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The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

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AP Investigation: A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump and a senior adviser to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for hundreds of millions in defense contracts from the United Arab Emirates. More>>

Can the 'dealmaker' president deliver on North Korea?

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Weeks from his North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. More>>

Former Malaysian PM Najib questioned by anti-graft agency

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Former Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the office of Malaysia's anti-graft agency for questioning over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him. More>>

Aide: Palestinian leader making swift recovery in hospital

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Palestinian president remains in hospital after developing a fever following a minor ear procedure. More>>

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

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Syrian state TV: Government forces to resume anti-IS offensive in southern part of Damascus after evacuating civilians. More>>

Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

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Debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. More>>

Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers

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Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the town in the country's northwest where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign. More>>

Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

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Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run. More>>

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

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An Australian archbishop has become most the senior cleric in the world to be charged with covering up child sex abuse. More>>

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

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Foreign journalists arrive in North Korea to cover the dismantling of the country's underground nuclear test site. More>>

Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have Tuesday's meeting with the leaders of the European parliament about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company open the public through web streaming. More>>

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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United States and China agree to reduce massive US trade deficit but no numerical target set. More>>

Palace shares family portrait and other royal wedding photos

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Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding. More>>

The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency

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The Latest: WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet a global health emergency. More>>

Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

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Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday. More>>

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

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Spectacle may trump substance when foreign journalists journey deep into the mountains of North Korea to observe the official closing ceremony of its nuclear test site. More>>

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

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For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking into place for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he meticulously set up crucial nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang following a year of intense animosity. More>>

The Latest: Iran says 'sham' US policy to reap 'ill rewards'

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Iran nuclear deal was "a loser" with huge repercussions throughout the Middle East. More>>

Pope laments 'hemorrhaging' of priests and nuns in Europe

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Pope Francis alarmed by "hemorrhaging" of priests and nuns seen in Europe. More>>

Report: Markle nephew warned over knife at London nightclub

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Britain's Sun newspaper says the nephew of the new Duchess of Sussex was given a warning by police after trying to take a knife into a London nightclub, hours after the royal wedding. More>>

Ex-London mayor quits UK's Labour amid anti-Semitism scandal

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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has resigned from Britain's Labour Party, which had suspended him over allegations of anti-Semitism. More>>

LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

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Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that 'God made you like this' have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gays feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church. More>>

Danish minister says Muslims fasting for Ramadan pose danger

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The Danish government minister responsible for immigration is urging Muslims to avoid working during Ramadan, saying the traditional fasting period poses safety hazards in some professions and makes the practice "dangerous for us all.". More>>

Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

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Paraguay opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of US, Guatemala. More>>

The Latest: Russia says it downed drone near base in Syria

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Syria's military says it has retaken the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group and is declaring the capital and its surroundings "completely safe" and free of any militant presence. More>>

Trudeau touts Canada's AI credentials at MIT tech gathering

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to MIT to speak with tech entrepreneurs. More>>

Ukraine convicts Frenchman for plotting Euro 2016 attacks

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A Ukrainian court has convicted a Frenchman on charges of preparing a terror attack during the 2016 European Championship and buying illegal weapons. More>>

Russian billionaire Abramovich runs into UK visa issues

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An associate of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich says his British visa has not been renewed. More>>

Populists' pick to be Italian premier scorns bureaucracy

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Populists pick law professor with almost no political experience, a left-leaning voting record and a reputation as a snazzy dresser to be Italy's premier. More>>

Italy edges toward 1st populist govt, law prof as premier

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Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indicated a 54-year-old law professor with no political experience as their candidate for premier. More>>

Clashes escalate in eastern Ukraine

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Officials say clashes between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine have escalated. More>>

The Latest: Italian League chief: No need to fear populists

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Right-wing leader Matteo Salvini says other European nations have no reason to worry about Italy's soon-to-be-born populist government. More>>

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

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Trade war between China, US put on hold after talks aimed at reducing America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. More>>

Gunmen try to corner police reacting to shots in French city

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A French newspaper is reporting that hooded men shot at young people near a Marseille culture center. More>>

Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

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A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 156 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women. More>>

Meghan offers insight into her new role as Duchess of Sussex

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Meghan Markle has offered a glimpse of how she sees her new role as the Duchess of Sussex in a biography posted on the royal website hours after the former actress married Britain's Prince Harry. More>>

Serbia on EU course despite calls for Russia shift, PM says

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Serbia's prime minister says the Balkan country's strategic goal is to join the European Union despite calls by the defense minister for a shift in course. More>>

Grenfell Tower survivors weep as inquiry begins in London

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Survivors of a devastating high-rise fire in London have wept y as relatives paid tribute to some of the 72 victims at the opening of an inquiry into Britain's deadliest blaze in decades. More>>

Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power

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Burundi's electoral commission says a majority of voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034. More>>

South African man, 23, found guilty of ax murders of family

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A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax arrived in court on Monday morning to hear the verdict in his case. More>>

Funeral for Polish WWII hero held in Warsaw

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Funeral with military honors for a World War II hero and Warsaw Rising fighter has been held in the Polish capital. More>>

Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet Video included

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The royal family has thanked people who attended or watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. More>>

Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge

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A criminal court has cleared Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on bribery charges dating back to when he was mayor of the southern town of Strumica. More>>

4 charged in Greece over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

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Greek authorities have charged four men over a weekend mob attack on the 75-year-old mayor of the country's second-largest city, carried out in an apparent venting of nationalist sentiment. More>>

US office overseeing fight against IS gets reprieve

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State Department office overseeing the fight against the Islamic State will stay in business at least until the end of the year. More>>

Prosecutors in Poland probe sewage dump into Baltic bay

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Prosecutors on Poland's Baltic coast have opened a probe into potential damage to the environment of the Bay of Gdansk after the sewage system in this coast city malfunctioned and the refuse was dumped into the bay. More>>

Portuguese director drops out of Israel festival over Gaza

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Portuguese theater director drops out of festival in Jerusalem this week over Israel's treatment of Palestinians. More>>

Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

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Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. More>>

2 men arrested 30 years after German teen death in N Ireland

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Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in the death of a German backpacker 30 years ago, after much-publicized appeals on the anniversary of the teenager's death yielded a break in one of the region's most notorious unsolved murders. More>>

US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

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Mexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country's second presidential debate with all candidates insisting the relationship must be based on mutual respect. More>>

Bernard Lewis, prolific Mideast scholar, dies at 101

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Bernard Lewis, scholar who illuminated and enraged with perspective on Middle East, dead at 101. More>>

German-Russian pipeline takes shape despite US protests

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American officials say a pipeline project between Russia and Germany risks triggering U.S. sanctions because of security concerns. More>>

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

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The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people aboard, has been the subject of two serious complaints over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. More>>

Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world

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NYU Abu Dhabi is blocking journalists from filming a graduation address by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. More>>

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

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At morgues and in church services, Cubans are mourning loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades. More>>

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

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Venezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets. More>>

The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

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Pope Francis is praying that "beloved" Venezuela's people and rulers will wisely choose peace and unity as the nation elects a new president. More>>

Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

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A Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized with fever. More>>

Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

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Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first. More>>

Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

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Pope Francis has announced that he will make 14 new cardinals next month, among them his chief aide for helping homeless people. More>>

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

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A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time this past week has returned from the mountain and says he's already planning his next trip. More>>

The Latest: Royal newlyweds to spend night in Windsor Castle

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Thousands of people are on the streets outside Windsor Castle after camping overnight to grab the best spots to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day. More>>

Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

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Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive.". More>>

Archaeologists find street of balconies in Italy's Pompeii

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Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Italy's volcanic ash-covered city of Pompeii have discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. More>>

25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

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Authorities say about two dozen African migrants have come ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen. More>>

Cameroon holiday hit by violence in English-speaking areas

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Cameroon's national day Sunday was marked by violence in its troubled English-speaking region, with two policemen killed, soldiers wounded and a mayor kidnapped by suspected armed separatists. More>>

Episcopal bishop Curry gives royal wedding an American flair Video included

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in an Anglican service with an American flavor that mixes prayers, classical music, a gospel choir and sweet soul sounds. More>>

Love and fire: Text of Michael Curry's royal wedding address Video included

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Text of the Most Rev. Michael Curry's sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. More>>

Iran says EU political support not enough, urges investment

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Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran. More>>

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

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A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition after publicly setting himself of fire in the Gaza Strip. More>>

UAE to loosen visa rules for investors and innovators

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The United Arab Emirates, home to financial hubs Abu Dhabi and Dubai, is loosening its residency laws and will grant long-term visas for up to 10 years to investors and highly-skilled professionals. More>>

Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

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One of Italy's two main populist leaders says he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier _ neither of them. More>>

Markle's bridal gown work of Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller

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British designer Clare Waight Keller is behind the silk boat-necked gown worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the flower-bedecked nave of St. George's Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry. More>>

Oprah to Idris: Celebrities spice up royal wedding Video included

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No heads of government were invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding ceremony, but celebrities from Oprah Winfrey to Idris Elba had starring roles. More>>

Science Says: Green-blooded lizards pose evolutionary puzzle

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Scientists are gaining evolutionary insights into why a group of lizards in New Guinea have green blood. More>>

Turkey's Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

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Turkey's president has addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Bosnia's capital Sunday to shore up support before his country's snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month. More>>

Reports: IS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria's capital

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A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours, and that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave. More>>

White House pushes ahead with Mideast peace plan

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The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza. More>>

Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat

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Malaysian police say they have confiscated 284 designer handbags and 72 suitcases containing cash, jewelry and other valuables as part of a corruption and money-laundering investigation into former Prime Minister Najib Razak. More>>

Powerful, unpopular Venezuela leader faces opposition foes

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A look at President Nicolas Maduro and the two opposition candidates vying to become the next president of troubled Venezuela. More>>

Palestinians: 2 wounded from Israeli border fire have died

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Gaza's health ministry says two Palestinians have died days after they were shot and wounded by Israeli gunfire during border protests. More>>

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

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Congo says 3 new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million; vaccinations to start soon. More>>

A royal wedding bridges the Atlantic and breaks old molds Video included

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The big day is finally here: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to wed at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. More>>

Father of Pakistani victim in Texas school shooting grieves Video included

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The father of Sabika Sheikh, the 17-year old Pakistani victim of a Texas school shooting, battles shock and despair. More>>

Beijing showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US

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Beijing is showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US in Washington. More>>

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'

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A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard has crashed and burned in a cassava field just after takeoff from the Havana airport, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials say. More>>

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

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The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people aboard, has been the subject of two serious complaints over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. More>>

Macedonian PM says Greece agrees to discuss proposed name

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The prime minister of Macedonia says his administration and the Greek government have agreed on a new name for his country to solve the decades-long name dispute between Skopje and Athens. More>>

Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors

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Seven people in Saudi Arabia, including four prominent women's rights activists who campaigned for the right to drive, are being accused by state security of working with "foreign entities". More>>

It's all about the well-plumed hats for royal wedding guests Video included

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Oprah Winfrey, actor Idris Elba among early guests at royal wedding of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle. More>>

The Latest: Cuba official: 110 dead in crash, recorder found

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The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades are clinging to life a day after their passenger jet carrying 110 people crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts. More>>

Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Orthodox church in Chechnya

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Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Russian Orthodox church in Chechnya, tried to take hostages. More>>

Report: 2 killed in shooting in southwestern Germany

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German media report 2 dead in Saarbruecken shooting; suspect is in custody. More>>

Militant-turned-populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

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Iraq's electoral commission says a political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to the release of complete results. More>>

Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. More>>

Gaza border protests resume as UN calls for inquiry

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi says he has ordered the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the longest length of time since 2013. More>>

Monitor: 11 killed in blasts inside Syria weapons warehouse

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France's government is imposing new sanctions on people and companies suspected of helping Syria's chemical weapons program. More>>

The Latest: Windsor Castle sees final prep for royal wedding Video included

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As Queen Elizabeth II prepares to meet Meghan Markle's mother before the actress' wedding to Prince Harry, one commoner who married into the family is offering a bit of advice: Just relax. More>>

At OIC, Muslim nations condemn Israel and US, call for unity

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Turkey has called on Muslim nations to stand united for Palestine and to work to stop countries joining the United States in relocating their Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. More>>

American bishop brings human rights focus to royal wedding Video included

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The son of a civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry has condemned last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and plans to march against President Donald Trump's "America first" stance. More>>

Windsor gears up for royal wedding, embraces Harry, Meghan Video included

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Ready or not, Harry and Meghan prepare for big day. More>>

After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

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14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as World Health organization holds emergency meeting. More>>

Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to survive

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Cuban media say a Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana has crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with 104 passengers on board. More>>

The Latest: Cuba state media says Castro had hernia surgery

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Cuban state media say a Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana has crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with 104 people on board. More>>

The Latest: Chemical weapons body calls on countries to join

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging Europe to help rebuild Syria to encourage the return of refugees to their homes. More>>

Baby switch at Montenegro hospital under investigation

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A hospital in Montenegro has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity ward with the wrong baby. More>>

Kuwait urges UN to condemn Israel and protect Palestinians

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Kuwait is urging the UN Security Council to condemn Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians "in the strongest terms," especially in the Gaza Strip where more than 110 Palestinians have been killed during Hamas-led protests. More>>

From chicken to condoms, marketers cash in on royal wedding

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The royal wedding smorgasbord of merchandise includes Harry and Meghan Marmite, Royal Wedding ale, Wedding Rings cereal and a limited-edition bucket of royal wedding KFC chicken. More>>

After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

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By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to a nuclear option, Pope Francis has quite possibly ushered in the game-changer in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse crisis. More>>

Saudi arrests activists who campaigned for women's driving

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Rights activists say at least six people who have campaigned for human rights in Saudi Arabia, including four women who pushed for the right to drive, have been detained in Saudi Arabia. More>>

Chile's bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

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Pressure mounts on Chile's bishops to resign en mass after pope accuses them of collective responsibility for destroying evidence, botching cases. More>>

Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

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Doctors say former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from hospital, more than two months after he was poisoned with a nerve agent. More>>

Putin: New nuclear weapons to enter duty in next few years

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President Vladimir Putin says that the Russian military will start receiving new nuclear weapons in the coming years. More>>

The Latest: Israel says Gaza wounded transferred to Jordan

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Israeli police say the first Friday prayer services of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ended peacefully at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque. More>>

Italian stocks and bonds roiled by populist program

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The anti-establishment 5-Star movement has opened voting by its rank-and-file on a program with the right-wing League that could clear the way to Italy's first populist government. More>>

The Latest: Chile bishops return home, vow to help reform

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All of Chile's bishops have offered to resign over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal. More>>

Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message

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In a country where there is no Twitter but lots of fake news, North Koreans are getting a very different take on what got Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump to the negotiating table. More>>

Top UN rights body votes for inquiry on Gaza clashes

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The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted to set up a commission of inquiry to look into a deadly crackdown on protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces. More>>

Protesters to stay in Poland's parliament during NATO meet

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A Polish government official says the disabled people who have been protesting for weeks in parliament along with their parents will remain there during the upcoming NATO Parliamentary Assembly. More>>

Baker promises 'ethereal' taste for royal wedding cake Video included

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The wedding cake for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have an "ethereal" taste and an unusual display. More>>

Yemen hit by storms as rare tropical cyclone Sagar nears

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A UN agency has issued a warning for the rare tropical cyclone 'Sagar' in the Gulf of Aden, saying it threatens flash flooding, as authorities say it has struck Yemen's southern coastline. More>>

Putin approves new Cabinet that sees key figures remain

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has reshuffled his Cabinet, replacing some of its longtime members but keeping key figures in place. More>>

Zuckerberg to meet EU officials _ dodging public grilling

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has accepted to come explain his company's recent privacy issues with and allegations that it misused personal data at the European Parliament, the legislature's president says. More>>

Major Swiss road tunnel closed after German bus catches fire

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A major road tunnel in the Swiss Alps has been closed after a fire aboard a German bus, which left two people suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation. More>>

The Latest: Putin: Europe must help Syria rebuild

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says that gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine may continue even after the launch of a new prospective Germany-bound pipeline under the Baltic Sea. More>>

9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

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Six civilians, including a husband and wife and a soldier, have been killed after Indian and Pakistani soldiers targeted border posts and villages along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir. More>>

S. Korea downplays N. Korea's threats to cancel talks

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South Korea believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and saying it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved. More>>

Syrian man, 19, charged in anti-Semitic assault in Berlin

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A 19-year-old Syrian man has been charged over an assault in Berlin last month on an Israeli wearing a skullcap. More>>

Buses with 270 migrants allowed to pass in Bosnia amid chaos

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A convoy of buses with about 270 migrants, including children, has been blocked in central Bosnia, reflecting the confusion in the war-scarred Balkan country as it struggles to cope with the influx. More>>

Correction: Congo-Ebola story

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Congo's health minister says Ebola has spread to the capital of the country's Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the northwest. More>>

US is running out of time on NAFTA while confronting China

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US is running out of time on a NAFTA rewrite even while confronting China over trade rift. More>>

The Latest: Buses with migrants heading toward Bosnia camp

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Buses with about 270 migrants are on their way to an asylum center in southwestern Bosnia following a blockade reflecting confusion in the Balkan country struggling with the influx. More>>

French government says attack foiled, Egyptian man arrested

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France's interior minister says authorities have thwarted a possible attack using ricin or explosives and arrested two brothers. More>>

Indonesia seeks death for cleric accused of ordering attacks

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Indonesian prosecutors demand death for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman who is accused of ordering attacks including a 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers. More>>

Trump responds to European criticism about reliability

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President Donald Trump is meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, but the two leaders are not expected to participate in a joint news conference. More>>

Niger drone video shows US forces fighting for their lives

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Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape. More>>

After upset Iraqi vote, US prepares to embrace a former foe

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Fourteen years after Muqtada al-Sadr's militias fought and killed American troops who had invaded Iraq, the United States is preparing to work hand in hand with the charismatic Shiite cleric and his movement. More>>

Friend of Paris knife attacker handed charges in rampage

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The French prosecutor's office says that a close friend of the young man who carried out a deadly knife attack in Paris before being killed by police is appearing before a judge and is expected to be handed preliminary charges as an accomplice. More>>

Markle's dad too ill for wedding but mom has tea with royals

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Ending days of speculation, Meghan Markle says her father will not be able to attend her wedding to Prince Harry due to health problems. More>>

N. Korea unlikely to return to talks with South over drills

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South Korea says it will communicate closely with Washington, Pyongyang to increase chances of successful talks between Trump and Kim. More>>

The Latest: Trump will keep calling gang members 'animals'

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she doesn't think President Donald Trump went far enough when he described some people who enter the country illegally as "animals.". More>>

Domestic dispute in Germany: Man arguing with a parrot

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Police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in a southern German town _ and found a man arguing with a parrot. More>>

The Latest: Meghan Markle's mother has tea with the royals

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Meghan Markle says her father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry, and has expressed hope that he can be "given the space" to focus on his health. More>>

Pope's Chile abuse summit ends amid signs heads will roll

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The Vatican investigator sent to take testimony from Chilean sex abuse victims says the Holy See is "making history" with Pope Francis' emergency summit of the Chilean hierarchy. More>>

The Latest: Congo announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases

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Congo's Ministry of Health has announced 11 new confirmed Ebola cases and two deaths tied to cases in the country's northwest. More>>

Baby delivered from brain-damaged mother is OK, goes home

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Doctors in Poland say that a girl delivered prematurely by cesarean section from a brain-damaged mother and then treated in hospital for months, has been discharged home in good condition. More>>

AP Explains: Ebola reaches an urban area in Congo. What now?

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AP Explains: Ebola reaches an urban area in Congo, a city of more than 1 million. What now?. More>>

EU takes 6 member states to court over air quality

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The European Union is taking six member states to court for exposing their citizens to too much air pollution. More>>

Britain's main stock market closes at record high

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Britain's FTSE 100 index of leading shares has closed at a record high. More>>

EU to Trump: Stop threatening us with tariffs

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The European Union is calling for an end to U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to slap tariffs on EU steel exports as a new deadline looms for the duties to enter force. More>>

Syria's Assad meets with Putin in Russia

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The Kremlin says Syrian President Bashar Assad has met with President Vladimir Putin at his summer residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. More>>

Meghan Markle: Dad won't attend wedding due to health issues

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Royal wedding organizers prepare rehearsal of the proceedings to take place in Windsor. More>>

US has a daunting to-do list to get ready for NKorea summit

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President Donald Trump and his team have a daunting to-do list to work through as they prepare for next month's expected summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Cambridge Analytica suspended head to appear at UK committee

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British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns say the suspended head of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has accepted a summons to appear before committee a second time. More>>

British PM says courage needed on Macedonian-Greek name spat

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged Macedonia and Greece to show "courage" in ongoing efforts to resolve a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name, which has frustrated the country's aspirations to join NATO and the European Union. More>>

The Latest: Pope: Chile's bishops will get past sex scandal

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The Vatican investigator sent to take testimony from Chilean sex abuse victims says the Holy See is "making history" with Pope Francis' emergency summit of the Chilean hierarchy. More>>

Grave crisis drives apathy in Venezuelan election

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Despite pleas from the candidates ahead of Venezuela's presidential election, apathy could play a large role among voters opting to stay home as Venezuelans endure the worst political and economic crisis in their country's history. More>>

18 acquitted in massive Brussels Airport 2013 diamond heist

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A court acquitted for lack of evidence 18 suspects accused of involvement in a massive 2013 diamond heist at Brussels airport when tens of millions worth of gems were stolen from the hold of a departing Swiss-bound place. More>>

German paper's Netanyahu cartoon criticized as anti-Semitic

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Germany's new anti-Semitism commissioner says a leading newspaper crossed a "red line" with a caricature of Benjamin Netanyahu portraying the Israeli Prime Minister with oversized lips, ears and nose. More>>

Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact

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Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest pulp and paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation. More>>

Burundi votes on extending president's power until 2034

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Burundi votes in a referendum proposing constitutional changes that could extend the president's rule until 2034. More>>

Putin: Russia to press ahead with military modernization

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President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will maintain a high tempo of modernizing its military arsenals this year. More>>

Iran deal: Merkel cautious on compensation after US pullout

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is signaling it won't be feasible to offer wide-ranging compensation to companies affected by U.S. sanctions over Iran's nuclear program. More>>

The Latest: Zuckerberg to heading to EU next Tuesday

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British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook users' information in political campaigns say the suspended head of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has accepted a summons to appear before committee a second time. More>>

Poland moves against 5 Russians for "information warfare"

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Polish authorities plan to expel one Russian citizen and banned four others from entering Poland for five years on allegations of 'information warfare'. More>>

EU urges Balkan reform but cool on accepting new members

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European Union leaders are encouraging Balkans countries to continue on the path of EU-oriented reform but they are reluctant to say when any of the six might be able to join the bloc. More>>

Travolta dances his way through Cannes again with 'Gotti'

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John Travolta is again dancing his way through Cannes with the John Gotti biopic 'Gotti'. More>>

Dutch anti-Islam firebrand Wilders: Appeals hearing not fair

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Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders has begun an appeal against his 2016 conviction for inciting discrimination and insulting Moroccans by calling for the Hague Appeals Court judges in his case to be replaced, arguing they were not impartial. More>>

Malaysia steps up graft probe of fund linked to ex-leader

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A lawyer for Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak says the seven-hour police search of his property as part of a money-laundering investigation being pushed by his successor did not find any incriminating documents. More>>

Ireland warns Brexit talks could collapse over border issue

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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is warning Britain to say how it plans to keep open his country's border with Northern Ireland or face the possible collapse of a Brexit deal. More>>

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

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Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. More>>

Bosnia says it will stop illegal migration amid increase

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Bosnia says it wants to stop illegal entry of migrants as the Balkan country struggles to cope with the influx of people trying to reach Western Europe. More>>

Turkey slams US sentencing of Turkish banker on Iran scheme

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Turkey's foreign ministry has slammed the sentencing of a Turkish banker in the United States over his role in helping Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions. More>>

Lars von Trier on his controversial Cannes return

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Once 'persona non grata,' Lars von Trier has returned to Cannes with more provocation in the serial killer drama 'The House That Jack Built'. More>>

2 UN peacekeepers freed in Congo's southeast

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An official in Congo says two United Nations peacekeepers have been released after being held by rebels in the country's southeast. More>>

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  • At age 53, Palmeiro hits 1st home run in return to baseball

    At age 53, Palmeiro hits 1st home run in return to baseball

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:15:39 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:33:50 GMT
    Rafael Palmeiro still has power, even at 53.
    Rafael Palmeiro still has power, even at 53.
  • Rockies edge Dodgers 2-1, move into 1st place in NL West

    Rockies edge Dodgers 2-1, move into 1st place in NL West

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:32:33 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:33:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Colorado Rockies' Gerardo Parra, second from left, hits a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. Catcher Yasmani...(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Colorado Rockies' Gerardo Parra, second from left, hits a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. Catcher Yasmani...
    Pinch-hitter Carlos Gonzalez drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in the eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1.
    Pinch-hitter Carlos Gonzalez drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in the eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1.
  • All tied up: LeBron's 44 helps Cavs even series with Celtics

    All tied up: LeBron's 44 helps Cavs even series with Celtics

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:32:20 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:24:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives past Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42), from Dominican Republic, in the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives past Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42), from Dominican Republic, in the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Cleveland.
    LeBron's 44 lifts Cavs to 111-102 win over Celtics in Game 4.
    LeBron's 44 lifts Cavs to 111-102 win over Celtics in Game 4.
  • Strange NewsMore>>

  • 6 young squirrels rescued from ordeal of tangled tails

    6 young squirrels rescued from ordeal of tangled tails

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-05-17 16:51:48 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:32:15 GMT
    Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them.
    Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them.
  • Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

    Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-05-16 20:19:07 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:32:14 GMT
    The 25-year-old is charged with felony tampering of government records for allegedly claiming to be a displaced Harvey evacuee. (Source: KTVT/Dallas County Sheriff's Office/CNN)The 25-year-old is charged with felony tampering of government records for allegedly claiming to be a displaced Harvey evacuee. (Source: KTVT/Dallas County Sheriff's Office/CNN)

    The 25-year-old is charged with felony tampering of government records for allegedly claiming to be a displaced Harvey evacuee.

    The 25-year-old is charged with felony tampering of government records for allegedly claiming to be a displaced Harvey evacuee.

  • Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

    Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:40:07 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:32:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 16, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s team is running out ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 16, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s team is running out ...
    The White House is getting in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names "Laurel" or "Yanny" in a much-shared audio clip.
    The White House is getting in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names "Laurel" or "Yanny" in a much-shared audio clip.
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  • Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking

    Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:02:32 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:33:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Justin Pritchard, File). FILE- In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 sedan at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and...(AP Photo/Justin Pritchard, File). FILE- In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 sedan at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and...
    Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 mass-market electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports.
    Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 mass-market electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports.
  • New York Stock Exchange names first female leader

    New York Stock Exchange names first female leader

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:12:26 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:32:59 GMT
    The New York Stock Exchange has named its first female leader in the history of the 226-year-old exchange.
    The New York Stock Exchange has named its first female leader in the history of the 226-year-old exchange.
  • Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:21:59 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:32:58 GMT
    The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

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