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Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

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A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah.". More>>

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Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

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Yemeni military officials say fighting has escalated outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida. More>>

Indonesia raises number of ferry missing to nearly 180

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Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday evening at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously known. More>>

Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

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Halting South Korea-US drills risks weakening allies' deterrence against North Korea. More>>

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

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The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution. More>>

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

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For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. More>>

Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

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Saudi King Salman has sacked the head of the country's entertainment authority after religiously-conservative citizens took to social media to denounce a Russian circus show that showed female performers in tightly-fitted attire. More>>

North Korea's Kim thanks China for support with Trump summit

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North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week's groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump. More>>

'Say bye to him': Detainee recounts agents taking her son

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'Don't leave me, Mom': Woman from El Salvador describes separation from 8-year-old son after crossing border. More>>

Israel says it struck Hamas after rocket attacks from Gaza

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Israel's military says its warplanes have struck some 25 Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities. More>>

The Latest: Trump renews trade criticisms of Mexico, Canada

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The Latest: Escalating trade fight could soon slow US growth, economists say. More>>

Syrian army drops leaflets over southern region amid tension

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Syrian army helicopters have dropped leaflets over rebel-held parts of the country's south calling on civilians to help the military clear the area of militants. More>>

Saudi-led coalition displays Yemeni arms allegedly from Iran

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Officials in a Saudi-led coalition now battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgents. More>>

Coronation plans threaten poll delay in junta-ruled Thailand

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Thailand's military government will hold elections only after a coronation ceremony for the new Thai king, casting fresh doubt on promises the polls will be held by next February. More>>

China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome Video included

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Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday. More>>

Iran rebuffs Trump's call for OPEC to increase oil output

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The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel are arriving in Vienna to discuss later this week whether to increase production of crude oil and help ease the price of global energy. More>>

Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

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Angela Merkel says Germany remains fully committed to the Paris climate accord, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the agreement. More>>

UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

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Former British Foreign Minister William Hague is calling for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana use. More>>

London police say short circuit caused minor subway blast

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London police are investigating a small explosion at a London Underground station. More>>

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

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The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. More>>

Baby born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until 25

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Paris public transport company RATP said a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25. More>>

Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

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A couple in eastern Germany have got married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground. More>>

German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget

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The leaders of Germany and France are meeting to coordinate the two major European powers' positions on the future of the European Union ahead of next week's EU summit. More>>

Stephen Hawking's ashes buried in Westminster Abbey

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Stephen Hawking will take his place among Britain's greatest scientists when his ashes are buried in Westminster Abbey between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. More>>

Colombian singer at World Cup reports hotel theft in Moscow

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Russian police say that $800,000 worth of valuables have been stolen from Colombian singer Maluma's hotel room in Moscow while he's visiting Russia to support the Colombia team at the World Cup. More>>

Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says a 3.4 percent a year boost to health care funding will be partly paid for by a "Brexit dividend" of money saved by leaving the European Union. More>>

Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

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Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a small, Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. More>>

S. Korea: Joint US drills suspended to aid talks with North

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South Korea says a joint military exercise scheduled with the U.S. has been suspended to support ongoing talks both countries have with North Korea. More>>

Russian energy company's manager arrested on spying charges

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A court in Moscow has arrested a top manager of a state-controlled energy company on spying charges. More>>

Greek far-left terrorist granted new furlough from prison

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A convicted Greek far-left terrorist, serving multiple life terms for a string of assassinations, has temporarily walked free after being granted a two-day furlough, the third since late last year. More>>

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

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Germany's environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change. More>>

The Latest: China 'underestimated' Trump, a key adviser says

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The Latest: US financial markets plunge on worsening fears of trade fight. More>>

Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall gives birth to 2nd child

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Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Tindall has given birth to a baby girl. More>>

The Latest: Coalition says Iran is arming Yemen rebels

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A senior Houthi-linked health official says the Saudi-led coalition has bombed a bus carrying civilians, killing six people on the outskirts of the Yemeni city of Hodeida. More>>

Romania: human rights group slams secret phone tapping deal

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A human rights group has criticized an agreement between Romania's intelligence agency and the high court, saying it raised questions about protecting ordinary citizens from potential abuse. More>>

Tributes paid to 3 London graffiti artists killed by a train

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Members of London's street art scene are mourning three graffiti artists who died after being hit by a train. More>>

Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

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Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group.". More>>

Japan princess in Russia to support team at World Cup

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A Japanese princess is supporting her nation's team at the World Cup, becoming the first member of Japan's royal family to visit Russia in more than a century. More>>

UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years

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The U.N. secretary-general says the number of countries involved in "violent conflicts" is the highest in 30 years, while the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005. More>>

South Sudan warring leaders to meet Wednesday, Ethiopia says

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South Sudan's warring leaders to meet Wednesday for 1st time in nearly 2 years, Ethiopia says. More>>

EU court orders French far-right leader to repay $346,000

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A top European Union court has ruled that French far-right leader Marine le Pen must return 300,000 euros ($346,000) to the European Parliament for funds incorrectly paid to an assistant. More>>

UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country's beleaguered National Health Service. More>>

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

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Experts say Trump's threatened auto tariffs would raise prices, cut sales and would bring industry layoffs. More>>

France's Macron tells teenager: Call me 'monsieur'

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A video of French President Emmanuel Macron strongly admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname is going viral on social media. More>>

Versailles Palace and Orsay museum closed due to a strike

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The Palace of Versailles, one of France's top tourist attractions, and the Orsay museum in Paris were closed to visitors on Tuesday due to a strike of employees. More>>

Algeria to block internet to stop high school exam leaks

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Algeria's education minister says the Algerian government is taking the "extreme measure" of temporarily suspending the entire country's internet connection during national school exams to stop cheating and the leaking of answers. More>>

Fire-hit Glasgow art school landmark may be partially saved

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The head of Glasgow City Council says the remains of the city's fire-ravaged art school appear to be structurally solid and it's hoped the facade of the world-renowned building can be saved. More>>

Germany: Syrian teen admits assault on man wearing skullcap

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A 19-year-old from Syria is on trial in Berlin over an assault in the German capital on an Israeli wearing a skullcap. More>>

Dutch detain 3 men suspected of Islamic State group links

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Dutch authorities have detained three men with suspected links to the IS extremist group based on DNA evidence found on arms found at a French hideout. More>>

Moment of silence held for attack near London mosque

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Survivors of an attack near a London mosque have been invited to gather for a moment of silence to remember the victim and others hurt when a man drove his van into a crowd leaving evening prayers during Ramadan. More>>

Train hits minibus in Denmark, 2 people are killed

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Danish police say two people have been killed when a commuter train hit a minibus at an unprotected crossing in southwestern Denmark. More>>

Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

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Uncertainty looms over Colombia's fragile peace deal with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it tries to emerge from decades of bloody conflict. More>>

UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017

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The U.N. refugee agency says nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a new record for the fifth straight year. More>>

Young to Vatican: Let's talk about gay and gender issues

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Young people have told the Vatican in a survey they want the church to concretely discuss gay and gender issues. More>>

UK prosecutors: IS follower plotted Downing Street bombing

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UK prosecutors say an Islamic State follower plotted a suicide bombing targeting British Prime Minister Theresa May at her Downing Street office. More>>

NATO's chief appeals for unity amid trans-Atlantic row

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NATO's chief is urging the 29 member countries to set aside a festering trans-Atlantic row over trade, climate and the Iran nuclear deal, amid concern the tensions will undermine the military alliance. More>>

Czech president torches underpants, stunt stuns journalists

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A fiery stunt by Czech President Milos Zeman has really stunned journalists this time. More>>

Turkey: 30,000 Syrians eligible to vote on Sunday

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Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is quoted as saying that some 30,000 Syrians who acquired Turkish nationality are eligible to l vote in Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections. More>>

Suspect in Paris attacks released under judicial supervision

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French prosecutors say that a suspect in the November 2015 extremist attacks in Paris has been released and placed under judicial supervision in Belgium. More>>

Iraq Foreign Ministry condemns strikes it says killed Iraqis

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Iraq condemns the targeting of pro-Syria paramilitary troops eastern Syria after an airstrike killed mostly Iraqi Shiite forces. More>>

Turkish rap artist acquitted of inciting drug use

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A court in Istanbul has acquitted a rap musician of the charge of inciting drug use in his song lyrics and video clips. More>>

Pakistani authorities bar Musharraf from July polls

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Pakistan's elections oversight body has rejected nomination papers of former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf, barring him from running for office in elections to be held next month. More>>

Epileptic boy's case sparks UK review of medical pot laws

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British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous seizures. More>>

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

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Dozens of people are missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba, casting a pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. More>>

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

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German authorities have detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into manipulation of emissions controls. More>>

Croatian man convicted over Nazi salute in Austria

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A Croatian man has been handed a 15-month suspended sentence for giving a Nazi salute at an annual commemoration in Austria of a 1945 massacre of pro-Nazi Croats. More>>

Engine bursts into flames on plane with WCup team, none hurt

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Officials say an engine of a Russian airplane carrying Saudi Arabia's soccer team to a World Cup host city caught fire during landing, but nobody was hurt. More>>

3 men die of 6 wounded in southern Sweden drive-by shooting

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Swedish police say two of the six men who were injured in a drive-by shooting episode in the center of Sweden's third-largest city, have died. More>>

Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children's book prize

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British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named winner Monday for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. More>>

Libyan coast guard rescues 186 migrants, recovers 5 bodies

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Libya's coast guard says it has recovered the bodies of five migrants and rescued 186 others, including women and children, in separate operations in the Mediterranean Sea. More>>

Australian bishop to be sentenced next month for cover-up

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A prosecutor has told an Australian court that the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse must be jailed to send a message that such institutional cover-ups will no longer be tolerated. More>>

US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners

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The Trump administration says it's "deeply concerned" by a growing number of political and religious prisoners held by Russia. More>>

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

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Leaders of Germany's governing conservative parties are holding separate meetings to mull their next steps in a dispute over migration that has escalated into a threat to Chancellor Angela Merkel's government. More>>

Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

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Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque is appealing for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook the country's political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation's peace process. More>>

Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

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The Pentagon says it has formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

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World Cup clash between Egypt, Russia in World Cup could test relations between two old allies. More>>

Russian lawmaker wants to ban 'mockery' of soccer team

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A Russian legislator says he wants to ban and "mockery" of the national soccer team _ and fine violators 10,000 rubles ($160). More>>

Gunfire injures 5 in Sweden, police tell public not to worry

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A Swedish newspaper is reporting that four people have injured in a shooting near a police station in the southern city of Malmo. More>>

Roll out the barrels: Christo artwork floats on London lake

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The ducks, geese and hardy cold-water swimmers in London's Hyde Park have a new neighbor: a monumental floating structure made from 7,506 stacked barrels colored bright red, mauve and blue. More>>

Van crashes into fans at Dutch festival: 1 dead, 3 injured

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A van has run into a small group of pop fans attending a music festival in the Netherlands, killing one and injuring three, before fleeing the scene. More>>

Romania: Criminal justice revisions worsen graft worries

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Romanian lawmakers approved criminal justice changes that critics called a setback for prosecuting corruption, votes that came after an American diplomat urged Romania to keep fighting corruption to prevent "hostile powers" from undermining the country. More>>

Thomas Markle says Prince Harry said to give Trump a chance

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The father of the former Meghan Markle says he wishes he could have walked her down the aisle during her wedding to Prince Harry. More>>

UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida

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The U.N. spokesman says tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen's western coastline where the Saudi-led coalition backing Yemeni fighters are engaged in fierce battles with Iranian-backed Houthis rebels. More>>

Top Russian and US diplomats discuss Syria, North Korea

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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has had a call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss Syria, North Korea and plans for future U.S.-Russian contacts. More>>

Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

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Greek anti-terrorism police in Athens have arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked charges, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints. More>>

Italy's interior minister turns gaze to 'Roma question'

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Italy's hard-line interior minister, who recently sparked a Europe-wide showdown by refusing entry to a migrant rescue boat and has vowed mass expulsions of migrants, is now taking aim at Italy's gypsy community. More>>

The Latest: Hungary asked to delay vote on 'Stop Soros' bill

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The Vatican and Mexico are lamenting how children "are suffering the most" from migration, as the Trump administration comes under increasing criticism for its policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Israel PM, Jordan king meet after months of strained ties

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Jordan's King Abdullah II and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet after months of strained relations. More>>

US serial sperm donor banned from donating in Israel

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Serial sperm donor Ari Nagel, an American who has fathered 33 children, with 10 more on the way, has recently been banned from donating his sperm in Israel, where he first fathered a child using artificial insemination. More>>

Peace convoy arrives in Afghan capital after 40-day march

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Dozens of Afghans have arrived in Kabul after trekking across the country on foot calling for an end to the 17-year war. More>>

Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

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Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the Samurai Blue unsettling moments at the World Cup. More>>

EU extends restrictions on business in Crimean Peninsula

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The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014. More>>

Airport authorities detain 2 rights advocates in Yemen

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Yemeni rights advocates are reporting that two of the country's most prominent activists have been detained and taken to an undisclosed location at an airport in western Yemen. More>>

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

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A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses. More>>

Israel arrests former government minister for Iran spying

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Israel's internal security agency is accusing a former government minister of spying for archenemy Iran.The Shin Bet says Gonen Segev was arrested upon arrival in Israel a month ago. More>>

Macedonian government submits deal on new name to parliament

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Macedonian authorities say seven policemen have been injured and 25 protesters detained during overnight clashes in Skopje, as demonstrators opposed to the name deal with Greece tried to push their way into parliament. More>>

Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

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Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children God gives them. More>>

Bosnian police block 100 migrants from reaching Croatia

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Bosnian border police have stopped about 100 migrants from reaching the border with European Union member Croatia amid a rise in the influx of people heading through the Balkans toward Western Europe. More>>

Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies

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Syrian state TV is reporting that the U.S.-led coalition has struck a military position in the country's east, leaving several troops dead and wounded, allegations denied by a U.S. official. More>>

Kremlin is relieved that no one died in Moscow taxi crash

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A Kremlin spokesman says the Russian government is relieved that nobody died in a weekend taxi crash in Moscow that injured two Mexican World Cup soccer fans and six other pedestrians. More>>

2 Koreas agree to march together at Asian Games

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The rival Koreas have agreed that their athletes will march together under a single flag in the opening and closing ceremonies of the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia. More>>

Report: CAR foreign minister says Boris Becker not diplomat

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The foreign minister of Central African Republic reportedly says that retired German tennis star Boris Becker doesn't have diplomatic status in his unpaid role as a sports attache for the country. More>>

The Latest: Fourth death confirmed in Osaka-area earthquake

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Japanese disaster authorities say two people have been found without vital signs and 41 others injured by an earthquake in western Japan. More>>

UK backs ban on upskirting photos after lawmaker blocks it

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Britain's Conservative government says it will formally back a bill to ban "upskirting" photos, after an opposition attempt to outlaw the practice was derailed by a Conservative lawmaker. More>>

Germany wants EU-wide safety system for truck 'blind spots'

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Germany's transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory 'blind spot' safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers. More>>

AP Explains: Who and what are behind Germany's govt crisis?

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth-term government took nearly six months to put together, and only took office after the center-left Social Democrats reluctantly agreed to team up with her conservatives. More>>

Abbas aide slams reported US plans to raise funds for Gaza

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Palestinian official condemns reported Trump administration plan to secure Gulf funding for major economic projects in blockaded, impoverished Gaza. More>>

British police: 3 men struck dead by train in south London

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British Transport Police say 3 people have died after being struck by a train in south London. More>>

Israeli bill seeks to ban photographing soldiers

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An Israeli ministerial committee has proposed legislation that seeks to outlaw photographing Israeli soldiers "for the sake of shaming them," drawing accusations from rights groups that the government is trying to censor legitimate criticism. More>>

Vatican, Mexico lament children suffer most from migration

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The Vatican and Mexico are lamenting how children "are suffering the most" from migration, as the Trump administration comes under increasing criticism for its policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

The Latest: Seehofer wants quick action on migrants

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German news agency dpa is reporting that Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has told his party he wants to proceed step-by-step in his plan to turn back some migrants at the country's borders _ hinting at a compromise with Chancellor Angela Merkel. More>>

Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital

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A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was seriously injured Sunday in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people. More>>

Bus crash in Poland kills 2 retirees, injures 27 others

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Officials say that two people have been killed and at least 27 others injured when a bus carrying pensioners on a seaside holiday veered of the road and into a grassy ditch. More>>

UAE's campaign for Yemen port city a test of 'Little Sparta'

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UAE's campaign for Yemen port city of Hodeida a major test of militarily muscular Gulf nation known as 'Little Sparta'. More>>

The Latest: UK's Boris Johnson defends UN human rights body

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has defended the U.N.'s main human rights body, alluding to signs the U.S. may withdraw from it over its alleged bias against Israel. More>>

Number of asylum-seekers in Europe plunges in 2017

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The European Union's asylum office says the number of people applying for international protection in Europe has plunged but remains higher than before 2015, when more than one million migrants entered, many fleeing the war in Syria. More>>

UN rights chief: US policy on migrant kids 'unconscionable'

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The U.N. human rights chief is urging the Trump administration to end new policies separating migrant children from their parents after entering the United States from Mexico, saying they've affected nearly 2,000 kids in the last six weeks. More>>

China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

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China says it will retaliate against any move by the U.S. to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

How Fox's businesses would match up with Disney and Comcast

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The battle over Fox's assets between Comcast and Disney is heating up as the media landscape changes and content distributors aim to be more involved in content creation. More>>

Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

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The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy. More>>

Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

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Greece and Macedonia are about to sign a deal that, if ratified, will resolve a decades-old dispute concerning Macedonia's name. More>>

Police say 3 Polish men drown in southwest Germany

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Police say three Polish men have drowned after consuming alcohol before swimming in a lake Sunday evening in southwestern Germany. More>>

Spanish king's brother-in-law begins prison term for graft

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Spanish media report that the brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI is already in prison to begin serving a sentence of nearly six years for fraud and tax evasion. More>>

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

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President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods. More>>

Turkey: Presidential candidate makes TV speech from prison

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Turkey's state broadcaster has aired a campaign speech by a jailed presidential candidate, who urged voters to prevent "one-man regime" of incumbent Erdogan. More>>

Witnesses: Coalition strikes airport in Yemen's Hodeida

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Witnesses say the Saudi-led coalition has carried out airstrikes on the airport in Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida. More>>

Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

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The first Italian government ship accompanying the migrant aid boat Aquarius has docked at the Spanish port of Valencia. More>>

From Missoni to Dolce&Gabbana, Milan men bask in street wear

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Milan designers continue to cast their eyes toward Millennials with a focus on street wear -- but without giving up tailored luxury and technical innovation. More>>

Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip

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The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck a vehicle belonging to someone who sends burning kites into Israel from Gaza. More>>

Migration fight shakes German govt as Merkel, ally face off

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Germany's interior minister is insisting his party has no intention of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, but there's no sign yet of a compromise in a bitter standoff over migration. More>>

Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

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A suicide bomber has struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least 10 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. More>>

US-led coalition hits Syrian army post, causing casualties

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Syrian state TV says the U.S.-led coalition has struck a military position in the east, leaving several troops dead and wounded. More>>

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

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Moscow police are investigating a taxi crash that injured eight people, including two Mexican World Cup fans, when the driver plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square. More>>

Woman hurts 2 in south France with box cutter, is detained

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French media are reported that a woman crying "Allahu akbar" _ "God is great" in Arabic _ has injured 2 people with a box cutter at a supermarket in southern France. More>>

Conservative wins Colombia's presidency in divisive election

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Voters in Colombia head to the polls Sunday to choose a leftist former guerrilla or a young conservative lawmaker to lead the nation as it implements a still fragile peace accord. More>>

The Latest: Migrant ship passengers represent 31 countries

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The head of Doctors Without Borders in Spain says he's glad that Spain has allowed an aid convoy with 630 migrants to dock but he's worried about European nations closing their ports to those rescued at sea. More>>

The Latest: Afghan Taliban reject cease-fire extension

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An Afghan official says a suicide bombing in the eastern city of Jalalabad has killed at least 10 people. More>>

Russia's World Cup headache: Keeping it safe, keeping it fun

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A taxi crash near Red Square has raised concerns among some World Cup fans about security. More>>

Trump congratulates Hungarian leader who shares border views

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President Donald Trump is congratulating Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on his recent re-election. More>>

Portugal remembers 66 victims from deadly year for wildfires

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Portugal's president and prime minister have attended a Mass in a rural town to mark the anniversary of a wildfire that killed 66 people. More>>

Illustrated love letter by Little Prince author is auctioned

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An illustration by Antoine de Saint-Exupery showing a likeness of his renowned Little Prince atop a globe, adorning an anguished love letter, has sold at auction for 240,500 euros ($249,497). More>>

Libya's NOC says oil storage damaged in attack on key ports

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Libya's National Oil Corporation says an armed group opposed to Libya's self-styled national army has attacked key oil port terminals "significantly" damaging at least one storage tank. More>>

Burdened Salah to lead Egypt against Russia at World Cup

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Amid price hikes and growing discontent with the government back home, fans of Egypt's national team are counting on Mohamed Salah to ease their pain both on the field and off. More>>

8 Kenyan police killed by roadside bomb in country's east

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A Kenyan legislator says eight police officers have died in his constituency after the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a roadside bomb planted suspected extremists. More>>

Israel extends detention of female Palestinian lawmaker

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The family of a female Palestinian lawmaker who has been held without charge for nearly a year says that Israel has extended her detention by four months. More>>

Cyclists retrace Jewish child refugees' journey to Britain

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Almost 80 years after the first "Kindertransport" evacuations of Jewish children to safety in Britain, 42 people have set off on a memorial bike ride from Berlin to London. More>>

Young brands inject energy into Milan Fashion Week

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Youthful designers injected energy into the third day Sunday of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer. More>>

Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer taking chance for US asylum

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Several asylum-seekers interviewed by The Associated Press in Mexico plan to press on with their efforts to enter the U.S. in spite of a new rule. More>>

US-backed Syrian fighters capture key village from IS

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A U.S-backed Syrian force says it has captured an important village near the Iraqi border from the Islamic State group. More>>

Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

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Yemeni official say Saudi-led forces have seized the airport in Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida. More>>

Beloved Glasgow School of Art badly damaged by a 2nd fire

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A major fire at the historic Glasgow School of Art building has spread to neighboring properties and led to several evacuations. More>>

UK legislator who blocked 'upskirting' law says he favors it

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The British legislator who singlehandedly blocked a proposal to make taking "upskirting" photos illegal says he favors the proposed law but stopped it because of the way it was introduced in Parliament. More>>

Pakistan: Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief 'significant'

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Pakistani caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk describes the killing of Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan as a "significant development in the fight against terrorism.". More>>

Pope presses for talks on Yemen amid humanitarian crisis

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Pope Francis is pressing for negotiations in the Yemen conflict so a humanitarian crisis doesn't worsen. More>>

Chinese insurance regulator admits guilt in graft case

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China's former chief insurance regulator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for helping people obtain loans, promotions and other favors. More>>

6 suicide bombers kill 20 in northeastern Nigeria

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Nigerian police and military officials say that six suicide bombers killed at least 20 people in northeastern Nigeria. More>>

17 killed in stampede after brawl at crowded Caracas club

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Venezuela's government says 17 people were killed Saturday after a nightclub brawl in the capital led to a stampede. More>>

Demonstrators protest arrest of Armenian parliament member

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Hundreds of supporters of an Armenian parliament member who was arrested on suspicion of illegally storing firearms and explosives are protesting outside the headquarters of the country's national security service. More>>

AP Explains: How Colombia's presidential vote affects peace

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In 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a peace deal that ended five decades of guerrilla war. More>>

Thousands hold gay pride march in Ukrainian capital of Kiev

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Several thousand gay pride supporters have held a march in Ukraine's capital that lasted about 20 minutes despite opponents' attempts to block them. More>>

UK changes course, allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil

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A British boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent severe epileptic seizures is being treated in a London hospital while British officials review the case. More>>

Taxi hits pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square, injuring 8

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Police in Moscow say eight people have been injured when a taxi into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square. More>>

The Latest: Houthis deny Saudi-led forces seized Yemen port

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Yemeni rights advocates and relief workers say areas adjacent to the airport in Hodeida are under siege and thousands of people are unable to leave as roads are shut down amid intense fighting. More>>

Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks

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Six people have been killed in Nicaragua by suspected paramilitary officers loyal to President Daniel Ortega amid ongoing talks aimed at ending weeks of unrest. More>>

Greek govt survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia deal

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Greek lawmakers enter the final day of debate on a no-confidence motion against the government over a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia over the latter's name. More>>

Ex-rebel looks to defy odds in Colombia presidential race

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Gustavo Petro began his ascent to the cusp of Colombia's presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar. More>>

Birthday news: Salah fit for Egypt's next World Cup match

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Birthday cake for Salah at Egypt team hotel at World Cup. More>>

Afghan bomber kills 21, mostly Taliban celebrating truce

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Afghan official says a suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of a gathering of mostly Taliban who were celebrating a three-day cease fire outside the Nangarhar provincial capital of Jalalabad. More>>

France's presidential palace to host electronic music show

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The French presidency is going to host an unprecedented electronic music show in the elegant courtyard of the Elysee palace on the country's Music Day on Thursday. More>>

Austria seeks explanation from Germany about spying reports

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Austria is seeking clarification from neighboring Germany about reports that its spy agency snooped for several years on nearly 2,000 targets in the Alpine nation, including companies and ministries. More>>

The Latest: France sends asylum team to meet rescue boat

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Italy's new populist government is criticizing aid groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, declaring two German rescue boats can't dock in Italian ports even though the groups operate at sea and don't bring migrants ashore. More>>

The Latest: Greek lawmakers reject no-confidence vote

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Greek lawmakers have rejected a no-confidence motion in the government brought by the main opposition party over a deal to change the name of Macedonia and end a decades-old dispute with Greece's northern neighbor. More>>

Zegna couture opens Milan Fashion Week against arched facade

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Not just trends, but also continuity, were in focus as Milan Fashion Week launched four days of menswear previews for next spring and summer on Friday. More>>

Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures

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Egypt's Ministry of Oil has announced steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures. More>>

Cossacks to display 'military skills' in World Cup city

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A senior official in Russia's southern Rostov region says Cossack patrols in the World Cup city of Rostov will "display their military skills" and not replace the role of police. More>>

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