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US says ban on laptops in airplane cabins has been lifted

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The US says a 4-month ban on laptops in the cabins of some planes heading for the US is over. More>>

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Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza

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A power-sharing deal negotiated by two former rivals is slowly taking shape in Gaza. More>>

Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese border

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The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group have launched a major ground offensive in a border area between the two countries. More>>

Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown as the country's oppositions calls the first national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez. More>>

Senate panel rejects Trump cuts to foreign aid, domestic

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A Republican budget blueprint that would begin to clear a path for a GOP effort to overhaul the tax code this fall is headed to an uncertain fate after winning a key committee vote Wednesday night. More>>

Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles

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Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles. More>>

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'

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Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. More>>

IS galvanized in Asia by Philippine city siege, report says

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A top terrorism researcher says the attack by Islamic State group-affiliated militants on a Philippine city has galvanized its Southeast Asian supporters and spells trouble for the region. More>>

Morocco tensions: 83 police, protesters injured in clashes

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Moroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger. More>>

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

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Israel's public security minister says metal detectors are essential to maintain security at a contested Jerusalem shrine despite rising tensions. More>>

Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says security at the nation's ports is a top priority to preventing terrorism. More>>

US seeks Syrian solution, but Assad doesn't have to go first

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President Donald Trump's counterterrorism adviser says the U.S. is seeking a political resolution to the crisis in Syria and will not insist that President Bashar Assad be ousted first. More>>

Trump, Mattis: US winning fight against Islamic State group

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President Donald Trump is focusing on the fight against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan as he visits the Pentagon. More>>

US condemns deadliest day of violence in Ukraine this year

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The United States is condemning an outbreak of violence in eastern Ukraine, calling it the deadliest 24-hour period so far this year. More>>

US praises Sudan on counterterrorism despite blacklist

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The Trump administration is praising Sudan for improving its counterterrorism record despite keeping it on a blacklist of countries that sponsor terrorism. More>>

Year after reporter killed in Ukraine, no progress in probe

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Friends and colleagues of journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in the Ukrainian capital Kiev a year ago, are marching across town to demand answers from authorities why his brutal murder has not been solved. More>>

The Latest: Palestinians, Israeli police clash in Jerusalem

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The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who tried to stab soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint. More>>

France's Macron visits air force base amid military crisis

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French President Emmanuel Macron is flying in a military jet and visiting nuclear forces as he tries to show his commitment to the troops amid an intense crisis over defense spending. More>>

UN slaps sanctions on 8 linked to Islamic State and al-Qaida

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The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions against eight individuals and businesses linked to the Islamic State extremist group and al-Qaida. More>>

UK police get help from 9/11 experts in London fire recovery

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London police trying to identify victims of the fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building have sought help from experts who worked on the recovery of victims following the Sept. 11 attacks in New York. More>>

Turkey arrests man with 'hero' T-shirt during coup trial

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Turkey's official news agency says a man has been arrested on suspicion of terror propaganda for wearing a T-shirt with the word "hero" on it while attending a relative's court hearing linked to last year's failed coup. More>>

By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers

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President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary. More>>

The Latest: Turkey says it would reciprocate German threats

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Germany's foreign minister says his country will revise its travel advice for Turkey following the jailing of a German human rights activist who has no ties to the country. More>>

Germany raises pressure on Turkey after activist jailed

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Turkey says Germany's demand for the release of a German human rights trainer is "unacceptable" and an attempt to interfere with the Turkish judiciary. More>>

Germany indicts 5 suspects in IS recruitment ring

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German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a suspected representative of the Islamic State group in Germany and four fellow suspects who are accused of running a recruitment network. More>>

Turkey: 6 Kurdish militants killed in drone attack

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Officials say that Turkish security forces have used an armed drone to locate and kill six Kurdish militants who allegedly were responsible for kidnapping and killing a school teacher in southeast Turkey. More>>

Duterte flies to besieged city, warns of other attacks

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the leadership of the Islamic State-linked militants who laid siege on southern Marawi city remains largely intact despite the ongoing military offensive. More>>

Portugal admits to outdated security in army weapon theft

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Portugal's defense minister says the Army national armory where hand grenades, ammunition and other weapons were stolen last month was vulnerable due to its "obsolete" electronic surveillance system. More>>

Trump's embrace of Russia making top advisers wary

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President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. More>>

In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedom

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In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, reporters' trial raises fears over lack of press freedom. More>>

UN panel doesn't rule out Congo forces in UN experts' murder

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A panel monitoring sanctions against Congo says evidence in the murder of two UN experts leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia, or other armed groups were responsible. More>>

House panel approves budget with hopes for tax reform

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Republicans are pressing ahead with a budget plan designed to help the party to deliver on a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. More>>

Israel signals metal detectors to stay at Jerusalem shrine

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Israel's prime minister has consulted with officials over security arrangements outside a major Jerusalem shrine that angered Muslim leaders, who have urged worshippers to gather there on Friday. More>>

US: Iran still top state terror sponsor; global attacks down

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The Trump administration says in a new report that Iran continues to be the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. More>>

Kelly: States should ask feds for help to secure elections

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says states should not be wary of asking for the federal government's help to strengthen election systems in light of Russian meddling in last year's election. More>>

Enhanced security in effect on international flights to US

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Travelers flying to the U.S. from nearly 300 international airports are now subject to stepped-up security measures that include stricter screening for electronic devices larger than cell phones. More>>

Just 'dessert'? Second Trump-Putin chat defied the norms

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When is an impromptu, after-dinner chat more than just "dessert"? When you're President Donald Trump, and your confection companion is Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

The Latest: Putin spokesman says Trump chat was no secret

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A senior Russian lawmaker is dismissing media reports of an undisclosed conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump as sensationalist. More>>

At least 15 arrested in MS-13 gang killings in New York

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A law enforcement official says at least a dozen members of the MS-13 street gang have been arrested on murder charges involving the massacre of four young men in a New York park in April. More>>

On hot mic, Israeli PM raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticizes the European Union for sacrificing trade with Israel for the sake of the political support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a hot mic chat with central European leaders. More>>

Democrat calls foul after panel cuts war authority amendment

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A House Democrat says Republican leaders used "underhanded" tactics to strip her amendment to force a debate on new presidential war powers from the 2018 military spending bill. More>>

Clashes erupt between rebels, al-Qaida in northwest Syria

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Syrian activists say clashes have broken out between rebels and al-Qaida-linked militants in the opposition's main stronghold in northwestern Syria. More>>

Hungary searches international trains after bomb threat

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Hungarian police say they are inspecting all international trains in Hungary after receiving an anonymous bomb threat. More>>

Mexico announces new laptop, tablet security on US flights

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Mexican authorities say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has instituted heightened security measures for laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from the country. More>>

AP Interview: Filipino rebel refuses to broker for militants

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The leader of the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group says he refused to broker the withdrawal of Islamic State-linked militants from Marawi city because the president won't negotiate with terrorists. More>>

Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns

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Along the 'boulevard of death,' warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns. More>>

Arabs urge Qatar to accept 6 principles to combat extremism

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Four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar are urging the tiny Gulf nation to commit to six principles on combatting extremism and negotiate a plan with specific measures to implement them _ a step that could help resolve the crisis. More>>

House to vote on Trump's $1.6B border wall request next week

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House Republicans are moving next week to fund President Donald Trump's $1.6 billion request to begin construction of his oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Trump lets Iran deal live, but signals he may not for long

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Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration is certifying to Congress that Iran is technically complying with the 2015 nuclear deal but is "unquestionably in default of the spirit" of the agreement. More>>

Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine

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Separatists in eastern Ukraine have proclaimed a new state on the territories they control. More>>

House budget blueprint key to success of Trump tax agenda

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House Republicans have unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Donald Trump. More>>

Metal detectors at Jerusalem shrine trigger new tensions

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A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over a Jerusalem shrine that triggered major Israeli-Palestinian confrontations in the past. More>>

AP Explains: Korean border village, site for rivals' talks

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AP Explains: Korean border village of Panmunjom, vestige of Cold War and site for rivals' rare talks. More>>

Senior US general: Hacker tried to breach my bank account

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Senior US military leader says attempted hack of his bank account was a distraction from doing his job. More>>

Veterans hospital officials removed over care allegations

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has removed two top officials at New Hampshire's only veterans hospital and has ordered a review of the facility starting Monday amid allegations of "dangerously substandard care.". More>>

Turkish court jails 6 human rights activists pending trial

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A court in Istanbul has ordered six human rights activists _ including Amnesty International's Turkey director _ formally arrested pending a trial on charges of aiding an armed terror group. More>>

US to create independent military cyber command

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The US plans to create independent military cyber command in order to enable military to more aggressively wage cyberwar against IS and others. More>>

Macron: My charm offensive may soften Trump's climate stance

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French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on new friend Donald Trump might have changed the U.S. president's mind on climate change. More>>

Correction: Long Island Gang Killings story

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Federal prosecutors have quietly unsealed an indictment saying three members of the MS-13 street gang were among those responsible for the April massacre of four young men found hacked to death in a Long Island park. More>>

Venezuela opposition calls strike, Trump threatens 'actions' Video included

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Venezuelan's opposition said more than 7.1 million people responded to its call to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution. More>>

Italy considers emergency visas to ease migrant strain

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As Italians confront the pressure of new migrant arrivals with opposite reactions _ one putting out the welcome mat, the other blockades _ the country's leaders are seeking to puncture Europe's posture of offering moral support, not concrete action. More>>

US: Iran complying with nuclear deal but defying its spirit

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Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration is certifying to Congress that Iran is technically complying with the 2015 nuclear deal but is "unquestionably in default of the spirit" of the agreement. More>>

State official seeks to allay concerns over agency overhaul

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A senior State Department official is seeking to allay fears a plan to reorganize the agency will lead to an upheaval of the U.S. foreign policy establishment. More>>

British royals feted on visit to Poland with their children

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children have arrived in Poland, the first leg of a goodwill trip to two European Union nations that seeks to underscore Britain's friendly ties despite its negotiations to leave the bloc. More>>

No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump bump

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The Trump slump that the U.S. tourism industry worried about has not materialized, and in fact some say there might even be a Trump bump. More>>

McCain colleague says senator 'sounding strong' post-surgery

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Oklahoma senator to lead Armed Services Committee while Sen. John McCain recuperates from surgery. More>>

Jordanian soldier gets life term for killing 3 US troops

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Jordanian military court sentences soldier to life in shooting deaths of 3 US military trainers at air base. More>>

Islamic leaders boycott Jerusalem site over metal detectors

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Islamic leaders call on Muslims to boycott Jerusalem holy site after Israel set up metal detectors in wake of Arab attack. More>>

AP Explains: Why is SKorea pushing for talks with NKorea?

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Less than two weeks after North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile test, South Korea's new president has offered to hold talks at the tense border separating the two Koreas in what would be the rivals' first face-to-face meeting in 19 months. More>>

Obama officials meeting with Senate intelligence panel

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Three Senate Democrats are calling on the White House to review and possibly revoke Jared Kushner's security clearance due to the revelation of a meeting with Russian contacts during President Donald Trump's campaign. More>>

US-backed forces battle IS in heart of Syria's Raqqa

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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are clashing with Islamic State militants in the heart of Raqqa, the extremists' self-styled capital, as scores of civilians flee areas controlled by the group. More>>

S. Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North

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South Korea has offered to talk with North Korea about easing animosities along their tense border and resuming reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s. More>>

Trump administration to share records about Mar-a-Lago

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Who was at Mar-a-Lago with President Donald trump the seven times he visited his Florida resort. More>>

Telegram blocks terror content after Indonesia threatens ban

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The encrypted messaging app Telegram is forming a team of moderators who are familiar with Indonesian culture and language so it can remove terrorism content more quickly after the Indonesian government threatened a total ban of the app. More>>

Detained human rights activists face charges in Turkey

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Ten human rights activists are appearing before a court in Istanbul to face possible charges. More>>

UN reports rise in Afghan war deaths, blames insurgents

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A U.N. report says Afghanistan's protracted war killed a record number of civilians during the first six months of this year, blaming the majority of the deaths on bombings by insurgents. More>>

US to offer 15,000 extra temporary worker visas this year

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The Homeland Security Department is set to make an extra 15,000 temporary worker visas available this year. More>>

Netanyahu visiting Hungary amid dispute over anti-Soros ads

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The leader of Hungary's main Jewish group says they are "surprised" and "hugely disappointed" by Israel's shift in position on the Hungarian government's ad campaign against Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros. More>>

EU to increase Syria sanctions, targeting 16 more officials

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Britain says the European Union will sanction 16 Syrians it is convinced are involved in chemical weapons attacks against civilians there, targeting on military and scientific officials. More>>

EU weighs new North Korea sanctions after missile test

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The European Union has considered tougher sanctions on North Korea over its first intercontinental ballistic missile test to prevent the isolated country from funding further nuclear weapons development. More>>

Vigil held to remember 4 men found dead on Pennsylvania farm Video included

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Hundreds of family, friends and community members in Pennsylvania have gathered for a vigil to remember four missing young men who were killed and their remains buried on a sprawling family farm. More>>

At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria

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At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria; 4 suicide bombers also dead. More>>

S. Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North

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South Korea has offered to talk with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s. More>>

17 soldiers wounded in PKK attack in southeast Turkey

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Turkey's military says Kurdish rebels have detonated an improvised explosive device as a military vehicle passed by, wounding 17 soldiers. More>>

At least 34 missing after military ship sinks off Cameroon

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At least 34 missing after military ship sinks off Cameroon; 3 people rescued as cause sought. More>>

Macron decries France's Nazi past during Netanyahu visit

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French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are honoring victims of a mass deportation of French Jews to Nazi camps 75 years ago. More>>

5 Congo rangers dead; US journalist found alive in NE Congo

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A local Congo official says five Congo park rangers have been found dead, and an American journalist has been found in good health in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve after going missing. More>>

Jordan court to rule Monday in killings of 3 US troops

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A military court is set rule Monday in the murder trial of a Jordanian soldier accused of killing three U.S. military trainers in a shooting spree at a Jordanian air base. More>>

Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues

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Trump administration plans to require all U.S. citizens flying abroad to submit to face scans worries privacy advocates; No guarantee that the data won't eventually be retained in databases searchable by law enforcement, intelligence agencies. More>>

Military cyber operations headed for revamp after long delay

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After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber-operations. More>>

7.1 million Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum Video included

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Venezuela's opposition called for massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plans to consolidate his power by rewriting the constitution. More>>

Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site after deadly assault Video included

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Israel will gradually reopen a Jerusalem holy site after taking the rare step of shutting it down following a deadly assault there that sparked concerns of a fresh round of violence. More>>

The Latest: Venezuelan opposition says 7.1 million voted Video included

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At least 1 person has been killed and 3 wounded in shooting that erupted after government supporters on motorcycles swarmed an opposition polling site in a church in the traditionally pro-government Catia neighborhood of western Caracas. More>>

Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest Video included

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President Donald Trump has intervened to allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in a robotics competition. More>>

The Latest: Muslim worshippers visit Jerusalem holy site

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The Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem says arrangements at a Jerusalem hole site need to return to how they were before a deadly attack. More>>

The Latest: Egypt: 1 killed in clashes with police in Cairo

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Egypt's Interior Ministry says 31 policemen have been injured in clashes with residents of a Nile river island in Cairo. More>>

Egypt says 1 killed, 50 injured in clashes on Nile island

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Egyptian authorities say police have fired tear gas to disperse a rock-pelting crowd of residents on a River Nile island in Cairo, clashes that left one person killed and 50 others injured. More>>

Syria says shells hit Russian embassy compound

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Syrian state media say shells have hit the Russian embassy in Damascus causing material damage. More>>

Turks commemorate 1 year since failed coup with huge march Video included

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Turkey is commemorating the first anniversary of quashing last summer's coup attempt with a series of events over the weekend in Istanbul and Ankara. More>>

Turkish opposition: Govt blocks full probe into failed coup

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Turkey's main opposition party says the government is blocking a full investigation of last summer's failed coup attempt. More>>

Egypt knife attacker first sat, spoke with 2 German victims

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The German government is confirming that two German tourists were killed in a knife attack at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada. More>>

Travel ruling paves way for more refugees, but appeal awaits

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A federal judge in Hawaii is expanding the Trump administration's list of family relationship people seeking new visas from six mostly Muslim countries need in order to avoid a travel ban. More>>

France wades into Qatar row, urges end to punitive measures

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A top Emirati diplomat has cautioned that a diplomatic standoff between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors could be prolonged. More>>

Telegram blocks terror content after Indonesia threatens ban

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Indonesia say it's blocking web versions of the Telegram instant messaging app and will block the app completely if it continues to be a forum for radical propaganda and violent militants. More>>

Feds appeal judge's travel ban ruling to Supreme Court

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Trump administration seeks additional Supreme Court ruling on travel ban after federal judge issues an order favorable to refugees. More>>

6 Congo rangers safe; US journalist, 3 others still missing

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A local Congolese official says that an American journalist and 9 park rangers have disappeared after an attack by a local militia in a wildlife reserve in the country's northeast Ituri province. More>>

The Latest: Erdogan opens monument to victims of failed coup

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Turkey is commemorating the first anniversary of quashing last summer's coup attempt with a series of events over the weekend in Istanbul and Ankara. More>>

Lobbyist who met Trump team says he's not with Russian intel Video included

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Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting with Trump campaign officials last year denies connections to Russian intelligence. More>>

Hamas says target Israelis after Jerusalem site attack Video included

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Gaza's militant Hamas rulers are calling on Palestinians to attack Israeli forces in Jerusalem after a sacred site was closed following a deadly assault there. More>>

3 soldiers killed in attacks on barracks in Ivory Coast

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Ivory Coast's army chief says that disgruntled soldiers staged attacks at the army barracks in the country's northern town of Korhogo, killing at least three soldiers and wounding four. More>>

Rival groups clash in Syria's rebel-packed Idlib

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Clashes have broken out in northwestern Syria between two of the most powerful insurgent groups raising fears of widespread violence in the rebel-held province of Idlib. More>>

Cast of characters populates the Trump campaign-Russia drama

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From a real estate mogul and a singer to lawyers and a lobbyist, a cast of characters populates the Trump campaign-Russia drama. More>>

Rwandan academic gets life in jail for 1994 genocide

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A government official says a prominent Rwandan academic has been sentenced to life in jail after being convicted of genocide. More>>

$15M awarded to family of unarmed black man killed by sniper

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A federal court jury in Seattle has awarded nearly $15 million to the family of an unarmed black man shot and killed by police in front of his young son near Tacoma, finding police had no reason to use deadly force. More>>

Arab gunmen kill 2 Israeli policemen at Jerusalem shrine Video included

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Israeli police say three Palestinians opened fire at Israelis near an important Jerusalem holy site, wounding two seriously, before they were shot and killed. More>>

Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul

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The 9-month fight to defeat the Islamic State group in Mosul ended in a crescendo of devastation: bombardment that damaged or destroyed a third of its historic Old City in just three weeks. More>>

Latest Syria talks wrap up: 'No breakthrough, no breakdown'

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The U.N. envoy for Syria has wrapped up a seventh round of intra-Syrian talks aimed at helping end the country's six-year-old war, saying it featured "no breakthrough, no breakdown, no one walking out, incremental progress.". More>>

Russian-American at Trump Jr. meeting is ex-military officer Video included

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The Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year is a former military officer long shadowed by allegations of connections to Russian intelligence, which he denies. More>>

Lawyers: Government seeking to deport Iraq War veteran

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An immigrant rights group is asking the Department of Homeland Security to release an Iraq War veteran who has been detained for more than three months while waiting to learn whether he'll be deported. More>>

US kills Islamic State leader in Afghanistan

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The Pentagon says that U.S. forces killed the head of the Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan in an airstrike in Kunar province earlier this week. More>>

New York museum recreates scene of Nazi war criminal's trial

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A New York museum is recreating the Jerusalem court where Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was tried in 1961 for engineering the deaths of millions of Jews. More>>

The Latest: U.N. Syria envoy plans another round of talks

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The Latest: Syrian government envoy at Geneva talks says his team wasn't asked to meet face-to-face with opposition. More>>

Bastille Day: Macron vows merciless fight against terror

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Paris has tightened security before its annual Bastille Day parade, which this year is being opened by American troops with President Donald Trump as the guest of honor to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. More>>

Top House Republican says budget plan to move ahead

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A Republican leader says the House is moving ahead with the party's long-overdue budget blueprint, even as divisions between moderates and conservatives over cutting programs like food stamps threaten passage of the measure. More>>

Defense bill calls climate change a national security threat

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The Republican-led House has turned aside a measure that sought to strike an Obama-era practice of requiring the Pentagon to pay for gender transition surgeries and hormone therapy. More>>

Qatari FM says Gulf standoff cannot be resolved in a day

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Qatar's foreign minister says it would be unfair to describe U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's shuttle diplomacy to find a solution for the Persian Gulf as a failure, insisting that the crisis "cannot be solved in a day.". More>>

Egypt attacks: 2 German female tourists, 5 policemen killed

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Egypt's state-run news agency says attack kills 5 security forces n Giza. More>>

Key provisions in House-passed defense policy bill

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The GOP-led House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a defense policy bill for the 2018 fiscal year that would provide $696 billion in defense spending for the 2018 fiscal year. More>>

US nuclear agency sets expectations for Los Alamos contract

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The U.S. agency responsible for overseeing the nation's nuclear weapons cache has released more details on the qualifications that will be required of the next manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory. More>>

Quake hits off North Korea but experts rule out nuke test

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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake off North Korea early Thursday jolted watchers of the country's weapons development but experts say it was not caused by a nuclear test. More>>

The Latest: House approves defense policy bill for 2018

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The GOP-led House has approved a defense policy bill that declares climate change is a threat to U.S. national security, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon's cyber operations. More>>

Iraqi facing deportation after aiding military takes refuge

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Supporters of an Iraqi man who fled to the U.S. during the Gulf War and trained tens of thousands of American soldiers says he's facing deportation orders that could lead to his death in his homeland. More>>

The Latest: Macron arrives in Nice for commemoration

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Paris has tightened security before its annual Bastille Day parade, which this year is being opened by American troops with President Donald Trump as the guest of honor to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. More>>

The Latest: Jerusalem shrine to remain closed after attack

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Israel's prime minister promises no changes at a Jerusalem holy site after it was shut following Palestinian violence, in an apparent attempt to calm Muslim fears over the site sacred to both Jews and Muslims. More>>

House to act quickly on bipartisan measure to expand GI Bill

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Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade. More>>

UN considers new base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region

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UN considers new peacekeeping base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region after 'nightmare' year. More>>

How Turkey's failed coup unfolded, hour by hour

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How Turkey's failed coup unfolded, hour by hour. More>>

Turkey marks anniversary of failed coup against Erdogan rule Video included

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To commemorate the first anniversary of the quashed military coup that sought to topple him from power, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to unveil monuments honoring the 250 people who died trying to stop the insurrection. More>>

US, Somalia forces raid al-Shabab, kill several: Official

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US, Somalia forces raid al-Shabab, kill several extremists, intelligence official says. More>>

House rejects attempt to ban transgender surgery for troops

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The House is set to consider banning gender transition surgeries for U.S. military troops. More>>

Trump, Macron look past differences on Paris climate pact Video included

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President Donald Trump arrived in Paris Thursday hoping to convince wary European allies that the door to working closely with his administration is not closed, despite diverging policy views on a number of key issues. More>>

Kim's N. Korea gains a little economically, a lot militarily

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Almost six years after Kim Jong Un's rise, some things about the young North Korean leader have come into focus. More>>

Videos appear to show Iraqi troops killing Mosul detainees

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Human Rights Watch says Iraqi security forces have forcibly relocated dozens of families with alleged links to Islamic State group to a camp described as a "rehabilitation camp.". More>>

Hawaii soldier held without bail on terrorism charges Video included

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A U.S. soldier held on terrorism charges believed the moon landing was faked, questioned the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and thought the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job coordinated by the U.S., according to a former bunkmate. More>>

Landmark Srebrenica war crimes trial halts in Serbia

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A Serbian appeals court has stopped a landmark trial of eight former Bosnian Serb police officers charged with taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. More>>

Qatar crisis grinds on as top US diplomat leaves the Gulf

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The U.S.'s top diplomat was expected to travel back to Qatar for more talks with the country's 37-year-old emir. More>>

UN considers new base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region

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UN considers new peacekeeping base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region after 'nightmare' year. More>>

The Latest: House rejects transgender ban measure for troops

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The GOP-led House has narrowly rejected a measure that would have forbid the Pentagon from paying for gender transition surgeries and hormone therapy. More>>

US, Somalia forces raid al-Shabab, kill several: Official

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US, Somalia forces raid al-Shabab, kill several extremists, intelligence official says. More>>

Senate panel kicks off work on spending bills

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A key Senate panel has kicked off action on its long-delayed agenda of 12 annual spending bills with a bipartisan measure boosting spending on veterans programs by 5 percent. More>>

French court rejects ban on magazine for Nice attack photos

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France's anti-terrorism prosecutor has taken the popular picture magazine Paris-Match to court in an urgent effort to stop sales of its latest edition showing gruesome photos of the terror attack in Nice a year ago that killed 86 people. More>>

The Latest: 'Quartet' group expresses concern over Gaza

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President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy announces Israel and Palestinians reach water agreement linked to a massive planned Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline project. More>>

Trump visits Paris without his friend, the mysterious Jim Video included

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President Donald Trump is on his first official trip to Paris, but it's unlikely that his enigmatic friend Jim is tagging along. More>>

Kenya: 3 dead as extremists kidnap top government official

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Extremists briefly kidnap top Kenya official before rescue; police report casualties. More>>

Somali-American family sues after border crossing detainment

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A Somali-American family that was held at a U.S.-Canada border crossing for nearly 11 hours in 2015 is suing federal officials for allegedly violating their rights. More>>

2 female suicide bombers in Cameroon kill at least 15

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Suicide attack in northern Cameroon kills at least 15; Boko Haram often blamed. More>>

Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest Video included

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A group of girls from Afghanistan are finally getting their wish of coming to the United States for a robotics competition. More>>

EU to crack down on illegal sale of cultural heritage

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The European Union plans to tighten rules and enforcement on the illegal import of art heritage objects which now are often used to finance extremist groups. More>>

North Korea's bomb program under 3 generations of Kim family

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A look at how North Korea's nuclear weapons program evolved under 3 generations of the Kim family. More>>

China defends imports of North Korean iron ore

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China has defended its purchase of North Korean iron ore and says it is enforcing sanctions aimed at stopping Pyongyang's nuclear weapons development. More>>

US Customs agents find cobras inside mail at JFK Airport

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have seized five live king cobras and three geckos during an inspection at the Kennedy International Airport mail facility. More>>

FBI nominee rejects Trump claim: Russia probe no witch hunt

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President Donald Trump's pick to lead the FBI faces a confirmation hearing that will undoubtedly focus on the political tumult surrounding his nomination, with both Democrats and Republicans seeking assurances of his independence from the White House. More>>

In Paris, Trump is Bastille Day guest of city he derided

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Fresh off his second trip to Europe, President Donald Trump is making a U-turn to be the guest of honor at this year's Bastille Day _ a celebration of French national pride at a time when, according to Macron, "our world has never been so divided.". More>>

Anti-Qatar bloc meets US envoy, but no breakthrough in sight

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Saudi Arabia as he presses forward on an effort to end a rift between Qatar and four Arab states. More>>

19 killed in Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria city

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Nigeria police: 19 killed in series of attacks by Boko Haram suicide bombers; 23 wounded. More>>

Lawsuit accuses US of turning away asylum seekers at border

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Immigrant advocacy groups have sued the U.S. government, alleging that people fleeing persecution are frequently turned away at border crossings with Mexico when they seek asylum or express fear of returning to their homeland. More>>

Missile Wars: Where North Korea stands after ICBM launch

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Kim Jong Un's missile wars: Where North Korea stands after its first successful ICBM launch. More>>

Trump in Paris: The curious case of his friend Jim

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When President Donald Trump takes his first official trip to Paris Thursday, it's unlikely that his enigmatic friend Jim will tag along. More>>

2 US volunteers die fighting Islamic State group in Syria

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US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia says 2 American volunteers died fighting Islamic State militants in Syria last week. More>>

DHS chief has doubts about legality of immigration program

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly warned Hispanic lawmakers Wednesday that a program that protects young immigrants from deportation is unlikely to withstand legal challenges, though he is personally supportive of the program. More>>

House panel unveils foreign aid cuts, backs US-Mexico wall

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House Republicans have unveiled plans to slash $10 billion cut foreign aid programs as part of a flurry of summertime activity on the annual spending bills to fund the government. More>>

Slovenia, Croatia fail to agree on border dispute

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Croatia and Slovenia have failed to reach an agreement on the implementation of an international arbitration ruling in a long-standing border dispute that has caused tensions between the EU neighbors. More>>

The Latest: French leader hopes to persuade Trump on climate

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Activists from the environmental Greenpeace group have scaled a bridge in Hamburg, where the Group of 20 summit is taking place, and unfurled a banner saying, "G-20: End Coal.". More>>

Soldier remained in Army despite support for Islamic State

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Authorities say a U.S. soldier who was recently arrested on terrorism charges expressed support for the Islamic State group as early as 2011. More>>

Face scans for Americans flying abroad stir privacy issues

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If the Trump administration gets its way, all U.S. citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security. More>>

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