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Ferragamo breaths fresh air into summer with outdoor show

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Milan designers are breathing fresh air into Milan Fashion Week, quite literally, betting on Mother Nature with open-air shows. More>>

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Mexican experts rush to inspect quake-damaged buildings

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Mexican architects, engineers volunteer to inspect quake-damaged buildings. More>>

South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

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South Korea's weather agency says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. More>>

Merkel bids for fourth term as Germans head to the polls

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to be handed a fourth term in office as Germans go to the polls in an election also likely to give the farthest right-wing party in 60 years, the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany, seats in parliament. More>>

North Korea stages anti-US rally in battle with Trump

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North Korea has held a large anti-U.S. rally in its capital city, backing its leader Kim Jong Un as he exchanges insult-laden threats with President Donald Trump. More>>

Meghan Markle appears at Prince Harry's Invictus Games

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Prince Harry's girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle is sitting in the stands for the opening ceremony of Prince Harry's Invictus Games for wounded veterans. More>>

The Latest: US showing North Korea its military might

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The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, have flown a mission in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea. More>>

Life, death in balance for Mexico quake survivors

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As rescuers dig through the remnants of 38 collapsed buildings in Mexico City, they have pulled dozens of lifeless bodies from the wreckage but numerous survivors, too. More>>

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam. More>>

France: Macron's party faces likely blow in Senate elections

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French President Emmanuel Macron's unconventional political party is fighting to make its mark on the Senate in elections for half the seats in the upper house. More>>

Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge

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Puerto Rico was already on the edge before Hurricane Maria, reeling from a decade-long, downward economic spiral that was far deeper than the Great Recession on the mainland. More>>

Lawyer: Hacker in Spanish custody sought by US, Russia

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The lawyer for an alleged Russian hacker says authorities in Moscow are fighting his extradition from Spain to the U.S. by seeking his return to Russia. More>>

London mayor: Uber to blame for loss of license in city

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The mayor of London says people angry about the decision to strip Uber of its license in the city should blame the ride-hailing company itself, and not transit authorities. More>>

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

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New, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries could be part of next version of Trump's travel ban. More>>

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

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In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note. More>>

Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

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Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. More>>

10 photos from Bangladesh camps, 10 stories of desperation

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An AP photographer shares stories of desperation and hopelessness behind 10 pictures from Bangladesh camps where Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar violence now struggle. More>>

Angela Missoni shows feather-light sheer knits in Milan

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With Gigi Hadid on the runway and Lauren Hutton in the front row, Bottega Veneta honors icons as it embraces the now. More>>

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

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A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a leftist militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home. More>>

The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch's tabloid revolution

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Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth _ and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. More>>

Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US mainland

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Syria's foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that his country is "marching steadily" toward the goal of rooting out terrorism _ and "victory is now within reach.". More>>

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

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Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey's parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria. More>>

On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushrooms

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Hundreds of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a pine forest in southeastern Lithuania for the national championship of wild mushroom picking. More>>

Mexico honors its greatest wrestler, El Santo, at centennial

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You may have never heard the name Rodolfo Guzman, but his silver-masked alter ego, El Santo, was a larger-than-life presence in professional wrestling rings, in comics and on the silver screen. More>>

The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

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The U.S. Geological Survey says the new earthquake to strike Mexico had a magnitude of 6.2 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca. More>>

French marchers fill Paris streets to protest new work rules

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French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon is rallying disaffected voters against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to weaken worker protections. More>>

Colin Firth takes Italian citizenship after Brexit decision

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British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a "sensible" move amid global political uncertainty. More>>

Paratrooper becomes 1st French casualty in anti-IS coalition

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A French paratrooper died in combat while fighting extremists in the Mideast as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, in what appeared to be the first official French casualty in the operation. More>>

Earthquake dims stylish nightlife in Mexico City district

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The first weekend since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake toppled buildings in Mexico City has begun on a somber note. More>>

Italy's 5-Star party picks its next candidate for premier

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Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement opened a new phase in its quest for the country's premiership by choosing its candidate and party leader to take the reins from founder Beppe Grillo. More>>

Spain, Catalonia tussle over who controls the Mossos police

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Spain's Interior Ministry has begun coordinating all police efforts in Catalonia, a tactic to halt the region's referendum on secession following tensions with the regional police force controlled by the pro-independence Catalan government. More>>

In final push, Merkel seeks to reach undecided German voters

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel handed out coffee to campaign helpers in Berlin, urging them to keep up the momentum in the final hours before the country votes. More>>

US-backed SDF says it took Syria's largest gas field from IS

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Senior official with U.S.-backed SDF says his fighters have captured the country's largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province Syrian that borders Iraq. More>>

Yemen rebels pardon journalist after death sentence

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Yemeni Shiite rebel officials say a prominent journalist who was sentenced to death over accusations of collaborating with a Saudi-led coalition battling the group has been pardoned. More>>

Russian oppositionist Udaltsov detained before Moscow rally

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Russian news reports say a prominent opposition figure who was recently released after serving more than four years in prison has been detained at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow. More>>

The Latest: Catalonia refuses to give police over to Spain

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Catalonia's top security official says the regional government is refusing to hand over control of a regional police force to Spanish central authorities who are trying to stop a referendum on independence. More>>

Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches Video included

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The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. More>>

In new setback, Uber to lose license to work in London

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London's transport authority says it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. More>>

Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

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The top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia says America remains deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state and allegations of human rights abuses there. More>>

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

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China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea in new pressure over nuclear, missile ambitions. More>>

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike

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Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe. More>>

China: Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts

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A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman has said U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that Beijing ordered Chinese banks to stop dealing with North Korea is "not consistent with the facts," but gave no indication what steps China is taking. More>>

Etching of German rifle ground off AK-47 monument in Moscow

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Just days after a monument honoring AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, workers have removed a part of it that showed a German weapon that many believe inspired the renowned assault rifle. More>>

Donatella Versace pays joyous tribute to brother Gianni

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On the runway at Milan Fashion Week: When times go dark, designer Giorgio Armani goes bright. More>>

In Mexico quake, villages on edge of capital feel forgotten

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In Mexico quake, forgotten villages on edge of capital clamor for aid. More>>

Britain hopes for Brexit progress; EU leaders cautious

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Britain and the EU are preparing to head back to the Brexit negotiating table after a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May that received a cautious welcome from the bloc's leaders. More>>

Prime Minister Bill English ahead in New Zealand election

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Polls have closed in New Zealand's national elections and the first results were trickling in for what is shaping up to be a close race. More>>

Turkey says it won't accept Kurdish independence vote

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Turkey's political and military leaders are set to meet to mull over possible sanctions and other measures against Iraq's Kurdish region if it goes ahead with a referendum on independence. More>>

Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope

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Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

Cuban official: Still no clue on US diplomat health mystery

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Bhutan's leader has peppered his U.N. General Assembly speech with moments of silence to honor people afflicted by hurricanes, poverty and terrorism. More>>

New Zealanders head to polls for neck-and-neck national vote

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New Zealanders vote in national elections Saturday after a campaign in which the candidates found time for selfies and self-reflection. More>>

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobs crude insults at Trump and hints at frightening new weapons test. More>>

Russia: Relations with US poor over 'Russo-phobic hysteria'

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Russia's foreign minister said Friday the downturn in relations with the United States began with the Obama administration's "small-hearted" and "revengeful" actions and has plummeted further because of "Russo-phobic hysteria.". More>>

In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard unveils its latest ballistic missile that can reach much of Mideast, including Israel. More>>

May tries to reboot Brexit, offers 2-year transition period

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to revive foundering Brexit negotiations, proposing a two-year transition period after the country formal departure in 2019 to ensure Britain's departure from the European Union goes smoothly. More>>

The Latest: UAE says Iran is main obstacle to Arab peace

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The U.N. humanitarian chief says the World Food Program delivered emergency food to a record 7 million people across conflict-wracked Yemen in August. More>>

Miss Turkey dethroned over 'unacceptable' tweet on coup

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Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of some 250 people who were killed while opposing last year's failed military coup. More>>

Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing pets

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Signs seeking missing pets are scattered around Mexico's capital these days. More>>

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats. More>>

21 migrants dead, 5 missing after boat sinks in Black Sea

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a vessel carrying migrants has sunk in the Black Sea, killing four people on board. More>>

Former leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mahdi Akef dies at 89

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The former leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, Mahdi Akef, who had been detained since 2013, has died. More>>

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a what? A mentally deranged 'dotard,' which is a translation of a derogatory Korean word for an elderly person. More>>

The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response Video included

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President Donald Trump is again assailing North Korea's Kim Jong Un in an escalation of the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. More>>

The Latest: Turkey says Kurdish referendum plans illegal

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President of Iraq's Kurdish region says controversial referendum on independence will go forward, despite increasingly urgent calls from international community to delay. More>>

Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6

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Pakistan's military says death toll from Indian attack in disputed Kashmir rises to 6, India says Pakistan initiated. More>>

Syrian activist, journalist daughter found dead in Turkey

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Turkish media reports say a Syrian activist and her journalist daughter have been killed in their home in Istanbul. More>>

British police charge 18-year-old over London subway bombing

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London' police chief says the bomb that failed to detonate in London's subway was loaded with explosives and shrapnel. More>>

Greek court says Syrian refugees can be returned to Turkey

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Greece's Supreme Court has ruled that refugees can be returned to Turkey under last year's European Union-Turkey deal, rejecting arguments by 2 Syrian men that Turkey is not a safe destination. More>>

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist Video included

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Mexico shocked by news: Young girl thought buried in rubble of collapsed school didn't exist. More>>

The Latest: Spanish prosecutor seeking sedition charges

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Spain's Interior Ministry says it's deploying police reinforcements to its northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum on independence pledged by the Catalan government but deemed illegal by Spain should take place. More>>

Stalin's bust unveiled in Moscow as part of "Rulers' Alley"

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A government-sponsored association has unveiled a series of busts of the nation's Soviet-era leaders, including Josef Stalin, a move that has drawn criticism from those who see it as part of efforts to whitewash the tyrant's crimes. More>>

Spain to send extra police to try to halt Catalan referendum

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Second protest calling for release of Catalan officials underway. More>>

Istanbul's mayor announces his sudden resignation

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The mayor of Istanbul has announced his resignation as head of the city of nearly 15 million people. More>>

The Latest: EU's Brexit chief welcomes 'constructive' speech

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A few dozen people are taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Florence where Prime Minister Theresa May is giving a speech on Britain's exit from the European Union. More>>

First UN expert on gender identity resigns

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A spokesman for the Human Rights Council has confirmed that the U.N.'s first independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity has announced his resignation for "personal reasons.". More>>

African art museum opens in Cape Town; Tutu is early visitor

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South African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has attended the opening of a museum of contemporary African art in Cape Town. More>>

Poland, Hungary leaders persist with anti-migrant policies

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Poland's prime minister has accused European Union leaders of being politically motivated in criticizing her government's major overhaul of the judiciary as being a threat to the rule of law. More>>

France renews half of senators' seats, a test for Macron

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On Sunday, France will elect nearly half its Senate, in a vote that is expected to illustrate the slide in President Emmanuel Macron's popularity since his election earlier this year. More>>

5 things to know about N. Korean leader's rebuke of Trump

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5 things to know about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's unprecedented personal rebuke of Trump. More>>

The Latest: Migrant death toll off Turkey rises to 15

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Turkey's coast guard has increased to 15 the death toll of migrants who drowned when their boat capsized in the Black Sea. More>>

Text of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's response to Trump

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Full text of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's response to US President Donald Trump. More>>

Newcomer to Swiss executive body chosen as foreign minister

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The newest member to Switzerland's seven-member executive body is set to become the Alpine country's next foreign minister. More>>

The Latest: UK police charge man with London subway blast

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British police have charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder and causing an explosion over last week's bomb attack on the London subway. More>>

Romanian leader cancels visit to Ukraine over language law

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Romania's president cancels a visit to Ukraine next month to protest a law that critics say would infringe on the rights of ethnic minorities there. More>>

Finnish police: Likely suicide attempt outside parliament

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Police in Helsinki say it believes two people stabbed themselves in their stomach on the steps outside the Finnish parliament in an apparent suicide attempt. More>>

Russian sub fires cruises missiles at militants in Syria

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Russia says its submarine in Mediterranean has fired cruise missiles at militant positions in northwestern Syria. More>>

Syrian refugee in Estonia jailed for setting wife on fire

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An Estonian court has found a Syrian refugee guilty of causing severe bodily harm for setting his wife on fire and sentenced him to 10 years in jail. More>>

German court sends ax attacker to psychiatric hospital

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A German court has sent a man who randomly attacked passengers with an ax at Duesseldorf's main train station in March to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely. More>>

After humdrum German campaign, Merkel hopes for fourth term

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Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote on Sunday, but with a weaker mandate as more voters turn to smaller parties, including the anti-immigrant and euroskeptic Alternative for Germany. More>>

Spain makes new arrest in Barcelona attacks investigation

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Spain's Interior Ministry says that a man has been arrested for alleged links to the extremist cell in the attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town. More>>

Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan is key

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President Donald Trump is praising the combat efforts to drive the Taliban and terror groups out of Afghanistan. More>>

US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. More>>

The Latest: Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric test

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South Korean media report North Korea's top diplomat says his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill leader Kim Jong Un's vow to take the "highest-level" action against the United States. More>>

Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake Video included

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A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her. More>>

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico Video included

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Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. More>>

Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps

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New satellite images show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar. More>>

Canadian leader spotlights his own nation's injustices at UN

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South Korea's president is urging North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and seek dialogue. More>>

World powers rally to defend value of Iran nuke accord

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Fearing President Trump will dump the Iran nuclear accord, leaders from several countries are rallying to defend the pact and say it stands as a possible model for a peaceful settlement with North Korea. More>>

AP Explains: Why Japan doesn't sign nuclear arms ban treaty

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AP Explains: Japan, despite having suffered atomic bomb attacks, refuses to join nuclear powers and NATO in signing a nuclear ban treaty. More>>

May to urge new partnership, transition period for Brexit

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A senior EU official is doubtful that Britain's talks on leaving the EU can advance to a new phase next month, fueling concern a Brexit deal might not be found by the 2019 deadline. More>>

Young Mexicans at heart of earthquake recovery

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Tuesday's powerful quake has spurred a flood of Mexicans looking to help, so many that some aid operations are turning away volunteers _ and more often than not it is young people donning hard hats, searching in rubble and gathering food for victims. More>>

The Latest: Bangladesh PM accuses Myanmar of laying mines

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rebuked the U.N. over two scandals that have tarnished the legacy of its peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country. More>>

The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273

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Rescue workers have recovered the body of a woman from the ruins of the school in southern Mexico City where a child has been detected alive. More>>

Mexicans displaced by deadly quake seek refuge from fear

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On rubber mats spread across a Mexico City recreation center, the Montero family cuddles under donated wool blankets, their first new possessions after abandoning their apartment following the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More>>

NHL taps new market, plays 1st preseason game in China

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In Shanghai, the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 in first NHL preseason game played in China. More>>

4 detained in probe linked to film on Russian czar's affair

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Russian police say they have detained four people suspected of an arson attack linked to a movie about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina. More>>

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

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The U.N. Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes. More>>

Turkey: Private jet goes off Istanbul runway, catches fire

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a private jet has run off a runway at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport and caught fire. More>>

Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem 'a bit late'

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Pope Francis is promising to respond with the "firmest measures possible" against priests who rape and molest children and says he'll hold accountable bishops and religious superiors who cover up for them. More>>

Sanders: Diplomacy, human rights must drive US world affairs

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is blasting President Donald Trump's foreign policy but also offering a sweeping indictment of how the United States has engaged in world affairs for generations. More>>

Protests continue at Spanish court over secession arrests

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Thousands have gathered at the gates of Catalonia's judicial body in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen officials arrested in connection with a vote on independence that Spanish authorities are challenging as illegal. More>>

Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in Alabama, add 600 jobs

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Germany's Daimler AG says its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant. More>>

Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

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Trump faces decision soon on refugee admissions, may go for even stricter limits. More>>

Le Pen's deputy quits as tensions engulf French far right

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The right-hand man of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has quit the National Front in a power battle stemming from May's bruising election defeat. More>>

Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops

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Russian says its special forces helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in battle for key city. More>>

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at age 94

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The family of L'Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman, says she has died at age 94. More>>

Canadian mining company not suspending investments in Greece

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A Canadian mining company that is one of Greece's largest foreign investors says it will not suspend operations in the country as it had threatened to do earlier this month. More>>

Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, leaves 5 dead, 90 missing

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The Libyan coast guard says some 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the country's west coast. More>>

The Latest: Spain hires ferries for more police in Catalonia

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Thousands of protesters have gathered in Barcelona to demand the release of a dozen Catalan officials arrested in connection with an independence referendum that Spain's central authorities say is illegal. More>>

Kenya electoral officials set Oct.26 as date for new polls

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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta says court's nullification of his re-election a blow to democracy and judicial coup. More>>

UK: Tate to reunite Picasso nudes for first time since 1932

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An exhibition in Paris and London will reunite three Picasso nudes painted days apart but not displayed together for almost a century. More>>

NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

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North Korean foreign minister calls Trump's threat 'the sound of a dog barking'. More>>

The Latest: 1 of 6 arrested over London subway bomb released

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British police say a 21-year-old man arrested over last week's London subway bombing has been released without being charged. More>>

Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die

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Nine aid workers die in crash of truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, hours after another shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar is attacked by a Buddhist mob. More>>

Ugandan police tear gas protesters of 'life presidency' bill

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Ugandan police have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of students protesting against plans to introduce legislation that would allow the long-time president to rule for life. More>>

Suspect in Belgium's Jewish Museum shooting 'may have tumor'

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The lawyer of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish Museum in Belgium says his client may have a brain tumor and is being denied medical treatment. More>>

Swiss indict 3 over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos

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Swiss federal prosecutors have indicted the former leader of an Islamic group and two top members in connection with propaganda videos posted on YouTube in support of al-Qaida. More>>

Ryanair CEO admits mistakes amid cancellations crisis

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Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary is set to face shareholders at the company's annual general meeting amid a pilot shortage that has forced the budget airline to cancel hundreds of flights. More>>

Greece to step up tanker checks after pollution from sinking

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Greece's government is promising urgent inspections on small coastal tankers, 11 days after an oil spill from a shipwreck left beaches on Athens' coastline polluted and off bounds to swimmers. More>>

German city evacuates high-rise apartments over fire risk

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Officials in the western German city of Dortmund say they are evacuating a residential tower bloc that's home to hundreds of people for fire safety concerns. More>>

Denmark arrests man, woman for alleged links to IS

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Danes say a man and woman have been arrested, suspected under the country's anti-terror laws of attempting to commit terror abroad by purchasing and shipping "items" from Denmark to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq "to be used in combat.". More>>

UK bases in Cyprus employ drones to catch songbird poachers

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Police at Britain's two military bases on Cyprus say the use of a state-of-the-art drone will greatly boost their ongoing crackdown on the illicit trapping of migratory songbirds. More>>

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

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The U.N. Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes. More>>

Iran's top leader dismisses Trump's 'ugly, foolish' remarks

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Iran's supreme leader says U.S. President Donald Trump's "cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal" remarks before the U.N. General Assembly earlier this week were a sign of desperation. More>>

Hong Kong leader condemns UK criticism over jailed activists

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Hong Kong's leader has condemned criticism from British politicians over the city's recent jailing of student activists, saying such comments are unfair and "disrespectful.". More>>

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from IS group

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Iraq's prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State group. More>>

The Latest: May briefs Cabinet to reboot Brexit talks

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is briefing her Cabinet on plans to reboot faltering Brexit negotiations, as she struggles to unite the government after a public rift. More>>

Boy recalls escape from Mexico City school _ and those lost Video included

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Ordinary Mexicans are volunteering to wriggle into a collapsed school after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake pancaked a three-story structure. More>>

Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries

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Cybersecurity firm warns that a suspected group of hackers in Iran are targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and South Korea. More>>

Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from US President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about his country. More>>

Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

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Prospects for congressional approval of a plan to remove air traffic control operations from the government and put industry in charge appear slim. More>>

Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivors Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 226. More>>

The Latest: Truck carrying aid crashes in Bangladesh; 9 dead

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A truck filled with humanitarian aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh has veered off a road and fallen into a ditch, killing at least nine aid workers. More>>

Seoul to resume aid to N. Korea but doesn't set date

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South Korea has decided to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn't determine when to provide the assistance amid tension created by North's nuclear tests. More>>

Battle against IS in Raqqa is in 'final stages,' force says

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U.S.-backed forces in Syria say the battle for the Islamic State group's de-facto capital, Raqqa, has reached its "final stages" with the opening of a new front. More>>

Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

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U.N. chief Antonio Guterres opens the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council holds a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders. More>>

The Latest: Mexico City mayor puts capital quake toll at 115 Video included

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Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 248. More>>

EU survey finds Muslims willing to embrace non-Muslims

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A survey of Muslims in 15 European Union countries finds most are willing to embrace non-Muslims, but often feel rebuffed by the majority populations of the places they live. More>>

Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

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Trump's threat to obliterate North Korea showed his determination to stop the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup, but his disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution. More>>

Pence applauds UN resolution on peacekeeping reform

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The Security Council has approved a resolution supporting efforts to reform the world body's far-flung peacekeeping operations, a priority of the Trump administration at the UN General Assembly this week. More>>

50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

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More than 40 countries so far have signed on to the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons, but the nuclear powers want no part of it. More>>

US allies divided over Trump's threat against North Korea

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Japan has urged international unity in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" the rogue nation if it attacked. More>>

The Latest: US calls for meeting on weapons proliferation

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The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons is set for countries to sign at the United Nations. It's backed by over 100 countries, but nuclear-armed nations want no part of it. More>>

German officials see no sign of election hacking _ yet

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German officials say there's no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country's election Sunday, but are warning against giving the all-clear yet. More>>

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

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Hurricane Maria is sweeping over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. More>>

UN voices new approach to solve Libyan crisis, bring peace

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The United Nations has proposed a new approach to solve the Libyan crisis, by amending a current political agreement, holding a constitutional referendum and general elections. More>>

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci extends news cycle with Rocket Man

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Green has been declared the color of Milan Fashion Week, with the fashion chamber promoting sustainability in the trend-driven world of ready-to-wear. More>>

Kenya Supreme Court nixed poll because it couldn't see data

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Kenya Supreme Court delivers its full judgment on why it annulled the presidential elections. More>>

Ambitious Boris Johnson rattles May, shakes up Brexit debate

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Britain's undiplomatic chief diplomat, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, has thrown politics into turmoil by thrusting himself to the front of the Brexit debate at the worst possible time for the country's leader. More>>

Clash over Catalan vote heats up in Spain as police swoop in

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News reports says Spanish police have arrested 12 people in raids on offices of the regional government of Catalonia as a crackdown intensifies on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. More>>

Boy killed at huge protests over Togo president's tenure

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Togo's security minister says a 10-year-old boy was killed and at least 10 other people were injured during protests over the passage of a bill that critics fear would allow the West African country's president to seek re-election indefinitely. More>>

The Latest: Spain's PM warns Catalan officials to drop vote

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The Catalan regional government says that a top official in the management of the region's economic affairs has been arrested as a crackdown intensifies on preparations for a secession vote that Spanish authorities have suspended. More>>

German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

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Belgian regional authorities say an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium and contains the bodies of 23 people. More>>

AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'tit-for-tat' could end

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AP Interview: Lavrov says relations with the United States are at a low point, but he sees positive notes in President Trump's UN address. More>>

Pelting rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp

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Monsoon rains, relocations and extortion attempts are worsening the living situation in the Bangladeshi camps for Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar. More>>

Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests

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Greek authorities say that the captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges. More>>

Fire on Cousteau's ship in Turkey delays restoration work

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A fire on marine explorer Jacque Cousteau's iconic ship, Calypso, has delayed the vessel's restoration by 6-8 months, the Cousteau Society said Wednesday. More>>

Study shows lengthy waits for asylum applicants in Europe

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A new study shows about half of the migrants who entered Europe during the mass influx in 2015 and 2016 were still awaiting decisions on asylum by the end of the period, and only a small percent had been sent home with their applications rejected. More>>

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

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The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. More>>

Russia seeks extradition from Greece of suspect wanted by US

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Russia seeks extradition of Russian citizen arrested in Greece and wanted by US in major cybercrime fraud case. More>>

Trump's North Korea threat leaves Asia struggling to explain Video included

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South Korea seems to downplay Trump's latest hot rhetoric aimed at North Korea, calling his words a signal of Washington's strong resolve to deal with Pyongyang but essentially a repetition of U.S. policy. More>>

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'. More>>

Turkish officer hit by rotor blade dies at police school

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a police officer has died after being hit by a helicopter's rotor blade in an accident at a police training school. More>>

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 12 in eastern Congo

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A Congo official says that flooding caused by torrential rains overnight have killed at least 12 people and left 92 others missing in the country's east. More>>

Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

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A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may seek political asylum in US. More>>