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The Latest: Lavrov criticizes US in call with Tillerson

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A senior Turkish official says Russia has proposed deploying troops from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan to Syria, to monitor de-escalation zones there. More>>

The Latest: Merkel wants maximum guarantees for EU citizens

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European Council President Donald Tusk says that he still holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed even though the negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union officially started this week. More>>

Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices

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People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging the system used to keep it clean and maintained, arguing it borders on modern-day slavery. More>>

IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul

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Iraq says Islamic State group detonated explosives, blowing up famous mosque in Mosul with iconic leaning minaret. More>>

Archbishop: Church of England 'colluded' to hide sex abuse

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The head of the Church of England has said that the institution "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its bishops, rather than help his victims. More>>

'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit

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If European Union chief Donald Tusk is still "a dreamer" about Britain having second thoughts on leaving the EU, some other EU leaders at a summit Thursday were ready to dash his hopes. More>>

AP Newsbreak: US, EU urge China to limit food import control

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Food exporters including the United States and Europe are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that they say will hamper access to its fast-growing market. More>>

London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels

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The local administrator in the west London community devastated by a high-rise apartment fire has resigned after government officials criticized the speed of the response to the devastating blaze that killed at least 79 people. More>>

South Sudan must end war, UN chief says on refugee visit

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South Sudan's leaders must end war, UN chief says on visit to fastest-growing refugee crisis. More>>

Venice's first female gondolier announces he's transgender

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A gondolier who made headlines a decade ago for being Venice's first official female gondolier has announced he is transgender. More>>

US reassures Turkey over arms provided to Syrian Kurds

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President Macron says France no longer pushing for departure of Syrian President Assad, a shift in French policy. More>>

EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

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The highest court of the European Union says that even in cases where there is no scientific proof to suggest a vaccine is defective, courts may conclude in individual cases that the vaccines are to blame in certain circumstances. More>>

People with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic

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People with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic amid fighting: Rights group. More>>

Prince Harry: No one in royal family wants to rise to throne

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Britain's Prince Harry suggests that no one in the royal family wants to be king or queen. More>>

Rome show smashes myth Virgin model was Borgia pope lover

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An art exhibit in Rome aims to demolish what curators call the "myth" that a Madonna painting at Vatican was modeled on Borgia pope's lover. More>>

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

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Brazilian President Michel Temer says he has built warm ties with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. More>>

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over Qatar

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Turkey's Erdogan, Saudi King Salman and new crown prince agree to 'increase efforts' to overcome tensions with Qatar. More>>

Egypt says 7 militants killed in raid on desert camp

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Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed seven people in connection with recent attacks on the country's embattled Christian minority. More>>

Uber CEO is pushed out as company tries to clean up its act

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Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. More>>

Prosecutor: Paris attacker asked family to see him as martyr

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A French prosecutor says a man who was killed when he drove a car packed with arms and explosives into a police convoy had pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group. More>>

7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

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3 dead, several wounded in suicide car bomb blast at police station in Somalia's capital. More>>

UN urges Egypt to halt execution of 6 men in 'flawed' trials

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UN experts urge Egypt to halt execution of 6 men over killing a policeman in 2014, saying their trials were 'flawed'. More>>

4 detained in raids linked to Brussels rail station attack

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Belgian authorities say police have detained four people in a series of raids in Brussels linked to the failed bombing at a rail station this week. More>>

Prince Philip leaves London hospital after treatment

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Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has left the hospital, one day after being admitted for the treatment of an infection. More>>

High winds, rain disrupts travel in Germany; 1 man killed

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At least one person was killed, train lines were shut down and some planes were grounded as a low-pressure front brought high winds and driving rain to northern Germany. More>>

All that's cool and quirky at the Paris Air Show

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A guide to some of the cool and quirky things on show at the Paris Air Show this week. More>>

EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

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European Union leaders are gathering to weigh measures to tackle terrorism, closer defense ties and migration, convinced that anti-EU sentiment and support for populist parties are waning. More>>

The Latest: 7 UK buildings found with combustible cladding

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says initial tests on other high-rise buildings after the London fire tragedy have shown that the cladding on some of them is combustible. More>>

France probes death reportedly from exploding cream canister

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French authorities are investigating the death of a fitness blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister that was withdrawn from the market in 2013, officials and the company that makes the product said Thursday. More>>

UK interior minister: Britain facing a new phase of terror

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Britain's Home Secretary says the country has entered a new phase of terror-related attacks. More>>

Russian Diplomat: Probable that IS leader killed in May

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A senior Russian diplomat says the head of the Islamic State group most likely has been killed in a Russian airstrike. More>>

Iran begins exporting gas to Iraq

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Report: Iran begins exporting gas to Iraq. More>>

Pope pledges more than $500,000 in South Sudan aid

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Pope Francis is offering 460,000 euros (more than $500,000) in aid for South Sudan to help finance two hospitals, a school and farm equipment. More>>

Afghanistan sets July 7, 2018 for parliamentary elections

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Election Official: Afghanistan will hold elections July 7, 2018 for its 249-seat Parliament in line with its constitution that requires Parliamentary polls every four years. More>>

Trump to speak to Poles at site that honors nation's heroism

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A Polish official says President Donald Trump has chosen to deliver a speech during his upcoming visit to Poland at the site of a memorial to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Germans. More>>

France presents new security bill amid extremist threats

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French President Emmanuel Macron's new government is presenting a security bill beefing up police powers amid sustained threats to Europe. More>>

EU's Tusk hails son's testimony in Polish scam investigation

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Poland's media say the son of European Council head Donald Tusk did him a disservice with a statement he made before a special commission in Poland that is investigating a major financial scam. More>>

Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills at least 29

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Local Afghan police chief says at least 15 killed in suicide car bombing in capital of southern Helmand province. More>>

London police link 51-year-old man's death to mosque attack

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London police say 51-year-old man found dead after mosque attack last week died of "multiple injuries.". More>>

The Latest: Taliban claims deadly Helmand explosion

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The Latest: Afghan governor raises death toll in suicide car bombing in Helmand province to 29, mostly civilians. More>>

Portugal brings 2nd wildfire under control after 64 died

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Portuguese authorities say they have contained a dangerous wildfire that raged for five days near another blaze that killed 64 people last weekend. More>>

Russia cancels diplomatic meeting in wake of US sanctions

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The Kremlin has voiced regret about the new U.S. sanctions and warned of possible retaliation. More>>

Small explosion near NATO facility in Turkey; no injuries

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Turkish media say a small explosion at a graveyard close to the grounds of a NATO-owned military facility in western Turkey has damaged the installation's perimeter walls but caused no injuries. More>>

German Parliament backs plan to pull recon jets from Turkey

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Germany's Parliament has voted by a wide majority to move reconnaissance jets flying anti-Islamic State missions from a base in Turkey amid ongoing friction between the two countries. More>>

Saudi king names son heir as new generation encircles throne

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession. More>>

UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

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The United Nations says fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants. More>>

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

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Iraq's Ministry of Defense says the Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night. More>>

Ukrainian government, separatists agree on new cease-fire

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A spokeswoman for the Ukrainian government's envoy at talks with separatist rebels say they have agreed on a cease-fire in Ukraine's restive east. More>>

War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

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The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country that is already facing war and the risk of famine. More>>

Leaders of Russia, Brazil agree to expand ties

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Leaders of Russia and Brazil have agreed to expand their dialogue on international issues. More>>

Belgium tightens security after failed Brussels bombing

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Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon says security will remain high at Brussels rail facilities after a man blew up an explosive device at Central Station. More>>

US warship crash site known for congested nighttime traffic

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The site of a fatal collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship off Japan's coast is notorious for congested sea traffic, particularly during the night when merchant ships are trying to reach Tokyo's port by daybreak. More>>

Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

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Queen Elizabeth II will outline the government's upcoming legislative program with far less pageantry than usual in a speech expected to be dominated by discussion of Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union. More>>

UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

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A new UN report forecasts that the current world population of 7.6 billion will reach 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. More>>

UK police studying cause of death of man in mosque attack

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London's police chief says detectives are still trying to determine the cause of the death for a man who died during the attack near Finsbury Park Mosque. More>>

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

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In a hidden room in a house in Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including busts of Adolf Hitler and even a macabre medical device used to measure head size. More>>

Kushner kicks off Mideast peace push with first solo visit

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President Donald Trump's son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, has arrived for a day-long visit aimed at restarting long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. More>>

Activist with undercover US group sues Polish newspaper

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A trial opened has opened in Warsaw the case of a conservative American political activist with the group Project Veritas who says he was defamed by a Polish journalist who described him as "Trump's man" and sympathetic to Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

The Latest: Kushner meeting with Netanyahu called productive

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President Donald Trump's son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, has met separately with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders as part of his first solo visit to the region. More>>

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical

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South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people _ half the population _ will face extreme food insecurity, according to reports by the government and the U.N. More>>

Queen's elderly husband Prince Philip in London hospital

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Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of an infection and will not be attending the queen's speech. More>>

Soviet spymaster Yuri Drozdov dies at 91

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Russia's foreign intelligence agency says that Yuri Drozdov, the Soviet spymaster who oversaw a sprawling network of KGB agents abroad, has died at age 91. More>>

Macron adds new faces to Cabinet after losing 4 ministers

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The French press reports that two more French government ministers, including the minister of justice, are targeted in possible probes have resigned, following on the heels of the defense minister. More>>

The Latest: Oman's sultan congratulates Saudi crown prince

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Saudi King Salman has issued an order for high-ranking royals to pledge their allegiance to his son, 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, at a ceremony in Mecca. More>>

The Latest: US 'regrets' Russian decision to cancel talks

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Russia's deputy foreign minister says he has cancelled upcoming talks with the U.S. undersecretary of state over a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia. More>>

UK acquires apartments for tenants displaced by tower fire

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A charity single produced by Simon Cowell is being released to help victims of the devastating fire that killed at least 79 people in west London. More>>

The Latest: Officials: Brussels attacker sympathized with IS

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A federal magistrate in Belgium says that the suspect who was shot and killed by soldiers at the Brussels central station had Moroccan nationality and wasn't known to authorities for terror activities. More>>

After 4 days, Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64

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Authorities in Portugal say that after four days they have mostly extinguished a wildfire in the center of the country that killed 64 people last weekend. More>>

London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire

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The cars are zipping over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention. More>>

The Latest: Libya calls for EU aid to cope with migrants

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Pope Francis has thrown his support behind proposed Italian legislation aimed at better integrating migrants into Italian society and the workforce, intervening in a broader debate over immigration and citizenship that has consumed Italy in recent weeks. More>>

'Worth killing over': How a plane mogul dodged US scrutiny

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American authorities are investigating a global corruption case against an Iranian-born aviation mogul decades after they probed his involvement in a Kansas bank collapse. More>>

Egypt sends fuel to power-starved Gaza, undercuts Abbas

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Egypt is trucking 1 million liters of cheap fuel to Gaza's power plant, easing a crippling electricity crisis but also undercutting efforts to pressure territory's Hamas rulers. More>>

Merkel marks 70 years of Marshall Plan amid concern at Trump

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is marking the 70th anniversary of the launch of the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, remarking pointedly that the U.S. embrace of open markets served America's own interests. More>>

Romanian prime minister, gov't ousted in no-confidence vote

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Romanian Premier Sorin Grindeanu has been ousted in a no-confidence vote submitted by member of the ruling party. More>>

100 dead in Central African Republic town, mayor says

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100 dead in Central African Republic town after peace deal signed Monday in Rome, mayor says. More>>

Serb nationalist dies in Syria as Russian volunteer fighter

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A far-right soccer fan group from northern Serbia says one of its members has died in Syria where he was fighting alongside the Russian troops. More>>

Germany files espionage charges against alleged Turkish spy

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German prosecutors have filed espionage charges against a man charged with spying for Turkish intelligence on a Kurdish politician and activists. More>>

Germany's Kohl to be honored by Macron, Clinton at EU event

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The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and former U.S. President Bill Clinton are expected to address a memorial service for ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl at the European Parliament in Strasbourg July 1. More>>

Pope backs proposed Italian law to better integrate migrants

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Pope Francis has thrown his support behind proposed Italian legislation aimed at better integrating migrants into Italian society and the workforce, intervening in a broader debate over immigration and citizenship that has consumed Italy in recent weeks. More>>

The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II mum about Trump visit

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Queen Elizabeth II will outline the government's upcoming legislative program with far less pageantry than usual in a speech expected to be dominated by discussion of Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union. More>>

EU wins Spain's Concord Prize for unifying member nations

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The European Union has been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias 2017 Concord Prize for its work in harmonizing relations between its member nations. More>>

2 Dutch journalists remain in captivity in Colombia

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Two Dutch journalists believed kidnapped by leftist rebels in a volatile region of northeastern Colombia remain in captivity as authorities vowed to secure their safe return. More>>

Philippine troops evict Muslim rebel raiders from village

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Muslim rebels have withdrawn after raiding a southern Philippine village as security forces moved rapidly to prevent another crisis amid a monthlong militant siege in another southern city. More>>

Rebels attack Philippine village, possibly to divert troops

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Philippine officials say Muslim rebels are engaging troops in a gunbattle in a southern village in an attack that may be an attempt to divert the military's focus away from the siege in Marawi. More>>

Brazil federal police accuse president of getting bribes

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Brazil's federal police force says it has found evidence that embattled President Michel Temer received bribes to help businesses. More>>

'Worth killing over': How a plane mogul dodged US scrutiny

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American authorities are investigating a global corruption case against an Iranian-born aviation mogul decades after they probed his involvement in a Kansas bank collapse. More>>

Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

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Belgian media are reporting that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brussels train station; main square evacuated. More>>

New report blames South Sudan military for civilian deaths

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'Bullets, guns, screaming': Amnesty International report blames South Sudan's military for civilian deaths. More>>

The Latest: Suspect in train station blast confirmed dead

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Belgian authorities say soldiers "neutralized" a person at a main Brussels train station amid media reports of explosion-like noises there. More>>

Neighbors: Alleged mosque attacker made anti-Muslim slurs

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British police have identified the suspect held in connection with the van attack outside a London mosque as Darren Osborne, of Cardiff. He is being held on suspicion of attempted murder and alleged terror offenses. More>>

The Latest: Rebels take 5 civilians from Philippine village

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A Philippine military spokesman says gunmen who raided a southern village took five civilians to use as human shields as they retreated. More>>

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

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Australia suspended airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria after US fighter jet shot down Syrian warplane. More>>

Bill Clinton: US foreign aid cuts would trim 'outsize' good

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Former President Bill Clinton is warning that drastic reductions to the U.S. foreign aid budget would trim back 'an outsize amount of good'. More>>

Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts

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What happened to Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died just days after North Korea released him from detention, has outsiders baffled. More>>

EU considers sanctions to respond to cyberattacks

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European Union foreign ministers have agreed to prepare a joint response to cyberattacks in the 28-nation bloc, including imposing sanctions on offenders. More>>

Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

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A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its dangerous exploding air bag inflators, according to legal experts. More>>

Famous Tsukiji fish market will be remade, not destroyed

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Tokyo's huge, and hugely popular, Tsukiji fish market won't be destroyed but will be rebuilt as a "food theme park," the governor says. More>>

The Latest: Russia wants US explanation for downing jet

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The Latest: Iran says all 6 ballistic missiles Revolutionary Guard launched at IS in Syria hit their targets. More>>

The Latest: 7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack

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British health authorities say seven people remain hospitalized after a driver plowed into a crowd spilling out of north London mosques after Ramadan services. More>>

Italy says G-20 a chance to pressure Trump on climate pact

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Italy is pledging to keep up the pressure on President Donald Trump to re-think his opposition to the Paris climate pact. More>>

Poll: More Russians skeptical about Putin's economic course

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An opinion poll shows that an increasing share of Russians have become disillusioned with President Vladimir Putin's ability to improve the economy and curb rampant corruption. More>>

Poll: Courts are right in blocking Trump's travel ban

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An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll has found that most Americans think federal courts that have ruled against President Donald Trump's travel ban are acting rightly. More>>

Jordan court told of heavy fire in killing of 3 US troops

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Investigator tells military court that convoy carrying US troops came under heavy fire at the entrance of Jordanian base. More>>

Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, debunks plane crash

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Emergency services in Portugal say they are making headway in their battle to control a major wildfire that killed 64 people in the central area of the country. More>>

The Latest: Portuguese official says no fire planes crashed

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An official with Portugal's Air Accident Office says a Canadair water-dropping plane has crashed in central Portugal while fighting wildfires that killed 64 people. More>>

Syria troops position themselves at heart of war on IS

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As the U.S.-led coalition fights to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syrian government troops and their allies have moved into key areas on the flanks of the battle. More>>

Report: Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions

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Turkish troops have arrived in Qatar in a show of support for the Gulf country after Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations cut ties and imposed measures to isolate it. More>>

Iran's elite force rejects Saudi claims of foiled attack

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard is rejecting Saudi claims that its navy captured three members of the elite force intending to carry out an attack on a major offshore oilfield. More>>

Jailed ex-Israel PM Olmert taken to hospital with chest pain

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Israeli official says former Prime Minister Olmert taken from prison to hospital after feeling unwell. More>>

Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79

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Carla Fendi, one of five sisters who transformed the family leather goods business into a global luxury fashion house long known for its furs, has died following a long illness at the age of 79. More>>

Iran's top leader opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has spoken out against a referendum on independence for Iraqi Kurds set for later this year. More>>

Report: 3,300 dead since central Congo conflict in August

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More than 3,300 people have been killed in the volatile Kasai provinces of central Congo since August, according to a document released by the Catholic church as the U.N. called for an international investigation. More>>

Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved

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Religious, indigenous leaders call for end to deforestation in an international multi-faith and multi-cultural plea to reduce emissions that fuel climate change that is killing tropical rainforests. More>>

French far-right bars founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on birthday

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France's far-right National Front has refused to let Jean-Marie Le Pen, the party's co-founder, attend a meeting, blocking him at the gate on his 89th birthday. More>>

EU ministers back climate pact, regret Trump withdrawal

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EU foreign ministers say they regret the decision by President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement and plan to push ahead with it. More>>

EU takes fat out of fire: Belgian fries are out of danger

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The European Commission wants all Belgians, and the world at large, to know: your famous fries are safe. More>>

Officials: Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border

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Pakistani officials say an air force fighter jet has shot down an unmanned Iranian drone in its southwestern Baluchistan province. More>>

Despite high temps, Royal Ascot-goers don finest outfits

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Despite scorching temperatures, members of British society and the royal family have donned their finest hats and fancy outfits for the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race. More>>

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 15, police say

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Suicide car bomber in Somalia's capital kills 7, police say; al-Shabab claims responsibility. More>>

Emirates wants US, European monitors for any Qatar deal

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A senior United Arab Emirates official is calling for a monitoring system to ensure that Qatar respects any future agreement that might end the standoff with its Gulf neighbors. More>>

Paris: 4 family members detained after Champs-Elysees attack

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Four family members of a man killed after ramming his car into a police convoy on Paris' Champs-Elysees are in custody. More>>

The Latest: Somalia says suicide blast targeted civilians

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Suicide car bomber in Somalia's capital kills 15, police say; al-Shabab claims responsibility. More>>

Wanted Italian mafia member detained in Poland

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Polish police say they have detained an Italian man on a European wanted list after an Italian court sentenced him in 2011 for drug trafficking and mafia activity. More>>

Israeli PM says work begun on new West Bank settlement

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Israel's prime minister says ground broken for a new West Bank settlement, the first in about two decades, to replace one demolished this year as President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy arrives in the region. More>>

2 French government ministers step down amid investigations

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French President Emmanuel Macron's defense minister is stepping down amid an investigation into her use of European Parliament aides. More>>

Hungary rejects US criticism of law on foreign-funded NGOs

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The government of Hungary says the United States is applying 'double standard' in its criticism of recent legislation about civic groups that receive funds from foreign donors. More>>

China bans more synthetic opioids blamed for US drug deaths

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China has announced it is banning a deadly synthetic opioid called U-47700 and three other synthetic drugs. More>>

Adele visits London firefighters after tower block blaze

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London's fire department has posted photos of Adele meeting with firefighters at the Chelsea fire station to offer support following a devastating fire in the borough that is believed to have killed 79 people. More>>

Finland's government survives no-confidence vote

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Finland's government has survived a confidence vote after a coalition partner broke in two after electing a new leader. More>>

The Latest: Dutch to oblige new migrants to sign plege

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Starbucks has announced plans to hire 2,500 refugees in its European stores by 2022, as part of a global program announced in January. More>>

Vatican auditor latest resignation in finance reform effort

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The Vatican's auditor general has resigned, the latest twist in the Holy See's long-running effort to get its financial statements in order. More>>

A look at Syria's conflict, as mutual enemies close in on IS

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A look at Syria's conflict, as various forces converge on Islamic State group, begin to fight among themselves. More>>

Taliban kill 8 Afghan guards working at US base;

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Taliban open fire, kill 8 Afghan guards heading to work at Bagram airfield, main US military base in Afghanistan. More>>

Dispute over apartheid-era bailout escalates in South Africa

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South Africa's central bank is objecting to calls by the state watchdog agency for changes to be made in the way the bank is run, in escalating fallout from a bank bailout during the apartheid era. More>>

Germany's Merkel vows not to give up on US free trade deal

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is telling German business leaders that she won't give up on a free-trade deal between Europe and the U.S., and will seek broad agreement on trade at next month's Group of 20 summit. More>>

In world's largest refugee settlement, churches offer hope

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In world's largest refugee settlement, South Sudanese with little but faith find joy in church. More>>

Big questions in US warship's collision with container ship

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Big questions on collision of Navy's USS Fitzgerald with container ship off Japan. More>>

Pope honors 'rebel' priests censured for commitment to poor

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Pope honors "rebel" Italian priests censured for commitment to poor, powerless. More>>

Uganda, UN seek $8 billion for South Sudanese refugees

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Uganda's government and the United Nations are appealing for $8 billion in funding to deal with the crisis of refugees from South Sudan. More>>

European court rules in favor of Russian gay activists

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The European Court for Human Rights has ruled in favor of gay activists who were contesting Russia's controversial law banning dissemination of so-called gay propaganda to minors. More>>

And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit

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After almost a year of waffling, Britain finally opens negotiations with its European Union counterparts on Monday to leave the bloc. More>>

French, Iraqi journalists killed in Mosul mine blast

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A French video journalist and an Iraqi colleague have been killed in a mine blast while covering the operation to root out Islamic State extremists from Mosul. More>>

South Africa-born lawyer who defended Mandela dies

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation has paid tribute to the late Joel Joffe, a South Africa-born human rights lawyer who defended Mandela during a 1960s trial at which the anti-apartheid leader was sentenced to life in prison. More>>

Muslims targeted by violence in wake of IS-claimed attacks

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Britain's Muslim community reacts with fear and anger over increasing attacks against them. More>>

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send US warnings

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Russian diplomat condemns US for shooting down Syrian Air Force fighter jet as an act of 'aggression'. More>>

Van attack on London Muslims suggests new polarization Video included

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Police in London are calling for calm after a driver plowed into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque. More>>

Car rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies

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Paris police say a security operation is under way in the Champs-Elysees shopping district and are urging people to avoid the area. More>>

The Latest: Russia threatens after US downs Syrian warplane

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The Latest: Russia suspends coordination with US over so-called 'de-confliction zones' after Americans downed Syrian jet. More>>

Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work

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Cuba's foreign minister rejects Trump's new policy toward island, saying 'we will never negotiate under pressure'. More>>

Central African Republic, armed groups sign deal in Rome

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Representatives of most of the armed groups in Central African Republic have signed an agreement to honor an immediate cease-fire after more than three years of sectarian conflict have left thousands dead. More>>

Vatican defends membership for theologian over abortion flap

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The head of the Vatican's bioethics panel is defending the decision to name as a member an Anglican moral theologian who has said abortion could be condoned up until the 18th week of gestation. More>>

Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision

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Japan's coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported. More>>

Macron kicks off Paris Air Show with airborne entrance

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French President Emmanuel Macron is opening the Paris Air Show from the skies. More>>

If it flies or hovers, it will be at the Paris Air Show

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Airbus and Boeing will again hog the spotlight at the Paris Air Show with their battle for ever-larger slices of the lucrative pie in the sky. More>>

Merkel: Pope wants her to fight to save Paris climate deal

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and Pope Francis discussed the need to preserve the Paris climate accord despite the U.S. withdrawal and her aim to "bring down walls," and not build them. More>>

Al-Qaida-linked militants staged Mali resort attack; 5 dead

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Mali's security minister says security forces have killed at least four extremists in an attack Sunday that left 2 people dead at a spot popular with foreigners. More>>

The Latest: Paris police remove body after attempted attack

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Two French police officials told The Associated Press that a suspected attacker drove into a police vehicle on the Champs-Elysees shopping district in Paris, and is now lying on the ground immobilized. More>>

Witnesses describe Jordan shooting that killed 3 US troops

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Three Jordanian gate guards at an air base have told a military court they held their fire when they heard a purported gunshot because they couldn't identify its source. More>>

The Latest: US 'strongly condemns' attack near London mosque

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London police say they're investigating whether the death of a man outside a London mosque was the direct result of a van plowing into a crowd of Muslim worshippers. More>>

AP PHOTOS: Portraits of Argentine victims of gender violence

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AP PHOTOS: Argentine victims of gender violence have mobilized to fight the country's systemic violence against women. More>>

79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

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London police say that the number of dead or missing in the Grenfell Tower fire is now 79. More>>

The Latest: Al-Qaida-linked group says it staged Mali attack

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Mali's security minister says security forces have killed at least four extremists in an attack Sunday that left 2 people dead at a spot popular with foreigners. More>>

London fire may have destroyed DNA needed to ID victims

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The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London this week may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify victims. More>>

France's Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win

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French President Emmanuel Macron is set to rearrange his Cabinet after his new centrist party swept parliamentary elections. More>>

Leaping into water tanks to escape Portugal's deadly fires

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More than 1,500 firefighters in Portugal are still battling to control major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people. More>>

Vatican: Pope to visit Chile and Peru in January 2018

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The Vatican says Pope Francis will visit Chile and Peru in January 2018. More>>

The Latest: EU Brexit talks to focus 1st on citizens' rights

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The head of the biggest group in the European Parliament says that what Britain wants out of the Brexit talks is a mystery as negotiations get underway. More>>

Congo Minister: 4 arrested over grisly slaying of UN experts

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Congo's justice minister says investigations into killings in the central Kasai region have "progressed well" and four people have been arrested over the grisly slayings of two U.N. experts. More>>

The Latest: Death toll from wildfire in Portugal rises to 63

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The death of 62 people in Portuguese wildfires has brought growing criticism of authorities for not doing more to prevent the tragedy. More>>

Confirmation of Serbia's first gay premier thrown into doubt

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The ruling conservatives say that if Serbia's Prime Minister-designate Ana Brnabic does not get enough votes to be confirmed by parliament as the first openly gay person to head the country's government, early general elections would be held. More>>

A look at what is ahead now that Brexit talks have started

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It took as good as a year, but the talks on Britain's exit from the European Union finally started Monday. Here is what is at stake. More>>

Microscopic organisms turn Istanbul's shores turquoise

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The waters around Istanbul have turned a striking shade of turquoise. More>>

AP Interview: Ponta to Romania lawmakers: Don't oust premier

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A senior government official says Romanian PM Sorin Grindeanu facing a no-confidence vote from his own party is a guarantor of stability and predictability in the East European country. More>>

AP Interview: Qatar Airways CEO warns of 'lasting wound'

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The CEO of Qatar Airways says the blockade imposed on his country by its Gulf neighbors "will leave a lasting wound.". More>>

Greek, Turkish leaders meet on tensions over Aegean flyovers

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Greek, Turkish prime ministers discuss airspace violations in Aegean, issue of Turkish servicemen who have sought asylum in Greece. More>>

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