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Queen Elizabeth visits young survivors of concert blast

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Queen Elizabeth II has met with children injured in the Manchester concert bombing, consoling them and pronouncing the attack "wicked.". More>>

The Latest: Relative says UK bomber called Britons infidels Video included

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British police say officers and the army are responding to an incident at a college in Trafford, a district near Manchester. More>>

G-7 leaders seek common ground after seismic shifts

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G-7 leaders will be looking to build trust as they seek common ground after a year of seismic shifts in global politics. More>>

Greek ex-prime minister hurt as letter bomb explodes in car

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Greek police say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been wounded in an explosion in a car in central Athens. More>>

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go Video included

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U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron. More>>

The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week

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President Donald Trump is at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. More>>

UK bomber said to have told mother 'Forgive me' before blast Video included

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Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people a pop concert. More>>

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending

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NATO's chief has affirmed that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting Islamic State but will not wage war against the extremists, as President Donald Trump prepares to meet allied leaders. More>>

Turkey's leader confronted by France, Germany at NATO summit

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been confronted by key allies France and Germany with diplomatic complaints despite him traveling to Brussels to celebrate the unity of the NATO alliance. More>>

The Latest: Greek govt official describes blast as attack

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Greece's government spokesman has described an explosion that wounded former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and two others as an attack. More>>

AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

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AP Analysis: Iran president's biggest challenge likely meeting his supporters' expectations. More>>

OPEC extends output cut, but big oil price increase unlikely

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OPEC and outside oil producers appear set to extend production cuts in an effort to shore up prices. More>>

Iraqi forces release videos it says counters claims of abuse

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An Iraqi interior ministry unit accused of committing abuses in the fight against IS in Mosul release videos refuting the claims. More>>

Crash report: Confused by spin, Mars probe failed to brake

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An independent report concludes Europe's Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn't cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent. More>>

New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit

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California-based company Rocket Lab says it has successfully launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad. More>>

British social media celebrity among dead from concert blast

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It was not just family and friends mourning Martyn Hett this week. More>>

Troops pull out of Brazil capital; president under pressure

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Troops are guarding federal buildings in Brazil's capital as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters forced the evacuations of several ministries. More>>

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

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Manchester's race relations have been in the spotlight since bombing suspect Salman Abedi, a British citizen of Libyan descent, killed 22 people and injured dozens more. More>>

Official: At least 13 soldiers killed in south Afghanistan

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Afghan official says at least 13 soldiers killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban at security checkpoints. More>>

China urges balance on environment, economy in Antarctica

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A top Chinese leader says a "proper balance" must be struck between environmental and economic interests in Antarctica as climate change exposes its vulnerabilities. More>>

Thousands honor Finland ex-president Koivisto before burial

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Tens of thousands of Finns have lined the roads in central Helsinki to honor former President Mauno Koivisto as his coffin was borne from the Helsinki Cathedral to the city's main cemetery. More>>

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

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Army tanks packed with soldiers have rolled into a southern Philippine city to try to restore control after militants linked to Islamic State group launched a violent siege. More>>

Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member

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Hamas says it has put to death 3 men it accused of killing senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza. More>>

The Latest: 31 militants killed in besieged Philippine city

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Filipino Catholics have attended a Mass for people in the southern region now under martial law and in the besieged city of Marawi. More>>

Berlin Wall, 9/11 symbols offer message to Trump at NATO

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A U.S. president who wants to build walls is celebrating the collapse of one of the world's most iconic barriers. More>>

Italian court nixes foreign directors named for 5 museums

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An Italian administrative court has nixed the selection of five museum directors, siding with critics of a much-vaunted reform which allowed experts based abroad to compete for top posts. More>>

The Latest: Greek police arrest 2 alleged refugee smugglers

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Police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have arrested two people for allegedly belonging to a ring that sold falsified identity documents to refugees, enabling them to travel on to Germany. More>>

The Latest: Merkel says German defense spending on track

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it's important for NATO and partners to share information, as a row brews between Britain and the United States over Manchester bomb scene photos. More>>

Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel Video included

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Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his "favorite partners" during presidency. More>>

New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue'

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The new head of the World Health Organization doesn't believe the Trump administration's calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a "closed issue.". More>>

Hungary reveals new ideas to increase birth numbers by 2030

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Hungary's prime minister says the government will reduce mortgages for families with three or more children and build or renovate many nurseries to help boost the country's birth rate. More>>

Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

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China is protesting a U.S. Navy patrol that brought a guided missile destroyer near a group of manmade islands in the South China Sea that are controlled by Beijing. More>>

Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace Video included

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Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. More>>

Namibian harbor town of Luderitz plans maritime museum

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The Namibian harbor town of Luderitz is hoping to attract more tourists with the construction of a maritime museum. More>>

Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network Video included

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British investigators are exploring whether the bomber that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall was part of a larger terror cell responsible for the deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris last year. More>>

Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

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In his first appearance on the world stage, President Donald Trump is aiming for caution over his usual brand of chaos. More>>

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, police officer

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Teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who went to school near Manchester, was at the Ariana Grande concert with a friend on Monday night. More>>

The Latest: Ethiopia's PM hails Tedros election as WHO chief

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The president of this year's World Health Assembly opened this afternoon's proceedings by calling for a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing attack. More>>

Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers Video included

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Britons will find armed troops at vital locations after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22. More>>

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

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A Philippine Roman Catholic church leader says a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage from a cathedral by gunmen in a southern city. More>>

With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix

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This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in boos and applause. More>>

The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed 'sophistication' Video included

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France's interior minister says that the suicide bomber who targeted Manchester is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. More>>

Suspected suicide bombs in Jakarta kills 3 policemen

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Police say a suspected suicide bomb blast near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital has killed a policeman and injured four other officers. More>>

President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

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Indonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers. More>>

Israel defense chief appears to confirm Trump leaked intel

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Israel's defense minister appears to have confirmed his country's intelligence was leaked by President Donald Trump during a meeting with Russian officials this month. More>>

Embattled Brazilian president orders troops to restore order

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Brazil's president has ordered federal troops to restore order in the country's capital following the evacuation of some ministries amid clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader's ouster. More>>

Father and brother of alleged bomber detained in Libya Video included

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The father of the British-Libyan bomber behind Manchester bombing that killed 22 people during Ariana Grande concert denied his son's links to the bombing and said that he was preparing for a visit to Saudi to perform pilgrimage. More>>

Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women what US can do to help

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Ivanka Trump has asked African women who were trafficked into prostitution in Italy what the U.S. government can do to help. More>>

OPEC likely to extend production cuts into next year

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OPEC oil ministers will likely decide to prolong production cuts in an effort to support prices, when they meet Thursday. But even a slight rise in value per barrel will fuel further U.S. shale production, meaning more and cheaper oil down the road. More>>

Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants

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Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants; cites Manchester attack. More>>

UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing

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UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing. More>>

Protesters, politics 'without taboos' greet Trump in Belgium

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U.S. President Donald Trump is in Brussels, where thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators took to the streets and the Belgian prime minister said he spoke with the president "without taboos.". More>>

Egyptian opposition leader freed, referred to trial.

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Prosecutors have ordered the release on bail of an opposition leader accused of publicly making an obscene finger gesture in January. More>>

Activists: Fighting, airstrikes target southern Syrian city

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Activists: Syrian government forces battle insurgents, strikes southern city declared safe zone under Russia-backed deal. More>>

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

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NATO is rolling out the red carpet, opening a massive new HQ and repackaging its image for President Donald Trump. More>>

Somalia car bomb kills at least 8 in capital, police say

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Somalia car bomb kills at least 4 outside restaurant in capital, police say. More>>

Rescuers say 34 migrant bodies pulled from sea off Libya

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The Italian coast guard says at least 20 migrants have died after their ship capsized in rough seas. More>>

Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

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Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces as Israeli demonstrators are marching through the Old City Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half. More>>

Czech crisis ends with finance minister replacement

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The Czech Republic's president has fired Finance Minister Andrej Babis and appointed his replacement, a step that ends the country's political crisis. More>>

Hack, fake story expose real tensions between Qatar, Gulf

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Qatar says hackers broke into state-run news agency's website, published fake statement from country's emir. More>>

Egypt denies Sudan claims of providing vehicles to rebels

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Egypt has denied the announcement by Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir that Egyptian armored vehicles were used by rebels in recent attacks in the Darfur region. More>>

Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority

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Survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall say security screening ahead of the Ariana Grande show was haphazard, but it is not clear if rigorous bag screening would have helped prevent the deaths. More>>

French photographer detained in Turkey starts hunger strike

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A leading press freedoms group says a French photographer who was taken into custody in Turkey has started a hunger strike to protest his detention. More>>

The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assembly

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Dr. Margaret Chan has given her last address as director-general of the World Health Organization at its annual gathering of member states in Geneva. More>>

Romania: daughter, aide of ex-president to stand trial

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Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say the daughter of former President Traian Basescu and his closest aide will stand trial on suspicion of bribery and other corruption-related charges. More>>

Erdogan: EU seems to want Turkey to abandon membership bid

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he believes the European Union wants Turkey to abandon its membership bid and says it is up to the bloc to decide whether the accession talks should be terminated. More>>

US ambassador to UN hails Turkish school for Syria refugees Video included

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The U.S ambassador to the United Nations is in Turkey at the ribbon-cutting for a new U.S.-funded school, and Nikki Haley says the American people are thankful the U.S. ally is taking in so many Syrian refugees. More>>

Putin hopes for democratic end to Macedonia political crisis

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Russia's president says that Moscow hopes for a democratic settlement of Macedonia's political situation. More>>

The tragedy of Everest's normal: 10 dead this season, so far

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Authorities in Nepal say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest. More>>

Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage

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Taiwan's Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, making the island the first place in Asia to recognize such unions. More>>

UN envoy: aim for final Cyprus summit deal by week's end

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A United Nations envoy says he's working to get the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus to agree by the end of this week on holding a final summit that'll aim to conclude an overall reunification deal. More>>

Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level Video included

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An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack. More>>

Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attack Video included

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Survivors recount horror of suicide bombing at Ariana Grande concert. More>>

Officials: Manchester bomber was local man of Libyan descent Video included

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The man who police say blew himself up in a packed concert arena in Manchester, killing 22, did not make a strong impression on his neighbors. More>>

Polish couple among those killed in Manchester blast Video included

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Authorities say 8-year-old Saffie Roussos was the youngest of the 22 victims identified so far in the bombing in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert. More>>

Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground Video included

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They are stylistic and strategic opposites, one a bombastic and ostentatious president, the other a modest and wily pontiff. More>>

Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency

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Health ministers, diplomats and other high-level envoys are set to choose the next director-general of the World Health Organization among three finalists. More>>

4 bodies found inside tent at the highest camp on Everest

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Authorities in Nepal say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest. More>>

Trump envoy Haley tells refugees she cares, but defends cuts

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President Donald Trump's 31 percent budget cut to the U.S. State Department and international assistance dramatically ramps down American support for programs that for decades have promoted U.S. values and the welfare of the neediest around the world. More>>

Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town: 5 killed, 286 arrested

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Bahrain police raid in town where sit-in was underway for Shiite cleric left 5 killed, 286 arrested. More>>

Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

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President Trump showered his Middle Eastern hosts with praise and expressed great faith on a peace breakthrough _ leaving details for later. More>>

The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber

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Pop group Take That says it is canceling its show in Liverpool, saying it is "out of respect to all of the people and their families that were affected by the horrific incident last night" in Manchester.. More>>

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says he has declared martial rule in the country's south for 60 days and will cut short a trip to Moscow and return home to deal with an attack by Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group. More>>

5 killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

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Bahrain police raid town where sit-in underway for Shiite cleric; reports of 1 protester killed, 50 people arrested. More>>

Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon

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South Korea's military says it has fired warning shots at an unidentified object flying south from rival North Korea. More>>

UN: chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack

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The new UN disarmament chief says a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure "to sarin or a sarin-like substance" in samples from an April 4 attack in northern Syria that killed over 90 people. More>>

Diagnostic equipment thieves hit 3 more hospitals in Greece

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Unidentified thieves are stealing vital medical diagnostic equipment from Greece's austerity-battered hospitals. More>>

Clashes between US troops, al-Qaida militants in Yemen

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Yemeni officials: US helicopters airlifted soldiers to Marib province; US Central Command says raid killed 7 al-Qaida. More>>

Brazil president on defense as aide falls, cash recovered

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A special aide to embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested in connection with a corruption scandal. More>>

Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint

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Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at checkpoint in Puntland; 2 soldiers among the dead. More>>

Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home

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Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target to vent their frustration: Hugo Chavez. Until recently many in the socialist-run country revered Chavez for his role standing up for the nation's poor. More>>

Likely presidential candidate in Egypt ordered detained

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Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for one day of an opposition leader widely tipped to challenge President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in 2018 elections following a complaint he publicly made an obscene finger gesture. More>>

Poland school honors 87 Jewish girls expelled under Nazis

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Poland school honors 87 Jewish girls expelled during Nazi occupation. More>>

Congo opens probe into ex-minister's role in Kasai violence

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Congo opens probe into former minister's role in Kasai violence UN experts had been pursuing. More>>

Nokia and Apple settle long-running legal disputes

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Nokia, Apple collaborate with patent license pact, settling all litigation. More>>

Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond Video included

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Roger Moore, the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series, has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with cancer. More>>

2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

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Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture" and escalates an anti-gay backlash. More>>

Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed

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Syrian state TV reports explosion in central city of Homs killing 4; government forces blow up truck bomb. More>>

German prosecutors to search Daimler offices in diesel probe

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German automaker Daimler AG says prosecutors will be searching several of its offices in Germany as part of a preliminary investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emission controls. More>>

Macron tries to sell plan to reform France's labor market

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French President Emmanuel Macron is holding meetings with unions and business organizations to discuss reforming the country's labor market, which many blame for France's sub-par economic performance over recent years. More>>

South Korea's Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

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Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead in court and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at the start of a criminal trial that could her to prison for life if convicted. More>>

Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought

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The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century. More>>

The Latest: Macron pledges improved intelligence cooperation

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Manchester police say an apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. More>>

Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack

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Was North Korea really behind the WannaCry cyberattack? Experts say that's far from certain. More>>

New deadline for Greece set after another stalemate

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Hopes for a breakthrough are dashed again and another deadline is set. More>>

The Latest: 71 Syrians stopped trying to reach Greece by sea

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Romanian border police say they have detained 14 Syrian and Iraqi migrants in western Romania who are suspected of illegally trying to cross the border and head to the Schengen zone. More>>

Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror Video included

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A night for which Ariana Grande fans had waited weeks ended in blood, terror and death Monday night as an explosion tore through the foyer of the Manchester Arena moments after Grande left the stage. More>>

Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

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A French researcher has released a free software that he claims can restore some of the computers infected by the WannaCry ransomware. More>>

Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park

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Ex-President Park Geun-hye has arrived at a Seoul court for the beginning of her corruption trial. More>>

Human rights watchdog condemns Thailand hospital bomb

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Thai authorities say a bomb at a hospital in Bangkok has wounded more than 20 people. More>>

Haley wants UN to shift aid focus to nations hosting Syrians Video included

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is calling for a shift in the way the U.N. and aid groups support Syrian refugees. More>>

'Conspiracy bill' draws backlash in Japan over state powers

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Japan's lower house has approved a bill that allows authorities to punish those found guilty of planning serious crimes. More>>

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

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In what Pyongyang says is its answer to President Donald Trump's policies, North Korea claims it's ready to deploy and start mass producing a new midrange missile. More>>

Lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by protesters

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing protesters of setting fire to a government supporter, saying what he calls "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root inside the opposition's ranks and contributing to a dangerous spiral of violence. More>>

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied Video included

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Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the U.S. election. More>>

The Latest: Police say bomber died in concert attack Video included

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Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack. More>>

Gore says Trump can't stop climate movement

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Al Gore says that the first four months of Donald Trump's presidency have proven that no one person can stop the climate movement, "not even the president.". More>>

Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

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Iran's re-elected President Rouhani describes relations with US as 'a curvy road'. More>>

Blast at Ariana Grande concert in England kills 19 people Video included

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Police says there are "a number of fatalities" after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England. More>>

French AIDS drama earns best reviews yet at Cannes Film fest

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The French AIDS drama "120 Beats Per Minute" has debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and has quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival's coveted Palme d'Or prize. More>>

Greece falls short in efforts to secure deal with creditors

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French President Emmanuel Macron says his administration will push for an international debt relief deal for austerity-weary Greece. More>>

Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit Video included

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President Donald Trump is set to visit Israel on a two-day trip, his agenda marked by elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. More>>

UN envoy: Liberation of Mosul 'imminent,' IS days numbered

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The UN envoy for Iraq says the liberation of Mosul "is imminent" and the days of the Islamic State extremist groups self-declared caliphate "are numbered.". More>>

The Latest: Eurozone and Greece fail to agree bailout deal

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The German and French finance ministers say they're confident of an agreement to unlock further aid for Greece. More>>

China says no mining in its immediate plans for Antarctica

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Chinese officials plan to detail their ambitions for Antarctica as Beijing hosts a meeting of the international organization that oversees management of the polar region. More>>

EU nations set tough negotiating mandate for Brexit talks

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The 27 European Union nations negotiating Britain's exit from the bloc have set a tough mandate for their chief negotiator during the opening part of the two-year proceedings. More>>

Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia Video included

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President Donald Trump's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday may make history as the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel. More>>

The Latest: Lawmaker says Chavez's childhood home set aflame

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing protesters of setting fire to a government supporter, saying what he calls "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root inside the opposition's ranks and contributing to a dangerous spiral of violence. More>>

'Costume jewelry' diamond really worth hundreds of thousands

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Consider the person who dropped about 10 pounds ($15) around 30 years ago on what was thought to be a piece of costume jewelry _ it turned out to be a 26.27 carat white diamond. More>>

UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

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The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of UN. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowing to impose new sanctions. More>>

Israel: Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visited

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Israeli police say a Palestinian was killed after he tried to stab officers near Jerusalem as President Donald Trump visited the city. More>>

Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel Video included

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Trump is welcomed on the tarmac in Tel Aviv by Israeli ministers, who introduce politics and characteristic bluntness shortly after he arrives. More>>

US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned

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Turkey has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Ankara to protest what it called the "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by U.S. security personnel against Turkish bodyguards in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week. More>>

Albanian parliament approves pre-election Cabinet shakeup

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Albania's president has decreed a government reshuffle as part of the compromise worked out between political parties before next month's parliamentary election. More>>

With 4 projects at Cannes, Kidman is open to 'bold' material

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Nicole Kidman on Monday said having four films at the Cannes Film Festival was an unexpected confluence, but that it was the result of her intention to "stay bold and open" to challenging material. More>>

Yazidi activist weary after years of anti-IS campaigning

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Yazidi activist Nadia Murad says her work speaking out against the Islamic State group has left her weary and considering passing the torch to other women enslaved by the extremist group. More>>

Italy makes 12 vaccines mandatory for school-age children

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The Italian government has made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending schools up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterized as misinformation. More>>

Germany, France pledge new efforts to strengthen eurozone

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Germany and France are pledging to seek ways to strengthen the eurozone, with harmonization of corporate taxes among possible measures. More>>

France's Le Pen would accept exit of rival on euro issue

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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she would find it natural if the National Front's No. 2 official leaves the party if it drops one of the top issues she defended during her unsuccessful run for the presidency: giving up the euro currency. More>>

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings Video included

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Trump praises Saudi kingdom while making little if any mention of human rights failings. More>>

Oliver Stone to direct Guantanamo Bay TV series

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Oliver Stone has agreed to direct his first scripted project for television, a TV series about the Guantanamo Bay detention center. More>>

First lady Melania Trump visits leading Israeli hospital

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Monday visited a leading Israeli hospital that is also known as a center of coexistence between Arabs and Jews. More>>

Bird-riding loses luster in South Africa's ostrich capital

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Clambering onto an ostrich for a ride used to be popular among tourists in a South African town known as the "ostrich capital of the world.". More>>

UN-backed panel adopts draft treaty banning nuclear weapons

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A panel charged by the U.N. General Assembly has presented a draft that could lead to a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, although none of the countries that possess them participated in its writing. More>>

Amnesty slams Turkey over 'arbitrary' crackdown on employees

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A leading rights group has slammed Turkey for dismissing tens of thousands of public employees after last summer's failed coup. More>>

Suspected Syrian militia leader goes on trial in Germany

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A 42-year-old Syrian man has gone on trial in Germany on allegations he led a militia in his home country responsible for torture and killings. More>>

Artists ask Polish leaders to stop primeval forest logging

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Writers and artists have appealed to Poland's top leaders to stop the logging at Europe's last primeval forest. More>>

Serbia premier reinstates ally sacked after sexist remark

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Serbia's prime minister says a former defense minister who was dismissed after insulting a female journalist with a sexist remark will become the new head of the state security agency. More>>

Czechs to build rail network for high-speed trains

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The Czech government has approved a nearly $28 billion plan to build a rail network for high-speed trains. More>>

Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29

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Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29; includes 2 lab-confirmed deaths. More>>

3 years after coup, Thailand sees sporadic, unnerving unrest

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Three years after military leaders overthrew a democratically elected government in Thailand, the country is sputtering economically, suppressing political freedom and still the site of sporadic but unnerving unrest. More>>

Trial opens in Turkey for 221 suspected coup instigators

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Trial has opened in Ankara against the alleged main ringleaders of last summer's failed military coup. More>>

The Latest: German court rules in Syrian refugee status case

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A Berlin court has ruled that Syrians who have fled their homelands to avoid compulsory military service should be granted full refugee status. More>>

Drake dominates, Cher reflects at Billboard Music Awards

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Drake gets a lucky 13 wins at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas beating Adele's previous record, while Cher and Celine Dion reflect back on iconic songs and careers. More>>

Clashes in Syrian city of Daraa despite it being 'safe zone'

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The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in northwest Syria that killed at least 14 insurgents. More>>

Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election

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Reformist candidates have reportedly swept municipal elections in the Iranian capital, taking all 21 seats in Tehran as moderate President Hassan Rouhani won a second term. More>>

EU urges members to address inequality as economy recovers

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The European Union is urging member states to take advantage of the bloc's recovering economy to strengthen public finances and push through reforms that tackle social inequality. More>>

Turkey partially destroys IS-attacked Istanbul nightclub

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Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have partially destroyed the upscale Istanbul nightclub where an Islamic State group attacker killed 39 people during New Year's celebrations. More>>

Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

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Sweden's top prosecutor says she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years. More>>

Romania detains 6 Syrian migrants on way to Schengen zone

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Romanian border police say they have detained and questioned six Syrian migrants suspected of illegally trying to leave Romania and head to the Schengen zone. More>>

South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

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Authorities in Zimbabwe say a South African hunter died after being trampled by an elephant. More>>

AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

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Internal documents obtained by The Associated Press show that the World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel. More>>

Turkey: Man detained on US plane just wanted 1st class seat

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Turkey's official news agency says the FBI has detained a Turkish citizen who attempted to sit in first-class on board a Los Angeles-Honolulu flight. More>>

AP Interview: WFP chief says 600,000 kids risk famine death

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AP Interview: The new World Food Program chief calls on donors to step up, warns that 600,000 children in countries facing famine are at serious risk of death. More>>

Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges

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Brazilians around the country protested on Sunday to call for their president to step down after the highest court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker. More>>

Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities

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Fortified berm marks the de facto border between federal Iraq and its northern, self-governing Kurdish region. More>>

Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights Video included

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President Donald Trump lavished praise on Saudi Arabia during his visit to the desert kingdom, calling the country "magnificent.". More>>

China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly

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China's health minister has all but slammed the door on Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization's annual assembly until the island's government accepts the "One China" principle. More>>

3 foreign climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

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An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent. More>>

Syria's third largest city Homs clear of opposition

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Syria opposition activists say a suicide attack in the rebel-controlled Idlib province has killed at least five members of a powerful ultraconservative insurgent group. More>>

North Korea calls latest solid-fuel missile test successful

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South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile from an area near its capital, Pyongyang, in what could be the latest weapons test for a country speeding up its nuclear weapons and missile development. More>>

Sweden drops case but WikiLeaks' Assange is not in the clear

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Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, almost seven years after it began and five years after the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition. More>>

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal' Video included

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President Donald Trump is set to visit Israel on a two-day trip that begins Monday, and on his agenda is the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. More>>

Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package Video included

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Trump opens his first trip abroad since taking office, visiting Saudi Arabia as he tries to build stronger partnerships to combat terrorism. More>>

Trump briefly sees country star Toby Keith's Saudi show

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American country singer Toby Keith held a concert in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on the sidelines of President Donald Trump's first overseas visit. More>>

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