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Terror attacks strike heart of London; 6 people killed
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LONDON (AP) — Police specialists collected evidence in the heart of London after a series of attacks described as terrorism killed six people and injured more than 30 others. Prime Minister Theresa May called an emergency security cabinet session Sunday to deal with the crisis. The assault
UN votes to add 15 North Koreans, 4 entities to UN blacklist
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs to a U.N. sanctions blacklist, but Chinese opposition blocked tough new sanctions the United States was pushing. While the
Surfing world icon Jack O'Neill who pioneered wetsuit dies
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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Jack O'Neill, a Northern California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit, has died. O'Neill's died of natural causes Friday at his Santa Cruz, California home, his family said in a statement. He was 94. The eye-patch wearing ocean lover died peacefully,
Leaders pledge to boost climate efforts after Trump decision
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PARIS (AP) — A Malian cattle herder, German environmental activists, leaders from Mexico to China — they're among millions on Friday denouncing President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord. Many nations pledged to ramp up their efforts to curb
Smoke from fire kills 36 in Philippine casino attack
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A gunman stormed a crowded Manila casino early Friday and used gasoline to set gambling tables on fire, creating clouds of smoke that swept through the crowds and killed at least 36 people, police said. The gunman, who had fled with more than $2 million in stolen casino
EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact
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BRUSSELS (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and top officials from the European Union officials are on Friday set to reaffirm their commitment to a landmark climate change agreement, a day after President Donald Trump said he was pulling the United States out of the Paris accord. Climate issues
Indian divers to join Sri Lanka flood rescue as toll climbs
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marooned by severe flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka remained in relief camps Tuesday, as aid teams bolstered by Indian navy divers and doctors pushed forward with rescue efforts. At least 183 people have been killed and more than 100 are
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83
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PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama's dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that "the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a
NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone Monday, officials said, the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. This launch of a
Newcomer Macron makes France's mark, with Trump and globally
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TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Within days of taking the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faced a string of diplomatic tests — pushing the Paris climate deal on a skeptical Donald Trump, rallying European allies to do more to fight Syria's extremists, and now hosting Vladimir Putin. Europe has a
BA aims to restore normal flight service after IT failure
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LONDON (AP) — British Airways says it's continuing to work hard to resume a normal flight schedule at two London airports a day after a global IT failure crippled its services. The airline says that it hopes to operate a "near normal schedule" at Gatwick and the "majority of services" from
Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges
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WASHINGTON (AP) — His whirlwind foreign trip complete, President Donald Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and mushrooming inquiries into allegations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election and had improper dealings with his campaign and associates. Trump returned
Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday The American
UN rights chief pleads for sparing Syrian civilians under IS
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BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says Syrian civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein in a dramatic appeal on Friday urged all parties conducting strikes against the Islamic State
Jerusalem still suffers from divisions, 50 years after war
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is marking this week the 50th anniversary of its capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war — an event it celebrates as the "unification" of the its eternal capital. Parades, light shows and festivals are being held throughout the city as Israeli Jews