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The Latest: 3 confirmed dead in western Japan earthquake

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Japanese disaster authorities say two people have been found without vital signs and 41 others injured by an earthquake in western Japan. More>>

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Migration fight shakes German govt as Merkel, ally face off

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Germany's interior minister is insisting his party has no intention of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, but there's no sign yet of a compromise in a bitter standoff over migration. More>>

Witnesses: Coalition strikes airport in Yemen's Hodeida

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Witnesses say the Saudi-led coalition has carried out airstrikes on the airport in Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida. More>>

Former Cambodian PM Ranariddh hurt in car crash; wife killed

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A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was seriously injured Sunday in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people. More>>

2 feared dead after earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan

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A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses. More>>

Conservative wins Colombia's presidency in divisive election

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Voters in Colombia head to the polls Sunday to choose a leftist former guerrilla or a young conservative lawmaker to lead the nation as it implements a still fragile peace accord. More>>

Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

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A suicide bomber has struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least 10 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. More>>

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

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Moscow police are investigating a taxi crash that injured eight people, including two Mexican World Cup fans, when the driver plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square. More>>

Woman hurts 2 in south France with box cutter, is detained

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French media are reported that a woman crying "Allahu akbar" _ "God is great" in Arabic _ has injured 2 people with a box cutter at a supermarket in southern France. More>>

Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

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The first Italian government ship accompanying the migrant aid boat Aquarius has docked at the Spanish port of Valencia. More>>

Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip

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The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck a vehicle belonging to someone who sends burning kites into Israel from Gaza. More>>

Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

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Greece and Macedonia are about to sign a deal that, if ratified, will resolve a decades-old dispute concerning Macedonia's name. More>>

The Latest: Migrant ship passengers represent 31 countries

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The head of Doctors Without Borders in Spain says he's glad that Spain has allowed an aid convoy with 630 migrants to dock but he's worried about European nations closing their ports to those rescued at sea. More>>

The Latest: Afghan Taliban reject cease-fire extension

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An Afghan official says a suicide bombing in the eastern city of Jalalabad has killed at least 10 people. More>>

Russia's World Cup headache: Keeping it safe, keeping it fun

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A taxi crash near Red Square has raised concerns among some World Cup fans about security. More>>

From Missoni to Dolce&Gabbana, Milan men bask in street wear

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Milan designers continue to cast their eyes toward Millennials with a focus on street wear -- but without giving up tailored luxury and technical innovation. More>>

China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

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China says it will retaliate against any move by the U.S. to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

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President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

Turkey: Presidential candidate makes TV speech from prison

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Turkey's state broadcaster has aired a campaign speech by a jailed presidential candidate, who urged voters to prevent "one-man regime" of incumbent Erdogan. More>>

Trump congratulates Hungarian leader who shares border views

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President Donald Trump is congratulating Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on his recent re-election. More>>

Portugal remembers 66 victims from deadly year for wildfires

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Portugal's president and prime minister have attended a Mass in a rural town to mark the anniversary of a wildfire that killed 66 people. More>>

Illustrated love letter by Little Prince author is auctioned

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An illustration by Antoine de Saint-Exupery showing a likeness of his renowned Little Prince atop a globe, adorning an anguished love letter, has sold at auction for 240,500 euros ($249,497). More>>

Stephen Hawking's ashes buried in Westminster Abbey

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Stephen Hawking will take his place among Britain's greatest scientists when his ashes are buried in Westminster Abbey between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. More>>

Libya's NOC says oil storage damaged in attack on key ports

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Libya's National Oil Corporation says an armed group opposed to Libya's self-styled national army has attacked key oil port terminals "significantly" damaging at least one storage tank. More>>

Burdened Salah to lead Egypt against Russia at World Cup

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Amid price hikes and growing discontent with the government back home, fans of Egypt's national team are counting on Mohamed Salah to ease their pain both on the field and off. More>>

8 Kenyan police killed by roadside bomb in country's east

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A Kenyan legislator says eight police officers have died in his constituency after the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a roadside bomb planted suspected extremists. More>>

Israel extends detention of female Palestinian lawmaker

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The family of a female Palestinian lawmaker who has been held without charge for nearly a year says that Israel has extended her detention by four months. More>>

Cyclists retrace Jewish child refugees' journey to Britain

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Almost 80 years after the first "Kindertransport" evacuations of Jewish children to safety in Britain, 42 people have set off on a memorial bike ride from Berlin to London. More>>

Young brands inject energy into Milan Fashion Week

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Youthful designers injected energy into the third day Sunday of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer. More>>

Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer taking chance for US asylum

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Several asylum-seekers interviewed by The Associated Press in Mexico plan to press on with their efforts to enter the U.S. in spite of a new rule. More>>

US-backed Syrian fighters capture key village from IS

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A U.S-backed Syrian force says it has captured an important village near the Iraqi border from the Islamic State group. More>>

Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

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Yemeni official say Saudi-led forces have seized the airport in Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida. More>>

Beloved Glasgow School of Art badly damaged by a 2nd fire

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A major fire at the historic Glasgow School of Art building has spread to neighboring properties and led to several evacuations. More>>

UK legislator who blocked 'upskirting' law says he favors it

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The British legislator who singlehandedly blocked a proposal to make taking "upskirting" photos illegal says he favors the proposed law but stopped it because of the way it was introduced in Parliament. More>>

Pakistan: Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief 'significant'

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Pakistani caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk describes the killing of Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan as a "significant development in the fight against terrorism.". More>>

Pope presses for talks on Yemen amid humanitarian crisis

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Pope Francis is pressing for negotiations in the Yemen conflict so a humanitarian crisis doesn't worsen. More>>

Chinese insurance regulator admits guilt in graft case

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China's former chief insurance regulator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for helping people obtain loans, promotions and other favors. More>>

6 suicide bombers kill 20 in northeastern Nigeria

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Nigerian police and military officials say that six suicide bombers killed at least 20 people in northeastern Nigeria. More>>

17 killed in stampede after brawl at crowded Caracas club

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Venezuela's government says 17 people were killed Saturday after a nightclub brawl in the capital led to a stampede. More>>

UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country's beleaguered National Health Service. More>>

Demonstrators protest arrest of Armenian parliament member

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Hundreds of supporters of an Armenian parliament member who was arrested on suspicion of illegally storing firearms and explosives are protesting outside the headquarters of the country's national security service. More>>

AP Explains: How Colombia's presidential vote affects peace

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In 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a peace deal that ended five decades of guerrilla war. More>>

Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

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The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy. More>>

Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

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Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children God gives them. More>>

Germany wants EU-wide safety system for truck 'blind spots'

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Germany's transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory 'blind spot' safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers. More>>

Thousands hold gay pride march in Ukrainian capital of Kiev

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Several thousand gay pride supporters have held a march in Ukraine's capital that lasted about 20 minutes despite opponents' attempts to block them. More>>

UK changes course, allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil

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A British boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent severe epileptic seizures is being treated in a London hospital while British officials review the case. More>>

Taxi hits pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square, injuring 8

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Police in Moscow say eight people have been injured when a taxi into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square. More>>

The Latest: Houthis deny Saudi-led forces seized Yemen port

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Yemeni rights advocates and relief workers say areas adjacent to the airport in Hodeida are under siege and thousands of people are unable to leave as roads are shut down amid intense fighting. More>>

Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks

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Six people have been killed in Nicaragua by suspected paramilitary officers loyal to President Daniel Ortega amid ongoing talks aimed at ending weeks of unrest. More>>

Greek govt survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia deal

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Greek lawmakers enter the final day of debate on a no-confidence motion against the government over a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia over the latter's name. More>>

Ex-rebel looks to defy odds in Colombia presidential race

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Gustavo Petro began his ascent to the cusp of Colombia's presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar. More>>

Birthday news: Salah fit for Egypt's next World Cup match

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Birthday cake for Salah at Egypt team hotel at World Cup. More>>

Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

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A couple in eastern Germany have got married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground. More>>

Afghan bomber kills 21, mostly Taliban celebrating truce

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Afghan official says a suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of a gathering of mostly Taliban who were celebrating a three-day cease fire outside the Nangarhar provincial capital of Jalalabad. More>>

France's presidential palace to host electronic music show

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The French presidency is going to host an unprecedented electronic music show in the elegant courtyard of the Elysee palace on the country's Music Day on Thursday. More>>

Austria seeks explanation from Germany about spying reports

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Austria is seeking clarification from neighboring Germany about reports that its spy agency snooped for several years on nearly 2,000 targets in the Alpine nation, including companies and ministries. More>>

The Latest: France sends asylum team to meet rescue boat

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Italy's new populist government is criticizing aid groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, declaring two German rescue boats can't dock in Italian ports even though the groups operate at sea and don't bring migrants ashore. More>>

The Latest: Greek lawmakers reject no-confidence vote

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Greek lawmakers have rejected a no-confidence motion in the government brought by the main opposition party over a deal to change the name of Macedonia and end a decades-old dispute with Greece's northern neighbor. More>>

Zegna couture opens Milan Fashion Week against arched facade

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Not just trends, but also continuity, were in focus as Milan Fashion Week launched four days of menswear previews for next spring and summer on Friday. More>>

Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures

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Egypt's Ministry of Oil has announced steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures. More>>

Cossacks to display 'military skills' in World Cup city

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A senior official in Russia's southern Rostov region says Cossack patrols in the World Cup city of Rostov will "display their military skills" and not replace the role of police. More>>

The Latest: China fires back at US, raises own tariffs

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China says it will retaliate against any move by the U.S. to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

Trump raises hopes, says North Korea returning US remains

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President Donald Trump says North Korea has already started to return the remains of US soldiers missing from the Korean War. More>>

Spain saves 933 migrants, waits for another 630 on Aquarius

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Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 825 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. More>>

Czech president torches underpants, stunt stuns journalists

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A fiery stunt by Czech President Milos Zeman has really stunned journalists this time. More>>

Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup

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Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup. More>>

Zegna couture opens Milan Fashion Week against arched facade

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Not just trends, but also continuity, were in focus as Milan Fashion Week launched four days of menswear previews for next spring and summer on Friday. More>>

Leaders of Italy, France to pursue migration changes at EU

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French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte have agreed to work together to pursue changes to the European Union's migration rules, finding common ground after the issue created a rift between their countries. More>>

The Latest: Head of Germany's migration office fired

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Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued around 270 migrants and recovered three bodies from more than 30 boats trying the cross from Africa by sea. More>>

Fierce fighting intensifies outside Yemen's Hodeida airport

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Battles have intensified outside the airport the Yemeni vital city of Hodeida between thousands of pro-government Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition of mostly Emirati forces, and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. More>>

When, not if: US poised to quit UN's human rights council

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Diplomats say the United States is about to quit the United Nation's main human rights body, primarily over Washington's claim that the Human Rights Council is biased against Israel. More>>

No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans

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A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to matches. More>>

UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages

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Britain says it will lift a cap on the number of visas granted to foreign doctors and nurses to help ease staff shortfalls in the National Health Service. More>>

Costa Rica fans get surprise call about free World Cup trip

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Costa Rica fan Martin Gomez hung up the phone twice, thinking it was a prank call or a scam. More>>

Gaza residents pray near Israel as Muslims mark major feast

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Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani touts three-day cease-fire with the Taliban in an address to the nation heralding the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr. More>>

Greek lawmakers mull no-confidence vote over Macedonia name

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Greek lawmakers are debating for a second day a no-confidence motion against the government over its tentative agreement to end a decades-old dispute with Macedonia over the latter country's name. More>>

In World Cup's shadow, layoffs and anger at Russian factory

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Worker protests over pay cuts, layoffs and working conditions at the Red October steelworks are threatening to cloud Volgograd's first World Cup match. More>>

Iran fans unfurl banner at World Cup in support of women

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Iranian fans at the national team's first match at the World Cup unfurled a banner protesting the Iran's ban on women attending soccer matches back home. More>>

The Latest: UAE says delivering aid to Yemen's Hodeida

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Top Emirati official says Saudi-led campaign to retake Yemen's port city of Hodeida "means that the Houthis will no longer be able to impose their will at the barrel of a gun.". More>>

Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in UK bankruptcy

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Retired tennis star Boris Becker is claiming his role as a sports attache for the Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings. More>>

McDonald's to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

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McDonald's to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland, test an alternative to plastic in some U.S. restaurants later this year. More>>

Inside the summit: Talks with 'aliens,' familiar frustration

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Inside the summit: Talks with 'aliens,' familiar frustrations even as Trump got the history-making handshake he wanted with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. More>>

Spanish govt unveils welcoming measures to help migrants

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The Spanish government says it will extend public health care to foreigners without residence permits as part of new migration policies that will prioritize people's rights. More>>

Nigeria captain says his team has had warm welcome in Russia

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Nigeria's coach and captain have brushed aside fears of racism in World Cup stadiums and say that the country's young players have enjoyed a warm welcome in Russia. More>>

Portugal approves use of marijuana-based medicines

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Portugal's parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries. More>>

Looming war games suspension raises concern in Seoul

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After being blindsided by President Donald Trump's decision to shelve major U.S. military exercises in South Korea, Seoul appears to be going along with it. More>>

Family-owned Missoni sells 41.2 percent stake for expansion

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The family-owned Missoni fashion house has announced that the Italian investment fund FSI will take a 41.2 percent stake to help expand the business. More>>

UK soldier gets 18 years for tampering with wife's parachute

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A former British Army sergeant who tried to kill his wife by sabotaging her parachute has been sentenced to at least 18 years in prison. More>>

Kremlin: Putin-Trump meeting possible

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The Kremlin says it's holding the door open for a possible summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump this summer. More>>

2nd suspect charged in Ukraine journalist murder plot

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Ukrainian authorities have charged a second suspect for allegedly organizing a murder plot against a Russian journalist whose killing was faked last month. More>>

Putin, Netanyahu discuss situation near Syria-Israel border

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The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have conferred about the situation alongside Syria's border with Israel. More>>

Asylum-seeker gets life after Finland's first terror trial

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A Finnish court has convicted an asylum-seeker of two terror-related murders and eight attempted murders for a stabbing attack last year. More>>

Danish court orders ministry to compensate Iraqi civilians

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A Copenhagen court has ordered Denmark's Defense Ministry to pay compensations to 18 Iraqi civilians who were detained by Iraqi security troops during a 2014 military operation in Iraq in which Danish soldiers were there with the Iraqi troops. More>>

The Latest: Activists say 2 killed by Syria shelling

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is addressing the nation during Eid al-Fitr prayers. More>>

Rome mayor hopes to build new sports stadium despite scandal

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Rome's mayor is hoping to go ahead with construction of a new sports stadium but says she will review the plans following a new corruption scandal. More>>

Germany's Merkel is 'realistic' about NATO spending target

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Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany is committed to the NATO target of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product, but is realistic about reaching it. More>>

The Latest: Hoax tweet adds to German government tensions

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Some media in Germany briefly fell for a hoax tweet announcing that Interior Minister Horst Seehofer had broken up his Bavarian party's decades-old alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a dispute over migration. More>>

UN report: Debris from missiles that hit Saudis from Iran

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the UN has determined that debris from five ballistic missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia contained components manufactured in Iran and shared key design features with an Iranian missile. More>>

Group urges UN to warn parties in Yemen war over aid access

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An international rights group has urged the United Nations Security Council to warn parties to the Yemen war that they will face sanctions if they fail to provide civilians access to desperately needed aid. More>>

Bill passage seen as increasing China's hold over Hong Kong

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Hong Kong's legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory. More>>

Assailants kill journalist, his police bodyguards in Kashmir

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A senior journalist and his two police bodyguards were shot to death by assailants in Indian-controlled Kashmir. More>>

US: No sanctions relief before North Korea denuclearizes

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The United States and its Asian allies worked to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump's concession that the U.S. would halt military exercises with South Korea. More>>

Saudi women in Russia to support team, reinforce new image

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Saudi women in Russia to support their team in the World Cup, but also reinforce image of a new Saudi Arabia. More>>

Saudi-led troops fight rebel forces south of Yemen's Hodeida

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Fighting around the Yemen port city of Hodeida has resumed as a Saudi-led coalition tries to retake it from Shiite rebels known as Houthis. More>>

Oxfam slams treatment of migrants at French-Italian border

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Oxfam is criticizing the treatment of migrants at the French-Italian border as the leaders of those two countries meet amid disagreements over immigration. More>>

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

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President Donald Trump is closing in on a decision to impose tariffs on Chinese goods, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to get rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. More>>

Russian hopes, fears tied up in Putin's showcase World Cup

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Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off is about much more than sports. More>>

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in striking new light

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North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump after his summit with Kim Jong Un and it's a far cry from the dotard label their government slapped on him last year. But how long will it last?. More>>

Polish court rules against man who wouldn't serve LGBT group

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Polish top court sides with LGBT group against businessman who withheld service, refusing to print posters for the group. More>>

A year on, horrific Grenfell Tower fire haunts Britain

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Survivors, bereaved families and people around Britain are marking the first anniversary of the fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower in west London, killing 72 people. More>>

The queen and Duchess Meghan make 1st joint appearance

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The former Meghan Markle is making her first joint appearance with Queen Elizabeth II on an official royal visit to the northwest of England. More>>

The Latest: Saudis say 2 ships with food to dock at Hodeida

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The Yemeni government-controlled SABA news agency has reported that government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have taken control of a town south of the port city of Hodeida. More>>

AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

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An Associated Press investigation finds that a leading sustainable seafood distributor who promised wild-caught, domestic fish traceable back to a dock has been duping chefs across the U.S. More>>

Hungary sends smugglers to prison for 71 suffocation deaths

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A Hungarian court has sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison for their role in the 2015 case in which 71 migrants suffocated to death in the back of a refrigerated truck found on a highway in Austria. More>>

Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

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Puerto Rico requests more time, issues only a portion of data related to all deaths reported after Hurricane Maria amid outcry. More>>

US warns Zimbabwe over election after 2-year-old killed

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US warns Zimbabwe over next month's election after 2-year-old killed. More>>

Russia proposes raising retirement age, VAT

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Russia's government is calling for the country's retirement age to be raised gradually and for a hike in the value-added tax. More>>

Greek govt faces no-confidence vote on Macedonia name deal

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The prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia are facing political storms at home two days after reaching a historic deal to settle a decades-old dispute over Macedonia's name. More>>

'Fun, Fun, Fun:' Beach Boys team up with Royal Philharmonic Video included

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The Beach Boys are back _ this time with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a classic twist. More>>

Prosecutor: Man makes deadly toxin for an attack in Germany

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German prosecutors say they've thwarted an Islamic extremist plot to launch an attack with the deadly toxin ricin. More>>

Europe, Fed moves show global shift away from cheap money

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The European Central Bank could signal readiness to end its bond-purchase stimulus at Thursday's meeting of its 25-member governing council, with analysts pointing to the end of the year as a likely final exit date. More>>

Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlash

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Russian lawmaker urges love at World Cup after backlash to colleague's comments that advised against it. More>>

The Latest: US Navy ship seeks to disembark rescued migrants

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A Hungarian court has sentenced four human traffickers to 25 years in prison each for their roles in the 2015 case in which 71 migrants suffocated to death in a refrigerated truck found on an Austrian highway. More>>

Greece clears last batch of reforms needed to exit bailout

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Greek lawmakers approve the final batch of creditor-mandated economic reforms as the end of their country's international bailout approaches. More>>

Parents of girl in 1987 death charged with murder in France

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A French prosecutor has said that the parents of a girl found dead three decades ago have been handed preliminary murder charges, in a cold case resurrected by DNA testing. More>>

Iraqi beauty queen draws criticism for Israel visit

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Sarah Idan, Iraq's 2017 Miss Universe beauty pageant contestant, is visiting Israel this week, a trip that has enraged people back home. More>>

The Latest: Ambassador nominee says NKorea nuke threat real

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President Donald Trump's choice to be the next ambassador to South Korea has told senators that he believes the U.S. must continue to worry about the nuclear threat from North Korea. More>>

Argentine Congress OKs elective abortion; now goes to Senate

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The lower house of Argentina's congress has approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. More>>

The Latest: New Jordan PM says economy is top priority

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Jordan's new prime minister has sworn in his Cabinet as he begins the difficult task of reforming the country's struggling economy. More>>

Glass walls, not metal fencing, to surround Eiffel Tower

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Paris authorities have started replacing the metal security fencing around the Eiffel Tower with a more visually appealing glass walls. More>>

In France, thousands of retirees protest Macron tax hike

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Thousands of French retirees are protesting across the country over a tax hike on their pensions. More>>

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

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FIFA is preparing to choose between Morocco and a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup. More>>

2 suspects in France charged for planning IS-inspired attack

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France's interior ministry says that two suspects are facing preliminary charges over preparations for an unspecified attack in the name of the Islamic State group. More>>

Turkish, US military officials agree on plan for Syrian town

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Turkey's military says Turkish and U.S. officials, meeting in Germany, have reached an agreement on a plan for the strategic Syrian town of Manbij that was a source of tension between the NATO allies. More>>

Russian film director Stanislav Govorukhin dies at 82

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Stanislav Govorukhin, a prominent Russian film director who has made some of the nation's most iconic movies, has died, aged 82. More>>

Greece refuses to extradite slain reporter's source to Malta

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Greece's supreme court has rejected a second bid by Malta for the extradition of a Russian whistleblower who helped a murdered Maltese journalist investigate money-laundering in high places. More>>

South African police kill man after fatal mosque attack

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South African police kill man with knife after he fatally stabs two people at a mosque near Cape Town. More>>

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways posts losses for consecutive year

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The United Arab Emirates' flagship carrier Etihad has posted losses of $.1.52 billion despite a slight bump in revenue compared to the previous year. More>>

Rumors spread on social media fuel deadly India mob attacks

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Fueled by rumors of child kidnappers that spread on social media, mobs have killed well over a dozen Indians in brutal attacks since early May. More>>

Aussie troops criticized for flying Nazi flag in Afghanistan

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Australia's prime minister has joined critics of Australian Special Forces troops who were photographed more than a decade ago flying a Nazi flag from a vehicle while on patrol in Afghanistan. More>>

Scientists in Germany seek to find mass of 'ghost particle'

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Researchers in Germany have started collecting data with a 60 million euro ($71 million) machine designed to help determine the mass of the universe's lightest particle. More>>

'They're at risk:' Congo's taxi drivers fear Ebola's spread

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'Why aren't we being vaccinated?' Congolese taxi drivers in Ebola-infected city express fear. More>>

Migrant aid ship on way to Spain as Italy draws deeper line

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Italy escalated its standoff with France over migration Wednesday, challenging Paris to take in more asylum-seekers and demanding an apology. More>>

Saudi-led forces open assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

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Gunfire heard near Yemen port city of Hodeida as Saudi-led coalition's deadline expires for Shiite rebel withdraw. More>>

Rights group: Israeli lethal force in Gaza may be war crime

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Human Rights Watch alleges that Israel's use of lethal force against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip in recent weeks could be war crimes. More>>

The Latest: Moon sees strong support for summit in South

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President Donald Trump is stretching credulity at home and abroad by declaring there is "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea" after his summit with Kim Jong Un. More>>

Trump claim raises eyebrows: NKorea no longer a nuke threat? Video included

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President Donald Trump declares on Twitter there is "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," but top aide says that will take a while. More>>

Macedonia name-change opponents rally forces in 2 countries

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A historic deal ending a decades-long dispute between neighbors Greece and Macedonia over the latter's name has met with mixed reactions in both countries, with some welcoming the agreement and others horrified at what they see as unacceptable concessions. More>>

South Sudan's warring leaders invited to meet next week

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South Sudan's warring leaders invited to meet next week for first time since 2016. More>>

Trump-Kim summit raises new questions over South Korean role Video included

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South Korean president Moon faces both praise or criticism for mediating Trump-Kim summit. More>>

A look at N. Korea's human rights abuses Trump played down

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It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea's government. After his summit with Kim Jong Un, he seemed to play down the severity of rights violations. More>>

Trump claim raises eyebrows: NKorea no longer a nuke threat? Video included

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The United States' top diplomat is jetting to South Korea to brief the country's president as Asian allies try to parse the implications of an extraordinary nuclear summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un. More>>

The Latest: Trump's claim of no nuke threat seen as dubious Video included

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A spokesman of South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Washington and Seoul need to consider a "variety of ways to further facilitate dialogue" while they are engaged in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. More>>

AP Investigation: Local fish isn't always local

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An AP investigation finds that a seafood company promising wild-caught domestic fish traceable to a dock was selling a fishy tale. Company CEO denied misleading customers but said he was making some changes to clarify communication. More>>

Merkel, allies heading for showdown over immigration policy

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for a showdown with her conservative allies in a dispute over whether to turn back some refugees at the border. More>>

The Latest: Aid group refuses migrants from US Navy ship

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Italy has summoned the French ambassador for consultations after French President Emmanuel Macron criticized what he called Italy's cynicism and irresponsibility in turning away a migrant rescue ship with more than 600 people aboard. More>>

Lawmaker urges Russian women to be vigilant with WCup fans

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Senior Russian lawmaker warns local women against casual relationships with foreign soccer fans coming to Russia for the World Cup. More>>

Trump's Mideast team to push peace plan in region

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The White House says President Donald Trump's Mideast negotiating team will visit the region next week to promote its as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and hold talks on deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip. More>>

China winner from summit but wary of closer US-N. Korea ties

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China has emerged a big winner at the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after the U.S. president made surprising pledges to suspend war games with South Korea and eventually pull U.S. troops from there. More>>

AP Explains: What the Greek-Macedonian name deal is about

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For the past 27 years, Greece and Macedonia have been bedeviled by one of the oddest disputes in international diplomacy _ how the small, landlocked country of 2.1 million should be called, at home and abroad. More>>

Watchdog: Sarin, chlorine likely used in Syria in March 2017

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The global chemical weapons watchdog says the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were "very likely" used as weapons in two attacks in central Syria in late March 2017. More>>

North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim's summit performance

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The priority attention North Korea gave to the summit underscores just how much of a coup it saw in Kim Jong Un's meeting with President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Trump arrives back in Washington

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President Donald Trump has arrived back in Washington from his historic nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore. More>>

2 convicted in Germany for giant swastika on roof, fined

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Two men have been convicted of violating German laws against displaying Nazi-era symbols for etching a giant swastika into the dirt on the roof a house and leaving it there for months. More>>

Germany orders Daimler to recall 238,000 diesel vehicles

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Germany's transport minister says the government is ordering automaker Daimler to immediately recall 238,000 vehicles equipped with software that turns off emissions controls under certain conditions. More>>

Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts docks with space station

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A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts has docked with the International Space Station two days after it launched. More>>

Iraq's al-Sadr joins forces with Iran-backed coalition

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Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in last month's parliamentary elections, has announced an alliance with an Iran-backed coalition ahead of marathon negotiations to form a new government. More>>

2 Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

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Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

New German FM wants 'Europe united' to counter 'America 1st'

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Germany's new foreign minister says the response to U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" strategy should be "Europe United". More>>

Court gives Spanish princess' husband 5 days to go to prison

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Judicial authorities have told the brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI that he has to enter prison within five days to serve a five-year and 10-month term for fraud and tax evasion among other crimes. More>>

Selfie blamed in falling deaths of 2 tourists in Portugal

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Authorities in Portugal say that a British and an Australian tourist plunged to their deaths in a coastal town while reportedly taking selfies from a wall overlooking the beach. More>>

Australia PM will make national apology to sex abuse victims

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to child sex abuse victims in October after a long-running inquiry heard allegations against many government and private institutions and prominent individuals. More>>

The Latest: Hodeida residents told to avoid military areas

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Saudi-owned satellite news channels have announced the start of the Saudi-led coalition's assault on Hodeida. More>>

Navarro voices regret for harsh words about Canadian leader

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Report: White House adviser Navarro apologizes for 'special place in hell' comment about Canadian PM. More>>

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