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The Latest: Annan says extremists 'will lose this time, too'

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Pop group Take That says it is canceling its show in Liverpool, saying it is "out of respect to all of the people and their families that were affected by the horrific incident last night" in Manchester.. More>>

Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices Video included

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An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack. More>>

Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

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President Trump showered his Middle Eastern hosts with praise and expressed great faith on a peace breakthrough _ leaving details for later. More>>

Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

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They are stylistic and strategic opposites, one a bombastic and ostentatious president, the other a modest and wily pontiff. More>>

Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint

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Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at checkpoint in Puntland; 2 soldiers among the dead. More>>

Ethiopian wins race to be next leader of UN health agency

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Health ministers, diplomats and other high-level envoys are set to choose the next director-general of the World Health Organization among three finalists. More>>

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says he has declared martial rule in the country's south for 60 days and will cut short a trip to Moscow and return home to deal with an attack by Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group. More>>

Poland school honors 87 Jewish girls expelled under Nazis

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Poland school honors 87 Jewish girls expelled during Nazi occupation. More>>

Manchester bombing victim, 8, was "a beautiful little girl" Video included

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Authorities say 8-year-old Saffie Roussos was the youngest of the 22 victims identified so far in the bombing in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert. More>>

The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assembly

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Dr. Margaret Chan has given her last address as director-general of the World Health Organization at its annual gathering of member states in Geneva. More>>

Diagnostic equipment thieves hit 3 more hospitals in Greece

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Unidentified thieves are stealing vital medical diagnostic equipment from Greece's austerity-battered hospitals. More>>

With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix

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This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in boos and applause. More>>

Congo opens probe into ex-minister's role in Kasai violence

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Congo opens probe into former minister's role in Kasai violence UN experts had been pursuing. More>>

The Latest: Ethiopian candidate picked as next WHO chief

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The president of this year's World Health Assembly opened this afternoon's proceedings by calling for a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing attack. More>>

1 killed, 50 held after Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

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Bahrain police raid town where sit-in underway for Shiite cleric; reports of 1 protester killed, 50 people arrested. More>>

Nokia and Apple settle long-running legal disputes

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Nokia, Apple collaborate with patent license pact, settling all litigation. More>>

Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond

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Roger Moore, the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series, has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with cancer. More>>

Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home

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Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target to vent their frustration: Hugo Chavez. Until recently many in the socialist-run country revered Chavez for his role standing up for the nation's poor. More>>

China urges balance on environment, economy in Antarctica

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A top Chinese leader says a "proper balance" must be struck between environmental and economic interests in Antarctica as climate change exposes its vulnerabilities. More>>

2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

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Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture" and escalates an anti-gay backlash. More>>

Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed

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Syrian state TV reports explosion in central city of Homs killing 4; government forces blow up truck bomb. More>>

German prosecutors to search Daimler offices in diesel probe

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German automaker Daimler AG says prosecutors will be searching several of its offices in Germany as part of a preliminary investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emission controls. More>>

Macron tries to sell plan to reform France's labor market

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French President Emmanuel Macron is holding meetings with unions and business organizations to discuss reforming the country's labor market, which many blame for France's sub-par economic performance over recent years. More>>

South Korea's Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

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Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead in court and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at the start of a criminal trial that could her to prison for life if convicted. More>>

Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought

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The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century. More>>

The Latest: Macron pledges improved intelligence cooperation

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Manchester police say an apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. More>>

Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack

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Was North Korea really behind the WannaCry cyberattack? Experts say that's far from certain. More>>

S. Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

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South Korea's military says it has fired warning shots at an unidentified object flying south from rival North Korea. More>>

New deadline for Greece set after another stalemate

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Hopes for a breakthrough are dashed again and another deadline is set. More>>

The Latest: 71 Syrians stopped trying to reach Greece by sea

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Romanian border police say they have detained 14 Syrian and Iraqi migrants in western Romania who are suspected of illegally trying to cross the border and head to the Schengen zone. More>>

Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror Video included

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A night for which Ariana Grande fans had waited weeks ended in blood, terror and death Monday night as an explosion tore through the foyer of the Manchester Arena moments after Grande left the stage. More>>

Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

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A French researcher has released a free software that he claims can restore some of the computers infected by the WannaCry ransomware. More>>

Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park

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Ex-President Park Geun-hye has arrived at a Seoul court for the beginning of her corruption trial. More>>

Human rights watchdog condemns Thailand hospital bomb

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Thai authorities say a bomb at a hospital in Bangkok has wounded more than 20 people. More>>

Haley wants UN to shift aid focus to nations hosting Syrians

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is calling for a shift in the way the U.N. and aid groups support Syrian refugees. More>>

'Conspiracy bill' draws backlash in Japan over state powers

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Japan's lower house has approved a bill that allows authorities to punish those found guilty of planning serious crimes. More>>

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

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In what Pyongyang says is its answer to President Donald Trump's policies, North Korea claims it's ready to deploy and start mass producing a new midrange missile. More>>

Lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by protesters

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing protesters of setting fire to a government supporter, saying what he calls "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root inside the opposition's ranks and contributing to a dangerous spiral of violence. More>>

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied Video included

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Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the U.S. election. More>>

The Latest: Police say bomber died in concert attack Video included

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Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack. More>>

Gore says Trump can't stop climate movement

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Al Gore says that the first four months of Donald Trump's presidency have proven that no one person can stop the climate movement, "not even the president.". More>>

Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

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Iran's re-elected President Rouhani describes relations with US as 'a curvy road'. More>>

Blast at Ariana Grande concert in England kills 19 people Video included

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Police says there are "a number of fatalities" after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England. More>>

French AIDS drama earns best reviews yet at Cannes Film fest

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The French AIDS drama "120 Beats Per Minute" has debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and has quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival's coveted Palme d'Or prize. More>>

Greece falls short in efforts to secure deal with creditors

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French President Emmanuel Macron says his administration will push for an international debt relief deal for austerity-weary Greece. More>>

Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit Video included

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President Donald Trump is set to visit Israel on a two-day trip, his agenda marked by elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. More>>

UN envoy: Liberation of Mosul 'imminent,' IS days numbered

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The UN envoy for Iraq says the liberation of Mosul "is imminent" and the days of the Islamic State extremist groups self-declared caliphate "are numbered.". More>>

The Latest: Eurozone and Greece fail to agree bailout deal

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The German and French finance ministers say they're confident of an agreement to unlock further aid for Greece. More>>

China says no mining in its immediate plans for Antarctica

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Chinese officials plan to detail their ambitions for Antarctica as Beijing hosts a meeting of the international organization that oversees management of the polar region. More>>

EU nations set tough negotiating mandate for Brexit talks

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The 27 European Union nations negotiating Britain's exit from the bloc have set a tough mandate for their chief negotiator during the opening part of the two-year proceedings. More>>

Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia Video included

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President Donald Trump's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday may make history as the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel. More>>

The Latest: Lawmaker says Chavez's childhood home set aflame

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing protesters of setting fire to a government supporter, saying what he calls "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root inside the opposition's ranks and contributing to a dangerous spiral of violence. More>>

'Costume jewelry' diamond really worth hundreds of thousands

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Consider the person who dropped about 10 pounds ($15) around 30 years ago on what was thought to be a piece of costume jewelry _ it turned out to be a 26.27 carat white diamond. More>>

UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

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The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of UN. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowing to impose new sanctions. More>>

Israel: Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visited

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Israeli police say a Palestinian was killed after he tried to stab officers near Jerusalem as President Donald Trump visited the city. More>>

Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

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Trump is welcomed on the tarmac in Tel Aviv by Israeli ministers, who introduce politics and characteristic bluntness shortly after he arrives. More>>

US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned

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Turkey has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Ankara to protest what it called the "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by U.S. security personnel against Turkish bodyguards in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week. More>>

Albanian parliament approves pre-election Cabinet shakeup

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Albania's president has decreed a government reshuffle as part of the compromise worked out between political parties before next month's parliamentary election. More>>

With 4 projects at Cannes, Kidman is open to 'bold' material

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Nicole Kidman on Monday said having four films at the Cannes Film Festival was an unexpected confluence, but that it was the result of her intention to "stay bold and open" to challenging material. More>>

Yazidi activist weary after years of anti-IS campaigning

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Yazidi activist Nadia Murad says her work speaking out against the Islamic State group has left her weary and considering passing the torch to other women enslaved by the extremist group. More>>

Italy makes 12 vaccines mandatory for school-age children

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The Italian government has made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending schools up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterized as misinformation. More>>

Germany, France pledge new efforts to strengthen eurozone

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Germany and France are pledging to seek ways to strengthen the eurozone, with harmonization of corporate taxes among possible measures. More>>

France's Le Pen would accept exit of rival on euro issue

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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she would find it natural if the National Front's No. 2 official leaves the party if it drops one of the top issues she defended during her unsuccessful run for the presidency: giving up the euro currency. More>>

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings Video included

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Trump praises Saudi kingdom while making little if any mention of human rights failings. More>>

Oliver Stone to direct Guantanamo Bay TV series

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Oliver Stone has agreed to direct his first scripted project for television, a TV series about the Guantanamo Bay detention center. More>>

First lady Melania Trump visits leading Israeli hospital

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Monday visited a leading Israeli hospital that is also known as a center of coexistence between Arabs and Jews. More>>

Bird-riding loses luster in South Africa's ostrich capital

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Clambering onto an ostrich for a ride used to be popular among tourists in a South African town known as the "ostrich capital of the world.". More>>

UN-backed panel adopts draft treaty banning nuclear weapons

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A panel charged by the U.N. General Assembly has presented a draft that could lead to a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, although none of the countries that possess them participated in its writing. More>>

Amnesty slams Turkey over 'arbitrary' crackdown on employees

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A leading rights group has slammed Turkey for dismissing tens of thousands of public employees after last summer's failed coup. More>>

Suspected Syrian militia leader goes on trial in Germany

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A 42-year-old Syrian man has gone on trial in Germany on allegations he led a militia in his home country responsible for torture and killings. More>>

Artists ask Polish leaders to stop primeval forest logging

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Writers and artists have appealed to Poland's top leaders to stop the logging at Europe's last primeval forest. More>>

Serbia premier reinstates ally sacked after sexist remark

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Serbia's prime minister says a former defense minister who was dismissed after insulting a female journalist with a sexist remark will become the new head of the state security agency. More>>

Czechs to build rail network for high-speed trains

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The Czech government has approved a nearly $28 billion plan to build a rail network for high-speed trains. More>>

Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29

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Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29; includes 2 lab-confirmed deaths. More>>

3 years after coup, Thailand sees sporadic, unnerving unrest

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Three years after military leaders overthrew a democratically elected government in Thailand, the country is sputtering economically, suppressing political freedom and still the site of sporadic but unnerving unrest. More>>

Trial opens in Turkey for 221 suspected coup instigators

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Trial has opened in Ankara against the alleged main ringleaders of last summer's failed military coup. More>>

The Latest: German court rules in Syrian refugee status case

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A Berlin court has ruled that Syrians who have fled their homelands to avoid compulsory military service should be granted full refugee status. More>>

Drake dominates, Cher reflects at Billboard Music Awards

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Drake gets a lucky 13 wins at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas beating Adele's previous record, while Cher and Celine Dion reflect back on iconic songs and careers. More>>

Clashes in Syrian city of Daraa despite it being 'safe zone'

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The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in northwest Syria that killed at least 14 insurgents. More>>

Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election

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Reformist candidates have reportedly swept municipal elections in the Iranian capital, taking all 21 seats in Tehran as moderate President Hassan Rouhani won a second term. More>>

EU urges members to address inequality as economy recovers

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The European Union is urging member states to take advantage of the bloc's recovering economy to strengthen public finances and push through reforms that tackle social inequality. More>>

Turkey partially destroys IS-attacked Istanbul nightclub

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Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have partially destroyed the upscale Istanbul nightclub where an Islamic State group attacker killed 39 people during New Year's celebrations. More>>

Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

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Sweden's top prosecutor says she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years. More>>

Romania detains 6 Syrian migrants on way to Schengen zone

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Romanian border police say they have detained and questioned six Syrian migrants suspected of illegally trying to leave Romania and head to the Schengen zone. More>>

South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

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Authorities in Zimbabwe say a South African hunter died after being trampled by an elephant. More>>

AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

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Internal documents obtained by The Associated Press show that the World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel. More>>

Turkey: Man detained on US plane just wanted 1st class seat

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Turkey's official news agency says the FBI has detained a Turkish citizen who attempted to sit in first-class on board a Los Angeles-Honolulu flight. More>>

AP Interview: WFP chief says 600,000 kids risk famine death

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AP Interview: The new World Food Program chief calls on donors to step up, warns that 600,000 children in countries facing famine are at serious risk of death. More>>

Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges

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Brazilians around the country protested on Sunday to call for their president to step down after the highest court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker. More>>

Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities

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Fortified berm marks the de facto border between federal Iraq and its northern, self-governing Kurdish region. More>>

Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights Video included

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President Donald Trump lavished praise on Saudi Arabia during his visit to the desert kingdom, calling the country "magnificent.". More>>

China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly

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China's health minister has all but slammed the door on Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization's annual assembly until the island's government accepts the "One China" principle. More>>

3 foreign climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

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An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent. More>>

Syria's third largest city Homs clear of opposition

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Syria opposition activists say a suicide attack in the rebel-controlled Idlib province has killed at least five members of a powerful ultraconservative insurgent group. More>>

North Korea calls latest solid-fuel missile test successful

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South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile from an area near its capital, Pyongyang, in what could be the latest weapons test for a country speeding up its nuclear weapons and missile development. More>>

Sweden drops case but WikiLeaks' Assange is not in the clear

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Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, almost seven years after it began and five years after the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition. More>>

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

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President Donald Trump is set to visit Israel on a two-day trip that begins Monday, and on his agenda is the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. More>>

Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package Video included

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Trump opens his first trip abroad since taking office, visiting Saudi Arabia as he tries to build stronger partnerships to combat terrorism. More>>

Trump briefly sees country star Toby Keith's Saudi show

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American country singer Toby Keith held a concert in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on the sidelines of President Donald Trump's first overseas visit. More>>

With Bong leading the way, Gyllenhaal goes big in 'Okja'

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The collaboration between Jake Gyllenhaal and South Korean director Bong Joon-ho was long in coming. More>>

The Latest: North Korea confirms details of missile launch

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North Korea says its latest missile launch tested a medium-to-long range Pukguksong-2 ballistic missile. More>>

Adam Sandler earns raves at Cannes Film Fest (yes, really)

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Adam Sandler is far from a Cannes Film Festival regular, but on Sunday the comedian was the toast of the festival, earning some of the best reviews of his career for Noah Baumbach's "The Meyerowitz Stories.". More>>

The Latest: Spain's Socialists reinstate ousted leader

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Spain's Socialists have voted to put Pedro Sanchez back in charge as their general secretary seven months after party heavyweights ousted him from power. More>>

Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit

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As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words 'radical Islamic terrorism' He accuse. More>>

Rouhani, a man of the Islamic Revolution, opens Iran to West

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Hassan Rouhani, firmly a part of the Islamic Republic's clerical elite, opens Iran to West. More>>

Human rights concerns prove no obstacle in Trump-Saudi ties

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President Donald Trump presided over a nearly $110 billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia on the first day of his first overseas visit. More>>

The Latest: Homes declared fully under government control

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Syria opposition activists say a suicide attack in the rebel-controlled Idlib province has killed at least five members of a powerful ultraconservative insurgent group. More>>

Ark bearing popular Saint Nicholas' relics come to Moscow

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Relics of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most revered figures and the inspiration for Santa Claus, are headed to Moscow from an Italian church where they have lain for more than 900 years. More>>

Report: China cripples CIA operations, kills informants

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Report: Chinese government "systematically dismantled" CIA spying operations in China starting in late 2010 and killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years. More>>

Iran's president trounces hard-liner to secure second term

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Iran says incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is ahead of his nearest competitor in an initial count of votes in the election. More>>

Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, Salvador

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Pope Francis names 5 new cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain and El Salvador. More>>

Prince Harry brings girlfriend Meghan Markle to wedding fest

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Privacy-hungry Prince Harry was nearly able to bring his American actress girlfriend to Pippa Middleton's wedding reception without being photographed. More>>

Turkey's ruling party elects President Erdogan as leader

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Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party kicked off a congress to re-elect President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its chairman after last month's referendum. More>>

Pope to kids: I wasn't 'bravo' at soccer, so I played goalie

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Pope Francis has told children at an Italian sports center he didn't play soccer very well as a youth and was stuck with the nickname "tough leg.''. More>>

Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area

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Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area, 13 extremists killed, says army spokesman. More>>

At WEF, entrepreneurs seen as solution for Mideast troubles

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More than 1,100 politicians and business people have come together in search of ways to transform stagnant economies of the troubled Middle East and North Africa. More>>

Egypt refers militants to military trial over church attacks

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Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 48 suspected Islamic militants to a military trial over their alleged participation in deadly attacks targeting Christian churches. More>>

Brazil's leader mounts defense to save his presidency

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Many Brazilians are already looking ahead to the likelihood of a new government after two days of corruption allegations battered President Michel Temer and produced a stream of calls for him to quit despite his defiant vow to stay in office. More>>

English wedding: Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on

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Pippa Middleton is set to marry a wealthy financier with a party of senior royals looking on. More>>

The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan re-elected as party leader

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been re-elected as the leader of Turkey's ruling party. More>>

Swiss vote to withdraw country from use of nuclear power

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Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from the use of nuclear power in favor of renewable energy. More>>

US stance holding up nations' pledges on climate change

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Fiji says uncertainty over whether the United States will pull out of the Paris Agreement won't stop the rest of the international community from trying to make progress at this year's international climate summit. More>>

Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

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Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders have shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital. More>>

Rouhani, a man of the Islamic Revolution, opens Iran to West

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Hassan Rouhani, firmly a part of the Islamic Republic's clerical elite, opens Iran to West. More>>

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 years

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Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to reunite with families after 3 years with Boko Haram. More>>

Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters

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Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous. More>>

Thousands in Madrid back no-confidence vote against PM Rajoy

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Thousands of Spaniards are rallying in Madrid's city center to support a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy brought by the far-left Podemos party. More>>

1,000 in Romanian gay pride march amid moves to limit rights

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Some 1,000 people take part in a gay pride march in the Romanian capital demanding greater rights, amid moves they say would curtail their human rights. More>>

Siberian tiger that terrified Vladivostok gets new wild home

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A Siberian tiger who terrorized Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok by prowling its suburbs has been relocated to a vast, wild Russian national park where officials hope he will thrive. More>>

Thousands in Madrid back no-confidence vote against PM Rajoy

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Thousands of Spaniards are rallying in Madrid's city center to support a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy brought by the far-left Podemos party. More>>

What's next for Iran after President Hassan Rouhani's win?

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After President Hassan Rouhani's electoral win, what's next for Iran in the coming years?. More>>

Iraq's special forces shrink IS stronghold in western Mosul

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A military commander says a suicide bombing near the oil-rich city of Basra has killed at least 8 people. More>>

Populist campaign for minimum income draws Italian marchers

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The leader of Italy's populist 5-Star Movement is leading thousands of marchers to back demands for a guaranteed minimum income for citizens. More>>

Alleged bomb scare briefly delays Cannes film screening

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A bomb scare has caused the Cannes Film Festival to briefly evacuate the Debussy theater before the first screening of director Michel Hazanavicius' movie "Redoubtable," a film in competition for the Palme d'Or prize. More>>

The Latest: Celebrations across Tehran after Rouhani win

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Iran's state television has declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani the winner of the country's presidential election. More>>

Last batch of rebels leaving central Homs in Syria

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Syrian state TV and an opposition monitoring group are reporting that the final batch of opposition fighters and their families are leaving a besieged neighborhood in the central city of Homs. More>>

Critical Turkish newspaper publishes blank issue in protest

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A Turkish opposition paper has published its Saturday edition left blank to protest detentions. More>>

The Latest: Mogherini warns against US cuts in UN funding

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The EU foreign policy chief says Europe does "not see eye to eye" with the Trump administration on major issues such as trade, climate change and funding of U.N. agencies. More>>

Schnabel to make Vincent van Gogh film with Dafoe

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Julian Schnabel will direct a film about Vincent Van Gogh starring Willem Dafoe as the Dutch post-impressionist master. More>>

Food cart shut down? Turn to Egypt's president on live TV

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Egypt's president goes on live TV to answer public's complaints and woes in a savvy form of political theater. More>>

2,100 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, heading to Italy

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The Italian coast guard says some 2,100 migrants have been rescued at sea to be brought to safety in Italy. More>>

The Latest: 2 future British kings attend Pippa's wedding

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Pippa Middleton is marrying a wealthy financier with a party of senior royals looking on. More>>

Inarritu debuts groundbreaking VR exhibit at Cannes

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Alejandro Inarritu's "Carne y Arena," a visual art installation debuting this week at the Cannes Film Festival, puts the viewer in the shoes of migrants trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Afghan officials: 3 killed after gunmen storm bank

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Three people were killed and 30 others injured on Saturday when gunmen stormed New Kabul Bank's branch in eastern Paktia province, according to provincial officials. More>>

German defense minister sees Jordan potential to host troops

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Germany's defense minister says she has inspected a Jordanian air base as a possible alternative for German troops stationed in Turkey. More>>

Report: Lebanon detains Iraqi allegedly spying for Israel

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Lebanon's state-run news agency is reporting that security forces have detained an Iraqi citizen who was allegedly spying for Israel. More>>

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

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A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda from tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet. More>>

Merkel wants to restart Minsk talks on eastern Ukraine

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said during a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Berlin that she wants to initiate new talks on the stagnant peace process in eastern Ukraine. More>>

Cambodians rally ahead of polls as US warns of intimidation

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Cambodia's main opposition party believes it has momentum on its side in next month's local elections, which will gauge the support for Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of national polls next year. More>>

Brazil's top prosecutor accuses Temer of obstructing justice

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Brazilian President Michel Temer is defiantly promising to remain in power despite a damaging new corruption allegation, but Latin America's largest nation could very well be rudderless as long as he stays leading a "walking dead administration.". More>>

Taiwan's Tsai keeps domestic focus amid China's isolation

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After a year in office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's administration is shunned by an angry China, but domestic concerns appear to be trumping relations with Beijing. More>>

US protests intercept by Chinese jets; China blames US

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The U.S. Air Force says a pair of Chinese fighter jets conducted an 'unprofessional' intercept of one of its radiation-sniffing surveillance planes over the East China Sea. More>>

Here comes Pippa: Britain's almost-royal wedding on the way

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She played a memorable supporting role at sister Kate's 2011 wedding, but Pippa Middleton will take center stage Saturday, and her wedding looks to be the high society event of the year. More>>

Macron calls for countries' support in fighting extremism

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Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism; visiting French troops in Mali. More>>

Iranians turn out in large numbers for closely watched vote

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Iranians vote in the country's first presidential election since the nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faces a hard-line opponent and two other challengers. More>>

Venezuelan leader to Trump: 'Get your pig hands out of here"

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The U.S. has imposed a new round of sanctions on high-level Venezuelan officials, this time targeting eight Supreme Court justices Washington accuses of damaging their nation's democracy by steadily stripping the opposition-controlled congress of powers. More>>

Iraqi officials: Car bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people

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Iraqi police, hospital officials: Car bombs in Baghdad neighborhood kill 11 people, including 4 police officers. More>>

20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic

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20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic as gunmen loot aid compounds. More>>

The Latest: Top newspaper calls on Brazil leader to quit

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Brazilian President Michel Temer is fighting to keep his job amid calls for him to resign because of a recording that allegedly captures him endorsing hush money for an ex-lawmaker. More>>

South Sudan government forces killed 114 civilians, UN says

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South Sudan pro-government forces blamed for more than 100 civilian abuses, UN report says. More>>

Pope Francis to be profiled in Wim Wenders' documentary

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In a first for the Vatican Pope Francis has participated in a documentary that producers tout as "a historic nonfiction film.". More>>

Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

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Syrian military official: Airstrike by US-led coalition in border area killed several soldiers, caused material damage. More>>

Pope strikes again with cold-call visits to bless homes

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The cold-call pope has struck again, with Pope Francis surprising a dozen families with an afternoon visit to their homes to perform an annual springtime blessing. More>>

With drama aplenty, Netflix and 'Okja' debut in Cannes

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As if Netflix's entry into the Cannes Film Festival hadn't already prompted enough drama, the first screening of the Netflix release "Okja" was marred by a technical glitch that led the festival to apologize. More>>

India landslide strands 13,000 pilgrims near Hindu site

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An official says a landslide has stranded about 13,000 pilgrims near a revered Hindu temple site in northern India. More>>

The Latest: Macron says intel-sharing with US to continue

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The Latest: Africa visit to bring Macron face-to-face with French troops countering terror. More>>

A look at Iran's presidential candidates

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A look at Iran's presidential candidates as voters head to the polls. More>>

The Latest: Assange seeks contact with US, UK officials

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WikiLeaks says the ball is now in Britain's court after Sweden's decision to drop its rape investigation of Julian Assange. More>>

Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil

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While their country has become a daily source of headlines and political intrigue in the United States, most Russians are watching the drama over President Donald Trump's relationship with Moscow with resignation, even indifference. More>>

Syrian man, 20, convicted in Berlin of passing info to IS

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A Syrian man has been convicted in Germany of membership in a terrorist organization for serving in the Islamic State group in his homeland and later helping plan an attack in Berlin that was never carried out. More>>

Germany restitutes 4th work from Gurlitt art trove

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Germany's culture minister has restituted a Camille Pissarro painting found in the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt's massive art trove. More>>

Russian lawmaker: US media try to influence our politics

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The head of a Russian parliamentary committee is accusing some American news outlets of being part of "a massive system" to affect Russia's politics. More>>

Warrants issued for 4 people at critical newspaper in Turkey

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Turkey's state-run news agency says detention warrants have been issued for four people at an opposition newspaper. More>>

Sudan president will not attend Saudi summit with Trump

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Sudan's state news agency says Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, will not attend the Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia where U.S. President Donald Trump is the guest of honor. More>>

The Latest: Turkish courts urged to apply Europe's standards

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Germany's Foreign Ministry says a diplomat has been able to meet with a German-Turkish journalist imprisoned in the Istanbul area but there's still no information about a second German journalist in custody in Turkey. More>>

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