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US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

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For second straight year, US slashing number of refugees it will take in. More>>

Korean leaders meet in Pyongyang for potentially tough talks

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North's Kim Jong Un start their third and possibly most challenging summit yet, with Moon hoping to break impasse in nuclear talks. More>>

1 dead, 11 injured in scaffolding collapse at Madrid hotel

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An official in Spain's capital says scaffolding at a luxury hotel undergoing renovation in central Madrid has collapsed, killing one construction worker and injuring at least 11 others. More>>

The Latest: Polish leader proposes US base called Fort Trump

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President Donald Trump says he's "very seriously" considering a greater U.S. troop presence in Poland as he meets with the country's president at the White House. More>>

Greece: Violence at rallies to mark rapper's killing

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Violence has broken out at rallies in several Greek cities organized to mark the fifth anniversary of the killing of rapper Pavlos Fyssas that triggered a crackdown against the extreme right political party Golden Dawn. More>>

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

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Syria's opposition says it is better off in the wake of a Turkey-Russia deal on a demilitarized zone around Idlib province compared to periods that followed the defeat of rebels in other parts of the country. More>>

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

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Russia's military says one of its aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared over Syria's Mediterranean Sea coast. More>>

Trump 'seriously' considering boosting US military in Poland

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President Donald Trump is welcoming the leader of Poland to the White House. More>>

Cyprus, Egypt set to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

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Egypt's oil minister says Europe stands to win from a deal Cyprus and his country will sign to pipe offshore natural gas to processing plants in Egypt where it will be liquefied for export to the continent. More>>

Greece to move 2,000 out of overcrowded Lesbos migrant camp

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A Greek official says some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month. More>>

The Latest: Putin warns Israel over Russian plane downing

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Russia's Defense Ministry says one of its reconnaissance aircraft with 15 people on board has been brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea. More>>

Leaders take big gambles in visiting 'enemy' territory

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This week's trip by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the capital of North Korea is the latest example of a world leader venturing into the territory of an adversary. More>>

German doctors: Pussy Riot poisoning 'highly plausible'

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German doctors treating Pyotr Verzilov, a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot, say claims that he was poisoned are "highly plausible," based on his symptoms. More>>

European nations plan to use more hydrogen for energy needs

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European countries want to increase the use of hydrogen as part of a plan to cut the continent's carbon emissions. More>>

Pope: Sex is a gift from god, not taboo, between couples

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Pope Francis has told French young people that sex is a "great" gift from God, not a taboo, and should be lived as a lifelong, passionate love between man and woman. More>>

World court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh. More>>

Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

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Amnesty International says Egypt's crackdown on critics reaches "alarming" levels, calls country open-air prison. More>>

Top German spy ousted after clash with Merkel over migrants

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The leaders of Germany's three governing parties are meeting in Berlin to decide the fate of the country's domestic intelligence chief amid calls for him to be fired over his approach to far-right extremism. More>>

UK: Couple's illness in poisoned-spy city is not suspicious

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Police say the case of a couple who fell sick at a restaurant near where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent is not suspicious. More>>

Researchers find hints of Israeli spyware around globe

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Researchers say that an increasingly notorious brand of Israeli surveillance software is being used further afield than previously known, with possible infections detected in 45 countries across the globe. More>>

Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

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Trump intensifies trade war by imposing tariffs on $200B more of China goods starting next week. More>>

Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed

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Cybersecurity firm warns Iran government-backed hackers stepped up efforts after Trump pulled America from nuclear deal. More>>

UK's Hunt says Britain can flourish even without Brexit deal

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A top European Union official says Britain and the EU could yet fail to reach an agreement on the terms of their divorce, just six months before the U.K. is due to leave the bloc. More>>

EU official sees new justice independence threat in Poland

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A top EU official says Poland's government appears to have taken new steps in recent months that could undermine the independence of its judiciary and shows no sign of backing down. More>>

Niger says Italian priest kidnapped near Burkina Faso border

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Niger's government says an Italian priest has been kidnapped in the nation's southwest near its border with Burkina Faso. More>>

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

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Pope Francis is codifying ways of consulting ordinary Catholics about issues facing the Catholic Church and is giving more decision-making possibilities to bishops to interpret and implement them. More>>

Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

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Independent investigators examining alleged violence and killings in Myanmar that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes have issued a searing critique of the United Nations' response just as bloodshed erupted in August 2017. More>>

Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

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A Philippine police officer says he tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a typhoon approached, but they appeared unconcerned and refused to leave a day before the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people. More>>

Chinese official: Beijing should target goods needed by US

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A former Chinese finance minister says Beijing can impose 'export controls' on goods needed by U.S. companies if it wants more leverage in its tariff battle with Washington. More>>

100 die in Nigeria flooding as toll expected to rise

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100 die in Nigeria flooding as toll expected to rise; outlook worse than for 2012 disaster. More>>

"Grand Theater": Has N. Korea's Kim won a propaganda coup?

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South Korean leader's visit to North Korea may be providing a unique opportunity to its leader, Kim Jong Un, as he tries to show his people that he's pushing inexorably for their long-delayed, long promised prosperity. More>>

UK judge: Spy evidence on dead Russian should stay secret

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A British judge says material about possible links between a Russian businessman who died in mysterious circumstances and U.K. intelligence services will remain secret for security reasons. More>>

Report urges UK to lift cap on skilled migrants after Brexit

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A British government-commissioned report says citizens of European Union countries should not have easier access to the U.K. after Brexit than people from other parts of the world. More>>

EU leaders to tackle Brexit, migration failures at summit

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EU leaders grapple this week with two of the biggest threats to the European project; the messy divorce with Britain and their failure to share responsibility for people seeking better lives or sanctuary in Europe. More>>

Critic of China's internments says Turkey may bar his family

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An outspoken critic of China's internment camps who now lives in Istanbul says his wife and son face potential deportation to China because Turkish authorities might bar them from entering the country. More>>

The Latest: Kim says summit with Trump stabilized region

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his June summit with U.S. President Donald Trump has stabilized the regional security situation. More>>

Steve McQueen to create portrait of London schoolchildren

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Academy Award-winning British director Steve McQueen is planning an ambitious project to take a portrait of every third-grade pupil in London _ tens of thousands in all. More>>

Moon's traveling entourage includes CEOs, 'Korean Beyonce' Video included

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The huge civilian entourage Seoul sent to the latest inter-Korean summit includes the third-generation heir of South Korea's largest business group and a Colorado-born pop diva nicknamed the "Korean Beyonce". More>>

Medics recover 2 bodies after Israeli airstrike in Gaza

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Gaza's Health Ministry says 26 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire during a mass protest on the border with Israel. More>>

UK's Hunt says Britain can flourish even without Brexit deal

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The U.K.'s top diplomat says Britain will flourish with or without an agreement on its exit from the European Union. More>>

The Latest: UK urges N. Korea to take steps to denuclearize

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has left for Pyongyang for his third summit of the year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Moon's plane left a military airport near Seoul for Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, on Tuesday morning. More>>

Kim, Moon start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet Video included

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South Korea's president heads to North for summit with Kim Jong Un to salvage stalled nuke diplomacy. More>>

Turkey, Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

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The leaders of Russia and Turkey have announced that a deep demilitarized zone will be established in Syria's Idlib region, the last bastion of anti-government rebels where fears had been high of a devastating offensive by government forces. More>>

Orthodox envoys meet with Ukraine's president

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Ukraine's president has met with two envoys dispatched by the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians to prepare for establishing a Ukrainian church that is ecclesiastically independent from the Russian Orthodox Church. More>>

Syrian TV says Israeli strikes hit state company, 10 injured

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Syria state media is reporting loud explosions in the Syrian coastal Latakia province are suspected to be from Israeli strikes at a state company for technical industries. More>>

US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

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The Trump administration is cutting the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year to 30,000. More>>

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

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Philippines halts risky small-scale mining in 6 provinces where typhoon caused landslides that buried many; at least 69 dead in Philippines and China as storm weakens. More>>

Tisci's first Burberry show a London Fashion Week hit

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Christopher Kane and Burberry are highlights on a crowded London Fashion Week schedule. More>>

Guatemala court backs UN ant-graft chief against president

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Guatemala's has delivered a blunt rebuke to President Jimmy Morales, ordering the leader to permit the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission back into the country. More>>

S. Korea's Moon wants 'heart-to-heart' summit talks with Kim Video included

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A senior South Korean official says it's unclear whether this week's inter-Korean summit talks could produce major progress in efforts to ride North Korea of its nuclear program. More>>

80 US lawmakers seek release of jailed Myanmar reporters

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More than 80 U.S. lawmakers are urging the Trump administration to step up efforts to win the release of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar in connection with their reporting about massacres against Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Libya authorities close Tripoli's only airport over safety

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Libyan authorities have closed the capitol Tripoli's only functioning airport, diverting the traffic to another one at the nearby militia-controlled city of Misrata. More>>

Polish judicial body suspended from European network

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A European judicial body says it has suspended the membership of Poland's national judiciary council, which nominates judges, describing "extreme circumstances" that made the step necessary. More>>

UK leader warns rebels: it's my Brexit agreement or no deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting back against opponents of her blueprint for Brexit, saying Parliament will have to choose between her proposal and crashing out of the European Union without a deal. More>>

Merkel, Algerian officials discuss migration, Libya

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Algeria to promote bilateral ties and discuss migration and the situation in neighboring Libya. More>>

Senior Italy official to Egypt leader: Resolve Regeni case

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A senior Italian politician says a final resolution of the 2016 killing of a graduate student in Egypt will help boost relations between the two nations. More>>

Puppies found with severed heads in remote Greek village

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Police in northeastern Greece say they are investigating the killing of seven puppies who were found dumped on a roadside with their heads cut off. More>>

Israel to approve immigration for 1,000 Ethiopian Jews

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The Israeli government has agreed to absorb 1,000 Ethiopian Jews _ accepting just a fraction of the African country's 8,000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel. More>>

Miffed Italy to snub Austria over passports for Italians

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Italy says it's snubbing customary bilateral meetings with Austria due to Vienna's plan to offer citizenship to mostly German speakers in Italy's South Tyrol. More>>

US, EU and China vie for influence in Eastern Europe

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President Donald Trump reaffirms Washington's support for a business summit that aims to boost connectivity in Eastern Europe and improve ties between the region and the U.S. and European Union. More>>

UK police say no Novichok link to Salisbury mystery illness

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British police say there is no evidence that the nerve agent Novichok was involved in the case of two diners who became ill in a Salisbury restaurant, but the premises remain closed off. More>>

Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

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Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation. More>>

The Latest: Putin announces demilitarized zone in Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says a demilitarized zone to separate Syrian forces and rebels in the Idlib region will be established by Oct. 15. More>>

Teacher shortage affecting schools in Bulgaria set to deepen

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Bulgaria's teachers' union predicts that the country's shortage of teachers will reach nearly 40,000 by 2026. More>>

Israeli lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US envoy over aide scandal

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An opposition Israeli lawmaker is calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to Washington for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide. More>>

Mauritania's ruling party wins majority parliament

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Mauritania's election commission says the West African nation's ruling party has won a majority of seats in a second round of legislative, municipal and regional elections. More>>

Ethiopians protest in capital against weekend violence

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Several thousand Ethiopians have gone out onto the capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday morning to protest ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of the city in which more than 20 people died over the weekend. More>>

Armed men attack school in Cameroon's English-speaking area

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A Cameroon government official says armed men attacked a school in the country's southwest English-speaking region, wounding more than 20 people. More>>

Hungary's leader: EU seeks to undermine border defense tasks

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Hungary's prime minister is claiming that the European Union is seeking to take over the defense of the bloc's external borders in order to facilitate the entry of migrants. More>>

Pakistan's PM pledges citizenship for refugees' children

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has pledged to grant citizenship to Pakistan-born children of Afghan and Bengali refugees who have been living in the country for decades. More>>

Vatican suspends priest in Spain over child sex abuse claims

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Church officials in northern Spain say the Vatican has suspended a priest for 10 years over allegations that he abused schoolchildren more than three decades ago. More>>

London fashion: Beckham comes home; Mouret shows 'new sexy'

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Victoria Beckham has brought her fashion brand home to London Fashion Week for the first time to mark a decade in the business. More>>

Pakistan's Ex-PM Sharif returns to prison after furlough

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A provincial government in Pakistan has returned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, as well as his daughter and son in-law, to prison in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. More>>

Gubernatorial candidate begins hunger strike in Russia

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A communist candidate in Russia's Far East says he is starting a hunger strike over alleged irregularities in a gubernatorial race. More>>

Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

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Syria is holding its first municipal elections since 2011 amid tensions with the country's self-administered Kurdish region, which is refusing to allow polls. More>>

Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse

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A media report linking half of the cardinals and bishops who served in the Netherlands between 1945 and 2010 to abuse cases has drawn the country's Catholic Church into the church's global sex abuse and cover-up scandal. More>>

Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

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A member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot is being treated in Berlin after falling severely ill, with fellow activists saying he was poisoned. More>>

Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

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A Belgian court has ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. More>>

Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death in West Bank

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The Israeli military says a Palestinian attacker has stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli man in the West Bank. More>>

Romania top court approves referendum on marriage definition

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Romania's top court has given a green light to a referendum that could change the constitution to explicitly state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. More>>

Belgian police shoot, wound knife-wielding assailant

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Belgian police have shot and injured a man after he attacked one of the officers with a knife in a northern neighborhood of the capital city, Brussels. More>>

Peru president faces standoff with congress over referendum

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Peru's president is facing a standoff with lawmakers over his call for a referendum on anti-corruption measures. More>>

Turkey: Police release 275 airport construction workers

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Istanbul's governor says police have released 275 workers a day after hundreds were detained following a protest denouncing poor working conditions at the city's new airport. More>>

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

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Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast. More>>

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

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Mexico's president-elect has kicked off a nationwide tour with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf. More>>

Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

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Police have closed roads and summoned a hazardous response team after two people became ill at a restaurant in the English city where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a chemical nerve agent. More>>

UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit 'irritating'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has conceded she gets "irritated" by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations. More>>

Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea sign accord in Saudi Arabia

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Leaders from the East African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea are to sign an agreement in Saudi Arabia as the two countries ease tensions after decades of hostilities. More>>

Last stand: Syria's rebel Idlib prepares for a losing battle

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Opposition fighters in Syria's Idlib are preparing for a losing battle, Turkey their only hope. More>>

Guatemala court orders UN anti-graft chief be readmitted

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Guatemala's Constitutional Court has ordered President Jimmy Morales to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to the country. More>>

Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

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South Korea's Moon faces growing skepticism about his North Korea policy ahead of his third summit with Kim. More>>

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

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Mexico's president-elect has kicked off a nationwide tour with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf. More>>

Rebels say airstrike hits radio station in Yemen, killing 4

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A Yemeni rebel official says a suspected airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Shiite rebels hit a local radio station in the Red Sea port province of Hodeida, killing at least four people. More>>

Thousands march to promote vote for Macedonia name deal

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Thousands of people have marched in Macedonia's capital to promote support for changing the country's name in an upcoming referendum that also could clear the way for NATO membership. More>>

OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela

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The head of the Organization of American States has travelled to Colombia's border with Venezuela to denounce Venezuela's socialist "dictatorship" for causing a migrant crisis for the region. More>>

Deadly ethnic-based attacks erupt near Ethiopia's capital

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Government officials and residents said overnight ethnic-based attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, have killed several people and caused scores to flee their homes. More>>

Barcelona police keep apart Catalan separatists, unionists

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Around 1,000 Spaniards are marching in downtown Barcelona against Catalonia's separatist movement and to demand an increase of the teaching of Spanish in local schools. More>>

Sweden gives final election tally amid political uncertainty

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Sweden presents final election tally amid political uncertainty. More>>

The Latest: 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China

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Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China's Guangdong province, bringing torrential rains and winds of 162 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour). More>>

Pope gives those in square a gift, jokes: 'don't pay for it'

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Pope Francis had a surprise for the 35,000 people who came to St. Peter's Square _ tiny crucifixes. More>>

Ashes of elderly woman's husband stolen in UK burglary

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British police are asking the public to help identify two men suspected of stealing the ashes of an elderly woman's husband along with cash, bank cards and jewelry. More>>

American professor detained by Israel in West Bank scuffle

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A 66-year-old American law professor has been detained by Israel for allegedly trying to disrupt the work of security forces in a West Bank village slated for demolition. More>>

Iranian Embassy in Paris damaged; Tehran knocks police work

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Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that the Foreign Ministry says protesters tried to attack and damage the Iranian Embassy in Paris. More>>

Syria: Israel launched missile attack on Damascus airport

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Syria's state media says Israel has launched a missile attack on Damascus International Airport adding that air defenses shot down some of them. More>>

Severely ill Pussy Riot member to be treated in Germany

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A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist is being sent to Germany for treatment after his suspected poisoning. More>>

US-backed forces storm IS-held village in east Syria

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A U.S.-backed Syrian group says its fighters have entered an eastern village held by the Islamic State group where intense clashes are ongoing. More>>

Reporters: Number in suspect's file reached Russian military

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Two journalists say the passport file of one of the suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England contains a telephone number that appears to belong to Russia's Defense Ministry. More>>

Moon faces toughest challenge yet in 3rd summit with Kim Video included

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in faces his toughest challenge yet in his third summit with Kim next week in Pyongyang. More>>

Iraqi lawmakers elect Sunni Arab as parliament speaker

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Iraqi lawmakers have elected a Sunni Arab as speaker of parliament, the first step in forming a new government four months after national elections. More>>

Turkey union official: Airport construction workers detained

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A trade union leader says police in Turkey have rounded up hundreds of construction workers at Istanbul's new airport after they staged a protest denouncing poor working conditions. More>>

2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

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Killer storms Florence and Mangkhut hit on the same day, half a world apart, but that's about where the similarities end. More>>

Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines Video included

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Philippine officials are assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal and ripped off tin roofs. More>>

The Latest: Typhoon death toll in Philippines jumps to 28 Video included

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An official says Typhoon Mangkhut has left at least 12 people dead in the northern Philippines, mostly in landslides and houses that got pummeled by the storm's fierce winds and rain. More>>

UN condemns 'direct attack' on peacekeepers in South Sudan

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UN condemns 'direct attack' on peacekeepers in South Sudan by government soldier. More>>

Envoy: US willing to consider further lethal aid to Ukraine

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The United States special envoy for Ukraine says Washington will consider providing more armaments for the country, whose army is fighting with Russia-backed separatist rebels in the east. More>>

Pope pays tribute in Sicily to priest slain by Mafia

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Pope Francis is paying tribute in Sicily to a priest who worked to keep youths away from the Mafia and was slain by mobsters. More>>

Russia's biggest war games include submarine hunt in Pacific

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Russian naval forces have conducted a submarine search using an anti-submarine ship and a helicopter in the Sea of Okhotsk as part of Russia's largest-ever military exercises. More>>

Egypt court returns ex-president Mubarak's 2 sons to prison

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Egyptian court sends Mubarak's 2 sons back to prison in with inside trading charges. More>>

Rwanda frees opposition leader, 2,100 others from prison

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Rwanda's government to free opposition leader, 2,100 others from prison. More>>

Conflicting reports surround Gaza boy's death at protest

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There are conflicting reports surrounding the death of a boy at a Gaza border rally that Palestinians initially blamed on Israel. More>>

Hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia welcome once-banned group

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Hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia welcome once-banned group home to engage in politics. More>>

Austria: 6 deportees set fire to cell, leave farewell note

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Austrian police say six men have been hospitalized with serious injuries after setting alight the mattresses and bedding of the deportation cell in which they were being held. More>>

Defying dangers, Idlib residents protest Syria's Assad

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Turkey's foreign minister says his country is still working for a peaceful solution for Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib, adding that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would hold talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday. More>>

Germany's DW: Harassment claims against ex-staffer credible

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The German broadcaster Deutsche Welle says that allegations of sexual harassment against one of its former employees have proven credible. More>>

Pope says populism should serve people, not stir up quarrels

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Pope Francis is recommending a Christian brand of populism after being attacked by Italian politicians for defending migrants. More>>

No fault: UK proposes major easing of divorce procedures

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The British government is proposing to introduce "no-fault" divorces and make other changes to make it much easier for married couples to divorce. More>>

Kremlin: Britain could ask to interrogate poisoning suspects

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The Kremlin says that Russia would consider a request by British investigators to come and interrogate the two men accused of poisoning a former spy. More>>

No joke as ex-comic becomes Slovenia's new prime minister

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Slovenia's new prime minister used to make people laugh, but there is nothing funny about his new role. More>>

Koreas open 1st liaison office for better communication

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The rival Koreas have opened their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges. More>>

Workers, execs and politicians bid farewell to late Fiat CEO

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The heir to the Fiat-founding Agnelli family has paid an emotional farewell to the late CEO Sergio Marchionne who died suddenly in July, saying "he taught all of us ... to have the courage to change.''. More>>

Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

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Fighting erupts in South Sudan 2 days after 'final final' peace deal; sides blame each other. More>>

As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says 'so what?'

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Russia is shrugging off President Donald Trump's new sanctions order for foreign election meddling. More>>

Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines Video included

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Typhoon Mangkhut has retained its ferocious strength and slightly shifted toward more densely populated coastal provinces as it barrels closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation is underway. More>>

Syria criticizes event on UN body investigating crimes

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Syria is sharply criticizing an upcoming event about the U.N. investigative body that is assisting in documenting serious crimes committed during the seven-year Syrian conflict, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. More>>

Dutch ousted Russians for alleged attempt to hack Swiss lab

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Switzerland's intelligence agency says Dutch authorities arrested and expelled two suspected Russian spies who allegedly tried to hack a Swiss laboratory that conducts tests for the U.N.-backed chemical weapons watchdog. More>>

Uncertainties mount as Iraq's PM says he won't seek 2nd term

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Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi says he will not "cling to power," after Iraq's highest Shiite religious authority called for the appointment of a new head of government. More>>

No progress as US, Cuba meet on mysterious 'health attacks'

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U.S. and Cuban officials are meeting later today in new effort to determine the method and motive behind mystery incidents in Havana that have injured American diplomats. More>>

Pussy Riot member said to regain consciousness in hospital

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A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says her fellow activist who is hospitalized with possible poisoning has regained consciousness. More>>

Palestinian official: US Mideast policies 'irresponsible'

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's spokesman says the United States has adopted an "irresponsible policy" for the Middle East that betrays a "blind bias.". More>>

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians, including boy, in Gaza

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Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians were killed as thousands of protesters gathered along the territory's border with Israel. More>>

UN cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year

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The World Health Organization's cancer research arm estimates there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this year and more than 9 million cancer deaths. More>>

Boat sirens wail, Genoa pauses, month after bridge collapse

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Genoa has paused for a moment of silence in memory of 43 dead a month after its key highway bridge collapsed. More>>

The Latest: Turkey reinforces security posts in north Syria

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A senior official has confirmed that Turkey has reinforced Turkish troops manning 12 security posts around Idlib as the Syrian army prepares for a military offensive to reclaim control of the province. More>>

AP Interview: Poland seeks EU 'empathy' for US sanctions

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Poland's foreign minister says Warsaw sees itself as a bridge in trans-Atlantic rifts between the European Union and the Trump administration and wants the EU to show "greater empathy" for U.S. sanctions on Iran. More>>

WFP says port city fighting threatens millions of Yemenis

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The World Food Program says a recent bout of fighting around Hodeida could jeopardize the shipments of 46,000 tons of wheat expected to arrive to the Red Sea port city within the next ten days. More>>

Russian church rebuffs Orthodoxy's leader after Ukraine move

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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church is chairing a meeting of top priests to decide how to respond to Orthodox Christianity's leading body move to send two envoys to Ukraine. More>>

Thousands attend funeral of Pakistani ex-PM's wife in Lahore

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A plane carrying the body of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife has reached the eastern city of Lahore, where she will be buried later Friday. More>>

Merkel: Russia sanctions to go only with Ukraine ceasefire

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says sanctions on Russia will not be lifted until a real ceasefire is reached in Ukraine. More>>

Dalai Lama meets alleged victims of abuse by Buddhist gurus

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Four people who say Tibetan Buddhist teachers abused them physically or psychologically presented the Dalai Lama with written accounts from 12 alleged victims and appealed to him Friday in the Netherlands to address the problem. More>>

Bulgarian police detain journalists probing EU funds fraud

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Two journalists were detained overnight by Bulgarian police, and one of the reporters says it happened after they found burning and shredded documents while working on a story about suspected fraud involving European Union funds. More>>

Merkel: German government won't collapse over spy chief

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Chancellor Angela Merkel says a dispute over the future of Germany's domestic intelligence chief won't bring down her coalition government. More>>

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