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Trump claims memo 'totally vindicates' him in Russia probe
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign's possible Russia ties. But the memo also includes revelations that might complicate efforts
Mexico: 300 migrants found in dangerously cramped trucks
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three hundred Central American migrants being transported in dangerous conditions in tractor-trailers were rescued in two Gulf coast states, Mexican authorities reported Saturday. A statement from the National Immigration Institute said two trucks were stopped at a
8 Turkish troops die in Syria operation; Russian pilot slain
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BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey said eight of its troops were killed Saturday in Ankara's military operation against a Syrian Kurdish militia, the deadliest day in the two-week-old offensive in the enclave of Afrin, while in another part of Syria, al-Qaida-linked militants downed a Russian fighter jet, then
UN: 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya
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GENEVA (AP) — About 90 people are feared drowned after a smuggler's boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya's coast early Friday, the U.N.'s migration agency said. Ten bodies have washed ashore near the Libyan town of Zuwara following the tragedy in the early morning, said
French charge scholar Tariq Ramadan with suspected rape
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PARIS (AP) — Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan was handed preliminary charges in two alleged cases of rape by women who sought his counsel, a judicial official said Friday. Ramadan was jailed, at least temporarily. Ramadan was placed under investigation for alleged rape in a 2009
Victims' dad apologizes after lunging at Nassar in courtroom
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CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A distraught father seething over sexual abuse suffered by three daughters tried to attack former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a Michigan courtroom after a judge rejected his request to confront the "demon" in a locked room, a stunning rush that reflected the anguish felt
Scientists find massive Mayan society under Guatemala jungle
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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala's Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously
UN experts: North Korea flouts UN sanctions earning millions
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is flouting U.N. sanctions on oil and gas, engaging in prohibited ballistic missile cooperation with Syria and Myanmar, and illegally exporting commodities that brought in nearly $200 million in just nine months last year, according to U.N. experts. The
Trump taking tougher stance on Russia nuclear threat
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday announced it will continue much of the Obama administration's nuclear weapons policy, but take a more aggressive stance toward Russia. It said Russia must be convinced it would face "unacceptably dire costs" if it were to threaten even a
Trump says Russia-probe memo proves bias; Dems say no
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declassified a top-secret congressional memo Friday and suggested it proved the investigation of his presidential campaign and Russia was fatally flawed from the start. Democrats said the document did nothing to clear him or his campaign, and the FBI
India calls to obey the Supreme Court order in Maldives
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Indian government has called to the Maldivian government to implement the Supreme Court ruling passed last night to free nine political figures. In a statement from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs today, the Indian government that "it is imperative for all organs of the Government of
Britain's May meets China's Xi on visit focused post-Brexit
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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping touted the advantages of his "Belt and Road" mega-plan for trade and infrastructure links across Asia in a meeting Thursday with British Prime Minister Theresa May, whose government has been slow to endorse the initiative. The trillion dollar-plus
Hamas: Top official in Gaza dies after mysterious shooting
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas says one of its senior officials has died, three weeks after accidentally shooting himself while cleaning his weapon in Gaza. Spokesman Hazem Qassem said on Tuesday that Imad al-Alami had been unconscious since the Jan. 9 shooting. Hamas initially hastily
Train carrying GOP lawmakers strikes trash truck; 1 killed
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CROZET, Va. (AP) — A train carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress to a strategy retreat in the countryside slammed into a garbage truck in rural Virginia on Wednesday, killing one person in the vehicle and sending several lawmaker-doctors rushing to help the injured. No serious
Germany: man sentenced to life for gruesome double murder
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BERLIN (AP) — A 20-year-old German man has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison for killing a child and a 22-year-old acquaintance. News agency dpa reported Wednesday that the Bochum state court chose to sentence the defendant as an adult, though it could have judged him