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Driver charged in smuggling-related deaths of 10 immigrants

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A 60-year-old man who was arrested after authorities say at least nine people died in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer found outside a Walmart in San Antonio is due in federal court. More>>

House moves to fill VA's budget gap despite vets' objections

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The leader of Veterans of Foreign Wars is slamming a House plan to fill a sudden budget shortfall at the Department of Veterans Affairs. More>>

Pentagon cites unsafe Chinese intercept of US plane

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The Pentagon says the pilot of a U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane took evasive action to avoid possible collision with a Chinese fighter jet during an encounter off the Korean peninsula. More>>

The Latest: Israeli media: Cameras may secure holy site

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The Latest: Trump's Mideast envoy Greenblatt on his way to Israel amid growing crisis over Jerusalem holy site. More>>

Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

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Pakistani officials: Car bomb kills 12 people, wounds 25 in eastern city of Lahore. More>>

Israel, Jordan ties seen as strategic, if occasionally rocky

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A diplomatic standoff between Israel and Jordan over a deadly shooting at Israel's embassy in the kingdom once again tests the strategic, if turbulent ties forged in a 1994 peace treaty. More>>

Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates shrine crisis Video included

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Israeli security Cabinet fails to reach decision on new security measures at Jerusalem holy site that set off clashes. More>>

Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24 Video included

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A suicide car bomb exploded in a western neighborhood of Kabul early Monday morning, but an Afghan government official said it was not known if there were further casualties. More>>

Jordan releases security footage of shooting of 3 US troops

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Jordan's military has released security camera footage of a shooting last year in which a Jordanian soldier killed three U.S. military trainers at the entrance to an air base in the kingdom. More>>

New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

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The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday. More>>

Red Cross chief visits besieged city on Yemen's front lines

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The international Red Cross chief has made a rare visit to the front lines in Yemen, taking a dirt road to reach the besieged western city of Taiz devastated by more than two years of fighting. More>>

France bringing top Libyan rivals together in new initiative

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The office of French President Emmanuel Macron says he is bringing together this week outside Paris two Libyan leaders, and rivals, to try to "contribute to an end to the Libyan crisis.". More>>

Duterte vows to continue drug war, end communist rebel talks

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A year after Duterte promised to cleanse the Philippines of illegal drugs in three to six months, tame corruption and began lashing out at the US, his 'shock and awe' declarations have collided with reality. More>>

Prosecutor files request to resume landmark Srebrenica trial

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Serbia's chief war crimes prosecutor has filed a request to resume the landmark trial against eight former Bosnian Serb police officers charged with taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. More>>

Russia deploys military police at 'safe zone' in Syria

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Russia's General Staff says it has deployed military police to monitor the cease-fire in a safe zone in the eastern suburbs of Syria's Damascus. More>>

New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'

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New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire' as US, others step up military efforts. More>>

Report: German runaway found in Iraq wants to go home

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A German teenage girl who ran away after converting to Islam and could be executed after she was found by Iraqi troops in Mosul has told a newspaper she wants to go home. More>>

At least 8 dead after suicide bombers hit camps in Nigeria

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At least 8 dead after female suicide bombers attack camps in northeastern Nigeria. More>>

AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff

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Indian and Chinese troops have been facing off for weeks in a tense standoff that has raised concerns in both capitals of an all-out military conflict. More>>

The Latest: Lahore bombing death toll rises to 22

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Pakistani police say the death toll in a suicide bombing in the eastern city of Lahore has risen to 22. Senior police officer Haider Ashraf says a suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck near police at a vegetable market on the outskirts of Lahore. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Suspect due in Texas court after 9 die in sweltering truck; Trump son-in-law Kushner heads to Congress in Russia probe; Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul kills 24 people. More>>

The Latest: EU condemns deadly Afghan attacks Video included

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An Afghan health ministry official says 2 people were killed and another 2 injured in a suicide car bomb attack in a western neighborhood of Kabul early Monday morning. More>>

Germany: Turkey withdraws request for info on 700 firms

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Germany says the Turkish government has withdrawn a request for information on nearly 700 companies that were flagged as having business ties with firms in Turkey that are being investigated on suspicion of terror financing. More>>

South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

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South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale' amid war, report says; gang rape and castration. More>>

Serbia's president urges nation to resolve Kosovo relations

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Serbia's president says the Balkan country must resolve its relations with the breakaway former province of Kosovo in order to move forward. More>>

House unveils plan to fix VA's budget gap as deadline looms

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A House committee has unveiled a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall. More>>

South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

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South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale' amid war, report says; gang rape and castration. More>>

Israeli security Cabinet meets to review policy at shrine

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The Israeli military says it has carried out a wave of West Bank arrests following a deadly stabbing attack against an Israeli family. More>>

9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

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Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a tragic human trafficking case. More>>

The Latest: Hamas leader praises 'heroic' knife attacker

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Israel has installed new security cameras at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. More>>

The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

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The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store. More>>

Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

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President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship. More>>

Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak ends his term

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Russia ambassador to the United States, a prominent figure in the controversy over Russia's possible involvement in the presidential election, has ended his assignment. More>>

California man accused of trying to support terrorist group

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Court documents show a 22-year-old California man has been charged with attempting to support terrorism by allegedly using social media to promote the Islamic State and offering to join the organization. More>>

The Latest: 8 suspected militants killed in Egypt shootout

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Egypt's Interior Ministry says its forces killed eight members of a militant group with suspected links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. More>>

Fire in south Croatia triggers explosions of war mines

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Emergency officials say a fire that has spread to southern Croatia from neighboring Montenegro has triggered 34 explosions, probably of the mines left over from the 1990s' war. More>>

The Latest: Taliban stalk hospital killing wounded police

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Afghan official says Taliban captured a district headquarters in western Ghor province, killing six police. More>>

Vet groups urge House to reject plan to fix VA's budget gap

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House committee's plan would redirect $2 billion in VA programs to cover budget shortfall in medical care. More>>

12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

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Officials say 12 U.S paratroopers have been hospitalized after they sustained minor injuries during a nighttime parachute jump. More>>

German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq

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A prosecutor says that a German girl, who ran away from home after converting to Islam, has been found in Iraq. More>>

Pope calls for "moderation" after Jerusalem shrine violence

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Pope Francis has appealed for "moderation and dialogue" after recent killings in Jerusalem. More>>

Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

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Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. More>>

The Latest: Peace 'Quartet' urges restraint in Jerusalem

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A relative says Israeli troops have arrested the brother of a 20-year-old Palestinian who stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family. More>>

The Latest: Trump calls aircraft carrier a symbol of power

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President Donald Trump has arrived in Virginia to help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship that will officially be turned over to the Navy. More>>

Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbings

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Six people dead after Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence. More>>

Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated

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Russia's Defense Ministry says an agreement has been reached with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone for the East Ghouta area near the Syrian capital Damascus. More>>

Police: Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

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Helmand provincial police chief says errant US airstrike confirmed by Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police personnel and wounded two others. More>>

The Latest: Insurgents kidnap over 60 in Kandahar bus raids

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The governor of Afghanistan's northern Badakshan's province says 11 police have been killed and another six wounded during a roaring battle with Taliban insurgents. More>>

Egypt opens military base says largest in region

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has inaugurated a military base in the country's northwest to protect facilities and projects in coastal cities. More>>

The Latest: Lebanese town official slain in Syria

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Syrian troops and members of Lebanon's Hezbollah group have pressed in their offensive in border areas between the two countries capturing territories from Syrian insurgents. More>>

Philippine Congress extends martial law in south amid siege

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The Philippine Congress has approved the president's appeal for martial law in the country's south to be extended to the end of the year, in a boost to a massive offensive aimed at quelling a two-month siege by Islamic State group-linked militants. More>>

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

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An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges. More>>

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

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Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile threat from North Korea. More>>

The Latest: UN deplores Palestinians deaths in Jerusalem

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A spokesman has confirmed that Israel's government decided not to overrule an earlier police decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem holy shrine. More>>

Mexico City sees drug-war-style violence come to the capital

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In a raging gun battle with burnt-out vehicles and road blockades, drug war-style mayhem comes to the Mexican capital. More>>

3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site

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An Israeli police spokesman says police are banning Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of feared mass protests over the installation of metal detectors there. More>>

Former Trump adviser Flynn consulting again, says brother

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Embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called Resilient Patriot, LLC to advise private equity firms, according to one of his brothers. More>>

The Latest: Kislyak says he and Sessions discussed campaign

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White House aide Kellyanne Conway says it's only fair to expose any conflicts of interest of the people helping Robert Mueller examine Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign. More>>

Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency

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The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency. More>>

The Latest: Mexico jobseekers tricked into cartel boot camps

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Mexican government statistics show June was the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, with murders reaching 2,234. More>>

Mattis says US still debating 'big ideas' on Afghan plan

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan war strategy. More>>

US counterterror official says Islamic State still a threat

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A top U.S. counterterrorism official says the threat from Islamic State militants remains. More>>

Qatar's ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

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Qatar's ruler says nation remains open to dialogue with Arab countries isolating it, but solution cannot be dictated. More>>

US says ban on laptops in airplane cabins has been lifted

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The US says a 4-month ban on laptops in the cabins of some planes heading for the US is over. More>>

Trump to review security risks from fewer US factories

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President Donald Trump plans to review the U.S. manufacturing base and supply chains because of possible national security risks. More>>

Nigeria: Bombed refugee center wasn't marked properly

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Nigeria's military says the air force mistakenly launched an airstrike on a refugee camp in January because the camp was not appropriately marked as a humanitarian base in the operational maps. More>>

AP Explains: What's behind N. Korean silence to talks offer

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North Korea's silence to South Korea's offer for rare talks raises many questions, speculation. More>>

US says airstrike killed members of Afghan security forces

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US says airstrike in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province killed unspecified number of Afghan forces. More>>

Iran says US failing to live up to nuke deal commitments

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A senior Iranian official is accusing the United States of not living up to its side of the nuclear agreement that Washington and five other world powers signed with Tehran. More>>

Militants burst from tunnels, hit weak points in Raqqa fight

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The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State says advances against the group in their stronghold of Raqqa have slowed. More>>

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon' Video included

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Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. More>>

Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles Video included

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Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles. More>>

The Latest: Spain court drops probe into Syrian crimes

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The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State says advances against the group in their stronghold of Raqqa have slowed. More>>

Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese border

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The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group have launched a major ground offensive in a border area between the two countries. More>>

Senate panel rejects Trump cuts to foreign aid, domestic

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A Republican budget blueprint that would begin to clear a path for a GOP effort to overhaul the tax code this fall is headed to an uncertain fate after winning a key committee vote Wednesday night. More>>

Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza

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A power-sharing deal negotiated by two former rivals is slowly taking shape in Gaza. More>>

Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead Video included

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown as the country's oppositions calls the first national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez. More>>

IS galvanized in Asia by Philippine city siege, report says

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A top terrorism researcher says the attack by Islamic State group-affiliated militants on a Philippine city has galvanized its Southeast Asian supporters and spells trouble for the region. More>>

Morocco tensions: 83 police, protesters injured in clashes

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Moroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger. More>>

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

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Israel's public security minister says metal detectors are essential to maintain security at a contested Jerusalem shrine despite rising tensions. More>>

Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says security at the nation's ports is a top priority to preventing terrorism. More>>

US seeks Syrian solution, but Assad doesn't have to go first

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President Donald Trump's counterterrorism adviser says the U.S. is seeking a political resolution to the crisis in Syria and will not insist that President Bashar Assad be ousted first. More>>

Trump, Mattis: US winning fight against Islamic State group

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President Donald Trump is focusing on the fight against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan as he visits the Pentagon. More>>

US condemns deadliest day of violence in Ukraine this year

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The United States is condemning an outbreak of violence in eastern Ukraine, calling it the deadliest 24-hour period so far this year. More>>

US praises Sudan on counterterrorism despite blacklist

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The Trump administration is praising Sudan for improving its counterterrorism record despite keeping it on a blacklist of countries that sponsor terrorism. More>>

Year after reporter killed in Ukraine, no progress in probe

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Friends and colleagues of journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in the Ukrainian capital Kiev a year ago, are marching across town to demand answers from authorities why his brutal murder has not been solved. More>>

The Latest: Palestinians, Israeli police clash in Jerusalem

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The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who tried to stab soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint. More>>

France's Macron visits air force base amid military crisis

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French President Emmanuel Macron is flying in a military jet and visiting nuclear forces as he tries to show his commitment to the troops amid an intense crisis over defense spending. More>>

UN slaps sanctions on 8 linked to Islamic State and al-Qaida

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The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions against eight individuals and businesses linked to the Islamic State extremist group and al-Qaida. More>>

UK police get help from 9/11 experts in London fire recovery

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London police trying to identify victims of the fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building have sought help from experts who worked on the recovery of victims following the Sept. 11 attacks in New York. More>>

Turkey arrests man with 'hero' T-shirt during coup trial

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Turkey's official news agency says a man has been arrested on suspicion of terror propaganda for wearing a T-shirt with the word "hero" on it while attending a relative's court hearing linked to last year's failed coup. More>>

By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers

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President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary. More>>

The Latest: Turkey says it would reciprocate German threats

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Germany's foreign minister says his country will revise its travel advice for Turkey following the jailing of a German human rights activist who has no ties to the country. More>>

Germany raises pressure on Turkey after activist jailed

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Turkey says Germany's demand for the release of a German human rights trainer is "unacceptable" and an attempt to interfere with the Turkish judiciary. More>>

Germany indicts 5 suspects in IS recruitment ring

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German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a suspected representative of the Islamic State group in Germany and four fellow suspects who are accused of running a recruitment network. More>>

Turkey: 6 Kurdish militants killed in drone attack

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Officials say that Turkish security forces have used an armed drone to locate and kill six Kurdish militants who allegedly were responsible for kidnapping and killing a school teacher in southeast Turkey. More>>

Duterte flies to besieged city, warns of other attacks

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the leadership of the Islamic State-linked militants who laid siege on southern Marawi city remains largely intact despite the ongoing military offensive. More>>

Portugal admits to outdated security in army weapon theft

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Portugal's defense minister says the Army national armory where hand grenades, ammunition and other weapons were stolen last month was vulnerable due to its "obsolete" electronic surveillance system. More>>

Trump's embrace of Russia making top advisers wary

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President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. More>>

In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedom

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In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, reporters' trial raises fears over lack of press freedom. More>>

UN panel doesn't rule out Congo forces in UN experts' murder

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A panel monitoring sanctions against Congo says evidence in the murder of two UN experts leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia, or other armed groups were responsible. More>>

House panel approves budget with hopes for tax reform

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Republicans are pressing ahead with a budget plan designed to help the party to deliver on a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. More>>

Israel signals metal detectors to stay at Jerusalem shrine

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Israel's prime minister has consulted with officials over security arrangements outside a major Jerusalem shrine that angered Muslim leaders, who have urged worshippers to gather there on Friday. More>>

US: Iran still top state terror sponsor; global attacks down

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The Trump administration says in a new report that Iran continues to be the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. More>>

Kelly: States should ask feds for help to secure elections

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says states should not be wary of asking for the federal government's help to strengthen election systems in light of Russian meddling in last year's election. More>>

Enhanced security in effect on international flights to US

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Travelers flying to the U.S. from nearly 300 international airports are now subject to stepped-up security measures that include stricter screening for electronic devices larger than cell phones. More>>

Just 'dessert'? Second Trump-Putin chat defied the norms

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When is an impromptu, after-dinner chat more than just "dessert"? When you're President Donald Trump, and your confection companion is Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

The Latest: Putin spokesman says Trump chat was no secret

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A senior Russian lawmaker is dismissing media reports of an undisclosed conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump as sensationalist. More>>

At least 15 arrested in MS-13 gang killings in New York

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A law enforcement official says at least a dozen members of the MS-13 street gang have been arrested on murder charges involving the massacre of four young men in a New York park in April. More>>

On hot mic, Israeli PM raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticizes the European Union for sacrificing trade with Israel for the sake of the political support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a hot mic chat with central European leaders. More>>

Democrat calls foul after panel cuts war authority amendment

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A House Democrat says Republican leaders used "underhanded" tactics to strip her amendment to force a debate on new presidential war powers from the 2018 military spending bill. More>>

Clashes erupt between rebels, al-Qaida in northwest Syria

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Syrian activists say clashes have broken out between rebels and al-Qaida-linked militants in the opposition's main stronghold in northwestern Syria. More>>

Hungary searches international trains after bomb threat

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Hungarian police say they are inspecting all international trains in Hungary after receiving an anonymous bomb threat. More>>

Mexico announces new laptop, tablet security on US flights

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Mexican authorities say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has instituted heightened security measures for laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from the country. More>>

AP Interview: Filipino rebel refuses to broker for militants

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The leader of the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group says he refused to broker the withdrawal of Islamic State-linked militants from Marawi city because the president won't negotiate with terrorists. More>>

Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns

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Along the 'boulevard of death,' warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns. More>>

Arabs urge Qatar to accept 6 principles to combat extremism

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Four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar are urging the tiny Gulf nation to commit to six principles on combatting extremism and negotiate a plan with specific measures to implement them _ a step that could help resolve the crisis. More>>

House to vote on Trump's $1.6B border wall request next week

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House Republicans are moving next week to fund President Donald Trump's $1.6 billion request to begin construction of his oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Trump lets Iran deal live, but signals he may not for long

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Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration is certifying to Congress that Iran is technically complying with the 2015 nuclear deal but is "unquestionably in default of the spirit" of the agreement. More>>

Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine

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Separatists in eastern Ukraine have proclaimed a new state on the territories they control. More>>

House budget blueprint key to success of Trump tax agenda

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House Republicans have unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Donald Trump. More>>

Metal detectors at Jerusalem shrine trigger new tensions

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A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over a Jerusalem shrine that triggered major Israeli-Palestinian confrontations in the past. More>>

AP Explains: Korean border village, site for rivals' talks

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AP Explains: Korean border village of Panmunjom, vestige of Cold War and site for rivals' rare talks. More>>

Senior US general: Hacker tried to breach my bank account

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Senior US military leader says attempted hack of his bank account was a distraction from doing his job. More>>

Veterans hospital officials removed over care allegations

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has removed two top officials at New Hampshire's only veterans hospital and has ordered a review of the facility starting Monday amid allegations of "dangerously substandard care.". More>>

Turkish court jails 6 human rights activists pending trial

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A court in Istanbul has ordered six human rights activists _ including Amnesty International's Turkey director _ formally arrested pending a trial on charges of aiding an armed terror group. More>>

US to create independent military cyber command

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The US plans to create independent military cyber command in order to enable military to more aggressively wage cyberwar against IS and others. More>>

Macron: My charm offensive may soften Trump's climate stance

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French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on new friend Donald Trump might have changed the U.S. president's mind on climate change. More>>

Correction: Long Island Gang Killings story

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Federal prosecutors have quietly unsealed an indictment saying three members of the MS-13 street gang were among those responsible for the April massacre of four young men found hacked to death in a Long Island park. More>>

Venezuela opposition calls strike, Trump threatens 'actions' Video included

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Venezuelan's opposition said more than 7.1 million people responded to its call to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution. More>>

Italy considers emergency visas to ease migrant strain

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As Italians confront the pressure of new migrant arrivals with opposite reactions _ one putting out the welcome mat, the other blockades _ the country's leaders are seeking to puncture Europe's posture of offering moral support, not concrete action. More>>

US: Iran complying with nuclear deal but defying its spirit

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Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration is certifying to Congress that Iran is technically complying with the 2015 nuclear deal but is "unquestionably in default of the spirit" of the agreement. More>>

State official seeks to allay concerns over agency overhaul

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A senior State Department official is seeking to allay fears a plan to reorganize the agency will lead to an upheaval of the U.S. foreign policy establishment. More>>

British royals feted on visit to Poland with their children

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children have arrived in Poland, the first leg of a goodwill trip to two European Union nations that seeks to underscore Britain's friendly ties despite its negotiations to leave the bloc. More>>

No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump bump

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The Trump slump that the U.S. tourism industry worried about has not materialized, and in fact some say there might even be a Trump bump. More>>

McCain colleague says senator 'sounding strong' post-surgery Video included

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Oklahoma senator to lead Armed Services Committee while Sen. John McCain recuperates from surgery. More>>

Jordanian soldier gets life term for killing 3 US troops

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Jordanian military court sentences soldier to life in shooting deaths of 3 US military trainers at air base. More>>

Islamic leaders boycott Jerusalem site over metal detectors

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Islamic leaders call on Muslims to boycott Jerusalem holy site after Israel set up metal detectors in wake of Arab attack. More>>

AP Explains: Why is SKorea pushing for talks with NKorea?

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Less than two weeks after North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile test, South Korea's new president has offered to hold talks at the tense border separating the two Koreas in what would be the rivals' first face-to-face meeting in 19 months. More>>

Obama officials meeting with Senate intelligence panel

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Three Senate Democrats are calling on the White House to review and possibly revoke Jared Kushner's security clearance due to the revelation of a meeting with Russian contacts during President Donald Trump's campaign. More>>

US-backed forces battle IS in heart of Syria's Raqqa

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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are clashing with Islamic State militants in the heart of Raqqa, the extremists' self-styled capital, as scores of civilians flee areas controlled by the group. More>>

S. Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North

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South Korea has offered to talk with North Korea about easing animosities along their tense border and resuming reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s. More>>

Trump administration to share records about Mar-a-Lago

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Who was at Mar-a-Lago with President Donald trump the seven times he visited his Florida resort. More>>

Telegram blocks terror content after Indonesia threatens ban

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The encrypted messaging app Telegram is forming a team of moderators who are familiar with Indonesian culture and language so it can remove terrorism content more quickly after the Indonesian government threatened a total ban of the app. More>>

Detained human rights activists face charges in Turkey

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Ten human rights activists are appearing before a court in Istanbul to face possible charges. More>>

UN reports rise in Afghan war deaths, blames insurgents

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A U.N. report says Afghanistan's protracted war killed a record number of civilians during the first six months of this year, blaming the majority of the deaths on bombings by insurgents. More>>

US to offer 15,000 extra temporary worker visas this year

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The Homeland Security Department is set to make an extra 15,000 temporary worker visas available this year. More>>

Netanyahu visiting Hungary amid dispute over anti-Soros ads

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The leader of Hungary's main Jewish group says they are "surprised" and "hugely disappointed" by Israel's shift in position on the Hungarian government's ad campaign against Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros. More>>

EU to increase Syria sanctions, targeting 16 more officials

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Britain says the European Union will sanction 16 Syrians it is convinced are involved in chemical weapons attacks against civilians there, targeting on military and scientific officials. More>>

EU weighs new North Korea sanctions after missile test

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The European Union has considered tougher sanctions on North Korea over its first intercontinental ballistic missile test to prevent the isolated country from funding further nuclear weapons development. More>>

Vigil held to remember 4 men found dead on Pennsylvania farm Video included

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Hundreds of family, friends and community members in Pennsylvania have gathered for a vigil to remember four missing young men who were killed and their remains buried on a sprawling family farm. More>>

At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria

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At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria; 4 suicide bombers also dead. More>>

S. Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North

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South Korea has offered to talk with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s. More>>

17 soldiers wounded in PKK attack in southeast Turkey

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Turkey's military says Kurdish rebels have detonated an improvised explosive device as a military vehicle passed by, wounding 17 soldiers. More>>

At least 34 missing after military ship sinks off Cameroon

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At least 34 missing after military ship sinks off Cameroon; 3 people rescued as cause sought. More>>

Macron decries France's Nazi past during Netanyahu visit

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French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are honoring victims of a mass deportation of French Jews to Nazi camps 75 years ago. More>>

5 Congo rangers dead; US journalist found alive in NE Congo

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A local Congo official says five Congo park rangers have been found dead, and an American journalist has been found in good health in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve after going missing. More>>

Jordan court to rule Monday in killings of 3 US troops

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A military court is set rule Monday in the murder trial of a Jordanian soldier accused of killing three U.S. military trainers in a shooting spree at a Jordanian air base. More>>

Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues

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Trump administration plans to require all U.S. citizens flying abroad to submit to face scans worries privacy advocates; No guarantee that the data won't eventually be retained in databases searchable by law enforcement, intelligence agencies. More>>

Military cyber operations headed for revamp after long delay

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After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber-operations. More>>

7.1 million Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum Video included

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Venezuela's opposition called for massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plans to consolidate his power by rewriting the constitution. More>>

Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site after deadly assault Video included

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Israel will gradually reopen a Jerusalem holy site after taking the rare step of shutting it down following a deadly assault there that sparked concerns of a fresh round of violence. More>>

The Latest: Venezuelan opposition says 7.1 million voted Video included

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At least 1 person has been killed and 3 wounded in shooting that erupted after government supporters on motorcycles swarmed an opposition polling site in a church in the traditionally pro-government Catia neighborhood of western Caracas. More>>

Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest Video included

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President Donald Trump has intervened to allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in a robotics competition. More>>

The Latest: Muslim worshippers visit Jerusalem holy site

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The Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem says arrangements at a Jerusalem hole site need to return to how they were before a deadly attack. More>>

The Latest: Egypt: 1 killed in clashes with police in Cairo

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Egypt's Interior Ministry says 31 policemen have been injured in clashes with residents of a Nile river island in Cairo. More>>

Egypt says 1 killed, 50 injured in clashes on Nile island

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Egyptian authorities say police have fired tear gas to disperse a rock-pelting crowd of residents on a River Nile island in Cairo, clashes that left one person killed and 50 others injured. More>>

Syria says shells hit Russian embassy compound

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Syrian state media say shells have hit the Russian embassy in Damascus causing material damage. More>>

Turks commemorate 1 year since failed coup with huge march Video included

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Turkey is commemorating the first anniversary of quashing last summer's coup attempt with a series of events over the weekend in Istanbul and Ankara. More>>

Turkish opposition: Govt blocks full probe into failed coup

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Turkey's main opposition party says the government is blocking a full investigation of last summer's failed coup attempt. More>>

Egypt knife attacker first sat, spoke with 2 German victims

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The German government is confirming that two German tourists were killed in a knife attack at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada. More>>

Travel ruling paves way for more refugees, but appeal awaits

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A federal judge in Hawaii is expanding the Trump administration's list of family relationship people seeking new visas from six mostly Muslim countries need in order to avoid a travel ban. More>>

France wades into Qatar row, urges end to punitive measures

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A top Emirati diplomat has cautioned that a diplomatic standoff between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors could be prolonged. More>>

Telegram blocks terror content after Indonesia threatens ban

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Indonesia say it's blocking web versions of the Telegram instant messaging app and will block the app completely if it continues to be a forum for radical propaganda and violent militants. More>>

Feds appeal judge's travel ban ruling to Supreme Court

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Trump administration seeks additional Supreme Court ruling on travel ban after federal judge issues an order favorable to refugees. More>>

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