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Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

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The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public. More>>

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Annan leaves legacy of fighting for equality and rights

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Kofi Annan left the United Nations more committed to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights _ and until his death was speaking out about the turbulent world he saw moving from nations working together to growing nationalism. More>>

Afghan president calls for Eid cease-fire, Taliban to reply

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Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday. More>>

Bolton meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss Iran

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National Security Adviser John Bolton met with Israel's prime minister during a visit to Jerusalem. More>>

Imran Khan pledges to restore Pakistan's economy

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Pakistan's newly elected prime minister Imran Khan Sunday has said that the country is in the worst economic condition it has seen and pledged to cut government expenditure, end corruption and repatriate public funds. More>>

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

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More than 2 million Muslims have begun the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. More>>

Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

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Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. More>>

Turkey's president says country will defy economic threats

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Turkey's president has said his country will stand strong against an "attempted economic coup" amid heightened tensions with the United States. More>>

Iran appoints former F-14 Tomcat pilot as air force chief

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Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's top leader has appointed a new chief for its air force. More>>

Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

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Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 1.6 million Muslim faithful from abroad have arrived in the ultraconservative kingdom. More>>

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

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Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. More>>

The Latest: US's Pompeo sends condolences over Annan's death

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The Latest: The Elders 'shocked and deeply saddened' by Kofi Annan's death. More>>

Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

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Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has been sworn in as prime minister after his party won the most votes in last month's election despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf. More>>

Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

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Turkey's currency remains steady against the dollar despite an apparent threat of possible new sanctions by U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

UK military academy probes waterboarding claim

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Authorities at Britain's Sandhurst military academy say they are investigating allegations that two cadets waterboarded another at the officer-training school. More>>

Taliban say no peace with 'occupation,' want US talks

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The leader of the Taliban says there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the group's position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States. More>>

UN chief: 1 option to protect Palestinians is a new force

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says options to protect Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation range from establishing an armed military or police force to deploying civilian observers or beefing up the UN presence on the ground. More>>

US intensifies sanctions on Myanmar forces for rights abuses

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The U.S. Treasury is slapping sanctions on Myanmar security forces for their alleged involvement in violent campaigns against ethnic minorities across the Southeast Asia nation. More>>

US to send hospital ship to Colombia amid refugee crisis

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon will send a hospital ship to Colombia to help cope with strains on medical systems caused by the Venezuelan refugee crisis. More>>

Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

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President Donald Trump's admission that he is going after security clearances to punish those involved in the Russia probe underscores the president's willingness to use his executive power to try to derail the investigation. More>>

Trump blames DC, as military parade plans unravel over costs Video included

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The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. More>>

Alaska man gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting

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An Alaska man faces life prison sentence in the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five dead and six others wounded. More>>

US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats. More>>

The Latest: Trump blames DC for military parade cancellation

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President Donald Trump says he is canceling his plans for now for a military parade through the streets of Washington because the price was "ridiculously high.". More>>

White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

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Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states. More>>

US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

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An Iraqi man arrested in California is accused of being a former Islamic State fighter and killing a police officer in Iraq after he qualified to be resettled in the U.S. as part of a refugee program. More>>

The Latest: 60 more ex-CIA officials criticize Trump

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President Donald Trump says he expects to "quickly" revoke the security clearance for the Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm that commissioned the dossier on Trump's ties to Russia. More>>

Al-Qaida bomb master killed in US strike, officials say

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Yemeni officials and a tribal leader say al-Qaida's chief bomb maker behind the 2009 Christmas Day plot to down an airliner over Detroit was killed months ago by a U.S. drone strike. More>>

Saudi Arabia says it's given $100 million to northeast Syria

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Saudi Arabia says it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for "stabilization projects" in areas once held by the Islamic State group. More>>

Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

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Female veterans are campaigning to change Congress, where those with military experience account for just 1 in 5 lawmakers. More>>

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israel fire at Gaza border

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Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire at a protest along the border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire. More>>

Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead Video included

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's deadly assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni is the kind of violence the insurgents are likely to repeat in the run up to parliamentary elections scheduled for October. More>>

German charged over alleged combat role in Afghan Taliban

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Prosecutors have charged a German citizen accused of fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan, accusing him of membership in a terrorist organization, attempted murder and weapons offenses. More>>

UN rights chief condemns Bosnian Serb decision on Srebrenica

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The United Nations' human rights chief is condemning the Bosnian Serb legislature's decision to revoke support for a report acknowledging the 1995 massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. More>>

Spain remembers terror attacks that killed 16 in Catalonia

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Spain's King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez are among hundreds of people attending official ceremonies in Barcelona marking the first anniversary of terror attacks that killed 16 people. More>>

The Latest: Pentagon puts off military parade until 2019 Video included

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The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. More>>

Ugandan pop star, a government critic, faces military court

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Ugandan pop star, an outspoken government critic, to face military court after clashes. More>>

India's Vajpayee, who set off nuke race and peace, has died

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Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies after a prolonged illness. More>>

Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday _ thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

Afghan IS branch claims deadly attack on Shiites in Kabul

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Afghan authorities revise down death toll from previous day's suicide bombing in Shite area to 34 killed, not 48. More>>

US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

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The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. More>>

The Latest: Amnesty: Kabul attack on Shiites is 'war crime'

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The Latest: Police say gunmen besiege compound belonging to Afghan intelligence service in Kabul. More>>

GOP divide emerges over Trump's Space Force

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Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force. More>>

The Latest: Ex-intel leaders admonish Trump in joint letter

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Trump revokes Brenan's clearance, links his decision to Russia probe of election meddling and potential collusion. More>>

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

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Trump revokes Brenan's clearance, links his decision to Russia probe of election meddling and potential collusion. More>>

Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019 Video included

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A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million _ more than three times the maximum initial estimate. More>>

Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command. More>>

US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

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University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building a tech startup to fight terrorism. More>>

Pompeo forms Iran Action Group to run policy after nuke deal

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forming a special group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic's behavior after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. More>>

Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

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The Russian military says the number of drone attacks on its main base in Syria has increased. More>>

German passenger jet makes safe unscheduled landing on Crete

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Greek state TV says a passenger plane flying from Egypt to Germany with 250 passengers has made an unscheduled landing on the island of Crete after reporting a potential bomb threat. More>>

Scottish neo-Nazi jailed for 12 years for bomb-making bid

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A Scottish man with far-right views has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempting to build a bomb that prosecutors say could have caused carnage. More>>

US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

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A 45-year-old Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while serving with the Islamic State terror organization. More>>

Senate study faults government care of migrant children

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A bipartisan Senate report says the government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents. More>>

Mali's president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percent

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Mali's president wins runoff election with more than 67 percent of the vote. More>>

Mattis says US will work more closely with Argentina

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pledging closer defense cooperation with Argentina. More>>

Nuke talks uncertain, US hits shippers with NKorea sanctions

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The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. More>>

Japanese emperor tries to make amends for his father's war

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Japan's Emperor Akihito has expressed deep remorse over his country's role in World War II as he made his last appearance at a ceremony marking the end of the hostilities. More>>

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

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Afghans are emerging from their homes and some shops are reopening in Ghazni nearly a week after a massive Taliban assault, as sporadic gunbattles continue in some parts of the eastern city. More>>

WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

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A 96-year-old former U.S. Army veteran who was held prisoner by Japan during World War II will help dedicate a memorial stone to other prisoners of war at a national cemetery in Honolulu. More>>

The Latest: Trump connects Russia probe, action on Brennan

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Former CIA director John Brennan says President Donald Trump's move to strip him of his national security clearance is "an abuse of power" by the president. More>>

Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic Video included

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President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan. More>>

Georgia woman facing 'longest sentence' for leaking to media

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Prosecutors say Georgia woman facing the 'longest sentence' ever for leaking to the news media. More>>

The Latest: UNICEF: Kabul attack on children 'deplorable'

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Afghan officials say a Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in the northern Baghlan province has killed 30 soldiers and police. More>>

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

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7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak; population sent fleeing. More>>

WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority Video included

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Just like old times: Trump and Omarosa spar over whether he used the N-word, other allegations in her new book. More>>

UK police seek motive of Sudan-born Parliament car crasher

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British media are reporting that the suspect in the Parliament crash being treated as terrorism is 29-year old British citizen of Sudanese origin named Salih Khater. More>>

Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

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Poland's president voices hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country as the Eastern European nation put on a large military parade on its Army Day holiday. More>>

Northern Ireland marks 20 years since deadly Omagh blast

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Bereaved families are marking the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing, the deadliest attack in Northern Ireland's four decades of violence. More>>

Greek soldiers freed from Turkish prison return to families

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Two Greek soldiers freed after spending months in a Turkish prison have been released from hospital following medical checks and are returning to their families, Greek authorities say. More>>

Foe accused by Maduro says Venezuela military is fracturing

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The exiled opposition leader accused by Venezuelan authorities of directing a failed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro says the greatest threat to the embattled socialist leader may be his detractors in uniform standing quietly behind him. More>>

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motive Video included

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London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured. More>>

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary Video included

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission says no major problems have been reported across the state as voters cast their ballots in the primary. More>>

Judge sets deadline for Army specialist's citizenship ruling

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A federal judge says the U.S. government should decide whether to allow a recently discharged Army specialist to become a citizen within three weeks. More>>

2 Greek soldiers released from Turkish jail return to Greece

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Two Greek soldiers freed from a Turkish prison have returned to their home country on a government jet after their unexpected release eased tensions between the historical rivals. More>>

Albania hit by magnitudes 5.4 and 5.1 tremors; homes crack

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck off northern Albania on Saturday, damaging some buildings authorities said. More>>

Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

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Officials: Afghan forces still clearing city of Ghazni of Taliban fighters on 5th day following massive insurgent attack. More>>

Official: Venezuelan general arrested in assassination plot

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Prosecutors in Venezuela say they've arrested two high-ranking military officers suspected in an assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

Uganda opposition figure held after anti-president protest

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An official says a prominent opposition figure has been detained following violent clashes Monday night that allegedly started when the president's motorcade was pelted with stones. More>>

Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed waters

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Duterte, who has long tried to nurture closeness between Philippines and China, says Beijing is wrong to claim airspace above man-made islands and surrounding waters in South China Sea and should not tell others to leave. More>>

Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation

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U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' public affairs chief is being investigated after allegations she misused her authority, used her staff for personal business. More>>

Mattis heard gunfire outside his hotel in Rio de Janeiro

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he heard gunfire early Tuesday during his stay in Rio de Janeiro. More>>

Mattis says Taliban's tactics endanger Afghan civilians

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's usage of civilian homes as fighting positions is forcing Afghan government forces to move slowly in expelling the insurgents from the city of Ghazni. More>>

Mattis: US needs Space Force to counter Russia, China

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is making a pitch to Brazil for building a closer defense partnership with the United States, including in space research. More>>

The Latest: UK police say properties raided after car crash

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The Latest: London's Metropolitan Police say no one is in a life-threatening condition following a car crash outside the Houses of Parliament. More>>

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain after giving a speech that didn't reference the ailing senator once. More>>

Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

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A Hong Kong independence activist decried Beijing's rule as modern-day colonialism in a speech to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event. More>>

Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown

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China is blaming "anti-China forces" for the growing criticism of Beijing's policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps. More>>

Syria vows to help refugees return, wants sanctions lifted

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Syrian government officials have vowed to ensure the safe return of refugees and are urging Western countries to encourage the process by lifting sanctions. More>>

The Latest: Afghan aid group offers to help Ghazni's wounded

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The Latest: Afghan spokesman says Taliban have overrun a military base in country's north, killing 17 troops. More>>

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman Monday over book, recordings. More>>

Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

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Taliban's ability to attack is raising questions about US plan for ending war in Afghanistan. More>>

UK Labour leader under fire over Palestinian wreath-laying

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British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, has acknowledged he was present at a wreath-laying to Palestinians allegedly linked to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. More>>

UN report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

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A U.N. report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat _ as does al-Qaida. More>>

Key Afghan city turned into 'ghost town' by deadly battles Video included

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Kabul says battle with the Taliban in city of Ghazni has killed about 100 Afghan forces, 20 civilians. More>>

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

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The rival Koreas have begun high-level talks to set the date and the venue for a third summit between their leaders. More>>

Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

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A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. More>>

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

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The Defense Department must improve how it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at U.S. military bases across the world as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday. More>>

As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

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Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been spruced up as it readies to welcome thousands of visitors. More>>

The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is releasing an audio recording of a conversation she says she had with President Donald Trump after she was fired from the White House. More>>

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump's allies and national security experts for admitting that she secretly recorded her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. More>>

Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

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Events to mark the anniversary of the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, were largely peaceful, with police making just a handful of arrests. More>>

WWII remains come home, brothers get to pay last respects

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Dominic Ragucci had thought for nearly 70 years that the remains of his older brother, Emil, were swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll. On Monday, he plans to stand on the tarmac in Philadelphia and greet Emil's remains. More>>

UAE responds to AP report on deals with al-Qaida in Yemen

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The United Arab Emirates says it is actively fighting al-Qaida's branch in Yemen after an Associated Press report outlined how Emirati forces cut secret deals with the militants to get them to abandon territory. More>>

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. More>>

Minister in Poland calls LGBT march a 'parade of sodomites'

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Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term "sodomites" to describe the recent LGBT rights march while giving an interview on a pro-government Catholic television. More>>

Pentagon chief Mattis defends his reversal on Space Force

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he's satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space. More>>

The Latest: Scores killed fighting Taliban in Afghan city

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The Latest: Afghan minister: Battle with Taliban in Ghazni killed about 100 members of security forces, 20 civilians. More>>

Syrian group: Death toll in blast in rebel town rises to 67

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Syrian search-and-rescue group: Death toll from blast in rebel-held town the previous day rises to 67. More>>

US advising Afghan forces in battle for eastern city

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Afghan official: Security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day in the city of Ghazni. More>>

Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

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Malians are voting in a second round presidential election between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. More>>

4 Jordanian troops, 3 suspected militants dead in clash

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Jordanian official: 5 suspected militants in custody after clashes that killed 3 members of the security forces. More>>

Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'

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Vice President Mike Pence says the time has come to establish a new United States Space Force to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened completion and threats from China and Russia. More>>

Blast in northern Syria kills at least 36; cause unclear

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Syrian activists say explosion in village near Turkish border kills at least 18, collapses building. More>>

US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal

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The U.S. ambassador in London is urging Britain to back President Donald Trump in pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement, saying a united front is the best way to persuade Tehran to change course. More>>

The Latest: Death toll from Syria blast climbs to 36

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Syrian opposition activists say a mysterious blast in the country's north has killed at least 36 people, including children. More>>

Suspected jihadis kill 6 in east Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso State TV reports that five gendarmes and one civilian have been killed between the rural communes of Boungou and Ougarou in the nation's far east. More>>

Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault

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Afghan forces are battling the Taliban in parts of Ghazni a day after the insurgents launched a multi-pronged assault on the eastern city. More>>

3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants' hideout

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Three members of Jordan's security forces killed as they storm a hideout of suspected militants that had been rigged with explosives. More>>

The Latest: Jordan official says 3 police killed in raid

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Jordan's government spokeswoman says the number of police officers killed in the storming of a suspected militants' hideout has risen to three. More>>

Taiwan's Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

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When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she'll be traveling to a region she's already visited three times in two years. More>>

UN approves Chile's Bachelet as new human rights chief

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The U.N. General Assembly has approved Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet as the next U.N. human rights chief by consensus. More>>

Yemen's Shiite rebels welcome UN call for Saudi strike probe

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Yemen's Shiite rebels welcome UN call for probe into Saudi-led coalition airstrike that killed many children. More>>

Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

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Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says; multiple armed groups a threat. More>>

Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes

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Efforts to take down Confederate monuments gained explosive momentum after Charlottesville. More>>

Brazen Taliban attack raises pressure on Afghan forces

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Officials say Taliban fighters attacked an eastern provincial capital early Friday, leaving dead and wounded before Afghan forces pushed the militants out of the city. More>>

Violence erupts amid Gaza cease-fire, 2 Palestinians killed

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Gaza's militant Hamas rulers and Israel appear to be honoring cease-fire after 2 days of intense flare-up. More>>

CIA cables detail interrogation at base run by CIA director

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Newly declassified documents released Friday offer more detail how an accused al-Qaida operative was stripped naked, repeatedly slammed against walls, waterboarded at a covert detention site that CIA Director Gina Haspel briefly oversaw after 9/11. More>>

Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

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Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua as government cracks down on unrest. More>>

Syria: At least 22 killed in Idlib and Aleppo airstrikes

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Syrian government forces unleash wave of strikes on opposition territory, killing at least 22. More>>

Secretly handmade for CIA: Pottery from Poland

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It was secret handiwork done for the CIA by experts in Poland: painted tableware with the intelligence agency's logo. More>>

14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas Video included

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California could be facing the worst wildfire season ever as some 18 gigantic blazes ravage the state _ and the historically worst months are still to come. More>>

The Latest: Israel says it struck Hamas position in Gaza

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Palestinian health officials say a paramedic has been shot and killed by Israeli fire at a Hamas-led protest along the Gaza border as the militant Islamic group and Israel observed a cease-fire. More>>

Macron, Putin talk about hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker

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French President Emmanuel Macron has told Russian President Vladimir Putin about his concern for a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on a hunger strike in a Russian jail. More>>

US judge halts deportation, threatens Sessions with contempt

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A federal judge halts a deportation in progress and threatens to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter aren't returned to the U.S. More>>

UK man pleads guilty to plotting van attack on London street

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A Muslim convert has pleaded guilty to plotting a van attack on crowds in London's busy Oxford Street shopping district. More>>

For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

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The U.S. Army has temporarily suspended discharges of immigrant reservists and recruits who were promised a pathway to citizenship when they enlisted,. More>>

Yemen rebels say Saudi coalition airstrike in north kills 50

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Yemeni tribal leaders: Airstrikes blamed on Saudi-led coalition hit market and bus, killing at least 20 people. More>>

Koreas prepare for summit as North asks US to ease sanctions

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Seoul says the rival Koreas have agreed on high-level talks next Monday to prepare for a leaders' summit. More>>

Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

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Gaza health officials say a pregnant woman, an infant and a Hamas fighter have been killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. More>>

Leaflets dropped over Syria's Idlib call for reconciliation

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Activists: Syrian military drops leaflets over rebel-held Idlib province, urges residents to reconcile with government. More>>

The Latest: Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached

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Palestinian officials say Israeli warplanes have attacked a cultural center in Gaza City. The Palestinian Health Ministry says seven bystanders were wounded in Thursday evening's airstrike in the Shati refugee camp. More>>

Carla Provost is named Border Patrol's first female chief

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Carla Provost is named the U.S. Border Patrol's first female chief in its 94-year-history. More>>

Estonia halts NATO air drills after jet misfires missile

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Estonia's defense minister has ordered a halt to NATO's air exercises in Estonia pending an investigation after a missile was accidentally fired over the Baltic country's airspace by a Spanish fighter jet on exercises this week. More>>

History shared but unreconciled in city's Confederate statue Video included

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In Tuskegee, Alabama, where a statue honoring Confederate soldiers has stood for more than a century, history is shared but unreconciled. More>>

NATO's top general visits candidate member Macedonia

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NATO's top military officer is visiting Macedonia, which hopes to join the alliance once a deal with neighboring Greece to rename itself "North Macedonia" is fully implemented. More>>

Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends

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Nagasaki is marking the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city, joined by the U.N. chief for the first time amid the effort to push forward North Korea's denuclearization. More>>

Report: Montenegro seeks ex-CIA agent in failed coup

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Montenegro is seeking the arrest of a former CIA agent in what the government calls a failed pro-Russian coup in 2016 designed to prevent the Balkan country's NATO membership. More>>

Turkey to outline 'new economic model' as currency slides

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Turkey's government says it will reveal a "new economic model" this week as the country's currency continues to slide. More>>

North Dakota Senate hopefuls chase the veterans' vote

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In North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer are arguing over who is the better friend to veterans. More>>

The Latest: UN says civil war has cost Syria $388B in damage

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UN agency says Syria's seven-year-long civil war has cost the country $388 billion in economic damage. More>>

The Latest: Death toll from airstrike in Yemen rises to 43

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Yemen's Shiite rebels say the death toll from Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a busy market and bus carrying civilians in the country's north has risen to 43. More>>

Sons feel mixed emotions after NKorea returns dad's dog tag

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Sons who barely knew father missing in Korean War feel mixed emotions after North Korea returns his dog tag. More>>

Venezuela ruling party cracks down on opposition lawmakers

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President Nicolas Maduro has accused two opposition legislators of having roles in the drone attack that Venezuelan officials have called an assassination attempt on the leader, and his allies are moving against the accused. More>>

Sept. 11 helper set to be released in Germany, deported

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Germany is set to release later this year a man convicted of helping three of the suicide pilots in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. More>>

Palestinian-American candidate is source of West Bank pride

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The Michigan primary victory of Rashida Tlaib, who is expected to become the first Muslim woman and Palestinian-American to serve in the U.S. Congress, triggered an outpouring of joy in her ancestral village on Wednesday. More>>

Senator: Russia has breached Florida state election systems

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Florida's Democratic senator says Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's midterms. More>>

Returned Korean War dog tag belonged to Army medic

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The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel of Indiana. More>>

US commander: No need for major change in Afghan war plan

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The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says he doesn't expect any major change in the Afghanistan war strategy this fall, as a new general takes over the campaign there. More>>

Okinawan Governor Onaga, who led anti-US base move, dies

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Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga, who led opposition to U.S. military bases on the southern Japanese island, has died of pancreatic cancer at age 67. More>>

Israel hits Gaza after Palestinian rockets target Israel

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U.N. aid agency calls on Israel to allow emergency fuel into the Gaza Strip to avert the shutdown of hospitals and sanitation facilities. More>>

The Latest: Venezuela body accuses 2 lawmakers in drone case

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Venezuela's supreme court is ordering the arrest of prominent opposition leader Julio Borges in connection with an alleged assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

US braces for possible cyberattacks after Iran sanctions

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Cybersecurity and intelligence experts warn that Tehran could launch cyberattacks against the US to retaliate for reimposed sanctions. More>>

Cancer study of nuclear test site expected to finish in 2019

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The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019. More>>

US ups reward for info on al-Qaida leaders in Africa attacks

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The United States is doubling rewards for al-Qaida leaders charged for their roles in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa. More>>

Commander: Iran navy exercise a message to US on sanctions

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The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says that an Iranian naval exercise last week was meant as a message to the U.S. for re-imposing economic sanctions on Tehran. More>>

Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes

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Efforts to take down Confederate monuments gained explosive momentum after Charlottesville. More>>

US, Turkey meet without apparent resolution of pastor's case

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Senior U.S. and Turkish officials have held talks in Washington aimed at ending a sharp rift between the NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor. More>>

UK prince, prime minister mark centenary of Battle of Amiens

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Britain's Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May have marked the centenary of the Battle of Amiens, _ a short, bloody and decisive battle in northern France that heralded the end of World War I. More>>

The Latest: First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

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Some Republican voters in Kansas say President Donald Trump's endorsement of Secretary of State Kris Kobach mattered to them as they cast votes in the GOP primary for governor. More>>

Iranian lawmakers oust minister in victory for hard-liners

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Iranian lawmakers have voted to sack President Hassan Rouhani's labor minister, in a victory for hard-liners opposed to the relative moderate. More>>

Germany concludes deal with Spain to return migrants

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Germany says it has concluded an agreement with Spain for that country to take back previously registered migrants who show up at the German border, a first step toward implementing a deal to defuse a domestic political dispute over migration. More>>

Druze army vets campaign against Israel's Jewish state law

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Israel's Druze minority _ Arabic speakers who serve in the country's military _are demonstrating against the contentious "Nation-State" law, saying it downgrades them to second class citizens. More>>

New Colombian president promises 'corrections' to peace deal

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The protégé of a powerful ex-Colombian president will be sworn in as the country's new leader Tuesday, tasked with steering forward the implementation of a peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky ground. More>>

Iran weighs response as US sanctions bite

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Money exchange shops across Iran reopen after 5-month shutdown amid economic turmoil after US withdrew from nuke deal. More>>

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