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N. Korea puts reunion of war separated families in doubt

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North Korea puts reunion of war separated families in doubt. More>>

Montenegro more puzzled than affronted by Trump's attention

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Public officials in Montenegro didn't really know what to say when U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a country with fewer than 2,000 service members could set off World War III. More>>

Russian officials to meet suspected spy jailed in US

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Russian Embassy officials are to meet with a Siberian gun rights activist jailed in Washington on charges of spying on the United States. More>>

Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

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A coroner has opened an inquest into the poisoning death of a British woman who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. More>>

Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

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Israel's parliament approves controversial legislation defining the country as nation-state of Jewish people. More>>

Cameroon military, separatists blamed for 'grave abuses'

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Cameroon military, separatists blamed for 'grave abuses' in new report on Anglophone crisis. More>>

S. Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

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A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws. More>>

Did Trump and Putin agree to anything? Only they know

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or they may not have. More>>

Video emerges of Macron bodyguard beating protester in Paris

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A security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been seen in a video wearing a police helmet and beating up a student protester. More>>

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

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Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the system before the next hurricane is going unspent. More>>

After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple Video included

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The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were discharged from a hospital following their rescue from a flooded cave. More>>

Premature baby penguin recovers after parents broke her egg

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London Zoo says a premature baby penguin has been nursed back to health after its parents accidentally stepped on its egg and broke it. More>>

Elon Musk apologizes for comments about cave rescue diver

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Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile. More>>

EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival says

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European regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers _ that is, if handset manufacturers decide to make the most of the opening. More>>

Global slavery report slams North Korea, repressive regimes

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A new report singles out North Korea as the country with the highest prevalence of modern slavery. More>>

For Russia, Trump is creating more problems than he solves

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Russian politicians are rallying behind Vladimir Putin and denouncing American suggestions that the translator at his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump be interrogated about what they discussed privately. More>>

Hamas says member killed in Israeli strike on Gaza militants

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Israeli, Palestinian officials say Israeli airstrike against a Gaza crew launching incendiary devices killed a member of the militant group Hamas and wounded three others. More>>

Hungry headache: German city seeks to evict big catfish

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A German city is looking for a way to get rid of a giant catfish that is believed to have developed a taste for ducklings after eating all of its fellow fish in the municipal pond. More>>

Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

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Finnish brewery pays humorous tribute to U.S. Russian summit in Helsinki with a limited-edition beer, urges Trump, Putin to settle things "like adults". More>>

Belgium airspace closed for 2 hours over technical glitch

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The air traffic control center says that no airplanes can land or depart over Belgium because of technical glitch in its data system. More>>

EU preparing to hit back if US puts tariffs on car imports

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The European Union's trade chief says that the bloc is already preparing a list of "rebalancing measures" in case U.S. President Donald Trump would impose tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. More>>

Iceberg looming over Greenland village spotted from space

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An iceberg that drifted perilously close to a remote Greenland village is so big, it can be seen from space. More>>

EU urging members to step up plans for no-deal Brexit

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The European Union's executive arm is urging member states to prepare for all possible Brexit scenarios including one where Britain leaves the bloc in a disorderly fashion, and without a deal with Brussels outlining future relations or trade arrangements. More>>

US general reviewing Trump's year-old Afghan war strategy

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The general overseeing U.S. military operations in Afghanistan says he's taking a fresh look at the war strategy President Donald Trump announced nearly a year ago. More>>

Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years

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A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago says it has received funding to pursue plans for artificially grown meat. More>>

Lawyer: Turkey rejects extradition of Australian IS suspect

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A lawyer says a Turkish court has rejected Australia's request for the extradition of an Islamic State suspect. More>>

Chinese president visits UAE amid push to increase influence

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Chinese president visiting Abu Dhabi as the two countries look to strengthen trade ties, expand investment. More>>

Russia tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump

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Russia's military is testing an array of new nuclear and other weapons, from a high-powered laser weapon system to a nuclear-powered cruise missile with "unlimited" range. More>>

Spain: Judge drops extradition bids for 6 Catalan fugitives

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A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. More>>

EU security chief: 'far too much' online extremist content

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The European Union's security chief has urged the bloc's 28 members to work together to combat illegal extremist content on the internet, saying there is "far too much" of it online. More>>

Abu Dhabi awards $1.6 billion survey project to China's CNPC

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State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company says it has awarded contracts worth $1.6 billion to China's largest state-owned oil company to conduct what is says it the world's largest continuous 3D offshore and onshore seismic survey. More>>

Military veterans divided over Trump's Russia comments

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Current and U.S. veterans are split over President Donald Trump's statements in Helsinki on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. More>>

Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar attacks on Rohingya

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Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar military attacks on Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Correction: OAS Nicaragua resolution story

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The Organization of American States is condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since massive protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April. More>>

The Latest: Putin says US-Russia summit was successful

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump was "successful" and is accusing Trump's opponents in the U.S. of hampering any progress on the issues they discussed. More>>

German officials seize 77 properties in laundering probe

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Berlin prosecutors say they have provisionally confiscated 77 properties in the German capital linked to a suspected organized crime clan in a money-laundering investigation. More>>

Radio Free Europe to resume broadcasts in Romania, Bulgaria

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Radio Free Europe has announced it will resume news services in Romania and Bulgaria in a bid to beat fake news and poor-quality journalism. More>>

Australian prime minister calls on pope to fire archbishop

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Australia's prime minister has called on Pope Francis to fire an Australian archbishop who is the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever convicted for covering up child sexual abuse. More>>

Syrian forces' bombing intensifies in southern rebel holdout

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Syrian rescue workers, war monitor say talks to cede the largest opposition holdout in southwestern Syria to the government have failed. More>>

Iran nuclear chief says uranium stockpile reaches 950 tons

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The chief of Iran's nuclear agency says the country's effort to acquire uranium has resulted in a stockpile reaching as much as 950 tons. More>>

South Africa, Obama mark Mandela centennial with charity Video included

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South Africa commemorates Mandela centennial with charity; Obama meets young people. More>>

US pastor denied release in latest trial hearing in Turkey

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A court in western Turkey has again denied a request for the release from custody of a U.S.-based pastor who is on trial on charges of aiding terror groups and engaging espionage. More>>

Under Assad's grip, uneasy co-existence with former rebels

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As the Syrian government reasserts control over opposition strongholds, co-existence between the military and former rebel fighters who surrendered is the new reality. More>>

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling Video included

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Trump again contends summit with Russia's president was a "great success," backs off his remarks a day earlier undermining U.S. intelligence agencies. More>>

As state of emergency ends, Turkey mulls new terror laws

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As Turkey's two-year-long state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws that the opposition insists are just as repressive. More>>

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

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The European Union's antitrust chief is planning a statement Wednesday amid reports that her office will slap a record $5 billion fine on Google for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system. More>>

Correction: EU-Trump-Putin-Man Removed story

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The writer who was forcibly removed from a room where U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were about to give a news conference says he wasn't trying to protest. More>>

Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello' Video included

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The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand are expected to be released from the hospital and to speak about their ordeal. More>>

The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media Video included

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Members of a Thai youth soccer team who were trapped in a cave have left the hospital where they have been treated since their rescue, and are slated to hold a news conference before they return to their homes. More>>

German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots

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German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots. More>>

Ex-official facing trial recognized as refugee in Belarus

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A former Ukrainian defense minister accused of embezzling $2 million has been granted refugee status in neighboring Belarus. More>>

19 dead, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes north of Cyprus

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A Turkish Cypriot official says 19 people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people believed to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus. More>>

1st commercial flight from Ethiopia to ex-rival Eritrea

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1st commercial flight from Ethiopia arrives in ex-rival Eritrea as 20-year state of war ends. More>>

Vatican-OK'd journal strikes out again at US evangelicals

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A Vatican-approved journal has launched its second major critique of American evangelicals, dismissing "prosperity gospel" theology as a dangerous "pseudo" faith tied up with the American Dream and President Donald Trump's politics. More>>

Puerto Rico's power company sees 3rd CEO in 2 weeks

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Puerto Rico's power company has named its second CEO in two weeks as it struggles with a lack of leadership, bankruptcy and the restoration of electricity to the hundreds who remain in the dark since Hurricane Maria. More>>

Nazi hunter slams right-wing singer at Croatia celebration

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The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center has harshly criticized the participation of a far-right singer at the welcome celebrations for the national soccer team upon return from the World Cup. More>>

The Latest: EU border guards may be deployed in Macedonia

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A Turkish Cypriot official says 16 people have drowned and 105 have been rescued from a boat that capsized off Cyprus' northern coastline. More>>

UK extremist convicted of plotting to kill prime minister

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An extremist loyal to the Islamic State group has been found guilty of plotting to kill the British prime minister. More>>

UNAIDS chief says won't quit over agency harassment claims

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Embattled UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe has said he will not quit his job over criticism of his handling of sexual harassment allegations at the Geneva-based agency. Sidibe said "I need to deliver on my job.". More>>

Dozens of wildfires rage in Sweden amid Nordic heat wave

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Sweden fighting to put out dozens of raging wildfires, gets EU to help with Italian water-bombing planes. More>>

Millions in UK face water restrictions amid hot, dry weather

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Millions in northern England are facing a ban on using garden hoses or sprinklers amid one of the longest spells of hot and dry weather in years. More>>

Russia offers to help refugees return, resettle in Syria

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Russia's Defense Ministry has offered to help organize the return of Syrian refugees who fled during their country's civil war and want to go home. More>>

The Latest: Johnson says it's not too late save Brexit

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Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson implored fellow lawmakers not to abandon Brexit, urging them to remember the initial enthusiasm for a sharp break from the European Union. More>>

Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

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Nicaraguan national police and armed pro-government civilians are laying siege to a symbolically important neighborhood that has recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. More>>

Rescue group: Libya left migrants to die in Mediterranean

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The U.N. migration agency says the number of migrants and refugees who arrived in Spain by sea this year has overtaken the figure recorded for Italy. More>>

Obama delivers veiled rebuke to Trump in Mandela address Video included

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Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump, promoting values now under threat. More>>

Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

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Australia drew a line in the sand on July 19, 2013, to stem a rising tide of asylum seekers brought by people smugglers on long and treacherous ocean voyages. More>>

EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour

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After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House less and less. More>>

Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

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Israel says it is closing its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip for several days to punish Hamas for its hostilities. More>>

Tumult of Trump's Europe trip smashes presidential precedent

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Historians see Trump's tumultuous trip across Europe smashing conventions about American leaders on world stage. More>>

Displaced Syrians march close to Israel; airstrike kills 10

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A Syrian search and rescue team says at least 10 civilians were killed in a Russian airstrike on a school serving as a shelter in southwest Syria, near the Israeli frontier. More>>

Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

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Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for business, could land him in court facing defamation lawsuit. More>>

Afghan officials: IS bomber kills 20, Taliban kill 9 police

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Officials say an Islamic State suicide bomber killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander, while in southern Helmand province a government commando unit freed 54 people from a Taliban jail. More>>

Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling Video included

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Trump's embrace of Putin, questioning of US intelligence agencies' findings of Russian election meddling cap a European tour marked by criticism. More>>

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

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The European Union and Japan are signing a widespread trade deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs. More>>

The Latest: Obama notes politicians' 'utter loss of shame'

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The Latest: Obama in high-profile speech says today's times are 'strange and uncertain'. More>>

Russia's Trump takeaway: Putin basks in post-summit glow Video included

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For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself. More>>

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

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The Justice Department announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election. More>>

UK's May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill

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The official group campaigning for Britain's exit from the European Union at the 2016 EU referendum has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law. More>>

Prince Harry, Meghan visit Nelson Mandela exhibition

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited an exhibition in London charting the life of Nelson Mandela. More>>

Russia denies promoting Macedonia protests over name deal

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The Russian Embassy in Macedonia has denied the Macedonian prime minister's allegations that Moscow promoted public protests of an agreement with Greece that would enable the former Yugoslav republic to join NATO. More>>

Russian prosecutors want to question US intel agents

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Russian prosecutors are pushing to question U.S. intelligence agents and a former ambassador to Moscow in their investigation of an influential foe of Vladimir Putin. More>>

Iceberg looming over Greenland village is spotted from space

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An iceberg that has drifted perilously close to a remote Greenland village is so big it can be seen from space. More>>

The Latest: UK's May halts revolt over Brexit trade bill

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British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down rebellion over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, with lawmakers rejecting a key amendment on a Brexit trade bill. More>>

Iceberg 4 miles wide breaks off from Greenland glacier

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Scientists have watched an iceberg four miles long break off from a glacier in eastern Greenland. More>>

Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un harshly reprimanded local officials over the failure to finish building a hydroelectric power plant in a public rebuke indicating he's struggling to improve the economy. More>>

UK politician convicted of killing wife after his affair

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A British former politician has been found guilty of murdering his wife after she found out he had an affair with their son's partner. More>>

Poland finds thousands of remains while improving city park

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Officials in central Poland have halted improvement work on a park after archeologists found remains at the site of an old Evangelical cemetery that were supposed to had been exhumed and moved in the 1950s. More>>

Russian pilgrims mark 100th anniversary of czar's execution

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Thousands of Russian pilgrims have walked in a procession marking the 100th anniversary of the execution of Czar Nicholas II and his family. More>>

Correction: Israel-Jewish Nation Bill story

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Israeli parliament committee mulls contentious bill that would define Israel as nation-state of Jewish people. More>>

EU enlargement chief visits Macedonia, Albania

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The European Union's enlargement commissioner has arrived in Macedonia to formally announce the start of preparations for this Balkan country to open accession talks with the EU next year. More>>

8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

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7 endangered rhinos dead in Kenya relocation bid, official says; 'a complete disaster'. More>>

France expels high-profile terror convict to Algeria

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An Algerian-born man twice convicted in France on terror charges and for years a high-profile figure in the underground world of terrorism has been expelled to stand trial in his homeland. More>>

Germany, EU launch talks on Russia-Ukraine gas transit

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Germany is hosting the launch of European Union-brokered talks between Moscow and Kiev on the future transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after the current contract expires next year. More>>

Brazil's Lula is in jail but never far from the headlines

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Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has not faded from the headlines during three months in jail. More>>

Russian military offers to cooperate with US in Syria

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Russia's Defense Ministry says it's ready to boost cooperation with the U.S. military in Syria, following talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

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Africa's iconic baobab, the 'tree of life,' dying off at alarming rate with no clear cause. More>>

Second Czech government minister resigns over plagiarism

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The Czech Republic's labor and social affairs minister has become the second member of the new government who has resigned because of plagiarism allegations. More>>

World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

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World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about. More>>

The Latest: Afghan official says Taliban kill 9 in Kandahar

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Afghan official says an Islamic State suicide bomber has killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander. More>>

US intel chief stands by assessment of Russian meddling

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The top U.S. intelligence official says assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election have been 'clear' and describes the Kremlin's efforts to undermine the United States' democracy as 'ongoing' and 'pervasive.'. More>>

German prosecutors appeal verdict in neo-Nazi trial

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German prosecutors are appealing the verdict against a neo-Nazi whose 2 ½-year sentence for supporting a terrorist organization prompted anger last week. More>>

Obama praises Kenya's political reconciliation

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama says Kenya is making progress in getting the government and opposition to work together. More>>

Russian cargo ship makes fastest-ever trip to space station

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A Russian cargo ship loaded with food, fuel and other supplies arrives at the International Space Station. More>>

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

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U.S. officials say the United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war. More>>

Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

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U.S. President Donald Trump might love what the Russian media are saying about him ahead of his meeting Monday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. More>>

Families bury the dead after bloody weekend in Nicaragua

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A Nicaraguan rights group says at least 10 people were shot dead as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by opponents of President Daniel Ortega's government. More>>

British PM accepts key amendments from hardline Brexiteers

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A former U.K. Cabinet minister from the ruling Conservative Party has called for a new Brexit referendum, an idea long assailed by the prime minister. More>>

Statelessness a hurdle for some boys rescued from Thai cave

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The 12 boys and coach of the Wild Boars youth soccer team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last are a multi-ethnic, cross-border crew, but some of them cannot even count on a permanent home because they are stateless. More>>

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling Video included

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Trump says he raised election meddling with Putin, but says both sides to blame for bad relations. More>>

Mexicans mob 'AMLO' HQ seeking help for matters big or small

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Each morning hundreds of Mexicans crowd outside white, two-story offices of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in hopes he can help with everything from pensions to clemency for a jailed loved one or even offer a job. More>>

World Cup protesters get 15 days in jail, sports event bans

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Two of the four protesters who barged onto the field at the World Cup final have been sentenced to 15 days in jail. More>>

The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit

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Two alpha males, Russian President Vladimir Putin's trademark macho posture collided with President Donald Trump's classic power stance as the two leaders met on the world stage in Finland. More>>

Royalty, the pope, and now Trump _ Putin makes everyone wait

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Famous for his tardiness at official talks, President Vladimir Putin did it again Monday _ to U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

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President Donald Trump is claiming credit for bolstering NATO as he heads into a day of meetings with Russia's Vladimir Putin. More>>

Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy

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Madonna returns to Malawi for first anniversary of medical facility named after one of her adopted children. More>>

Soccer diplomacy: World Cup host Putin gives Trump a ball

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Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a soccer ball as a gift for his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

Royals release new photos to mark Prince Louis's christening

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Kensington Palace has released family photos of Prince Louis in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, to mark the baby boy's christening. More>>

Heading for clouds: Aviation sector faces trade turbulence

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Aircraft makers at the Farnborough International Airshow say thousands of jobs are at risk in this most international of industries as U.S. President Donald Trump raises tariffs and other countries retaliate. More>>

US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrate Cambodia ahead of polls

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U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye says it has found evidence that a Chinese hacking team it believes is linked to Beijing has penetrated computer systems belonging to Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media. More>>

The Latest: French leader to soccer team: 'Don't change'

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France's victorious World Cup team has descended upon Paris' packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open bus with Alpha jets streaming the national colors overhead and wild cheers of joy ringing out. More>>

Lebanon must investigate torture claims by actor, HRW says

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The New York-based Human Rights Watch is calling on Lebanese authorities to investigate allegations of torture made by a well-known actor who was detained and later exonerated of charges of spying for Israel. More>>

Apparent protester removed ahead of Trump-Putin conference

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An apparent protester has been escorted out of a joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader

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Malaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament, including former premier Najib Razak, who faces corruption charges in the scandal that led to his coalition's electoral defeat. More>>

Migrants disembark in Sicily after EU sharing plan reached

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Migrants aboard two border patrol ships have disembarked in a Sicilian port after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than have Italy process their asylum claims alone. More>>

Syrian government, rebels clash over recon base near Israel

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Syrian government, rebels clash over a reconnaissance point near the Israeli-held Golan Heights. More>>

EU says Airbnb must change presentation after complaints

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The European Union is giving Airbnb until the end of August to answer some EU complaints that the U.S. company's pricing presentation does not meet EU consumer standards. More>>

Pakistan rights group issues warning ahead of polls

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Independent human rights commission issues dire warning ahead of polls as jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeals his 10-year prison sentence He was sentenced over purchases of luxury apartments in London. More>>

Egypt draft bill to immune senior military officers

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Egypt's parliament has passed a draft bill that could immune senior military officers from future prosecution related to violence following the 2013 overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president. More>>

Finland protests: Human rights for all _ and save the planet

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Activists used the summit in Helsinki between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold two days of high-profile protests in the Finnish capital over a variety of grievances. More>>

Iran: If Trump wants to talk, he'll have to call

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Iran says if Trump wants to negotiate after pulling US out of nuclear deal, he'll have to call. More>>

Trump: summit with Putin off to a 'very, very good start' Video included

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Amid investigations and tensions, Trump and Putin ready to go 1-on-1. More>>

Saudi Arabia bans many video games after children's deaths

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Saudi Arabia says it's banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game. More>>

Egypt's parliament passes contentious bills regulating media

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Egypt's parliament has passed three controversial draft bills regulating the press and media. More>>

The Latest: Supporters cheer as Trump nears Helsinki hotel

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President Donald Trump's ambassador to Moscow says he hopes Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin have "a detailed conversation about where we might be able to find some overlapping and shared interests.". More>>

Gunmen attack village, kill 12 in northeastern Mali

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A Tuareg leader says that gunmen have killed at least 12 civilians after an attack in Mali's northeastern village of Injagalane near the country's border with Niger. More>>

Italy's Salvini doesn't exclude EU veto on Russia sanctions

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Italy's populist government is hoping to convince the European Union to lift sanctions against Russia but won't rule out using its veto if diplomacy fails. More>>

Russian bots, trolls test waters ahead of US midterms

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Russian bots and trolls are deploying increasingly sophisticated and targeted tools ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November. More>>

Egypt lawmakers decry bill 'selling' foreigners citizenship

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Egypt's parliament has backed a draft bill that grants foreigners citizenship if they deposit the sum of at least 7 million Egyptian pounds, or about $391,000, in a local bank, save it there for five years and reside in the country during that period. More>>

Iran arrests 46 in fresh crackdowns on Instagram models

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Report: Authorities arrest 46 in crackdown on models in Iran. More>>

Finland feels the heat during Trump-Putin summit

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Never mind the responsibility of hosting a historic summit, Finland is sweating under an unusual heatwave. More>>

Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

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The World Cup has bathed Russians and their country in a rosy light, but after the monthlong party ends and foreigners leave, President Vladimir Putin will be left with a pension crisis and unusually low ratings. More>>

Netanyahu visits southern region following Gaza escalation

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Israel's Netanyahu visits southern region near Gaza, warns that Israel is engaged in a 'lengthy battle'. More>>

Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

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Israeli military lifts restrictions along Gaza border, indicating it's accepted Egypt-mediated cease-fire. More>>

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

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An Israeli company says it will soon attempt to become the first non-governmental organization to land a spacecraft on the moon. More>>

May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that President Donald Trump advised her to "sue" the European Union in the negotiations over Britain's exit from the bloc. More>>

What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit Video included

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What Trump and Putin hope to achieve when they sit down in Helsinki for their first summit. More>>

Trump wish for warm Putin ties highlights policy disconnect Video included

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President Donald Trump's persistence in pursuing a bromance with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. More>>

Paraglider charged in Trump resort flight; Finns demonstrate

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Scottish police say they have arrested a man in connection with a Greenpeace protest that breached a no-fly security zone and flew a banner close to the golf resort where President Donald Trump was staying. More>>

Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

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Israel has relayed to some U.S. media new details about a Mossad operation that smuggled Iranian nuclear documents out of Tehran. More>>

Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

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Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. More>>

Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remains

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says U.S. and North Korean officials have held "productive" talks to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War. More>>

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

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President Donald Trump says that "nothing bad ... maybe some good" will come out of his Monday meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin. More>>

German authorities question Opel over diesel vehicles

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German automaker Opel reportedly faces questions over emissions from its diesel vehicles, an issue that's already tarnished many of its competitors. More>>

Pakistanis mourning victims of carnage ahead of elections

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Pakistanis mourn for victims of horrific weekend attacks that killed 132, including a provincial election candidate. More>>

AP Interview: Croatian leader says Trump, Putin key to peace

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Croatia's president hopes U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin show "responsibility" at their first summit and remember they are the guarantors of stability for the whole world. More>>

Turkey marks 2nd anniversary of thwarting violent coup

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Turkey is commemorating the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Turkish president and the government. More>>

Eritrean, Ethiopian leaders call new peace example to Africa

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At least 25,000 Ethiopians are at a stadium concert where new, reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's President Isaias Afweki are expected to celebrate the new friendship between their neighboring countries. More>>

Politics guide Syrians backing Croatia in World Cup final

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Syrian troops and residents of this town just outside the capital Damascus have watched the final match most of them hoping that Croatia would win the World Cup. More>>

The Latest: Spain reports 479 migrants rescued over weekend

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Germany's interior ministry says an agreement has been reached for both the federal and Bavarian state police to patrol the border, checking for migrants entering the country. More>>

Victim's son calls on Trump to raise UK poisoning with Putin

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The son of the British woman who died after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok has called on President Donald Trump to raise his mother's death during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

S. Korea probes army plan for troops to control protesters

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Military mobilization plan triggers political firestorm in South Korea but experts say no chance of another coup. More>>

Exit of US-backed Kurdish militia from Syrian town complete

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A U.S-backed Syrian group says the withdrawal a Kurdish militia from a strategic town in northern Syria has been completed, removing a major source of tension between Washington and Ankara. More>>

Protests in southern Iraq to demand better services, jobs

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Activist: Thousands protest in Iraq's southern oil-rich Basa against dilapidated public services, lack of jobs. More>>

Obama in ancestral home Kenya to launch sister's project

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya, the country of his father's birth, for a private visit, the first since leaving office. More>>

Putin wants to 'get over' problems with France

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says he told France's leader it's about time for Russia and France to "get over" the difficulties straining their relations. More>>

The Latest: Trump hits the links at his Scottish golf resort

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President Donald Trump is hitting the links at the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, where he is spending the weekend. More>>

US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

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State election officials in the US are meeting to discuss cybersecurity amid fresh revelations about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Lobbying firm sought envoys help to salvage Russian company

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A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries for an elaborate campaign to persuade the Trump administration to lift U.S. sanctions against a Russian manufacturing giant. More>>

Haiti to name new prime minister 'as soon as possible'

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Haiti's president says he will appoint a new prime minister as soon as possible following the resignation of the country's second highest official. More>>

Greenland village watches looming iceberg, weather forecast

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Low-lying areas of a village in northwestern Greenland remain evacuated as villagers and local authorities monitor a vast iceberg for signs it could move closer or break apart, threatening the remote settlement. More>>

Food sent to migrants off Sicily as Italy awaits EU offers

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Food was being sent to ships with more than 400 migrants aboard off Sicily as Italy waited for more nations to take the asylum-seekers. More>>

7 killed, 15 wounded in suicide attack in Afghanistan

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An Afghan official says that 7 people have been killed and 15 others wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest in the country's capital. More>>

Nigeria's ruling party wins race for governor in south state

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Nigeria's electoral officials say the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, has narrowly won the race for governor of Ekiti state in the country's south. More>>

UN: Afghan civilian casualties up by 1 percent this year

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UN says number of civilians killed in Afghanistan in first half of 2018 has increased by 1 percent. More>>