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(AP Photo/Francois Mori). Mounted police officers patrol along the beach, with the G7 venue Bellevue in background, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 in Biarritz. Leaders of the Group of Seven countries arrive on Saturday to discuss issues including the struggli... (AP Photo/Francois Mori). Mounted police officers patrol along the beach, with the G7 venue Bellevue in background, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 in Biarritz. Leaders of the Group of Seven countries arrive on Saturday to discuss issues including the struggli...

Top Iranian official lands at G-7 summit in surprise visit

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Leaders of major world economies are meeting to discuss the shaky world economy amid trade disputes and uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump's policies. More>>

Hong Kong police draw guns in latest protest violence

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Riot police gather around small fires during a protest in Hong Kong, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong as the city's pro-democracy protesters too... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Riot police gather around small fires during a protest in Hong Kong, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong as the city's pro-democracy protesters too...
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Protesters have begun gathering in a steady rain for Hong Kong's latest pro-democracy march. More>>

2 Israeli drones crash over Beirut, Hezbollah denies firing

(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein). Lebanese security stand near the site where an Israeli drone was said to have crashed in a stronghold of the Lebanese Hezbollah group, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. A Hezbollah official said S... (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein). Lebanese security stand near the site where an Israeli drone was said to have crashed in a stronghold of the Lebanese Hezbollah group, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. A Hezbollah official said S...
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A spokesman for Lebanon's Hezbollah says two Israeli drones crashed in Beirut without the militant group firing on them. More>>

North Korea tests new 'super-large' rocket launcher

(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP). This Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, photo provided Sunday, Aug. 25, by the North Korean government, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, smiles after the test firing of an unspecified missile ... (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP). This Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, photo provided Sunday, Aug. 25, by the North Korean government, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, smiles after the test firing of an unspecified missile ...
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North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has supervised a test-firing of what it calls "newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher.". More>>

Johnson acknowledges touch and go prospects for Brexit deal

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a working breakfast at the Hotel du Palais on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a working breakfast at the Hotel du Palais on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won President Donald Trump's seal of approval for his plans to leave the European Union after a chummy meeting on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in France. More>>

The Latest: France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, attend a working breakfast at the Hotel du Palais on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, attend a working breakfast at the Hotel du Palais on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.
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U.S. President Donald Trump has offered British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a boost, saying he's the "right man" to deliver Brexit. More>>

Belgian parade goes ahead despite racism objections

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A Belgian street festival featuring a character called "Savage" played by a white person in blackface makeup has gone ahead amid objections from anti-racism activists. More>>

Paris celebrates its liberation from Nazis, 75 years on

(AP Photo/Peter J. Carroll, File). FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, four days after the liberation of Paris, France. T... (AP Photo/Peter J. Carroll, File). FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, four days after the liberation of Paris, France. T...
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Paris is celebrating the French resistance fighters, American soldiers and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago. More>>

The Latest: Lebanese PM condemns Israeli 'aggression'

(AP Photo/Bilal Hussein). Lebanese security stand near the site where an Israeli drone was said to have crashed in a stronghold of the Lebanese Hezbollah group, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. A Hezbollah official said S... (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein). Lebanese security stand near the site where an Israeli drone was said to have crashed in a stronghold of the Lebanese Hezbollah group, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. A Hezbollah official said S...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has described the crash of two Israeli reconnaissance drones over Beirut as a violation and "aggression" against Lebanese sovereignty. More>>

Barcelona police clear beach amid report of explosive device

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Authorities in Barcelona say they have evacuated one of the Spanish city's popular beaches after reports of a possible explosive device there. More>>

Helicopter, small plane crash in Spain's Mallorca; 5 dead

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Authorities in Mallorca say at least 5 people have died in a collision between helicopter and light plane on the Spanish island. More>>

British airports to introduce 3D screening for carry-on bags

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Putting small containers of liquids in plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past for airline passengers in Britain after the government announced plans to introduce 3D screening equipment for carry-on luggage at all major airports. More>>

Small plane crashes near Alpine pass in Switzerland, 3 dead

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A small plane has crashed in the Simplon Pass area in the Swiss Alps, killing three people on board. More>>

France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires

(Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows closeup view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring defo... (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows closeup view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring defo...
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Rarely do French President Emmanuel Macron and superstar soccer players including Cristiano Ronaldo find themselves on the same page, but when it comes to the fires devastating the Amazon, they're uniting in sounding the alarm. More>>

Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking

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A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station. More>>

Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

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An international conference on endangered species has agreed to protect giraffes for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. More>>

Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File). FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, a large Iceberg floats away as the sun sets near Kulusuk, Greenland. As warmer temperatures cause the ice to retreat the Arctic region is taking on new geopolitical and economic im... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File). FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, a large Iceberg floats away as the sun sets near Kulusuk, Greenland. As warmer temperatures cause the ice to retreat the Arctic region is taking on new geopolitical and economic im...
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As warmer temperatures cause the ice to retreat, the Arctic region is taking on new geopolitical and economic importance, and the United States, Russia, China and others all want in. More>>

The Latest: HK police draw guns as protesters chase them

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Policemen pull out their guns after a confrontation with demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Hong Kong police have rolled out water cannon trucks for the first time in this summer's pro-democracy p... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Policemen pull out their guns after a confrontation with demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Hong Kong police have rolled out water cannon trucks for the first time in this summer's pro-democracy p...
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Hong Kong police officers have pulled their guns and reportedly shot a warning shot after they were attacked by protesters with sticks and rods. More>>

Russia's floating nuclear plant sails to its destination

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Russia's first floating nuclear power plant has sailed to its destination in the nation's northeast, a project that environmentalists have criticized as unsafe. More>>

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. China has announced it will raise tariff... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. China has announced it will raise tariff...
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Trump vows response to China tariffs on $75B of US goods, deepening conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening global economy into recession. More>>

UN: Don't worry about drinking microplastics in water

(Bailey Wright/Record-Journal via AP). FILE - In this May 23 2019 file photo, Southern Connecticut State University professor Vincent Breslin holds a sample of water that contains possible microplastics at the North Haven Water Treatment Plant on Unive... (Bailey Wright/Record-Journal via AP). FILE - In this May 23 2019 file photo, Southern Connecticut State University professor Vincent Breslin holds a sample of water that contains possible microplastics at the North Haven Water Treatment Plant on Unive...
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The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky. More>>

Germany bolsters iodine supply in case of nuclear incident

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German authorities are increasing their stockpile of iodine tablets as a precaution for the possibility of a nuclear incident. More>>

Venezuela crisis pushes women into 'forced motherhood'

(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). In this photo taken Aug. 5, 2019, 14-year-old Rosibeth Vargas, who is seven months pregnant, stands in her home where she lives with her parents, 18-year-old sister and nephew, in the Tablitas area of the Caucaguita neighbor... (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). In this photo taken Aug. 5, 2019, 14-year-old Rosibeth Vargas, who is seven months pregnant, stands in her home where she lives with her parents, 18-year-old sister and nephew, in the Tablitas area of the Caucaguita neighbor...
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Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic on the outskirts of Venezuela's capital armed with one of the nation's most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy. More>>

UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon

(AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File). FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization s... (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File). FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization s...
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The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment. More>>

Israel says it thwarts imminent Iranian attack from Syria

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The Israeli military says it has attacked targets near Damascus in what was a successful effort to thwart an imminent Iranian drone strike on Israel, stepping up an already heightened campaign against Iranian military activity in the region. More>>

The Latest: 30 migrants found in truck in North Macedonia

(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 23, the Kupa river on the Slovenia-Croatia border is seen through the border fence in the village of Preloka, Slovenia. Police in Croatia say a migrant has died after a van carrying 12 of them p... (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 23, the Kupa river on the Slovenia-Croatia border is seen through the border fence in the village of Preloka, Slovenia. Police in Croatia say a migrant has died after a van carrying 12 of them p...
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Police in North Macedonia say a patrol has discovered 30 migrants in an abandoned truck parked on a local road in the southeast of the country. More>>

Pope, urging prayers, says Amazon forest vital for our Earth

(Brazil Ministry of Defense via AP). In this photo released by Brazil Ministry of Defense, a C-130 Hercules aircraft dumps water to fight fires burning in the Amazon rainforest, in Brazil, Saturday, Aug, 24, 2019. Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian... (Brazil Ministry of Defense via AP). In this photo released by Brazil Ministry of Defense, a C-130 Hercules aircraft dumps water to fight fires burning in the Amazon rainforest, in Brazil, Saturday, Aug, 24, 2019. Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian...
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Pope Francis says the Amazon forest is vital for our Earth and is urging prayers that fires there are quickly controlled. More>>

Wildfires burning across Greece; 2 arrested for arson

(AP Photo/Michael Svarnias). In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 photo shows an helicopter fills its bucket with water during a wildfire near Pythagorio town on the eastern Greek island of Samos. Authorities evacuated two hotels and house the customers in ... (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias). In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 photo shows an helicopter fills its bucket with water during a wildfire near Pythagorio town on the eastern Greek island of Samos. Authorities evacuated two hotels and house the customers in ...
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Greece's fire service has announced that it has arrested two people in southern Greece suspected of starting fires, one of them, three times. More>>

Migrant dies after van plunges into river in Croatia

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Police in Croatia say a migrant has died after a van carrying 12 of them plunged into a river near the border with Slovenia. More>>

German central bank chief warns against excessive pessimism

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file). FILE -- In this Friday, July 6, 2018 photo Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, talks as he visits a cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. The head of Germany’s central bank is warning aga... (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file). FILE -- In this Friday, July 6, 2018 photo Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, talks as he visits a cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. The head of Germany’s central bank is warning aga...
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The head of Germany's central bank is warning against taking an overly pessimistic view of the economy, days after the bank cautioned that Europe's biggest economy could enter a recession in the current quarter. More>>

Rohingya refugees rally to mark 2nd anniversary of exodus

(AP Photo/Dar Yasin, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, Rohingya refugees shout slogans during a protest against the repatriation process at Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, in Bangladesh.  Sexual violence carried ... (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, Rohingya refugees shout slogans during a protest against the repatriation process at Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, in Bangladesh. Sexual violence carried ...
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Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees have marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh by demanding their citizenship and other rights. More>>

2 police officers wounded in Finland shooting

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Police in Finland say two officers have been shot and wounded while on duty in the southern town of Porvoo. More>>

Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

(AP Photo/Leo Correa). Neri dos Santos Silva, center, watches an encroaching fire threat after digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Frida... (AP Photo/Leo Correa). Neri dos Santos Silva, center, watches an encroaching fire threat after digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Frida...
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Brazilian troops prepare to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region. More>>

AP Was There: Allied forces liberate Paris from Nazis

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This story was first published after Allied troops entered Paris on Aug. 25, 1944 to liberate the French capital from Nazi occupation. More>>

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). Mounted police officers patrol near the beach on the first day of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump and the six other leaders of the Group of Seven nations will begin me... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). Mounted police officers patrol near the beach on the first day of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump and the six other leaders of the Group of Seven nations will begin me...
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World leaders and protesters are converging on the southern French resort town of Biarritz for the Group of Seven summit. More>>

The Latest: 68 arrests reported at protest near G-7 summit

(AP Photo/Leo Correa). Neri dos Santos Silva, center, watches an encroaching fire threat after digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Frida... (AP Photo/Leo Correa). Neri dos Santos Silva, center, watches an encroaching fire threat after digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Frida...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Group of Seven leaders "cannot be silent" in the face of fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon and will call for everything to be done to stop fires in the rainforest. More>>

Will the real Mr. No-Deal step forward please?

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, talks to President of the European Council Donald Tusk, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a G7 coordination meeting with the Group of Seven European membe... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, talks to President of the European Council Donald Tusk, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a G7 coordination meeting with the Group of Seven European membe...
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EU's Tusk and Britain's Johnson throw label at each other: Mr. No-Deal Brexit. More>>

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

(Wilson Li via AP). This photo provided by Wilson Li shows Simon Cheng Man-kit, second from left, a resident of Hong Kong. China said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, Cheng, a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong, has been given 15 days of administra... (Wilson Li via AP). This photo provided by Wilson Li shows Simon Cheng Man-kit, second from left, a resident of Hong Kong. China said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, Cheng, a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong, has been given 15 days of administra...
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Chinese police say an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong who was detained on the mainland has been released. More>>

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

(AP Photo/Marcos Moreno). A view of the Grace 1 supertanker is seen through the sea fog, in the British territory of Gibraltar, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, seized last month in a British Royal Navy operation off Gibraltar.  The United States moved on Thur... (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno). A view of the Grace 1 supertanker is seen through the sea fog, in the British territory of Gibraltar, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, seized last month in a British Royal Navy operation off Gibraltar. The United States moved on Thur...
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An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington now lists its destination as a port in Turkey. More>>

75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget

(AP Photo/Peter J. Carroll, File). FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, four days after the liberation of Paris, France. T... (AP Photo/Peter J. Carroll, File). FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, four days after the liberation of Paris, France. T...
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U.S. World War II veterans are back in Paris to celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of the French capital from the Nazis. More>>

N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end

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South Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast. More>>

Syrian troops surround Turkish post in country's northwest

(AP Photo/Albert Aji). A Syrian soldier stands on a tank waving a national flag in the northwestern town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.  The town was captured by Syrian troops this week after a monthslong offensive. (AP Photo/Albert Aji). A Syrian soldier stands on a tank waving a national flag in the northwestern town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. The town was captured by Syrian troops this week after a monthslong offensive.
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Syrian authorities took a group of journalists to tour a Turkish observation post, several newly captured villages and the town of Khan Sheikhoun. More>>

Correction: Placido Domingo-Europe story

(AP Photo/Miguel Gomez, File). FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2004, file photo, Placido Domingo sings during his performance at the National Theater in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Domingo is scheduled to appear onstage at the Salzburg Festival Aug. 25, 2019... (AP Photo/Miguel Gomez, File). FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2004, file photo, Placido Domingo sings during his performance at the National Theater in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Domingo is scheduled to appear onstage at the Salzburg Festival Aug. 25, 2019...
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Placido Domingo appears on stage at the Salzburg Festival this weekend as he performs for the first time since multiple women have accused him of sexual harassment in a report by the Associated Press. More>>

India's Modi awarded UAE medal amid Kashmir crackdown

(WAM via AP). In this photo released by the state-run WAM news agency, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center right, walks with Khaldoon Khalifa al-Mubarak, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, center left, after arriving in Abu ... (WAM via AP). In this photo released by the state-run WAM news agency, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center right, walks with Khaldoon Khalifa al-Mubarak, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, center left, after arriving in Abu ...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received the United Arab Emirates' highest civilian honor during a visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation. More>>

Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon

(AP Photo/Daniel Cole). A protestor carries a banner saying 'without the forest it's crazy' during a demonstration against the wildfires in Brazil outside the Brazilian embassy in Paris, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron called th... (AP Photo/Daniel Cole). A protestor carries a banner saying 'without the forest it's crazy' during a demonstration against the wildfires in Brazil outside the Brazilian embassy in Paris, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron called th...
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said he might send the military to fight the massive blazes in the Amazon. More>>

Norway: Dutch cybersecurity expert likely died in accident

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Police in Norway believe a missing Dutch cybersecurity expert who had worked for the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks "most likely perished as a result of an accident" in a fjord. More>>

Spanish ex-king Juan Carlos I has successful heart surgery

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Spain's former monarch, Juan Carlos I,. More>>

Germany: Boy, 13, in stepfather's SUV sets off police chase

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A 13-year-old boy driving his stepfather's SUV set off a chase through the German city of Hannover that ended with the teenager driving into a police car. More>>

Austria prepares to repatriate IS supporter's children

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Austria is preparing to repatriate two sons of an Islamic State group supporter believed to have died in Syria after she headed there in 2014. More>>

North Macedonia van crash kills migrant; 12 others injured

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North Macedonia police say a 20-year old migrant from Bangladesh was killed and 12 others injured when a van packed with migrants collided with a truck on the main highway in the south. More>>

The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires

(Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). In this Aug 15, 2019 satellite image provided by Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies, shows fires burning in the State of Rondonia, Brazil, in the upper Amazon River basin. Brazil's National Insti... (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). In this Aug 15, 2019 satellite image provided by Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies, shows fires burning in the State of Rondonia, Brazil, in the upper Amazon River basin. Brazil's National Insti...
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France is accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and says it now opposes a trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur because of his environmental back-peddling. More>>

Strikes on Iran-backed militias threaten to destabilize Iraq

(AP Photo/Loay Hameed, File). FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, plumes of smoke rise after an explosion at a military base southwest of Baghdad, Iraq. A fact-finding committee appointed by the Iraqi government to investigate a massive mu... (AP Photo/Loay Hameed, File). FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, plumes of smoke rise after an explosion at a military base southwest of Baghdad, Iraq. A fact-finding committee appointed by the Iraqi government to investigate a massive mu...
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US officials confirm Israel responsible for bombing of Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month. More>>

As Malta disembarks migrants more charity-govt clashes loom

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Malta disembarks migrants but more standoffs between charities and governments loom. More>>

Pilots union announces dates for British Airways strikes

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British Airways pilots will go on strike for three days next month in a long-running pay dispute with the airline. More>>

Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool). Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool). Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
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President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to respond to the test of a new US missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty. More>>

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

(Wilson Li via AP). This photo provided by Wilson Li shows Simon Cheng Man-kit, second from left, a resident of Hong Kong. China said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, Cheng, a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong, has been given 15 days of administra... (Wilson Li via AP). This photo provided by Wilson Li shows Simon Cheng Man-kit, second from left, a resident of Hong Kong. China said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, Cheng, a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong, has been given 15 days of administra...
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The Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong says it has suspended local staff from travelling outside the city including to mainland China. More>>

Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on world stage

(AP Photo/Daniel Cole). French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Paris. Welcoming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the courtyard of his Elysee Palace Thursd... (AP Photo/Daniel Cole). French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Paris. Welcoming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the courtyard of his Elysee Palace Thursd...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will get his first moment on the world stage in his new role at the G7 summit in France this weekend. More>>

The Latest: Some see signal in Powell speech of rate cuts

(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) and the foreign exchange rates are seen at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday af... (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) and the foreign exchange rates are seen at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday af...
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The Latest: Some see signal in Powell speech of future rate cuts. More>>

Spain reports 2nd death in widening listeria outbreak

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Spanish authorities say a second person has died in an outbreak of listeria from pork meat. More>>

Sri Lanka attacks boost feared ex-official's bid for power

(AP Photo/Sajeewa Chinthaka). In this Aug 16, 2019, photo, supporters of former Sri Lankan Defense Secretary and opposition’s presidential candidate Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, carry his portrait, and await his arrival in Ambalanthota, Sri Lanka. Got... (AP Photo/Sajeewa Chinthaka). In this Aug 16, 2019, photo, supporters of former Sri Lankan Defense Secretary and opposition’s presidential candidate Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, carry his portrait, and await his arrival in Ambalanthota, Sri Lanka. Got...
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Facing torture allegations, Sri Lanka's opposition candidate for president gets a boost after deadly attacks this year. More>>

Trump vows response to China tariffs on $75B of US goods

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China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US goods in retaliation for Trump's planned Sept. 1 increase. More>>

France opens Epstein-linked rape investigation

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The chief Paris prosecutor has announced that he is opening an investigation into the rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case. More>>

Danish leader speaks with Trump amid Greenland dispute

(Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix). Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen makes a comment on US President's cancellation of his scheduled State Visit, in front of the State Department in Copenhagen, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.  U.S. President T... (Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix). Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen makes a comment on US President's cancellation of his scheduled State Visit, in front of the State Department in Copenhagen, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. U.S. President T...
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Denmark's prime minister has had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump, who earlier this week scrapped a visit to the country by saying Mette Frederiksen was "nasty" when she rejected his idea of buying Greenland as an absurdity. More>>

The Latest: Greece resuming migrant deportations to Turkey

(Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF/Sos Mediterranee via AP). In this photo taken Saturday and released Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, a rescue team of the Ocean Viking ship, operated by the NGOs Sos Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, helps a person rescued from... (Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF/Sos Mediterranee via AP). In this photo taken Saturday and released Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, a rescue team of the Ocean Viking ship, operated by the NGOs Sos Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, helps a person rescued from...
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Aid organizations operating the Ocean Viking rescue ship are calling on Europe to devise standard solutions to taking in migrants saved in the Mediterranean. More>>

Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack, 2 wounded

(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean). Israeli soldiers secure an area near Dolev settlement in the West Bank, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, after three Israelis were wounded in an explosion. The Israeli military said it suspects the explosion near Dolev settlement, nort... (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean). Israeli soldiers secure an area near Dolev settlement in the West Bank, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, after three Israelis were wounded in an explosion. The Israeli military said it suspects the explosion near Dolev settlement, nort...
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17-year-old Israeli girl dies of wounds from West Bank attack, her father and brother wounded. More>>

Zimbabwe comedian is latest in torture of government critics

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A wave of abductions, torture and arrests in Zimbabwe are targeting opposition activists and other government critics, the latest being a popular comedian dragged from her home by armed and masked men. More>>

Despite recent agreement Rwanda says no travel to Uganda

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Rwanda says its citizens are not allowed yet to travel to Uganda despite a deal reached between leaders of the two countries on Wednesday allowing free movement. More>>

Syria retakes territory in NW held by rebels since 2012

(Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP). This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a Civil Defense worker searching for victims from under the rubble of a destroyed building that was hit by airstrikes in the northern town... (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP). This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a Civil Defense worker searching for victims from under the rubble of a destroyed building that was hit by airstrikes in the northern town...
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Syrian state TV: Troops take villages in northern Hama countryside, gain full control of region south of Idlib. More>>

Report: West, Central Africa violence closes 9,000 schools

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More than 9,000 schools have closed and more than 1.9 million children in West and Central Africa have been forced out of school because of increasing violence in the region and attacks specifically targeting education facilities, UNICEF said Friday. More>>

The Latest: Trump attacks Powell Fed after chairman's speech

(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) and the foreign exchange rates are seen at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday af... (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) and the foreign exchange rates are seen at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday af...
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The Latest: Powell offers no clear hint on rate cuts but says Fed 'will act as appropriate' to aid expansion. More>>

Japan leader says S. Korea ending intel deal damages trust

(Naoya Osato/Kyodo News via AP). Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, center, speaks to reporters following South Korea's announcement that it will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan, at Foreign Ministry in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.... (Naoya Osato/Kyodo News via AP). Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, center, speaks to reporters following South Korea's announcement that it will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan, at Foreign Ministry in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019....
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says South Korea's decision to scrap a deal to share military intelligence is damaging mutual trust. More>>

5 die in stampede ahead of Algiers rap concert, probe opened

(AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum). People are being tended by rescue workers during Algerian rap artist Abderraouf Derradji's concert, known as Soolking, at a stadium in Algiers, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. The concert caused some deaths and injuries in a stampede... (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum). People are being tended by rescue workers during Algerian rap artist Abderraouf Derradji's concert, known as Soolking, at a stadium in Algiers, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. The concert caused some deaths and injuries in a stampede...
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Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the cause of a stampede ahead of a rapper's concert at an Algiers sports stadium that left five youths dead, including a 13-year-old. More>>

Polish official: Deadly lightning storm like terror attack

(AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki). Rescue helicopter have brought to hospital the first people injured by a lighting that struck in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains during a sudden thunderstorm, in Zakopane, Poland, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki). Rescue helicopter have brought to hospital the first people injured by a lighting that struck in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains during a sudden thunderstorm, in Zakopane, Poland, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
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Rescuers in Poland say they are searching for five people missing after a deadly thunderstorm hit the Tatra Mountains killing five and injuring over 150. More>>

Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosion

(AP Photo/Sergei Yakovlev). This photo taken on Oct. 7, 2018, shows a billboard that reads "The State Central Navy Testing Range" near residential buildings in the village of Nyonoksa, northwestern Russia. The Aug. 8, 2019, explosion of a rocket engine... (AP Photo/Sergei Yakovlev). This photo taken on Oct. 7, 2018, shows a billboard that reads "The State Central Navy Testing Range" near residential buildings in the village of Nyonoksa, northwestern Russia. The Aug. 8, 2019, explosion of a rocket engine...
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Russian officials say they have checked over 100 medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent explosion and found one man with a trace of radiation. More>>

International warrant for Kosovo ethnic Serb minority leader

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Kosovo's justice minister says an international arrest warrant has been issued for a leading ethnic Serb minority leader suspected of involvement in the killing of a moderate Serb politician a year ago. More>>

France to deploy celebrated cuisine to ease G-7 tensions

(AP Photo/Bob Edme). A security helicopter flies over the G7 summit venue Casino Bellevue, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. Leaders of the Group of Seven nations will meet Saturday for three days in the southwestern French res... (AP Photo/Bob Edme). A security helicopter flies over the G7 summit venue Casino Bellevue, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. Leaders of the Group of Seven nations will meet Saturday for three days in the southwestern French res...
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As tensions loom over the G-7 summit of world leaders in France, the country may count on at least one asset to lighten the atmosphere: food. More>>

Handwritten notes highlight British Queen Victoria's grief

(The Royal Collection Trust via AP). This undated image issued on Friday Aug. 23, 2019 by The Royal Collection shows Queen Victoria's volumes of reminiscences between 1840 and 1861. In these pages she describes how Prince Albert played with his young c... (The Royal Collection Trust via AP). This undated image issued on Friday Aug. 23, 2019 by The Royal Collection shows Queen Victoria's volumes of reminiscences between 1840 and 1861. In these pages she describes how Prince Albert played with his young c...
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British royal documents including Queen Victoria's heart-wrenching, hand-written account of her husband Prince Albert's death have been put online, offering a firsthand account of her overwhelming grief. More>>

Turkey vows to tackle violence after woman's brutal killing

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Turkey's ruling party has vowed to tackle violence against women and children after the brutal killing of a woman in front of her 10-year-old daughter appalled the country. More>>

Security in Kashmir tightened following call for march

(AP Photo/Dar Yasin). An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near a temporary checkpoint during lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. The latest crackdown began just before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nat... (AP Photo/Dar Yasin). An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near a temporary checkpoint during lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. The latest crackdown began just before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nat...
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Authorities have intensified patrols in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi's tightened grip on the disputed region. More>>

Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant

(Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows closeup view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring defo... (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows closeup view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring defo...
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As fires rage in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government is denouncing international critics who fear President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb massive deforestation. More>>

UN: Ebola outbreak in Congo has killed nearly 2,000 people

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The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is approaching a "stark" milestone with nearly 2,000 people killed by the virus in the year-long epidemic. More>>

Poland search for trapped cavers now a recovery operation

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Rescuers in Poland say they are turning their search operation for two spelunkers into a retrieval of bodies after the remains of one of them have been found in a narrow passage in a cave. More>>

Baltics mark 30th anniversary of anti-Soviet human chain

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Baltic nations mark 30th anniversary of an anti-Soviet protest that presaged their break from the USSR. More>>

Ivory sales still banned, says wildlife conference committee

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International trade in elephant ivory will remain banned, according to a decision at the World Wildlife Conference, known as CITES, in Switzerland. More>>

Russian opposition leader Navalny released from jail

(AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov). Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny leaves a detention center after his release, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe, was sentenced last month to 30 days for calling on... (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov). Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny leaves a detention center after his release, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe, was sentenced last month to 30 days for calling on...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest. More>>

New Zealand parliament speaker soothes baby as debate rages

(Parliament TV via AP). In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, image from video, New Zealand House Speaker Trevor Mallard bottle-feeds lawmaker Tamati Coffey's baby, Tutanekai Smith-Coffey, while presiding over a debate in parliament in Wellington, New Zeal... (Parliament TV via AP). In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, image from video, New Zealand House Speaker Trevor Mallard bottle-feeds lawmaker Tamati Coffey's baby, Tutanekai Smith-Coffey, while presiding over a debate in parliament in Wellington, New Zeal...
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New Zealand's parliament speaker was in action this week as a baby whisperer, rocking, feeding and burping a colleague's infant as a legislative debate raged. More>>

UK's Johnson presses for fresh Brexit talks in Paris

(AP Photo/Daniel Cole). Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks across at French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Paris. Boris Johnson traveled to Berlin Wednesday to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel bef... (AP Photo/Daniel Cole). Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks across at French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Paris. Boris Johnson traveled to Berlin Wednesday to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel bef...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson exuded confidence Thursday as he pressed French President Emmanuel Macron to accept his request to reopen Brexit negotiations, meeting in Paris on the second stop of his first European tour as U.K. leader. More>>

The Latest: Seoul will push to boost US military alliance

(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). South Korean protesters react during a rally about the General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA, in front of Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. South Korea said Thursday it will... (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). South Korean protesters react during a rally about the General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA, in front of Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. South Korea said Thursday it will...
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South Korea says it will try to bolster its alliance with the United States amid worries its decision to terminate its intelligence-sharing deal with Japan would weaken the Seoul-Washington alliance. More>>

US and Taliban resume talks on ending America's longest war

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United States envoy and the Taliban resume negotiations on ending America's longest war. More>>

Rohingya shun repatriation to Myanmar, want safety guarantee

(AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu). A Rohingya refugee displays to journalists a demand letter about Rohingya repatriation at Nayapara camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Thursday, Aug.22, 2019. Bangladesh's refugee commissioner said Thursday that no Rohingya ... (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu). A Rohingya refugee displays to journalists a demand letter about Rohingya repatriation at Nayapara camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Thursday, Aug.22, 2019. Bangladesh's refugee commissioner said Thursday that no Rohingya ...
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Officials say no Rohingya Muslims staying in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh have turned up for a planned repatriation to Myanmar because they want to be guaranteed safety and citizenship first. More>>

Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). In this Aug. 16, 2019, photo, large Icebergs float away as the sun rises near Kulusuk, Greenland. Scientists are hard at work, trying to understand the alarmingly rapid melting of the ice. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). In this Aug. 16, 2019, photo, large Icebergs float away as the sun rises near Kulusuk, Greenland. Scientists are hard at work, trying to understand the alarmingly rapid melting of the ice.
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Welcome to Greenland, where glaciers go to die and seas start to rise. More>>

UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

(AP Photo/Dar Yasin, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, Rohingya refugees shout slogans during a protest against the repatriation process at Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, in Bangladesh.  Sexual violence carried ... (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, Rohingya refugees shout slogans during a protest against the repatriation process at Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, in Bangladesh. Sexual violence carried ...
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A U.N. fact-finding mission says sexual violence by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide. More>>

Key Mueller cooperator Gates testifies in trial of DC lawyer

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A key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has begun testifying in the foreign lobbying trial of prominent Washington attorney Greg Craig. More>>

S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

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South Korea says it is canceling an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute with its Asian neighbor. More>>

Italy's president to pols: make solid deal or elections soon

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti, center, leaves after meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. President Sergio Mattarella continued receiving political leaders Thursday, ... (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti, center, leaves after meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. President Sergio Mattarella continued receiving political leaders Thursday, ...
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Italy's Democrats, Parliament's largest opposition force, say it's worth trying to form a new government that will shut out the right. More>>

Lightning strikes kill 5, injure over 100 in Tatra Mountains

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Poland's mountain rescuers say some people have been killed and others injured when a sudden thunderstorm passed over the Tatra Mountains. More>>

US and Russia blame each other for abandoning missile treaty

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Russia and the U.S. are blaming each other for abandoning an arms control agreement on missiles, with Moscow warning of a new arms race and the Trump administration demanding details of a mysterious explosion that killed five Russian nuclear engineers. More>>

Big questions linger as Russia shares radiation data

(AP Photo/Sergei Yakovlev). This photo taken on Oct. 7, 2018, shows a village of Nyonoksa, northwestern Russia. The Aug. 8, 2019, explosion of a rocket engine at the Russian navy's testing range just outside Nyonoksa led to a brief spike in radiation l... (AP Photo/Sergei Yakovlev). This photo taken on Oct. 7, 2018, shows a village of Nyonoksa, northwestern Russia. The Aug. 8, 2019, explosion of a rocket engine at the Russian navy's testing range just outside Nyonoksa led to a brief spike in radiation l...
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A nuclear weapons watchdog says Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations after they were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range. More>>

Trump scraps plan to push for foreign aid cut

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Trump is returning from Louisville, Ky., where he spoke to the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Con... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Trump is returning from Louisville, Ky., where he spoke to the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Con...
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Trump scraps effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved. More>>

Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei, reacts during an interview at the Huawei campus in Shenzhen in Southern China's Guangdong province on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Ren expects no relief from U.S. export curbs due to the political clima... (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei, reacts during an interview at the Huawei campus in Shenzhen in Southern China's Guangdong province on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Ren expects no relief from U.S. export curbs due to the political clima...
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Huawei founder expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident Chinese tech giant can thrive with its own technology. More>>

Italian populist mixes religious symbols with his politics

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File). FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Italian Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini kisses a rosary as Premier Giuseppe Conte addresses the Senate in Rome. For months now, Salvini, a divorced father of two children by two ... (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File). FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Italian Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini kisses a rosary as Premier Giuseppe Conte addresses the Senate in Rome. For months now, Salvini, a divorced father of two children by two ...
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Matteo Salvini's blatant brandishing of Catholic symbols has gone down as one of the most significant elements of his successful bid to topple Italy's government. More>>

Economic twilight zone: Bonds that charge you for lending

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, left, talk as they arrive for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The German government so... (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, left, talk as they arrive for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The German government so...
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The German government sold 30-year bonds at a negative interest rate in a sign of the clouds over markets and future growth as well as increased expectations that more central bank stimulus is likely on the way. More>>

France presses India to opt for dialogue in Kashmir crisis

(Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macro, left, welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a meeting at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a gue... (Pascal Rossignol, Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macro, left, welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a meeting at the Chateau of Chantilly, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a gue...
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French President Emmanuel Macron has met with India's prime minister, discussing climate and other concerns ahead of the G-7 summit but also pressing for dialogue with Pakistan over the crisis in Kashmir. More>>

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigs

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). In this May 8, 2019, photo, pigs eat feed at a pig farm in Panggezhuang village in northern China's Hebei province. As a deadly virus ravages pig herds across Asia, scientists are accelerating efforts to develop a vaccine ... (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). In this May 8, 2019, photo, pigs eat feed at a pig farm in Panggezhuang village in northern China's Hebei province. As a deadly virus ravages pig herds across Asia, scientists are accelerating efforts to develop a vaccine ...
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Scientists are working to develop a vaccine for a deadly virus that's devastating pig herds in Asia. More>>

Weekslong migrant standoffs in Med becoming 'new normal'

(Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF via AP). In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo made available Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, rescued migrants rest on the deck of the Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking vessel, operated by two French humanitarian groups, as it sails in the waters ... (Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF via AP). In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo made available Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, rescued migrants rest on the deck of the Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking vessel, operated by two French humanitarian groups, as it sails in the waters ...
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A Doctors Without Borders spokesman aboard a rescue ship carrying 356 migrants says the fact that it has become "the new normal" for such ships to be stuck at sea for weeks waiting for permission to dock is "appalling.". More>>

Iran's president says 'talks are useless' in dealing with US

(Iranian Presidency Office via AP). In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran-made Bavar-373 air-defense missile system is seen after being unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani, Iran, Thursday, Aug. 22... (Iranian Presidency Office via AP). In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran-made Bavar-373 air-defense missile system is seen after being unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani, Iran, Thursday, Aug. 22...
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Iranian president takes stern tone, says 'talks are useless' in dealing with US as nuclear deal crumbles further. More>>

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

(NASA via AP). This satellite image provided by NASA on Aug. 13, 2019 shows several fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon forest.  Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country... (NASA via AP). This satellite image provided by NASA on Aug. 13, 2019 shows several fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon forest. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country...
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Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro is suggesting that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad, though he gives no evidence. More>>

Navalny to be released Friday, court rejects term extension

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian leader Alexei Navalny speaks to the media prior to a court session in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Navalny is due in court, where a judge will consider extending his detention in lieu of days spe... (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian leader Alexei Navalny speaks to the media prior to a court session in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Navalny is due in court, where a judge will consider extending his detention in lieu of days spe...
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A Moscow court has rejected an attempt to prolong the jail sentence of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, clearing the way for him to be released on Friday morning. More>>

Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

(Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron, left, talks to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during their meeting at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Paris. Boris Johnson traveled to Berlin Wednesday to m... (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron, left, talks to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during their meeting at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Paris. Boris Johnson traveled to Berlin Wednesday to m...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson rests foot on table in the French presidential palace. More>>

The Latest: Italy's president gives parties more time

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). The League party leader Matteo Salvini talks to the press after meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. President Sergio Mattarella continued receiving political leaders Thursday, ... (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). The League party leader Matteo Salvini talks to the press after meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. President Sergio Mattarella continued receiving political leaders Thursday, ...
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Italy's Democrats, Parliament's largest opposition force, say it's worth trying to form a new government that will shut out the right. More>>

Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

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A former Danish prime minister has lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying military willingness is not just about the amount of money spent. More>>

The Latest: Portugal offers to take 35 people from Med. ship

(Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF via AP). In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo made available Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, rescued migrants rest on the deck of the Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking vessel, operated by two French humanitarian groups, as it sails in the waters ... (Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF via AP). In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo made available Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, rescued migrants rest on the deck of the Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking vessel, operated by two French humanitarian groups, as it sails in the waters ...
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Slovenia has started erecting additional 40 kilometers (25 miles) of a fence on its southern border with Croatia to keep migrants out of the small Alpine state. More>>

Macron expected to raise Carlos Ghosn case with Japan's Abe

(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File). FILE - In this May 12, 2016, photo, then Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo. The wife of Carlos Ghosn is urging Emmanuel Macron to intercede on behal... (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File). FILE - In this May 12, 2016, photo, then Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo. The wife of Carlos Ghosn is urging Emmanuel Macron to intercede on behal...
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The wife of Carlos Ghosn is urging French President Emmanuel Macron to intercede on behalf of the former chairman of Nissan and Renault when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G-7 summit in France. More>>

Tourist hotspot Barcelona sees a spike in muggings

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Police officials in Spain say that robberies employing violence or intimidation have spiked sharply in Barcelona, one of Europe's most attractive summer vacation destinations. More>>

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Protesters attend a rally at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in Hong Kong, wh... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Protesters attend a rally at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in Hong Kong, wh...
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Twitter has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were linked to the Chinese government and a disinformation campaign targeting the protests in Hong Kong. More>>

New school transgender rules fire debate in Portugal

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New rules on gender identity at schools are causing a stir in Portugal, where some parents are expressing alarm that transgender children will be able to choose which bathroom they use. More>>

The Latest: Merkel says her 30-days remark not a deadline

(Bernd Von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP). Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a joint press conference, in Berlin, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she plans to discuss with UK Prime... (Bernd Von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP). Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a joint press conference, in Berlin, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she plans to discuss with UK Prime...
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A group of U.S. legislators has written Prime Minister Boris Johnson, warning him that any trade deal with the United States is "highly unlikely" if the historic Good Friday accord is weakened. More>>

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

(Peter Nicholls/Pool via AP). Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to hospital patient Scarlett Gibbons, 5, during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, south-west England, Monday Aug. 19, 2019.   Johnson is under increasing pressure... (Peter Nicholls/Pool via AP). Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to hospital patient Scarlett Gibbons, 5, during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, south-west England, Monday Aug. 19, 2019. Johnson is under increasing pressure...
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Britain's government is planning to pressure social media companies to do more to fight misinformation on vaccines following a spike in measles cases. More>>

Syrian government opens corridor for civilians in rebel area

(Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP). This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a Civil Defense worker searching for victims from under the rubble of a destroyed building that was hit by airstrikes in the northern town... (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP). This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a Civil Defense worker searching for victims from under the rubble of a destroyed building that was hit by airstrikes in the northern town...
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Syria says it's opened 'humanitarian corridor' for civilians to leave besieged rebel-held area in Hama province. More>>

Protesters skeptical as G7 claims anti-globalization mantle

(AP Photo/Bob Edme). Unionists demonstrate with a banner reading "Mac Do, social insecurity zone" in front of a McDonald's restaurant, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Hendaye, southwestern France. The G-7 summit has for the first time co-opted the message o... (AP Photo/Bob Edme). Unionists demonstrate with a banner reading "Mac Do, social insecurity zone" in front of a McDonald's restaurant, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Hendaye, southwestern France. The G-7 summit has for the first time co-opted the message o...
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The G-7 summit has co-opted the message of its protesters: Capitalism has led to damaging inequalities and environmental degradation that has harmed the global economy and a handful of rich countries can't be the only ones making decisions for the world. More>>

Indian spacecraft launched last month is now orbiting moon

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An unmanned spacecraft India launched last month has begun orbiting the moon before it tries to land to search for water. More>>

Hong Kong students plan class boycott for protest demands

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Demonstrators shine laser pointers outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday ev... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Demonstrators shine laser pointers outside the Yuen Long MTR station during a protest in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday ev...
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High school students have thronged a square in downtown Hong Kong to rally for political reforms as residents gird for further anti-government protests. More>>

Rohingya still fear safety in Myanmar, repatriation unlikely

(AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File). FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, Rohingya children and refugees raise their hands and shout that they won't go back to Myanmar during a demonstration at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Officials from th... (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File). FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, Rohingya children and refugees raise their hands and shout that they won't go back to Myanmar during a demonstration at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Officials from th...
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Officials say about 200 Rohingya families interviewed by the U.N. refugee agency and the Bangladesh government all said they do not want to return to Myanmar unless their citizenship and safety are ensured. More>>

Correction: Afghanistan story

(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool). An Afghan woman cries as she touches a banner displaying photographs of victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a memorial service in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The deadly bombing at a wedding in... (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool). An Afghan woman cries as she touches a banner displaying photographs of victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a memorial service in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The deadly bombing at a wedding in...
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As Afghans mourn victims killed in wedding bombing claimed by IS, some criticize government. More>>

Germany's Merkel dangles possibility of negotiated Brexit

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file). FILE - In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the first meeting of the National Policing Board at the Home Office in London. A key part of the divorce prop... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file). FILE - In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the first meeting of the National Policing Board at the Home Office in London. A key part of the divorce prop...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Berlin as Britain and the European Union are hurtling toward a costly no-deal Brexit in October. More>>

Afghan official: Wedding attack's death toll rises to 80

(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool). Men mourn for the victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a memorial service at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Hundreds of people have gathered in mosques in Afghanistan's capital for mem... (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool). Men mourn for the victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a memorial service at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Hundreds of people have gathered in mosques in Afghanistan's capital for mem...
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Afghan official: Death toll in Kabul weekend wedding attack rises to 80 as US-Taliban talks resume. More>>

Lufthansa offers climate-friendly fuel, but at a price

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German airline Lufthansa is launching a website that allows customers to buy climate-friendly plane fuel to compensate for the emissions caused by their flight. More>>

Italy's Democrats seek to ward off early vote and Salvini

(Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP). Italian Deputy-Premier and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, arrives for a meeting in Rome, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Italy could see elections as early as this fall after Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned amid the ... (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP). Italian Deputy-Premier and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, arrives for a meeting in Rome, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Italy could see elections as early as this fall after Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned amid the ...
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Some Italian political leaders are trying for a deal that could keep at bay elections and Matteo Salvini, the right-wing leader who's rising in popularity. More>>

Woman dies in Spain as listeria-in-pork outbreak sickens 114

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Health authorities in Spain are on high alert after a 90-year-old woman died amid a listeria outbreak in the southern region of Andalusia that has affected more than 110 people. More>>

Trump: Germany, France must take back Islamic State fighters

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Washington. Trump is headed to Kentucky. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Washington. Trump is headed to Kentucky.
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President Donald Trump is challenging France, Germany and other countries to take back citizens captured fighting for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. More>>

Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Demonstrators stand during a protest at the Yuen Long MTR station, where demonstrators and others were violently attacked by men in white T-shirts following an earlier protest in July, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.  Jap... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Demonstrators stand during a protest at the Yuen Long MTR station, where demonstrators and others were violently attacked by men in white T-shirts following an earlier protest in July, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Jap...
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Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters have held a sit-in at a suburban train station to mark a month since a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement. More>>

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan

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Singer Elton John says he's "deeply distressed" by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the carbon impact of the planet. More>>

Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks on bases in Iraq

(AP Photo/Loay Hameed, File). FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, plumes of smoke rise after an explosion at a military base southwest of Baghdad, Iraq. A fact-finding committee appointed by the Iraqi government to investigate a massive mu... (AP Photo/Loay Hameed, File). FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, plumes of smoke rise after an explosion at a military base southwest of Baghdad, Iraq. A fact-finding committee appointed by the Iraqi government to investigate a massive mu...
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Iraqi paramilitary forces backed by Iran say they hold the United States ultimately responsible for a series of attacks targeting their bases in the country. More>>

Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

(AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason). From left, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir arrive at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019, ahead of the Nor... (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason). From left, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir arrive at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019, ahead of the Nor...
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A spokeswoman for Denmark's royal palace says U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to postpone a visit to Denmark next month was "a surprise.". More>>

As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk along the Colonnade of the White House in Washington. Netanyahu on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk along the Colonnade of the White House in Washington. Netanyahu on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2...
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Israel's prime minister is steering clear of Donald Trump's comments about American Jews' loyalty, ignoring condemnations from Jewish critics who accused the president of voicing longstanding anti-Semitic tropes. More>>

Rebels claim downing US drone over Yemen

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north. More>>

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 file photo riot police take position around the Arc de Triomphe during clashes with yellow vest protesters, in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 file photo riot police take position around the Arc de Triomphe during clashes with yellow vest protesters, in Paris, France.
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Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher _ all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently, raising the number to 64 so far this year. More>>

In Venezuela, Guaidó questions Maduro claims about US talks

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington.
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As President Donald Trump and Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolas Maduro each confirm secret talks between their governments aimed at ending the South American nation's deepening crisis, a key player appeared to be left on the sidelines: The opposition. More>>

Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool). Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after his meeting with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinisto at the President's official residence Mantyniemi in Helsinki, Finland... (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool). Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after his meeting with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinisto at the President's official residence Mantyniemi in Helsinki, Finland...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin says the test of a new U.S. missile banned under the now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response. More>>

Iceland's leader won't be around to welcome Pence

(AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason). Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, right, meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Thingvellir National Park, about 40km from Reykjavik in Iceland, Monday Aug. 19, 2019. Merkel met with Jakobsdottir on Monday... (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason). Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, right, meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Thingvellir National Park, about 40km from Reykjavik in Iceland, Monday Aug. 19, 2019. Merkel met with Jakobsdottir on Monday...
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Iceland's leader has announced that she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep "prior commitments" by attending a trade union conference in Sweden. More>>

Salvadoran woman restarting life after abortion case retrial

(AP Photo/Salvador Melendez). Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez, a 21-year-old Salvadoran woman who was originally sentenced to 30 years in prison for aggravated homicide after suffering a miscarriage in 2016, smiles as she answers questions from journalists tw... (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez). Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez, a 21-year-old Salvadoran woman who was originally sentenced to 30 years in prison for aggravated homicide after suffering a miscarriage in 2016, smiles as she answers questions from journalists tw...
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A young El Salvador woman acquitted of homicide charges after authorities accused her of having an abortion says she feels like her life has been returned to her. More>>

The Latest: Trump calls comments by Danish leader 'nasty'

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). President Donald Trump walks to Marine One after speaking with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Washington. Trump is headed to Kentucky. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). President Donald Trump walks to Marine One after speaking with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Washington. Trump is headed to Kentucky.
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President Donald Trump does not appreciate Denmark's rejection of his idea to buy Greenland and has called comments by Denmark's female prime minister 'nasty'. More>>

Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier

(NASA via AP). This combination of Sept. 14, 1986, left, and Aug. 1, 2019 photos provided by NASA shows the shrinking of the Okjokull glacier on the Ok volcano in west-central Iceland. A geological map from 1901 estimated Okjökull spanned an area of ab... (NASA via AP). This combination of Sept. 14, 1986, left, and Aug. 1, 2019 photos provided by NASA shows the shrinking of the Okjokull glacier on the Ok volcano in west-central Iceland. A geological map from 1901 estimated Okjökull spanned an area of ab...
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Icelanders hike up a volcano to say goodbye to a glacier that fell victim to climate change. More>>

Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell’s appeal against his convictions for child molestation was largely a question of who should the ju... (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell’s appeal against his convictions for child molestation was largely a question of who should the ju...
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An Australian court has upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of children sex abuse. More>>

Venezuelan vice-president in Moscow to discuss stronger ties

(Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP). Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 21 2019. Delcy Rodriguez is on a working visit to Moscow. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP). Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 21 2019. Delcy Rodriguez is on a working visit to Moscow.
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Russia's foreign minister has held talks with visiting Venezuelan vice president on ways to expand economic, military and other ties. More>>

Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi). Pedestrians walk on a sidewalk in eastern Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi). Pedestrians walk on a sidewalk in eastern Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.
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Iran's president sends bill to parliament to slash 4 zeroes off value of rial, country's sanctions-battered currency. More>>

South African court restricts displays of apartheid-era flag

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South Africa's Equality Court has restricted the display of the country's old apartheid-era flag, ruling that the gratuitous use of the flag amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination. More>>

Former Czech foreign minister to become new culture minister

(AP Photo/Michael Gruber, file). FILE - In this Wednesday April 3, 2019 file photo, Czech President Milos Zeman addresses the media at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria. The Czech president has agreed to appoint a newly proposed candidate for a Cab... (AP Photo/Michael Gruber, file). FILE - In this Wednesday April 3, 2019 file photo, Czech President Milos Zeman addresses the media at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria. The Czech president has agreed to appoint a newly proposed candidate for a Cab...
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The Czech president has agreed to appoint a new candidate for a Cabinet minister, defusing a dispute that could have caused the government to fall. More>>

The Latest: Albania rescues 36 Afghans in Aegean

(AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli). The Open Arms rescue ship arrives on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Italian prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio has ordered the seizure of a migrant rescue ship and the immediate evacuat... (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli). The Open Arms rescue ship arrives on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Italian prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio has ordered the seizure of a migrant rescue ship and the immediate evacuat...
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Doctors Without Borders is calling on Europe to urgently find a solution to the repeated stand-offs barring humanitarian rescue ships carrying migrants from the nearest safe ports. More>>

Putin says opposition protesters must abide by law

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool). Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after his meeting with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinisto at the President's official residence Mantyniemi in Helsinki, Finland... (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool). Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after his meeting with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinisto at the President's official residence Mantyniemi in Helsinki, Finland...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned opposition protesters that they must abide by the law or face the consequences. More>>

North Macedonia: Special prosecutor a suspect in scandal

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Authorities in North Macedonia are seeking the detention of a special prosecutor after she was named as a suspect in a high-profile corruption scandal. More>>

Uganda, Rwanda presidents agree to cease hostilities

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The leaders of Uganda and Rwanda have agreed to resume normal operations along the border following a summit mediated by Angola. More>>

Polish judges want lawmakers to probe hate campaign

(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski). Protesters with banners calling on Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro to quit over allegations that his deputy encouraged an online hate campaign against defiant judges in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The deputy... (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski). Protesters with banners calling on Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro to quit over allegations that his deputy encouraged an online hate campaign against defiant judges in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The deputy...
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Poland's judges are urging lawmakers to investigate an online hate campaign against some of them that was apparently encouraged by a deputy justice minister who has resigned over the allegations. More>>

The Latest: Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks

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Iran-backed militias in Iraq have said they hold the United States responsible for a series of attacks targeting militia bases across the country. More>>

The Latest: Vatican to wait before investigating Pell

(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell’s appeal against his convictions for child molestation was largely a question of who should the ju... (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell’s appeal against his convictions for child molestation was largely a question of who should the ju...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Cardinal George Pell will be stripped of his Order of Australia honor after he lost his court appeal. More>>

The Latest: Danish PM standing behind Greenland leader

(AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason). From left, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir arrive at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019, ahead of the Nor... (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason). From left, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir arrive at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019, ahead of the Nor...
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Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she is "disappointed and surprised" by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel his visit to Denmark after she said she rejected suggestions of selling Greenland to the U.S. More>>

Trump cancels Denmark visit because Greenland isn't for sale

(AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason). From left, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir arrive at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019, ahead of the Nor... (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason). From left, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir arrive at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019, ahead of the Nor...
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Greenland has again stolen the limelight when its premier reiterated that the world's largest island is "not for sale" after U.S. President Donald Trump floated the idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic. More>>

Strike by Ryanair cabin crew in Portugal has little impact

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A strike by Portuguese cabin crew working for budget airline Ryanair is causing little impact, with only some minor delays reported. More>>

Thousands interested in Dutch idea for Brexit beach party

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As the deadline for Britain to quit the European Union approaches, thousands of people are expressing interest in a Brexit beach party in the Netherlands to say a fond farewell. More>>

What to expect as Italy's looks to a new government

(Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP). Italian Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini opens his arms at the Senate, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday announced his resignation, blaming his decision to end his 14-month-old populis... (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP). Italian Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini opens his arms at the Senate, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday announced his resignation, blaming his decision to end his 14-month-old populis...
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Caretaker government, "Ursula" coalition or new elections? Possible outcomes of Italy's political crisis. More>>

Italian premier's resignation could bring elections in fall

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, right, looks at Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini as he addresses the Senate in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte blasted the League's leader and Interior minister Matte... (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, right, looks at Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini as he addresses the Senate in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte blasted the League's leader and Interior minister Matte...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has told senators he is handing in his resignation because his right-wing coalition partner has decided to yank support for the populist government. More>>

At least 2,300 detained in locked-down Indian-ruled Kashmir

(AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan). Kashmiri youth Gulam Rasool Bhat shows pellet wounds on his body inside his home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The president of Pakistani-administered Kashmir welcomed efforts by U.S. President... (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan). Kashmiri youth Gulam Rasool Bhat shows pellet wounds on his body inside his home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The president of Pakistani-administered Kashmir welcomed efforts by U.S. President...
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Authorities say thousands of people, mostly young male protesters, have been arrested and detained in Indian-administered Kashmir amid an ongoing communications blackout and security lockdown. More>>

Rust-belt China looks abroad as economy slows, tariffs bite

(AP Photo/Olivia Zhang). In this July 24, 2019, photo, workers watch as a truck passes by stacks of shipping containers at a port in Yingkou in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Authorities in China's rust-belt region are looking for support for ... (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang). In this July 24, 2019, photo, workers watch as a truck passes by stacks of shipping containers at a port in Yingkou in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Authorities in China's rust-belt region are looking for support for ...
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China's northeastern rust-belt region is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. More>>

Uruguay's president says he has lung cancer

(AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File). FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez attends a military ceremony in Montevideo, Uruguay. Vazquez announced at a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 that he has been dia... (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File). FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez attends a military ceremony in Montevideo, Uruguay. Vazquez announced at a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 that he has been dia...
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Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez has announced that he has cancer and will have a more complete diagnosis in coming days. More>>

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

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Representatives of more than 180 nations are meeting to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues such as the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup that is decimating shark populations. More>>

Migrants exit rescue ship in Italy after 19-day standoff

(AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli). The Open Arms vessel with 107 migrants on board is anchored off the Sicilian vacation and fishing island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Open Arms on Monday suggested chartering a plane to fly to Spain... (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli). The Open Arms vessel with 107 migrants on board is anchored off the Sicilian vacation and fishing island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Open Arms on Monday suggested chartering a plane to fly to Spain...
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The Spanish humanitarian rescue ship Open Arms says another man had to be rescued after jumping into the sea as the stand-off with Italy, which won't permit it access to a port, entered its 19th day. More>>

Honduras' ex-first lady convicted of fraud, embezzlement

(AP Photo/Elmer Martinez). Former Honduran first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo smiles arrives to court for her sentencing on corruption charges in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The case has been dubbed "La caja chica de la dama," Spa... (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez). Former Honduran first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo smiles arrives to court for her sentencing on corruption charges in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The case has been dubbed "La caja chica de la dama," Spa...
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A Honduran court has convicted former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla of embezzling about $600,000 in government money between 2010 and 2014, when her husband Porfirio Lobo was president. More>>

Trump says would be 'appropriate' for Russia to rejoin G-7

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington.
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President Donald Trump says it would be appropriate for Russia to be readmitted to a group of seven of the world's major industrial nations. More>>

Trump and Maduro confirm talks between high-level officials

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington.
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President Donald Trump is saying his government is talking to "various representatives" of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, but is refusing to say whether such dialogue is being conducted with socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello. More>>

Hong Kong's leader vows to narrow rifts, but no specifics

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters questions at a press conference in Hong Kong Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Lam said she’s setting up a “communication platform” to resolve differences in the Chinese city, which... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters questions at a press conference in Hong Kong Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Lam said she’s setting up a “communication platform” to resolve differences in the Chinese city, which...
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she's setting up a "communication platform" to resolve differences in the city after months of anti-government protests. More>>

The Latest: Italian PM is asked to stay as caretaker leader

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte addresses the Senate as Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini holds a rosary while sitting beside him, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The political showdown on Tuesday was triggered two weeks ago by ... (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte addresses the Senate as Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini holds a rosary while sitting beside him, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. The political showdown on Tuesday was triggered two weeks ago by ...
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Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's right-wing League party, says he triggered a government crisis because he doesn't fear the prospect of an early vote. More>>

Sudan protesters, army announce new ruling body after deal

(AP Photo). Sudanese pro-democracy supporters celebrate a final power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council Saturday, Aug 17, 2019, in the capital, Khartoum. The deal paves the way for a transition to civilian-led government following the ... (AP Photo). Sudanese pro-democracy supporters celebrate a final power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council Saturday, Aug 17, 2019, in the capital, Khartoum. The deal paves the way for a transition to civilian-led government following the ...
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Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the army have announced a joint ruling body, disbanding the military council that had taken over the country after ousting longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April. More>>

US says anyone who 'touches' Iran tanker risks US sanctions

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). United Nations Security Council meeting on the Mideast attended by United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). United Nations Security Council meeting on the Mideast attended by United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019 at U.N. headquarters.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says anyone who "touches," supports or allows an Iranian tanker carrying crude oil to dock risks U.S. sanctions. More>>

Burkina Faso president says extremists kill 24 soldiers

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An attack by extremists in Burkina Faso's northern province has killed at least 24 soldiers, which the president says is one of the deadliest attacks on military in the West African nation's history. More>>

Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage

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A man is holding dozens of people hostage in a public bus in Rio de Janeiro, threatening to set the vehicle on fire. More>>

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