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Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting Beijing this week against the background of growing tensions over Taiwan, China's militarization of South China Sea and expanding overseas presence of the People's Liberation Army. More>>

Saudi women take the wheel as longstanding driving ban ends

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Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. More>>

France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

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France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. More>>

Mini-migration summit: EU nations try to resolve differences

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The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migrant ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday. More>>

Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

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Hundreds of people are marching through the German capital to protest for an end to burn coal to produce electricity. More>>

2nd person dies after blast at Ethiopia rally, minister says

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2nd person dies after blast at massive Ethiopia rally, health minister says; 9 arrested. More>>

Zimbabwe rules out delaying election after blast at rally

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Zimbabwe rules out state of emergency after blast at president's campaign rally injures 41. More>>

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

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Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy, says the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. More>>

Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey's high-stakes votes

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Polls have opened for Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hold on power or curtail his political ambitions. More>>

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

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Trump administration seeks to expand family detention for immigrants stopped along border. More>>

Libya's UN-backed government says 3 abducted Turks released

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Libya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli has said three Turkish workers who were kidnapped last year in a southern Libyan town have been released. More>>

Israel opposition leader named head of Jewish Agency

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Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog is unanimously elected head of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a non-governmental organization that works closely with the Israeli government to promote Jewish immigration to Israel. More>>

Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

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German police say 25 people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed a building in the western city of Wuppertal. More>>

UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

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Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures are urging British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no deal" Brexit would be disastrous. More>>

The Latest: Erdogan votes in Turkey, reports high turnout

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Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have arrested six people for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of a campaign rally by his main opponent in Sunday's elections. More>>

Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit

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Aviation giant airbus has threatened to leave Britain if the country fails to secure a withdrawal deal on leaving the European Union. More>>

EU imposes tariffs on US peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

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The European Union is enforcing tariffs on $3.4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum. More>>

OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase

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OPEC nations and oil-producing countries not in the cartel say they have agreed to share increased oil production a day after OPEC announced it would pump more crude oil _ a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. More>>

The Latest: Auto trade group decries Trump's tariff threat

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The Latest: As trade tensions rise, Trump threatens 20 percent tariff on EU cars. More>>

TV weather presenters don ties to highlight global warming

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TV weather presenters around the world have teamed up to highlight the impact of climate change by wearing ties, pendants and badges with "warming stripes" while on air. More>>

New Zealand leader names daughter Neve, leaves hospital

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based on what she wants. More>>

Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutions

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Several EU leaders on Sunday will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political crisis over the management of migrants arriving on Europe's shores in search of better lives which threatens to undermine the entire EU project. More>>

As driving ban lifted, Saudi women in crosshairs of change

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Saudi women in the crosshairs of progress and patriarchy as they prepare to drive for the first time. More>>

US moves 100 coffins to N. Korean border for war remains

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The U.S. military says it is moving "assets" to a U.S. air base near South Korea's capital and to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. More>>

Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends

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Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. More>>

Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

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Paris' frenetic menswear shows are highlighting bright colors and attracting huge crowds and VIPs. More>>

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

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Soccer fans have converged on Mexico's Angel of Independence to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup. More>>

Egypt officer who thought to break Israeli Bar Lev line dies

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Egypt's state-owned media says the army officer credited with the idea to destroy the Bar Lev line on the Suez Canal's eastern bank during the 1973 Arab Israeli war has died. More>>

Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt 'cowardly act'

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Zimbabwe state media report explosion at president's campaign rally; Mnangagwa not hurt. More>>

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

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Ethiopians by the thousands rally in support of new, reformist prime minister. More>>

IS demands release of Iraq women prisoners in hostage video

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The Islamic State group has released a hostage video demanding the release of all Sunni women prisoners from Iraqi jails. More>>

Romanian president to seek new term, backs corruption fight

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Romania's president says he will seek a new term, pledging to fight corruption after the leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party was convicted for abuse in office. More>>

The Latest: Police say 6 arrested after Ethiopia blast

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The Latest: Explosion at rally for Ethiopia's new prime minister; 'few' reported injured. More>>

'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

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Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are marrying at the bride's family castle in Scotland. More>>

Macron proposes migrant centers in Europe to assess cases

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French President Emmanuel Macron wants to create closed migrant centers on European soil so authorities can quickly decide whether arriving migrants are eligible to apply for asylum. More>>

Campaign promises galore in last day before Turkish election

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Candidates in Turkey are campaigning for the last remaining hours before a propaganda ban begins ahead of Sunday's critical presidential and parliamentary elections. More>>

Argentina: cocaine seized in World Cup trophy replicas

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The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe leader says blast went off inches away

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The Latest: State media calls Zimbabwe blast at president's rally an assassination attempt. More>>

Poland's Walesa urges opposition to unite ahead of elections

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Poland's former president and pro-democracy leader, Lech Walesa, says he is joining forces with anti-government opposition to prevent the right-wing ruling party from winning elections that will be held on all levels in 2018-2020. More>>

Syria army widens offensive on rebel-held areas in southwest

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Syria state media and opposition activists say Syrian government troops are advancing on rebel-held areas in the country's southwestern region amid intense clashes in a widening offensive, shattering a U.S-backed truce. More>>

The Latest: Macron wants asylum centers to hold migrants

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Spanish authorities say they have rescued 569 migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa to Spain by boat. More>>

Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

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Leading Brexit supporters are talking tough, and opponents are taking to the streets, on the second anniversary of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. More>>

Israelis, Palestinians await William's inaugural royal visit

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Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family. More>>

Pakistani Taliban choose new chief in place of Fazlullah

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Pakistani Taliban militants have chosen a religious scholar as their new chief in place of Mullah Fazlullah killed earlier this month in a U.S. drone strike. More>>

Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

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The Palestinian president's spokesman says any American peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail. More>>

Vatican convicts ex-diplomat of child porn distribution

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The Vatican tribunal convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican that was sparked by a Canadian-U.S. investigation. More>>

Protests in Spain over sex case; 5 suspects at home on bail

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Five Spanish men whose acquittal of gang rape charges and conviction on a lesser felony caused widespread outrage are back at home while a court considers their appeals against their nine-year prison sentences. More>>

Congo says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to return

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Congo to give Bemba, acquitted on appeal of war crimes at ICC, a diplomatic passport to return. More>>

The Latest: Ex-Vatican diplomat convicted for child porn

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Prosecutors have asked the Vatican tribunal to convict and sentence to more than five years a former Holy See diplomat who admitted to downloading child pornography during what he called a period of "fragility" over a job transfer. More>>

Popular hashtags take sides on Egypt president's leadership

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Tens of thousands of Egyptians have set social media alight with tweets on opposing hashtags, one calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to resign and another praising his leadership. More>>

Ex-soccer star says Iran officials barred him from program

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The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair. More>>

Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies

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Kim Jong-pil, who founded South Korea's spy agency and whose political skills earned him two tenures as prime minister, under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency once kidnapped, has died. More>>

Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children Video included

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About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says. More>>

Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

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Many Brazilians look to the military amid anger at politicians, believing only the armed forces can root out corruption and put Latin America's largest nation back on track. More>>

Trump pushes back against border separation uproar

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President Donald Trump is highlighting the plight of Americans whose loved ones were killed by people who entered the country illegally. More>>

UN: Basic human rights being 'chiseled away' in Venezuela

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A U.N. report says the rule of law in Venezuela is quickly eroding as officials allow government security forces to kill citizens without any apparent consequences. More>>

US officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from mom

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The father of the girl who is pictured crying on the cover of this week's Time magazine says the Honduran foreign ministry told him that his daughter is detained with her mother in McAllen, Texas, and the two have not been separated. More>>

The Latest: US condemns truce violations in southern Syria

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has told a Russian television station that he thinks it would be pointless to have talks with the United States. More>>

Jailed filmmaker in Russia loses 44 pounds on hunger strike

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A lawyer for a Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on hunger strike for more than a month in a Russian prison says his client has lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) and is severely weak. More>>

Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest

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Syrian activists: Government forces keep up pressure on strategic southwest, drop barrel bombs on rebel-held areas. More>>

UN puts together a 'Youth World Cup' in New York

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While the World Cup plays out in Russia, dozens of New York City children are set to play in a U.N.-sponsored youth version of the global soccer tournament. More>>

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

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Saudi Arabia's oil minister says officials from major oil-producing nations will discuss a proposal to increase output by about 1 million barrels per day. More>>

For once in a tie, Greek PM Tsipras hails new debt deal

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Greece's borrowing costs have dropped and Greek shares posted significant gains as investors react to new debt relief terms agreed by the country's creditors two months ahead the end of its eight-year bailout program. More>>

Romanian party leader convicted of graft vows to change laws

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Leaders of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party are rallying around their powerful leader after he was handed a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office. More>>

Former Vatican diplomat Capella admits accessing child porn

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A former Vatican diploma on trial for possession of a large quantity of child pornography has admitted the charges during the first hearing of an expedited trial inside the Vatican. More>>

Greek leader dons tie in sartorial relief over bailout end

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has donned a tie, for the first time in more than three years in office, to celebrate the debt relief deal agreed by the country's creditors. More>>

UN chief to meet with US secretary of state

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The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss "issues of mutual concern," which likely include the Middle East peace process and North Korea. More>>

Slovenian lawmakers elect conservative parliament speaker

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Slovenian lawmakers have overwhelmingly elected a conservative leader as parliamentary speaker while talks continue on forming a ruling coalition after this month's inconclusive election. More>>

The Latest: Chart shows Turkish candidates' unequal coverage

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The Latest: Chart shows unequal TV coverage of candidates in Turkish elections. More>>

Gaza officials: 20 Palestinians wounded at Israeli border

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Gaza's Health Ministry says 20 Palestinians were injured by Israeli fire along the border fence. More>>

Rights group warns blocking aid in Yemen endangers millions

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An international rights group says Yemen's warring parties are obstructing crucial aid to the Red Sea port of Hodeida endangering millions in what is already the world's worst humanitarian crisis. More>>

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

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South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects rival Machar; 'We have had enough of him'. More>>

Cyprus, Israel, Greece pledge deeper military ties

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The defense ministers of Cyprus, Israel and Greece have pledged to forge deeper military ties in order to better counter common threats and to help bolster security in a tumultuous region. More>>

UK service celebrates 'Windrush generation' from Caribbean

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Prime Minister Theresa May has joined more than 2,000 people at London's Westminster Abbey to celebrate the contribution of immigrants from the Caribbean, 70 years to the day after hundreds of West Indians arrived to help rebuild war-scarred Britain. More>>

UN expert slams US on poverty, quitting global rights body

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A human rights expert is criticizing the United States for failing to tackle poverty, days after Washington quit the United Nations body that appointed him. More>>

After US, Israel also backs away from UN human rights body

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Diplomats in Geneva say Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the U.N. Human Rights Council, days after the United States pulled out. More>>

Gorbachev: Putin, Trump should focus on arms control

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Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says that if Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump hold a summit, they should focus on curbing the US-Russia arms race and ensuring strategic stability. More>>

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa leaves hospital after fall

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Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa has been discharged from a Madrid hospital, 24 hours after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home. More>>

Trump's Mideast team meets Israeli premier over peace plan

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President Donald Trump's Mideast team has met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss its plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. More>>

Greece's Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes

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Greece's dominant Aegean airlines says it has signed a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) deal with Airbus to buy up to 42 new A320 neo passenger aircraft. More>>

German chancellor says migration meeting a 'first exchange'

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited a public school in central Beirut, where many of the students are Syrian. More>>

South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Moscow on a state visit intended to boost bilateral economic ties. More>>

Italy's interior minister says Malta should take rescue boat

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Italy's interior minister says Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship with 224 migrants to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters. More>>

New leaders tapped for Berlin film festival from 2020

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Carlo Chatrian, the director of the Locarno film festival, and German movie industry official Mariette Rissenbeek have been tapped to take charge of the Berlin International Film Festival starting in 2020. More>>

The Latest: 12 hurt when van with migrants flips in Croatia

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Police say a van carrying migrants has overturned in northwestern Croatia, injuring 12 people. More>>

Paul McCartney drives down memory lane for 'Carpool Karaoke'

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It was a magical mystery tour as Paul McCartney led James Corden through his hometown during a "Carpool Karaoke" segment on CBS' "Late Late Show.". More>>

New East Timor government marred by corruption allegations

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East Timor's president is refusing to swear in 11 members of Cabinet because of corruption investigations, marring the formation of a new government following a protracted political stalemate in the young nation. More>>

Rights body: Poland's laws on judges weaken corruption fight

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Europe's top human rights body has criticized the erosion of judicial independence in Poland and says this will also affect the country's ability to fight corruption. More>>

The Latest: Germany: Much work still undone before Brexit

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Germany says it may be possible to stick to the current timetable for negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union for next March, but much work still needs to be done. More>>

Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir

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Police say at least two rebels, a police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which at least 20 have been injured. More>>

Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families

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North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. More>>

Catalan secessionists cut formal ties with Spanish monarchy

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Catalonia's pro-independence political leaders are snubbing the Spanish king in their latest public challenge to rule from Madrid. More>>

Russia says evidence of Syria chemical attacks was faked

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Russia says the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians. More>>

Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated families

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North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War in August as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. More>>

'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

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A Brazilian man who was detained at the US-Mexico border was separated from his 9-year-old son and has not seen him in 26 days. More>>

Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

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An Indonesian court has sentenced radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman to death for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta. More>>

After giving birth, New Zealand leader craves mac-n-cheese

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese and plans to spend at least one more night in an Auckland hospital with her newborn girl. More>>

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

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Trump got in the first jabs; now the world is punching back as trade brawl spreads. More>>

China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

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A popular Chinese social media site is blocking users from posting about "Last Week Tonight" and its host John Oliver after the HBO news satire program aired a segment making fun of Chinese President Xi Jinping. More>>

2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families

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North and South Korea are discussing the arrangements for reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. More>>

Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout

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Eurozone nations are working on the final elements of a plan to get Greece successfully out of its eight-year bailout program and keep its massive debt burden manageable. More>>

US diplomat thinks Trump's UK itinerary includes the queen

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A top official at the U.S. Embassy in London says he thinks President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth II during his visit to Britain next month. More>>

Suu Kyi says outside hate narratives driving Myanmar tension

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been quoted as saying "hate narratives from outside the country" have fueled the communal tensions between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine. More>>

NK pledges to destroy missile test engine site

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The Trump administration has identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president's latest comments raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. More>>

Pope: Countries should take in as many refugees as they can

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Pope Francis is urging nations to take in as many refugees as they can integrate into their societies, but also to invest in places like Africa so migrants won't turn to human traffickers to reach countries that can offer a better life. More>>

South Sudan's armed opposition rejects 'imposition' of peace

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South Sudan's armed opposition rejects 'imposition' of peace deal after Kiir, Machar meet. More>>

Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV rights row

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Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights. More>>

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

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Trump got in the first jabs; now the world is punching back as trade brawl spreads. More>>

Iraq set for election recount to salvage tainted result

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Iraq's Supreme Federal Court has issued a ruling that endorses manual recount for all ballots from last month's national elections as stipulated by a law passed by parliament in response to complaints of widespread fraud. More>>

Italy interior minister refuses port to migrant rescue ship

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Italy's interior minister refuses port to migrant rescue ship with 224 on board. More>>

Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo

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The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not Kosovo. More>>

The Latest: UN 'deeply concerned' about Syrians in the south

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The United States is warning Russia and Syria's President Bashar Assad of "serious repercussions" for violations of an unraveling cease-fire in southwest Syria. More>>

Pope, in Geneva, says Christians must work together on peace

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Pope Francis has arrived in Geneva, one of the world's first cities to adopt the Protestant Reformation, for a one-day visit to highlight the importance of Christians praying and working together. More>>

Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent

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As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the president is jolting relationships with some of America's longest and strongest allies. More>>

The Latest: Pope stumbles after Mass, but aides prevent fall

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Pope Francis has been greeted joyfully by Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist and Orthodox leaders as he arrived for an ecumenical service among many different Christian faiths at the World Council of Churches. More>>

NATO head: No guarantee trans-Atlantic alliance will survive

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The secretary-general of NATO says bonds between Europe and North America have weakened, and he appealed for an international effort to shore up the trans-Atlantic military alliance. More>>

Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun a visit to Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. More>>

Libyan coast guard rescues over 520 Europe-bound migrants

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Libya's coast guard says it has rescued some 380 African migrants, including four women and two children, and recovered one body in the Mediterranean Sea. More>>

OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices

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OPEC and Russia are expected to approve raising oil production, but just how much is up in the air. More>>

German lawmaker says Turkey bars him as election observer

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A German lawmaker says the Turkish government is denying him entry to the country as an international observer in this weekend's elections. More>>

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

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Israeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister's wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust. More>>

Turkey says 35 Kurd leaders killed in airstrikes in Iraq

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again asserted that Turkish jets have dealt a heavy blow on the outlawed Kurdish rebels' leadership in Iraq. More>>

Pilot of Saudi royal family jet arrested in Maine

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A pilot on a Saudi Arabian royal family jet that landed in Maine was arrested on a warrant for theft out of Florida. More>>

Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

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President Trump's executive order aimed at halting the breakup of immigrant families sparked widespread confusion Wednesday about how the reversal will play out and concern that children will still be in detention, even if they remain with their families. More>>

Official: Polish leader's ill health not sparking infighting

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A government official is denying rumors that the illness of Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the powerful leader of Poland's ruling party, has sparked infighting at the highest government levels. More>>

Military vows to recover bodies from sunken Indonesia ferry

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Hundreds of family members are waiting in desperation at a small port on an Indonesian lake for news of missing relatives as the search for more than 190 people from a sunken ferry entered its fourth day. More>>

Japan to scrap evacuation drills for NKorean missile threat

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Japan plans to suspend the civilian evacuation drills it started last year while North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands. More>>

East Libya forces say regain control over oil ports

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Libya's self-styled national army in the east says it has regained control over two key oil port terminals after an armed group attacked them a week ago. More>>

Voting machines raise worries in Congo ahead of elections

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Voting machines raise worries in Congo ahead of long-delayed presidential elections. More>>

New Zealand leader welcomes newborn girl 'to our village'

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in the hospital preparing to give birth to her first child. More>>

The Latest: New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern gives birth

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to a girl. More>>

North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border

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On the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone, the sound of silence is a welcome sign of detente. More>>

Live animals, meat, ivory, wood seized in trafficking stings

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International police agency Interpol said a giant operation against illegal trade in wildlife and timber resulted in millions of dollars-worth of seizures and the identification of 1,400 suspects across the world. More>>

UK's May defeats Brexit rebels, but divisions still reign

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The British government has gotten its flagship Brexit legislation through Parliament, but remains locked in a tussle with lawmakers over the direction of the country's departure from the European Union. More>>

Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

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A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup. More>>

No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe

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Migration declined last year in the developed world for the first time since 2011 but the overall trend is inevitably up, according to a new report from an economic organization representing the world's wealthiest countries. More>>

People donate millions to help separated families

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In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families separated at the Mexico border. More>>

After only 2 matches, Egypt eliminated from World Cup

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Egypt arrived in Russia with Mohamed Salah and some high expectations, but was eliminated from the World Cup after only two matches. More>>

The Latest: UN awaiting formal US notice on quitting council

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The United States is emphasizing that its pullout from the United Nations' main human rights body doesn't mean it's stopping its work with the U.N.'s rights chief. More>>

EU countries prepare mini-summit as migration row festers

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Leaders from a group of EU countries, led by Germany and France, will meet Sunday to thrash out possible solutions to a divisive row over migrants. More>>

ABC News apologizes for mistaken graphic on Manafort

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ABC News apologized for a graphic that aired on Wednesday, mistakenly saying that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had pled guilty to manslaughter charges. More>>

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

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South Sudan's warring leaders set to meet face-to-face for 1st time in nearly 2 years. More>>

Nielsen's career forever linked to family border separations Video included

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Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is now the face of family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

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Burger King says it's sorry for an ad in Russia offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to women who get pregnant from World Cup players. More>>

Pope backs US bishops who called border separations immoral

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Pope Francis is backing the Catholic bishops in the United States who have condemned the practice of separating children from their parents after families are caught crossing the U.S-Mexico border illegally. More>>

Nothing stops Messi fan from rooting for star in Russia

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Nothing has stopped Argentine fan Nora Espector from following Lionel Messi wherever he plays. More>>

Eritrea sending delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks

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Eritrea sends rare delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks after years of deadly tensions. More>>

Italy, Austria signal new hard-line axis on migration

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Italy's anti-migrant interior minister says after meeting with right-wing Austrian counterparts that changing political winds in Europe have created "a historic moment" that could change the way Europe controls its exterior borders. More>>

Laws to deter asylum-seekers, aid workers passed in Hungary

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Hungarian lawmakers have tightened the country's asylum eligibility rules and threatened to incarcerate people who help asylum-seekers, votes that coincided with a United Nations' observance dedicated to refugees. More>>

Sweden starts construction on fossil fuel-free steel plant

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Sweden has started construction on a factory that will test whether it's feasible to make steel without burning fossil fuels. More>>

Yemeni forces claim progress in battle for Hodeida's airport

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Yemeni government forces backed by the United Arab Emirates say they have seized the southern runway of the international airport near the Yemeni city of Hodeida. More>>

Israel strikes Hamas after heavy 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: Reports: Europe to toughen migrant checks

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Italian President Sergio Mattarella says it is up to a united European Union to manage the arrival of refugees forced to flee their homelands. More>>

Protests in Moldova after court voids pro-Europe mayor's win

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Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Moldovan capital Wednesday after a court invalidated the election victory of a pro-European candidate to the post of mayor of Chisinau without providing a reason. More>>

EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other US goods from Friday

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The European Union will start imposing duties on a list of U.S. products as of Friday in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe. More>>

UK panel finds lives shortened by hospital's opioid use

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A British panel has found at least 450 had their lives shortened by a hospital's institutionalized regime of administering opioids without medical justification. More>>

Tip from public helped Germany foil ricin attack plot

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German security officials say a call from the public helped foil an Islamic extremist's plan to use the toxin ricin to carry out a deadly attack. More>>

Allies disappointed by 'big bang' of US walkout from UN body

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The United Nations' Human Rights Council returned to business as usual Wednesday despite the U.S. pulling out _ what one Western diplomat called a "big bang"_ a day earlier. More>>

EU adopts package to Lebanon to help it cope with refugees

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The European Union has adopted a support package to Lebanon of 165 million euros ($191 million) to help the country cope with hosting Syrian refugees. More>>

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

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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>>

India takes direct control in Kashmir after alliance ends

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India's federal government has taken direct control of Kashmir state after the ruling Hindu nationalist party ended its long-troubled alliance there with a Kashmiri political party. More>>

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy Video included

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American twin brothers killed in World War II are reunited 74 years after their deaths at a cemetery in Normandy. More>>

Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges 'concrete' plan on nukes

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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

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

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>>

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy Video included

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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