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What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

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What Trump and Putin hope to achieve when they sit down in Helsinki for their first summit. More>>

Russian bots, trolls test waters ahead of US midterms

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Russian bots and trolls are deploying increasingly sophisticated and targeted tools ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November. More>>

The Latest: Supporters cheer as Trump nears Helsinki hotel

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President Donald Trump's ambassador to Moscow says he hopes Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin have "a detailed conversation about where we might be able to find some overlapping and shared interests.". More>>

Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

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The World Cup has bathed Russians and their country in a rosy light, but after the monthlong party ends and foreigners leave, President Vladimir Putin will be left with a pension crisis and unusually low ratings. More>>

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

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President Donald Trump says that "nothing bad ... maybe some good" will come out of his Monday meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin. More>>

Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remains

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says U.S. and North Korean officials have held "productive" talks to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War. More>>

German authorities question Opel over diesel vehicles

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German automaker Opel reportedly faces questions over emissions from its diesel vehicles, an issue that's already tarnished many of its competitors. More>>

May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that President Donald Trump advised her to "sue" the European Union in the negotiations over Britain's exit from the bloc. More>>

Trump wish for warm Putin ties highlights policy disconnect

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President Donald Trump's persistence in pursuing a bromance with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. More>>

Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

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Israeli military lifts restrictions along Gaza border, indicating it's accepted Egypt-mediated cease-fire. More>>

Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

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Israel has relayed to some U.S. media new details about a Mossad operation that smuggled Iranian nuclear documents out of Tehran. More>>

Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

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Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. More>>

Paraglider charged in Trump resort flight; Finns demonstrate

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Scottish police say they have arrested a man in connection with a Greenpeace protest that breached a no-fly security zone and flew a banner close to the golf resort where President Donald Trump was staying. More>>

German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots

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German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots. More>>

Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

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Finnish brewery pays humorous tribute to U.S. Russian summit in Helsinki with a limited-edition beer, urges Trump, Putin to settle things "like adults". More>>

Pakistanis mourning victims of carnage ahead of elections

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Pakistanis mourn for victims of horrific weekend attacks that killed 132, including a provincial election candidate. More>>

AP Interview: Croatian leader says Trump, Putin key to peace

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Croatia's president hopes U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin show "responsibility" at their first summit and remember they are the guarantors of stability for the whole world. More>>

Turkey marks 2nd anniversary of thwarting violent coup

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Turkey is commemorating the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Turkish president and the government. More>>

Eritrean, Ethiopian leaders call new peace example to Africa

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At least 25,000 Ethiopians are at a stadium concert where new, reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's President Isaias Afweki are expected to celebrate the new friendship between their neighboring countries. More>>

Politics guide Syrians backing Croatia in World Cup final

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Syrian troops and residents of this town just outside the capital Damascus have watched the final match most of them hoping that Croatia would win the World Cup. More>>

The Latest: Spain reports 479 migrants rescued over weekend

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Germany's interior ministry says an agreement has been reached for both the federal and Bavarian state police to patrol the border, checking for migrants entering the country. More>>

Victim's son calls on Trump to raise UK poisoning with Putin

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The son of the British woman who died after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok has called on President Donald Trump to raise his mother's death during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

S. Korea probes army plan for troops to control protesters

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Military mobilization plan triggers political firestorm in South Korea but experts say no chance of another coup. More>>

Exit of US-backed Kurdish militia from Syrian town complete

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A U.S-backed Syrian group says the withdrawal a Kurdish militia from a strategic town in northern Syria has been completed, removing a major source of tension between Washington and Ankara. More>>

Protests in southern Iraq to demand better services, jobs

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Activist: Thousands protest in Iraq's southern oil-rich Basa against dilapidated public services, lack of jobs. More>>

Obama in ancestral home Kenya to launch sister's project

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya, the country of his father's birth, for a private visit, the first since leaving office. More>>

Putin wants to 'get over' problems with France

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says he told France's leader it's about time for Russia and France to "get over" the difficulties straining their relations. More>>

The Latest: Trump hits the links at his Scottish golf resort

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President Donald Trump is hitting the links at the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, where he is spending the weekend. More>>

US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

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State election officials in the US are meeting to discuss cybersecurity amid fresh revelations about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Lobbying firm sought envoys help to salvage Russian company

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A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries for an elaborate campaign to persuade the Trump administration to lift U.S. sanctions against a Russian manufacturing giant. More>>

Haiti to name new prime minister 'as soon as possible'

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Haiti's president says he will appoint a new prime minister as soon as possible following the resignation of the country's second highest official. More>>

Greenland village watches looming iceberg, weather forecast

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Low-lying areas of a village in northwestern Greenland remain evacuated as villagers and local authorities monitor a vast iceberg for signs it could move closer or break apart, threatening the remote settlement. More>>

Food sent to migrants off Sicily as Italy awaits EU offers

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Food was being sent to ships with more than 400 migrants aboard off Sicily as Italy waited for more nations to take the asylum-seekers. More>>

7 killed, 15 wounded in suicide attack in Afghanistan

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An Afghan official says that 7 people have been killed and 15 others wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest in the country's capital. More>>

Nigeria's ruling party wins race for governor in south state

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Nigeria's electoral officials say the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, has narrowly won the race for governor of Ekiti state in the country's south. More>>

UN: Afghan civilian casualties up by 1 percent this year

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UN says number of civilians killed in Afghanistan in first half of 2018 has increased by 1 percent. More>>

In solidarity, Germany to take in 50 migrants rescued in Med

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Germany says it will take 50 of the 450 migrants rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea that's been at the center of a squabble between Italy and Malta. More>>

Helsinki protest focuses on rights before Trump-Putin summit

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Finnish police say 1,500 people have joined the "Helsinki Calling" protest ahead of Monday's Trump-Putin summit. More>>

Haiti's prime minister resigns amid fuel price hike fallout

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Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant has resigned amid criticism for his failed attempt to increase fuel prices Lafontant told Haiti's Chamber of Deputies on Saturday that he sent President Jovenel Moise his resignation letter. More>>

Security forces deploy in Iraq's Najaf after day of protests

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Iraqi security forces have deployed on the streets of the Shiite holy city of Najaf after a day of angry protests against poor public services and high unemployment. More>>

Nuclear arms race is an expected topic for Trump-Putin talks

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President Donald Trump muses about eliminating nuclear weapons, but he's also called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button" _ and the arms race is an issue expected to come up in at his summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday. More>>

Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

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The Israeli military says it has struck several militant sites in Gaza in response to renewed violence along the border. More>>

Trump tweets, hits links before high-stakes Putin meeting

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President Donald Trump is tweeting about golf, blaming his predecessor for election hacking and hate-watching CNN, two days before Monday's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. More>>

Eritrea's leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues

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Eritrea's president arrives in Ethiopia for 1st visit in 22 years in dramatic diplomatic thaw. More>>

10,000 protest Trump in Edinburgh; UK police seek paraglider

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Scottish police say they are trying to trace a paraglider who flew a Greenpeace protest banner over the golf resort that President Donald Trump is staying at. More>>

Italy: France, Malta offer to take quarter of 450 migrants

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Italy has transferred 451 migrants from a big fishing boat onto two border patrol vessels in the Mediterranean, but says they should be sent to Malta or Libya _ not Italy. More>>

Passenger fury at Ryanair after pressure drop forces landing

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Dozens of Ryanair passengers have been discharged from hospital after being treated for nausea following an unscheduled landing in Germany. More>>

Cuba to reshape government with new constitution

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Cuba is revealing new details about plans to reshape its government, courts and economy with a constitutional reform set to be approved by the national assembly this month. More>>

Over 400 items found in UK nerve agent poison probe

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British police say search teams have found over 400 items as part of the investigation into the poisoning of two Britons by the nerve agent Novichok _ but searches will likely take many more weeks as officers seek further evidence. More>>

2 arrested at right-wing, pro-Trump protests in London

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British police have arrested a man and a woman at a right-wing protest in London, where people supporting a prominent right-wing activist were joined by a "Welcome Trump" rally. More>>

Trump back in Scotland to prepare for Putin talks

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President Trump is back in Scotland, where he's spending the weekend preparing for his Putin summit and likely playing golf. More>>

Macedonia celebrates the invitation to join NATO

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Thousands of people have gathered in 15 cities in Macedonia to celebrate an invitation that NATO recently extended to this Balkan state to become the 30th member of the Alliance. More>>

Lenin statue at final sandwiched by ads for Budweiser, Visa

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Lenin statue outside the stadium where France and Croatia will play the World Cup final is sandwiched by ads for Budweiser and Visa, a sign of how far Russia has come from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. More>>

Sharif in custody after return to Pakistan to face prison

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Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in custody, a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed more than 130 people, including a candidate. More>>

The Latest: "Baby Donald" blimp flies over Edinburgh march

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Thousands of people are marching through the streets of Edinburgh to protest against President Donald Trump, who is staying in Scotland over the weekend. More>>

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

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Archaeologists say they have discovered a mummification workshop dating back some 2,500 years at an ancient necropolis near Egypt's famed pyramids. More>>

Assailants abduct workers at oil facility in Libya

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Libya's National Oil Corporation says unidentified assailants have abducted workers at a facility belonging to an oil field, hampering daily production. More>>

Trump, Putin to meet at 19th-century presidential palace

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Officials in Finland say the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be held at one of the Finnish president's official residences in Helsinki. More>>

French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

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France's military is getting a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron as it prepares to march through Paris for Bastille Day celebrations. More>>

Deadly Algerian migrant expulsions resume in desert, UN says

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A U.N. migration official says Algeria's government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert to die. More>>

The Latest: Mexico's next leader delivers plan to Pompeo

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Cabinet-level delegation he's leading have arrived at Los Pinos, the official residence of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. More>>

Explosive devices thrown at ex-Sinn Fein leader's home

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Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein says that the homes of former leader Gerry Adams and another prominent party member have been attacked with explosive devices. More>>

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

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The Justice Department announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election. More>>

6 dead after attackers target Somalia's presidential palace

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2 large blasts followed by gunfire heard near presidential palace in Somalia's capital. More>>

6 people injured in fastest San Fermin bull run of the year

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Spanish health officials say the final bull run of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona has left six people injured in the fastest dash this year in the northern Spanish city. More>>

Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home next week

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The 12 boys and their soccer coach are recovering well and in a brief new video list their food wish lists while the health minister says they're expected to be discharged next week. More>>

The Latest: Trump in Scotland for weekend at golf course

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President Donald Trump has departed Windsor Castle after tea with Queen Elizabeth II. More>>

UK politicians reel as Trump unleashes criticism then charm

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The British pound has fallen and U.K. politicians are reeling from the tornado-blast of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has humiliated Prime Minister Theresa May, crushed hopes of a quick U.S.-U.K. trade deal and boosted May's opponents over Brexit. More>>

French police motorcycles crash during Bastille Day parade

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Two police motorcycles have crashed during a demonstration in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other guests at a grandiose Paris parade celebrating Bastille Day. More>>

The Latest: Hundreds in anti-Trump protest in Scottish city

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Hundreds of people in London have crowded under a balloon depicting Donald Trump as a screaming baby as protests across the U.K. accompanying the U.S. president's arrival got underway. More>>

Industrial park blast kills 19, hurts 12 in southwest China

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China's official Xinhua News Agency says a blast in an industrial park in a southwestern province has killed 19 people and injured 12 others. More>>

Demonstrators mock Donald Trump; protest his visit to the UK

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Demonstrators plan to mock U.S. President Donald Trump with a giant balloon depicting him as a screaming orange baby Friday as tens of thousands march through the streets of London to protest the American leader's visit to the U.K. More>>

Intel official: Cyber threat warnings 'blinking red'

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The nation's top intelligence official says cyber threats from foreign adversaries are not just targeting the United States around election times. More>>

Finland: Trump-Putin summit to be at presidential palace

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Officials in Finland say the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be held at one of the Finnish president's official residences in Helsinki. More>>

The Latest: Indictment says Kremlin behind US election hacks

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says that Russian intelligence agents stole information on 500,000 U.S. voters after hacking a state U.S. election board. More>>

Melania Trump dutifully tries her hand at lawn bowls

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump mingled with British veterans and schoolchildren _ and had a go at a game of lawn bowls _ as she made a solo outing to a historic London retirement home for formers soldiers Friday. More>>

UK police say bottle was source of pair's Novichok poisoning

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British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people by the nerve agent Novichok in southern England say scientists have found the source of the deadly substance. More>>

Waters rose, turning hour-long cave trip into 18-day ordeal

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The boys mending from their long ordeal trapped in a cave and the rescuers who brought them to safety are starting to share stories of the dangers and their survival. More>>

Ex-rebels leaders appear before Colombia's peace tribunal

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Leaders with Colombia's once largest guerrilla army have made their first appearance at a new peace tribunal to respond to allegations of war crimes during five decades of bloody conflict. More>>

132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

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Officials say disgraced ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be whisked away by helicopter to the federal capital of Islamabad when he returns to Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore from London to face a 10-year jail sentence on corruption charges. More>>

US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrate Cambodia ahead of polls

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U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye says it has found evidence that a Chinese hacking team it believes is linked to Beijing has penetrated computer systems belonging to Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media. More>>

Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

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In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup. More>>

Italy won't allow boat with 450 migrants; says "go to Malta"

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Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating alleged threats by migrants against a tug's crew who rescued them in sea off Libya. More>>

The Latest: Death toll leaps to 128 in Pakistan bombing

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Pakistani police say a bomb has exploded near an election rally for a senior politician from an Islamist party running for parliament from the northwestern town of Bannu. More>>

Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extradition

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A Greek court has agreed to extradite to France a Russian cybercrime suspect who also is wanted on criminal charges in the United States and Russia. More>>

The Latest: Italy, Malta at odds over boat with 450 migrants

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Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish coast guard helicopters have rescued 34 migrants who were stranded on a small island in the Aegean Sea. More>>

Kremlin denied US election meddling just before indictments

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Kremlin reaffirms denial of U.S. election meddling before U.S.-Russian summit, Justice Department indictments. More>>

Royal etiquette for the Trumps' visit: Don't kiss the queen

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President Donald Trump is coming to Britain fresh from a confrontational NATO summit that featured stinging criticism of America's closest allies, but he's likely to tone down that stance when he takes tea Friday with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. More>>

Comcast, Fox both raise bids as they reach for Sky

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has increased its bid to take full control of Sky in a prolonged battle with Comcast for the lucrative pay TV service. More>>

Algeria stops forcing migrants into Sahara after outrage

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Algeria's deadly expulsions of migrants into the Sahara Desert have nearly ground to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two of its top security officials. More>>

The Latest: Trump, queen getting acquainted over tea

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President Donald Trump is continuing to court controversy during his trip to Europe. More>>

Court orders former bin Laden aide brought back to Germany

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German authorities deported a former aide to al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden to his native Tunisia on Friday, despite a court ruling blocking the move. More>>

Afghan man shot dead in German city of Hamburg

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German police say a 26-year-old Afghan man has been shot dead outside a fitness club in the northern city of Hamburg. More>>

8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

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7 endangered rhinos dead in Kenya relocation bid, official says; 'a complete disaster'. More>>

Palestinians say teenager killed in Gaza border violence

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Gaza's Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian has been killed at a border protest by Israeli fire. More>>

Iceberg 4 miles wide breaks off from Greenland glacier

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Scientists have watched an iceberg four miles long break off from a glacier in eastern Greenland. More>>

Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

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Africa's iconic baobab, the 'tree of life,' dying off at alarming rate with no clear cause. More>>

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

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An Israeli company says it will soon attempt to become the first non-governmental organization to land a spacecraft on the moon. More>>

Russian cargo ship makes fastest-ever trip to space station

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A Russian cargo ship loaded with food, fuel and other supplies arrives at the International Space Station. More>>

Passenger train derails near Egypt's Giza, scores injured

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Egypt's railway authority says a passenger train has derailed on a railway track in Cairo's twin city, Giza. More>>

Nobel widow's release is short-lived human rights triumph

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Memorials are planned in Hong Kong and Germany to commemorate the first anniversary of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo's death in custody. More>>

US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families

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The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with those who brought them to the border. More>>

Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has urged U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try harder to achieve a breakthrough in their nuclear negotiations. More>>

Erdogan renews promise for strong Turkish economy by 2023

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has opened his Cabinet's first meeting since taking office in a new term with sweeping powers, renewing a promise to make Turkey one of the world's top economies. More>>

Israel fires missile at drone from Syria, 2nd time this week

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Israel's military says that for the second time this week it launched a Patriot missile at an unmanned aircraft that approached its border from Syria. More>>

Airstrike on area held by IS in eastern Syria kills 30

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Syrian state media and a war monitor say an airstrike in an area controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has killed at least 28 people. More>>

Iran has no intention to leave Syria, top official says

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Senior envoy to Iranian leader says Tehran has no intention of leaving Syria despite U.S. and Israeli pressure. More>>

Eritrea leader visits Ethiopia on Saturday in historic thaw

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Eritrea's leader to visit Ethiopia on Saturday, latest step in surprise diplomatic thaw. More>>

Indonesia's Aceh carries out public canings despite pledge

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Conservative Indonesian province publicly canes gay couple, others found guilty of violating Shariah law, despite pledging not to carry out the punishment in public. More>>

NATO insists it's united as Trump lashes allies over budgets Video included

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A raucous and divisive NATO summit concluded Thursday with all 29 NATO member states agreeing that there still is a common commitment to the military alliance after U.S. President Donald Trump said everyone had committed to push up defense budgets. More>>

French policeman detained after beating inmate on video

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A French policeman has been detained and investigations are under way after the release of a video showing him repeatedly beating and dragging an inmate in a Paris courthouse. More>>

Syrian government raises its flag over cradle of 2011 revolt

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Syrian activists and state media say rebels have agreed to surrender Daraa, the first city to revolt against President Bashar Assad with Arab Spring-inspired protests seven years ago, to government forces. More>>

Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners

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President barrels into NATO summit, questioning the value of the military alliance, torching an ally and proposing a massive increase in European defense spending. More>>

Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark

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Italy's hard-line interior minister refused Thursday to let 67 migrants disembark from an Italian coast guard ship until an investigation determines whether any of them violently threatened their rescuers to prevent being returned to Libya. More>>

The Latest: White House says Trump 'likes and respects' May

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President Donald Trump will be meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Romania, Ukraine and Georgia as he kicks off his second day at the NATO summit in Brussels. More>>

Player-coach bond may have saved lives in Thai cave ordeal

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Some of the lessons of the playing field _ try your hardest, support your teammates, trust your coach _ may have helped save the lives of the 12 youth soccer players rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand. More>>

Trump's tough NATO talk plays well on eastern flank

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Poland's president says the debates over NATO spending that U.S. President Donald Trump ignited are paying off for countries like his on the alliance's eastern flank because they have led to more defense spending by allies. More>>

The Latest: Ukraine's leader backs Trump on German gas deal

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is insisting that Georgia will one day join the world's biggest security alliance, despite separatist ambitions in parts of the former Soviet republic. More>>

US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

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Top US official focused on sanctions against Iran links American financial pressure on Tehran with protests there. More>>

Trump says May's Brexit plan would kill UK-US trade deal

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The British government has released proposals for what it calls a "principled pragmatic and ambitious" Brexit _ plans that have already triggered the resignation of two top ministers and face likely resistance from the European Union. More>>

Tesla will build its 1st factory outside US in Shanghai

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Tesla announces plans for Shanghai factory. More>>

The Latest: Trump says Johnson would be 'excellent' PM

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President Donald Trump has accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of ruining what her country stands to gain from Brexit and says her "soft" blueprint would probably "kill" any future trade deals with the United States. More>>

Kremlin says new gas pipeline to Germany will help stability

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The Kremlin says a new prospective natural gas pipeline to Germany will help increase stability and strengthen ties between Russia and the West. More>>

Greece: Russians expelled over cash-for-protests allegation

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Greece moves to expel two Russian diplomats and to block two others from entering Thursday over allegations that clergy and other organizations allegedly received Russian money to protest a deal to end Greece's longstanding name dispute with Macedonia. More>>

Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

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Ukraine's parliament has adopted a measure to expand the powers of the country's new anticorruption court, meeting an International Monetary Fund condition for restoring aid. More>>

Cameroon calls video showing women shot dead propaganda

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Cameroon calls video showing women with small children being shot dead propaganda. More>>

The Latest: Syrian troops raise national flag over Daraa

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Syrian state TV says the government has raised the national flag over Daraa, the south Syrian city that was the cradle of the 2011 revolt against President Bashar Assad's rule. More>>

Exhausted and subdued, reunited families return to Guatemala

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Tears, exhaustion, confusion mark handful of families separated at US border and reunited for trip home of Guatemala. More>>

A look at NATO and what the alliance does, past and present

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Since its inception in 1949, NATO has more than doubled in membership and changed its mandate significantly. More>>

Germany: Police punch anti-Semitic assault victim by mistake

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German police say a 50-year-old Israeli professor was set upon by a German man with Palestinian roots who hit the victim's kippa off his head and shoved him while yelling, "No Jew in Germany.". More>>

German court: Catalan politician can legally be extradited

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A German court has ruled that a prominent Catalan politician can be extradited to Spain on charges of embezzlement, but not rebellion. More>>

The Latest: Italy to probe alleged threats by migrants

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An Italian coast guard ship is in the waters off Sicily awaiting permission to disembark its 67 migrants, some of whom are accused of mutiny and threatening their rescuers if they were taken back to Libya. More>>

Trump attending dinner at birthplace of Winston Churchill

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President Donald Trump is all-in for Winston Churchill during his first visit to the United Kingdom as president, paying his respects to an icon of American conservatives who coined the phrase the "special relationship.". More>>

South Sudan lawmakers extend president's term until 2021

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South Sudan lawmakers extend president's term until 2021, angering armed opposition. More>>

Hugs and sobs: Families separated in US return to Guatemala

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Families separated at US border return to Guatemala _ reunited. More>>

Mission accomplished and boys healthy, rescuers head home

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The Thai and foreign rescuers of the youth soccer team trapped in a cave for 18 days have been heading home, as doctors said the boys have not shown any significant ill effects so far. More>>

Juncker struggles before gala, leaders step in to help

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If two days of meetings was tough on the dozens of leaders gathering for the NATO summit, it also was for a struggling European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. More>>

Pope pays rare tribute to French cardinal, attends full Mass

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Pope Francis has paid an unusually personal and public tribute to French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran by attending the funeral of the former Vatican foreign minister and interfaith expert. More>>

Australian police chief apologizes to indigenous people

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An Australian state police chief has made an historic apology to indigenous people who are overrepresented in prisons and vowed to improve race relations. More>>

Putin extends ban on Western food imports

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended a ban on Western food imports for another 18 months after the European Union's decision to prolong its anti-Russian sanctions. More>>

US first lady welcomed in Belgium with music and fashion

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump visits music academy near Brussels with other spouses on the sidelines of NATO summit. More>>

Amnesty urges 'war crimes' probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

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Amnesty International urges probe of alleged disappearances, torture, likely deaths in Yemen's UAE-run prisons. More>>

Former top UK diplomat Christopher Meyer brutally beaten

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A former top British diplomat who served as British ambassador to the United States has been badly beaten in London. More>>

German court: parents can access dead daughter's FB account

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Germany's Federal Court of Justice has ruled that the parents of a deceased girl can access her Facebook account, saying they had inherited the right to her data just like to her diary or letters. More>>

Neo-Nazi trial puts spotlight on fate of migrants in Germany

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A Munich court has found the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial guilty over the killing of 10 people _ most of them migrants _ gunned down between 2000 and 2007 in a case that shocked Germany. More>>

Bigger is better? NATO opens up to Macedonia as rifts linger

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is offering to lead NATO's new military training mission in Iraq for the first year and stands ready to provide 250 troops plus helicopters for the effort. More>>

The Latest: May says Trump-Putin talks could reduce tensions

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The Turkish foreign minister has defended his country's purchase of a Russian-made air defense system, the first of its kind by a NATO member. More>>

With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom Video included

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A Thai health official says the soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave lost weight during their two-week ordeal but had water and are in good health. More>>

Border Protection says NYC mayor crossed border illegally

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio illegally crossed from Mexico into the U.S. while visiting the Texas border in June. More>>

The Latest: Video shows rescued Thai boys in hospital

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Thailand's prime minister thanks people involved in the rescue of the 12 boys and coach trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks. More>>

UK police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning

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Police are scouring sections of Salisbury and Amesbury in southwestern England in search of a container thought to contain traces of the deadly nerve agent Novichok. More>>

Steady drum of Trump's anti-Germany remarks raises questions

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Germany's export surplus, migration policies and defense spending have all been on President Donald Trump's Twitter and diplomatic hit list. More>>

Trump will get red carpet treatment in UK _ and big protests

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President Donald Trump will get the red carpet treatment on his brief visit to Britain beginning Thursday: Military bands, lunch with the prime minister, then tea with the queen at Windsor Castle before flying off to one of his golf clubs in Scotland. More>>

Putin and Netanyahu meet for Syria-focused talks in Moscow

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold separate meetings with the Israeli prime minister and a senior Iranian official before his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next week. More>>

The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe ballot at risk

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The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe's election credibility at risk, opposition says. More>>

On eve of Trump summit, Putin to meet French president

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French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with Russia's Vladimir Putin on the eve of Putin's high-stakes meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

Italian driver says how Clooney's scooter 'slammed' his car

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The driver of the station wagon hit by George Clooney's scooter says he was waiting to turn when one scooter whizzed by him, then the actor's slammed into him. More>>

German police ask for help in search for kangaroo mom, joey

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German police are appealing to the public for help in their search for a kangaroo and her baby that went missing from a zoo earlier this week. More>>

BBC list shows men dominate top jobs despite pay promises

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A list of top earners at the BBC shows that men dominate the highest paid jobs despite pledges to grant women equal pay. More>>

Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

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176 confirmed dead after last week's heavy rains in western Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a hard-hit city. More>>

ECB taking action to reduce bad loans at eurozone banks

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The European Central Bank says it's taking further steps to reduce the amount of bad loans carried by banks _ a factor that hindered economic recovery and complicated debate on strengthening the setup of the euro. More>>

AP Interview: US rescuer details high-risk Thai cave mission

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A leader of a U.S. contingent that was part of the operation to rescue 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach who were trapped inside a cave says the boys endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to a half-hour, calling it a "once in a lifetime rescue.". More>>

Video shows moment of Clooney crash, actor thrown in air

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Italian media say actor George Clooney has been hospitalized after he was involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle in Sardinia. More>>

Irish Senate backs bill banning Israeli settlement goods

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The Irish Senate has voted in favor of a bill seeking to ban the import of West Bank settlement products _ a measure that would still have to pass several hurdles before becoming law. More>>

Pakistani Taliban claim bombing at rally that killed 21

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The Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday claimed responsibility for an overnight suicide bombing at a rally that killed a secular politician and 20 others two weeks before nationwide elections. More>>

DHS, Central American governments gather to talk migration

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US Homeland Security secretary creating an office within the department for governments of Central America and Mexico to get information about process of reunifying families separated at border. More>>

Tajik journalist sentenced to 12 years in prison

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A Tajik journalist who also headed a comedy troupe has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a case denounced by rights advocates. More>>

Germany charges Iranian diplomat detained in bomb plot

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German prosecutors say they have charged an Iranian diplomat with activity as a foreign agent and conspiracy to commit murder in a bomb plot. More>>

The Latest: Malta lets rescue ship captain visit elderly mom

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Spain's Supreme Court has found the Spanish state guilty of failing to take in its full allocation of asylum-seeking refugees from Greece and Italy, as stipulated by the European Union. More>>

Bosnian Muslims to bury 35 Srebrenica massacre victims

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Thousands of Bosnian Muslims have gathered in Srebrenica on the 23rd anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II to hold prayers and attend the funeral for 35 recently identified victims. More>>

N Ireland parties urge peace after shots fired at police

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Police in Northern Ireland says shots fired in the city of Londonderry are a "blatant bid to murder police officers.". More>>

Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent

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Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent, with bullets and tear gas. More>>

Turkish police detain Islamic Televangelist and followers

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Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained a controversial Islamic televangelist and had detention warrants against scores of people linked to him, for alleged crimes including forming a criminal gang, fraud, blackmail and sexual abuse. More>>

China sentences veteran rights activist to 13 years' prison

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One day after releasing the widow of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, China has sentenced a veteran pro-democracy campaigner to 13 years in prison on the vague charge of seeking to subvert state power. More>>

Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses

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The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year, reopening the most vibrant sectors of the private economy after freezing growth for more than a year. More>>

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