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Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

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Turkey's military says it has retaliated against fire into Turkey from across the border in a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria. More>>

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Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic

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Trump administration pledge to minimize the impact of a government shutdown faces an early test as a number of iconic American landmarks announced they would be closed. More>>

Strong emotions ahead in drama about Serbia's Milosevic

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Musical play about late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic is sure to stir strong feelings in both Serbia and Kosovo. More>>

The Latest: Tillerson speaks to Turkey, Russia diplomats

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Syrian state TV says government forces have reached the perimeter of a rebel-held air base deep inside what was once opposition territory in northwest Syria. More>>

Government shutdown: What's closed, who's affected

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Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?. More>>

VP Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Egypt

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Vice President Mike Pence is in Cairo for meetings with Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on security and counterterrorism issues. More>>

Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

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Another Olympic gold medalist has come forward to say that she too was sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor who also worked at USA Gymnastics. More>>

Serbian president visits Kosovo after politician's slaying

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Serbia's president is visiting Serb-dominated areas in Kosovo days after a moderate politician was gunned down in an attack that fueled concerns of instability in the volatile Balkans. More>>

Kashmir fighting escalates between India, Pakistan

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Indian officials say a teenage boy and a soldier have been killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the volatile frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir. More>>

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other Video included

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A bitterly-divided Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. More>>

Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers

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APNewsBreak: Recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicates their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment tells The Associated Press. More>>

Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

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In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has made sharp departures from years and even decades of US foreign policy. More>>

US competitive warfighting edge has slipped, says Mattis

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is laying out a broad new defense strategy, and he's warning that all aspects of the military's competitive warfighting edge have eroded. More>>

Russia exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues

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Russia's top diplomat is exhorting President Donald Trump to counter what he calls "Russo-phobic" intrigues against him in the United States in order to improve ties between Washington and Moscow. More>>

Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

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The Pentagon says countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism. More>>

Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria

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Turkey's defense minister says country determined to carry out a military offensive against enclave in northwest Syria, saying Syrian Kurdish fighters pose ever increasing threat to Turkey. More>>

The Latest: VP Pence greets troops in Ireland

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Vice President Mike Pence still plans to travel to the Middle East on Friday night, despite the potential for a shutdown of the federal government. More>>

Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?

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There's plenty that won't get done if hundreds of thousands of federal employees are barred from working until Washington reaches a budget agreement. More>>

Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts

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Senators grill Facebook, Google and Twitter over terrorist propaganda and recruitment. More>>

Governor took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

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State lawmakers will hold a hearing to find out why Hawaii emergency officials mistakenly sent an alert warning of a ballistic missile attack. More>>

Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

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Tensions between India and Pakistan soar along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day. More>>

France's Macron pledges big increase in defense budget

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French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged an "unprecedented" hike in defense spending in the coming years to guarantee France's security within its borders and fight "obscurantism" abroad. More>>

Lithuania probing bogus story after TV station is hacked

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Lithuania launched an investigation on Friday into a cyber-attack against a news outlet which saw a fake news article targeting the Defense Minister. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Pakistan's ace in poker match with US: Afghan air routes

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As bad as President Donald Trump describes U.S.-Pakistani ties today, they can get far worse. More>>

Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in Syria

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As Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin it faces the challenge of maintaining its old alliance with Washington and reinforcing a new rapprochement with Moscow. More>>

TV crew attempts to pass fake bomb through airport security

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Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at New Jersey's Newark Airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint. More>>

Radio Free Europe says Pakistan closes its bureau

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says Pakistani authorities have closed the Islamabad bureau of its Pashto-language Radio Mashaal after Pakistan's intelligence agency accused it of airing programs "against the interest of Pakistan.". More>>

US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists

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US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists in raid that frees child conscripts. More>>

Pence to travel to Middle East despite potential shutdown

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Vice President Mike Pence set to travel to Mideast on Friday night despite a looming federal government shutdown. More>>

Judge delays sentencing of Ohio man who plotted US attacks

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An Ohio man who admitted he plotted to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving training in Syria is set to be sentenced. More>>

Germany halts further arms exports to parties in Yemen war

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Germany won't approve arms exports to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, a move that could affect sales of military hardware to Saudi Arabia. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Shutdown wouldn't halt military

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AP FACT CHECK: In a government shutdown, the military would continue to operate normally, despite Trump's worry about it taking a hit. More>>

The Latest: Catalan president to travel to Denmark next week

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Officials say that former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Brussels to avoid arrest in Spain nearly three months ago, will leave Belgium and travel to Denmark next week to attend a university forum. More>>

Teen denies responsibility in London subway bomb attack

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An 18-year-old has denied responsibility for an explosion on a London subway station that injured 30 people. More>>

The work that won't get done during a government shutdown

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There's plenty that won't get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working during a shutdown until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding. More>>

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim Video included

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The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump's views on immigration are evolving. More>>

Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies

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Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died. More>>

The work that won't get done during a government shutdown

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During a government shutdown, there's plenty of work that won't get done should hundreds of thousands of federal employees be barred from working. More>>

Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

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Israeli military forges ahead with ambitious subterranean barrier to cut off attack tunnels from Gaza Strip. More>>

Deputy US marshal killed while serving Pennsylvania warrant

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An official says multiple Pennsylvania police officers have been injured while serving an early morning warrant in Harrisburg. More>>

The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

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President Donald Trump is pushing back against his own chief of staff over the border wall with Mexico. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Shutdown wouldn't halt military

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump worries what happens "if the country shuts down". More>>

Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

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Amid threats from Turkey, Syria warns it will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack within Syria. More>>

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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Pence Mideast visit showcases dilemma for major Washington allies Egypt, Jordan. More>>

UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

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Britain says it will pay France tens of millions of pounds (dollars) as part of a deal to maintain a key border agreement between the two countries. More>>

AP Explains: What happens when the government shuts down

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The truth about a government "shutdown" is that the government doesn't shut down. More>>

Ex-Trump aide was subject of arrest warrant at White House

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Hungarian police had an arrest warrant open for Sebastian Gorka during the eight months he spent as a national security aide to U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

Judge remains skeptical Sept. 11 Saudi claims can proceed

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A judge who once before rejected arguments that Saudi Arabia was behind the Sept. 11 attacks has expressed doubts again after claims were revived by Congressional action. More>>

UN chief: Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the threat from weapons of mass destruction "seems to be gathering force" and is urging expanded diplomatic efforts to tackle the security challenge posed by North Korea's nuclear ambitions. More>>

Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

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A Thai military court has dropped royal insult charges against an 84-year old Thai historian who questioned whether a Thai King had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago. More>>

Feds say man accused in Bosnian killings lied to be refugee

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Federal authorities say a man suspected of killing three people while fighting in Bosnia's war lied to get into the U.S. as a refugee and has been quietly operating a trucking company in Iowa. More>>

The Latest: Macron, May differ on UK's Brexit trade deal

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French President Emmanuel Macron says Britain and France have signed a treaty to improve the management of their common border and to deal more humanely with migrants. More>>

The Latest: Kazakhstan to NKorea: Abandon nuclear ambitions

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the regimes that most threaten the world today with weapons of mass destruction also deny their people human rights, promote conflict and regional instability and "aid terrorists and militant groups.". More>>

Tweak in foreign surveillance bill may not change much

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As the Senate nears renewal of a key U.S. spy program, law enforcement veterans and privacy advocates say the bill's call for the FBI to get a warrant in some cases when it digs into Americans' communications will amount to little more than a nuisance. More>>

Turkey extends post-coup state of emergency

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Turkey's parliament has extended for a sixth time the state of emergency that was imposed in the wake of a 2016 failed coup attempt. More>>

Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad

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President Vladimir Putin is attending events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the break of Nazi's siege of Leningrad. More>>

Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no Video included

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Congressional Democrats aren't backing down from their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants. More>>

Migrants shift to old, risky route to Spain and Europe

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Record numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers are arriving through the hazardous Western Mediterranean route into Europe. More>>

AP Explains: What happens when the government shuts down

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The truth about a government "shutdown" is that the government doesn't shut down. More>>

The Latest: Syria vows to shoot down Turkish fighter jets

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Turkey's military says the country's chief of military staff and intelligence chief have traveled to Russia for talks on the situation in Syria. More>>

Israel says it killed Palestinian sought in settler slaying

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In pre-dawn raid, Israeli forces kill Palestinian wanted in fatal shooting of West Bank rabbi. More>>

Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

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4 years on and with no funds for rebuilding, ancient heart of Homs still abandoned ruins. More>>

Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir, killing 4

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Officials say Pakistani, Indian troops trade gunfire in disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing 3 civilians and a soldier. More>>

Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no Video included

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Liberal activists are shrugging off the prospect of a government shutdown and demanding that Democrats protect thousands of young immigrants from deportation. More>>

Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home

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The families of French Islamic State followers being held by Kurdish forces are suing to bring the women and children home, saying they have no hope of fair treatment in a place where their captors aren't even recognized as a government. More>>

Amid spat with Turkey, Tillerson denies Syria border force

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's crucial for the U.S. to maintain a military presence in Syria to prevent an Islamic State resurgence. More>>

Charges unsealed against man linked to bin Laden, al-Qaida

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U.S. authorities say they want a German man who provided critical support to Osama bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attacks to face trial in the United States. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump presidency creates an alternate reality Video included

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump fraught relationship with facts marks his presidency. More>>

Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass

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Pope Francis goes to Chile's Araucania region Wednesday, where several churches have been firebombed amid a long-running conflict between indigenous Mapuche and government authorities. More>>

Bob Dole gets Congressional Gold Medal Video included

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Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole to receive Congress' highest civilian honor. More>>

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

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The two Koreas are meeting again to discuss North Korean participation in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. More>>

Navy ship collisions prompt rare criminal charges

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The Navy's decision to charge five officers with negligent homicide for their involvement in two fatal ship crashes marks a rare legal move that, if proven, could send them to jail for up to three years. More>>

Suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills 12

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12 killed, 48 others wounded in double suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri city. More>>

GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa Video included

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Republicans are still struggling to get their stories straight nearly a week after a meeting in which President Donald Trump is said to have made vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist. More>>

Turkey to extend state of emergency amid freedom concerns

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Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt. More>>

Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

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Former CIA officer arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets. More>>

Italian lawmakers pass anti-terror military mission to Niger

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Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism. More>>

FEMA: Hawaii didn't need approval to retract missile alert

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the state of Hawaii didn't need federal approval to retract a cellphone alert mistakenly sent over the weekend warning of a ballistic missile attack. More>>

France wants tougher rules on bitcoin to avoid criminal use

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France's finance minister says he wants new regulation targeted at bitcoin and other virtual currencies, to stop them from being used for tax evasion, financing terrorism and other crime. More>>

Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

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The Navy says it is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in fatal collisions last year. More>>

German, Austrian chancellors stress need to secure EU border

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The chancellors of Germany and Austria saying they're waiting to see how political developments in their respective neighbors play out before passing judgment. More>>

Prosecutors: New Jersey bomber tried to corrupt inmates

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Prosecutors are urging a judge to impose a life sentence on a New Jersey man who injured 30 people in a Manhattan bombing and then promoted his extremist ideology to other prisoners. More>>

US presses Kosovo against amending war crimes court law

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The United States ambassador to Kosovo says the country still needs an outside mechanism like the special war crimes court as its system is not yet capable of administering high-case profiles and witnesses are subject to intimidation. More>>

Jewish child orphaned in Mumbai attacks makes 1st visit back

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A young boy whose parents were killed at a Jewish center in Mumbai during the city's 2008 terror attack has returned for the first time to visit the city. More>>

Legislation on foreign surveillance clears Senate hurdle

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Legislation extending a government program established to gather information from foreigners overseas has cleared a key Senate hurdle. More>>

Serb leader's death in Kosovo raises Balkan region tensions

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A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo has been shot and killed, raising ethnic tensions in the region and halting EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia on the day they were due to resume. More>>

Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy. More>>

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

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The White House is expected to provide a fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up in office last Friday. More>>

Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity Video included

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Trump goes after the Democrat who brought coarse remarks about Africa, Haiti to surface. More>>

Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram

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Nigeria's army has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership of the deadly extremist group. More>>

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

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Bangladesh officials say they have agreed with Myanmar that they will try to complete the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years. More>>

The Latest: Doctor says Trump aced cognitive test

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President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening. More>>

The Latest: Tillerson says US seeks diplomacy with NKorea

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy. More>>

Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in Syria

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Iran says U.S. plans to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and "add flames" to the war-torn country. More>>

Japanese PM lands in Romania as leader he is to meet resigns

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Bucharest for talks on North Korea and investment, but the focus in the Romanian capital was on a political crisis prompted by the unexpected resignation of Premier Mihai Tudose. More>>

The Latest: Homeland secretary unclear on Trump vulgarity Video included

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump is "not going to apologize for trying to fix our immigration system," as the fall-out continues from Trump's reported use of a vulgarity to describe some African countries. More>>

Rebel ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

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Officials in Venezuela confirm that a rebellious police officer who led a dramatic attack in Caracas last year was among seven killed in a violent shootout with security forces. More>>

Chelsea Manning's US Senate bid could upend Maryland race

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Chelsea Manning's intention to run for U.S. Senate threatens to upend the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. More>>

The Latest: Kosovo assures safety after Serb leader's death

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The lawyer for leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo Oliver Ivanovic says he has been shot dead. More>>

US agency to work with states to ensure proper safety alerts

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the agency will be working with states to ensure they follow proper protocols when issuing safety alerts and can quickly retract incorrect alerts, like Hawaii's warning of a ballistic missile. More>>

AP News Guide: Big decisions await Congress on immigration

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AP News Guide: Big decisions await Congress on immigration. More>>

South Sudan's cease-fire broken by both sides, say monitors

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Sixteen people have been killed, including three children, since South Sudan's cease-fire started less than a month ago, say monitors. More>>

UK business secretary seeks fast-tracked Carillion probe

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U.K. leaders are discussing the fallout of the collapse of construction and outsourcing firm Carillion. More>>

Venezuela forces take down fugitive group in deadly shootout

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Venezuelan officials say special forces troops have captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings. More>>

Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

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Iraq's interior ministry says back-to-back suicide attacks in central Baghdad kill at least 16 people. More>>

US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and to make additional donations contingent on changes to the organization. More>>

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

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Across the Middle East, millions of people who depend on the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants are bracing for the worst ahead of an expected U.S. funding cut. More>>

Turkey vows to 'drown' US-backed Syrian Kurdish force

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Russia, Turkey, Syrian government condemn US plans to establish Syrian Kurdish-led border security force. More>>

African elephant, hippo, rhino populations shrink in wartime

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Elephants, hippos, rhinos and other big African animals are collateral damage to constant African wars. More>>

Belgium: Explosion collapses building, injures up to 20

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Police said an explosion has torn through three adjacent homes in Belgium's northern port town of Antwerp and injured up to 20 people. More>>

Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

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An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. More>>

Israel slams Palestinian leader over anti-Trump speech

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Israel's defense minister says Palestinian leader Abbas has 'lost his senses' following fiery anti-Trump speech. More>>

UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets

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Britain's defense ministry says the Royal Air Force has scrambled two fighter jets as Russian planes neared U.K. airspace _ another illustration of ongoing tensions. More>>

Russia slams US demands for Iran; Germany seeks more detail

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The German government says it will seek more detail on what the U.S. wants regarding the nuclear deal with Iran after President Donald Trump demanded that European allies fix what he called "terrible flaws.". More>>

North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics

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North and South Korea have begun talks about North Korea's plan to send an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics. More>>

US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal

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U.S. Army dog that attacked a German machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery. More>>

The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan to 'drown' Syrian Kurdish force

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The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan vows to 'drown' 30,000-strong Syrian Kurdish border security force US is setting up. More>>

Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

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Hawaii residents were left shaken by the second recent blunder in Hawaii's planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack. More>>

Authorities arrest 22 after massacre in southern Senegal

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Authorities in Senegal have arrested 22 people following a massacre in the country's southern Casamance region where the suspects had been looking for firewood in the forest. More>>

APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and to make additional donations contingent on changes to the organization. More>>

Tunisians call on leaders to remember 2011 revolution goals

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Tunisia, shaken by days of nationwide unrest over price hikes, is marking seven years since the North African nation drove out its long-time autocratic ruler. More>>

Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

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With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. More>>

Palestinian leader rebukes Trump: 'Shame on you'

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The Palestinian leader says President Donald Trump should be ashamed of himself for his handling of Mideast peace efforts. More>>

Bulgaria pledges opportunities for Japanese firms in Balkans

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov are promising to create opportunities for Japanese businesses in the Balkans. More>>

Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

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Critics of a plan to make nuclear conflict less likely by developing new nuclear weapons say the actual outcome of such an approach will be just the opposite. More>>

US urges caution, warns of possible terror attacks in Kosovo

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The United States is warning its citizens to "exercise increased caution in Kosovo due to terrorism" and listed some areas Washington thinks are at increased risk. More>>

Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

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Turkey's president says it will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days.". More>>

NATO chief: UN convention won't rid world of nuclear arms

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NATO's secretary general says the military alliance supports the idea of a world without nuclear weapons, but doesn't believe it can be achieved by imposing a ban through the United Nations convention on nuclear weapons. More>>

Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

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Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. More>>

Bomb placed in car wounds Palestinian in southern Lebanon

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Bomb placed in car wounds Palestinian in southern Lebanon, where armed factions have clashed in the past. More>>

Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel under key Gaza crossing

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The Israeli military says it destroyed an attack tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip, through Israel and into Egypt, and that ran past Israeli military posts as well as gas and fuel pipelines. More>>

Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

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Chelsea Manning will run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. More>>

Bipartisan deal would create 12-year citizenship pathway

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A bipartisan agreement among a handful of senators to prevent deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants includes a pathway to citizenship that would take up to 12 years. More>>

Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them Video included

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Lawmakers slam Trump's comments on Africa as racist, unhelpful to immigration negotiations. More>>

Turkey says it will oust Kurdish militants from Afrin, Syria

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Turkey's president has said Turkey will eliminate Kurdish militants in Afrin, northern Syria, as the military shelled the area from across the border. More>>

'We made a mistake' Hawaii sends false missile alert

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Hawaii emergency management officials said a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was mistake. More>>

Arizona Republican embraces Trump in high-profile Senate bid

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In battleground Arizona, former fighter pilot bear hugs Trump in a premier Senate contest. More>>

Correction: Turkey-US story

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Turkey has warned its citizens about traveling to the United States, in retaliation for a new U.S. travel advisory about Turkey. More>>

Iraq: Baghdad bombing kills 8, wounds 10

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Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing in Baghdad Saturday evening killed eight and wounded at least 10. More>>

German defense minister visits German troops at Jordan base

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Germany's defense minister visits a Jordanian air base where German troops have been stationed since October as part of international campaign against Islamic State extremists. More>>

White House doctor: Trump in 'excellent health'

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President Donald Trump will be the patient himself, not the commander in chief comforting them, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital this week. More>>

The Latest: Doctor says Trump 'is in excellent health'

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Donald Trump is sitting for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed, undergoing a physical exam amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he's mentally unfit. More>>

Classified US satellite launched from California after delay

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A rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite has blasted off from California. More>>

Trump: No trip to London since embassy site is a 'bad deal'

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President Donald Trump says he canceled upcoming trip to London because he doesn't like the choice of new embassy. More>>

Ex-fighter pilot launches bid to replace Arizona Sen. Flake

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Congresswoman Martha McSally launches Senate campaign in heated Arizona contest. More>>

Insurgents lure US, Afghan team to meeting, then open fire

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The U.S. military says a U.S. and Afghan team was lured to a meeting by insurgents posing as friendly militia members in eastern Afghanistan, triggering a shootout and a coalition airstrike on the compound. More>>

Trump: Why allow immigrants from 'shithole countries'? Video included

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Congressional lawmakers have launched a new effort to find a compromise on immigration issues. More>>

Firefighter killed in collapse remembered for humor, spirit

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A funeral is scheduled for a veteran Philadelphia firefighter who was fatally injured when a burning row home collapsed last weekend. More>>

Illinois to replace vets' plumbing amid Legionnaire's crisis

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state will replace plumbing at a home for military veterans that's been troubled by Legionnaires' disease. More>>

Nigeria: Militant oil leader sought for killings is dead

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Nigeria's army says oil militant leader who had once organized the kidnapping of four British missionaries and death of one of them has been killed. More>>

Ex-army chief to run in Egypt's presidential elections

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A top politician says that a former Egyptian army chief of staff will contest the upcoming presidential elections in March, as other candidates have faced heavy pressure to drop out. More>>

Russia says it eliminated Syria rebels who attacked its base

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The Russian military says it has destroyed a group of rebels who have attacked Russia's air base in Syria. More>>

Pakistan army chief: US general called, offered assurances

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Pakistan's army chief says top US general called him, offered assurances against US hitting targets inside Pakistan. More>>

China rebukes Zara, Delta for calling Taiwan 'country'

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China rebukes Zara, Delta and Medtronic for calling Taiwan a country on their websites in a new show of sensitivity about the self-ruled island. More>>

China orders Marriott to suspend website, app in map furor

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The hotel chain Marriott International has apologized to China's government after referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as companies in a mailing sent to customers. More>>

Chinese authorities demolish well-known evangelical church

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Authorities in northern China's coal country have demolished a Christian mega-church that has long clashed with the government. More>>

House OKs spy program after Trump tweets spark confusion

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President Donald Trump is suggesting that a key program to collect foreign intelligence could have been used to "badly surveil and abuse" his campaign. More>>

The Latest: Trump renews push for wall in immigration deal

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Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi says an immigration working group is just "five white guys.". More>>

Bangladeshi man pleads not guilty in NYC subway bomb attack

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A Bangladeshi immigrant still recovering from injuries suffered in the failed pipe bombing of the New York subway system has pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges. More>>

Outdoor center warns skiers of dive-bombing owl

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Maine outdoor center warns skiers to watch out for an "aggressive dive-bombing" owl that recently struck a man. More>>

Russia, US hold talks about nuclear pact, Putin says

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is holding negotiations with Washington regarding a pivotal nuclear arms pact. More>>

Syrian insurgents in counteroffensive in northwestern area

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Syrian insurgent groups launch counteroffensive against government forces in northwest, capture villages, take prisoners. More>>

Palestinians: 2 teens killed in clashes with Israeli army

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Palestinian health officials say two Palestinians have been killed in clashes with the Israeli military in separate incidents in the West Bank and Gaza. More>>

French counterterrorism inquiry launched into prison attack

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French prosecutors say they have opened a counterterrorism investigation into attempted murder after an attack at a high-security prison. More>>

Jailed Catalan separatists pledge to eschew unilateral moves

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Two recently-elected pro-Catalan independence regional lawmakers and another separatist activist are to appear before a Supreme Court judge to appeal their jailing for events related to Catalonia's push for secession. More>>

Russian military shows drones it says came from Syria raid

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Russia's military has displayed in Moscow drones that it says were captured following an attack on a Russian air base in Syria. More>>

US refuses visa for Serbia's army chief of staff

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Serbian defense minister says U.S. rejection of visa application for army chief of staff will have consequences for military relations. More>>

Attorney general's team to review Obama-era Hezbollah probes

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The Justice Department is forming a team of prosecutors to investigate drug trafficking and money laundering linked to Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant movement. More>>

Tunisia unrest: Arrests, clashes persist amid price rises

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Tunisian police arrested 328 people and fired tear gas while protesters hurled rocks and burned tires, as nationwide demonstrations continued over price rises. More>>

Denmark, Greenland sign deal to clean up US military waste

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Denmark and its autonomous Arctic island of Greenland have signed an agreement to clean up U.S. military installations that were left to rust in the pristine landscape after the Cold War. More>>

The Latest: Jailed activist: Catalan vote lacked validity

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Carme Forcadell, a leading activist in Catalonia's pro-independence movement, says she will not seek re-election as regional parliament speaker when the chamber meets Jan 17. More>>

Leopards kill at least 3 children in rural India

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Media reports say at least three children have been killed by leopards in a series of recent attacks in rural India. More>>

EU backs under-fire Iran nuclear pact as Trump weighs future

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EU foreign ministers say that a key agreement curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions must be preserved as U.S. President Donald Trump weighs whether to pull out of the pact. More>>

US: American soldier wounded in Afghan attack

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The U.S. military says one of its soldiers was wounded when insurgents launched an attack in eastern Afghanistan's remote Achin district of Nangarhar province. More>>

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