Money laundering probe targets actress

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has opened a money laundering investigation into the actress who helped Hollywood star Sean Penn conduct an interview with drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a senior official said in an interview published on Tuesday.

Fighting between Syrian army, Islamic State kills scores

BEIRUT — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group said scores of Syrian government forces have been killed in three days of fighting with Islamic State in the east of the country, where the jihadist group has attacked government-held areas.

Suicide bomber kills at least 10

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber blew himself up close to a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 20, officials said.

Saudi Arabia warns against ‘nefarious activities’ by Iran

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The lifting of sanctions on Iran as a result of its nuclear deal with world powers will be a harmful development if it uses the extra money to fund “nefarious activities,” Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Reuters on Tuesday.

Jihadi John’ confirmed dead by ISIL media

DUBAI — A media outlet associated with Islamic State on Tuesday released a eulogy for “Jihadi John,” a member of the militant group who gained notoriety for his filmed execution of hostages, the monitoring organization SITE reported.

Political paralysis leaves Palestinians questioning future

RAMALLAH/GAZA — As Israel frets about the lifting of sanctions on Iran and its troubled relations with the European Union, on the other side of the Middle East conflict — the Palestinians — an uneasy quiet has fallen that speaks of ideas running out.

Iran boosts oil output

DUBAI — Iran ordered a sharp increase in oil output on Monday to take immediate advantage of the lifting of international sanctions, and some foreign firms raced to snap up deals as Tehran emerges from years of international isolation.

Three U.S. citizens reportedly abducted

BAGHDAD — Security forces in Baghdad were hunting for three U.S. citizens who Iraqi lawmakers said Monday had been kidnapped, which, if confirmed, would make them the first Americans abducted in the country since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011.

U.S. imposes ballistic missile sanctions on Iran after prisoner release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States imposed sanctions on 11 companies and individuals for supplying Iran’s ballistic missile program in a move delayed by over two weeks so as not to endanger this weekend’s release of U.S. prisoners, sources familiar with the matter said.

French drug trial leaves 1 brain dead, 5 injured

PARIS — One person has been left brain dead and five others have been hospitalized after taking part in a clinical trial in France of an experimental drug made by Portuguese drug company Bial, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said Friday.