The Latest: EU foreign policy chief: US a 'friend' of the EU

The European Union's foreign policy chief says the United States has remained a "friend" of the 28-nation bloc
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World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about
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Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup

President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyberattacks linked to the World Cup
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The Latest: Trump says Putin meeting will go 'fine'

President Donald Trump says his upcoming meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin will go "fine."
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Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader

Malaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament, including former premier Najib Razak, who faces corruption charges in the scandal that led to his coalition's electoral defeat
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Asian shares drift lower as China data, trade cast shadows

Shares lower in Asia on lackluster China growth, trade tensions
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The Latest: Trump meeting with Finnish president

President Donald Trump is meeting with the Finnish president ahead of his summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: Trump: US relationship with Russia 'NEVER' worse

President Donald Trump says the U.S. relationship with Russia "has NEVER been worse" as he prepares for a high-stakes summit Monday with Russia's Vladimir Putin
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In TV interview, Trump says queen called Brexit 'complex'

President Donald Trump has told a British TV interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him Brexit it "complex."
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The Latest: Trump claims credit for boosting NATO defense

President Donald Trump is claiming credit for bolstering NATO as he heads into a day of meetings with Russia's Vladimir Putin.
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In TV interview, Trump says queen calls Brexit 'complex'

President Donald Trump has told a British TV interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him Brexit is "complex."
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In TV interview, Trump says queen call Brexit 'complex'

President Donald Trump has told a British TV interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him Brexit it "complex."
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China's economic growth cools amid trade tensions

China's economic growth slowed to 6.7 percent in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff war with Washington
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EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

European Council President Tusk urges Trump, Putin, China to unite in avoiding trade wars, preventing conflict and chaos
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Amid investigations and tensions, Trump-Putin going 1-on-1

Amid investigations and tensions, Trump and Putin ready to go 1-on-1
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Royals release new photos to mark Prince Louis's christening

Kensington Palace has released family photos of Prince Louis in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, to mark the baby boy's christening
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Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

About two-thirds of France's World Cup-winning team has an immigrant background
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With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate the World Cup title.
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The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violating spectators' rights" and unlawfully wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final.
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The Latest: Embankment near stadium in Volgograd gives way

Some of Russia's World Cup legacy is already falling down
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No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax

This World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin's Russia, but the players did their best to keep the tournament for themselves
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With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate the World Cup title.
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Vive le France! And a lot of other nations, too

About two-thirds of France's World Cup-winning team has an immigrant background
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The Latest: Sampaoli out as Argentina coach

Jorge Sampaoli is out as Argentina coach, two weeks after his team was beaten by France in the World Cup round of 16
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Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for
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Russian bots, trolls test waters ahead of US midterms

Russian bots and trolls are deploying increasingly sophisticated and targeted tools ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November
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Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the U.S. and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: Macron makes the most of France's World Cup win

In a World Cup final stadium packed with presidents, none had more fun than Emmanuel Macron
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French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

None of the heads of state at the World Cup final has as much fun as French President Emmanuel Macron
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The Latest: Supporters cheer as Trump nears Helsinki hotel

Several dozen supporters of President Donald Trump, many waving American flags and sporting "Make America Great Again" caps, have cheered as the U.S. leader neared his hotel in Helsinki before his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: In the news _ players crash coach's conference

France's jubilant players have crashed their coach's post-match news conference, dancing and singing while spraying both champagne and water
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Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

Russian protest group and punk band Pussy Riot steals some of Vladimir Putin's spotlight by interrupting the World Cup final in Moscow
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The Latest: Spain reports 479 migrants rescued over weekend

Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says at least 479 people, including more than 100 children, were rescued over the weekend while attempting to cross a narrow stretch of the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa
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Trump arrives in Finland for closely watched Putin summit

President Donald Trump arrived in Finland on Sunday for a closely watched one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, hours after telling an interviewer that he was going into the meeting on Monday with "low expectations."
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The Latest: Croatia PM says fans rejoice despite Cup loss

Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic says the national team players are "the first in the world for me" despite their loss to France in the World Cup final
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The Latest: Spain, Portugal offer to take 50 migrants each

The Spanish government says Spain and Portugal gave agreed to take in 100 of the 450 migrants who are on two military ships in a holding pattern off Sicily
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The Latest: Trump congratulates France, praises host Russia

President Donald Trump has congratulated France on winning its second World Cup title. Trump says in a tweet that France "played extraordinary soccer."
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The Latest: Pele praises French teenager Mbappe at World Cup

The great Pele has acknowledged Kylian Mbappe's remarkable tournament that culminated with the France forward becoming just the second teenager to score in a World Cup final
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The Latest: France explodes with joy after World Cup win

From Napoleon's triumphal arch to hard-scrabble suburbs of Paris the French are exploding with joy after their national soccer team won the World Cup
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The Latest: Trump arrives in Finland for summit with Putin

President Donald Trump has arrived in Finland for his closely watched summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: 4-2 final lifts tournament tally to 169 goals

The highest-scoring World Cup final since 1966 lifted the 2018 tournament to within two goals of the record tally for a 32-team format
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The Latest: Croatian Modric loses final but wins Golden Ball

The French players have received their winners' medals and danced in the rain with the World Cup after beating Croatia in the final in Moscow
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The Latest: French sing, dance in rain to celebrate cup win

The French players have received their winners' medals and danced in the rain with the World Cup after beating Croatia in the final in Moscow
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Victim's son calls on Trump to raise UK poisoning with Putin

The son of the British woman who died after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok has called on President Donald Trump to raise his mother's death during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: Sudan leader al-Bashir attends World Cup final

A leader accused of genocide by the International Criminal Court has been entertained at the World Cup final
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May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate

British Prime Minister Theresa May says President Donald Trump advised her to "sue" the European Union in the negotiations over Britain's exit from the bloc
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Eritrean, Ethiopian leaders call new peace example to Africa

To cheers, Eritrean and Ethiopian leaders call new peace an example to Africa and beyond
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The Latest: Croatia fans disappointed but proud after defeat

Euphoria has given way to a mixture of disappointment and pride for Croatia fans after the national team lost to France in its first ever World Cup final
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The Latest: Trump: Strzok's testimony 'an absolute disgrace'

President Donald Trump says the testimony of an FBI agent who was removed from the special counsel's Russia investigation was "an absolute disgrace."
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The Latest: Trump calls media 'enemy' before Putin summit

President Donald Trump is on his way to Finland for a high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: France clinches World Cup with win over Croatia

France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot
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France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for
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The Latest: France leads Croatia 4-2 in World Cup final

France has a 4-2 lead over Croatia after 70 minutes of a World Cup final that has featured a series of firsts including an own goal and a penalty awarded after a video review
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No doubt: Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

Novak Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon championship by beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the final
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Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group and punk band Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for four people who ran onto the field and disrupted the World Cup final
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The Latest: Migrants leave Malta for Luxembourg under deal

A second group of migrants has departed Malta as part of a nine-nation deal that enabled a private rescue ship to dock in the tiny European Union island nation
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The Latest: Pussy Riot claims responsibility for disruption

Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for the four pitch invaders who disrupted the World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow
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Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders at concert for diplomatic thaw

At least 25,000 Ethiopians are at a stadium concert where new, reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's President Isaias Afweki are expected to celebrate the new friendship between their neighboring countries
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The Latest: 4 pitch invaders disrupt World Cup final

Four people dressed in suits have invaded the pitch during the second half of the World Cup final. The four approached players and one appeared to share a high five with a France player in a disruption that lasted about a minute.
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Putin wants to 'get over' problems with France

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he told France's leader it's about time for Russia and France to "get over" the difficulties straining their relations
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The Latest: France leads 2-1 after 1st half of milestones

Records are falling like the rain coming down on the field after a wild first half of the World Cup final in Moscow. France has a 2-1 lead over Croatia courtesy of the first own-goal and the first video-reviewed penalty in a World Cup final
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The Latest: France leads 2-1 at halftime in World Cup final

France leads Croatia 2-1 at halftime as it works toward its first World Cup title in 20 years. Croatia is playing the World Cup final for the first time.
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AP Interview: Croatian leader says Trump, Putin key to peace

Croatia's president hopes U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin show "responsibility" at their first summit and remember they are the guarantors of stability for the whole world
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The Latest: Griezmann gives France 2-1 lead on VAR penalty

Antoine Griezmann has given France a 2-1 lead over Croatia with a penalty after the first call made using a video review in a World Cup final
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Haiti to name new prime minister 'as soon as possible'

Haiti's president says he will appoint a new prime minister as soon as possible following the resignation of the country's second highest official
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Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon by beating Anderson in 3 sets

Novak Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon championship by beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the final
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The Latest: Perisic equalizes for Croatia in World Cup final

Croatia has leveled the World Cup final at 1-1 against France after a powerful strike from Ivan Perisic in the 28th minute
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The Latest: France takes 1-0 lead on Croatia own goal

France has scored with the first real chance of the World Cup final as Mario Mandzukic headed a free kick into his own net. Antoine Griezmann swung the free kick into a mass of players and Mandzukic diverted the ball into the net in the 18th minute
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The Latest: Trump departs for Finland for summit with Putin

President Donald Trump is on his way to Finland for a high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: Trump calls EU a 'foe' ahead of Putin summit

President Donald Trump is describing the European Union as a "foe" in an interview taped in Scotland
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Greenland village watches looming iceberg, weather forecast

Low-lying areas of a village in northwestern Greenland remain evacuated as villagers and local authorities monitor a vast iceberg for signs it could move closer or break apart, threatening the remote settlement
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Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

The World Cup has bathed Russians and their country in a rosy light, but after the monthlong party ends and foreigners leave, President Vladimir Putin will be left with a pension crisis and unusually low ratings.
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The Latest: Paul says no point confronting Putin on meddling

A U.S. senator says it's inevitable that Russia is going to interfere in American elections and that it's pointless to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin about it
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The Latest: Czech PM rejects Italy request to take migrants

Prime Minister Andrej Babis says the Czech Republic is unwilling to take any of the 450 asylum-seekers who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea that's been at the center of a squabble between Italy and Malta
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Protests in southern Iraq to demand better services, jobs

Activist: Thousands protest in Iraq's southern oil-rich Basa against dilapidated public services, lack of jobs
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Paraglider charged in Trump resort flight; Finns demonstrate

Scottish police say they have arrested a man in connection with a Greenpeace protest that breached a no-fly security zone and flew a banner close to the golf resort where President Donald Trump was staying
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The Latest: Bolton: Hacking indictment helps Trump at summit

National security adviser John Bolton says President Donald Trump has a stronger hand going into the Russia summit because of U.S. charges against 12 Russian military officials related to the hacking of Democrats in the election
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The Latest: Democrat fears Putin will outwit Trump at summit

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says he's worried about President Donald Trump meeting one on one with Russia's Vladimir Putin during their summit in Finland
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Turkey marks 2nd anniversary of thwarting violent coup

Turkey is commemorating the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Turkish president and the government.
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The Latest: German official: 1951 refugee treaty applies now

Germany's foreign minister says the world's failure to agree on taking in Jews fleeing Nazi persecution in 1938 resulted in a refugee treaty after World War II that countries are still bound by today
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The Latest: Envoy hopes Trump, Putin have in-depth dialogue

President Donald Trump's ambassador to Moscow says he hopes Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin have "a detailed conversation about where we might be able to find some overlapping and shared interests."
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Food sent to migrants off Sicily as Italy awaits EU offers

Food was being sent to ships with more than 400 migrants aboard off Sicily as Italy waited for more nations to take the asylum-seekers
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Helsinki protest focuses on rights before Trump-Putin summit

Finnish police say 1,500 people have joined the "Helsinki Calling" protest ahead of Monday's Trump-Putin summit
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Syrian government targets rebels near Israel-occupied Golan

Activists: Syrian government missiles hit rebel-held area near frontier with Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
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The Latest: Bavarian police to patrol Germany's border

Germany's interior ministry says an agreement has been reached for both the federal and Bavarian state police to patrol the border, checking for migrants entering the country
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Man arrested over paraglider protest at Trump resort

Scottish police say they have arrested a man in connection with a Greenpeace protest that breached a no-fly security zone and flew a banner close to the golf resort where President Donald Trump was staying
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In solidarity, Germany to take in 50 migrants rescued in Med

Germany says it will take 50 of the 450 migrants rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea that's been at the center of a squabble between Italy and Malta
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Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin

President Donald Trump says that "nothing bad ... maybe some good" will come out of his Monday meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin
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UN: Afghan civilian casualties up by 1 percent this year

UN says number of civilians killed in Afghanistan in first half of 2018 has increased by 1 percent
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UK's Theresa May: Trump told me to 'sue the EU' over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that President Donald Trump advised her to "sue" the European Union in the negotiations over Britain's exit from the bloc
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What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

What Trump and Putin hope to achieve when they sit down in Helsinki for their first summit
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Pakistanis mourning victims of carnage ahead of elections

Pakistanis mourn for victims of horrific weekend attacks that killed 132, including a provincial election candidate
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Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women
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S. Korea probes army plan for troops to control protesters

Military mobilization plan triggers political firestorm in South Korea but experts say no chance of another coup
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Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

Israeli military lifts restrictions along Gaza border, indicating it's accepted Egypt-mediated cease-fire
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Did S. Korea army plot coup to keep ousted leader in power?

Military mobilization plan triggers political firestorm in South Korea but experts say no chance of another coup
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Italy: France, Malta offer to take quarter of 450 migrants

Italy declares victory after France and Malta step up to take in some of 450 migrants rescued by Italy
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Haiti's prime minister resigns amid fuel price hike fallout

Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant has resigned amid criticism for his failed attempt to increase fuel prices Lafontant told Haiti's Chamber of Deputies on Saturday that he sent President Jovenel Moise his resignation letter
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Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

Finnish brewery pays humorous tribute to U.S. Russian summit in Helsinki with a limited-edition beer, urges Trump, Putin to settle things "like adults".
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Trump back in Scotland to prepare for Putin talks

President Donald Trump has a special affinity for Scotland, but Scotland hasn't always welcomed him.
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Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

Angelique Kerber won her first Wimbledon championship by stopping Serena Williams' bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title
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Trump tweets, hits links before high-stakes Putin meeting

President Donald Trump played golf and tweeted Saturday from one of his namesake resorts in the run-up to his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
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Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

The Israeli military launches widest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel
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Italy transfers migrants to ships but refuses them entry

Italy has transferred 451 migrants from a big fishing boat onto two border patrol vessels in the Mediterranean, but says they should be sent to Malta or Libya _ not Italy
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Israel exchange intense fire Hamas militants in Gaza and

The Israeli military launches widest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel
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Lenin statue at final sandwiched by ads for Budweiser, Visa

Lenin statue outside the stadium where France and Croatia will play the World Cup final is sandwiched by ads for Budweiser and Visa, a sign of how far Russia has come from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution
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Kerber beats Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win 1st Wimbledon title

Angelique Kerber won her first Wimbledon championship by stopping Serena Williams' bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title
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Security forces deploy in Iraq's Najaf after day of protests

Iraqi security forces have deployed on the streets of the Shiite holy city of Najaf after a day of angry protests against poor public services and high unemployment
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Over 400 items found in UK nerve agent poison probe

British police say search teams have found over 400 items as part of the investigation into the poisoning of two Britons by the nerve agent Novichok _ but searches will likely take many more weeks as officers seek further evidence
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He's back: Djokovic tops Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final

Djokovic reaches 5th Wimbledon final, tops Nadal in 5 sets in match suspended overnight
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Djokovic tops Nadal in 5 sets to reach 5th Wimbledon final

Djokovic reaches 5th Wimbledon final, tops Nadal in 5 sets in match suspended overnight
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Trump, Putin to meet at 19th-century presidential palace

Officials in Finland say the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be held at one of the Finnish president's official residences in Helsinki
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Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

Archaeologists say they have discovered a mummification workshop dating back some 2,500 years at an ancient necropolis near Egypt's famed pyramids
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The Latest: "Baby Donald" blimp flies over Edinburgh march

The last of the thousands of anti-Trump protesters in Edinburgh have arrived at The Meadows, a park in the Scottish capital
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Trump tweets, hits links during stay at Scottish golf resort

President Donald Trump is tweeting about golf, blaming his predecessor for election hacking and hate-watching CNN, two days before Monday's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: Trump hits the links at his Scottish golf resort

President Donald Trump is hitting the links at the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, where he is spending the weekend.
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Trump's mind on unrelated issues before he meets Putin

President Donald Trump is tweeting about golf, blaming his predecessor for election hacking and hate-watching CNN, two days before Monday's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: Protest picnic staged near Trump Scotland resort

A dozen demonstrators have staged a protest picnic on the beach in front of the Trump Turnberry golf resort where President Donald Trump is spending the weekend with the first lady
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Israel launches widest Gaza daytime assault since 2014 war

The Israeli military launches widest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel
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Trump's mind on unrelated issues before Putin summit

President Donald Trump is tweeting about golf, blaming his predecessor for election hacking and hate-watching CNN, two days before Monday's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: Dozens protest outside Trump golf resorts in UK

Dozens of protesters have rallied outside President Donald Trump's golf resorts in Scotland to protest his visit
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10,000 protest Trump in Edinburgh; UK police seek paraglider

Some 10,000 people marched Saturday through the Scottish capital of Edinburgh to protest U.S. President Donald Trump, while police tried to find a paraglider who breached a no-fly zone and flew a protest banner over the golf resort where Trump is staying
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Italy transfers migrants off ship, but refuses them entry

Italy has transferred 451 migrants from a big fishing boat onto two border patrol vessels in the Mediterranean, but says they should be sent to Malta or Libya _ not Italy
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6 dead after attackers target Somalia's presidential palace

6 dead after attackers target Somalia's presidential palace with 2 large blasts, gunfire
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German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots

German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots
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Sharif in custody after return to Pakistan to face prison

Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in custody, a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed more than 130 people, including a candidate
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Sharif in custody after return to Pakistan to face charges

Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in custody, a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed more than 130 people, including a candidate
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The Latest: Thousands in anti-Trump march in Scottish city

Thousands of people are marching through the streets of Edinburgh to protest against President Donald Trump, who is staying in Scotland over the weekend
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Deadly Algerian migrant expulsions resume in desert, UN says

U.N. migration official says Algeria's government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert to die
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Trump in Scotland for Putin meeting prep and a little golf

President Donald Trump is spending the weekend at one of his golf resorts in Scotland before his summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday
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UN official: Algerian migrant expulsions resume in desert

A U.N. migration official says Algeria's government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert to die
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Eritrea's leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues

Eritrea's president arrives in Ethiopia for 1st visit in 22 years in dramatic diplomatic thaw
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UK police search for paraglider who flew over Trump resort

Scottish police say they are trying to trace a paraglider who flew a Greenpeace protest banner over the golf resort that President Donald Trump is staying at.
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Explosive devices thrown at ex-Sinn Fein leader's home

Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein says that the homes of former leader Gerry Adams and another prominent party member have been attacked with explosive devices
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French police motorcycles crash during Bastille Day parade

Two police motorcycles have crashed during a demonstration in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other guests at a grandiose Paris parade celebrating Bastille Day
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Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home next week

The 12 boys and their soccer coach are recovering well and in a brief new video list their food wish lists while the health minister says they're expected to be discharged next week
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French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

France's military is getting a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron as it prepares to march through Paris for Bastille Day celebrations
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In new video, boys crave food, wait to go home next week

The 12 boys and their soccer coach are recovering well and in a brief new video list their food wish lists while the health minister says they're expected to be discharged next week
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Sharif in custody as 132 die in Pakistan election violence

Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in custody, a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed more than 130 people, including a candidate
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Violence flares as Israel strikes Gaza, Hamas fires rockets

The Israeli military says it has struck several militant sites in Gaza in response to renewed violence along the border
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Trump back in Scotland ahead of Putin talks

President Trump is back in Scotland, where he's spending the weekend preparing for his Putin summit and likely playing golf
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Mueller probe IDs long-hidden hackers

The special counsel's probe of the 2016 election is now directly linked to the Russian government,
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Long-hidden hackers unmasked by US special counsel

One of the Russian military intelligence officers indicted Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller was Lt. Aleksey Lukashev, an email phishing specialist who went by the alias Den Katenberg
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Ex-rebels leaders appear before Colombia's peace tribunal

Leaders with Colombia's once largest guerrilla army have made their first appearance at a new peace tribunal to respond to allegations of war crimes during five decades of bloody conflict
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Waters rose, turning hour-long cave trip into 18-day ordeal

Boys rescued from flooded cave didn't know rain was beginning to fall while they were underground and had to scramble for higher ground; a father says the 13 rescued will enter monkhood to honor Thai diver who died
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UK police say bottle was source of pair's Novichok poisoning

British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people with a military grade nerve agent say a small bottle found in the home of one of the victims tested positive for Novichok, a lethal substance produced in the Soviet Union during the Cold War
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Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended

Marathon men: Anderson wins big-serving Wimbledon epic, beating Isner 26-24 in 5th set to reach final; Djokovic-Nadal semifinal suspended
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Long hidden hackers unmasked by US special counsel

One of the Russian military intelligence officers indicted Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller was Lt. Aleksey Lukashev, an email phishing specialist who went by the alias Den Katenberg
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Protests, diplomatic backflips mark Trump's visit to England

Protests, diplomatic backflips mark Trump's visit to England
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Italy won't allow boat with 450 migrants; says "go to Malta"

Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating alleged threats by migrants against a tug's crew who rescued them in sea off Libya
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132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

Officials say 132 people die in election violence, including a provincial candidate, ahead of the return to Pakistan of disgraced ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Finland: Trump-Putin summit to be at presidential palace

Officials in Finland say the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be held at one of the Finnish president's official residences in Helsinki
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Anderson tops Isner 26-24 in 5th in epic Wimbledon semifinal

Marathon men: Anderson wins big-serving Wimbledon epic, beating Isner 26-24 in 5th to reach final
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The Latest: Italy, Malta at odds over boat with 450 migrants

Malta says a fishing boat with some 450 migrants on board was in Italian waters when it learned about the vessel so it's not up to Maltese authorities to carry out a rescue
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The Latest: Death toll leaps to 128 in Pakistan bombing

A Pakistani government official says the death toll from a suicide bombing at an election rally in the country's southwest has risen to 128
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Pompeo visits Mexico, is urged to reunite migrant families

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border
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The Latest: Trump in Scotland for weekend at golf course

President Donald Trump has arrived in Scotland, where he will spend the weekend at one of his private golf courses
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Kremlin denied US election meddling just before indictments

Kremlin reaffirms denial of U.S. election meddling before U.S.-Russian summit, Justice Department indictments
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The Latest: Trump, Putin to meet at palace in Helsinki

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet hold their summit Monday at the presidential palace in Helsinki
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Anderson edges Isner 26-24 in 5th for 1st Wimbledon final

Kevin Anderson won the longest Centre Court match in history and earned a chance to try to collect his first Grand Slam championship, edging John Isner 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 at Wimbledon in a 6-hour, 36-minute marathon
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Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extradition

A Greek court has agreed to extradite a Russian cybercrime suspect to France, a decision the Russian government protested and which could further sour relations between the two countries after Greece expelled two Russian diplomats
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Kremlin says Iranian presence in Syria high on summit agenda

Kremlin reaffirms denial of U.S. election meddling before U.S.-Russian summit, Justice Department indictments
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After Trump's tumult, time for tea with the queen

After Trump's tumult, time for tea with the queen.
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Demonstrators mock Donald Trump; protest his visit to the UK

A giant balloon depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as a screaming orange baby has flown over London as tens of thousands marched through the streets to protest the American leader's visit to the U.K.
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The Latest: Hundreds in anti-Trump protest in Scottish city

Hundreds of people have protested in Scotland's largest city to protest against President Donald Trump's visit to the UK
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The Latest: Trump's tea with queen runs 17 minutes long

President Donald Trump has departed Windsor Castle after tea with Queen Elizabeth II
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Trump pays tribute to Churchill amid strains on US-UK ties

Trump pays tribute to legacy of Winston Churchill amid questions about whether he's putting new strains on the "special relationship" forged between the U.S. and the U.K. more than 70 years ago
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The Latest: Germany opposes unilateral change to Med mission

Germany says a change to the European Union military mission in the Mediterranean should only happen after talks at the European level
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The Latest: Trump, queen getting acquainted over tea

President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II are getting acquainted over tea at Windsor Castle
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The Latest: Italy demands Malta rescue 450 migrants at sea

Italy is insisting Malta must rescue 450 migrants at sea and give them save harbor
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The Latest: Pakistan's anti-graft authorities arrest Sharif

Pakistan's state-run media says the country's anti-graft body has arrested former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz upon their arrival at the eastern city of Lahore
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Trump pulls diplomatic backflip, praising May after barbs

Trump pulls diplomatic backflip, praising Trump and 'highest level of special' relationship with U.K.
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UK politicians reel as Trump unleashes criticism then charm

Britain has had a sharp lesson in dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump's appetite for disruption
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Pompeo in Mexico to meet country's president-elect

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a Cabinet-level delegation arrived in Mexico on Friday to meet both with the sitting president and the president-elect
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The Latest: IS claims election rally bombing in Pakistan

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack at an election rally in southwest Pakistan that killed 70 people, including a politician running for a seat in a provincial legislature in the July 25 parliamentary elections
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The Latest: Thousands in central London anti-Trump protest

Tens of thousands of protesters are swarming the streets of central London to protest Donald Trump's first visit to Britain as U.S. president
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The Latest: Ex-PM Sharif, daughter arrive in Pakistan

Airport authorities say a plane carrying disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz has landed at Allama Iqbal International Airport in the eastern city of Lahore
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The Latest: Trump arrives to meet queen at Windsor Castle

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have arrived at Windsor Castle for a social visit with Queen Elizabeth II
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74 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif's return

Officials say 74 people die in election violence, including a provincial candidate, ahead of the return to Pakistan of disgraced ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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The Latest: Bomb kills candidate as Pakistan elections loom

Pakistani officials say a politician running for a seat in a provincial legislature in the July 25 parliamentary elections has been killed along with 69 others in a suicide bombing at his rally southwest of the country
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Melania Trump dutifully tries her hand at lawn bowls

Melania Trump put on her game face and dutifully tried her hand at lawn bowls during a solo outing Friday to a historic London veterans' retirement home on her first visit to Britain as America's first lady
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Nobel widow's release is short-lived human rights triumph

Liu Xia's release from custody brought some comfort to China's human rights activists though her brother's status ensures her silence on the anniversary of her husband's death
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Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup
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The Latest: Official says bomb near political rally kills 70

Pakistani officials a suicide bomber was involved in Friday's deadly attack that killed 70 people at an election rally of a politician running for a seat in a provincial legislature in the southwest
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Trump stands by 'culture' criticism of European immigration

President Donald Trump is unabashedly repeating his criticism of European immigration policies, saying migrants are "changing the culture."
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The Latest: May gives Trumps heritage chart and perfume

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given President Donald Trump an illustrated ancestral chart detailing his Scottish heritage and Melania Trump a bottle of custom-made perfume called The First Lady.
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69 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif's return

Officials say 69 people died in election violence ahead of the return to Pakistan of disgraced ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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The Latest: Trump suggests NKorea disarmament a ways off

President Donald Trump is suggesting that getting North Korea to disarm will take longer than anyone would like
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The Latest: Helsinki preparing for summit demonstrations

Police in Helsinki say they have registered over a dozen demonstrations in connection with the summit by U.S President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday
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The Latest: Trump says probe has hurt US-Russia relations

U.S. President Donald Trump is asserting that the United States' relationship with Russia has been "hurt very badly" because of the special counsel's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election
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8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation; loss is called 'a complete disaster'
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The Latest: Stormy Daniels' lawyer joins anti-Trump protest

The lawyer who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels has joined thousands of protesters at a central London protest march against U.S. President Donald Trump
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The Latest: Trump says PM May an 'terrific woman'

U.S. President Donald Trump says Theresa May is an "incredible woman" who is "doing a fantastic job" as the British prime minister
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The Latest: Trump, May differ on effects of immigration

U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May are expressing differing views on the benefits of immigration to Europe
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Greek court rules to extradite cybercrime suspect to France

A Greek court has agreed to extradite to France a Russian cybercrime suspect who also is wanted on criminal charges in the United States and Russia
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Demonstrators march against Trump, mock with giant balloon

A giant balloon depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as a screaming orange baby has flown over London as tens of thousands marched through the streets to protest the American leader's visit to the U.K.
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The Latest: Trump says he'll raise 2016 election with Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump says not to expect a "Perry Mason" moment when he and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet early next week
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8 endangered rhinos die in Kenya relocation bid: Official

8 endangered rhinos die in Kenya relocation bid; loss is called 'a complete disaster'
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The Latest: Trump says Sun left out "tremendous things"

U.S. President Donald Trump is asserting that he didn't criticize British Prime Minister Theresa May during an interview this week with The Sun newspaper in which he questioned May's handling of Brexit
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The Latest: Trump says US supports Britain in Brexit talks

U.S. President Donald Trump says the U.S. supports the British people's decision to "realize full self-government" as it negotiates an exit from the European Union
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The Latest: British PM politely disagrees with Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May has disagreed _politely_ with U.S. President Donald Trump's warning that her Brexit plans could scuttle a U.S.-U.K. free trade deal after the U.K. leaves the European Union
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Iran has no intention to leave Syria, top official says

Senior envoy to Iranian leader says Tehran has no intention of leaving Syria despite U.S. and Israeli pressure.
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The Latest: Anti-Trump protesters march in London

Tens of thousands of people are marching in central London in the first wave of a whirlwind of protests against the visit of U.S. president Donald Trump, accusing him of torture, misogyny and racism
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Erdogan renews promise for strong Turkish economy by 2023

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has opened his Cabinet's first meeting since taking office in a new term with sweeping powers, renewing a promise to make Turkey one of the world's top economies
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The Latest: Official says bomb near political rally kills 10

Pakistani official says a bomb that exploded near the election rally of a politician running for a seat in a provincial legislature has killed at least 10 people and wounded 25 others
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7 endangered rhinos die in Kenya relocation bid: Official

7 endangered rhinos die in Kenya relocation bid, official says; loss is 'a complete disaster'
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The Latest: Turkish coast guard rescues 34 stranded migrants

Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish coast guard helicopters have rescued 34 migrants who were stranded on a small island in the Aegean Sea
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Trump: Relations with May 'strong' after bombshell interview

President Donald Trump declared that his relationship with Prime Minister Theresa May was better than ever in yet another bout of diplomatic whiplash after he blasted her in a newspaper interview.
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The Latest: Germany criticizes Trump's provocative words

Germany's current and former foreign ministers are criticizing comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump about their country and European allies
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Global shares higher as focus turns to US bank earnings

Global shares rose Friday as investors focused on a run of earnings statements from U.S. banks.
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Melania Trump meets children and vets, bowls in London

U.S. first lady Melania Trump mingled with British veterans and schoolchildren _ and had a go at a game of lawn bowls _ as she made a solo outing to a historic London retirement home for formers soldiers Friday
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Boys meant to stay 1 hour in cave, but outside, rains began

The boys mending from their long ordeal trapped in a cave and the rescuers who brought them to safety are starting to share stories of the dangers and their survival
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The Latest: Bomb explodes near 2nd Pakistan election rally

Pakistani official says bomb explodes near election rally of politician running for seat in a southwest provincial legislature, wounding him and 30 others
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Iceberg 4 miles wide breaks off from Greenland glacier

Scientists have watched an iceberg four miles wide break off from a glacier in eastern Greenland
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The Latest: Khan says Trump should explain attacks on him

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has told Sky News that it is up to President Donald Trump to explain why he keeps singling out the mayor for criticism
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Rescued migrants questioned in Sicily about alleged threats

Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating alleged threats by migrants against a tug's crew who rescued them in sea off Libya
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The Latest: Khan says Trump should attacks on him

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has told Sky News that it is up to President Donald Trump to explain why he keeps singling out the mayor for criticism
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Indonesia's Aceh carries out public canings despite pledge

Conservative Indonesian province publicly canes gay couple, others found guilty of violating Shariah law, despite pledging not to carry out the punishment in public
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UK pound falls, UK politicians reel after Trump broadside

The British pound has fallen and U.K. politicians are reeling from the tornado-blast of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has humiliated Prime Minister Theresa May, crushed hopes of a quick U.S.-U.K. trade deal and boosted May's opponents over Brexit
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The Latest: Trump says relationship with May is 'strong'

President Donald Trump says his relationship with British Prime Minister Theresa May is "very, very strong" even after a published interview in which he questioned her handling of Brexit
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Iceberg 4 miles long breaks off from Greenland glacier

Scientists have watched an iceberg four miles long break off from a glacier in eastern Greenland
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Explosive Trump interview adds to chaos on 1st British visit

President Donald Trump is dishing up a fresh dose of chaos in England after he left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels
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The Latest: Trump views joint military exercise with May

President Donald Trump has viewed a joint military exercise along with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
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The Latest: Baby Donald blimp flies over London amid protest

Hundreds of people in London have crowded under a balloon depicting Donald Trump as a screaming baby as protests across the U.K. accompanying the U.S. president's arrival got underway
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The Latest: Melania Trump visits with London retirement home

U.S. first lady Melania Trump is visiting the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a historic London retirement home for hundreds of former British soldiers
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Global shares mostly higher as jitters over trade ease

Global shares are mostly higher, rebounding from jitters over the U.S.-China trade disputes for a second straight day
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UK pound falls, politicians reel after Trump broadside

The British pound has fallen and U.K. politicians are reeling from the tornado-blast of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has humiliated Prime Minister Theresa May, crushed hopes of a quick U.S.-U.K. trade deal and boosted May's opponents over Brexit
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Algeria stops forcing migrants into Sahara after outrage

Algeria's deadly expulsions of migrants into the Sahara Desert have nearly ground to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two of its top security officials
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The Latest: French official: Europe will stand up to Trump

France's foreign minister says Europe will stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to "destabilize" the EU and derail international cooperation
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Widow of Chinese Nobel laureate unlikely to attend memorial

Memorials are planned in Hong Kong and Germany to commemorate the first anniversary of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo's death in custody
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The Latest: Pakistan pol condemns bombing near rival's rally

Former Pakistani lawmaker Imran Khan, who hopes to become the next prime minister, has condemned a bombing near the election rally of a rival candidate, where four of the candidate's supporters were killed
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The Latest: Trump courting controversy during European trip

President Donald Trump is continuing to court controversy during his trip to Europe
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Demonstrators plan to mock trump with giant balloon

Demonstrators plan to mock U.S. President Donald Trump with a giant balloon depicting him as a screaming orange baby Friday as tens of thousands march through the streets of London to protest the American leader's visit to the U.K.
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Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has urged U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try harder to achieve a breakthrough in their nuclear negotiations
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Eritrea leader visits Ethiopia on Saturday in historic thaw

Eritrea's leader to visit Ethiopia on Saturday, latest step in surprise diplomatic thaw
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Asian shares mostly higher; Japan's Nikkei up on weaker yen

Asian shares mostly higher, led by advance in Japan as yen dips against dollar
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The Latest: Bomb explodes near Pakistan pol's election rally

Pakistani police say a bomb has exploded near an election rally for a senior politician from an Islamist party running for parliament from the northwestern town of Bannu
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Pakistan readies for disgraced ex-PM Sharif's return from UK

Officials say disgraced ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be whisked away by helicopter to the federal capital of Islamabad when he returns to Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore from London to face a 10-year jail sentence on corruption charges
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China's trade grows in June amid tensions with Washington

China's trade grows by double digits in June amid tensions with Washington
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Trump brings his chaotic road show to Britain

President Donald Trump is dishing up a fresh dose of chaos in England after he left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels
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Trump brings his chaotic road show to England

President Donald Trump is dishing up a fresh dose of chaos after he left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels
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China's June trade with North Korea falls by more than half

China imports from North Korea plunge by 93 percent in June under U.N. sanctions imposed to stop Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs
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Asian shares mostly higher; Japan's Nikkei up on weak yen

Asian shares mostly higher, led by advance in Japan as yen dips against dollar
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The Latest: White House says Trump 'likes and respects' May

The White House press secretary is offering reassurance that President Donald Trump "likes and respects" British Prime Minister Theresa May "very much."
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Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners

President Donald Trump is dishing up a fresh dose of chaos after he left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels
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Trump says May's Brexit plan would kill UK-US trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump says Theresa May's plan s for Brexit have wrecked the country's exit from the European and likely killed chances of a free-trade deal with the United States
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The Latest: Trump looking forward to tea with queen

President Donald Trump says he doesn't feel welcome in London, and he blames that on his nemesis, Mayor Sadiq Khan
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The Latest: Trump feels 'unwelcome' in London, cites blimp

President Donald Trump says he doesn't feel welcome in London, and he blames that on his nemesis, Mayor Sadiq Khan
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The Latest: Trump says Johnson would be 'excellent' PM

U.S. President Donald Trump says he thinks former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson would make an "excellent" prime minister
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The Latest: Trump says Boris Johnson could be 'excellent' PM

President Donald Trump says he thinks Britain's ex-foreign Secretary Boris Johnson would make an "excellent" prime minister
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The Latest: Trump says May's plan wrecks Brexit, US deals

President Donald Trump has accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of ruining what her country stands to gain from Brexit and says her "soft" blueprint would probably "kill" any future trade deals with the United States
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After NATO chaos, Trump met by protest, pomp in Britain

After contentious NATO summit, Trump encounters pomp and protests in Britain
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The Latest: Ukraine's leader backs Trump on German gas deal

The president of Ukraine says he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump that a natural gas pipeline venture between Germany and Russia carries dangers
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Greece: Russians expelled over cash-for-protests allegation

Greece is expelling two Russian diplomats accused of supplying funds to protest groups opposing a deal that would enable Macedonia to join NATO
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The Latest: Trumps arrive for gala at UK's Blenheim Palace

The Trumps, UK's May, attend gala at Blenheim Palace, Churchill's birthplace
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Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

Ukraine's parliament has adopted a measure to expand the powers of the country's new anticorruption court, meeting an International Monetary Fund condition for restoring aid
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Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark

Italy's hard-line interior minister refused Thursday to let 67 migrants disembark from an Italian coast guard ship until an investigation determines whether any of them violently threatened their rescuers to prevent being returned to Libya
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The Latest: Trumps, May, attend gala at UK's Blenheim Palace

The Trumps, UK's May, attend gala at Blenheim Palace, Churchill's birthplace
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NATO insists it's united as Trump lashes allies over budgets

NATO leaders pledge to stand united against foes like Russia despite a tumultuous summit that saw U.S. President Donald Trump rip into his allies for failing to boost defense spending, casting a dark cloud over the world's biggest security alliance
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Trump's claims progress at NATO but specifics scant

Trump reaffirms commitment to the NATO alliance after he says members caved to his demands by making significant commitments to increasing defense spending
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The Latest: NATO chief: Trump approach 'having an impact'

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says that despite President Donald Trump's fire-and-brimstone approach to this week's summit, the U.S. president has had an impact on the commitment by alliance members to boost their individual military spending
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Syrian government raises its flag over cradle of 2011 revolt

Syrian activists say rebels have agreed to surrender Daraa, the first city to revolt against President Bashar Assad with Arab Spring-inspired protests seven years ago, to government forces
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Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

'It's crazy': Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon final with routine win over Julia Goerges
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Trump's tough NATO talk plays well on eastern flank

While President Donald Trump's theatrics at NATO summit alarmed many Western commentators, the substance of his message was mostly embraced along the alliance's eastern flank _ the region that feels most threatened by an assertive Russia
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The Latest: China seafood importers feel trade dispute pinch

Chinese seafood merchants say they have already begun buying lobster and fish from other countries as tariffs make American seafood too expensive
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Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly for World Cup final

A billion-dollar assembly of stars makes France the favorite for the World Cup final and that's a scenario that suits Dejan Lovren just fine
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Greece expels Russian diplomats over alleged protest money

Greece moves to expel two Russian diplomats and to block two others from entering Thursday over allegations that clergy and other organizations allegedly received Russian money to protest a deal to end Greece's longstanding name dispute with Macedonia
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The Latest: Italy to probe alleged threats by migrants

An Italian coast guard ship has docked in Sicily but is still awaiting permission to disembark its 67 migrants, after two of them were accused of threatening their rescuers if they were taken back to Libya
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Royal etiquette for the Trumps' visit: Don't kiss the queen

President Donald Trump is coming to Britain fresh from a confrontational NATO summit that featured stinging criticism of America's closest allies, but he's likely to tone down that stance when he takes tea Friday with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II
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NATO insists it's united at end of raucous, divisive summit

At the end of a bewildering, roller-coaster NATO summit, the military alliance's 29 nations somehow pledged continued unity and kept their long commitment to beef up defense spending amid a barrage of biting criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump
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Trump says there 'might be an escalation' between US, Iran

President Donald Trump is forecasting an unspecified "escalation" between the U.S. and Iran following his withdrawal the Iran nuclear deal
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The Latest: Italian premier says no new financial promises

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte insists that Italy hasn't agreed to any additional financial commitments to NATO amid pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump
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The Latest: Trump lands in Great Britain for first UK visit

President Donald Trump has arrived in Great Britain for his first visit as president amid NATO tensions, protests and Brexit turmoil
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The Latest: Romanian president welcomes new NATO base

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis says NATO has agreed to build a three-star command structure in Romania hosting 400 troops
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Juncker struggles before gala, leaders step in to help

If two days of meetings was tough on the dozens of leaders gathering for the NATO summit, it also was for a struggling European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
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Pompeo presses Europe to get tough on Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pressing European nations to get tough on Iran by cutting off all funding the country may use to foment instability in the Middle East and beyond
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Poland: Trump's tough talk on NATO good for eastern flank

Poland's president says the debates over NATO spending that U.S. President Donald Trump ignited are paying off for countries like his on the alliance's eastern flank because they have led to more defense spending by allies
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Global stocks rebound but trade war fears remain

Global stock markets recovered some of the previous day's losses Thursday as investors weighed up the latest developments on a possible global trade war.
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UK releases long-awaited and already derided Brexit plan

The British government has released proposals for what it calls a "principled pragmatic and ambitious" Brexit _ plans that have already triggered the resignation of two top ministers and face likely resistance from the European Union
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Trade war fears a clear concern of European bank officials

Top officials at the European Central Bank expressed confidence at their last policy meeting that the eurozone economy remains "broadly on track"
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Trump's claim that NATO will boost defense spending disputed

Trump reaffirms commitment to the NATO alliance after he says members caved to his demands by making significant commitments to increasing defense spending
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The Latest: Trump forecasts 'escalation' between US and Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump is forecasting an unspecified "escalation" between the U.S. and Iran.
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The Latest: France takes in 78 refugees rescued at sea

France has taken in 78 asylum-seekers, mainly from Eritrea and Sudan, after their charity rescue ship was blocked form ports in Italy and Malta
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European bank officials caution on trade war impact

Top officials at the European Central Bank expressed confidence at their last policy meeting that the eurozone economy remains "broadly on track"
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The Latest: Macron says Trump didn't threaten to leave NATO

French President Emmanuel Macron has denied reports that U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw the United States from the NATO military alliance in a dispute over funding
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The Latest: Migrants in alleged mutiny on Italy rescue ship

An Italian coast guard ship is in the waters off Sicily awaiting permission to disembark its 67 migrants, some of whom are accused of mutiny and threatening their rescuers if they were taken back to Libya
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The Latest: Trump says Putin is neither friend nor foe

U.S. President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin is neither friend nor foe, but a 'competitor'
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Kremlin says new gas pipeline to Germany will help stability

The Kremlin says a new prospective natural gas pipeline to Germany will help increase stability and strengthen ties between Russia and the West
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The Latest: Macron denies Trump claims on defense spending

French President Emmanuel Macron has denied President Donald Trump's claim that NATO allies have agreed to boost defense spending beyond 2 percent of gross domestic product
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The Latest: Trump says US pullout from NATO 'unnecessary'

U.S. President Donald Trump says he probably can withdraw the U.S. from NATO but that such a step is 'unnecessary'
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Trump says NATO members have agreed to spending increases

Trump reaffirms commitment to the NATO alliance after he says members caved to his demands by making significant commitments to increasing defense spending
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German court: Catalan politician can legally be extradited

A German court has ruled that a prominent Catalan politician can be extradited to Spain on charges of embezzlement, but not rebellion
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The Latest: Poland's Duda says NATO money helps his region

Polish President Andrzej Duda says the debates over NATO spending that U.S. President Donald Trump has triggered are paying off for countries like his on the eastern flank because they have led to more spending by allies on their militaries
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The Latest: Trump says US pullout 'no longer necessary'

U.S. President Donald Trump says he probably can withdraw the U.S. from NATO but that such a step is no longer necessary.
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NATO says it is united at end of raucous, divisive summit

A raucous and divisive NATO summit concluded Thursday with all 29 NATO member states agreeing that there still is a common commitment to the military alliance after U.S. President Donald Trump said everyone had committed to push up defense budgets
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Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

Africa's iconic baobab, the 'tree of life,' dying off at alarming rate with no clear cause
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The Latest: Trump says US commitment to NATO remains strong

U.S. President Donald Trump says the U.S. commitment to NATO "remains very strong" despite reports that he threated to pull out in a dispute over defense spending
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NATO holds emergency session as Trump presses on spending

NATO leaders hold emergency session amid demands from President Donald Trump that member nations dramatically increase their defense spending.
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The Latest: Merkel says 'clear commitment' to NATO by all

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told reporters in Brussels that "there was a clear commitment to NATO by all" at an emergency session of the military alliance
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The Latest: Trump to make statement at NATO summit

President Donald Trump plans to make a statement at the NATO summit in Brussels
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Mission accomplished and boys healthy, rescuers head home

The Thai and foreign rescuers of the youth soccer team trapped in a cave for 18 days have been heading home, as doctors said the boys have not shown any significant ill effects so far
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The Latest: NATO holds emergency session amid Trump demands

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is insisting that Georgia will one day join the world's biggest security alliance, despite separatist ambitions in parts of the former Soviet republic
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Uber to give Czech authorities details for tax purposes

Uber has signed an agreement with the Czech government to give the Finance Ministry details about the business of their drivers
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Samsung Biologics to face criminal probe on accounting fraud

South Korea's top financial regulator says Samsung Biologics intentionally breached accounting rules and it would bring the case to prosecutors
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Global stocks rebound from trade fears, oil recovers some

Global stock markets are rising, shrugging off Wall Street's decline and U.S.-Chinese trade tensions
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US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

Top US official focused on sanctions against Iran links American financial pressure on Tehran with protests there
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South Korea's central bank cuts outlook on trade battle

South Korea's central bank has cut its forecast on the South Korean economy, citing mounting uncertainties from the U.S.-China trade battle
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Trump back at NATO after rattling allies, condemning Germany

President Donald Trump is attending a second day of NATO meetings as he hammers member nations over their defense spending
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The Latest: Trump attending second day of meetings at NATO

President Donald Trump has arrived at NATO headquarters, where he's attending a second day of meetings with leaders of the military alliance
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Moon vows to increase trade with Singapore, Southeast Asia

South Korea's president has pledged to increase trade with Singapore as part of a strategy to raise its economic influence in the region
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The Latest: Trump hammers NATO nations on defense spending

President Donald Trump is continuing to hammer NATO nations over their defense spending as he prepares for a second day of meetings in Brussels
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The Latest: Trump holding series of 1-on-1 meetings at NATO

President Donald Trump will be meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Romania, Ukraine and Georgia as he kicks off his second day at the NATO summit in Brussels
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Rebel Wilson back in Australian courts in defamation appeal

Rebel Wilson has applied to Australia's highest court to increase the comic actress's payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher
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Amnesty urges 'war crimes' probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

Amnesty International urges probe of alleged disappearances, torture, likely deaths in Yemen's UAE-run prisons
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Trump attending dinner at birthplace of Winston Churchill

President Donald Trump is all-in for Winston Churchill during his first visit to the United Kingdom as president, paying his respects to an icon of American conservatives who coined the phrase the "special relationship."
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Rattling NATO, Trump attacks another nation's ties to Russia

President barrels into NATO summit, questioning the value of the military alliance, torching an ally and proposing a massive increase in European defense spending
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Exhausted and subdued, reunited families return to Guatemala

Tears, exhaustion, confusion mark handful of families separated at US border and reunited for trip home of Guatemala
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Asian markets rebound from trade fears

Asian stock markets have rebounded following Wall Street's decline amid anxiety over U.S.-Chinese trade tensions
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US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrate Cambodia ahead of polls

A U.S. cybersecurity firm has found evidence Chinese hackers linked to Beijing's government have infiltrated computer systems of Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media
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The Latest: Trump questions value of NATO, slams Germany

President Donald Trump has jolted the NATO summit in Brussels by openly questioning the value of the military alliance
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Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

Under fire for his warm embrace of Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted a NATO summit by turning a harsh spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia while questioning the value of a military alliance that has defined decades of American foreign policy.
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Trump rattles NATO, questioning its value, assailing Germany

Under fire for his warm embrace of Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted a NATO summit by turning a harsh spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia while questioning the value of a military alliance that has defined decades of American foreign policy.
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Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

Croatia is going to its first World Cup final
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Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, again

Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, and it's not the first time the team he was cheering for ended up on the losing side
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Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1

Croatia is going to its first World Cup final
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Federer stunned in Wimbledon QF; Nadal, Djokovic, Isner win

Roger Federer wasted a match point and a big lead and lost in five sets to Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon quarterfinals; Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and John Isner reached the semis
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The Latest: Trump, Polish president discuss military ties

Trump, Polish president discuss strengthening military cooperation
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With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom

The 12 Thai boys rescued from deep within an inundated cave made two finger victory signs from their hospital beds in a moving video from the isolation ward where they are recuperating after an 18-day ordeal
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With V-for-Victory signs rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom

The 12 Thai boys rescued from deep within an inundated cave made two finger victory signs from their hospital beds in a moving video from the isolation ward where they are recuperating after an 18-day ordeal
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Federer wastes match point, loses to Anderson at Wimbledon

Roger Federer wasted a match point and a big lead and lost in five sets to Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon quarterfinals
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US first lady welcomed in Belgium with music and fashion

U.S. first lady Melania Trump returns to the international stage, mingling with the spouses of America's closest allies over classical music, fashion and chocolate
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Hugs and sobs: Families separated in US return to Guatemala

"I did not know if I would ever see my daughter again" _ Families separated under Trump's zero tolerance policy return to Guatemala
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Neo-Nazi trial puts spotlight on fate of migrants in Germany

The end of a high-profile trial over a string of neo-Nazi killings has raised fresh questions about the treatment of migrants in Germany
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Putin and Netanyahu meet for Syria-focused talks in Moscow

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks focusing on the Iranian presence in Syria _ an issue expected to top the agenda of the U.S.-Russian summit
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Bigger is better? NATO opens up to Macedonia as rifts linger

NATO invited Macedonia to start membership talks, a step toward adding its 30th member over Russia's objection and a show of unity at a time of growing discord between the United States and Europe on many fronts
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The Latest: Questioning pact, Trump arrives at NATO dinner

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is sidestepping questions about whether President Donald Trump has asked his allies to double their defense spending ambitions
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The Latest: NATO chief sidesteps questions about Trump

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is sidestepping questions about whether President Donald Trump has asked his allies to double their defense spending ambitions
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The Latest: NATO leaders invite Macedonia to start talks

NATO leaders have formally invited Macedonia to start membership talks with the alliance, while cautioning that it can't be completed until the name issue is resolved
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ECB taking action to reduce bad loans at eurozone banks

The European Central Bank says it's taking further steps to reduce the amount of bad loans carried by banks _ a factor that hindered economic recovery and complicated debate on strengthening the setup of the euro
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The Latest: May says Trump-Putin talks could reduce tensions

The Latest: UK prime minister says Trump-Putin meeting could reduce tensions
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Transgender Miss Universe contender speaks up for trans kids

The first transgender woman to compete in the global Miss Universe pageant wants to make history as a role model for trans children around the globe _ no matter whether she wins or not the top beauty title
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Trump will get red carpet treatment in UK _ and big protests

President Donald Trump will get the red carpet treatment on his brief visit to Britain beginning Thursday: Military bands, lunch with the prime minister, then tea with the queen at Windsor Castle before flying off to one of his golf clubs in Scotland
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Sexism tops racism as a World Cup fan problem in Russia

Anti-discrimination experts advising FIFA say sexism has been a bigger problem than racism at the World Cup in Russia
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US first lady Melania Trump visits Belgian music academy

U.S. first lady Melania Trump visits music academy near Brussels with other spouses on the sidelines of NATO summit
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No shove, but Trump body language speaks to frosty relations

He didn't shove anyone this time, but President Donald Trump's body language at NATO summit suggests his relationships with key U.S. allies aren't exactly buddy-buddy.
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The Latest: Trump suggests NATO allies spend more on defense

President Donald Trump has suggested that NATO allies commit to spending 4 percent of their GDP on defense, up from the current goal of 2 percent by 2024
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BBC list shows men dominate top jobs despite pay promises

A list of top earners at the BBC shows that men dominate the highest paid jobs despite pledges to grant women equal pay
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The Latest: NATO invites Macedonia to start membership talks

The Latest: NATO invites Macedonia to start membership talks
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The Latest: Ryan says NATO 'indispensable'

House Speaker Paul Ryan is defending NATO as "indispensable" after President Donald Trump roiled a gathering of the alliance by sharply criticizing Germany
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On eve of Trump summit, Putin to meet French president

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with Russia's Vladimir Putin on the eve of Putin's high-stakes meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump
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The Latest: Hatch disagrees with Trump on Russia-Germany

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch says he disagrees with President Donald Trump's assertion that Germany is "totally controlled" and "captive to Russia."
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Prince Harry, Meghan mobbed by royal fans on Dublin tour

Prince Harry and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, have met with the Irish president on their first official overseas trip as a married couple
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The Latest: World Cup banter lightens mood at NATO summit

The Latest: World Cup banter lightens mood at NATO summit
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The Latest: Macron disagrees with Trump on Russia-Germany

President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have met after the U.S. leader publicly lambasted the longtime ally over its spending on national defense and a Russian oil pipeline
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Trump claims Germany 'controlled' by Russia, Merkel differs

President Donald Trump is claiming a pipeline project has made Germany "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia" during a combative breakfast that kicked off what was already expected to be a fraught NATO summit
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The Latest: Malta lets rescue ship captain visit elderly mom

A magistrate in Malta is allowing the captain of an impounded migrant rescue ship to visit his elderly mother in Germany
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The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe ballot at risk

The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe's election credibility at risk, opposition says
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The Latest: NATO summit: Turkey defends weapons purchase

The Turkish foreign minister has defended his country's purchase of a Russian-made air defense system, the first of its kind by a NATO member
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The Latest: Video shows rescued Thai boys in hospital

The Thai hospital where the 12 boys and their soccer coach are recuperating after being rescued from a flooded cave has released video showing them in their hospital beds, chatting with nurses
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The Latest: Spain faulted for not taking more asylum seekers

Spain's Supreme Court has found the Spanish state guilty of failing to take in its full allocation of asylum-seeking refugees from Greece and Italy, as stipulated by the European Union
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The Latest: Trump: Relations with Germany are 'tremendous'

President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have met after the U.S. leader publicly lambasted the longtime ally over its spending on national defense and a Russian oil pipeline
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Rescued Thai boys make victory signs from hospital beds

The 12 Thai boys rescued from deep within an inundated cave made two finger victory signs from their hospital beds in a moving video from the isolation ward where they are recuperating after an 18-day ordeal
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The Latest: Melania Trump, NATO spouses visit music academy

U.S. first lady Melania Trump is visiting a music academy near the Belgian capital as her spouse and other world leaders attend a NATO summit
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The Latest: Trump tweets about US farmers from NATO meeting

President Donald Trump says he's thinking about American farmers even as he meets with NATO allies in Brussels
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Facebook faces UK fine over its data privacy scandal

Facebook faces U.K. fine over its privacy scandal
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Putin to meet with Israeli PM, Iranian official in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold separate meetings with the Israeli prime minister and a senior Iranian official before his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next week
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The Latest: Rescued boys smile from beds in hospital video

The Thai hospital where the 12 boys and their soccer coach are recuperating after being rescued from a flooded cave has released video showing them in their hospital beds, smiling and chatting to nurses.
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The Latest: Trump joins in welcome ceremony at NATO summit

President Donald Trump is participating in a welcome ceremony with fellow NATO leaders at what's expected to be a fraught meeting of the military alliance
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Steady drum of Trump's anti-Germany remarks raises questions

Germany's export surplus, migration policies and defense spending have all been on President Donald Trump's Twitter and diplomatic hit list
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World markets tumble as US, China intensify their trade war

Global stocks are sharply lower after Beijing hit back at U.S. plans for tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese exports
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Slovakia approves purchase of F-16 fighter jets from US

Slovakia's government has approved a Defense Ministry plan to purchase F-16 military jets from the United States
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Bosnian Muslims to bury 35 Srebrenica massacre victims

Thousands of Bosnian Muslims have gathered in Srebrenica on the 23rd anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II to hold prayers and attend the funeral for 35 recently identified victims
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NATO allies offer trainers, seek to set disputes aside

Canada is offering to lead NATO's new military training mission in Iraq, as the world's biggest security alliance seeks to prove it remains relevant despite deep trans-Atlantic divisions over trade, Iran and climate change
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The Latest: Trump arrives at NATO headquarters for talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending her country's independence following comments from President Donald Trump suggesting that Berlin was operating under Russian influence
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The Latest: Merkel defends Germany's independence

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending her country's independence following comments from President Donald Trump suggesting that Berlin was operating under Russian influence
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UK police say they've spoken to surviving nerve-agent victim

British police say they have spoken briefly to the surviving victim of a nerve-agent poisoning in southwest England as they try to uncover how he and his girlfriend were exposed to the deadly toxin
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AP Interview: US rescuer details high-risk Thai cave mission

A leader of a U.S. contingent that was part of the operation to rescue 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach who were trapped inside a cave says the boys endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to a half-hour, calling it a "once in a lifetime rescue."
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China vows retaliation for $200 billion US tariff threat

China's government has vowed to take 'firm and forceful measures' against US threats to expand tariff hikes to a new range of goods including fish sticks and French doors
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Trump claims Germany 'totally controlled' by Russia

President Donald Trump is claiming a pipeline project has made Germany "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia" during a combative breakfast that kicked off what was already expected to be a fraught NATO summit
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Prince Harry, Meghan to reflect on Irish history on tour

Prince Harry and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, have met with the Irish president on their first official overseas trip as a married couple
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AP Interview: US rescuer details unprecedented cave mission

AP Interview: A leader of a U.S. contingent that was part of the operation to save 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave says the boys endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to a half-hour, calling it a "once in a lifetime rescue."
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US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrated Cambodia's politics

U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye says it has found evidence that a Chinese hacking team it believes is linked to Beijing has penetrated computer systems belonging to Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media
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The Latest: Trump to meet with Merkel, Macron at NATO summit

President Donald Trump is set to meet Wednesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, hours after he publicly claimed that the longtime U.S. ally is "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia."
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Hospital: Kids lost weight, drank dripping water in cave

A health official says the soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand lost weight during their 18-day ordeal and in the days before their discovery survived by drinking water dripping into their refuge
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World markets tumble as US, China clash on more tariffs

World markets tumble as US, China clash on tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese exports
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The Latest: Trump to watch military parade at Windsor Castle

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will welcome President Donald Trump and his wife Melania at Windsor Castle where they will watch a military march before having tea on Friday
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Canada offers to lead new NATO operation in Iraq

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is offering to lead NATO's new military training mission in Iraq for the first year and stands ready to provide 250 troops plus helicopters for the effort
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Courts finds suspect in neo-Nazi trial guilty of 10 killings

A Munich court has found the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial guilty over the killing of 10 people _ most of them migrants _ gunned down between 2000 and 2007 in a case that shocked Germany
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Trump claims Germany 'controlled' by Russia

President Donald Trump is claiming a pipeline project has made Germany "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia" during a combative breakfast that kicked off what was already expected to be a fraught NATO summit
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China auto sales growth weakens in June amid trade battle

China's auto sales growth decelerated in June, adding to economic worries facing Beijing amid a worsening trade battle with Washington
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The Latest: Trump claims Germany 'captive to Russia'

President Donald Trump is asserting that Germany is "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia" over a pipeline project during a testy breakfast with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (yehnz STOHL'-tehn-burg)
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Malaysia says mastermind behind 1MDB looting fled Macau

Malaysian police say fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, wanted over the looting of state investment fund 1MDB, has fled Macau to an unknown destination
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Pakistani Taliban claim bombing at rally that killed 21

The Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday claimed responsibility for an overnight suicide bombing at a rally that killed a secular politician and 20 others two weeks before nationwide elections
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The Latest: Thai PM thanks people involved in cave rescue

Thailand's prime minister thanks people involved in the rescue of the 12 boys and coach trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks
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China sentences veteran rights activist to 13 years' prison

One day after releasing the widow of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, China has sentenced a veteran pro-democracy campaigner to 13 years in prison on the vague charge of seeking to subvert state power
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China vows retaliation for latest US tariff threat

China slams latest US threat of tariff hikes as 'totally unacceptable,' vows to retaliate
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Kids lost weight but 'took care of themselves' in Thai cave

A Thai health official says the soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave lost weight during their two-week ordeal but had water and are in good health
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Stocks tumble as Asia braces for more US tariffs on China

Asian markets tumble as U.S. prepares to hit China with tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese products
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Facebook faces U.K. fine over its privacy scandal

Facebook faces U.K. fine over its privacy scandal
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Abe visiting flood-hit western Japan as deaths reach 176

176 confirmed dead after last week's heavy rains in western Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a hard-hit city
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Nobel widow allowed to leave China after long house arrest

China lets widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo leave house arrest and travel to Germany, one of the countries that has long advocated for her freedom
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'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave

All 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand, ending an 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of a diver and riveted people worldwide
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Video shows moment of Clooney crash, actor thrown in air

Video posted by an Italian newspaper shows actor George Clooney slamming his motorbike into an oncoming car that turned suddenly into his lane and he is thrown into the air on the island of Sardinia; hospital says he was treated and released Tuesday
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As German neo-Nazi trial ends, families demand more answers

Families of those killed by a neo-Nazi group that sought to terrorize migrants in Germany have called for the investigation into the case to continue, even as the trial of its only known surviving member and four supporters draws to a close this week
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Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final

France advances to World Cup final for first time since 2006 with 1-0 win over Belgium thanks to Samuel Umtiti's header
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Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

Tesla announces plans for Shanghai factory
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"Everyone is Safe": Daring rescue of Thai soccer team ends

All 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, ending an 18-day ordeal that riveted people around the world
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France advances to World Cup final, beats Belgium 1-0

France advances to World Cup final for first time since 2006 with 1-0 win over Belgium
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South Africa charter plane crashes; 1 killed, 20 injured

One killed, 20 injured in charter plane crash near South Africa's capital
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The Latest: Medic, divers who stayed with boys leave cave

The official who led the Thai cave rescue says the medic and three Thai navy SEAL divers who stayed with the trapped boys after they were found have left the flooded cave
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The Latest: US concerned for freed widow's brother in China

The United States is welcoming the release of poet Liu Xia after eight years under house arrest but voicing concern for her brother who remains in Beijing
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Pompeo accuses Iran of using embassies for terror plots

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of using its embassies to plot terrorist attacks in Europe
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Trump lands in Europe, says Putin 'easiest' of his meetings

President Donald Trump launched a weeklong Europe trip Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the "easiest" leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: German official notes 69 birthday deportations

Germany's top security official has made light of the fact that his country deported 69 asylum-seekers to Afghanistan _ on his 69th birthday
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Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses

A 16-month freeze on new private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts will end in December when Cuba's communist government implements new regulations meant to prevent tax evasion and the accumulation of wealth
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George Clooney "fine" after motorbike crash in Italy

Clooney spokesman says actor is "recovering at his home and will be fine" after car hits his motor scooter on Italian island
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UK prime minister seeks to stem Cabinet exodus over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May insists that her plan to keep close ties with the European Union "keeps faith" with voters' decision to leave the bloc
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Albanian fan wanted for sparking soccer match violence freed

An Albanian citizen who was wanted on criminal charges in Serbia after he took credit for a drone that flew a nationalist banner over a soccer stadium and prompted fan violence has been released from an Italian prison
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China lets Nobel widow go to Berlin after long house arrest

China lets widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo leave house arrest and travel to Berlin
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Peter Carington, last survivor of Churchill govt, dies at 99

Peter Carington, a long-serving British politician who was the last survivor of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's government, has died
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Condition of man hospitalized in poisoning improves

Authorities have broadened their investigation into the nerve agent poisoning of an English couple, seizing a car in a third community in southwestern England
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Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

Real Madrid says Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a hugely successful nine-year spell in Spain
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Original Winnie-the-Pooh map breaks auction record

The original hand-drawn map of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Woods has sold at auction for 430,000 pounds ($571,000), a record price for a book illustration
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EU official criticizes Trump over attitude toward allies

A senior European Union official has lashed out at President Donald Trump, lambasting the U.S. leader's constant criticism of European allies and urging him to remember who his friends are when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin next week
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The Latest: Chinese Nobel widow Liu arrives in Germany

Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has arrived in Germany following being freed from house arrest after eight years
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As German neo-Nazi trial ends, families still seek answers

Families of those killed by a neo-Nazi group that sought to terrorize migrants in Germany have called for the investigation into the case to continue, even as the trial of its only known surviving member and four supporters draws to a close this week
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The Latest: Italy minister vows tough line on migrants

Italy's hard-line, anti-migrant interior minister has toured a crime-laden migrant shantytown in the southern Calabria region and vowed to enforce only "limited, controlled and qualified" immigration
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Spanish judge strips Catalonia's ex-leaders of public office

Spain's Supreme Court is stripping six prominent Catalan politicians of public office for trying to make the northeastern region of the country independent
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Russian cargo ship makes fastest-ever trip to space station

A Russian cargo ship loaded with food, fuel and other supplies arrives at the International Space Station.
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The Latest: ManU extends invitation to rescued Thai team

Manchester United has expressed its relief over the rescue of the Thai youth soccer team and invited the Wild Boars players and coach, as well as those who saved them, to come see them play on their home ground this season
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Rescued Thai soccer team unable to attend World Cup final

The youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will be unable to accept FIFA's invitation to attend the World Cup final
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After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

All 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, ending an 18-day ordeal that riveted people around the world
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Coach of England wins the nation's heart by being a nice guy

In an age of tattoos, tongue piercings and political turmoil, a soft-spoken man in a dark blue waistcoat and striped tie is uniting England amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup
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Regret, relief at departure of Boris Johnson as top UK envoy

Diplomats and politicians around the world are bidding a not-always fond farewell to Boris Johnson after the politician's bombshell resignation as Britain's foreign secretary
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Cuba unfreezing growth of private tourism businesses

The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year, reopening the most vibrant sectors of the private economy after freezing growth for more than a year
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Daring rescue saves all 12 boys, soccer coach from Thai cave

All 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, ending an 18-day ordeal that riveted people around the world
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Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

An Israeli company says it will soon attempt to become the first non-governmental organization to land a spacecraft on the moon
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Germany presents new, more restrictive migration plan

Germany's top security official has presented his new plan on controlling and limiting migration to Germany which he called a "turning point" in the country's asylum policy
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The Latest: Trumps congratulates Thailand rescuers

President Donald Trump is congratulating the Thai navy SEALs and their international partners who rescued a youth soccer team and their coach after more than two weeks of entrapment in a cave
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A day-by-day look at the Thailand cave ordeal

A day-by-day look at the Thailand cave ordeal
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The Latest: Thai PM: Boys were given medication to calm them

Thailand's prime minister says the 12 boys saved from a flooded cave were given an anti-anxiety medication to help with their rescue
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Trump heads to Europe, says Putin 'easiest' of his meetings

President Donald Trump launched a weeklong Europe trip Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the "easiest" leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin
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China lets Nobel widow leave for Berlin after house arrest

China lets widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo leave house arrest and travel to Berlin
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UK prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has met with her Cabinet as she tries to restore government unity after the resignations of two top ministers over Brexit
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The Latest: Freed Chinese Nobel widow all smiles at airport

Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, free from house arrest after eight years, has emerged off a plane visibly overjoyed at an airport in Helsinki, Finland
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Trump heads to Europe to face nervous NATO leaders

President Donald Trump departed Tuesday on a four-nation European tour that has allies fretting over the risk of damage he could do to the decades-old NATO alliance
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BMW to make electric MINIs in China

BMW says it will make an electric version of its MINI car in China with the country's biggest SUV brand, Great Wall Motors
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All 12 boys, coach rescued from flooded Thai cave

All 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, ending an 18-day ordeal that riveted people around the world
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South Korea, India plan to double bilateral trade by 2030

India and South Korea aiming to boost trade to US $50 billion by 2030
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The Latest: All 12 boys, their coach rescued from Thai cave

Thailand's navy SEALs say all 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in far northern Thailand, ending an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks
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European exporters shift trade to avoid higher US tariffs

European companies exporting from China changing global flow of goods to avoid higher American tariffs
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The Latest: 3 ambulances leave Thai cave site

Three ambulances, lights flashing, have been seen leaving the site of the flooded Thai cave where rescuers are involved in an all-out effort to rescue members of a youth soccer team and their coach trapped deep within
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Hungarian politician on trial for spying on EU for Russia

A trial has begun in the case of a Hungarian member of the European Parliament charged by prosecutors with spying for Russia on the European Union
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Migration, outreach mean diversity is soccer's new normal

The four teams left in the World Cup are all European, yet their roots reach across borders and seas
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Many out of power, water in flood-hit Japan; over 150 dead

Japan rescuers search for dozens missing in flooding and landslides as death toll climbs above 130
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Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting the Emirates

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says US wants to show Iran its actions have 'a real high cost'
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Australian rangers trap big crocodile near tourist gorge

Wildlife rangers say they have trapped a 4.7-meter (15-foot) saltwater crocodile, the largest they have ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River and in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe
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9th boy rescued from flooded cave in northern Thailand

A ninth boy has been rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where divers are Tuesday carrying out what they hope is a final mission to save the youngsters and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks.
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The Latest: 9th boy rescued from flooded Thai cave

Thailand's Navy SEALs say a 9th boy has been brought out of the flooded cave in the country's far north.
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World markets rise despite Brexit troubles in Britain

World share markets gain despite Brexit troubles in Britain
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Trump trade tremors dampen confidence in German economy

A survey of confidence about the Germany economy among investment analysts fell to its lowest level since August, 2012 on fears of an international trade war
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The Latest: 155 confirmed dead as Japan searches for missing

Japan's top government spokesman says at least 155 people have been confirmed dead from the recent heavy rains, floods and mudslides that had struck western Japan
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George Clooney released after motorcycle crash in Italy

Clooney taken to hospital, released after motorcycle accident
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The Latest: Rights groups cautiously hail Liu Xia departure

Human rights groups are cautiously celebrating Liu Xia's departure from China on Tuesday, as they urge the international community to keep in mind the abuses suffered by her and her late husband, Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo
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Investigation into deadly chemical agent widens in England

Authorities have broadened their investigation into the nerve agent poisoning of an English couple, seizing a car in a third community in southwestern England
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The Latest: Ambulance leaves site of Thai cave rescue

An ambulance has been seen leaving the site of the Thai cave where divers are carrying out what they hope is a final mission to bring out four boys and their soccer coach still trapped deep inside
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China frees Nobel widow from house arrest that drew outcry

China allowed the widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to be freed from house arrest and leave for Berlin, ending an eight-year ordeal that drove poet Liu Xia into depression
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The Latest: China says Liu Xia getting medical treatment

The Chinese government has confirmed the widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has left for Germany, saying Liu Xia is seeking medical treatment
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Speedy 4th Pamplona bull race leaves 3 mildly bruised

Spanish officials say three men have been injured in Tuesday's running of the bulls but no one was gored in the quickest dash yet at this year's San Fermin festival in Pamplona
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Higher Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

Asian markets are mostly higher as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment
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SKorea suspends civilian drills to help talks with NKorea

South Korea has suspended its summertime civil defense drills aimed at preparing against a North Korean attack to keep alive a positive atmosphere for nuclear diplomacy
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China's Xi pledges billions in loans, aid to Arab nations

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged more than $23 billion in lines of credit, loans and humanitarian assistance to Arab countries in a major push for influence among the region's war-torn and impoverished nations
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3rd mission underway at Thai cave, aims to rescue all left

Divers have begun the third phase of the rescue of a youth soccer team trapped two weeks in a flooded cave in Thailand and aim to bring out the last four boys and their coach Tuesday
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European exporters in China shift trade to avoid US tariffs

Business group says European companies exporting from China changing supply chains to avoid higher American tariffs
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SoftBank raises stake in Yahoo Japan in purchase from Altaba

Japan's SoftBank Corp. to spend $2 billion on raising stake in Yahoo Japan to 48 percent
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Rescuers comb through mud for Japan flood victims; 134 dead

Japan rescuers search for dozens missing in flooding and landslides as death toll climbs above 130
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Nobel widow Liu Xia leaves China after 8 years' house arrest

Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has left China after eight years under house arrest
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The Latest: 3rd Thai cave rescue mission underway

The Thai official overseeing the effort to rescue members of a teen soccer team trapped in a flooded cave says a third rescue operation has begun and aims to bring out the remaining four boys and their coach
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Nobel laureate's widow allowed to leave China for Europe

Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has left China for Europe after eight years under house arrest
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Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

Asian markets are mostly higher as overnight gains on Wall Street as the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment
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The Latest: 134 confirmed dead as Japan searches for missing

Japan's government says at least 134 people have been confirmed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan
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Trump to open trip by meeting with nervous NATO leaders

Trump's four-nation trip has Europe deeply concerned over potential damage to the decades-old NATO alliance
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Thai official: Rescued boys generally healthy and smiling

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4 ambulances leave Thai cave site on Day 2 of rescue

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The Latest: 4 ambulances leave site of Thailand cave

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The Latest: 2 more ambulances leave site of Thai cave

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