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Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest

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Thousands of Venezuelans dressed in white are marching in a silent protest paying homage to the at least 20 people killed in unrest generated after the nation's Supreme Court stripped congress of its last powers, a decision it later reversed. More>>

Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

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President Donald Trump is visiting wounded service members at a military hospital outside Washington. More>>

Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack

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An Afghan official says more than 100 army personnel have been killed or wounded after gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in Balkh province. More>>

Opposition: Missiles knock out hospital in Syria's north

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An opposition war monitor and media platform say airstrikes have knocked out a medical center in Syria's rebel-held northern province. More>>

Chinese jihadis' rise in Syria raises concerns at home

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Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have played instrumental roles in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad. More>>

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

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The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal. More>>

Croatia anti-fascists, Serbs gather at WWII death camp site

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Croatian anti-fascists and Serb minority groups have held a commemoration ceremony at the site of a notorious World War II death camp, boycotting the official event over alleged government inaction to curb the surge of neo-Nazi sentiment in the country. More>>

Battle for Berkeley: Will Ann Coulter spark another clash?

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The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for trouble next week, when conservative Ann Coulter has vowed to speak in defiance of the school's wishes. More>>

Russian soldier killed by knife attack in Armenian city

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A Russian soldier serving at a base in Armenia has been killed in a knife attack. More>>

Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

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Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister have brushed off any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces Saturday to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program. More>>

Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

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The Trump administration is putting on notice officials in several major cities that are sanctuaries for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. More>>

Lebanon army kills wanted IS militant in raid

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Lebanon's army says it has killed a Syrian Islamic militant fighter during a raid in the country's east. More>>

Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS Video included

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France began picking itself up from another attack claimed by the Islamic State group, with Hollande calling together his security council and with his would-be successors treading carefully before the election this weekend. More>>

Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

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A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations. More>>

The Latest: Far-left candidate goes on with final event

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French officials say the two police officers injured on the Champs-Elysees by a gunman who killed one of their colleagues are both out of danger. More>>

Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

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The Trump administration is moving to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. More>>

Spanish police arrest suspect from Egypt with German help

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Spanish police say they have arrested a 43-year-old Egyptian man for allegedly belonging to an international terror organization. More>>

Venezuela officials say at least 12 people killed overnight

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Venezuela's energized opposition is planning sit-ins, silent marches to commemorate the dead and other nontraditional protests as it tries to build on the momentum of recent street demonstrations against socialist President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

Excerpts from AP interview with President Donald Trump

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Excerpts from AP interview with President Donald Trump. More>>

26 hostages, including Qatar royals, freed in bargain

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Two Iraqi officials say that 26 hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling family, have been released after 16 months in captivity in Iraq. More>>

Germany: Suspect bet against Dortmund then bombed its bus

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Prosecutors say a 28-year-old German-Russian citizen has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out the bomb attack against a bus carrying members of the Borussia Dortmund soccer team. More>>

The Latest: Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'

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Trump says the latest Islamic State group attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on France's upcoming presidential election. More>>

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy' Video included

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President Donald Trump has assailed Iran as failing to live up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal struck in 2015, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the U.S. out of the landmark agreement. More>>

Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spat

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Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Australia on a mission to reassure a key partner more than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the country's prime minister. More>>

Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

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Jordan's government spokesman has rejected as "baseless" claims that the kingdom plans to deploy troops in neighboring Syria in coordination with the United States. More>>

The Latest: Homeland secretary urges deportation cooperation

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A spokesman for Miami-Dade County in Florida says the county never claimed to be a sanctuary city _that's the name for a jurisdiction that refuses to comply with federal immigration authorities. More>>

Delicate bargain frees 26 hostages, including Qatar royals

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Iraqi officials: 26 hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling family, released after 16 months in captivity in Iraq. More>>

House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

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The House intelligence committee has asked top law enforcement and intelligence officials to testify in open and closed hearings next week on Russian activities during the election. More>>

The Latest: US, Russia discuss Syria chemical weapons probe

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Syrian President Bashar Assad says he is not considering asking Russia to send in the troops to help the government fight the Islamic State group. More>>

US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Syria still possesses banned chemical weapons. More>>

Lavrov speaks to Tillerson about Syria chemical attack

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Russia regrets U.S. opposition to Russian inspectors taking part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria. More>>

AP Explains: How suspected bus bomber hoped to make millions

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The man who bombed the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team allegedly hoped to make money off an expected slump in the team's share price by using a financial trade called a "put option.". More>>

US: Operative linked to Istanbul bombing has been killed

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The U.S. military says it has killed an Islamic State operative from Uzbekistan linked to the New Year's Eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people. More>>

Ohio family members plead for tips to solve massacre of 8

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Family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio a year ago. More>>

London library makes World War II war crimes searches easier

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The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide in London is making the U.N.'s files on World War II war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog of the documents for the first time beginning Friday. More>>

Masked men attack activists in Israeli rights group clip

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Footage filmed by an Israeli human rights group shows what it says are a group of masked settlers attacking activists assisting Palestinians in the West Bank. More>>

Trump hails Italy for role in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan Video included

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President Donald Trump is holding his first meeting with Italy's prime minister. More>>

In Syria, first phase of population transfer concludes

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Syrian state TV says troubled population transfers involving thousands resume after stalling for days. More>>

Trump orders probe into whether steel imports harming US

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President Donald Trump is directing the administration to investigate whether steel imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security. More>>

The Latest: 3 officers wounded by gunfire after robbery

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Seattle police say one suspect has significant injuries and another has been taken in to custody after two police officers were shot responding to a robbery downtown. More>>

A look at extremist attacks in France in the past few years

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A look at extremist attacks in France in the past few years. More>>

The Latest: Dortmund bus attack suspect bet against the team

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German prosecutors say the 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attacking the Borussia Dortmund team bus had taken out a five-figure loan to bet on a drop in the clubs' stock. More>>

After sex video, S. Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers

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A human rights group is accusing South Korea's army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video between two male soldiers appeared was posted on the internet earlier this year. More>>

Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed a bill extending a program that lets veterans seek medical care in the private sector. More>>

Some vets can go to CVS 'MinuteClinics' for minor illnesses

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping a private-sector partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing urgent care to about 120,000 veterans at the Phoenix VA medical center. More>>

The Latest: Champs-Elysees reopening after gun attack Video included

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Paris police and soldiers have sealed off the area around the Champs-Elysees after an attack on police, ordering tourists back into their hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene. More>>

After sex video, S. Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers

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A human rights group is accusing South Korea's army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video between two male soldiers appeared was posted on the internet earlier this year. More>>

Hezbollah border tour offers a glimpse of possible war ahead

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Hezbollah takes reporters on a tour of the Lebanese-Israeli border for the first time since the 2006 war to show preparations on the Israeli side for what many fear could be a far bloodier _ and perhaps inevitable _ round of fighting. More>>

Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; IS group claims attack Video included

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Paris police are warning people to avoid the area around the French capital's grand Champs-Elysees. More>>

The Latest: Latin America nations condemn Venezuela violence

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General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. More>>

Ex-Iowa official says she took "don't ask, don't tell" stand

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The former top female athletic administrator at the University of Iowa testified Thursday that she functioned with a "don't ask, don't tell" mentality while maintaining a decade-long relationship with the Hawkeyes' field hockey coach. More>>

Pentagon chief: US won't reveal 'mother of all bombs' toll

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon won't disclose how much damage was done in striking an Islamic State stronghold in Afghanistan with the military's most powerful non-nuclear bomb, popularly dubbed "the mother of all bombs.". More>>

Top national security official to leave Justice Department

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The Justice Department's top national security official is leaving her position next month. More>>

The Latest: Trump says strong Europe 'very important'

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President Donald Trump believes he will "soon" get new health care legislation passed by Congress. More>>

Report: ICE does bad job of overseeing deportable immigrants

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An internal government watchdog says Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officers aren't doing a very good job of keeping track of track of immigrants facing deportation but released from jail. More>>

UN strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

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The UN Security Council has issued a strongly condemnation of the latest North Korean missile launch after the U.S. agreed to Russia's request to include a call for "dialogue" with Pyongyang in the text. More>>

Syrian population transfer stalls over prisoner exchange

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The U.N.'s chief humanitarian adviser for Syria says aid agencies have been able to reach fewer besieged people with relief this year compared to the same period last year. More>>

Kosovo citizen indicted for alleged war crimes in 1999

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Kosovo prosecutors have accused a citizen of war crimes during the 1998-99 war against Serbia. More>>

Busy year for protests could cost Washington millions

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The protests that have greeted President Donald Trump's first year in office are set to return in force. More>>

Trump to nominate Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand

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President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to be the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand. More>>

US ends hunt for Joseph Kony as top rebels 'off battlefield'

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The head of U.S. armed forces in Africa says the force is ending its mission against Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army because the senior leadership of the rebel group has been "taken off the battlefield.". More>>

US weighs giving Saudis more military aid for Yemen efforts

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US officials say Washington is looking for ways to boost its military support to a Saudi-led campaign against Shiite rebel forces in Yemen. More>>

Lawsuit: Army should factor PTSD in discharge decisions

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A federal lawsuit alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service members without adequately considering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions. More>>

France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

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France says it will provide proof within days that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad carried out the April 4 chemical attack in Syria that killed at least 90 people. More>>

French shares outperform as polls show narrow Macron lead

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Shares are gaining in Asia after crude oil prices rebounded from an overnight sell-off and Japan reported stronger-than-expected exports in March. More>>

Watchdog says Yemen rebel land mines killed, maimed hundreds

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Human Rights Watch says Yemen's Shiite rebels have extensively used land mines that have maimed hundreds since conflict started. More>>

Heading home or on a new job: Fresno victims shot at random

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The victims of a Fresno, California gunman were having a seemingly ordinary day before they were gunned down by a man who had set out to shoot as many white people as possible. More>>

Asian shares gain on oil price rebound, strong Japan exports

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US stocks rise as banks and other financial companies recover some of their recent losses thanks to strong results from Morgan Stanley and rising bond yields. More>>

Father of fallen Muslim-American soldier decries travel ban

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The father of a Muslim-American soldier who died in combat in Iraq has filed an amicus brief supporting a federal judge's decision to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. More>>

For Trump, familiar judge gets case of deported Mexican

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A 23-year-old man sues the federal government Tuesday over his deportation to Mexico, saying he was entitled to remain in the United States under a program that shields people who came to the country as young children. More>>

Israeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weapons

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Senior Israeli defense officials say that Syria's Assad still has up to 3 tons of chemical weapons. More>>

Nation by nation, how Trump has shaken up Koreas, neighbors

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No matter whether Trump succeeds at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs, his actions, comments and tweets have changed how the region views the long-running conflict. More>>

Survivalist convicted of killing trooper in sniper ambush

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Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of a survivalist who allegedly ambushed two troopers at a Pennsylvania State Police barracks. More>>

2 killed amid massive anti-government marches in Venezuela

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Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are preparing to take to the streets in what they've dubbed the "mother of all marches" against Venezuela's embattled socialist leader. More>>

Mission to pursue African warlord Kony is declared over

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Uganda declares end to mission to pursue warlord Kony, who remains at large. More>>

Trump to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on May 3

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President Donald Trump will welcome Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') next month. More>>

Divisions abound 22 years after Oklahoma City bombing

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Survivors and family members of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing will gather for a remembrance service Wednesday, the 22nd anniversary of the attack. More>>

The Latest: US official expresses concern over Venezuela

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Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called on Venezuelans to take to the streets for what they've dubbed the "mother of all marches" against the embattled socialist leader. More>>

EU's Tusk questioned for hours in Polish investigation

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Supporters of Donald Tusk, president of the European Council and a former Polish prime minister, have rallied at train stations as he prepares to testify in an investigation into an alleged secret deal between Polish and Russian intelligence officials. More>>

US VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready' Video included

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US Vice President Mike Pence issued another warning to North Korea over its latest failed missile launch, telling sailors in Japan that the US would bring 'an overwhelming and effective' response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. More>>

The Latest: Israel says Assad still has chemical weapons

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Syrian state TV says an explosive device has gone off in the northern city of Aleppo, killing six people and wounding others. More>>

US trying to determine what chemical IS used in Iraq attack

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The U.S. military says it is trying to determine what chemical the Islamic State group used against Iraqi government forces last weekend. More>>

US VP Pence says to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready' Video included

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Trump administration officials are warning that North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation. More>>

Haiti aims to revive military as end of UN mission looms

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With a 13-year U.N. stabilization mission about to end, Haiti is trying to bring back a national military force 22 years after a previous one was disbanded due to coups and oppression. More>>

Hungary lawmakers debate bill that critics say is anti-NGO

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Hungarian lawmakers have begun debating a draft bill seen as meant to intimidate non-governmental groups which receive foreign financing. More>>

Lithuanian volunteers help soldiers in eastern Ukraine

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In Lithuania, the so-called Blue-Yellow Movement helps Ukrainian government forces more than 1,000 kilometers away in their struggle against pro-Russian rebels, supplying them with non-lethal military aid. More>>

Trump has embraced autocratic leaders without hesitation

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President Donald Trump has embraced autocrats as potential partners without hesitation, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics at home. More>>

Another 17 mass graves found in central Congo, UN says

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Another 17 mass graves found in central Congo while soldiers reportedly kill 114, UN says. More>>

Russian agents kill 2 men suspected of plotting attacks

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The Russian counterintelligence agency, the FSB, says its agents have killed two men suspected of planning to carry out terror attacks in Russia. More>>

Trump, top officials take aim at brutal MS-13 street gang Video included

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will crack down on violent gangs. More>>

Kelly says critical lawmakers should changes laws or shut up

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has a message for lawmakers who don't like the Trump administration's aggressive approach to immigration enforcement: change the laws or "shut up.". More>>

The Latest: Brother of Fresno suspect shocked by killings

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Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says the suspect in a shooting that killed three people in downtown Fresno told police he hates white people and shouted "God is great" in Arabic before the killings. More>>

Syria resumes reciprocal evacuations after deadly bombing

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Syria's military media says the evacuation and transfer of thousands of Syrians from four besieged areas has resumed. More>>

For Trump, no qualms in embracing autocratic leaders

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President Donald Trump has displayed a willingness to embrace autocrats as potential partners, even if it means ignoring their heavy-handed tactics at home. More>>

UN says 16 staff members freed by South Sudan refugees

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The United Nations mission in Congo says unarmed South Sudanese refugees have taken 13 staffers hostage at a U.N. camp in eastern Congo, demanding they be moved to another country. More>>

Fresno shooter wanted to kill many white people, police say

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Police say a man shot and killed three people on the streets of downtown Fresno on Tuesday, shouting "God is great" in Arabic during at least one of the slayings and later telling police that he hates white people. More>>

The Latest: Pence, on US carrier, pledges to defend Asia

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Japan and the U.S. have outlined a path forward for economic talks between the countries. More>>

Mexican's immigration status is in dispute over deportation

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A 23-year-old man sues the federal government Tuesday over his deportation to Mexico, saying he was entitled to remain in the United States under a program that shields people who came to the country as young children. More>>

Thwarted attack rattles France days before presidential vote

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French far right candidate Marine Le Pen is promising a freeze on long-term visas as soon as she takes office, then a tax on any company that hires foreign workers. More>>

US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 percent' Video included

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea, declaring that the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea. More>>

Official: French police thwart attack days before election

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The French interior minister says that police have arrested two suspected radicals who were allegedly preparing an "imminent" attack in France as it prepares to vote Sunday in the first round of its presidential election. More>>

US intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska's coast

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The U.S. military says it intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska's coast. More>>

New book says Hitler was an indicted war criminal at death

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A new book that examines previously restricted files from the UN's War Crimes Commission cites documents showing that Adolf Hitler had been indicted as a war criminal for actions by the Nazis during World War II before his death. More>>

Adidas sorry for email saying 'you survived' Boston Marathon

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Adidas has apologized for sending out a marketing email praising customers who "survived" this year's Boston Marathon. More>>

Islamic State claims attack on Egypt police checkpoint

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Egyptian officials: Gunmen attack checkpoint near Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, killing policeman. More>>

The Latest: State of emergency extended in Turkey

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The European Union is calling on the Turkish authorities to launch "transparent investigations" into "alleged irregularities" during last weekend's referendum on increased powers for the country's presidency. More>>

The Latest: Melenchon is in 7 places at once, with hologram

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French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron says he will simplify the country's famously complex labor laws within weeks of taking office. More>>

Army helicopter crashes into golf course; 1 dead, 2 injured

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The U.S. Army says a Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a routine training flight in Maryland, killing one crew member and injuring the other two aboard. More>>

US defense chief says NKorea 'recklessly tried to provoke' Video included

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea's latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation. More>>

Israel: No talks with Palestinian inmates on hunger strike

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Israel's minister of public security says a prominent Palestinian prisoner has been transferred and placed in solitary confinement for inciting a large-scale hunger strike. More>>

12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen

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Saudi-led military coalition says one of its helicopters has crashed in eastern Yemen, killing 12 Saudi officers. More>>

Activists: Airstrikes in northern and eastern Syria kill 20

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Syrian opposition activists say an airstrike likely carried out by the U.S.-led coalition on an eastern Syrian town held by the Islamic State group has killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens. More>>

Hunt for kidnapped Chibok girls may take years, general says

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Hunt for Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok girls may take years, general says. More>>

After US strikes, Trump's Syria plan starts coming into view

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Can the threat of war crimes charges or promise of safe haven finally persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power. More>>

Computer pioneer Robert W. Taylor dies at 85

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Robert W. Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died in California. More>>

Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon on a good day for US runners

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When the 121st Boston Marathon leaves Hopkinton for the 26.2-mile trek to Copley Square, the field will feature Meb Keflezighi making his final run on the course and the first for three-time Olympian Galen Rupp. More>>

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

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An activist says more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners have launched an open-ended hunger strike to demand better conditions in Israeli prisons, including more contact with relatives, and an end to Israel's practice of detentions without trial. More>>

Pentagon's Mattis discussing war aims in Mideast this week

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is looking to the Middle East and North Africa for broader contributions and new ideas to fight Islamic extremism. More>>

Government forces on the offensive in central Hama province

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Syria's state media and opposition activists say government forces and their allies are advancing in the central province of Hama under the cover of intense airstrikes. More>>

The Latest: Turkish leader gets call from Trump after vote

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The head of Turkey's electoral board has rejected suggestions of fraud in Turkey's referendum that will grant the president vast new powers. More>>

Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

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Microsoft says the recent dump of purported National Security Agency spying tools doesn't affect up-to-date users of Windows, puncturing claims that the digital arsenal was poised to create chaos across the internet. More>>

North Korea accuses US of creating situation for nuclear war Video included

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North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador is accusing the United States of turning the Korean peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot" and creating "a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment". More>>

The Latest: Tillerson calls China official to discuss NKorea

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Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. commitment to South Korea is "iron-clad and immutable" in the face of North Korea's work to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile program. More>>

The Latest: National Front lawmaker attacked before rally

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French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has pledged to represent an "open, confident, winning France" in contrast with his far-right and far-left rivals. More>>

Help wanted: Commercial drone boom opens door for mechanics

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With the number of commercial drones expected to soar into the millions in the next few years, operators whose unmanned aircraft malfunction or crash will be looking for places to get them fixed. More>>

The Latest: Kenyans have a banner day at the Boston Marathon

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The 121st running of the Boston Marathon is getting underway in waves for the 30,000 athletes. More>>

Tensions spike over N. Korea, but Pyongyang barely notices Video included

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Tensions have spiked in recent weeks over North Korea's advancing nuclear technology and missile arsenal, but in Pyongyang, few people seemed to care much at all. More>>

Arrests highlight Pakistan's struggle with extremism

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Pakistani police say they have arrested 22 suspects in the lynching of a university student who was accused of blasphemy. More>>

Former Afghan President: Massive US bomb was an 'atrocity'

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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that the U.S. is using Afghanistan as a weapons testing ground, calling the recent use of the largest-ever non-nuclear bomb "an immense atrocity against the Afghan people.". More>>

Russia reports arrest of suspected subway bomb organizer

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Russia's Federal Security Service says it has arrested a suspected organizer of the suicide bombing in the St. Petersburg subway that killed 14 passengers. More>>

Trump adviser visits Pakistan after massive airstrike

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U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has met with Pakistani officials on his first visit to the South Asian country since the United States dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on neighboring Afghanistan. More>>

McMaster casts doubt on US sending more troops to Syria

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President Donald Trump's national security adviser is expressing doubt the U.S. will send more ground troops to Syria. More>>

Filmmaker learns why she endured airport stops for years

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New York filmmaker Laura Poitras endured extra screening at airports for years. More>>

Hundreds march against far-right French presidential hopeful

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Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to protest the far-right National Front and French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, claiming basic freedoms would disappear were she elected. More>>

Turkey votes to expand president's powers; critics cry fraud

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The first polling stations have opened in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms that would concentrate power in the hands of the nation's president. More>>

Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast kills 80 kids

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An opposition activist group and a TV station run by Lebanon's Hezbollah say more than 3,000 people are expected to be evacuated from four villages as part of a population transfer that was briefly stalled by a deadly blast that killed scores. More>>

The Latest: Abe says pressure must be exerted on NKorea

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President Donald Trump is asserting that China is working with the United States on "the North Korea problem.". More>>

Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over' Video included

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in South Korea at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia that comes amid turmoil along the Korean Peninsula over North Korea's threats to advance its nuclear and defense capabilities. More>>

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor moved to Guatemalan prison

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Javier Duarte, the former governor of Mexico's Veracruz state who is accused of running a ring that allegedly pilfered from state coffers, has been detained in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and a high-profile symbol of government corruption. More>>

Pope decries 'vile' attack on Syrians in Easter address Video included

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Pope Francis is celebrating Easter Sunday Mass on flower-bedecked steps outside St. Peter's Basilica. More>>

AP PHOTOS: Christians celebrate Easter around the world

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AP PHOTOS: Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, as Pope Francis and others expressed concern over embattled communities in the cradle of the faith following church bombings in Egypt and attacks on civilians in Syria's civil war. More>>

The Latest: EU leaders urge Ankara to move slowly post-vote

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has lambasted foreign countries for attempting to influence Turkey's historic referendum as he cast his vote in the southern province of Antalya. More>>

North Korean medium-range missile test fails, US says

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Officials from the U.S. and South Korea say a North Korean missile has exploded during launch, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful U.S. aircraft supercarrier approaches the Korean Peninsula. More>>

Statement: US national security adviser arrives s Kabul

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President Ashraf Ghani has met with the U.S. National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster and both sides discussed mutual cooperation. More>>

Last Doolittle Raider, 101, recalls attack 75 years later

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Now 101 years old, the man who co-piloted the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' lead plane will be part of Ohio events for the 75th anniversary of the daring attack that helped turn the tide of World War II. More>>

Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

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Christians are celebrating Easter across the Middle East, where many are struggling to maintain their embattled communities in the face of war, terrorism and discrimination. More>>

ETA still wants independent Basque nation after disarming

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Basque separatist group ETA says it has not abandoned its goal of an independent Basque state along the French-Spanish border despite giving up its arms. More>>

Somalia forces shoot dead 2 militants in attack near airport

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A Somali police officer says security forces shot dead two Islamic extremist fighters who were involved in a mortar attack in the Somali capital early Sunday. More>>

South Sudan army denies charges its troops killed 14 in Raga

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South Sudan's army denies charges that its forces killed 14 civilians in the northwestern town of Raga. More>>

South Sudan army denies charges its troops killed 14 in Raga

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South Sudan's army denies charges that its forces killed 14 civilians in the northwestern town of Raga. More>>

5 things to know about US Vice President Mike Pence Video included

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5 things to know about US Vice President Mike Pence as he travels to the Asia-Pacific region. More>>

The Latest: Japan protests N. Korean missile test attempt

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A White House foreign policy adviser says the type of missile that North Korea tried to fire on Sunday was medium-range, and that it exploded 4-5 seconds after it was launched. More>>

Trump White House drops policy of identifying visitors

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The White House is defending its decision to keep secret the lists of people who visit the building. More>>

Over 100 killed during Syria's troubled population transfer

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Activists and residents say thousands of Syrians evacuated from their besieged towns have spent the night on buses at an exchange point as a much criticized population transfer deal stalls. More>>

AP Interview: Iran's Ahmadinejad sees no threat from US

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Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he does not view recent U.S. missile strikes on ally Syria as a message for Iran, which he called a "powerful country" that the U.S. cannot harm. More>>

Afghan official: Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

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An Afghan official says the number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94. More>>

US: North Korean test missile explodes on launch Video included

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South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says that North Korea has attempted to launch a missile from an eastern coastal city, but the launch appeared to end in failure. More>>

North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in birthday parade Video included

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North Korea has rolled out intercontinental ballistic missiles and other military hardware at a massive parade to celebrate the birthday of the country's late founder, as third-generation leader Kim Jong Un looked on in delight. More>>

Yes or No? Final day of campaigning before tight Turkey vote

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Campaigning for Turkey's crucial referendum on whether to expand presidential powers enters its final stretch, with supporters of the "yes" and "no" campaigns addressing flag-waving supporters in Turkey's two main cities of Istanbul and Ankara. More>>

Boston marks 4th anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

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Bostonians are marking the fourth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon attacks. More>>

Reus boost for Dortmund after attack with 3-1 win in Germany

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Marco Reus scored two minutes into his comeback from a torn ligament to set Borussia Dortmund on its way to a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday. More>>

The Latest: Rebel group decries Syria blast, seeks probe

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Syrian TV says at least 39 people were killed Saturday in an explosion that hit near buses carrying people evacuated from a besieged area of government loyalists. More>>

Fear and grief mar Easter Mass celebrations in Egypt

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Easter Mass was held in churches across the country in curbed Easter celebrations amid fear and grief after twin bombs killed 45 people in churches in Alexandria and Tanta earlier this week on Palm Sunday. More>>

Fear and grief mar Easter Mass celebrations in Egypt

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Easter Mass was held in churches across the country in curbed Easter celebrations amid fear and grief after twin bombs killed 45 people in churches in Alexandria and Tanta earlier this week on Palm Sunday. More>>

US launches qualification tests for upgraded nuke bomb

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Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are claiming success with the first in a new series of test flights that are part of an effort to upgrade one of the nuclear weapons that has been in the U.S. arsenal for decades. More>>

Syrian army moves to tame rebellious Damascus districts

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For the past three years, President Bashar Assad's forces have been unable to free opposition-held neighborhoods of the capital Damascus, where rebel fighters have built a labyrinth of secret underground tunnels, beyond the reach of airstrikes. More>>

N. Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it Video included

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North Korea's vice foreign minister is blaming President Donald Trump for escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula through his tweets and expansion of military exercises. More>>

The Latest: Car bomb strikes near evacuating Syrians

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Syrian state TV says a car bomb has exploded near buses carrying Syrians evacuated from towns besieged by rebels in northern Syria. More>>

Officials: No need for Trump's approval to use massive bomb Video included

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Pentagon officials say the U.S. commander in Afghanistan who ordered use of the "mother of all bombs" did not need approval in advance from President Donald Trump. More>>

Iraq: IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

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An Iraqi military officer says Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly-liberated area in western Mosul. More>>

The Latest: Syrian air force carries out strikes against IS

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An Iraqi military statement says the Syrian air force has carried out a series of airstrikes against Islamic State group militants inside Syria. More>>

Key US senator pushes back against Trump's proposed aid cuts

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In visit to South Sudan's crisis, key senator defends US foreign aid against Trump cuts. More>>

Syria's divisions crystallize with latest evacuations

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The Syrian government and the opposition have begun a coordinated population swap of tens of thousands of people from four besieged towns. More>>

UN chief warns that Libya risks a return to wide conflict

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict, citing the volatile security situation in Tripoli and fighting in the eastern oil crescent and elsewhere. More>>

Fears, scars of extremism loom over French presidential vote

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The scars of extremist violence run deep in today's France, and the threat of new attacks hangs heavy over the upcoming presidential election. More>>

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