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Vote points to big win for abortion rights groups in Ireland

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Official counting is set to begin in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban. More>>

North and South Korean leaders hold surprise 2nd summit

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South Korea says it feels relieved about the revived talks for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the future of Kim's nuclear weapons program. More>>

The Latest: Irish abortion vote puts spotlight on N. Ireland

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Official counting is set to begin in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban. More>>

Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games' Video included

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President Donald Trump is welcoming North Korea's statement that it was still willing to meet despite his cancellation of the summit. More>>

Declassified US cables link Uribe to Colombia drug cartels

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Newly declassified State Department cables show that when Alvaro Uribe was making his rise to Colombia's presidency in the 1990s, U.S. officials were frequently told he had ties to the nation's then-powerful drug cartels. More>>

Trump shifts stance on Korea summit from 'off' to 'maybe'

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President Donald Trump is welcoming North Korea's statement that it was still willing to meet despite his cancellation of the summit. More>>

Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

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The Iranian government wants assurances that economic incentives that were part of a landmark deal to stop the country developing nuclear weapons will be protected, despite the U.S. withdrawal and threat of sanctions against companies who trade with Iran. More>>

Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7

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Car bombing on a busy street in eastern Libyan city of Benghazi kills at least seven people, including a girl. More>>

Trump tells grads 'you don't give up, you don't give in'

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President Donald Trump is set to address the 2018 graduates of the United States Naval Academy Friday. More>>

Putin: We're held hostage to political strife around Trump

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Putin says politically motivated sanctions cause the global economy to suffer. More>>

Trump balks at North Korea's rhetoric but it has used worse

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North Korea language was milder than its typical inflammatory, harsh rhetoric but enough for Trump to kill summit. More>>

Trump steering clear of messy House immigration fight

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President Donald Trump is steering clear of a messy House immigration fight over the border wall and young 'Dreamer' immigrants. More>>

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

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The Netherlands and Australia are holding Russia legally responsible for the downing nearly four years ago of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board. More>>

The Latest: South Korea relieved about revived US-NK talks Video included

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President Donald Trump is welcoming North Korea's statement that it was still willing to meet despite his cancellation of the summit. More>>

Canadian police seek 2 after bomb wounds 15 at restaurant

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Canadian police say an explosion set off deliberately in a restaurant has wounded at least 15 people, some of them critically. More>>

Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans

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The White House says President Donald Trump intends to sign legislation next week to help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments. More>>

The Latest: Putin says NKorea sovereignty should be ensured

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President Donald Trump says North Korea's latest statement on nuclear talks is "good news" and that "we will soon see where it will lead.". More>>

House calls for Pentagon probe of alleged torture in Yemen

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The House of Representatives has voted to require Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to determine whether U.S. military or intelligence personnel violated the law in interrogations of detainees in Yemen. More>>

Gaza officials: 86 hurt by Israeli fire in border protest

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Gaza's Health Ministry says dozens of Palestinians were hurt along the border with Israel. More>>

Monitor: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in Syria

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Syrian war-monitoring group says suspected Israeli strikes hit a Hezbollah base in central Syria. More>>

The Latest: Syrian army warns Daraa rebels of nearing attack

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Syria state-run media says Syrian aircraft have dropped leaflets on rebel-held areas in the country's south warning of an imminent government offensive, and urging fighters to disarm. More>>

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL in Afghan assault Video included

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President Donald Trump has awarded the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002. More>>

Trump: No immigration deal unless 'real wall,' good security

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President Donald Trump says he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn't include "a real wall" along the Mexican border and "very strong border security.". More>>

The Latest: Japan says it understands Trump's caution

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A Republican senator often critical of Donald Trump says the president "made the right call" in canceling a summit with North Korea's leader. More>>

Indonesia passes new terror law after attacks using children

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Indonesia passes a tougher anti-terrorism law, lengthening detention periods and involving the military in counter-terrorism policing, spurred into action by recent bombings that involved children as perpetrators. More>>

Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12

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Syria monitoring group says at least 12 pro-government, foreign fighters killed in airstrikes in country's east. More>>

Probe: Missile that downed MH17 came from Russia-based unit

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An international team of investigators say that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit. More>>

N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

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North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists. More>>

US pressure on Hezbollah may hamper Lebanese government

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Lebanon's president has formally asked caretake Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form a new Cabinet after the vast majority of legislators named him for the post. More>>

Science and commercial satellites launched from California

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying two U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites has blasted off from the central California coast. More>>

Israel defense chief plans 2,500 new West Bank settler homes

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Israeli minister says he'll seek approval next week to fast-track construction of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes. More>>

Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks Video included

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President Donald Trump is canceling the June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea. More>>

The Latest: Auto workers head cautious about tariff proposal

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The head of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry says the U.S. intention to raise auto tariffs are "another nasty blow to our economic relations" with the United States. More>>

The Latest: Syrian TV reporting military base under attack

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U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish group says it has detained a French Islamic State group fighter linked to terror attacks in Paris and Nice in 2015 and 2016. More>>

Putin meets Macron, says North Korea summit end regrettable

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French President Emmanuel Macron is now reaching out to Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

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As trade talks with Mexico and Canada stall, Trump administration explores whether tariffs are needed on auto imports. More>>

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

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The Senate is expected to give final approval to legislation giving veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system. More>>

Trial underway for refugee who challenged NSA surveillance

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The trial of a refugee from Uzbekistan charged with conspiring to support a terrorist group and making plans to join the organization is underway in Denver. More>>

Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

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China says it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade. More>>

IAEA: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but could improve

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The United Nations nuclear watchdog says Iran appears to be complying with a 2015 deal with major powers that was meant to stop it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. More>>

UN chief concerned by cancellation of US-NKorea summit Video included

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The U.N. chief says he is "deeply concerned" by the cancellation of the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

House passes $717B Pentagon policy measure

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The House has passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. More>>

Syria: US-backed group captures French IS member

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish group says it has detained a French Islamic State fighter linked to the terror attacks in Paris and Nice earlier this decade. More>>

China calls US withdrawal of drills invite 'unconstructive'

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China's Defense Ministry is criticizing Washington's withdrawal of an invitation for it to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer as "unconstructive.". More>>

Spain issues arrest warrant for rapper convicted over lyrics

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Authorities in Spain have issued an arrest warrant for a Spanish rapper sentenced to prison for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family. More>>

WWII bomb successfully defused in German city of Dresden

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German police say a World War II bomb that partially exploded while it was being defused in the eastern city of Dresden has been successfully deactivated. More>>

The Latest: UN chief concerned Kim-Trump summit was canceled Video included

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President Donald Trump is telling North Korea's Kim Jong Un that the world is losing a "great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth.". More>>

1 dead, 4 injured in Turkish explosives factory blast

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A Turkish media report says an explosion has occurred at a government-owned explosives factory in the outskirts of Ankara. More>>

North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

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A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump. More>>

China's Li says German companies welcome amid US trade spat

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China's premier says his country welcomes German companies during a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel that gives Beijing an opportunity to try to recruit an ally in its trade feud with U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

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APNewsBreak: The Defense Department has approved new restrictions for the use of mobile phones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. More>>

Merkel in China stresses dialogue on human rights, tech

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on her visit to China amid tension in Beijing and the European Union over trade issues with the United States and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. More>>

Discovery of World War II soldier's plane brings closure

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When Tom Kelly's relatives got word that his World War II B-24 bomber had finally been found, a wave of exhilaration and grief washed over them. More>>

Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts

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Syrian government-run media outlet is reporting that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have struck Syrian army positions in eastern Syria near the front lines with the Islamic State group. More>>

Egypt detains activist blogger amid new wave of arrests

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Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse has been detained, the latest in a new wave of arrests since elections earlier this year. More>>

Syrian official rejects US demand for Iranian withdrawal

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Syria has dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah from the war-torn country. More>>

Family rejoices at finding of soldier's World War II plane

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When Tom Kelly's relatives got word almost 74 years to the date that his World War II B-24 bomber had finally been found a wave of exhilaration and grief washed over them. More>>

Pompeo: Fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un Video included

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The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track. More>>

Bill expanding private care for veterans goes to Trump

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Congress has approved expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. More>>

Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs

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President Donald Trump is predicting that U.S. automakers and auto workers will be "very happy" with the outcome of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement. More>>

The Latest: North Korea blasts Pence for 'stupid' remarks

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says it is ultimately up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un whether a planned summit with President Donald Trump takes place. More>>

Scars, unexploded bombs have lingered since Philippine siege

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The southern Philippine city of Marawi is marking the anniversary of a five-month siege by Islamic State group-aligned fighters with hundreds of displaced still in emergency shelters and the lingering threat of militants and unexploded bombs. More>>

The Latest: Vegas shooting witnesses describe police heroism

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An officer who responded to the high-rise Las Vegas hotel where a gunman carried out deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history says in newly released documents his team checked the casino floor and confirmed no other active shooter. More>>

Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site

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North Korea allows South Korean journalists to cover nuke test closing, after protest over military exercises. More>>

The Latest: Texas victim's mother speaks out for gun control

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Teachers have returned to work at a Texas high school where 10 people were killed. More>>

The Latest: Senate approves bill to widen private care at VA

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The Senate has passed a sweeping bill aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to expand private care to veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. More>>

US disinvites China from multinational military exercise

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The Pentagon says it has disinvited China from a multinational military exercise to be held this summer in the Pacific. More>>

The Latest: China urges US to change 'negative mindset'

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China's foreign minister says the U.S. withdrawal of an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise is "very non-constructive.". More>>

Iran's Khamenei criticizes US over hard-line stance

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Iran's Supreme Leader criticizes the U.S. over its hard-line stance toward the country since President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with Western powers. More>>

Pence warns Coast Guard graduates of the perils facing US

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Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's graduation ceremony. More>>

Georgia Democrat challenges racial barrier in governor race

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Several of Tuesday's nomination races end well for female candidates, one winning a chance to become the first black female governor in U.S. history. More>>

Alleged IS supporter accused of urging Prince George attack

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An alleged supporter of the Islamic State group has gone on trial accused of encouraging attacks on 4-year-old Prince George. More>>

Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester anniversary

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Ariana Grande has shared a message with her fans on the anniversary of the bombing at Manchester Arena which killed 22 people. More>>

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

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Amnesty International says Rohingya insurgents massacred Hindus in Myanmar last year. More>>

Merkel heads to China to talk economy, trade, rule of law

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to China with a business delegation as both Beijing and the European Union are grappling with the United States over trade issues and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. More>>

German city partially evacuated after WWII bomb found

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German authorities have evacuated a downtown area of the eastern city of Dresden after an unexploded World War II-era bomb was found during construction work. More>>

Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies Video included

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U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump but is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies. More>>

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans Video included

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Trump offers catnip to conservative voters with a new administration push to strip funding from Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics. More>>

Correction: Primary Rdp story

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Four states cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. More>>

Trump, Moon try to keep NKorea summit on track amid doubts Video included

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Trump's summit with North Korea is drawing near amid growing anxiety among Trump and his allies over how he can score a victory on the world stage. More>>

Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel

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Palestinian foreign minister arrives at International Criminal Court to ask for Israeli settlement policy investigation. More>>

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

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A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries. More>>

The Latest: Pompeo says NK could benefit from US investment

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President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still weeks away, but a colorful commemorative coin of the two leaders is ready to go. More>>

Woman who shot Kansas abortion doctor moved to halfway house

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An anti-abortion activist who shot and wounded a Kansas abortion provider and firebombed clinics in Oregon and elsewhere has been released from prison to a halfway house to finish her sentence. More>>

Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

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A recent federal case against a Pakistani man in Maryland may send ripples through the halls of power in Washington. More>>

Senators pushing fixes for kid-on-kid sex abuse in military

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Senators introduced sweeping, bipartisan legislation aimed at fixing the failures in juvenile justice in the U.S. military and its schools, as revealed by an Associated Press investigation into child-on-child sexual assaults on base. More>>

Officials: Special ops vet to be US commander in Afghanistan

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U.S. officials say a career special operations soldier has been chosen as the next commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. More>>

Pentagon report: Nukes are central to North Korea strategy

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A Pentagon report to Congress says nuclear weapons are central to North Korea's strategic goal of ensuring the perpetual the rule of the Kim family dynasty. More>>

Russian sub test-fires 4 intercontinental missiles in salvo

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The Russian navy says one of its nuclear-powered submarines has successfully test-fired four intercontinental ballistic missiles in unison. More>>

The Latest: International court prosecutor won't be rushed

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The Latest: Palestinian FM files complaint to ICC, seeks 'immediate investigation' of alleged Israeli crimes. More>>

DHS secretary says she's unaware Russia wanted Trump to win

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says she is unaware of intelligence concluding that Russia favored President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. More>>

US hits 5 Iranians with sanctions for aiding Yemen rebels

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The Trump administration is ratcheting up pressure on Iran with new sanctions targeting five Iranians for supporting Shiite rebels in Yemen with missile expertise. More>>

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

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Foreign journalists arrive in North Korea to cover the dismantling of the country's underground nuclear test site. More>>

Syrian army, police celebrate recapturing all of Damascus

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Syrian state TV says military, police forces celebrate recapturing last neighborhoods in Damascus from rebels, IS. More>>

German court rejects call for Puigdemont to be rearrested

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A German court has rejected a request from prosecutors to take former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont back into custody pending a decision on whether he is extradited to Spain. More>>

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

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AP Investigation: A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump and a senior adviser to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for hundreds of millions in defense contracts from the United Arab Emirates. More>>

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

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Syrian state TV: Government forces to resume anti-IS offensive in southern part of Damascus after evacuating civilians. More>>

Can the 'dealmaker' president deliver on North Korea?

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Weeks from his North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. More>>

US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. More>>

Border agent questions 2 women for speaking Spanish

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent questioned two women for speaking Spanish in line at a gas station in Montana. More>>

Warring House GOP factions seek middle ground on immigration

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Leaders of warring House Republican factions are meeting in search of an immigration compromise. More>>

Trump catches Wilkie off-guard with VA secretary nomination

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President Donald Trump says he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department. More>>

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

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For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking into place for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he meticulously set up crucial nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang following a year of intense animosity. More>>

New CIA director says she'll send more spies to the field Video included

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Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA's first female director, Gina Haspel. More>>

University official resigns after Afghanistan bombing claim

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The State University of New York has placed a high-ranking official on leave after it was revealed that he may have fabricated a story about surviving a bombing in Afghanistan and other claims in a speech last fall. More>>

Officials identify barricaded man killed in explosion

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The Connecticut medical examiner's office has confirmed the identity of man who barricaded himself on his property before dying in an explosion that also injured nine police officers. More>>

The Latest: Iran says 'sham' US policy to reap 'ill rewards'

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Iran nuclear deal was "a loser" with huge repercussions throughout the Middle East. More>>

Police officer's son pleads guilty to terrorist bomb plot

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A Boston police captain's son has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group. More>>

The Latest: Russia says it downed drone near base in Syria

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Syria's military says it has retaken the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group and is declaring the capital and its surroundings "completely safe" and free of any militant presence. More>>

Watchdog says US strategy in Afghanistan shows little result

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A government watchdog is taking issue with the Pentagon's assertions that momentum in the fight against the Taliban has shifted to Afghan government forces. More>>

Ukraine convicts Frenchman for plotting Euro 2016 attacks

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A Ukrainian court has convicted a Frenchman on charges of preparing a terror attack during the 2016 European Championship and buying illegal weapons. More>>

Clashes escalate in eastern Ukraine

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Officials say clashes between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine have escalated. More>>

The Latest: Haspel jokes about rocky confirmation process

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President Donald Trump is at CIA headquarters for the swearing-in of the agency's next director. More>>

Serbia on EU course despite calls for Russia shift, PM says

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Serbia's prime minister says the Balkan country's strategic goal is to join the European Union despite calls by the defense minister for a shift in course. More>>

AP names Susannah George as intelligence reporter

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The Associated Press has announced that award-winning journalist Susannah George will join its Washington bureau as an intelligence reporter. More>>

Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power

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Burundi's electoral commission says a majority of voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034. More>>

US office overseeing fight against IS gets reprieve

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State Department office overseeing the fight against the Islamic State will stay in business at least until the end of the year. More>>

CIA's Haspel can tap undercover work in Russian operations

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Scrutiny of Gina Haspel's CIA career has been focused on her role in the agency's former harsh interrogation program, but it's her experience with Russian operations that she will tap as she takes over at a time of rising tension with Moscow. More>>

Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

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Facebook report reveals its screening system is better at detecting some forms of offensive content than others. More>>

Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world

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NYU Abu Dhabi is blocking journalists from filming a graduation address by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. More>>

US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

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The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six month more months. More>>

Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend' Video included

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The suspect in the Texas school shooting pointed at one person and declared: "I'm going to kill you." Then he fired. More>>

Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

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Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive.". More>>

Cameroon holiday hit by violence in English-speaking areas

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Cameroon's national day Sunday was marked by violence in its troubled English-speaking region, with two policemen killed, soldiers wounded and a mayor kidnapped by suspected armed separatists. More>>

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

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A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition after publicly setting himself of fire in the Gaza Strip. More>>

Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

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Melania Trump is back at the White House after an extended hospitalization for a kidney procedure. More>>

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

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The House is pressing toward a showdown vote on stricter work and job training requirements for food stamps that are combined with a renewal of farm subsidies, but the measure's chances are iffy because of an unrelated scrap over immigration. More>>

Reports: IS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria's capital

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A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours, and that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave. More>>

White House pushes ahead with Mideast peace plan

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The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza. More>>

The Latest: Trump misspells wife's name in homecoming tweet

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President Donald Trump has welcomed his wife home from the hospital in a tweet that misspells the first lady's first name. More>>

Palestinians: 2 wounded from Israeli border fire have died

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Gaza's health ministry says two Palestinians have died days after they were shot and wounded by Israeli gunfire during border protests. More>>

In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive Video included

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Officials say the Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals. More>>

Gunman blasted through door, lingered for about 30 minutes Video included

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Only weeks after supporting Parkland survivors, Texas students are victims of deadly school attack. More>>

The Latest: Wounded student attends school baseball game

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A hospital treating three of the people injured in a mass shooting at a Texas high school says one of them, a minor, is in good condition and the other two are in critical condition. More>>

Rikers Island inmates get a taste of ancient Greece

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Some inmates at New York City's biggest jail got a taste of ancient Greece this weekend. More>>

Wife of man charged in blast probe died in 'mysterious case'

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Years before a targeted explosion killed his former girlfriend, the wife of a Southern California man charged as part of the blast investigation died in what officials called a "mysterious case". More>>

Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Orthodox church in Chechnya

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Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Russian Orthodox church in Chechnya, tried to take hostages. More>>

'Animals'? Trump says he'll keep using term for gang members

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President Donald Trump is defending his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally and says he will keep using that term to refer to violent gang members. More>>

Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. More>>

Gaza border protests resume as UN calls for inquiry

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi says he has ordered the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the longest length of time since 2013. More>>

Monitor: 11 killed in blasts inside Syria weapons warehouse

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France's government is imposing new sanctions on people and companies suspected of helping Syria's chemical weapons program. More>>

The Latest: Affidavit: Gunman didn't shoot students he liked Video included

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Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a high school. More>>

At OIC, Muslim nations condemn Israel and US, call for unity

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Turkey has called on Muslim nations to stand united for Palestine and to work to stop countries joining the United States in relocating their Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. More>>

US to lay out plan to pressure Iran after nuclear deal exit

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The Trump administration says it's preparing to lay out its plan to work with Europeans and other countries to pressure Iran following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal. More>>

Teen held in Texas attack is said to have used father's guns

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The Associated Press has learned that the Texas student in custody in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School played football and danced as part of a church group. More>>

US readies Mideast peace plan, but threatens Palestinian aid

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The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza. More>>

Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent job

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President Donald Trump has announced he's nominating Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department agency. More>>

The Latest: Chemical weapons body calls on countries to join

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging Europe to help rebuild Syria to encourage the return of refugees to their homes. More>>

Kuwait urges UN to condemn Israel and protect Palestinians

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Kuwait is urging the UN Security Council to condemn Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians "in the strongest terms," especially in the Gaza Strip where more than 110 Palestinians have been killed during Hamas-led protests. More>>

The Latest: Israel says Gaza wounded transferred to Jordan

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Israeli police say the first Friday prayer services of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ended peacefully at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque. More>>

Bomb victim's ex-boyfriend held on explosives charge

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The ex-boyfriend of a Southern California spa owner killed by an exploding package has been charged with illegal possession of a destructive device but not with the killing. More>>

Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message

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In a country where there is no Twitter but lots of fake news, North Koreans are getting a very different take on what got Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump to the negotiating table. More>>

Top UN rights body votes for inquiry on Gaza clashes

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The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted to set up a commission of inquiry to look into a deadly crackdown on protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces. More>>

CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel

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Gina Haspel is the new director of the CIA after the Senate voted to confirm her. More>>

Gov't approves $10B deal to overhaul VA medical records

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The government has signed a $10 billion deal to overhaul the electronic health records of millions of veterans. More>>

The Latest: Putin: Europe must help Syria rebuild

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says that gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine may continue even after the launch of a new prospective Germany-bound pipeline under the Baltic Sea. More>>

9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

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Six civilians, including a husband and wife and a soldier, have been killed after Indian and Pakistani soldiers targeted border posts and villages along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir. More>>

S. Korea downplays N. Korea's threats to cancel talks

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South Korea believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and saying it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved. More>>

Buses with 270 migrants allowed to pass in Bosnia amid chaos

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A convoy of buses with about 270 migrants, including children, has been blocked in central Bosnia, reflecting the confusion in the war-scarred Balkan country as it struggles to cope with the influx. More>>

Ground-penetrating radar in hunt for dead in racial massacre

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Researchers seeking possible mass grave site in Louisiana from 1887 racial massacre report finding signals of disturbed earth but don't know yet what ground-penetrating radar detected. More>>

The Latest: Buses with migrants heading toward Bosnia camp

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Buses with about 270 migrants are on their way to an asylum center in southwestern Bosnia following a blockade reflecting confusion in the Balkan country struggling with the influx. More>>

Ex-boyfriend of blast victim arrested on explosives charge

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Authorities are investigating whether a California woman killed in an explosion at the day spa that she owned was targeted in the crime. More>>

French government says attack foiled, Egyptian man arrested

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France's interior minister says authorities have thwarted a possible attack using ricin or explosives and arrested two brothers. More>>

Indonesia seeks death for cleric accused of ordering attacks

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Indonesian prosecutors demand death for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman who is accused of ordering attacks including a 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers. More>>

Niger drone video shows US forces fighting for their lives

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Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape. More>>

Friend of Paris knife attacker handed charges in rampage

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The French prosecutor's office says that a close friend of the young man who carried out a deadly knife attack in Paris before being killed by police is appearing before a judge and is expected to be handed preliminary charges as an accomplice. More>>

Markle's dad too ill for wedding but mom has tea with royals

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Ending days of speculation, Meghan Markle says her father will not be able to attend her wedding to Prince Harry due to health problems. More>>

Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

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Political divisions within the Democratic Party are playing out in the vote to confirm Trump's nominee to lead the CIA. More>>

Trump defends 'animals' remark, says he'll always use it

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President Donald Trump is drawing criticism from Democrats after referring to some immigrant gang members as "animals" during a White House roundtable discussion. More>>

Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

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Gina Haspel is the new director of the CIA after the Senate voted to confirm her. More>>

N. Korea unlikely to return to talks with South over drills

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South Korea says it will communicate closely with Washington, Pyongyang to increase chances of successful talks between Trump and Kim. More>>

New Niger video shows harrowing escape of US forces

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Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape, and fighting for their lives when friendly Nigerien forces mistook them for the enemy. More>>

Trump tells NK's Kim to denuclearize or risk overthrow

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The Pentagon says there are no plans to change or reduce the scope of the ongoing military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea that triggered an angry reaction from the North and threatens the planned summit with President Donald Trump next month. More>>

House OKs expansion of private care at VA, budget crisis fix

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The House is set to give veterans more leeway to see doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system. More>>

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