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A look at major issues Duterte confronting in his 2nd year

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A year after Duterte promised to cleanse the Philippines of illegal drugs in three to six months, tame corruption and began lashing out at the US, his 'shock and awe' declarations have collided with reality. More>>

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Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates shrine crisis

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Israeli security Cabinet fails to reach decision on new security measures at Jerusalem holy site that set off clashes. More>>

East Timor's main parties able to form gov't but lose ground

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East Timor's two main political parties won enough votes in a weekend election to form another national unity government but lost ground to opposition forces in a sign of frustration with the economy. More>>

Parents prepare to return to court in Charlie Gard case

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The parents of a critically ill infant are returning to court for the latest stage in their effort to seek permission to take the child to the United States for medical treatment. More>>

The Latest: Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul bombing

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An Afghan health ministry official says 2 people were killed and another 2 injured in a suicide car bomb attack in a western neighborhood of Kabul early Monday morning. More>>

Taliban claim deadly suicide attack in Kabul that kills 24

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A suicide car bomb exploded in a western neighborhood of Kabul early Monday morning, but an Afghan government official said it was not known if there were further casualties. More>>

Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for 8 1/2 years after stopping anti-HIV medicines. More>>

At least 8 dead after suicide bombers hit camps in Nigeria

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At least 8 dead after female suicide bombers attack camps in northeastern Nigeria. More>>

Israel says guard at Amman embassy shot after being attacked

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Israel's Foreign Ministry has provided first details of a shooting at Israel's embassy in Jordan, saying a security guard shot and killed two Jordanians in a confrontation. More>>

The Latest: Jerusalem police chief, lawyer met over crisis

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The Latest: Trump's Mideast envoy Greenblatt on his way to Israel amid growing crisis over Jerusalem holy site. More>>

Book about Nelson Mandela's medical treatment stirs dispute

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Some relatives of Nelson Mandela say a new book by a military doctor that documents the South African leader's treatment before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality. More>>

Baby Charlie protesters rally as hospital reports threats

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Campaigners who want critically ill baby Charlies Gard to receive experimental treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil as hospital officials say they have received death threats related to the heartbreaking case. More>>

Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute with Gulf tour

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A top official in the Arab bloc isolating Qatar says the Gulf state needs to change its policies as part of any direct negotiations to resolve the crisis. More>>

Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

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Just over a year after British voters chose to leave the European Union, the country remains deeply divided over Brexit. More>>

Russian ambassador to US concludes assignment

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Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak _ a high-profile figure in the controversy over the Trump administration's Russian contacts _ has concluded his assignment in Washington. More>>

South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

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South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale' amid war, report says; gang rape and castration. More>>

2 Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

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A news site linked to Jordan's military has reported a violent incident near Israel's embassy in the kingdom's capital of Amman. More>>

Israeli security Cabinet meets to review policy at shrine

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The Israeli military says it has carried out a wave of West Bank arrests following a deadly stabbing attack against an Israeli family. More>>

Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

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A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, paving the way for passage of the popular bill before Congress departs for the August recess. More>>

The Latest: Hamas leader praises 'heroic' knife attacker

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Israel has installed new security cameras at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. More>>

Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving post

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Cuban officials say the public face of the country's diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada. More>>

Abe denies abusing influence in Japan favoritism scandal

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denies misusing influence to help a friend in a growing favoritism scandal, as support ratings for his Cabinet sink. More>>

BBC women want wide gender pay gap fixed now, not in 3 years

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Prominent women at the BBC want the broadcaster's gender pay gap to be resolved now rather than in several years. More>>

Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

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Prince William and Prince Harry are paying tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death in a car crash approaches. More>>

The Latest: Turkey's president talks Qatar in Saudi, Kuwait

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Turkey's president has arrived in Saudi Arabia to begin a three-nation tour aimed at helping to forge a resolution to the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four of its Arab neighbors. More>>

Is that really a beached whale beneath Paris' Notre Dame?

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A sperm whale appears to have beached on an embankment in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris _ but it's really just an art installation from a Belgian artists' collective. More>>

UK girl left in tears after she's fined for selling lemonade

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A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside. More>>

'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

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The young Canadian lived an apparently quiet life for more than a year with his Thai girlfriend, but the flashy cars he drove stood out. Authorities say Alexandre Cazes was the mastermind of AlphaBay, the world's leading "darknet" internet marketplace. More>>

UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

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British officials have announced plans to regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. More>>

Uber's airport service in Madrid under attack from town hall

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The city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws. More>>

Poles protest for 8th day over contentious judicial changes

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Thousands of Poles are protesting for the eighth day in Warsaw over a plan by the ruling party that would drastically limit the independence of the judiciary. More>>

5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

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Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country's south. More>>

Alcohol poisoning kills 3 in southern Iran, 48 hospitalized

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Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that alcohol poisoning has killed three and left more than 40 people hospitalized in southern Iran. More>>

Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak ends his term

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Russia ambassador to the United States, a prominent figure in the controversy over Russia's possible involvement in the presidential election, has ended his assignment. More>>

Yemen's president sacks governor accused of ties to al-Qaida

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Yemen's president has sacked a governor who was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for his ties with al-Qaida. More>>

Mexico judge orders corruption trial for ex-Gov. Duarte

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Mexican prosecutors say an ex-governor accused of corruption and other crimes has been ordered to stand trial. More>>

Scarce rain, leaky pipes combining to dry up much of Italy

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Scarce rain and leaky aqueducts are hurting farmers in much of Italy and putting Romans at risk for water rationing. More>>

The Latest: 8 suspected militants killed in Egypt shootout

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Egypt's Interior Ministry says its forces killed eight members of a militant group with suspected links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. More>>

No butts about it: tiger and goat cohabitate

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A neglectful mother whose partner's unusual lifestyle became a sensation has taken over her mate's home with an odd companion of her own. More>>

Fire in south Croatia triggers explosions of war mines

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Emergency officials say a fire that has spread to southern Croatia from neighboring Montenegro has triggered 34 explosions, probably of the mines left over from the 1990s' war. More>>

The Latest: Taliban stalk hospital killing wounded police

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Afghan official says Taliban captured a district headquarters in western Ghor province, killing six police. More>>

Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda, 93, leaves hospital

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Zambian media say 93-year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the country's independence leader and former longtime president, has left a hospital after several days of treatment. More>>

Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on Jerusalem crisis

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Turkey's president condemns Israeli security precautions at sensitive Jerusalem holy site, saying the Islamic world would not remain silent. More>>

Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

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Hundreds of residents and tourists on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors a night after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region, in Greece and Turkey. More>>

German justice minister open for EU sanctions against Poland

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German Justice Minister Heiko Maas is welcoming possible measures by the European Union regarding sanctions against Poland because of the country's controversial judicial reforms. More>>

12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

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Officials say 12 U.S paratroopers have been hospitalized after they sustained minor injuries during a nighttime parachute jump. More>>

German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq

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A prosecutor says that a German girl, who ran away from home after converting to Islam, has been found in Iraq. More>>

Pope calls for "moderation" after Jerusalem shrine violence

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Pope Francis has appealed for "moderation and dialogue" after recent killings in Jerusalem. More>>

Protests across Poland over law to control judiciary

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The spokesman for Poland's president says the leader sees flaws in contentious legislation adopted by the Senate that gives politicians significant influence over the nation's top court. More>>

Bodies buried after being missing in Swiss Alps for 75 years

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A Swiss couple whose bodies were found on an Alpine glacier after they went missing for nearly 75 years has been buried in Switzerland. More>>

Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

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Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. More>>

Tehran seeks release of detained Iranian citizens in US

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Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is saying Tehran has demanded the United States release detained Iranian citizens. More>>

Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

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Prince William and Prince Harry are paying tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death in a car crash approaches. More>>

The Latest: Peace 'Quartet' urges restraint in Jerusalem

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A relative says Israeli troops have arrested the brother of a 20-year-old Palestinian who stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family. More>>

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump Video included

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Officials at the San Joaquin Valley air district say they can't meet some federal standards, so they're seizing upon Donald Trump's election to wage a campaign against enforcement of ever-tightening rules. More>>

Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbings

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Six people dead after Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence. More>>

Venezuelans protest Maduro's plan to rewrite constitution

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Thousands are gathering in the Venezuelan capital for a march toward the embattled nation's Supreme Court in an escalating push to stop President Nicolas Maduro from proceeding with his plans to rewrite the constitution. More>>

The Latest: New judge in court clash detained in Venezuela

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National guard troops in Venezuela's capital have launched tear gas at protesters opposing President Nicolas Maduro's bid to rewrite the constitution. More>>

Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widen

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German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler. More>>

The Latest: 2 aftershocks hit damaged Greek island of Kos

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The family of a Turkish tourist who was one of two people to have died in the powerful earthquake that struck the eastern Greek island of Kos is on the island to prepare for the body's repatriation. More>>

The Latest: Anti-govt protesters march in Polish cities

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A pro-democracy movement in Poland says that former president and democracy icon Lech Walesa will join a protest they are holding against new legislation that gives politicians significant control of the nation's top court. More>>

UK palace releases Prince George's 4th birthday portrait

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Kensington Palace has released a portrait to mark the fourth birthday of Prince George. More>>

The Latest: German girl found in Mosul is in good health

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Three Iraqi intelligence and investigative officials have told The Associated Press that 26 foreigners have been arrested in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul _ including two men, eight children and 16 women _ and they have been taken to Baghdad. More>>

Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated

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Russia's Defense Ministry says an agreement has been reached with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone for the East Ghouta area near the Syrian capital Damascus. More>>

Police: Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

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Helmand provincial police chief says errant US airstrike confirmed by Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police personnel and wounded two others. More>>

Quake rattles Italian town devastated by 2016 temblor

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An earthquake has rattled Amatrice, the central Italian town that was devastated by a temblor in 2016. More>>

The Latest: Insurgents kidnap over 60 in Kandahar bus raids

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The governor of Afghanistan's northern Badakshan's province says 11 police have been killed and another six wounded during a roaring battle with Taliban insurgents. More>>

Egypt opens military base says largest in region

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has inaugurated a military base in the country's northwest to protect facilities and projects in coastal cities. More>>

The Latest: Lebanese town official slain in Syria

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Syrian troops and members of Lebanon's Hezbollah group have pressed in their offensive in border areas between the two countries capturing territories from Syrian insurgents. More>>

Germany reaches out to Turkish-rooted citizens over crisis

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Germany's foreign minister has tried to reach out to the country's Turkish-rooted citizens, saying the crisis between both countries isn't directed against them. More>>

Hungary's leader: EU and Soros seek to "Muslimize" Europe

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Hungary's radically anti-migration prime minister says European Union leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros seek a "new, mixed, Muslimized Europe". More>>

Spain rescues 57 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean

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Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 57 migrants from two boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco. More>>

Baby Charlie Gard's latest brain scan is 'sad reading'

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Parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard are back in court for the latest legal step in their ongoing case. More>>

Turkey reissues warrant for 4 activists after release

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Turkey's official news agency says a court has issued detention warrants for four human rights activists who were released earlier this week. More>>

Poland's senators approve contentious court overhaul

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Special commission of Poland's Senate has summarily reviewed and approved a contentious bill that gives politicians influence on the nation's top court and has sent the to the Senate for a vote on Friday. More>>

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

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Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile threat from North Korea. More>>

2 dead, 500 hurt as deadly quake rattles Greece, Turkey Video included

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A powerful earthquake sends a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on Greek holiday island of Kos and strikes panic on the nearby shores of Turkey, as 2 people killed and more than a hundred injured. More>>

The Latest: UN deplores Palestinians deaths in Jerusalem

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A spokesman has confirmed that Israel's government decided not to overrule an earlier police decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem holy shrine. More>>

Mexico City sees drug-war-style violence come to the capital

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In a raging gun battle with burnt-out vehicles and road blockades, drug war-style mayhem comes to the Mexican capital. More>>

3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site

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An Israeli police spokesman says police are banning Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of feared mass protests over the installation of metal detectors there. More>>

Exhumation of Dali's remains finds his mustache still intact

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Officials in Spain say that hair, nails and two long bones were removed from Salvador Dali's embalmed remains for a paternity test that could open a judicial battle for the artist's estate. More>>

US bans travel for Americans to NKorea after Warmbier death

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier. More>>

The Latest: Poland's senators OK contentious court overhaul

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Poland's Senate has approved a contentious law that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court, in defiance of European Union criticism. More>>

Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency

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The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency. More>>

Venezuela power struggle intensifies in Supreme Court battle

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Venezuela's chief prosecutor says a 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man are the latest victims killed during anti-government demonstrations, bringing the number killed during a 24-hour nationwide strike to four. More>>

The Latest: Mexico jobseekers tricked into cartel boot camps

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Mexican government statistics show June was the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, with murders reaching 2,234. More>>

Qatar's ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

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Qatar's ruler says nation remains open to dialogue with Arab countries isolating it, but solution cannot be dictated. More>>

The Latest: Neighbors ask Venezuela to put off vote

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Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has appointed a slate of new judges to the Supreme Court, and the government-stacked high court is wasting no time in declaring those nominations null and in violation of the constitution. More>>

O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole Video included

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Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months. More>>

Nigeria: Bombed refugee center wasn't marked properly

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Nigeria's military says the air force mistakenly launched an airstrike on a refugee camp in January because the camp was not appropriately marked as a humanitarian base in the operational maps. More>>

AP Explains: What's behind N. Korean silence to talks offer

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North Korea's silence to South Korea's offer for rare talks raises many questions, speculation. More>>

US says airstrike killed members of Afghan security forces

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US says airstrike in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province killed unspecified number of Afghan forces. More>>

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

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An international aid organization is warning that Yemen's cholera epidemic, the world's worst since Haiti's 2010 outbreak, is likely to worsen in the rainy season. More>>

The Latest: 2 dead, 500 hurt as 6.7 quake rocks Aegean Sea

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A powerful earthquake shook beach resorts Friday in Greece and Turkey, killing two tourists crushed when a building collapsed on a bar in the Greek island of Kos and injuring nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region. More>>

Poll finds lower support for Catalan independence from Spain

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An opinion poll in Catalonia indicates that local support for the powerful Spanish region's independence is waning. More>>

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

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For the 1st time, UN says more than half of people with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus. More>>

Iran says US failing to live up to nuke deal commitments

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A senior Iranian official is accusing the United States of not living up to its side of the nuclear agreement that Washington and five other world powers signed with Tehran. More>>

Pakistan court ends hearing on corruption allegations of PM

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Officials say Pakistan's supreme court has ended a crucial hearing into corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but it wasn't immediately clear when they would announce their verdict. More>>

Militants burst from tunnels, hit weak points in Raqqa fight

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The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State says advances against the group in their stronghold of Raqqa have slowed. More>>

The Latest: Swede confirmed as one of those killed in quake Video included

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An officials in Turkey says about 70 people were treated in hospitals in the Turkish resort of Bodrum for minor injuries after a powerful 6,3 magnitude earthquake sent people rushing to the streets. More>>

UK royals hear children's concert, see Hamburg Airbus plant

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Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, are wrapping up a three-day trip to Germany in Hamburg, where they're seeing a concert for children in a spectacular new concert hall. More>>

Romania: Art exhibit at ex-prison show horrors of communism

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An art exhibition opens at Pitesti Prison, a gruesome lockup where communists incarcerated, tortured and killed political prisoners almost 70 years ago. More>>

Turkish president accuses Germany of scaring off investors

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Turkey's prime minister has sought to downplay worries of growing tensions between Turkey and Germany following the jailing of six human rights activists, including one German. More>>

Britain set to break flight record amid summer getaway

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Britain is poised to handle a record-breaking number of flights in its increasingly crowded skies. More>>

The Latest: Germany put defense exports to Turkey on hold

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Turkey's prime minister has sought to downplay worries of growing tensions between Turkey and Germany following the jailing of six human rights activists, which included one German. More>>

UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany. More>>

German president OKs gay marriage law, takes effect in fall

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Germany's president has signed legislation legalizing gay marriage, paving the way for it to take effect this fall. More>>

The Latest: Spain court drops probe into Syrian crimes

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The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State says advances against the group in their stronghold of Raqqa have slowed. More>>

Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese border

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The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group have launched a major ground offensive in a border area between the two countries. More>>

Macron, seeking stronger EU, meets Brexit negotiator Barnier

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French President Emmanuel Macron is meeting with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator as both men push for firm, clear conditions on Britain's departure. More>>

Russian parliament bans use of proxy Internet services, VPNs

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Russia's parliament has outlawed the use of VPNs and other proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials. More>>

Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talks

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South Korea has urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continues to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border. More>>

Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza

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A power-sharing deal negotiated by two former rivals is slowly taking shape in Gaza. More>>

Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead Video included

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown as the country's oppositions calls the first national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez. More>>

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once more as he pleads for his freedom before parole board. More>>

The Latest: 2 tourists killed in quake from Turkey, Sweden

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Authorities say two people have been killed and a number have been injured in a powerful earthquake that rattled Greek islands and Turkey's Aegean coast. More>>

CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Russia is expected to stay in Syria, partly because they "love to stick it to America.". More>>

Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic Video included

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An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude has rattled the Greek island of Crete, the Institute of Geodynamics in Athens reports. More>>

IS galvanized in Asia by Philippine city siege, report says

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A top terrorism researcher says the attack by Islamic State group-affiliated militants on a Philippine city has galvanized its Southeast Asian supporters and spells trouble for the region. More>>

Brazilian judge seizes $2.8 million in Silva's pension funds

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A Brazilian judge has seized about $2.8 million in pension funds of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in connection with his recent corruption conviction. More>>

Morocco tensions: 83 police, protesters injured in clashes

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Moroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger. More>>

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

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Israel's public security minister says metal detectors are essential to maintain security at a contested Jerusalem shrine despite rising tensions. More>>

Thousands protest in Poland against court reorganizations

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A Polish parliamentary commission has summarily rejected 1,300 opposition amendments to a bill reorganizing the nation's top court and has sent it back to lawmakers for a vote. More>>

In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

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Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal biography is taking yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the exhumation of his embalmed remains to settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl. More>>

The Latest: Experts remove biological samples from Dali

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A forensic team has entered the Salvador Dali museum in northeastern Spain where the surrealist artist's remains are due to be exhumed to settle a paternity claim brought by a 61-year-old woman. More>>

APNewsBreak: Claims of human rights abuses in Hawaii fleet

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A human rights complaint has been filed on behalf of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's longline fishing fleet. More>>

The Latest: Poland prime minister defends courts legislation

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Polish lawmakers have voted to approve a contentious law that gives control of the top court to politicians instead of judges. More>>

Year after reporter killed in Ukraine, no progress in probe

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Friends and colleagues of journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in the Ukrainian capital Kiev a year ago, are marching across town to demand answers from authorities why his brutal murder has not been solved. More>>

They escaped Islamic State's bastion, but remain terrified

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Displaced residents of Raqqa still fear militants of the Islamic State group and their possible return. More>>

The Latest: Palestinians, Israeli police clash in Jerusalem

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The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who tried to stab soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint. More>>

UK lawmaker calls Austen among 'greatest living authors'

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A British legislator mistakenly described Jane Austen as one of the UK's "greatest living authors," prompting laughs from fellow lawmakers. More>>

Truck laden with chocolate goes up in flames on UK highway

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Traffic on a major highway in England has been disrupted for hours after a truck laden with chocolate bars burst into flames. More>>

EU, UK tiptoeing forward in vital Brexit divorce talks

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The UK's chief Brexit negotiator says that a week of talks with the European Union has given "us a lot to be positive about." David Davis has said in Brussels that he's "encouraged by progress" on key issues. More>>

France's Macron visits air force base amid military crisis

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French President Emmanuel Macron is flying in a military jet and visiting nuclear forces as he tries to show his commitment to the troops amid an intense crisis over defense spending. More>>

Son of Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwean hunt

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Conservationists in Zimbabwe say the son of a lion named Cecil, whose 2015 killing prompted an international outcry, has also been fatally shot during a hunt. More>>

Some 250 residents join US-trained security force for Raqqa

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Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S. training course that is preparing an internal security force. More>>

Austria urges stop to moving migrants to Italian mainland

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Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on Thursday urged his Italian counterpart not to allow migrants arriving by boat to Italy's islands to travel on to the mainland. More>>

Court convicts more than 40 in Rome corruption trial

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A Rome court has found 46 defendants guilty in a wide ranging corruption trial that revealed a system of kickbacks and intimidation to gain control of city contracts. More>>

The Latest: Austria to Italy: Stop migrants reaching Europe

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Austria's foreign minister says he has told his Italian counterpart that migrants arriving by boat to Italy's islands should not be permitted to travel on to the mainland because that acts as a gateway for them to the rest of Europe. More>>

UK police get help from 9/11 experts in London fire recovery

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London police trying to identify victims of the fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building have sought help from experts who worked on the recovery of victims following the Sept. 11 attacks in New York. More>>

Lawyer: Russian programmer sought by US is political victim

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The lawyer defending a Russian computer programmer arrested in Spain says that flaws in the extradition request by the United States signal a political motivation behind the prosecution. More>>

Turkey arrests man with 'hero' T-shirt during coup trial

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Turkey's official news agency says a man has been arrested on suspicion of terror propaganda for wearing a T-shirt with the word "hero" on it while attending a relative's court hearing linked to last year's failed coup. More>>

The Latest: Turkey says it would reciprocate German threats

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Germany's foreign minister says his country will revise its travel advice for Turkey following the jailing of a German human rights activist who has no ties to the country. More>>

Germany raises pressure on Turkey after activist jailed

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Turkey says Germany's demand for the release of a German human rights trainer is "unacceptable" and an attempt to interfere with the Turkish judiciary. More>>

Germany indicts 5 suspects in IS recruitment ring

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German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a suspected representative of the Islamic State group in Germany and four fellow suspects who are accused of running a recruitment network. More>>

Turkey: 6 Kurdish militants killed in drone attack

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Officials say that Turkish security forces have used an armed drone to locate and kill six Kurdish militants who allegedly were responsible for kidnapping and killing a school teacher in southeast Turkey. More>>

London Zoo welcomes a new kind of visitor: Robotic dinosaurs

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London Zoo is preparing for the opening of a new exhibit on dinosaurs and extinction. More>>

Russian president pays visit to one of his fiercest critics

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President Vladimir Putin has paid a rare visit to Russian human rights legend Lyudmila Alexeyeva to congratulate her on her 90th birthday. More>>

It's OK to toss the suit and tie, French parliament says

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Good news for French lawmakers seeking relief from the summer heat: parliamentary authorities say they can leave their suit and tie at home. More>>

Thousands rally in Moldova as Parliament approves voting law

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Thousands of people have rallied outside Moldova's Parliament as lawmakers approved a law that would change the electoral system. More>>

Czech minister: EU military role in Libya to reduce migrants

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The Czech Republic's foreign minister has suggested that the EU consider a military engagement in Libya in attempts to reduce the flow of migrants arriving by boat from there to Europe. More>>

Turkey's premier: 'Pointless' to revive failed Cyprus talks

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Turkey's prime minister says a Greek Cypriot search for oil and gas off Cyprus' southern coast is 'dangerous' and is throwing efforts to reunify the ethnically divided island into deadlock. More>>

Russia criticizes ruling on its seizure of a Greenpeace ship

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Russia's Foreign Ministry has dismissed an international tribunal's ruling against it for seizing a Greenpeace ship as encouraging criminal behavior. More>>

Duterte flies to besieged city, warns of other attacks

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the leadership of the Islamic State-linked militants who laid siege on southern Marawi city remains largely intact despite the ongoing military offensive. More>>

Chief Justice Roberts says criticism won't stop judges

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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who was once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, says criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs. More>>

Canada governor touches queen's elbow for safety on stairs

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Canada's governor general has said he decided to breach royal protocol and touch Queen Elizabeth II to ensure she didn't stumble down slippery steps during an official engagement in London. More>>

UK archives show Churchill blocked release of Nazi memos

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Britain's National Archives released records that show then Prime Minister Winston Churchill's attempts in 1953 to block the release of secret Would War II documents. More>>

Portugal admits to outdated security in army weapon theft

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Portugal's defense minister says the Army national armory where hand grenades, ammunition and other weapons were stolen last month was vulnerable due to its "obsolete" electronic surveillance system. More>>

Russian protester sentenced for throwing brick at policeman

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A Moscow court has sentenced a protester to 2 ½ years in prison for throwing a brick at a riot policeman during an opposition rally earlier this year. More>>

Croatia battles wildfire that crossed border from Montenegro

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Croatian firefighters are battling a wildfire in the south of the country's Adriatic coast that has spread in from neighboring Montenegro. More>>

Azerbaijan sentences Russian blogger to 3 years in prison

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A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced a Russian blogger to three years in prison for illegally crossing the border after he made a trip to a separatist-controlled region of the country. More>>

Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking

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A Thai army general was one of the most prominent figures found guilty in a major human trafficking trial that included more than 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. More>>

'I'm your boss': French military chief quits in Macron spat

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France's military chief has quit over a dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts, in a new challenge to Macron's administration and his economic reforms. More>>

In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedom

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In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, reporters' trial raises fears over lack of press freedom. More>>

Chile Senate OKs bill allowing abortion in some cases

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Chilean lawmakers have taken a major step toward legalizing abortion in some cases, a dramatic development in one of Latin America's most traditionally conservative countries. More>>

UN panel doesn't rule out Congo forces in UN experts' murder

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A panel monitoring sanctions against Congo says evidence in the murder of two UN experts leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia, or other armed groups were responsible. More>>

Israel signals metal detectors to stay at Jerusalem shrine

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Israel's prime minister has consulted with officials over security arrangements outside a major Jerusalem shrine that angered Muslim leaders, who have urged worshippers to gather there on Friday. More>>

US: Iran still top state terror sponsor; global attacks down

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The Trump administration says in a new report that Iran continues to be the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. More>>

AP Explains: What are Trump's options in Venezuela?

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The Trump administration is threatening to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's proceeds with his plan to rewrite the troubled nation's constitution. More>>

Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge

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Saudi Arabia says a woman detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge. More>>

Brazil government assures graft probe will continue

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Brazil's Justice Minister insists corruption probe will continue in full force, even after president was charged. More>>

Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany

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President Donald Trump had a second, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit it Germany. More>>

Brazil freezes accounts of ex-President Silva in graft case

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A Brazilian judge says bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have been frozen due to his conviction on corruption charges. More>>

The Latest: Putin spokesman says Trump chat was no secret

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A senior Russian lawmaker is dismissing media reports of an undisclosed conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump as sensationalist. More>>

Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law

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Marijuana is going on sale at 16 pharmacies in Uruguay, the final step in applying a 2013 law that made the South American nation the first to legalize a pot market covering the entire chain from plants to purchase. More>>