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House GOP works to deliver on border wall for Trump

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House GOP allies of President Donald Trump are moving to give him a much-sought victory on Capitol Hill by finally passing a down payment on his long-promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Sanctions bill hits hurdle in Senate over NKorea penalties

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A package of new financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea has a hit a snag in the Senate where the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee is objecting to the House's decision to include the penalties targeting Pyongyang.

Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home

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A British judge is set to rule on where Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disease, will spend the last days of his life.

The Latest: Man slain at protest in western Venezuela

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Cuba says it has no intention of trying to help mediate a solution to the political crisis rocking Venezuela.

Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession

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Muslim worshippers have once again held their morning prayers outside Jerusalem's most contested holy site despite Israel's removal of the metal detectors that sparked the protest.

Jerusalem Palestinians find voice through prayer protests

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Thousands of Palestinian Muslims have been praying in the streets of Jerusalem every evening, creating a new, surprisingly effective form of protest in their long conflict with Israel.

Venezuela leader's foes levy new sanctions and fresh strike

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Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is urging compatriots to back a 48-hour general strike to protest government plans to rewrite the constitution.

2 Germans peacekeepers dead in helicopter crash in Mali

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The United Nations says a helicopter from the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali that was monitoring "confrontations" on the ground has crashed.

Wildfires threaten French Riviera, inadequate aircraft cited

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The top official of France's Var region on the Mediterranean coast says that 10,000 people were evacuated as blazes hopscotching around the Riviera tore through the town of La Londe-les-Maures.

The Latest: Poor visibility hurts wildfire fight in Portugal

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Almost 1,700 firefighters supported by 17 water-dropping aircraft are tackling wildfires in Portugal, where every summer large areas of woodland are scorched.

Italian bank says 400,000 loan account details hacked

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Italy's largest bank, Unicredit, says accounts of some 400,000 customers in Italy have been hacked.

Weekend strike to shut Acropolis at height of tourist season

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A 2-day strike by Greek culture ministry employees protesting staff shortages will shut the Acropolis and other ancient sites and museums in Athens this weekend, at the height of the tourist season.

Ukraine strips citizenship of ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili

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Ukraine's president has rescinded the citizenship of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia who moved to Ukraine to become leader of one of its most corruption-plagued regions and later resigned.

The Latest: Palestinians call for protests against Israel

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The Latest: Israel issues scathing response to Turkey's criticism on contested Jerusalem shrine, says it's 'absurd'.

Items from Auschwitz death camp to tour Europe, America

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Officials at the museum of the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz say some exhibits are going on a tour of Europe and North America to bring its tragic truth about the Holocaust to a wider audience.

Rolling Stone cover asks why can't Canada PM be US president

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Rolling Stone magazine has put liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the cover of its latest issue and asks: "Why Can't He Be Our President?".

Russian wanted in US caught in Greece for money laundering

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Greek authorities arrest Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through bitcoin transactions.

Century-old warship returns to Athens after repairs

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After three months of extensive maintenance and conservation work, a 107-year-old battleship returned Wednesday to its berth in Athens, where it serves as a floating museum.

Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040

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Britain's government says it will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gas by 2040 as authorities move to tackle air pollution.

Top EU court moves to restore Hamas terror listing

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The European Union's top court says a lower court should not have removed the Islamic militant group Hamas from the EU's terror list and has sent the case back to the lower court for reconsideration.

Maronites can return to Cyprus villages held by Turkish army

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Authorities in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of ethnically divided Cyprus say they have lifted restrictions on Maronite Christians from reclaiming homes and property in villages that are under military control.

US hits Venezuela with more sanctions ahead of vote

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is poised to hit Venezuela with new sanctions amid widespread unrest ahead of weekend elections that would lead to a rewrite of the country's constitution.

The Latest: Judge sets deadline for moving baby to hospice

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Charlie Gard's parents are conceding that he will die in a hospice and not at home as they had previously wished.

UN urges Congo to hold elections by Dec. 31 deadline

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The UN Security Council is urging Congo's government to swiftly implement an agreement to hold presidential elections by the end of the year, warning that failure to do so will increase the risk of insecurity and instability in the country and the region.

Poles protest EU comments and govt moves against top court

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Small group hold protests in Warsaw after the European Commission says door still open to triggering sanctions against Poland despite the Polish president's rejection of parts of a judiciary overhaul that limits the independence of the courts.

Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

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Human rights groups have asked the Philippine president to withdraw his threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels.

Police detain dozens of migrants in Milan train station

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Authorities have detained several dozen people outside Milan's main train station in response to an increasing public security issue as the city deals with a new wave of migrants.

Partners of jailed activists in Turkey demand their release

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Germany's foreign ministry says Germany and Sweden are complaining to Turkey about the jailing of two human rights activists and demanding that the men be told what exactly they are accused of.

Spanish PM Rajoy denies knowing about graft deals in party

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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is standing Wednesday as a witness in a major trial to some 40 people allegedly involved in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped finance his ruling Popular Party.

Swedish parties plan no-confidence vote over security leak

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Sweden's right-wing opposition parties table no-confidence motion in 3 government ministers in social-democrat led minority government.

French president attends memorial for IS-slain priest

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French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken at an emotionally-charged mass to mark one year since the killing of a local French priest by two 19-year-old Islamic extremists.

Britain lifts advisory against travel to Tunisia

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Britain has lifted an advisory against travel to Tunisia, paving the way for tourists to return, two years after a deadly beachside attack.

Romania: Defense minister confirms $3.9B US missile deal

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Romania's defense minister confirms Romania intends to buy Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion dollars from the U.S. to upgrade its defense system.

At least 8 dead in building collapse in Nigeria's Lagos

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At least 5 killed in residential building collapse in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos.

Daimler stands by diesel despite growing controversy

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Automaker Daimler AG says net profit up slightly in second quarter as Mercedes-Benz luxury car business booms while profits lag at its truck, van and bus businesses.

EU court advised to reject Hungary, Slovakia refugee case

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An adviser to the Court of Justice of the European Union says it should dismiss lawsuits filed by Hungary and Slovakia contesting the mandatory relocation of 120,000 asylum-seekers.

The Latest: Police block journalists from parts of Old City

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Senior Muslim official in Jerusalem says worshippers won't return to a contested shrine until Israel removes new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there.

Vatican Cardinal Pell faces Australian court on sex charges Video included

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Cardinal George Pell appears in an Australian court on charges of sexual abuse and vows through his lawyer he will fight the allegations that have threatened the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy.

Kremlin holds off on responding to new US sanctions

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A senior Russian diplomat says a new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia harms chances for improving the ties between the two countries, pushing them into "unchartered territory.".

Floods hit northern Germany, force some evacuations

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Heavy rains led to flooding Wednesday in some parts of northern Germany, forcing some evacuations and prompting residents to pile sand bags in front of their homes to protect themselves from a swollen river.

Bodies buried after being missing in Swiss Alps for 75 years

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A Swiss couple whose bodies were found on an Alpine glacier after they went missing for nearly 75 years has been buried in Switzerland.

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf Video included

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A U.S. Navy boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them in the Persian Gulf; Iran's Revolutionary Guard blamed the American ship.

Germany to examine US-Russia sanctions package

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Germany says it will examine a new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia approved by the House of Representatives amid concerns that measures could affect European businesses.

President says Iran will 'respond' if US missile law passes

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country will respond if U.S. legislation imposing sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program becomes law.

Strike by oil tanker owners causes fuel shortage in Pakistan

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Strike by oil tanker operators creates shortage of petroleum products in Pakistan, causing panic among people who are lining up at gas stations to make bulk purchases of petrol and diesel.

Chainsaw attack suspect was armed, but didn't resist arrest

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Police say the suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer's office in Switzerland that left five people wounded didn't show any kind of resistance when he was arrested, but carried a bag with weapons on him.

Charlie Gard's parents ask court to let him die at home

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Lawyers on both sides of the case involving critically ill infant Charlie Gard will be returning to Britain's High Court.

Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorism Video included

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President Donald Trump and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledge solidarity in fighting terrorism.

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf Video included

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An American defense official says a U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian naval ship during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf.

Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo detainee also tried to travel to Russia

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The government liaison for Guantanamo ex-detainees resettled in Uruguay says one of the men tried to travel to Russia in recent months, at least his fourth such attempt to leave the South American nation.

China denies its jets operated dangerously in US encounter

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China is denying that its fighter jet pilots acted dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision.

Thousands join Muslim prayer protests over Jerusalem shrine Video included

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Israel begins dismantling metal detectors from gates of contested Jerusalem shrine that had enraged Muslim world.

EU-Turkey talks fail to ease friction over detentions

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-Western rhetoric Tuesday ahead of a meeting between his foreign minister and top European Union officials, saying the era of a submissive Turkey bowing to every Western demand is over.

Top Vatican official faces Australian court on sex charges Video included

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The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday, as he vows to clear his name in a scandal that has rattled Rome.

Uber's airport service in Madrid under attack from town hall

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The city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws.

Kurdish official says US role essential in post-IS Syria

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A senior Kurdish official says the U.S. role in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria's Raqqa must not end with the liberation of the city but continue as a guarantor of its future stability.

Europe rights court: Sex still important for older women

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A European human rights court has ruled that sexuality is just as important for a 50-year-old woman with two children as it is for a younger woman.

US and China report progress on new North Korea sanctions

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States and China are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Trump message chief willing to 'fire everybody' for leaking

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President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's ready to clean house in order to prevent information leaks that have plagued the administration.

Chainsaw attack suspect arrested in Switzerland

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A man suspected of wounding five people with a chainsaw is still on the loose, and a massive manhunt is taking place near the Swiss-German border.

Blast damages offices of Mexico Catholic Bishops Council

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An explosive device has damaged a door at the headquarters of Mexico's Roman Catholic Council of Bishops, but there are no injuries.

The Latest: Haley urges UN to get serious about Hezbollah

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President Donald Trump and Lebanese Minister Saad Hariri are pledging to fight terrorism to the end.

The Latest: Abbas says ties with Israel remain suspended

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The Latest: Israeli minister says removal of metal detectors from contested Jerusalem shrine corrected a mistake.

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

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The gruesome discovery of a tractor-trailer full of dozens of dead and suffocating people outside a San Antonio Walmart reflects a durable business model for smugglers.

UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

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British officials have announced plans to regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.

Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

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President Donald Trump's rage against perceived political enemies Monday while speaking to Boy Scouts has infuriated parents and former Scouts.

Swedish leader says security leak in 2015 was disaster

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Sweden's prime minister says a security leak in the transport agency two years ago was "a disaster," but it's unclear what damage it may have caused.

Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for 8 1/2 years after stopping anti-HIV medicines.

Libyan rivals agree in France to cease-fire, elections

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President Emmanuel Macron is hosting a meeting of the two main rival leaders of chaotic Libya, trying to play peacemaker in a country where the stakes are high for Europe and Africa.

Reporter Q&A: A look at Duterte's state of the nation speech

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The Associated Press' chief Manila correspondent, Jim Gomez, who has covered regional politics for more than two decades, discusses Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's second state of the nation speech.

Lawmakers accuse Japan's Abe of false testimony in scandal

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being questioned in Parliament after opposition lawmakers alleged he testified falsely when he denied using his influence to help a friend.

The Latest: Chainsaw attack suspect arrested in Switzerland

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Police say the suspect in Monday's chainsaw attack at a health insurance company's office in the Swiss city of Schaffhausen has been arrested.

The Latest: France's Macron hails 'courage' of Libyan rivals

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President Emmanuel Macron is hosting a meeting of the two main rival leaders of chaotic Libya, trying to play peacemaker in a country where the stakes are high for Europe and Africa.

Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

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The small Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems.

Putin spokesman: No Kremlin order for Kushner-Gorkov talks

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A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says a meeting between Donald Trump's son-in-law and the chairman of a Russian bank did not occur on Kremlin orders.

Afghan official says roadside mine kills district governor

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Afghan official says a roadside mine killed the governor of Shebako District in western Farah province along with his son and five bodyguards.

Anti-Qatar bloc adds names, entities to 'terrorism' list

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The four Arab countries isolating Qatar over its alleged support for extremists has added 18 more people and organizations to a designated terrorist list.

The Latest: Hearing on Charlie Gard case to resume Wednesday

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A lawyer for the parents of baby Charlie Gard has told a judge their last wish is to take their critically ill son home to die.

Greek bond issue marks milestone in recovery from bailout

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The Greek government says it has raised 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) with the country's first bond issue in more than three years, which was more than two times oversubscribed.

Polish president emerges as independent in judiciary row

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For nearly two years Poland's President Andrzej Duda has been widely derided as a marginal figure, a man chosen by the powerful ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski for his loyalty whose role was to rubber-stamp the party's populist nationalist program.

Polish president signs 1 of 3 contested laws on judiciary

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The office of Poland's president says he has signed into law one of three contested bills that organizes the judiciary in a way that critics say limits judiciary independence.

Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die

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The parents of a critically ill infant are returning to court for the latest stage in their effort to seek permission to take the child to the United States for medical treatment.

Retired police go on tourist patrol at Rome's Trevi Fountain

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Retired traffic officers at Rome's Trevi Fountain are working to keep tourists on good behavior.

Australia denies reneging on a UNHCR deal to accept refugees

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The Australian foreign minister has rejected the United Nations refugee agency's allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who attempted to reach Australia by boat.

Macedonian court rejects custody for former prime minister

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A Macedonian appeals court has rejected a prosecutor's bid for former prime minister Nikola Gruevski to be remanded in custody pending trial on charges connected with a wiretapping scandal.

Syria activists: Despite truce, strikes near Damascus kill 8

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Syrian opposition activists, paramedic group say airstrikes in rebel suburb of Damascus have killed 8 people.

U2's Bono meets French President Macron to discuss poverty

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French President Emmanuel Macron has received pop singer and philanthropist Bono at the Elysee Palace in Paris for talks about poverty.

Is that really a beached whale beneath Paris' Notre Dame?

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A sperm whale appears to have beached on an embankment in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris _ but it's really just an art installation from a Belgian artists' collective.

Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

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A former bishop of an isolated polygamous commune in Canada has been convicted of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight.

Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

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Pakistani officials: Car bomb kills 12 people, wounds 25 in eastern city of Lahore.

Duterte vows end to uprising, 'jail or hell' in drug war

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A year after Duterte promised to cleanse the Philippines of illegal drugs in three to six months, tame corruption and began lashing out at the US, his 'shock and awe' declarations have collided with reality.

Ex-Gitmo detainee deported from Morocco, returns to Uruguay

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Authorities in Uruguay say that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in Uruguay has returned to the South American country after being deported from Morocco.

The Latest: Israel begins removing metal detectors from site Video included

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The Latest: Trump's Mideast envoy Greenblatt on his way to Israel amid growing crisis over Jerusalem holy site.

Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24 Video included

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A suicide car bomb exploded in a western neighborhood of Kabul early Monday morning, but an Afghan government official said it was not known if there were further casualties.

Amid protests, Polish leader puts brakes on judicial shakeup

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Poland's president says he will veto two contentious bills that are widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system.

11 states sue over EPA delay of new chemical safety rules

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A coalition of 11 states has filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's decision to delay new chemical plant safety rules from taking effect for at least two years.

Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance Video included

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Israeli security Cabinet fails to reach decision on new security measures at Jerusalem holy site that set off clashes.

Hurricane Hilary forms in Pacific off Mexico, far from land

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Hurricane Hilary has formed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, but forecasters say the storm does not pose any imminent threat to land.

Security forces shut Maldives Parliament, leading to clashes

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The Maldivian opposition party says some opposition lawmakers have stormed the parliament compound after it was padlocked by military members in a bid to prevent lawmakers from voting to impeach the parliamentary speaker.

AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff

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Indian and Chinese troops have been facing off for weeks in a tense standoff that has raised concerns in both capitals of an all-out military conflict.

Israel, Jordan ties seen as strategic, if occasionally rocky

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A diplomatic standoff between Israel and Jordan over a deadly shooting at Israel's embassy in the kingdom once again tests the strategic, if turbulent ties forged in a 1994 peace treaty.

The Latest: Pope prays for ill baby Charlie Gard and parents

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The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard are dropping their legal bid to send him to the United States for experimental treatment.

'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

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The young Canadian lived an apparently quiet life for more than a year with his Thai girlfriend, but the flashy cars he drove stood out. Authorities say Alexandre Cazes was the mastermind of AlphaBay, the world's leading "darknet" internet marketplace.

UK girl left in tears after she's fined for selling lemonade

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A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside.

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump Video included

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Officials at the San Joaquin Valley air district say they can't meet some federal standards, so they're seizing upon Donald Trump's election to wage a campaign against enforcement of ever-tightening rules.

Jordan releases security footage of shooting of 3 US troops

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Jordan's military has released security camera footage of a shooting last year in which a Jordanian soldier killed three U.S. military trainers at the entrance to an air base in the kingdom.

Hunt is on for chainsaw attacker who wounded 5 in Swiss city

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Swiss police say that five people have been hospitalized, two of them with serious injuries, following an incident in the northern city of Schaffhausen.

Turkish president meets Qatari leader over Gulf dispute

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Turkey's president has arrived in Qatar on the final leg of a Gulf tour aimed at forging a resolution to the diplomatic standoff gripping the Gulf nation and four fellow Arab countries.

St. Peter's Square fountains being shut off due to drought

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The Vatican says it's shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought.

Albania's new president is sworn in, vows to back democracy

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Albania's new president has sworn in at the parliament convened in an extraordinary session.

Book about Nelson Mandela's medical treatment stirs dispute

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Some relatives of Nelson Mandela say a new book by a military doctor that documents the South African leader's treatment before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality.

Ministers from Europe, Africa meet to tackle migrant crisis

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Interior ministers from 14 nations and the EU have decided in Tunisia to boost cooperation to tackle the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean with commitments to treat the causes of migration in home countries and beef up anti-trafficking action.

East Timor's main parties able to form gov't but lose ground

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East Timor's two main political parties won enough votes in a weekend election to form another national unity government but lost ground to opposition forces in a sign of frustration with the economy.

Red Cross chief visits besieged city on Yemen's front lines

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The international Red Cross chief has made a rare visit to the front lines in Yemen, taking a dirt road to reach the besieged western city of Taiz devastated by more than two years of fighting.

Turkish parliament debates new bylaws; critics see muzzle

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Turkey's parliament has begun debating a series of controversial changes to its bylaws which critics say aim to further curtail opposition voices.

Spanish islands approve booze-free and bloodless bullfights

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Lawmakers in Spain's Balearic Islands have banned underage spectators, alcohol and the killing or harming of animals during regional bullfights.

President's vetoes mark latest stage in Polish legal battle

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Critics who argue that legislation proposed by Poland's ruling party would give politicians undue influence victory over judges secure a victory as the country's president announces he will veto two of the package's three bills.

The Latest: Dog-walker saw chainsaw suspect in Swiss woods

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Swiss police say that five people have been hospitalized, two of them with serious injuries, following a chainsaw attack in the northern city of Schaffhausen.

UN: No reviving failed Cyprus peace talks anytime soon

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A United Nations envoy says he sees little chance of failed talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus restarting anytime soon.

Europe concerned at impact of US energy sanctions on Russia

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European Union officials are "activating all diplomatic channels" to press home their concerns that looming U.S. energy sanctions against Russia could impact Europe's energy supplies.

Fire on Danube River cruise ship: 8 suffer smoke inhalation

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Austrian emergency crews say a fire broke out on a riverboat cruise ship on the Danube, leading to the evacuation of nearly 200 persons on board and treatment of eight people for smoke inhalation.

France bringing top Libyan rivals together in new initiative

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The office of French President Emmanuel Macron says he is bringing together this week outside Paris two Libyan leaders, and rivals, to try to "contribute to an end to the Libyan crisis.".

Iran confiscates 30 horses, mules carrying weapons

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Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's border guards have confiscated 30 horses and mules that were carrying weapons and ammunition.

Prosecutor files request to resume landmark Srebrenica trial

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Serbia's chief war crimes prosecutor has filed a request to resume the landmark trial against eight former Bosnian Serb police officers charged with taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine vow to implement peace plan

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Leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have vowed to go ahead with a peace plan for Ukraine's east.

Nightclub shooting on Paraguay-Brazil border kills 4

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Police in Paraguay say a shooting at a nightclub near the border with Brazil has left four Brazilian citizens dead and 10 people wounded.

Russia deploys military police at 'safe zone' in Syria

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Russia's General Staff says it has deployed military police to monitor the cease-fire in a safe zone in the eastern suburbs of Syria's Damascus.

New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'

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New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire' as US, others step up military efforts.

Shakespeare's Globe names Michelle Terry artistic director

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Shakespeare's Globe, London's open-air, Elizabethan-style playhouse, has appointed Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry as its new artistic director.

Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

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Prince William and Prince Harry are paying tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death in a car crash approaches.

Report: German runaway found in Iraq wants to go home

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A German teenage girl who ran away after converting to Islam and could be executed after she was found by Iraqi troops in Mosul has told a newspaper she wants to go home.

Rising Chinese politician under investigation for corruption

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China's ruling Communist Party says a rising star once tipped for a top leadership post is under investigation.

At least 8 dead after suicide bombers hit camps in Nigeria

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At least 8 dead after female suicide bombers attack camps in northeastern Nigeria.

The Latest: Lahore bombing death toll rises to 22

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Pakistani police say the death toll in a suicide bombing in the eastern city of Lahore has risen to 22. Senior police officer Haider Ashraf says a suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck near police at a vegetable market on the outskirts of Lahore.

The Latest: EU condemns deadly Afghan attacks Video included

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An Afghan health ministry official says 2 people were killed and another 2 injured in a suicide car bomb attack in a western neighborhood of Kabul early Monday morning.

Nigeria releases 1st new photo of absent leader in 2 months

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Nigeria releases 1st new photo of absent president in over 2 months as health concerns grow.

South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

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South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale' amid war, report says; gang rape and castration.

Baby Charlie protesters rally as hospital reports threats

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Campaigners who want critically ill baby Charlies Gard to receive experimental treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil as hospital officials say they have received death threats related to the heartbreaking case.

Serbia's president urges nation to resolve Kosovo relations

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Serbia's president says the Balkan country must resolve its relations with the breakaway former province of Kosovo in order to move forward.

Israel says guard at Amman embassy shot after being attacked Video included

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Israel's Foreign Ministry has provided first details of a shooting at Israel's embassy in Jordan, saying a security guard shot and killed two Jordanians in a confrontation.

Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute with Gulf tour

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A top official in the Arab bloc isolating Qatar says the Gulf state needs to change its policies as part of any direct negotiations to resolve the crisis.

Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

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Just over a year after British voters chose to leave the European Union, the country remains deeply divided over Brexit.

Russian ambassador to US concludes assignment

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Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak _ a high-profile figure in the controversy over the Trump administration's Russian contacts _ has concluded his assignment in Washington.

South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

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South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale' amid war, report says; gang rape and castration.

2 Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy Video included

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A news site linked to Jordan's military has reported a violent incident near Israel's embassy in the kingdom's capital of Amman.

Israeli security Cabinet meets to review policy at shrine

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The Israeli military says it has carried out a wave of West Bank arrests following a deadly stabbing attack against an Israeli family.

Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

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A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, paving the way for passage of the popular bill before Congress departs for the August recess.

The Latest: Hamas leader praises 'heroic' knife attacker

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Israel has installed new security cameras at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site.

Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving post

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Cuban officials say the public face of the country's diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada.

Abe denies abusing influence in Japan favoritism scandal

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denies misusing influence to help a friend in a growing favoritism scandal, as support ratings for his Cabinet sink.

BBC women want wide gender pay gap fixed now, not in 3 years

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Prominent women at the BBC want the broadcaster's gender pay gap to be resolved now rather than in several years.

The Latest: Turkey's president talks Qatar in Saudi, Kuwait

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Turkey's president has arrived in Saudi Arabia to begin a three-nation tour aimed at helping to forge a resolution to the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four of its Arab neighbors.

Poles protest for 8th day over contentious judicial changes

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Thousands of Poles are protesting for the eighth day in Warsaw over a plan by the ruling party that would drastically limit the independence of the judiciary.

5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

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Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country's south.

Alcohol poisoning kills 3 in southern Iran, 48 hospitalized

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Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that alcohol poisoning has killed three and left more than 40 people hospitalized in southern Iran.

Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak ends his term

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Russia ambassador to the United States, a prominent figure in the controversy over Russia's possible involvement in the presidential election, has ended his assignment.

Yemen's president sacks governor accused of ties to al-Qaida

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Yemen's president has sacked a governor who was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for his ties with al-Qaida.

Mexico judge orders corruption trial for ex-Gov. Duarte

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Mexican prosecutors say an ex-governor accused of corruption and other crimes has been ordered to stand trial.

Scarce rain, leaky pipes combining to dry up much of Italy

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Scarce rain and leaky aqueducts are hurting farmers in much of Italy and putting Romans at risk for water rationing.

The Latest: 8 suspected militants killed in Egypt shootout

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Egypt's Interior Ministry says its forces killed eight members of a militant group with suspected links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

No butts about it: tiger and goat cohabitate

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A neglectful mother whose partner's unusual lifestyle became a sensation has taken over her mate's home with an odd companion of her own.

Fire in south Croatia triggers explosions of war mines

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Emergency officials say a fire that has spread to southern Croatia from neighboring Montenegro has triggered 34 explosions, probably of the mines left over from the 1990s' war.

The Latest: Taliban stalk hospital killing wounded police

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Afghan official says Taliban captured a district headquarters in western Ghor province, killing six police.

Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda, 93, leaves hospital

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Zambian media say 93-year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the country's independence leader and former longtime president, has left a hospital after several days of treatment.

Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on Jerusalem crisis

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Turkey's president condemns Israeli security precautions at sensitive Jerusalem holy site, saying the Islamic world would not remain silent.

Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

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Hundreds of residents and tourists on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors a night after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region, in Greece and Turkey.

German justice minister open for EU sanctions against Poland

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German Justice Minister Heiko Maas is welcoming possible measures by the European Union regarding sanctions against Poland because of the country's controversial judicial reforms.

12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

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Officials say 12 U.S paratroopers have been hospitalized after they sustained minor injuries during a nighttime parachute jump.

German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq

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A prosecutor says that a German girl, who ran away from home after converting to Islam, has been found in Iraq.

Pope calls for "moderation" after Jerusalem shrine violence

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Pope Francis has appealed for "moderation and dialogue" after recent killings in Jerusalem.

Protests across Poland over law to control judiciary

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The spokesman for Poland's president says the leader sees flaws in contentious legislation adopted by the Senate that gives politicians significant influence over the nation's top court.

Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

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Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.

Tehran seeks release of detained Iranian citizens in US

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Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is saying Tehran has demanded the United States release detained Iranian citizens.

Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

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Prince William and Prince Harry are paying tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death in a car crash approaches.

The Latest: Peace 'Quartet' urges restraint in Jerusalem

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A relative says Israeli troops have arrested the brother of a 20-year-old Palestinian who stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family.

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