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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
UK steps up military patrols; probes attacker's Libya ties
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British police and intelligence agencies worked Wednesday to piece together the allegiances of the Manchester suicide bomber and foil any new potential threats, as the country's law-and-order chief said it's "likely" he did not act alone. Home Secretary Amber Rudd
Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslim extremists abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to a southern Philippine city overnight, burning buildings, ambushing soldiers and hoisting flags of the Islamic State group, officials said Wednesday. President Rodrigo
Tensions in their past, Trump and Pope Francis meet
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. Trump, midway through his grueling nine-day maiden
Human rights watchdog condemns Thailand hospital bomb
    6 days 14 hours ago
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BANGKOK (AP) — A human rights watchdog condemned the bombing of a Thai hospital that wounded more than 20 people on the third anniversary of a military coup, saying the blast was an inexcusable crime. Investigators found remnants of batteries and wires at the scene of Monday's blast on the
US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey summoned the American ambassador on Monday to protest what it called "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards during a violent incident last week in Washington. The U.S. ambassador told Turkey's government its
Brazil's Temer says he will only leave office if forced
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will only leave office if forced out because stepping down would be an admission of guilt in a corruption scandal that has led to growing calls for his ouster. In an interview published Monday in the Folha de S.Paulo
Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead in court Tuesday and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at the start of a criminal trial that could send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life if convicted. Police
UK police: 19 confirmed dead in explosion at Grande concert
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LONDON (AP) — An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack. Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by the
Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called relations with the United States "a curvy road," saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" enough for his nation to better understand it. Rouhani also criticized Saudi Arabia after it just
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