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Former NFLer Chris Borland helps others adjust to retirement

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Chris Borland knows all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries. More>>

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In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

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President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. More>>

Army lowers 2017 recruiting goal; more soldiers staying on

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The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 soldiers this year and has now officially lowered the goal. More>>

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

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Israeli military aircraft drop leaflets urging Palestinians to stay away from Gaza border protest. More>>

Russia: Trump promised to make reciprocal visit to Moscow

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Russia's foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he could visit Russia if President Vladimir Putin were able to accept his invitation to the White House. More>>

Ariana Grande releases new song, first since 2017 bombing

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Ariana Grande has released her first song since a 2017 terrorist attack during her concert in the United Kingdom. More>>

UK teen jailed for targeting CIA chief's phone, email

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A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism.". More>>

Afghan authorities: 3 protecting voter registration killed

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Authorities say three police protecting voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces have been killed by militants over a two-day period this week. More>>

The Latest: Gaza ministry says 445 protesters wounded

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The Latest: Gaza's Health Ministry says Palestinian youth protesting at Gaza-Israel border shot in the head. More>>

Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

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Syrian state media says Islamic State militants have agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus. More>>

The Latest: US says it caught Syrian-German linked to 9/11

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The U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State group says its local allies in Syria have captured a Syrian-born German IS operative previously tied to a 9/11-linked jihadist cell. More>>

The Latest: It was Putin call that had Trump fuming at Flynn

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President Donald Trump is defending his former national security adviser after the release of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey. More>>

Alabama mail-bomber the oldest executed in US modern times

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Alabama man convicted in 1989 mail-bomb slaying of federal judge is executed, oldest prisoner put to death in US since it resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1970s. More>>

Basque militant group ETA: 'We really are sorry'

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Basque militant group ETA says it is sorry for the pain that its armed campaign for Basque independence has caused, and vows not to return to violence. More>>

WWII bomb defused in Berlin after large central evacuation

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Berlin police are evacuating thousands from a central area of the German capital and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work. More>>

Evacuation in Slovakia after unexploded WWII bombs found

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Authorities have started evacuation of people in a town in southern Slovakia after a discovery of four unexploded World War II bombs. More>>

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

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North and South Korea have installed a telephone hotline between their leaders as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. More>>

Judge blocks transfer of US citizen with ties to IS group

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A federal judge is weighing the fate of a US citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. More>>

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

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The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured the fact that the U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. More>>

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

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Syrian state media: Hundreds of rebels hand over weapons, start leaving another town northeast of Damascus. More>>

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea hasn't asked for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. More>>

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

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People in Warsaw are pinning paper daffodils to their clothes as the Polish capital begins a day of commemorations on the 75th anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. More>>

The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released

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The Justice Department has sent Congress confidential memos written by former FBI Director James Comey. More>>

Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites, but questions remain

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The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain. More>>

In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn

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The Justice Department has agreed to provide Congress with copies of several memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, relenting as House Republicans threatened to subpoena the documents and criticized department officials. More>>

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

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A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro's place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states. More>>

Alabama man, 83, executed for judge's 1989 mail-bomb slaying

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Inmate convicted in mail-bomb death of a federal judge killed in 1989 is set to be executed as the oldest prisoner put to death in US in modern times. More>>

Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence

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Organizers of mass marches on Gaza's border with Israel have moved protest tent camps closer to the border fence, heightening the risk of more bloodshed. More>>

The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executed

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Alabama has executed the oldest U.S. inmate to be put to death in modern times, an 83-year-old man convicted of a federal judge's 1989 mail-bomb slaying. More>>

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

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President Donald Trump is leaving himself plenty of wiggle room when it comes to a summit with North Korea's leader, saying he will bail out of the meeting if he decides it won't produce results. More>>

Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy boundaries for flying Video included

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The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in an emergency landing after a passenger was partly blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in aviation. More>>

Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bid

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President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee. More>>

Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

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The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps tell senators that so far, they've seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly. More>>

Dem lawmakers want to know legal basis for Syria strikes

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Two Democratic lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump to provide records spelling out the legal basis for missile strikes in Syria last week and in April 2017. More>>

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

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The Trump administration is making it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments. More>>

Dem senator: Trump VA pick vows not to privatize vets care

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A key Democratic senator says President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency. More>>

The Latest: Anti-nuclear group backs US-NKorea talks

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A U.S. ambassador says his country is maintaining a "maximum pressure campaign" to convince North Korea to denuclearize. More>>

California reaches deal on National Guard border mission

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Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere. More>>

Greek court backs release of Turkish officer seeking asylum

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Greece's highest court has imposed severe restrictions on the movements of 1 of 8 Turkish servicemen applying for asylum in Greece after fleeing Turkey following a failed 2016 coup there, while he waits for a definitive decision on his asylum application. More>>

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

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Leaders in the Kachin ethnic community say 2,000 civilians are trapped in the jungle after fleeing clashes between Myanmar's army and Kachin guerrillas and need urgent medical attention. More>>

Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to region

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Taiwan's government says recent Chinese military drills aim to intimidate the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability. More>>

Trump says unless NKorea summit 'fruitful' he'll pull out Video included

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, a highly unusual, secret visit undertaken as the enemy nations prepare for a meeting. More>>

Erdogan catches Turkey off guard by calling early elections

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting the leader of the country's main nationalist party to discuss his political ally's surprise call for early elections. More>>

UN team fired on at suspected Syria chemical attack site

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International chemical weapons inspectors do not appear to have visited the site of a suspected attack in Syria after days of delays by Syrian and Russian authorities. More>>

Brown says agreement reached on California guard deployment

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Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere. More>>

Croat officials halt Serbia visit over far-right incident

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A Croatian parliamentary delegation has cut short a visit to neighboring Serbia after a far-right leader convicted of war crimes reportedly stamped on the Croatian national flag and insulted officials. More>>

First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

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Residents of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. More>>

'That's how she's wired': Pilot lauded for handling crisis

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The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in an emergency landing after a passenger was partly sucked out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in aviation. More>>

The Latest: Southwest pilots: 'Our hearts are heavy' Video included

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The Philadelphia medical examiner has released the cause of death of a woman killed when she was partially blown out of a window on a Southwest Airlines plane after an engine failure. More>>

Polish ghetto survivor worries about rising nationalism

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Marian Kalwary, an 87-year-old survivor of the Warsaw ghetto remembers the horrors that he witnessed there as a boy. More>>

Miguel Diaz-Canel selected as next president of Cuba

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Cuban state media say the country's National Assembly will elect a new president on Wednesday but will only announce the replacement for Raul Castro the following day. More>>

Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of internet tampering

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Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of subverting internet equipment for espionage, possible attacks. More>>

Kansas militia members convicted of Somali refugee bomb plot

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A federal jury has found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas. More>>

Douma chemical attack puts OPCW back in spotlight

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The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been thrust once again into the international limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma. More>>

The Latest: UN says more security needed at Douma site

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Syrian state media say rebels in a town northeast of Damascus are handing over their weapons as part of an agreement reached with the Syrian government. More>>

Calif. Republican and allies want renewed immigration fight

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Around 50 House Republicans and nearly all 193 Democrats are trying to plunge the House into election-year votes on immigration. More>>

WWII bomb to force evacuation around Berlin's main station

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Police say they will have to evacuate a large area of central Berlin including the city's main railway station Friday to defuse a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) World War II bomb discovered during construction work. More>>

Merkel condemns attack on 2 men wearing skullcaps in Germany

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Berlin police say two men wearing Jewish skullcaps were attacked and insulted by a group of three other men, who whipped one with a belt in an apparent anti-Semitic assault. More>>

Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War Video included

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Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War, but talks are only as far as the two leaders could get since South Korea wasn't signatory to armistice. More>>

Killing of police officer renews calls for death penalty

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The killing of a Massachusetts police officer has some Republicans calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for the murder of law enforcement officers. More>>

200 child soldiers freed in S. Sudan, but problem continues

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More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months. More>>

First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

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Residents of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. More>>

Syria envoy says UN security team visits alleged attack site

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Syrian state TV reports country's air defenses confronted new 'aggression,' downing missiles over central Homs region. More>>

Former Minnesota FBI agent cites racism in explaining leak

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A former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent who was caught in a Justice Department crackdown has pleaded guilty to leaking classified documents to an online media organization. More>>

Trump touts US-NKorea talks; officials say Pompeo met Kim Video included

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President Donald Trump will host Japan's Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago this week amid growing strain between the two countries over a planned meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and a push for new tariffs. More>>

The Latest: Kudlow apologizes for saying Haley was confused

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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is pushing back against a White House claim that she was confused when she said new sanctions against Russia were imminent, releasing a pithy statement saying, "With all due respect, I don't get confused.". More>>

The Latest: Russia clashes again with US, allies over Syria

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The Latest: Group of Seven industrialized nations issues joint statement, endorsing US-led air strikes in Syria. More>>

Trump bashes California on border mission, Brown sees a deal

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President Donald Trump is criticizing California's governor's rejection of proposed border duties for the National Guard. More>>

Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law

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Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes. More>>

Richard Blystone, correspondent at AP, later CNN, dies at 81

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Richard M. Blystone, former Associated Press correspondent and one of the first journalists to join the CNN network, has died at 81. More>>

Jury has case of 3 men accused of plotting to bomb Somalis

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Attorneys are set to make their closing arguments to jurors deciding the fate of three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in Kansas. More>>

Trump formally nominates Gina Haspel to be next CIA director

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President Donald Trump has formally notified Congress that deputy CIA director Gina Haspel is his pick to lead the agency. More>>

US, UK say Russia targets internet hardware for espionage

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US, UK accuse Russia of planting malware on internet equipment for espionage, possible attacks. More>>

US wants to transfer detained American to 3rd country

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The Defense Department says it wants to transfer an American detained in Iraq to a third, unidentified country. More>>

Niger may have arrested militant with ties to US ambush

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The Niger military has detained a suspect who could be the militant leader who was being pursued at the time of an ambush that left four American soldiers dead. More>>

Turkey seeks to extend state of emergency for 7th time

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is seeking an extension of the state of emergency declared following a failed coup in 2016. More>>

Senators introduce new war powers resolution

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The leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are set to unveil a bipartisan resolution authorizing the use of military force overseas. More>>

Burundi forces kill perceived regime opponents, says group

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Human Rights Watch says government forces and ruling party members have killed perceived opponents of an upcoming referendum that could enable the president to extend his rule. More>>

Romanian prosecutors indict ex-leader for revolution deaths

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Romanian prosecutors have formally indicted an ex-president for crimes against humanity over his role in deaths that occurred during the anti-communist revolution. More>>

France wants EU expansion freeze amid Balkans war warning

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French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out any expansion of the European Union until the bloc is reformed, as a top EU official warned that the volatile Balkans could face a return to war if countries in the region have no hope of joining. More>>

Destruction, traumatized residents in Syrian town of Douma

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In Syrian town of Douma near Damascus, destruction and traumatized residents. More>>

White House says Russia sanctions still under consideration

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad in its use of chemical weapons. More>>

Correction: Syria-Destroyed Town story

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The streets of the town of Douma near the capital, Damascus, had few people with the majority of its residents now displaced to the country's north. More>>

US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops

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Two U.S. officials say California has rejected the federal government's initial plans to send the state's National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement. More>>

US pastor denies terror links, spying in Turkish court

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American pastor denies aiding terror groups or engaging in espionage in Turkey as trial opens. More>>

Terrorism accusation in Basque bar brawl reopens old wounds

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The trial of seven men and one woman accused of beating of two police officers and their girlfriends two years ago in northern Spain opened Monday amid controversy because of the terrorism charges brought against the defendants. More>>

Asian shares flat to slightly higher as geopolitics weigh

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U.S. stocks are broadly higher in early trading, with technology and health care companies posting solid gains. More>>

Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site

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Syrians rally in landmark Damascus square to cheer their armed forces' confronting unprecedented joint airstrikes. More>>

The Latest: Syrian TV: Air defense confront missiles in Homs

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Russian officials say a purported chemical attack in Syria was a fabrication staged by British intelligence agencies to pave the way for allied strikes. More>>

7 inmates killed as prisoners fight over money, territory

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South Carolina prisons spokesman: 7 inmates dead, 17 injured amid fights at max security prison.. More>>

UK's May tells lawmakers: Syria strikes were legal and moral

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Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face British lawmakers to explain her decision to launch airstrikes against Syria without a vote in Parliament. More>>

Second mistrial in ex-Navy commander's attempted rape trial

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A deadlocked jury has led to a second mistrial in the case of a former Navy commander charged with the attempted rape of a junior officer in San Diego. More>>

Allies vague on evidence linking Syria to chemical attack

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The United States, France and Britain have said their airstrikes on Syria were a response to a reported chemical attack in a rebel-held Damascus suburb. More>>

Pence's choice for adviser withdraws after Trump objects

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Pence's choice to be his new national security adviser has withdrawn from consideration after Trump got wind of the plan to hire someone associated with past anti-Trump ads. More>>

Judge: Trump's ban on transgender troops on hold until trial

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A U.S. judge in Seattle has ordered President Donald Trump not to ban transgender troops from serving in the military. More>>

The Latest: EU defends Iran nuclear deal; no new sanctions

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The Latest: EU foreign policy chief wants bloc to use major meeting on Syria next week to give impetus to UN peace moves. More>>

Judge tells Italy to release aid group's migrant rescue boat

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An Italian judge has ordered Italy to release a Spanish aid group's rescue ship that was impounded for taking 218 migrants to Italy, finding that the ship was operating in an emergency when it launched the rescue. More>>

Stocks stable, oil drops after US-led air strikes on Syria

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Asian shares mixed following weekend air strikes on Syria, Chinese benchmarks leading retreat. More>>

Pakistan watchdog says country failing on human rights

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Pakistani watchdog says country failing to improve human rights record, criticism stifled and blasphemy law misused. More>>

Turkey's opposition protests state of emergency with sit-ins

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Supporters of Turkey's main opposition party have staged sit-in demonstrations across Turkey to protest the state of emergency that was declared after a coup attempt in 2016. More>>

Bangladesh rejects Myanmar's claim of repatriating Rohingya

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Bangladesh has rejected a claim by Myanmar that the Buddhist-majority nation has repatriated the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape military-led violence against the minority group. More>>

Future of Iran deal may depend on European intervention

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The future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions with President Donald Trump. More>>

Arab leaders meet to unify ranks with eye on Iran, Jerusalem

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An annual gathering of Arab leaders has opened in the eastern Saudi city of Dhahran as tensions with Iran and wars in Syria and Yemen threaten stability across the region. More>>

Iran deal's fate may rest on late European interventions

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The future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions with President Donald Trump. More>>

Boston marks 5 years since marathon attack with tributes

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Boston is marking the fifth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings with solemn remembrances and charitable acts. More>>

Syria's allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

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France is urging Russia to join a push for a political solution in Syria after joint U.S., French and British attacks on Syrian chemical weapons sites. More>>

Asian shares give up early gains as political risks loom

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Asian shares fall back after upbeat start, with Chinese benchmarks leading retreat. More>>

Western airstrikes unlikely to impact Assad's war machine

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The Western airstrikes on suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities might have rained down punishment from the sky, but they will not fundamentally degrade a war machine whose main bases, weaponry and personnel remain in place. More>>

US to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria's Assad

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Trump declares "mission accomplished" in aftermath of missile strike launched against Syria by U.S. and allies France and Britain. More>>

The Latest: Spokeswoman says Trump still wants Syria exit

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A group of Russian politicians has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose mood they describe as good a day after Western airstrikes. More>>

Certain of gas attack, allies struck Syria before UN report

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The United States, Britain and France decided to strike Syria for its apparent use of chemical weapons without waiting for a report from U.N. inspectors. More>>

Trump uses phrase that haunted Bush: 'Mission Accomplished!' Video included

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As he declares the U.S.-led airstrikes against Syria a success, President Donald Trump is adopting a phrase that a previous president came to regret _ "mission accomplished.". More>>

Pakistan: Gunmen open fire on churchgoers, killing 2

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Pakistani police say gunmen have opened fire on worshippers coming out of a church in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing two people and wounding five others. More>>

Egypt upholds death sentence against 4 over plotting attacks

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Egypt's highest appeals court has upheld death sentences for four people over forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions. More>>

In Peru for summit, Pence offers support for Syrian strike

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Vice President Mike Pence has wrapped up his trip to a summit of Latin American leaders. More>>

Teacher rebellion tests Republican grip on Kentucky

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A teacher rebellion in Kentucky is testing the Republican party's grip on the state. More>>

Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain Video included

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President Donald Trump has announced that the U.S., France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria. More>>

The Latest: Syrian-Americans express anger over missiles Video included

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Israel says in response to the American-led strike in Syria that the Middle Eastern country's "murderous actions" put itself in danger. More>>

European allies France, UK gamble, join Trump against Syria Video included

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Europe's two biggest military powers took a gamble in lining up behind U.S. President Donald Trump in bombarding Syria. More>>

In Peru, Pence defends Syrian strike to Latin America allies

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Abroad during a major military strike, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to address Latin American leaders Saturday on President Donald Trump's decision to launch air strikes in Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack in the war-torn nation. More>>

The Latest: Aide: Pence left Summit before Cuban FM spoke

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is praising Peru's "strong stand" on the "tyranny and humanitarian crisis" in Venezuela. More>>

Defiant Syrians say West hasn't shaken their resolve

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Hundreds of Syrians gather at landmark squares in the capital, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs in defiance after airstrikes. More>>

The Latest: Syrian army says it has retaken eastern Ghouta

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Syrian state TV carried live images of hourslong street celebrations with people dancing and chanting in support of their government's "steadfastness" following unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain on Syria. More>>

Deported veteran becomes US citizen after California pardon

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A decorated former U.S. Army paratrooper whose work on behalf of deported veterans has brought widespread attention to his cause has become a U.S. citizen, giving immigration advocacy groups a rare reason to celebrate. More>>

Germany closing in on deal to buy 1st weapons-capable drone

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Germany is close to finalizing a deal that will see the country buy its first weapons-capable drone aircraft _ an Israeli designed model _ from European aerospace giant Airbus. More>>

Pakistan test fires upgraded ballistic cruise missile

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Pakistan successful test fires upgraded ballistic missile of 700 km range. More>>

Egypt says 8 troops killed, 15 wounded in Sinai clashes

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Egypt's military says eight soldiers have been killed and 15 wounded after militants wearing explosive belts blew themselves up as they tried to infiltrate a military base in central Sinai. More>>

The Latest: Pence informed US leaders of Syria announcement

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Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Peru for a Latin American summit at which he's expected to push a tough line on Venezuela and point to the U.S. as an ideal trading partner in the region. More>>

The Latest: Russia says no evidence of gas attack in Douma

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France's foreign minister has cancelled trips to Albania and Slovenia because of rising global tensions around Syria. More>>

4 Islamic Jihad members killed in Gaza 'work accident' blast

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Gaza's Health Ministry says four Palestinians have been killed and several others injured in a mysterious blast in the southeast part of the Gaza Strip. More>>

Myanmar military put on UN blacklist for sexual violence

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A new UN report puts Myanmar's armed forces on a U.N. blacklist of government and rebel groups "credibly suspected" of carrying out rapes and other acts of sexual violence in conflict for the first time. More>>

Trump: US, allied strikes aimed at Syria's chemical weapons Video included

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President Donald Trump puts off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier Thursday that they could happen "very soon or not so soon at all.". More>>

Ecuador's president confirms journalists killed along border

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Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno said 3 media workers kidnapped along the border with Colombia most likely were killed and gave their drug-running captors 12 hours to demonstrate otherwise before launching a military strike against them. More>>

The Latest: Russia: Missiles aimed at Syrian air base downed

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President Donald Trump is set to address the nation Friday night amid anticipation of a retaliatory strike for an apparent Syrian chemical weapon attack last week. More>>

Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

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Russia's Lavrov: Suspected chemical attack in Syria a 'fabrication' made with help of unspecified foreign intel agency. More>>

The Latest: Gaza ministry says Palestinian killed in protest

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The Latest: Israeli troops fire at Gaza protests, 9 reported wounded as thousands of Palestinians rally at border. More>>

Teachers wary of Arizona governor's pay boost plan

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Republican Doug Ducey managed to scrape $274 million from the cash-starved state's coffers and offer a 20 percent wage hike by 2020. More>>

5 years later, Boston Marathon survivors, responders move on

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As the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings approaches, key individuals caught up in the attacks are reflecting on how life has changed. More>>

Austrian man convicted for plans to attack German sites

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An Austrian court has convicted a 19-year-old of involvement in plans for two Islamic extremist attacks in Germany, one of which was supposed to be carried out by a 12-year-old boy. More>>

Israel says Iran drone downed in Feb was on attack mission

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Israel's military says an unmanned Iranian aircraft shot down in February after infiltrating its airspace was armed with explosives and on a mission to attack Israel. More>>

Officials: 1 Palestinian killed, 223 wounded by Israeli fire

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Palestinians stream to tent camps along Gaza's border with Israel for another, 3rd so far weekly mass protest. More>>

UK says Russia monitored daughter of former spy for years

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Russia's foreign minister says a new report on the poisoning of a former spy does nothing to support Britain's contention that Russia was behind the attack. More>>

The Latest: Valerie Plame denounces potential Libby pardon

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Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says President Donald Trump's plans to pardon I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby send a message "that you can commit crimes against national security and you will be pardoned.". More>>

Guard faces tricky dance in California border mission

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border at President Donald Trump's request but says they'll focus on combating drug crime not immigration. More>>

Berlusconi at center of impasse on forming Italy's new govt

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Italy's president says a second round of consultations aimed at forming a new government has failed and he will consider for a few days how to break the logjam. More>>

21 sentenced to life over Turkey's 1997 'post-modern coup'

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has sentenced 21 people to life in prison over their involvement in the ouster of an Islamic-oriented government in 1997. More>>

Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies Video included

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President Donald Trump says an attack on Syria could take place "very soon or not so soon at all!". More>>

Ukrainian nationalists vandalize Soviet-era monument in Kiev

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Ukraine's hard-line nationalist activists have vandalized a monument to a Soviet military officer and scuffled with opponents. More>>

The Latest: UN Security Council schedules meeting on Syria

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France says it will decide in the coming days whether to launch a military strike over a suspected chemical attack in Syria. More>>

With Catalonia's leaders in jail, Spain hits the grassroots

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With Catalonia's leaders in jail, Spain sets sights on grassroots activists behind road-and-rail disruptions. More>>

Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

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Russian military: Syrian government is now in full control of town near Damascus, site of suspected chemical attack. More>>

Civil War history wins $5,000 award

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A Civil War history focusing on the Army of the Potamac has won a $5,000 award. More>>

Afghan officials: Latest Taliban attacks kill 13 policemen

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A local official says a Taliban attack in western Herat province has killed 10 police and wounded four. More>>

China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

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China announces live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan's government. More>>

Pompeo vows to confront Russia, dodges Mueller questions Video included

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Trump's pick to be secretary of state declares that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are over, vows to promote democracy and human rights while ending "demoralizing" vacancies at the State Department. More>>

The Latest: Trump puts off decision on Syria strikes Video included

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The Kremlin spokesman is warning the U.S. and its allies against any steps that could destabilize the situation in Syria. More>>

Pompeo plays down hopes for comprehensive deal at NK summit

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President Donald Trump's pick to be America's top diplomat is playing down expectations for a breakthrough deal on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program at a planned summit with the North's leader. More>>

Bomb blast at packed Somalia stadium kills 5 football fans

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Bomb blast at packed Somalia stadium kills 5 football fans as al-Shabab claims responsibility. More>>

Photo of Venezuela unrest wins World Press Photo contest

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A spine-tingling photo of a young man on fire during clashes in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas during the protest against President Nicolas Maduro has won the World Press Photo of the Year. More>>

Palestinians say man killed along Gaza border with Israel

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Israeli military says it bombed Hamas targets in Gaza in response to border explosion; Palestinian reported killed. More>>

France mulls military action against Syria for gas attacks

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France's President Emmanuel Macron said France has proof that the Syrian government launched chlorine gas attacks and has crossed a line that could prompt French airstrikes. More>>

The Latest: Pompeo says humans 'likely' nudge climate change

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Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo says that bolstering the Iran nuclear deal will be a priority if he's confirmed by the Senate. More>>

Putin unlikely to let a US strike in Syria go unanswered

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Faced with the threat of a U.S. strike on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a dilemma: He can allow U.S. missiles to hit Moscow's ally without a response or risk a military clash with the United States. More>>

Judge expected to rule in ex-Army couple's abuse sentencing

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A former military couple convicted of abusing their young foster children is due back in federal court after their original sentence was thrown out for being too lenient. More>>

UK's Cabinet says Syria chemical attack calls for 'action'

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Britain's Cabinet has given gave Prime Minister Theresa May the green light to join the U.S. and France in planning military strikes in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. More>>

Greek fighter jet crashes into Aegean Sea, pilot killed

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A Greek air force fighter jet crashed into the Aegean Sea Thursday after returning from a patrol, killing the pilot, Defense Ministry officials said. More>>

Algeria crash victims being identified, no word on probe

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Bodies of the 257 people killed in Algeria's worst aviation disaster were being identified at a military hospital and returned to families for burial as officials provided no new information about the crash. More>>

Spain's high court blocks Catalan separatist's power bid

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Spain's Supreme Court has turned down for a second time a request by a jailed leader of Catalonia's independence movement to be released so that regional lawmakers can vote on making him their leader. More>>

Another top official leaves National Security Council

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Another top National Security Council staffer is leaving the White House as new National Security Adviser John Bolton makes his mark. More>>

The Latest: Afghan official says sticky bomb destroys tanker

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A lawmaker in the Afghan Parliament said three district officials and several security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on a government compound in Ghazni province. More>>

Egypt, Russia resume flights halted after 2015 attack

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Egypt and Russia have resumed direct flights more than two years after they were suspended in the wake of a bombing that brought down a Russian passenger plane over the Sinai Peninsula. More>>

Taliban attack on Afghan government compound kills 15

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Police say Taliban fighters attacked a district compound in central Afghanistan overnight, killing at least six government security forces in several hours of fighting. More>>

US, Russia trade rhetoric, edge toward showdown over Syria

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Harsh rhetoric heard on both sides as Russia and the United States edge closer to a showdown over Syria. More>>

California joins Guard border mission, shuns Trump's message

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump's request, but not all will head to the U.S.-Mexico border and none will enforce federal immigration enforcement. More>>

Asian shares mixed as markets mull Fed, geopolitical risk

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US stocks are opening lower after they rallied a day earlier on signs trade tensions between the US and China were easing. More>>

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