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Israeli PM: Airstrikes dealt 'severe blows' to Iran, Syria
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister said Sunday his country delivered "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement in Syria since the war there erupted almost seven years ago. Benjamin
UK's top diplomat meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis
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BANGKOK (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to talk about the Southeast Asian nation's Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority and how almost 700,000 of them can be repatriated after fleeing to Bangladesh to escape violence perpetrated largely by
Boko Haram releases 13 hostages after talks with Nigeria
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YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists have freed three university lecturers and 10 women who it had kidnapped in separate raids last year, Nigeria's government said Saturday. The academics were abducted by the Nigeria-based Islamic militants while conducting oil prospect evaluations in
Marchers protest racism in Italy after Africans are shot
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ROME (AP) — Marchers protested racism Saturday in several Italian cities and warned against a revival of neo-fascist sentiment amid the campaign for Italy's March 4 national election. In Macerata, a city in central Italy where a week ago a far-right gunman with neo-Nazi sympathies wounded six
Indonesia bus crash kills 27; police say brakes failed
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A packed tourist bus returning from an outing collided with a motorbike and plunged from a hill on Indonesia's main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 27 people, police said Sunday. At least 18 others were hospitalized with
A Pentagon budget like none before: $700 billion
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WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That's far more in defense spending than America's two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can foot the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot
After S. Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North
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ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved short-lived, drowned out by images of the two Koreas marching and competing as one. And as the South appeared to look favorably on warming ties on the Korean
His West Wing rattled, Trump casts doubt on aide's exit
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday seemed to frame the downfall of a pivotal aide accused of abusing his wives as a character assassination, adding to the tumult that has engulfed the White House, splintered the staff and imperiled chief of staff John Kelly's hold on his
N.Korea invites SKorean leader for summit in Pyongyang
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A rare invitation to Pyongyang for the South Korean president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerated diplomatic warming that included more handshakes, some Korean liquor over lunch and the potential shared joy
Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria, F-16 crashes
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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian targets in Syria. Israel called it a "severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty." The military said its
S. Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday met with senior North Korean officials including leader Kim Jong Un's sister over lunch at Seoul's presidential palace in the most significant diplomatic encounter between the rivals in years. The luncheon at the Blue
Mexico nabs Zetas cartel leader Jose Maria Guizar Valencia
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said Friday they have arrested dual U.S.-Mexican citizen Jose Maria Guizar Valencia, the alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel. Mexican National Security Commissioner Renato Sales identified the suspect only as "Jose Maria," but a federal official who was not
Colombia tightens border control as Venezuela migrants surge
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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia will tighten control of over its porous border with Venezuela as thousands of migrants fleeing a rapidly deteriorating political and economic crisis escape into the neighboring Andean nation. In a visit to a border city at the epicenter of Colombia's mounting
Trump won't declassify Democratic memo on Russia probe
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the
Trump defends former aide after abuse claims bring criticism
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional abuse. Trump's comments Friday set off a firestorm at a time of national conversation