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Qatar and Italy sign a nearly $6B deal for naval vessels
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar on Wednesday signed a 5 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal to purchase seven naval vessels from Italy, a reminder of the small Gulf state's purchasing power despite a blockade from neighboring countries. Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin
2 dead after explosion at Minneapolis school
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A second body was found in the rubble of a collapsed school building in Minneapolis after an explosion killed a school employee and injured several others, fire officials said Wednesday night. City Fire Chief John Fruetel said the body was recovered around 8 p.m. Wednesday
Prince Philip, 96, bids adieu with final solo official duty
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LONDON (AP) — For over 65 years, he has been the unwavering presence alongside Britain's longest-serving monarch, the consummate consort and royal representative. On Wednesday Prince Philip, 96, made his 22,219th — and final — solo public engagement, braving heavy rain to meet Royal
Venezuela president disputes vote tampering allegation
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president defiantly dismissed allegations that official turnout figures for the election of an all-powerful constituent assembly were manipulated, accusing the international software firm behind the claim of bowing to U.S. pressure to cast doubt over a body
Australian, 2 Cambodians sent to prison in surrogacy case
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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court sentenced an Australian woman and two Cambodian associates to one and a half years in prison Thursday for providing commercial surrogacy services in the country. Cambodia banned commercial surrogacy last year after becoming a popular destination
Brazil's president dodges bribery charge, but risks remain
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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — With his job on the line, President Michel Temer eked out a victory in a congressional vote over a bribery charge against him that has fueled angst and anger across Latin America's largest nation. But there are more legal woes ahead and clear chinks in his governing
Russia vents frustration over Trump signing sanctions bill
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials and lawmakers on Wednesday vented their frustration with U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to sign a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, warning that it will erode global stability and fuel conflicts. In an emotional Facebook post, Russian Prime Minister
Pistol-packing bride arrested for pointing gun at groom
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee bride was arrested hours after saying "I do" when authorities say she pointed a gun at her groom. Murfreesboro police Sgt. Kyle Evans told WTVF-TV on Monday that 25-year-old Kate Elizabeth Prichard was still in her wedding dress when she was arrested on
3 defendants die in desperate escape attempt at Moscow court
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MOSCOW (AP) — In a desperate attempt to escape, five defendants charged with multiple murders wrested weapons from their escorts Tuesday at a Moscow courthouse, sparking a shootout with other guards in the building's corridors. Three of the assailants were killed and the two others were wounded
Afghan official says blast at Shiite mosque kills 29
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber stormed into the largest Shiite Muslim mosque in Afghanistan's Herat province Tuesday night opening fire on worshippers before blowing himself up, killing at least 29 and wounding 64 others, 10 of them critically, said hospital official Dr. Mohammed
Shahid Abbasi elected as Pakistan's prime minister
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lower house of parliament on Tuesday elected veteran lawmaker Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the country's new prime minister, a loyalist of outgoing Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court for concealing assets. Abbasi, a member of the ruling Pakistan
Nearly 500 on trial for Turkey's failed coup; many face life
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey put nearly 500 people on trial Tuesday on charges of leading last year's failed coup, parading dozens of the men into a courthouse as protesters threw stones and shouted "Murderers!" The trial is part of a post-coup crackdown that has imprisoned 50,000 people and
Trump weighed in on son's statement 'as any father would'
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is pushing back on a report that President Donald Trump dictated the July 8 statement in which his son, Donald Trump Jr., described a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday the president "weighed in
2 Venezuelan opposition leaders jailed as crisis escalates
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Teams of heavily armed security agents seized two of Venezuela's top opposition leaders from their homes in the middle of the night Tuesday, dragging one into the street in his pajamas as President Nicolas Maduro's government defied U.S. sanctions and international
Police take 2 Venezuela opposition leaders from homes
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two of Venezuela's leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, in President Nicolas Maduro's first moves against prominent enemies since a widely denounced vote giving his government nearly
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