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Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

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A woman who rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader and then lost her job when her parents exposed her as being white is struggling to make a living these days. More>>

AP Explains: Hong Kong's unusual system to pick its leader

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Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites cast their ballots in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. More>>

Sunken S.Korean ferry set to be loaded on transport vessel

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Nearly three years after it capsized and sank into the violent seas off South Korea's southwestern coast, workers slowly pulled up the 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from the waters on Thursday. More>>

UN report: Sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to North Korea

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International sanctions on North Korea are taking a toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a U.N.-led report. More>>

Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

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Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police say the suspect's motives are unclear. More>>

The Latest: Dozens of French teenagers return to homeland

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the attack outside Britain's Parliament in London. More>>

German parliament considers changing 'father of house' rules

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The president of the German parliament is suggesting changing the rules on who can become 'father of the house' amid fears that a nationalist politician could be entitled to the job after the next election. More>>

A look at victims of the attack outside London's Parliament Video included

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A look at victims of the attack outside London's Parliament. More>>

London defiant as IS claims attack by British ex-con, 52 Video included

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British armed police have carried out a raid on a property in the central English city of Birmingham, after an attacker killed four people before being fatally shot by police within Parliament's grounds. More>>

Italian court: No rape happened since woman didn't scream

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Italy's justice minister has reportedly asked officials to look into a case in which a court acquitted a man of raping a woman because she didn't scream. More>>

British ex-con, 52, carried out Westminster attack

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The 52-year-old Briton identified as the Westminster Bridge attacker had a raft of convictions _ including assault, weapons possession and public order offenses _ spanning two decades, London police said. More>>

Poland's WWII museum opens amid an uncertain future

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A major World War II museum has opened in northern Poland amid plans by the government to change its content to fit its nationalist views. More>>

Republicans demand tougher stance on Chinese human rights

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Two Republican lawmakers say the Trump administration must criticize China's human rights record. More>>

Airlift of forces in Syria shows growing US involvement

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The U.S. is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters behind enemy lines. More>>

Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev; Ukraine blames Russia

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Ukrainian police say former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov has been shot and killed in Kiev. More>>

State Department tells embassies to ramp up visa screening

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The State Department has ordered American embassies and consulates around the world to draw up criteria for "population sets" that should get extra scrutiny before getting U.S. travel visas. More>>

Erdogan urges US, Britain to drop 'exaggerated' laptop ban

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A senior official says Turkey is taking steps to keep Istanbul's main airport and its national carrier, Turkish Airlines, outside of the scope of new aviation restrictions imposed by the United States and Britain. More>>

Russia, Ukraine at odds over singer's Eurovision performance

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Organizers of the Eurovision song contest say they're taking the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia's contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country. More>>

The Latest: Erdogan considers reviewing ties with the EU

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Germany's foreign minister has stressed the importance of maintaining communication with Turkey despite recently souring relations with Europe. More>>

Pope's sex abuse adviser seeks to keep survivor voice heard

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Pope Francis' top sex abuse adviser has insisted the pope is "thoroughly committed" to ridding the church of abuse, but says that his advisory commission must regroup following the clamorous resignation of prominent Irish survivor Marie Collins. More>>

Poland's top politician: We want Britain close to EU

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Poland's most powerful politician says he will tell British Prime Minister Theresa May that Warsaw would like Britain to keep close ties with the European Union after it leaves the club. More>>

The Latest: Jewish leaders welcome arrest of threat suspect

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the arrest of a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man in a string of bomb threats targeting U.S. Jewish community centers shows the Justice Department will not tolerate religious-oriented attacks. More>>

Northern Ireland bids farewell to ex-IRA chief McGuinness

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Londonderry is filling with mourners for the funeral of former IRA chief Martin McGuinness, who helped lead his militant movement to compromise with British Protestants. More>>

Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

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Scientists in Germany are flipping the switch on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," hoping it will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel. More>>

Egypt says Sinai fighting kills 12 security forces

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Egypt says 10 soldiers killed in fighting with Islamic extremists in central Sinai. More>>

Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened

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Belgian authorities have raised security in the port of Antwerp after a car with French license plates drove at high speed through a busy shopping street, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. More>>

Pope OKs sainthood for Fatima siblings, Mexico child martyrs

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Pope Francis is making five more child saints: two Portuguese shepherd children who said the Virgin Mary appeared to them in Fatima 100 years ago and three Mexican adolescents who were killed for their faith in the 16th century. More>>

UN aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polio

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The World Health Organization says it's aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its continuing bid to wipe out the crippling disease. More>>

Africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cuts

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An official for a U.N. aid organization says Africa faces the world's largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, and nearby Yemen. More>>

A look at attacks where vehicles have been used as weapons Video included

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When an attacker plowed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, it was the latest in a string of incidents in which drivers used their vehicles as weapons. More>>

Le Pen visits Russia weeks before French presidential vote

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French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is headed to Moscow for meetings with lawmakers less than a month before the French vote. More>>

Foreign ministry says French national kidnapped in Chad

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Chad's government says a French national employed with a private company has been kidnapped by unidentified abductors. More>>

Uganda at 'breaking point' as South Sudan refugees pour in

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Uganda at 'breaking point' as South Sudan refugees pour in, UN refugee chief says. More>>

At 93 years old, Zimbabwe's Mugabe remains a jet-setter

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Zimbabwe's 93-year-old leader might be slowing down, but his busy foreign travels have led the opposition to call him the "non-resident president.". More>>

After election, 4 Dutch parties to begin coalition talks

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The conservative party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and three other parties have agreed to begin talks about forming the next ruling coalition, but are warning that there are major differences to bridge before a deal can be struck. More>>

Taliban take key Afghan district in south; 9 killed in north

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Afghan officials: Taliban take key district in southern province; officer turns rifle on sleeping colleagues, killing 9. More>>

How do you lift 6,800-ton ferry from seafloor? Delicately

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Lifting a corroded, 6,800-ton ferry lying more than 130 feet undersea, keeping it in one piece, is a massive, delicate operation. More>>

Aid group says medical assistance needed in Iraq's Mosul

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Doctors Without Borders appeals for more medical aid to cope with huge numbers of Iraqi civilians fleeing western Mosul. More>>

Armed groups occupy Central African Republic schools

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Armed groups occupy Central African Republic schools; 'We're talking about a lost generation'. More>>

20,000 evacuated after fire at military arsenal in Ukraine

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Ukrainian officials say around 20,000 people have been evacuated in the Kharkiv region near the border with Russia after a massive fire at a military ammunition depot. More>>

Turkey warns Russia following sniper fire from Syria

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A senior Turkish official says his country has warned Russia that Ankara will retaliate against any new cross-border attack on Turkish troops from Syrian Kurdish-held areas in Syria. More>>

Explosion slightly hurts 2 in Albania's military base

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Albania's defense ministry says an unexplained explosion has slightly injured two army personnel at a base in the west of the country. More>>

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament Video included

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A knife-wielding man goes on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. More>>

The Latest: Chinese citizen among injured in London attack Video included

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The Latest: South Korea's acting head of state has instructed the country's Foreign Ministry to help the five South Korean nationals injured in London during Wednesday's attack outside Parliament. More>>

As Japan suicides drop, survivor shares story to save others

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It's not that he wanted to die. Rather, Kazuo Sawato says, he couldn't bear his life anymore. More>>

Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

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North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: he's too much like Barack Obama. More>>

The Latest: Work resumes on raising sunken SKorean ferry

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A South Korean government official says salvage crews will need until the late afternoon or evening to raise a sunken ferry to a point where they could start the process of loading it onto a semi-submersible, heavy-lift vessel that will carry it to a port. More>>

Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school

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An aid group says nearly third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan unable to attend school. More>>

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament Video included

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A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby. More>>

The Latest: China, Australia leaders discuss London attack Video included

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The leader of Britain's House of Commons says a man has been shot by police at Parliament. More>>

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

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Nearly three years after it capsized and sank into the violent seas off South Korea's southwestern coast, workers slowly pulled up the 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from the waters on Thursday. More>>

Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

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North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: he's too much like Barack Obama. More>>

Arabs protest UN's withdrawal of Israel 'apartheid' report

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An Arab delegation has met with the U.N. secretary-general to protest what Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour calls the "bullying tactics and intimidation" that led to U.N. withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of establishing an "apartheid regime.". More>>

Australia pair are first foreigners to own US radio stations

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An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has broken a longstanding barrier to full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations. More>>

For some airline passengers, new warnings bring new hurdles Video included

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Banning laptops and tablets on some international flights is the latest indignity thrust upon airline passengers for vague reasons. More>>

UN atomic chief: Iran inspections at risk without more money

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The head of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency says the inspections regimen put in place to closely monitor Iran's nuclear activity is in jeopardy unless the U.S. and other nations contribute more money. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements

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President Donald Trump is getting ahead of himself on claiming certain achievements. More>>

Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school

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An aid group says nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other forms of exploitation. More>>

AP Interview: Emirates defends security as laptop ban looms Video included

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AP Interview: Emirates president defends his airline's security as ban on laptops, electronics on US-bound flights looms. More>>

US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines

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Syrian activists say dozens of civilians are dead or still missing after an airstrike on a shelter for the displaced in an Islamic State-held village in northern Syria. More>>

Italian train derails in Switzerland, 7 people injured

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Swiss police say they are trying to reach people trapped inside a train that derailed in the central city of Lucerne, with details of any injuries still unclear. More>>

Before Parliament violence, other attacks on Britain Video included

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Britain has been targeted anew by what authorities are calling a terrorist incident. More>>

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if no Brexit deal

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The European Union's chief negotiator for the upcoming negotiations with Britain on leaving the bloc has warned that there will be "serious consequences for everyone" if the two sides fail to clinch a deal within the two years of talks. More>>

Eurozone chief urged to quit for 'liquor and women' quip

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Eurozone chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem is coming under increasing pressure for what many see as derogatory comments about debt-ridden nations that have sought outside help to emerge from financial crisis. More>>

Over 400 students fall ill of Egypt army's school meals

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Egyptian Health Ministry officials say at least 435 students have fallen ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across the country on Wednesday and Tuesday after consuming government-issued school meals. More>>

The Latest: China envoy hails Syria peace talks 'momentum'

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish coalition says the U.S. has landed infantry behind Islamic State lines to spearhead an assault on the town of Tabqa. More>>

In Europe spat, Turkish president warns Westerners on safety

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-European rhetoric on Wednesday, warning that the safety of Western citizens could be in peril if European nations persist in what he described as arrogant conduct. More>>

African governments urged to spend more on clean water

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The World Water Council says 32 percent of people in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water. More>>

UK says cabin ban on laptops to go into effect Saturday

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The British Department of Transport says a ban on laptops and tablets being brought into airline cabins on certain flights must be put in place by Saturday. More>>

Int'l court sentences Congo ex-vice president to extra year

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A former Congolese vice president has been sentenced to an extra year in prison and fined 300,000 euros ($324,000) for interfering with witnesses in his trial at the International Criminal Court. More>>

In Europe spat, Turkish president warns Westerners on safety

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-European rhetoric on Wednesday, warning that the safety of Western citizens could be in peril if European nations persist in what he described as arrogant conduct. More>>

Lawyer for Russian whistle-blower's family injured in fall

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A lawyer hired by the family of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian whistleblower who died in jail, has been seriously injured in a fall from his Moscow apartment. More>>

Liverpool plans extravaganza for 50 years of 'Sgt. Pepper'

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It was 50 years ago today _ almost _ that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. More>>

Wilders: Dutch coalition talks ignore his 1.3 million voters

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Anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders says mainstream parties discussing the makeup of the next Dutch ruling coalition are shutting him out and sidelining 1.3 million people who voted for his party in last week's parliamentary elections. More>>

Red Cross appeal seeks funds for 4 countries facing famine

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The international Red Cross is appealing for $400 million to help millions of people at risk of famine in four war- and conflict-ridden countries in Africa and the Middle East, possibly within three months. More>>

German Cabinet OKs plan to annul homosexuality convictions

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Germany's Cabinet has approved a bill that will annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany. More>>

'Be tender', Belgian king says a year after Brussels attacks

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Belgian leaders, victims and families of those who died in the March 22 suicide bomb attacks on the Brussels airport and subway are marking the first anniversary of the attacks. More>>

US, South Korea say North Korea's latest missile test fails

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South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure. More>>

Survey: US high schools seen as easier by exchange students

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Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports _ this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries. More>>

Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

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President Donald Trump has yet to make good on his pledge to pursue closer cooperation and friendlier ties to Russia, but a planned trip to Russia by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may test whether the detente will be more than just talk. More>>

S. Korea prosecutors grill Park over corruption allegations

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South Korean prosecutors have grilled the country's just-ousted president in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and now threaten to put her in jail. More>>

French minister resigns over probe into daughters' jobs

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France's financial prosecutor's office has opened a preliminary investigation into a report that Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs. More>>

Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS

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Afghanistan says it wants the Trump administration to send more forces and help meet "military shortfalls" in the battle against the Taliban and the Islamic State group. More>>

Poland says EU's Tusk hurt nation's interest over 2010 crash

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Poland's government is accusing European Council President Donald Tusk of betraying national interests and bowing to Moscow in the investigation of the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. More>>

The Latest: Royal Jordanian to enforce ban starting Friday

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The Latest: Dubai-based Emirates says it's not aware of ban on electronics in aircraft cabins on US-bound flights. More>>

Media: Netanyahu to continue East Jerusalem construction

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Israeli media is quoting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that he has no plans to limit Jewish construction in East Jerusalem. More>>

Car bomb kills 6 near Somalia presidential palace: Official

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Car bomb near Somalia's presidential palace in capital kills 5, police say. More>>

Ukraine lawmaker: Manafort tried to hide $750,000 payment Video included

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A Ukrainian lawmaker has published a document that he says ties Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, to attempts to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russia political party. More>>

The Latest: McGuinness' coffin carried through streets

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Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair says the peace process in northern Ireland wouldn't have been possible without the courage displayed by Martin McGuinness. More>>

London's Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth artworks revealed

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The next two artworks to be showcased on the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square have been selected. More>>

Sturgeon urges Scottish parliament to back referendum call

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is asking the Edinburgh-based Scottish parliament to back her demand for a referendum on independence within two years. More>>

Turkish ruling party moves to end European campaigning

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The European Union official overseeing the bloc's expansion efforts says Turkish membership will become "more and more unrealistic" unless Ankara changes course soon. More>>

Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again

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Israel is making contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter- million people from communities along the Gaza and Lebanese borders to get them away from missile attacks if war erupts again with Hamas or Hezbollah. More>>

Syrian troops respond as rebels renew attack on Damascus

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Hezbollah: Syrian rebels detonate car bomb in eastern neighborhood of Damascus in renewed attacks on Syrian capital. More>>

Palestinian cartographer uses map against Israel closure

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A prominent Palestinian cartographer says he used a tool of his trade _ a map _ to explain to Israeli authorities they shouldn't have closed his office on the outskirts of Jerusalem last week. More>>

Ireland's McGuinness trod unlikely path from war to peace

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From Bogside battlegrounds to the center of Belfast government power-sharing, Martin McGuinness traveled a long-unthinkable path from war to peace. More>>

Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockage

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Tourists in eastern Thailand used to toss coins at a green sea turtle who lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. More>>

Potential French first lady holds American-style campaign

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In a break with French tradition, presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has formed an inseparable team with his wife Brigitte _ his former high school theater teacher, 24 years his senior, who is campaigning by his side. More>>

Stolen Van Gogh paintings return to Amsterdam after 14 years

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The Van Gogh Museum has welcomed home two paintings by the Dutch expressionist master more than 14 years after they were snatched in a nighttime heist. More>>

Czech zoo saws off rhino horns to keep its animals safe

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A Czech zoo is taking no chances after the killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who stole the animal's horn. More>>

Pakistan's assembly approves revival of military courts

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Pakistan's National Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would continue the practice of trying terrorism suspects in military courts. More>>

EU to hold Brexit summit for 27 members on April 29

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The 27 European Union nations will hold a special Brexit summit on April 29 to decide on the guidelines which will guide them through the next two years of divorce negotiations with Britain. More>>

Martin McGuinness, IRA leader turned peacemaker, dies at 66 Video included

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Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army warlord who led his underground, paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with its age-old British enemies, has died, his Sinn Fein party announced Tuesday on Twitter. More>>

Some Kurds in Turkey protest referendum during festival

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Some Kurds in Turkey demonstrated on Tuesday against an April 16 referendum on expanding the president's powers, hoisting political banners at a spring festival that is traditionally used to demand more rights for the ethnic identity. More>>

1st units of South Sudan protection force arrive soon: UN

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1st units of South Sudan regional protection force arrive within weeks: UN peacekeeping chief. More>>

Heartbreak and paperwork weigh on Brussels attack victims

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In the year since suicide bombings ripped through the Brussels airport and subway, those affected have found themselves imploring the Belgian government to recognize them as victims. More>>

Germany: 3 teenagers convicted in bomb attack on Sikh temple

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A German court has convicted three 17-year-olds of participating in a bomb attack last year on a Sikh temple that was motivated by hatred of other religions. More>>

Norway: South Sudan crisis is man-made, government must act

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Norway's foreign minister says South Sudan's leaders have inflicted a massive humanitarian crisis on the population threatened by a famine, adding that a stop in fighting in the civil war is needed urgently. More>>

Israeli army chief: Hezbollah leader killed by his own men

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Israel's military chief says Israel has concluded that Hezbollah's top military commander was killed in Syria last year by rivals within the Shiite militant group. More>>

2 detained for possible weapon link in Paris airport attack

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Two people have been detained on suspicion of involvement in providing a weapon to a Frenchman who was shot to death after attacking soldiers guarding Paris' Orly airport. More>>

Kremlin says US intelligence committee is "confused"

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A Kremlin spokesman has said a U.S. intelligence committee is "confused" after it heard testimony from FBI Director James Comey about an investigation into the Russian ties of President Donald Trump's associates. More>>

Islamic State group claims responsibility for Baghdad attack

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for Baghdad car bombing that killed 27 people on Monday. More>>

Trees toppled at Ghana waterfall during storm, killing 19

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A police official in Ghana says that at least 17 people have been killed, mostly students, after a tree fell on them during a storm while they were touring the Kintampo Waterfall north of the capital. More>>

Hong Kong set to pick new leader anointed by Beijing

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Hong Kong is poised to select a leader on March 26, but the choice will be made by a committee of mostly pro-Beijing elites rather than voters from the city's 7.3 million residents, under a system strongly criticized during 2014's pro-democracy protests. More>>

Contrast in style as Duterte meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi

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Regional politics makes for strange bedfellows, and at first glance, it is hard to imagine more of an odd couple than tempestuous Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his cerebral de facto Myanmar counterpart, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. More>>

Iraqi leader: Trump to accelerate support Video included

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President Donald Trump will hold his first meeting with Iraq's prime minister as he works to shape his policy for defeating the Islamic State group. More>>

S. Korea's Park says 'sorry' as she undergoes questioning

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South Korea's former president has arrived at a prosecutors' office for questioning over a corruption scandal that led to her recent removal from office. More>>

Macron, Le Pen clash in first French election TV debate

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The five leading candidates for France's presidential election are holding their first debate Monday, with centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen leading polls and jobs and security among voters' top concerns. More>>

Swiss bank UBS ordered to stand tax-fraud trial in France

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Swiss bank UBS AG has been ordered to stand trial in France for allegedly helping wealthy French clients evade the country's tax authorities after it rejected as too pricey an out-of-court settlement offer from prosecutors. More>>

Greece: Police find 8 parcel bombs headed to EU countries

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Police in Greece have discovered and neutralized eight parcel bombs, addressed to European Union finance officials and businesses in various European countries, at a postal sorting office near Athens. More>>

US boycotts UN rights council debate on Israel, Palestinians

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The U.S. State Department says the United States is boycotting a session at the U.N. Human Rights Council that focuses on Palestine and other Arab occupied territories, saying it is biased against Israel. More>>

South Sudan plane crashes, all 49 passengers, crew survive

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Commercial plane crashes and burns in South Sudan but all passengers and crew survive. More>>

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls Video included

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A new global happiness report finds that money doesn't quite buy happiness as Norway vaults to No. 1 and the United States keeps falling down in the rankings. More>>

Al-Qaida steps up violence against Syrian government

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Syrian state TV: Government forces regain control of Damascus areas attacked, captured by rebels the previous day. More>>

Israel's multi-layer defense system nearing completion

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A senior Israeli air force official says a joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor will be operational soon, completing the country's multi-layer defense system. More>>

Russian opposition leader Navalny is doused in green liquid

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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been doused in a bright green liquid by an unknown assailant in the Siberian city of Barnaul. More>>

The countdown begins: Britain to start EU exit on March 29

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Britain's government says it will trigger Article 50, signaling Britain's departure from the European Union, on March 29. More>>

Iraqi officials say Baghdad bombing kills at least 23

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Iraqi officials say a car bomb in Baghdad has killed at least 23 people and wounded 45 others. More>>

AP Exclusive: Orly video shows attacker rushing soldier

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Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at Paris' Orly airport shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind. More>>

Syrian Kurdish militia says it's getting Russian training

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A Syrian Kurdish militia that Turkey views as a terrorist group says Russian servicemen are training its forces in northern Syria. More>>

Kenya: 11 people killed in fighting fueled by drought

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Kenyan officials say 11 people died over the weekend in violence in the center of the country between two herding communities that was fueled by a drought that has affected about half the country. More>>

Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide

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Pope Francis has begged forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the church and its members" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide and told Rwanda's president that he hoped his apology would help the country heal. More>>

PHOTOS: Daily hunt for water affects millions of Africans

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More than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the problems of famine and civil war, according to the UNICEF. More>>

Poland irked by foreign media firm note to its journalists

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Polish officials say a recent letter from the CEO of a Swiss-German media company to its journalists in Poland highlights the need to curb foreign capital on the Polish media market. More>>

Italy, northern neighbors work with Libya on migration

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Italy and its northern neighbors agreed Monday to work together with Libya to help implement a new accord to better patrol Libya's coasts and stop smugglers from setting off with their human cargo. More>>

EU's Hahn heads to Macedonia to help break deadlock

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The European Union's enlargement commissioner, Johannes Hahn, will visit Macedonia on Tuesday in another bid to help break a political deadlock that has left the country's parties unable to form a government since an election in December. More>>

N.Korea says it's not afraid of US threat of military strike

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North Korea says it is not frightened by U.S. threats of possible pre-emptive military action to halt its nuclear and missile buildup. More>>

Top Palestinian official: Trump committed to 2 states

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A senior Palestinian official says he is encouraged by early signs that the Trump administration remains strongly committed to the establishment of a Palestinian state. More>>

$75 million pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones

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France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. More>>

Germany's Merkel renews demand that Turkey drop Nazi swipes

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Chancellor Angela Merkel says her demand that Turkey cease drawing Nazi comparisons with Germany and its allies applies "without ifs or buts," and pointed to a government threat last week that it could prevent Turkish politicians entering the country. More>>

US Marines, Romanian troops hold Black Sea exercises

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U.S. Marines and Romanian troops are taking part in joint exercises on the Black Sea coat. More>>

The Latest: Germany confident Britain will pay what it owes

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The European Commission says it has been informed in advance of Britain's plans to trigger its exit from the EU on March 29 and stands ready to help launch the negotiations. More>>

Japan, Russia bolster cooperation, urge NKorean restraint

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The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday, with both sides expressing hope that discussions on joint development of islands claimed by both countries might help them move closer to resolving the territorial dispute. More>>

Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet for reconciliation talks

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Egyptian and Palestinian leaders are holding talks in Cairo in what Egyptian media reports are branding a "reconciliation" meeting. More>>

Pink diamond worth millions shown in London ahead of auction

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Sotheby's is displaying the startling "pink star" diamond in London ahead of its being auctioned for sale in Hong Kong next month. More>>

The Latest: EU grants more border aid to Italy

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Hungary's defense minister has inaugurated a small military base on the country's southern border for soldiers patrolling to prevent the entry of migrants. More>>

Norway tops global happiness report overtaking Denmark Video included

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A global happiness report has made the Norwegian foreign minister, well, happy. More>>

Hungary opens base for army border patrols to stop migrants Video included

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Hungary's defense minister has inaugurated a small military base on the country's southern border for soldiers patrolling to prevent the entry of migrants. More>>

She's 100! Britain marks singer Vera Lynn's landmark day

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Britain has taken a nostalgic trip into the past to celebrate the 100th birthday of patriotic songstress Vera Lynn by projecting her image on the white cliffs of Dover. More>>

Belarus leader accuses Western spies of fomenting protests

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The president of Belarus says Western intelligence agencies are using a "fifth column" to cause unrest and threaten the stability of his regime. More>>

Match-making: Dutch coalition building process begins

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An initial round of match-making talks to establish possible new Dutch ruling coalitions has started in Parliament following last week's elections. More>>

Paris police search financial prosecutor's HQ after threat

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Paris police are searching for possible explosives at the headquarters of the national financial prosecutor after a phone-in bomb threat. More>>

Israel's Netanyahu seeks to boost commercial ties with China

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told China's premier that he wants to boost their countries' cooperation in advanced technology, as he leads a large business delegation to promote commercial ties with the Asian giant. More>>

Port operator DP World's profits up by 28 percent in 2016

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Dubai-based DP World, one of the world's largest international port operators, says its full-year profits in 2016 rose nearly 28 percent and revenue climbed to almost five percent. More>>

German finance minister: European unity 'best precaution'

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Germany's finance minister says European unity is 'the best precaution for our 21st century' and is suggesting that the eurozone rescue fund could be turned into a sort of 'European Monetary Fund.'. More>>

2 reports, 1 conclusion: energy shift must start soon

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Two international bodies say the world needs to swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures. More>>

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls Video included

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A new global happiness report finds that money doesn't quite buy happiness as Norway vaults to No. 1 and the United States keeps falling down in rankings. More>>

China's trading partners alarmed by food import controls

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China's trading partners are trying to persuade Beijing to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports _ including low-risk items such as wine and chocolate. More>>

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

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The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first such "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine. More>>

Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attacker

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French police have released the father of the Orly Airport attacker who was shot and killed while taking a soldier hostage. More>>

Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. More>>

Canadian wins $1M global teacher prize for work with Inuit

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A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec has won a $1 million prize in what has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence. More>>

3 young people killed, 6 injured in car collision in Sweden

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Swedish police and rescue officials say that 3 young people have been killed in a collision of two cars in northern Sweden. More>>

Protesters march in Paris against police violence

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Several thousand people have marched in Paris against police violence. More>>

Italy president hugs those like him who lost family to Mafia

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Italy's president has gone to a mobsters' stronghold to honor those who fight the Mafia. More>>

French Socialist draws crowd, says victory still possible

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The Socialist candidate for the French presidency is seeking to breathe life into his flagging campaign. More>>

Chuck Berry's spirit lives on through countless songs Video included

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Chuck Berry leaves behind not only a core of rock classics such as "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven," but countless descendants in songs clearly indebted to him in sound and in spirit. More>>

Clashes break out in Syrian capital after insurgents attack

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Fierce clashes have broken out on eastern side of the Syrian capital following an ambush on the city by rebel-aligned forces. More>>

Ship hijacked and then freed by Somali pirates, at safe port

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The captain of the crew of a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that was hijacked and then released by Somali pirates said he feels like he was "dead and born," after the ship reached a port in northern Somalia. More>>

You're nabbed! French gendarmes find thief stuck in window

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Possibly the easiest arrest they'll ever make: French gendarmes called to a robbery arrived at the scene to find the suspected thief stuck in a hole he'd made in the shop window. More>>

Thousands join rallies pro-Europe rallies across Germany

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Thousands of people have joined rallies across Germany and other European countries to show their support for the idea of a united Europe. More>>

Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes NATO 'vast sums'

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Germany has rejected President Donald Trump's claim the country owes NATO large sums for underspending on defense. More>>

Israeli coalition crisis raises threat of new elections

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Israel's prime minister has backed out of an agreement to establish a new broadcasting authority, creating a coalition crisis with one of his key partners that could lead to early elections. More>>

Israel warns Syria after exchange of fire

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Israel has warned Syria not to fire at its jets when they carry out missions over its territory aimed at destroying weapons bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. More>>

Man charged after painting slashed at UK National Gallery

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A man has been charged with criminal damage after a painting in Britain's National Gallery was slashed in front of shocked visitors. More>>

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