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White House pushes ahead with Mideast peace plan

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The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza. More>>

US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

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United States and China agree to reduce massive US trade deficit but no numerical target set. More>>

Love and fire: Text of Michael Curry's royal wedding address

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Text of the Most Rev. Michael Curry's sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. More>>

Markle's bridal gown work of Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller

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British designer Clare Waight Keller is behind the silk boat-necked gown worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the flower-bedecked nave of St. George's Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry. More>>

Reports: Islamic State surrendering in Syria's capital

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A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours, and that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave. More>>

Episcopal bishop Curry gives royal wedding an American flair

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in an Anglican service with an American flavor that mixes prayers, classical music, a gospel choir and sweet soul sounds. More>>

Oprah to Idris: Celebrities spice up royal wedding

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No heads of government were invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding ceremony, but celebrities from Oprah Winfrey to Idris Elba had starring roles. More>>

Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

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Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first. More>>

Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis

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Venezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets. More>>

The Latest: Royal newlyweds to spend night in Windsor Castle

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Thousands of people are on the streets outside Windsor Castle after camping overnight to grab the best spots to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day. More>>

British royal family thanks those who celebrated wedding

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The royal family has thanked people who attended or watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. More>>

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

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The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people aboard, has been the subject of two serious complaints over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. More>>

Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat

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Malaysian police say they have confiscated 284 designer handbags and 72 suitcases containing cash, jewelry and other valuables as part of a corruption and money-laundering investigation into former Prime Minister Najib Razak. More>>

Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

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Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. More>>

The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency

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The Latest: WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet a global health emergency. More>>

Prosecutors in Poland probe sewage dump into Baltic bay

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Prosecutors on Poland's Baltic coast have opened a probe into potential damage to the environment of the Bay of Gdansk after the sewage system in this coast city malfunctioned and the refuse was dumped into the bay. More>>

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

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Congo says 3 new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million; vaccinations to start soon. More>>

Palestinians: 2 wounded from Israeli border fire have died

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Gaza's health ministry says two Palestinians have died days after they were shot and wounded by Israeli gunfire during border protests. More>>

A royal wedding bridges the Atlantic and breaks old molds

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The big day is finally here: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to wed at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. More>>

Archaeologists find street of balconies in Italy's Pompeii

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Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Italy's volcanic ash-covered city of Pompeii have discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. More>>

Science Says: Green-blooded lizards pose evolutionary puzzle

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Scientists are gaining evolutionary insights into why a group of lizards in New Guinea have green blood. More>>

Father of Pakistani victim in Texas school shooting grieves

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The father of Sabika Sheikh, the 17-year old Pakistani victim of a Texas school shooting, battles shock and despair. More>>

Beijing showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US

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Beijing is showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US in Washington. More>>

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'

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A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard has crashed and burned in a cassava field just after takeoff from the Havana airport, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials say. More>>

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

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The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people aboard, has been the subject of two serious complaints over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. More>>

Macedonian PM says Greece agrees to discuss proposed name

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The prime minister of Macedonia says his administration and the Greek government have agreed on a new name for his country to solve the decades-long name dispute between Skopje and Athens. More>>

Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors

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Seven people in Saudi Arabia, including four prominent women's rights activists who campaigned for the right to drive, are being accused by state security of working with "foreign entities". More>>

It's all about the well-plumed hats for royal wedding guests

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Oprah Winfrey, actor Idris Elba among early guests at royal wedding of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle. More>>

The Latest: Cuba official: 110 dead in crash, recorder found

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The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades are clinging to life a day after their passenger jet carrying 110 people crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts. More>>

Powerful, unpopular Venezuela leader faces opposition foes

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A look at President Nicolas Maduro and the two opposition candidates vying to become the next president of troubled Venezuela. More>>

Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Orthodox church in Chechnya

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Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Russian Orthodox church in Chechnya, tried to take hostages. More>>

Report: 2 killed in shooting in southwestern Germany

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German media report 2 dead in Saarbruecken shooting; suspect is in custody. More>>

Militant-turned-populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

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Iraq's electoral commission says a political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to the release of complete results. More>>

Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. More>>

Gaza border protests resume as UN calls for inquiry

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi says he has ordered the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the longest length of time since 2013. More>>

Monitor: 11 killed in blasts inside Syria weapons warehouse

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France's government is imposing new sanctions on people and companies suspected of helping Syria's chemical weapons program. More>>

The Latest: Windsor Castle sees final prep for royal wedding

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As Queen Elizabeth II prepares to meet Meghan Markle's mother before the actress' wedding to Prince Harry, one commoner who married into the family is offering a bit of advice: Just relax. More>>

At OIC, Muslim nations condemn Israel and US, call for unity

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Turkey has called on Muslim nations to stand united for Palestine and to work to stop countries joining the United States in relocating their Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. More>>

American bishop brings human rights focus to royal wedding

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The son of a civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry has condemned last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and plans to march against President Donald Trump's "America first" stance. More>>

German-Russian pipeline takes shape despite US protests

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American officials say a pipeline project between Russia and Germany risks triggering U.S. sanctions because of security concerns. More>>

Trudeau touts Canada's AI credentials at MIT tech gathering

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to MIT to speak with tech entrepreneurs. More>>

Windsor gears up for royal wedding, embraces Harry, Meghan

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Ready or not, Harry and Meghan prepare for big day. More>>

After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

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14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as World Health organization holds emergency meeting. More>>

Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to survive

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Cuban media say a Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana has crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with 104 passengers on board. More>>

The Latest: Cuba state media says Castro had hernia surgery

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Cuban state media say a Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana has crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with 104 people on board. More>>

The Latest: Chemical weapons body calls on countries to join

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging Europe to help rebuild Syria to encourage the return of refugees to their homes. More>>

Baby switch at Montenegro hospital under investigation

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A hospital in Montenegro has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity ward with the wrong baby. More>>

Kuwait urges UN to condemn Israel and protect Palestinians

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Kuwait is urging the UN Security Council to condemn Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians "in the strongest terms," especially in the Gaza Strip where more than 110 Palestinians have been killed during Hamas-led protests. More>>

From chicken to condoms, marketers cash in on royal wedding

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The royal wedding smorgasbord of merchandise includes Harry and Meghan Marmite, Royal Wedding ale, Wedding Rings cereal and a limited-edition bucket of royal wedding KFC chicken. More>>

After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

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By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to a nuclear option, Pope Francis has quite possibly ushered in the game-changer in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse crisis. More>>

Saudi arrests activists who campaigned for women's driving

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Rights activists say at least six people who have campaigned for human rights in Saudi Arabia, including four women who pushed for the right to drive, have been detained in Saudi Arabia. More>>

Chile's bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

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Pressure mounts on Chile's bishops to resign en mass after pope accuses them of collective responsibility for destroying evidence, botching cases. More>>

Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

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Doctors say former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from hospital, more than two months after he was poisoned with a nerve agent. More>>

Putin: New nuclear weapons to enter duty in next few years

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President Vladimir Putin says that the Russian military will start receiving new nuclear weapons in the coming years. More>>

The Latest: Israel says Gaza wounded transferred to Jordan

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Israeli police say the first Friday prayer services of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ended peacefully at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque. More>>

Italian stocks and bonds roiled by populist program

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The anti-establishment 5-Star movement has opened voting by its rank-and-file on a program with the right-wing League that could clear the way to Italy's first populist government. More>>

The Latest: Chile bishops return home, vow to help reform

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All of Chile's bishops have offered to resign over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal. More>>

Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message

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In a country where there is no Twitter but lots of fake news, North Koreans are getting a very different take on what got Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump to the negotiating table. More>>

Top UN rights body votes for inquiry on Gaza clashes

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The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted to set up a commission of inquiry to look into a deadly crackdown on protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces. More>>

Protesters to stay in Poland's parliament during NATO meet

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A Polish government official says the disabled people who have been protesting for weeks in parliament along with their parents will remain there during the upcoming NATO Parliamentary Assembly. More>>

Baker promises 'ethereal' taste for royal wedding cake

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The wedding cake for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have an "ethereal" taste and an unusual display. More>>

Yemen hit by storms as rare tropical cyclone Sagar nears

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A UN agency has issued a warning for the rare tropical cyclone 'Sagar' in the Gulf of Aden, saying it threatens flash flooding, as authorities say it has struck Yemen's southern coastline. More>>

Putin approves new Cabinet that sees key figures remain

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has reshuffled his Cabinet, replacing some of its longtime members but keeping key figures in place. More>>

Zuckerberg to meet EU officials _ dodging public grilling

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has accepted to come explain his company's recent privacy issues with and allegations that it misused personal data at the European Parliament, the legislature's president says. More>>

Major Swiss road tunnel closed after German bus catches fire

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A major road tunnel in the Swiss Alps has been closed after a fire aboard a German bus, which left two people suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation. More>>

The Latest: Putin: Europe must help Syria rebuild

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says that gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine may continue even after the launch of a new prospective Germany-bound pipeline under the Baltic Sea. More>>

9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

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Six civilians, including a husband and wife and a soldier, have been killed after Indian and Pakistani soldiers targeted border posts and villages along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir. More>>

S. Korea downplays N. Korea's threats to cancel talks

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South Korea believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and saying it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved. More>>

Syrian man, 19, charged in anti-Semitic assault in Berlin

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A 19-year-old Syrian man has been charged over an assault in Berlin last month on an Israeli wearing a skullcap. More>>

Buses with 270 migrants allowed to pass in Bosnia amid chaos

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A convoy of buses with about 270 migrants, including children, has been blocked in central Bosnia, reflecting the confusion in the war-scarred Balkan country as it struggles to cope with the influx. More>>

Correction: Congo-Ebola story

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Congo's health minister says Ebola has spread to the capital of the country's Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the northwest. More>>

US is running out of time on NAFTA while confronting China

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US is running out of time on a NAFTA rewrite even while confronting China over trade rift. More>>

The Latest: Buses with migrants heading toward Bosnia camp

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Buses with about 270 migrants are on their way to an asylum center in southwestern Bosnia following a blockade reflecting confusion in the Balkan country struggling with the influx. More>>

French government says attack foiled, Egyptian man arrested

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France's interior minister says authorities have thwarted a possible attack using ricin or explosives and arrested two brothers. More>>

Indonesia seeks death for cleric accused of ordering attacks

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Indonesian prosecutors demand death for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman who is accused of ordering attacks including a 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers. More>>

Trump responds to European criticism about reliability

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President Donald Trump is meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, but the two leaders are not expected to participate in a joint news conference. More>>

Niger drone video shows US forces fighting for their lives

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Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape. More>>

After upset Iraqi vote, US prepares to embrace a former foe

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Fourteen years after Muqtada al-Sadr's militias fought and killed American troops who had invaded Iraq, the United States is preparing to work hand in hand with the charismatic Shiite cleric and his movement. More>>

Friend of Paris knife attacker handed charges in rampage

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The French prosecutor's office says that a close friend of the young man who carried out a deadly knife attack in Paris before being killed by police is appearing before a judge and is expected to be handed preliminary charges as an accomplice. More>>

Markle's dad too ill for wedding but mom has tea with royals

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Ending days of speculation, Meghan Markle says her father will not be able to attend her wedding to Prince Harry due to health problems. More>>

N. Korea unlikely to return to talks with South over drills

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South Korea says it will communicate closely with Washington, Pyongyang to increase chances of successful talks between Trump and Kim. More>>

The Latest: Trump will keep calling gang members 'animals'

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she doesn't think President Donald Trump went far enough when he described some people who enter the country illegally as "animals.". More>>

Domestic dispute in Germany: Man arguing with a parrot

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Police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in a southern German town _ and found a man arguing with a parrot. More>>

The Latest: Meghan Markle's mother has tea with the royals

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Meghan Markle says her father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry, and has expressed hope that he can be "given the space" to focus on his health. More>>

Pope's Chile abuse summit ends amid signs heads will roll

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The Vatican investigator sent to take testimony from Chilean sex abuse victims says the Holy See is "making history" with Pope Francis' emergency summit of the Chilean hierarchy. More>>

The Latest: Congo announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases

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Congo's Ministry of Health has announced 11 new confirmed Ebola cases and two deaths tied to cases in the country's northwest. More>>

Baby delivered from brain-damaged mother is OK, goes home

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Doctors in Poland say that a girl delivered prematurely by cesarean section from a brain-damaged mother and then treated in hospital for months, has been discharged home in good condition. More>>

AP Explains: Ebola reaches an urban area in Congo. What now?

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AP Explains: Ebola reaches an urban area in Congo, a city of more than 1 million. What now?. More>>

EU takes 6 member states to court over air quality

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The European Union is taking six member states to court for exposing their citizens to too much air pollution. More>>

Britain's main stock market closes at record high

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Britain's FTSE 100 index of leading shares has closed at a record high. More>>

EU to Trump: Stop threatening us with tariffs

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The European Union is calling for an end to U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to slap tariffs on EU steel exports as a new deadline looms for the duties to enter force. More>>

Syria's Assad meets with Putin in Russia

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The Kremlin says Syrian President Bashar Assad has met with President Vladimir Putin at his summer residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. More>>

Meghan Markle: Dad won't attend wedding due to health issues

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Royal wedding organizers prepare rehearsal of the proceedings to take place in Windsor. More>>

US has a daunting to-do list to get ready for NKorea summit

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President Donald Trump and his team have a daunting to-do list to work through as they prepare for next month's expected summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Cambridge Analytica suspended head to appear at UK committee

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British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns say the suspended head of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has accepted a summons to appear before committee a second time. More>>

British PM says courage needed on Macedonian-Greek name spat

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged Macedonia and Greece to show "courage" in ongoing efforts to resolve a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name, which has frustrated the country's aspirations to join NATO and the European Union. More>>

The Latest: Pope: Chile's bishops will get past sex scandal

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The Vatican investigator sent to take testimony from Chilean sex abuse victims says the Holy See is "making history" with Pope Francis' emergency summit of the Chilean hierarchy. More>>

Grave crisis drives apathy in Venezuelan election

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Despite pleas from the candidates ahead of Venezuela's presidential election, apathy could play a large role among voters opting to stay home as Venezuelans endure the worst political and economic crisis in their country's history. More>>

18 acquitted in massive Brussels Airport 2013 diamond heist

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A court acquitted for lack of evidence 18 suspects accused of involvement in a massive 2013 diamond heist at Brussels airport when tens of millions worth of gems were stolen from the hold of a departing Swiss-bound place. More>>

German paper's Netanyahu cartoon criticized as anti-Semitic

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Germany's new anti-Semitism commissioner says a leading newspaper crossed a "red line" with a caricature of Benjamin Netanyahu portraying the Israeli Prime Minister with oversized lips, ears and nose. More>>

Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact

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Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest pulp and paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation. More>>

Burundi votes on extending president's power until 2034

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Burundi votes in a referendum proposing constitutional changes that could extend the president's rule until 2034. More>>

Putin: Russia to press ahead with military modernization

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President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will maintain a high tempo of modernizing its military arsenals this year. More>>

Iran deal: Merkel cautious on compensation after US pullout

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is signaling it won't be feasible to offer wide-ranging compensation to companies affected by U.S. sanctions over Iran's nuclear program. More>>

The Latest: Zuckerberg to heading to EU next Tuesday

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British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns say the suspended head of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has accepted a summons to appear before committee a second time. More>>

Poland moves against 5 Russians for "information warfare"

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Polish authorities plan to expel one Russian citizen and banned four others from entering Poland for five years on allegations of 'information warfare'. More>>

EU urges Balkan reform but cool on accepting new members

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European Union leaders are encouraging Balkans countries to continue on the path of EU-oriented reform but they are reluctant to say when any of the six might be able to join the bloc. More>>

Travolta dances his way through Cannes again with 'Gotti'

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John Travolta is again dancing his way through Cannes with the John Gotti biopic 'Gotti'. More>>

Dutch anti-Islam firebrand Wilders: Appeals hearing not fair

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Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders has begun an appeal against his 2016 conviction for inciting discrimination and insulting Moroccans by calling for the Hague Appeals Court judges in his case to be replaced, arguing they were not impartial. More>>

Malaysia steps up graft probe of fund linked to ex-leader

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A lawyer for Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak says the seven-hour police search of his property as part of a money-laundering investigation being pushed by his successor did not find any incriminating documents. More>>

Ireland warns Brexit talks could collapse over border issue

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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is warning Britain to say how it plans to keep open his country's border with Northern Ireland or face the possible collapse of a Brexit deal. More>>

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

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Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. More>>

Bosnia says it will stop illegal migration amid increase

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Bosnia says it wants to stop illegal entry of migrants as the Balkan country struggles to cope with the influx of people trying to reach Western Europe. More>>

Turkey slams US sentencing of Turkish banker on Iran scheme

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Turkey's foreign ministry has slammed the sentencing of a Turkish banker in the United States over his role in helping Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions. More>>

Lars von Trier on his controversial Cannes return

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Once 'persona non grata,' Lars von Trier has returned to Cannes with more provocation in the serial killer drama 'The House That Jack Built'. More>>

2 UN peacekeepers freed in Congo's southeast

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An official in Congo says two United Nations peacekeepers have been released after being held by rebels in the country's southeast. More>>

Tragedy hits and Spike Lee rewrites 'BlacKkKlansman'

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For even a filmmaker like Spike Lee who has seldom pulled punches when it comes to straight taking, "BlacKkKlansman" is a haymaker. More>>

Vatican denounces offshore tax havens as harming the poor

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The Vatican is denouncing offshore tax havens and financial instruments such as derivatives as gravely immoral and unjust, calling them "ticking time bombs" that will only hurt the world's poor the most. More>>

Driver questioned after radical inmate fled French prison

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French authorities say a driver who helped a radical inmate escape from prison has turned himself into police. More>>

Hamas says most slain Gaza protesters were its members

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Guatemala has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, becoming the second country to do so after the United States. More>>

The Latest: Cypriots protest Israel's actions in Gaza

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Turkey's Foreign Ministry says the country has asked Israel's Consul General in Istanbul to temporarily leave amid an expanding diplomatic spat. More>>

Maersk posts 30 pct. revenue hike in Q1, but cites risks

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Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk says its first-quarter revenue increased by 30 percent to $9.3 billion, but also noted increased risks to the business. More>>

Syrian military seizes key swath of land in country's center

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Syrian state TV says two people have been killed and 19 others injured when a shell fired by "terrorist groups" fell in the heart of the Syrian capital. More>>

Watchdog: Chlorine used in Syrian town of Saraqeb

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The international chemical weapons watchdog says that chlorine was likely used as a weapon during fighting in the Syrian town of Saraqib in early February, the latest report of poison gas being unleashed in Syria's civil war. More>>

Millions of Muslims prepare for start of fasting in Ramadan

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Last minute preparations are underway as Muslims around the world stock up on groceries and dates for evening meals to break dawn-to-dusk fasting during the month of Ramadan. More>>

Poland ready to end extensive logging in pristine old forest

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Poland's environment authorities say that a decision has been taken to officially stop the extensive logging in one of Europe's oldest forests that has been declared illegal by a top European Union court. More>>

Malaysia police raid ex-PM house as part of corruption probe

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Malaysian police have visited former Prime Minister Najib Razak's house, reportedly searching for documents as part of a renewed probe into a massive corruption scandal involving a state investment fund that is being investigated abroad. More>>

Trump: US hasn't been notified about threat to cancel summit

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. hasn't "heard anything" about North Korea's threat to cancel his planned summit with Kim Jong Un next month. More>>

Brexit in space: EU, Britain fight over Galileo navigation

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Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has joined with politicians from rival parties to call for Britain to retain the closest possible ties with the European Union after Brexit. More>>

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit over drills

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South Korea's Yonhap News Agency says North Korea is canceling a high-level meeting that was planned between the two countries and is threatening also to cancel a summit with the United States. More>>

With little to lose, Gaza's men drawn to border protests

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Marwan Shtewi is poor, unemployed and at the age of 32 has never even left the Gaza Strip. More>>

Wedding of prince and actress brings outsized media interest

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More than 5,000 members of the media have credentials to cover the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday. More>>

German museum returns looted art to indigenous Alaskans

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A Berlin museum is returning wooden masks, a child's cradle and other items plundered from the graves of indigenous Alaskans by an explorer sent by its predecessor in the 19th century. More>>

More Chilean sex abuse victims speak up during pope summit

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A group of Chilean church sex abuse victims is making its voice heard as the country's Catholic leadership meets with Pope Francis, demanding that the Vatican recognize crimes, cover-ups and the need for reparation. More>>

French women criticize proposed sexual violence bill

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France's lower house of parliament on Monday starts debating a bill to fight sexual and gender-based violence, in the wake of the #MeToo movement. More>>

Royal romances: A tolerant view of divorce marks new era

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Divorce has bedeviled the royal family for centuries but Prince Harry, who is marrying the divorced Meghan Markle, is benefiting from a more tolerant era. More>>

EU chief lashes out at Trump amid new push to save Iran deal

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European Union Council President Donald Tusk is deriding the actions of the United States under President Donald Trump as "capricious," noting: "Someone could even think 'with friends like that, who needs enemies?'". More>>

Iraqis protest in Kirkuk over alleged voting fraud

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Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside an election office in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to protest alleged fraud in last week's parliamentary elections. More>>

Novartis general counsel resigns over deal with Trump lawyer

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Novartis says its top lawyer is retiring over the Swiss pharmaceuticals company's relationship with a firm owned by U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. More>>

Royal wedding: Not clear who will walk Meghan down the aisle

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Kensington Palace is not commenting on reports that Meghan Markle's father needs a heart procedure and will miss the royal wedding. More>>

Painting newly attributed to Rembrandt on show in Amsterdam

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A painting newly attributed to Dutch Golden Age Master Rembrandt van Rijn has gone on display in an Amsterdam museum. More>>

Italy's populists brush off EU concerns about possible gov't

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Italy's two populist leaders are brushing off fears in Brussels and the markets over the outlines of their possible government, and are insisting they are close to a deal designed to help ordinary Italians. More>>

Poland's top court acquits man who spent 18 years in jail

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Poland's top court has acquitted a man who had served 18 years in prison for rape and murder of a teenager that the judges now say he could not have committed, in a case that has shocked the nation. More>>

EU official insists nuclear deal with Iran must prevail

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that all efforts must be made to keep the Iran nuclear agreement alive despite the U.S. pullout because "to end the deal would gravely threaten the peace and security in this tumultuous region.". More>>

Traffic opens on bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea

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A long-anticipated bridge linking Russia's Taman Peninsula with Crimea has opened for regular traffic. More>>

Dutch researchers uncover dirty jokes in Anne Frank's diary

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Dutch researchers read 2 covered pages of Anne Frank diary. More>>

Israel-Turkey spat escalates over Gaza violence

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Israel and Turkey exchange diplomatic barbs as the spat between the former allies continued to escalate following deadly violence along Israel's border with Gaza. More>>

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

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Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory. More>>

Russian village evacuated after ammunition depot fire

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Russia's emergency officials say they are evacuating residents from a village in central Russia after a nearby ammunition depot caught fire. More>>

Watch out for the kids: George, Charlotte in royal wedding

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Prince George will be a page boy and Princess Charlotte will be a bridesmaid in Saturday's royal wedding. More>>

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