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Gadhafi's son released after more than 5 years of detention
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BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said on Saturday. A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was
Brazil's Temer gets big victory in electoral court ruling
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top electoral court gave embattled President Michel Temer a big victory late Friday, voting to reject allegations of campaign finance violations that could have removed him from office. After four days of deliberations, judges voted 4-3 in a case that many viewed
Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary broadside against a key U.S. partner, President Donald Trump lambasted Qatar on Friday for funding terrorism "at a very high level" and insisted that it stop. "No more funding," the president said. Trump's condemnation contradicted the message delivered by
Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Punching back a day after his fired FBI director's damaging testimony, President Donald Trump on Friday accused James Comey of lying to Congress and said he was "100 percent" willing to testify under oath about their conversations. Trump cryptically refused to say whether
Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks
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BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustrated by a year of British foot-dragging and faced by more uncertainty in the aftermath of the country's general election, the European Union on Friday had a clear proposal of when to start the Brexit negotiations: How about tomorrow morning? "Half past nine," suggested EU
Russia says US-led coalition colludes with IS in Syria
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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has accused the U.S.-led coalition in Syria of providing safe corridors for the Islamic State group to leave the area around its stronghold of Raqqa. Col. Gen. Sergei Surovikin, the commander of Russian forces in Syria, said earlier this month that IS has
Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian leaders on Friday accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of supporting the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran this week. The country's Supreme Leader said the attacks will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the U.S. and
The Latest: Germany hopes UK vote is against 'hard Brexit'
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LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's parliamentary election (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Germany's foreign minister says he hopes the outcome of the British election will be seen as a message that the British people aren't looking for a so-called "hard exit" from the European
Qatar rejects 'blockade,' denies terror allegations
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DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Arab states have no right to "blockade" Qatar, the country's top diplomat said Thursday, insisting the campaign by Saudi Arabia and its allies to isolate the tiny, energy-rich nation is based on "false and fabricated news." In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated
The Latest: Al-Jazeera under cyberattack 'on all systems'
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on the Gulf crisis after Saudi Arabia and other nations cut ties to Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The Qatar-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera says it is under cyberattack on "all systems." The
North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired several suspected short-range anti-ship missiles Thursday, South Korea's military said, in a continuation of defiant launches as it seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States. The projectiles were fired from
Blast at Indian fireworks factory triggers deadly blaze
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Local news agencies say an explosion at a fireworks factory has killed 23 workers in central India. Press Trust of India cites district police official G. Janardhan as saying the blast occurred Wednesday afternoon while workers were producing firecrackers in Kheri village, in
Trump taps seasoned law enforcement attorney to head FBI
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump surprised Washington on Wednesday with his choice to replace James Comey a day ahead of the ousted FBI director's blockbuster congressional testimony, tapping a white-collar defense lawyer with strong law enforcement background. Senate Republicans and some
IS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for a stunning pair of attacks on Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of its modern founder, the first such attack claimed by the Sunni extremist group in the Shiite-ruled nation. The lethal assaults, which killed at
The Latest: Attacker blows himself up in Iran parliament
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on attacks in Iran's parliament building and the shrine of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Iranian state TV says one of the attackers taking part in an assault on parliament has blown himself up. It says four attackers launched