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White House warns Syria's Assad against chemical attack

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The White House says it has found "potential" evidence that Syria is preparing for another chemical weapons attack. More>>

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Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger US-India ties

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President Donald Trump will welcome India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House. Modi is expected Monday afternoon for meetings with Trump. More>>

Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

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The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. More>>

Armed Services panel chairman seeks $696 billion DOD budget

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A powerful House Republican is set to press his case for $705 billion in military spending next year. More>>

'Like bombs': Bankrupt company's air bags still out there Video included

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Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. files for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overcome by lawsuits and recall costs. More>>

Top Russian and US diplomats discuss cease-fire for Syria

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The top diplomats of Russia and the United States have focused on the Syrian crisis in a phone call. More>>

The Latest: Trump says US-India relationship never better

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. relationship with India has "never been better" as he hosted a dinner for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House. More>>

UN: Colombian rebels have handed over almost all weapons

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The United Nations say that leftist rebels in Colombia have turned over almost all of their fighters' individual weapons as part of a historic peace deal reached with the government last year. More>>

Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defense

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Senate Democrats are demanding that domestic agencies receive budget increases in the upcoming round of 12 annual spending bills, not just the Pentagon. More>>

The Latest: Trump travel ban takes effect Thursday

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The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. More>>

At least 9 dead in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria

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Authorities in northeast Nigeria say at least nine people have been killed by suicide bombers after a series of attacks in the area. More>>

Justices turn away appeal in Somali torture case

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The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in the case of a Somali farmer who alleges he was tortured by a former Somali military officer now living in Virginia. More>>

Marines rekindling old Afghan relations in Helmand Province

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U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford landed in Afghanistan Monday with a mission to pull together the final elements of a military strategy that will include sending nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops into the country. More>>

US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material

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Federal regulators are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from Los Alamos National Laboratory to other federal facilities this week. More>>

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

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A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames. More>>

Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

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The Philippine military began observing an eight-hour halt in its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants in southern Marawi city to allow residents to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. More>>

Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day

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The Israeli army says several projectiles fired from Syria have landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second consecutive day. More>>

Ohio Air Force base recognized for bee conservation

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An Ohio Air Force base has been recognized for its efforts to save bee populations. More>>

Venezuelan protesters, security forces clash at air base

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Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital. More>>

Iran mocks reports its Syria missile strikes fell short

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Iran says the two-stage missiles it fired at Islamic State targets in Syria broke apart over the Iraqi desert as planned, mocking reports that some of the projectiles fell short. More>>

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

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Saudi security forces say a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends. More>>

Senators seek Pentagon investigation of torture reports

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Several U.S. senators are calling on the Defense Department to investigate reports of ties between American military interrogators and forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torture. More>>

UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar

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A top United Arab Emirates official says the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership but are willing to cut ties with it if it does not agree to their demands. More>>

APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

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Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before allowing transgender individuals to enlist in their services. More>>

Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

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A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 40 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks to 56. More>>

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

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Yemen's internationally-recognized government has created a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, days after reports U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the UAE accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. More>>

Syria releases hundreds of detainees ahead of Eid

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The Syrian government has released hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad. More>>

Israel strikes Syrian positions after fire toward it

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The Israeli military has taken the precautionary step of asking civilians to avoid gathering near the border with Syria, following wayward projectiles from fighting there that landed in its territory. More>>

The Latest: Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

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A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin bombings at a crowded market in the northwestern town of Parachinar has risen to 55, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks on Friday to 73. More>>

Russia warns Norway that hosting US Marines will hurt ties

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Russia has told Norway that the extension of a U.S. military deployment in the country will hit diplomatic ties. More>>

Swiss journalist dies of Mosul mine blast injuries

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A Swiss journalist has died of injuries suffered from a mine blast earlier this week in Iraq while covering a military operation to root out Islamic State extremists from Mosul. More>>

The Latest: Lebanon's Hezbollah condemns Mecca bombing

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Saudi government says a suicide bomber blew himself up as security forces foiled a terror plot in Mecca. More>>

AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees

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AP sources: U.S. military chiefs plan to seek a six-month delay before allowing transgender people to enlist in the services. More>>

Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

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India wins approval from the Trump administration for the purchase of nearly two dozen unarmed surveillance drones. More>>

After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

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There has been diplomatic movement in the dispute between Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries and the nation of Qatar. More>>

Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

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The French Embassy in Baghdad says a Swiss journalist has died from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group. More>>

Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture

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Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. More>>

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

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Saudi government says a suicide bomber blew himself up as security forces foiled a terror plot in Mecca. More>>

Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says Video included

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The Trump administration is set to authorize the $2 billion sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India. More>>

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

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President Donald Trump says he's taking "historic action" to transform the Department of Veterans Affairs. More>>

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

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Pakistani police: Car bomb near police chief's office in southwestern province kills at least 11, wounds 20. More>>

2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition

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Authorities say a military jet in practice for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident. More>>

US charges Guantanamo detainee with Bali, Jakarta bombings

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A U.S. war court has charged an Indonesian detainee at Guantanamo Bay in connection with the 2002 bombing in Bali that marked Indonesia's deadliest terror strike. More>>

The Latest: Envoy says Qatar feeling no economic pressure

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The Latest: Turkey has no plans to shut down military base in Qatar as demanded by Saudi, other Arab states. More>>

Report: CIA boss held secret talks with Syrian spy chief

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The New York Times reports that the CIA's director held a secret, back-channel negotiation with Syria's intelligence chief as part of an effort to free an American journalist taken hostage in the Arab country. More>>

US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

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The Trump administration has quietly rescinded an up to $5 million reward for information about a top member of the al-Qaida allied al-Shabab in Somalia. More>>

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

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Russia says it has fired cruise missiles from Mediterranean Sea on positions of Islamic State group in Syria. More>>

US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

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A U.S. military official says Washington would welcome the Syrian government or its Iranian-backed partner forces making a concerted effort to defeat the Islamic State group in its remaining strongholds in Syria. More>>

People with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic

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People with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic amid fighting: Rights group. More>>

The Latest: Doctors: Officer stabbed at airport recovering

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Doctors say the Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what federal authorities are investigating as an act of terrorism is recovering well from the life-threatening attack. More>>

Q&A: A look at US-Canada border after airport stabbing

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Authorities say a Canadian man from Tunisia crossed legally into the U.S. days before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport. More>>

Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

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The Philippine military chief says a Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege in Marawi has been killed in one of the setbacks to the uprising by locals aligned with the Islamic State group. More>>

UK authorities charge Welsh man with murder in mosque attack

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British authorities have charged 47-year-old Darren Osborne with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder in connection with the van attack on a crowd of Muslim worshippers near two north London mosques. More>>

The Latest: Merkel calls UK's residency stance 'good start'

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European Council President Donald Tusk says that he still holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed even though the negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union officially started this week. More>>

The Latest: Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

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The Latest: Pakistani official says twin bombings at crowded market in country's northwest kill 15 people. More>>

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

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What's in the list of demands that Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations are issuing to Qatar. More>>

Khmer Rouge leaders deliver closing defense at trial

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The former head of state of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime, facing judgment on charges of genocide and other crimes, has rejected the case against him, saying the allegation of genocide was concocted by neighboring Vietnam. More>>

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

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Kuwait has given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that includes shutting down Al-Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties to Iran. More>>

Taliban leader: Afghan war will end only when NATO leaves

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Afghanistan Taliban leader says planned US troop surge will not end war, vows to fight on until full NATO withdrawal. More>>

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

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What's in the list of demands that Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations are issuing to Qatar. More>>

Scientist gets time served for theft of military documents

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A scientist who pleaded guilty to taking sensitive documents from a Connecticut military contractor to his native China has been sentenced to the 2 1/2 years in prison he has already served. More>>

Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'

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Iraq says Islamic State group detonated explosives, blowing up famous mosque in Mosul with iconic leaning minaret. More>>

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

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European Union leaders are gathering to weigh measures to tackle terrorism, closer defense ties and migration, convinced that anti-EU sentiment and support for populist parties are waning. More>>

Q&A: A look at US-Canada border after airport stabbing

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Authorities say a Canadian man from Tunisia crossed legally into the U.S. days before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport. More>>

Stabbing suspect was caretaker, studied insurance sales

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Canadian man remains in custody in stabbing of Michigan airport police officer; suspect accused of shouting 'Allahu akbar' before the incident that is being investigating as act of terrorism. More>>

Armed services chairman to seek $640 billion in DOD spending

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The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says he'll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than the Trump administration proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons. More>>

Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii

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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii. More>>

US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen

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The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates. More>>

Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

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President Donald Trump is questioning why the Obama administration didn't try to stop Russia from interfering in the 2016 election if it happened on his predecessor's watch. More>>

Israel: Hezbollah uses NGO to conceal border posts

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Israel has filed a complaint with the U.N. Security Council accusing the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of setting up observation outposts along the border on land purportedly used by an environmental advocacy group. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony

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President Donald Trump says congressional testimony from the former Homeland Security Secretary backs up his claim that his campaign did not collude with Russia. More>>

Psychologist suffered 'torment' designing CIA interrogations

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A psychologist who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror says his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him "great, soulful torment.". More>>

White House: Trump to sign VA accountability bill on Friday

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The White House says President Donald Trump will keep a promise by signing a bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. More>>

US reassures Turkey over arms provided to Syrian Kurds

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President Macron says France no longer pushing for departure of Syrian President Assad, a shift in French policy. More>>

The Latest: Lavrov criticizes US in call with Tillerson

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A senior Turkish official says Russia has proposed deploying troops from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan to Syria, to monitor de-escalation zones there. More>>

Egypt says 7 militants killed in raid on desert camp

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Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed seven people in connection with recent attacks on the country's embattled Christian minority. More>>

Prosecutor: Paris attacker asked family to see him as martyr

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A French prosecutor says a man who was killed when he drove a car packed with arms and explosives into a police convoy had pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group. More>>

7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

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3 dead, several wounded in suicide car bomb blast at police station in Somalia's capital. More>>

4 detained in raids linked to Brussels rail station attack

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Belgian authorities say police have detained four people in a series of raids in Brussels linked to the failed bombing at a rail station this week. More>>

All that's cool and quirky at the Paris Air Show

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A guide to some of the cool and quirky things on show at the Paris Air Show this week. More>>

Russian Diplomat: Probable that IS leader killed in May

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A senior Russian diplomat says the head of the Islamic State group most likely has been killed in a Russian airstrike. More>>

France presents new security bill amid extremist threats

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French President Emmanuel Macron's new government is presenting a security bill beefing up police powers amid sustained threats to Europe. More>>

Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills at least 29

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Local Afghan police chief says at least 15 killed in suicide car bombing in capital of southern Helmand province. More>>

The Latest: Taliban claims deadly Helmand explosion

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The Latest: Afghan governor raises death toll in suicide car bombing in Helmand province to 29, mostly civilians. More>>

US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections Video included

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Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is set to testify at a House intelligence committee hearing as the panel presses ahead with its investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. More>>

Small explosion near NATO facility in Turkey; no injuries

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Turkish media say a small explosion at a graveyard close to the grounds of a NATO-owned military facility in western Turkey has damaged the installation's perimeter walls but caused no injuries. More>>

Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict

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The Wall Street Journal has fired its chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged about his involvement in prospective business deals, including one involving arms sales to foreign governments, with a businessman who was a key source. More>>

German Parliament backs plan to pull recon jets from Turkey

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Germany's Parliament has voted by a wide majority to move reconnaissance jets flying anti-Islamic State missions from a base in Turkey amid ongoing friction between the two countries. More>>

Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict

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The Wall Street Journal has fired its chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged about his involvement in prospective business deals, including one involving arms sales to foreign governments, with a businessman who was a key source. More>>

Saudi king names son heir as new generation encircles throne

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession. More>>

House Dems pressure WH on Kushner, Flynn security clearances

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Democrats on a House oversight committee are pressuring President Donald Trump's White House to release a wide array of documents about the security clearances granted to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law. More>>

UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

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The United Nations says fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants. More>>

Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict

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The Wall Street Journal has fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged about his involvement in prospective business deal with an international businessman who was one of his key sources. More>>

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

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Iraq's Ministry of Defense says the Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night. More>>

Ukrainian government, separatists agree on new cease-fire

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A spokeswoman for the Ukrainian government's envoy at talks with separatist rebels say they have agreed on a cease-fire in Ukraine's restive east. More>>

War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

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The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country that is already facing war and the risk of famine. More>>

Belgium tightens security after failed Brussels bombing

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Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon says security will remain high at Brussels rail facilities after a man blew up an explosive device at Central Station. More>>

Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

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Officials say the airport in Flint, Michigan, has been evacuated after a police officer was injured. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Stabbing at Flint airport investigated as terror attack, Senate GOP leaders to unveil health care bill, Tropical Storm Cindy claims boy's life. More>>

Lawmakers scold VA as they seek to fix its sudden budget gap

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is being scolded by both parties over its budget. More>>

Latest: Officials: Suspect a dual citizen of Canada, Tunisia

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A law enforcement official says the FBI is looking at terrorism as a possible motive in the stabbing of an officer at a Flint airport. More>>

The Latest: Former Homeland boss outlines Russia threat

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U.S. officials have outlined the threat Russia posed to the 2016 vote for the White House, describing efforts to hack into election systems in 21 states and to fill the internet with misinformation. More>>

UK police studying cause of death of man in mosque attack

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London's police chief says detectives are still trying to determine the cause of the death for a man who died during the attack near Finsbury Park Mosque. More>>

Kushner kicks off Mideast peace push with first solo visit

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President Donald Trump's son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, has arrived for a day-long visit aimed at restarting long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. More>>

Ex-Sept. 11 worker gets drug case pardon, fights deportation

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A former ground zero worker has filed a legal challenge to his pending deportation to Colombia after receiving a pardon from New York's Democratic governor on a 1990 drug conviction. More>>

US to issue more temporary worker visas this summer

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has decided to offer more visas for temporary, seasonal workers this year. More>>

House Budget Republicans agree to boost military funding

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Republicans on a key House panel have agreed on a budget outline that would give the military more money than President Donald Trump requested while paving the way for Congress to tackle an overhaul of the tax code this fall. More>>

Navy Seal testifies about wound during Bowe Bergdahl search

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Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are seeking to limit severity of punishments he could face by attacking the structure of the government's case. More>>

The Latest: US wants 'much greater' China pressure on NKorea

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U.S. and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs have begun talks in Washington that are expected to focus on the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea. More>>

The Latest: Senators upbeat about special counsel meeting

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Johnson: Not alerting American public that Russians hacked Democrats' emails would have been 'unforgiveable'. More>>

Macron adds new faces to Cabinet after losing 4 ministers

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The French press reports that two more French government ministers, including the minister of justice, are targeted in possible probes have resigned, following on the heels of the defense minister. More>>

Trump, new Saudi crown prince vow to ease tension with Qatar

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President Donald Trump has called Saudi Arabia's new crown prince to congratulate him on his elevation. More>>

A look at special counsel Robert Mueller's team of lawyers

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The team of attorneys investigating potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign is still growing, but its early composition reveals a breadth of experience in criminal law _ and in following the money. More>>

The Latest: Oman's sultan congratulates Saudi crown prince

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Saudi King Salman has issued an order for high-ranking royals to pledge their allegiance to his son, 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, at a ceremony in Mecca. More>>

The Latest: Officials: Brussels attacker sympathized with IS

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A federal magistrate in Belgium says that the suspect who was shot and killed by soldiers at the Brussels central station had Moroccan nationality and wasn't known to authorities for terror activities. More>>

'Worth killing over': How a plane mogul dodged US scrutiny

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American authorities are investigating a global corruption case against an Iranian-born aviation mogul decades after they probed his involvement in a Kansas bank collapse. More>>

100 dead in Central African Republic town, mayor says

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100 dead in Central African Republic town after peace deal signed Monday in Rome, mayor says. More>>

Philippine troops evict Muslim rebel raiders from village

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Muslim rebels have withdrawn after raiding a southern Philippine village as security forces moved rapidly to prevent another crisis amid a monthlong militant siege in another southern city. More>>

Rebels attack Philippine village, possibly to divert troops

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Philippine officials say Muslim rebels are engaging troops in a gunbattle in a southern village in an attack that may be an attempt to divert the military's focus away from the siege in Marawi. More>>

'Worth killing over': How a plane mogul dodged US scrutiny

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American authorities are investigating a global corruption case against an Iranian-born aviation mogul decades after they probed his involvement in a Kansas bank collapse. More>>

Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

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Belgian media are reporting that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brussels train station; main square evacuated. More>>

New report blames South Sudan military for civilian deaths

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'Bullets, guns, screaming': Amnesty International report blames South Sudan's military for civilian deaths. More>>

The Latest: Suspect in train station blast confirmed dead

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Belgian authorities say soldiers "neutralized" a person at a main Brussels train station amid media reports of explosion-like noises there. More>>

Neighbors: Alleged mosque attacker made anti-Muslim slurs

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British police have identified the suspect held in connection with the van attack outside a London mosque as Darren Osborne, of Cardiff. He is being held on suspicion of attempted murder and alleged terror offenses. More>>

The Latest: Rebels take 5 civilians from Philippine village

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A Philippine military spokesman says gunmen who raided a southern village took five civilians to use as human shields as they retreated. More>>

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

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Australia suspended airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria after US fighter jet shot down Syrian warplane. More>>

Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts

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What happened to Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died just days after North Korea released him from detention, has outsiders baffled. More>>

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: GOP seeks to hang on to House seat in key election; Belgium says it foiled terror attack; Rapper Prodigy dies at 42. More>>

Republican aligned with Trump wins South Carolina House seat

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South Carolina's special election to determine who will succeed Mick Mulvaney in Congress has garnered far less national attention than the race in Georgia's 6th District. More>>

The Latest: Cyberattacks to get worse, ex-Homeland boss says

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The White House says President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement this week on whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. More>>

Google promises YouTube crackdown on online extremism

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Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups. More>>

The Latest: Russia wants US explanation for downing jet

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The Latest: Iran says all 6 ballistic missiles Revolutionary Guard launched at IS in Syria hit their targets. More>>

Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation Video included

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President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart in what the White House is calling a "drop-in" visit. More>>

Pentagon: Afghanistan developing new plan vs. Taliban

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The Pentagon says the Afghan government is in the early stages of developing a new "road map" for breaking a battlefield stalemate with the Taliban. More>>

Poll: Courts are right in blocking Trump's travel ban

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An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll has found that most Americans think federal courts that have ruled against President Donald Trump's travel ban are acting rightly. More>>

Jordan court told of heavy fire in killing of 3 US troops

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Investigator tells military court that convoy carrying US troops came under heavy fire at the entrance of Jordanian base. More>>

Syria troops position themselves at heart of war on IS

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As the U.S.-led coalition fights to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syrian government troops and their allies have moved into key areas on the flanks of the battle. More>>

Shulkin: VA plans quicker action to stem employee drug theft

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says the department is taking immediate steps to remove employees found to have stolen opioid and other drugs from VA medical centers. More>>

Report: 3,300 dead since central Congo conflict in August

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More than 3,300 people have been killed in the volatile Kasai provinces of central Congo since August, according to a document released by the Catholic church as the U.N. called for an international investigation. More>>

Officials: Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border

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Pakistani officials say an air force fighter jet has shot down an unmanned Iranian drone in its southwestern Baluchistan province. More>>

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 15, police say

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Suicide car bomber in Somalia's capital kills 7, police say; al-Shabab claims responsibility. More>>

The Latest: Somalia says suicide blast targeted civilians

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Suicide car bomber in Somalia's capital kills 15, police say; al-Shabab claims responsibility. More>>

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

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The U.S. military says it shot down what it called an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria. More>>

Israeli PM says work begun on new West Bank settlement

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Israel's prime minister says ground broken for a new West Bank settlement, the first in about two decades, to replace one demolished this year as President Donald Trump's Mideast envoy arrives in the region. More>>

2 French government ministers step down amid investigations

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French President Emmanuel Macron's defense minister is stepping down amid an investigation into her use of European Parliament aides. More>>

GOP budget deadlock imperils Trump hopes for tax overhaul

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In GOP-controlled Congress, an impasse over budget puts in peril Trump hopes for a tax overhaul. More>>

Poll: Courts are right in blocking Trump's travel ban

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An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll has found that most Americans think federal courts that have ruled against President Donald Trump's travel ban are acting rightly. More>>

House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

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Two top House Democrats are questioning whether former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn failed to report a 2015 trip to the Middle East to security clearance investigators. More>>

A look at Syria's conflict, as mutual enemies close in on IS

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A look at Syria's conflict, as various forces converge on Islamic State group, begin to fight among themselves. More>>

Taliban kill 8 Afghan guards working at US base;

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Taliban open fire, kill 8 Afghan guards heading to work at Bagram airfield, main US military base in Afghanistan. More>>

French, Iraqi journalists killed in Mosul mine blast

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A French video journalist and an Iraqi colleague have been killed in a mine blast while covering the operation to root out Islamic State extremists from Mosul. More>>

Syria brings new urgency to easing US-Russia tensions

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The top U.S. military officer says Washington is working to re-establish "deconfliction" of U.S. and Russian air operations in Syria. More>>

House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

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Two top House Democrats are questioning whether former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn failed to report a 2015 trip to the Middle East to security clearance investigators. More>>

Kushner heading to Mideast for peace talks

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Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East this week to continue work toward a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. More>>

Muslims targeted by violence in wake of IS-claimed attacks

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Britain's Muslim community reacts with fear and anger over increasing attacks against them. More>>

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send US warnings

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Russian diplomat condemns US for shooting down Syrian Air Force fighter jet as an act of 'aggression'. More>>

Van attack on London Muslims suggests new polarization Video included

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Police in London are calling for calm after a driver plowed into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque. More>>

Car rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies

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Paris police say a security operation is under way in the Champs-Elysees shopping district and are urging people to avoid the area. More>>

The Latest: Russia threatens after US downs Syrian warplane

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The Latest: Russia suspends coordination with US over so-called 'de-confliction zones' after Americans downed Syrian jet. More>>

Central African Republic, armed groups sign deal in Rome

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Representatives of most of the armed groups in Central African Republic have signed an agreement to honor an immediate cease-fire after more than three years of sectarian conflict have left thousands dead. More>>

Macron kicks off Paris Air Show with airborne entrance

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French President Emmanuel Macron is opening the Paris Air Show from the skies. More>>

Utah Muslim leader blocked from flying returns to US home

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A Utah Muslim leader barred from returning to the U.S. last week has finally returned home after a team of lawyers intervened on his behalf. More>>

If it flies or hovers, it will be at the Paris Air Show

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Airbus and Boeing will again hog the spotlight at the Paris Air Show with their battle for ever-larger slices of the lucrative pie in the sky. More>>

Al-Qaida-linked militants staged Mali resort attack; 5 dead

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Mali's security minister says security forces have killed at least four extremists in an attack Sunday that left 2 people dead at a spot popular with foreigners. More>>

The Latest: Paris police remove body after attempted attack

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Two French police officials told The Associated Press that a suspected attacker drove into a police vehicle on the Champs-Elysees shopping district in Paris, and is now lying on the ground immobilized. More>>

Witnesses describe Jordan shooting that killed 3 US troops

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Three Jordanian gate guards at an air base have told a military court they held their fire when they heard a purported gunshot because they couldn't identify its source. More>>

The Latest: US 'strongly condemns' attack near London mosque

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London police say they're investigating whether the death of a man outside a London mosque was the direct result of a van plowing into a crowd of Muslim worshippers. More>>

The Latest: Al-Qaida-linked group says it staged Mali attack

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Mali's security minister says security forces have killed at least four extremists in an attack Sunday that left 2 people dead at a spot popular with foreigners. More>>

New book on bloody WWII battle inspired by NY veteran

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A new book on World War II in the Pacific takes inspiration from an upstate New York veteran who survived Japan's largest banzai attack of the war, near the end of the Battle of Saipan in 1945. More>>

Greek, Turkish leaders meet on tensions over Aegean flyovers

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Greek, Turkish prime ministers discuss airspace violations in Aegean, issue of Turkish servicemen who have sought asylum in Greece. More>>

Egypt islands deal with Saudi pits government against courts

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The tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt's government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country's battered opposition a nationalist cause to whip up. More>>

Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

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Iran warns Islamic State militants in Syria, says its Revolutionary Guard could launch more missile attacks against them. More>>

AP Interview: F-35 fighter show is gesture to US allies

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When the stealthy hi-tech F-35 tears through Paris skies on its first ever acrobatic displays this week, the jet will also be sending a message: NATO allies, the United States is still on your side. More>>

Trump tweets about Democrats, Georgia election

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President Donald Trump is attacking Democrats and promoting the Republican running in a congressional runoff election in Georgia. More>>

The Latest: Qatar Air CEO says blockade leaves lasting wound

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French President Emmanuel Macron is opening the Paris Air Show from the skies. More>>

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