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US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade dispute

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China cuts taxes on software and integrated circuit industries to spur development in face of U.S. export controls that threaten Chinese tech companies. More>>

Climate protesters turn out as Europe votes on parliament

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Young demonstrators take part in a demonstration organised by 'Global Strike 4 Climate' near Parliament in London, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Young demonstrators take part in a demonstration organised by 'Global Strike 4 Climate' near Parliament in London, Friday, May 24, 2019.
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Protesters are holding rallies in several European Union countries to demand tougher action against global warming, as the 28-nation bloc votes to fill the European Parliament. More>>

The race is on: Contenders vie to become next British PM

(AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, British Conservative Party Member of Parliament Boris Johnson speaks at a fringe event during the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre,... (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, British Conservative Party Member of Parliament Boris Johnson speaks at a fringe event during the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre,...
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Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she will leave 10 Downing Street has set off a fierce competition to succeed her as Conservative Party leader _ and as the next prime minister. More>>

UK's Princess Charlotte to start school in September

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file). FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 file photo, Princess Charlotte waves as she arrives by car for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England... (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file). FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 file photo, Princess Charlotte waves as she arrives by car for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England...
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The first day of school can be stressful but Princess Charlotte will have her older brother to lean on if necessary. More>>

Russian court extends arrest for American accused of spying

(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, who was arrested in Moscow at the end of last year, waits for a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 24, 2019. The American was detained at the end of December for alleged spying. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, who was arrested in Moscow at the end of last year, waits for a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 24, 2019. The American was detained at the end of December for alleged spying.
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A Russian court has extended the arrest for a former U.S. Marine who faces espionage charges. More>>

NKorea says talks won't resume unless US changes position

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, in Hanoi. North Korea says nuclear negot... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, in Hanoi. North Korea says nuclear negot...
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North Korea says stalled nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what the North describes as unilateral demands for disarmament. More>>

The Latest: French far-right leader says Brexit must happen

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). A police officer stands outside 10 Downing Street, the residence of British Prime Minister Theresa May, in London, England, Friday, May 24, 2019. Conservative lawmakers have given May until Friday to announce a departure date... (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). A police officer stands outside 10 Downing Street, the residence of British Prime Minister Theresa May, in London, England, Friday, May 24, 2019. Conservative lawmakers have given May until Friday to announce a departure date...
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Theresa May says she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain's next prime minister. More>>

May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new PM Video included

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave a polling station after voting in the European Elections in Sonning, England, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip leave a polling station after voting in the European Elections in Sonning, England, Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting a leader of Conservative lawmakers amid mounting speculation that she is about to announce her departure date. More>>

Same-sex couples start registering marriages in Taiwan

(AP Photo/Johnson Lai). Two same-sex couples seal their legal marriage with a kiss at the registration office in Xingyi District in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 24, 2019. Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are rushing to the household registration o... (AP Photo/Johnson Lai). Two same-sex couples seal their legal marriage with a kiss at the registration office in Xingyi District in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 24, 2019. Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are rushing to the household registration o...
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Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are rushing to the household registration office on the first day that a landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage has taken effect. More>>

Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same sex relations

(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi). Kenya gay and Lesbian activists and their supporters gather outside the Milimani Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday on whether laws that criminalise same sex relations are un... (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi). Kenya gay and Lesbian activists and their supporters gather outside the Milimani Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court is due to rule Friday on whether laws that criminalise same sex relations are un...
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Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations. More>>

Chimpanzees spotted cracking open tortoises for meat

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Scientists say they have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they cracked against tree trunks before scooping out the meat. More>>

India's ruling party takes 303 of 525 seats in election win Video included

(AP Photo). Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah greet supporters on arrival at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelec... (AP Photo). Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah greet supporters on arrival at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelec...
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been meeting with leaders of his Bharatiya Janata Party fresh off his party's thunderous victory in the general election. More>>

AP Interview: Catalan separatist vows EU parliament fight

(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti). The leader of the Catalan ERC party and European Parliament candidate Oriol Junqueras speaks from Soto del Real prison in Madrid, Friday, May 24, 2019, during an interview via video conference with The Associated Press in B... (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti). The leader of the Catalan ERC party and European Parliament candidate Oriol Junqueras speaks from Soto del Real prison in Madrid, Friday, May 24, 2019, during an interview via video conference with The Associated Press in B...
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The lower chamber of Spain's Parliament has suspended four Catalan separatist politicians from their recently gained positions as national lawmakers because they are currently in jail during an ongoing trial for rebellion and other charges. More>>

Rihanna feels the pressure as she makes fashion history

(AP Photo/Francois Mori). Singer Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, poses as she unveiled her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The collection, ... (AP Photo/Francois Mori). Singer Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, poses as she unveiled her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The collection, ...
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Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, has unveiled her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris. More>>

Police say fire kills 15 students in western India

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Indian media reports say at least 15 students have been killed in a fire that broke out in a building in the western city of Surat. More>>

US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance

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Two U.S. lawmakers are demanding the World Health Organization drop its guidelines that allow for freer prescribing of opioid painkillers. More>>

Trump Japan visit to focus on personal ties, not substance

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, speaks while meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s Japan visit st... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, speaks while meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump’s Japan visit st...
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President Donald Trump's visit to Japan is to focus on personal ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rather than substantive results on trade, security or North Korea. More>>

UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths

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The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030. More>>

The Latest: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win

(Brian Lawless/PA via AP). Taoiseach Leo Varadkar casts his vote at Scoil Thomais, Castleknock as people across the Republic of Ireland go to the polls to vote in the European and local elections along with the referendum on Ireland's divorce laws, in ... (Brian Lawless/PA via AP). Taoiseach Leo Varadkar casts his vote at Scoil Thomais, Castleknock as people across the Republic of Ireland go to the polls to vote in the European and local elections along with the referendum on Ireland's divorce laws, in ...
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Ireland is going to the polls to kick off the second day of European Union elections which have already caused a stir in the Netherlands. More>>

Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool). Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, walks to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, May 16, 2019. Iran’s foreign minister has said his country is committ... (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool). Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, walks to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, May 16, 2019. Iran’s foreign minister has said his country is committ...
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Iran's foreign minister, under fire at home, in Pakistan on critically timed visit amid tensions with US. More>>

Austrian politician "ashamed" of behavior caught on video

(AP Photo/Michael Gruber, File). FILE - In this Saturday, May 18, 2019 file photo, Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache (Austrian Freedom Party), second left, arrives for a press conference at the sport ministry in Vienna, Austria. The Euro... (AP Photo/Michael Gruber, File). FILE - In this Saturday, May 18, 2019 file photo, Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache (Austrian Freedom Party), second left, arrives for a press conference at the sport ministry in Vienna, Austria. The Euro...
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Heinz-Christian Strache, who resigned as Austria's vice chancellor and leader of the far-right Freedom Party over a scandal video says he's "ashamed" of his behavior. More>>

Voting in Ireland kicks off Day 2 of EU elections

(Niall Carson/PA via AP). Ballot boxes are transported around Inishbofin island, Ireland, Thursday, May 23, 2019 in preparation for voting in the European Parliament elections. Some 400 million Europeans from 28 countries head to the polls from Thursda... (Niall Carson/PA via AP). Ballot boxes are transported around Inishbofin island, Ireland, Thursday, May 23, 2019 in preparation for voting in the European Parliament elections. Some 400 million Europeans from 28 countries head to the polls from Thursda...
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Ireland is going to the polls to kick off the second day of European Union elections which have already caused a stir in the Netherlands. More>>

Strong showing for pro-EU parties in Dutch EU vote

(AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2011 file photo, EU flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Disinformation has evolved beyond the playbook used by Russian trolls in the U.S. election. As the European Unio... (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2011 file photo, EU flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Disinformation has evolved beyond the playbook used by Russian trolls in the U.S. election. As the European Unio...
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Dutch polls have opened in elections for the European Parliament, starting four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that pits supporters of deeper integration against populist Euroskeptics who want more power for their national governments. More>>

India's Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power Video included

(AP Photo/Manish Swarup). Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a giant floral garland from party leaders at their headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelectio... (AP Photo/Manish Swarup). Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a giant floral garland from party leaders at their headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelectio...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has constructed an image as a pious man of the people and transformed India's elections from a political contest into a cult of personality fueled by a social media blitzkrieg. More>>

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

(AP Photo/Charmaine Noronha, File). FILE - In this March 3, 2013 file photo elephants drink water in the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Botswana's government says it has lifted its ban on elephant hunting, a decision that is likely to bring protests ... (AP Photo/Charmaine Noronha, File). FILE - In this March 3, 2013 file photo elephants drink water in the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Botswana's government says it has lifted its ban on elephant hunting, a decision that is likely to bring protests ...
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Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, bringing anger from wildlife protection groups. More>>

UK's May delays Brexit bill, faces showdown on resignation Video included

(Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP). In this image made available by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May... (Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP). In this image made available by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is hunkered down with close allies as she considers whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. More>>

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this Saturday, April 27, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he leaves after a news conference on the outskirts of Beijing. Fuming over Washington’s latest tariff hike in an escalating t... (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this Saturday, April 27, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he leaves after a news conference on the outskirts of Beijing. Fuming over Washington’s latest tariff hike in an escalating t...
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China seeks support from Central Asian neighbors, Russia in trade fight with US. More>>

India's Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power Video included

(AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File). FILE – In this May 16, 2014 file photo, opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's next prime minister Narendra Modi greets the gathering at the home of his 90-year-old mother in Gandhinagar, in the western... (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File). FILE – In this May 16, 2014 file photo, opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's next prime minister Narendra Modi greets the gathering at the home of his 90-year-old mother in Gandhinagar, in the western...
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Hindu nationalist party has declared victory in parliamentary elections, has carefully cultivated his image as a pious man of the people. More>>

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform Video included

(AP Photo/Manish Swarup). India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah is showered with flower petals as he arrives at the party office in new Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed ... (AP Photo/Manish Swarup). India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah is showered with flower petals as he arrives at the party office in new Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed ...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party claims it won reelection with a commanding lead. More>>

The Latest: Modi's party surges to victory in Indian vote Video included

(AP Photo/Manish Swarup). An election official checks electronic voting machines as counting votes of India's massive general elections begins in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. The count is expected to conclude by the evening, with strong tr... (AP Photo/Manish Swarup). An election official checks electronic voting machines as counting votes of India's massive general elections begins in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. The count is expected to conclude by the evening, with strong tr...
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Early results are showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in the lead in India's general elections. More>>

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darion Chanelle Triplett/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Sunday, May 19, 2019 photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter transports cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier U... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darion Chanelle Triplett/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Sunday, May 19, 2019 photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter transports cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier U...
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German envoy in Tehran to press Iran to continue to abide by the landmark nuclear deal despite US pullout, sanctions. More>>

German aid group releases video of migrant raft in distress

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The German aid group Sea-Watch has released video from its aircraft showing a sinking raft packed with dozens migrants off Libya with some people scattered in the sea. More>>

The Latest: Exit poll sees fractured result in Dutch EU vote

(Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron chairs the first Council for environmental protection at the Elysee Palace in Paris Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron chairs the first Council for environmental protection at the Elysee Palace in Paris Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to prove that he's really a green-friendly guy. More>>

D-Day veterans revisit Normandy, recall horror and triumph Video included

(AP Photo/Richard Shiro). In this May, 21, 2019, photo, Dennis Trudeau, a World War II veteran who landed in Normandy on D-Day, poses for a photo at his home in Grovetown, Ga. Trudeau had joined the Canadian military at 17 and became a paratrooper in p... (AP Photo/Richard Shiro). In this May, 21, 2019, photo, Dennis Trudeau, a World War II veteran who landed in Normandy on D-Day, poses for a photo at his home in Grovetown, Ga. Trudeau had joined the Canadian military at 17 and became a paratrooper in p...
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For historians, D-Day was a turning point in the war against Germany; for men who were among the 160,000 Allied fighters who mounted history's largest amphibious invasion, June 6, 1944, remains a kaleidoscope of memories, a signal moment of their youth. More>>

Central African Republic massacres leave more than 50 dead

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Authorities say more than 30 people are dead after a militia attacked several villages in Central African Republic. More>>

My kind of mix-up: $5,760 bottle of wine served by mistake

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Notes of cherry, plum and licorice: UK restaurant accidently serves customers a 4,500-pound ($5,760) bottle of red wine. More>>

Malawi's president in the lead for re-election

(AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi). In this Tuesday, May 21, 2019, photo, vote counting gets underway in Blantyre, Malawi. The country went to the polls to elect a new president in which 78-year-old President Peter Mutharika is seeking re-election to a second t... (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi). In this Tuesday, May 21, 2019, photo, vote counting gets underway in Blantyre, Malawi. The country went to the polls to elect a new president in which 78-year-old President Peter Mutharika is seeking re-election to a second t...
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Malawi's President Peter Mutharika has taken a lead in the election with more than 75 percent of votes counted from the Tuesday poll. More>>

Former Nissan chairman Ghosn appears in Tokyo court

(Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP). Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, center, arrives at Tokyo District Court for a pre-trial meeting in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2019. Ghosn, who is out on bail, has been charged with under-reporting his post-retirement co... (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP). Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, center, arrives at Tokyo District Court for a pre-trial meeting in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2019. Ghosn, who is out on bail, has been charged with under-reporting his post-retirement co...
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Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn appears in Tokyo court. More>>

Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid US tension

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Monday, May 20, 2019 photo, released by U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of th... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Monday, May 20, 2019 photo, released by U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of th...
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Reformist lawmaker in Tehran says Iran won't enter war with US, either directly or through proxy forces. More>>

India's ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes Video included

(AP Photo/Ajit Solanki). Indian policemen stand guard outside a vote counting center in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. India's Election Commission has rejected opposition fears of possible tampering of electronic voting machines ahead of Th... (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki). Indian policemen stand guard outside a vote counting center in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. India's Election Commission has rejected opposition fears of possible tampering of electronic voting machines ahead of Th...
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Vote counting begins in India's mammoth general elections, which were forecast to keep Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in power. More>>

Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court

(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim). Supporters of the losing presidential candidate throw rocks towards police Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital... (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim). Supporters of the losing presidential candidate throw rocks towards police Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital...
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The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election is expected to file a court challenge to the result as calm returned to the capital following a spasm of apparently orchestrated violence. More>>

North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this Saturday, May 18, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia. North Korea on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, la... (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this Saturday, May 18, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia. North Korea on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, la...
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North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the Democratic presidential hopeful called Kim Jong Un a tyrant. More>>

Last days of May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammed Video included

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Pa... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Pa...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to scrap a planned vote on her Brexit blueprint, after her attempt at compromise got the thumbs-down from her own party and the opposition. More>>

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo

(AP Photo/Renata Brito). In this Wednesday, May 15, 2019 photo, a young giraffe, right, looks out at her keeper in Barcelona, Spain. Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to rest... (AP Photo/Renata Brito). In this Wednesday, May 15, 2019 photo, a young giraffe, right, looks out at her keeper in Barcelona, Spain. Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to rest...
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Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the breeding of zoo animals unless they are destined to be reintroduced into the wild. More>>

Big question for EU vote: How well will the far-right do?

(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File). FILE - In this Saturday May 18, 2019 file photo, from left, Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, Italy's Matteo Salvini, Jorg Meuthen, leader of the Alternative For Germany party, and Marine Le Pen, attend ... (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File). FILE - In this Saturday May 18, 2019 file photo, from left, Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, Italy's Matteo Salvini, Jorg Meuthen, leader of the Alternative For Germany party, and Marine Le Pen, attend ...
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The European Parliament elections have never been so hotly anticipated or contested, with many predicting that this year's ballot will mark a coming-of-age moment for the euroskeptic far-right movement. More>>

Russian opposition leader's associate jailed for 20 days

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A top associate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days in jail in connection with an unsanctioned protest rally last year. More>>

'American Taliban' fighter to be released after 17 years Video included

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The young Californian who became known as the American Taliban is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. More>>

Group of Yazidi women victims of IS get new life in France

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France is taking in a new group of 28 Yazidis, women victimized by the Islamic State group, and their children. More>>

6 die in Indonesia riots, Widodo says he won't allow unrest

(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim). Indonesian police officers block supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during a rally outside the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) building in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Indone... (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim). Indonesian police officers block supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during a rally outside the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) building in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Indone...
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Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory in the Indonesian capital after the release of official election results. More>>

Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - This Sept. 12, 2018, file photo shows an Apple iPhone XR on display at the Steve Jobs Theater after an event to announce new products, in Cupertino, Calif. A Chinese national in Oregon sent hundreds of suppo... (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - This Sept. 12, 2018, file photo shows an Apple iPhone XR on display at the Steve Jobs Theater after an event to announce new products, in Cupertino, Calif. A Chinese national in Oregon sent hundreds of suppo...
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Chinese national in Oregon obtained almost 1,500 new iPhones from Apple in exchange for fake ones, and now faces prison and a fine after pleading guilty. More>>

Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia's capital

(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh). Somalis walk near the wreckage after a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A police spokesman said the attack killed at least six people and injured more than a dozen, while... (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh). Somalis walk near the wreckage after a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A police spokesman said the attack killed at least six people and injured more than a dozen, while...
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A Somalia police spokesman said a suicide car bomb by Islamic extremists has killed at least six people in the capital. More>>

The Latest: Widodo says he won't tolerate security threats

(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara). Indonesian soldiers extinguish burning tires during a clash between protesters and the police in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces i... (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara). Indonesian soldiers extinguish burning tires during a clash between protesters and the police in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces i...
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Indonesia's top security minister says authorities will block access to social media in certain areas amid violent protests in Jakarta by supporters of the losing presidential candidate. More>>

The Latest: Brexit: Senior Cabinet official quits UK govt

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Anti Brexit campaigners hold banners near Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure Wednesday to scrap a planned vote on her tattered Brexit blueprint — and to c... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Anti Brexit campaigners hold banners near Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure Wednesday to scrap a planned vote on her tattered Brexit blueprint — and to c...
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A senior member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet has quit over Brexit, in a new blow to the embattled British leader. More>>

The Latest: Iran supreme leader critical of FM in nuke deal

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Monday, May 20, 2019 photo, released by U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of th... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Monday, May 20, 2019 photo, released by U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of th...
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As tensions with the U.S. mount, Iran's supreme leader has said the country's president and foreign minister didn't act as he wished in implementing the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. More>>

US delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjust

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Huawei's founder: US controls on sales to the Chinese tech giant will have little impact, company is talking to Google about 'emergency relief' for smartphone business. More>>

Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN

(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File). FILE - In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Viviane and Pierre Lambert, left, parents of Vincent Lambert, arrive at the Sebastopol hospital, in Reims, eastern France, where Vincent, who is currently on artificial life supp... (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File). FILE - In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Viviane and Pierre Lambert, left, parents of Vincent Lambert, arrive at the Sebastopol hospital, in Reims, eastern France, where Vincent, who is currently on artificial life supp...
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A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations has forced French doctors to resume life support for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe. More>>

Kenyan author, LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies at 48

(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, prize-winning Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina talks during a television interview in Nairobi, Kenya. The chairman of the Kwani Trust which Wainaina founded said Wednesda... (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, prize-winning Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina talks during a television interview in Nairobi, Kenya. The chairman of the Kwani Trust which Wainaina founded said Wednesda...
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Kenyan author, gay rights activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies at 48 after an illness. More>>

South Africa's Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption

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South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa is showing signs of cracking down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term. More>>

UK, Japan mobile operators suspend Huawei 5G phone launches

(AP Photo/Paul White). Workers clean the front of the new Huawei flagship store due to open soon in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear... (AP Photo/Paul White). Workers clean the front of the new Huawei flagship store due to open soon in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear...
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UK mobile operators Vodafone, EE put Huawei 5G phone launch on hold after US tech restrictions. More>>

Ukraine's parliament snubs new president on election law

(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). In this photo taken on Monday, May 20, 2019, Ukrainian new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy,  centre, leaves the parliament after his inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as ... (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). In this photo taken on Monday, May 20, 2019, Ukrainian new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, centre, leaves the parliament after his inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as ...
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Party leaders at Ukraine's parliament have rebelled against the new president's decision to disband parliament and ignored his call to amend the election law. More>>

French-Spanish nun killed in Central African Republic

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77-year-old French-Spanish nun killed in Central African Republic; pope leads prayers for her. More>>

Austria: photos of Holocaust survivors defaced in Vienna

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Photos of Holocaust survivors exhibited on a central Vienna street have been defaced with swastikas, drawing condemnation from political and Jewish leaders. More>>

Poland's Kaczynski says Le Pen's party 'linked to Moscow'

(AP Photo/Luca Bruno). From left, Geert Wilders, leader of Dutch Party for Freedom, Matteo Salvini, Jörg Meuthen, leader of Alternative For Germany party, and Marine Le Pen, attend a rally organized by League leader Matteo Salvini, with leaders of othe... (AP Photo/Luca Bruno). From left, Geert Wilders, leader of Dutch Party for Freedom, Matteo Salvini, Jörg Meuthen, leader of Alternative For Germany party, and Marine Le Pen, attend a rally organized by League leader Matteo Salvini, with leaders of othe...
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Poland's ruling party leader says Marine Le Pen's party in France is 'obviously linked to Moscow'. More>>

Police raids homes of alleged Iraqi crime gang in Germany

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Police in western Germany are raiding premises linked to an Iraqi gang suspected of involvement in human trafficking, drug dealing, illegal arms trade and forging identity papers. More>>

Austria: Interim ministers sworn in after video scandal

(AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, attend an inauguration ceremony at Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his... (AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, attend an inauguration ceremony at Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his...
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Austria's president has sworn in new, technocratic ministers to replace politicians from the far-right Freedom Party who left the government amid a video scandal surrounding its leader. More>>

Duterte's allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition

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Final results from Philippine elections show Duterte's allies won a majority in the Senate race, while a shutout of the opposition heralds a stronger grip on power by a leader accused of human rights violations. More>>

EU police agency says operation smashed organized crime ring

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The European Union's police agency says that an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang involved in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering. More>>

Germany's Merkel edges closer to Macron on 2050 climate plan

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel,right, German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, left, and Chilean Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, center, pose for media in front of the Brandenburg Gate prior to a session of the 1... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). German Chancellor Angela Merkel,right, German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, left, and Chilean Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, center, pose for media in front of the Brandenburg Gate prior to a session of the 1...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would like to join other European countries in aiming to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but the goal needs to be achievable. More>>

Pope urges China's Catholics to unify after bishop deal

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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Pope urges China's Catholics to unify following landmark bishop deal. More>>

Earthquake shakes northern Netherlands, no injuries reported

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A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has shaken the northern Dutch province of Groningen, the latest in a series of tremors blamed on decades of gas extraction from underground reserves. More>>

The Latest: Top officials say US doesn't want war with Iran

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn as he leaves the White House in Washington, Monday, May 20, 2019, to attend a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pa. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn as he leaves the White House in Washington, Monday, May 20, 2019, to attend a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pa.
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Ahead of briefings on Capitol Hill, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is suggesting that the U.S. military response to Iranian threats has already had an effect. More>>

Seeking Brexit support, May offers vote on new referendum

(Andrew Matthews/PA via AP). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip leave after a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, England, Sunday May 19, 2019. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip leave after a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, England, Sunday May 19, 2019.
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The British government tweaking its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Parliament's backing for Prime Minister Theresa May's deal. More>>

Poland's sextuplets doing fine as mom visits her newborns

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The 29-year-old mother of Poland's new-born sextuplets has been able to visit her babies in hospital, and all are doing fine despite being born weeks early. More>>

Report: More companies in China handing over technology

(Chinatopix via AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, a staff member works in a circuit board manufacturing facility in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. In a report issued Monday, May 20, 2019, a business group says the numbe... (Chinatopix via AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, a staff member works in a circuit board manufacturing facility in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. In a report issued Monday, May 20, 2019, a business group says the numbe...
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Report: Number of foreign companies in China that feel compelled to hand over technology has doubled since 2 years ago. More>>

Documents shine rare light on Syrian government crackdown

(AP Photo, File). FILE - In this May 6, 2011, citizen journalism file image made on a mobile phone, Syrian anti-government protesters carry a banner during a rally in the central city of Homs, Syria. The Syria Justice and Accountability Center, a Washi... (AP Photo, File). FILE - In this May 6, 2011, citizen journalism file image made on a mobile phone, Syrian anti-government protesters carry a banner during a rally in the central city of Homs, Syria. The Syria Justice and Accountability Center, a Washi...
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Documents found in abandoned Syrian government offices reveal reach of Assad's macabre security agencies. More>>

North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

(Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). This Sunday, May 19, 2019 satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the North Korean cargo ship "Wise Honest," center, in Pago Pago, American Samoa. North Korea's U.N. ambassador says the Tr... (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP). This Sunday, May 19, 2019 satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the North Korean cargo ship "Wise Honest," center, in Pago Pago, American Samoa. North Korea's U.N. ambassador says the Tr...
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North Korea's U.N. ambassador says the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences its seizing of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel. More>>

Bomb-laden drone from Yemen rebels targets Saudi airport Video included

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP). ADDS LOCATION - In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic transports cargo to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS A... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP). ADDS LOCATION - In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic transports cargo to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS A...
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Yemen's Houthi rebels say they launched a bomb-laden drone targeting an airport in Saudi Arabia that also has a military base inside of it. More>>

Turkey military receiving Russian defense system training

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Turkey's defense minister says Turkish military personnel are already receiving training to operate the S-400 missile defense system despite objections from the United States. More>>

Ukraine's president calls new parliamentary election

(Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP). Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens during a meeting with the lawmakers in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Ukraine's new president has signed a decree dissolving the parliament and calling... (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP). Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens during a meeting with the lawmakers in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Ukraine's new president has signed a decree dissolving the parliament and calling...
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Ukraine's newly-sworn president orders to dissolve the nation's legislature and call snap elections within two months, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his supporters into parliament. More>>

About 1,000 commuters spend hours trapped in Moscow subway

(mosmetro.ru via AP). Subway workers help commuters to a replacement train in the Moscow Metropolitan in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. About 1,000 commuters remained trapped on the subway for several hours due to a power outage until they were... (mosmetro.ru via AP). Subway workers help commuters to a replacement train in the Moscow Metropolitan in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. About 1,000 commuters remained trapped on the subway for several hours due to a power outage until they were...
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About 1,000 commuters have been trapped in a Moscow subway for several hours due to a power outage. More>>

Oman author Jokha Alharthi wins Booker International Prize

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An author from Oman has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for "Celestial Bodies," the story of three sisters and of a desert country moving from slave-owning traditional society and complex modern nation. More>>

Germany hands Israel thousands of Kafka confidant's papers

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German authorities are returning to Israel a trove of 5,000 documents kept by a confidant of Franz Kafka. More>>

WWII plane from D-Day to join in 75th anniversary Video included

(AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this April 9, 2019, photo, Pilot Tom Travis sits in the cockpit of the World War II troop carrier That's All, Brother during a stop in Birmingham, Ala. The C-47 aircraft, which led the main Allied invasion of Europe on June 6,... (AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this April 9, 2019, photo, Pilot Tom Travis sits in the cockpit of the World War II troop carrier That's All, Brother during a stop in Birmingham, Ala. The C-47 aircraft, which led the main Allied invasion of Europe on June 6,...
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A World War II aircraft that took part in the D-Day invasion in 1944 is returning to Europe for the 75th anniversary of the battle. More>>

Libyan National Army hires firm to forge closer ties with US

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The self-styled Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter has hired a lobbying firm to assist it in forging relations with the U.S. government. More>>

UN envoy warns Libya is on verge of descending to civil war

(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File). FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, Libyan militia commander General Khalifa Hifter meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia. After years of assassinations, bombings and militia firefigh... (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File). FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, Libyan militia commander General Khalifa Hifter meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia. After years of assassinations, bombings and militia firefigh...
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The U.N. envoy for Libya is warning that the oil-rich nation "is on the verge of descending into a civil war" that could divide the country and imperil the security of its neighbors and the wider Mediterranean region. More>>

Official: Poland entitled to seek German WWII reparations

(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski). Poland's ruling party lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk talks to The Associated Press in the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, about a report that assesses Poland's World War II losses and that, h... (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski). Poland's ruling party lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk talks to The Associated Press in the parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, about a report that assesses Poland's World War II losses and that, h...
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A Polish official says there exist no documents or records to show that Poland ever renounced its right to seek World War II reparations from Germany. More>>

Papua New Guinea assesses extent of damage from strong quake

Map locates magnitude-7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea; 2c x 2 1/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 57 mm; Map locates magnitude-7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea; 2c x 2 1/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 57 mm;
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Papua New Guinea authorities are assessing the extent of damage from a powerful earthquake that rattled coastal towns the previous evening. More>>

UK government promises to do utmost to help British Steel

(Anna Gowthorpe/PA via AP, File). FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015 file photo shows the Scunthorpe steel plant, now owned by British Steel, in Scunthorpe, England. Britain’s government pledged Tuesday May 21, 2019 to do its utmost to support British Steel ami... (Anna Gowthorpe/PA via AP, File). FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015 file photo shows the Scunthorpe steel plant, now owned by British Steel, in Scunthorpe, England. Britain’s government pledged Tuesday May 21, 2019 to do its utmost to support British Steel ami...
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U.K. union leaders are set to lay out their concerns to the government amid reports that British Steel is facing bankruptcy within days. More>>

Far-right rally in Hungary amid renewed tensions with Roma

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A small far-right party has held a rally in a rural Hungarian city, exploiting renewed tensions with some of the local Roma population. More>>

Minister: Gas drilling at 8 sites off Cyprus over 24 months

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Cyprus' energy minister says energy companies will drill in search of natural gas in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation's southern coast at eight separate sites over the next two years. More>>

Greece: Supreme court hears appeal for far-left killer

(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Policemen stand in front of the Parliament building as red paint is seen on the wall in Athens, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. A group of about 10 people threw red paint at parliament and set off a smoke bomb as Greece's Supreme... (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis). Policemen stand in front of the Parliament building as red paint is seen on the wall in Athens, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. A group of about 10 people threw red paint at parliament and set off a smoke bomb as Greece's Supreme...
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Greece's supreme court examines the rejection of a furlough request by a hunger-striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killing of 11 people by Greece's deadliest militant organization. More>>

Bahrain defends decision to host White House Mideast meeting

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Bahrain is defending its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people.". More>>

Tens of thousands of Czech protest, demand minister quits

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Tens of thousands Czechs are rallying in Prague as the protests demanding the resignation of the new justice minister intensify. More>>

Argentina: Fernández in court for first corruption trial

(Unidad Ciudadana via AP ). In this handout photo provided by the Unidad Ciudadana political party, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez smiles as she officially present her book "Sincerely," during the Buenos Aires book fair in Argentina, Thu... (Unidad Ciudadana via AP ). In this handout photo provided by the Unidad Ciudadana political party, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez smiles as she officially present her book "Sincerely," during the Buenos Aires book fair in Argentina, Thu...
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Argentina's Fernández appears in court for first in a series of corruption trials. More>>

Austrian chancellor set to face confidence vote next week

(AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, left, and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, right, arrive for a news conference after their meeting at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria... (AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, left, and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, right, arrive for a news conference after their meeting at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria...
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is set to face a no-confidence vote in parliament next week after his governing coalition collapsed over a corruption scandal. More>>

Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency

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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain has become insolvent, putting 1,300 jobs at risk. More>>

Accused New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism

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New Zealand police have filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques. More>>

F35-B fighters land in UK's Cyprus base for training, tests

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Six F35-B Lightning warplanes, the U.K.'s newest fighter, has arrived at a British air base on Cyprus for training and a systems test in the aircraft's first overseas deployment. More>>

Macron says Bannon, Russians eroding Europe ahead of EU vote

(Yoan Valat/Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron, left, meets with European Council President Donald Tusk at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, May 20, 2019. (Yoan Valat/Pool via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron, left, meets with European Council President Donald Tusk at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, May 20, 2019.
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French President Emmanuel Macron is accusing former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe's nationalists to dismantle the European Union. More>>

The Latest: Lawmakers to get vote on new Brexit referendum

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Pa... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Pa...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May says Parliament will get the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on Britain's EU membership, as she tries to get lawmakers to back her divorce deal with the European Union. More>>

The Latest: Ukraine leader calls snap parliamentary election

(Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP). Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, center, speaks during a meeting with lawmakers in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Zelenskiy dropped a bombshell when he said he is dissolving the parliament, d... (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP). Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, center, speaks during a meeting with lawmakers in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Zelenskiy dropped a bombshell when he said he is dissolving the parliament, d...
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Ukraine's new president has signed a decree dissolving the parliament and calling a snap election in two months. More>>

Official count shows Widodo reelected as Indonesian leader

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Indonesia's Election Commission says the official count from last month's presidential election shows President Joko Widodo won 55.5% of the vote, securing him a second term. More>>

North Macedonia's new president clears legislation backlog

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North Macedonia's new president has cleared a backlog of legislation adopted by parliament that his predecessor had refused to sign into law due to a dispute with the center-left government. More>>

Sextuplets born in Poland; mother and newborns doing well

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A hospital in southern Poland says sextuplets have been born through cesarean section and all are said to be doing well. More>>

Spain: Jailed Catalans, far right deputies in new Parliament

(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue). Catalan politicians Josep Rull, left, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, right, leave after collecting their credentials at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Monday, May 20, 2019. The five separatist leaders on trial for... (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue). Catalan politicians Josep Rull, left, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, right, leave after collecting their credentials at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Monday, May 20, 2019. The five separatist leaders on trial for...
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A fragmented Spanish Parliament has convened for the first time, including five Catalan politicians released from prison for the occasion and escorted there by police. More>>

Heavy rainfall in Germany causes flooding, leaves 1 dead

(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). A car makes his way through a flooded road near Marquartstein, Germany, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). A car makes his way through a flooded road near Marquartstein, Germany, Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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Heavy rainfall in Germany has caused widespread flooding, particularly in the south, leaving one person dead. More>>

Voters in Malawi go to polls to elect president, parliament

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Voting has started in in Malawi to elect a new president and 193 members of parliament. More>>

New Zealand crews reenter coal mine 8 years after 29 killed

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Reentry into a New Zealand coal mine shut since a methane explosion killed 29 workers raises hopes the workers' bodies and evidence that leads to criminal charges might be found. More>>

German Holocaust archive puts millions of documents online

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The International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany, has uploaded more than 13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps including prisoner cards and death notices to help Holocaust researchers and others investigate the fate of victims. More>>

Ukraine president takes political stage in dramatic fashion

(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy greeds his supporters before inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Zelenskiy overwhelming won the presidential election last month, beating incumbent Petro... (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy greeds his supporters before inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Zelenskiy overwhelming won the presidential election last month, beating incumbent Petro...
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Television star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been sworn in as Ukraine's next president after he beat the incumbent at the polls last month. More>>

Austrian government collapses over Ibiza video scandal

(AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (Austrian People's Party) addresses the media during a press conference at the Federal Chancellors Office in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Kurz has called for an early election af... (AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (Austrian People's Party) addresses the media during a press conference at the Federal Chancellors Office in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Kurz has called for an early election af...
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Austria's leader is apparently preparing to force out the country's interior minister, a prominent and divisive figure in the far-right Freedom Party, after the vice chancellor resigned in a scandal over a covertly filmed video. More>>

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange's computers

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). British police arrive and guard the Ecuadorian Embassy as protesters in support of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange demonstrate outside the embassy in London, Monday, May 20, 2019. Swedish authorities on Monday issued a reque... (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). British police arrive and guard the Ecuadorian Embassy as protesters in support of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange demonstrate outside the embassy in London, Monday, May 20, 2019. Swedish authorities on Monday issued a reque...
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With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle has broken out over what may contain some of the WikiLeaks founder's biggest secrets: his computers. More>>

Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

(AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Sameer Ahmed, a Kashmiri man allegedly beaten up by Indian soldiers at Khrew village, recovers at a local hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A prominent rights group in ... (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Sameer Ahmed, a Kashmiri man allegedly beaten up by Indian soldiers at Khrew village, recovers at a local hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A prominent rights group in ...
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Kashmir human rights group advocates for a UN investigation of what it calls an endemic use of torture by government forces in the disputed region. More>>

US, European officials bring charges in global malware case

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE- This July 27, 2008, file photo shows a, LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. Officials from the United States and Europe are announcing charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software atta... (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE- This July 27, 2008, file photo shows a, LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. Officials from the United States and Europe are announcing charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software atta...
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Officials from the U.S. and Europe announce charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in losses. More>>

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, Boatswain's Mate Seaman Tabari Harvey, from Bellevue, Neb., stands watch as forward lookout on vulture's row aboa... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, Boatswain's Mate Seaman Tabari Harvey, from Bellevue, Neb., stands watch as forward lookout on vulture's row aboa...
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Key events in the recent escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran. More>>

Palestinians say US conference doomed without political plan

(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, Pool, File). FILE - In this April 29, 2019, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, chairs a session of the weekly cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Trump administration will unveil the fi... (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, Pool, File). FILE - In this April 29, 2019, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, chairs a session of the weekly cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Trump administration will unveil the fi...
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Palestinians cool to American plan on conference next month to unveil first phase of its Mideast peace plan. More>>

Officials say Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, sailors partake in a foreign object and debris walk-down on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier ... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP). In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, sailors partake in a foreign object and debris walk-down on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier ...
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Trump warns Iran not to threaten US again or it will face its 'official end' after rocket lands near embassy in Baghdad. More>>

Packing his bags: Trump plans jet-setting summer of travel

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump steps off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump steps off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to New York.
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President Donald Trump is preparing for a jet-setting summer of travel heading into 2020. More>>

Rescuers finally persuade Eiffel Tower climber to come down

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File). FILE - In this Dec.9, 2018 file photo, competitors paddle on the Seine river in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Eiffel Tower press office said Monday May 20, 2019 an unidentified individual tried to scale the ne... (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File). FILE - In this Dec.9, 2018 file photo, competitors paddle on the Seine river in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Eiffel Tower press office said Monday May 20, 2019 an unidentified individual tried to scale the ne...
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The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. More>>

US backs calls for Taiwan to get role at UN health assembly

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The U.S. health secretary says the United States has an "excellent relationship with China," but insists rival Taiwan should be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency's biggest yearly gathering. More>>

The Latest: US backs reform efforts at UN health agency

(Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switz... (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switz...
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The UN health agency spent nearly $192 million on travel last year, with some staffers breaking its own rules by traveling in business class when not warranted. More>>

AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A woman uses a smartphone outside a Huawei store in Beijing Monday, May 20, 2019. Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company's services still will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on d... (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A woman uses a smartphone outside a Huawei store in Beijing Monday, May 20, 2019. Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company's services still will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on d...
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AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?. More>>

On two wheels, 'The Climb' rides through Cannes as a hit

(Cinetic Marketing  via AP). This image released by Cinetic Marketing shows a scene from the film "The Climb," starring Michael Covino and Kyle Marvin. (Cinetic Marketing via AP). This image released by Cinetic Marketing shows a scene from the film "The Climb," starring Michael Covino and Kyle Marvin.
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One of the breakouts at the Cannes Film Festival is a comedy about a male friendship that developed over many years and hundreds of miles on their bikes. More>>

The Latest: UN rejects Russian attempt to meet on Ukraine

(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy greeds his supporters before inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Zelenskiy overwhelming won the presidential election last month, beating incumbent Petro... (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy greeds his supporters before inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Zelenskiy overwhelming won the presidential election last month, beating incumbent Petro...
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Ukrainian television star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has disbanded the parliament after he was sworn in as new president. More>>

Armenian ex-president's case sent to higher court

(AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File). FILE- In this file photo dated Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, Armenia's President Robert Kocharian talks to the media at a polling station in Yerevan, Armenia. A court in Armenia has freed the country’s former president from ... (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File). FILE- In this file photo dated Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, Armenia's President Robert Kocharian talks to the media at a polling station in Yerevan, Armenia. A court in Armenia has freed the country’s former president from ...
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An Armenian court has halted proceedings in the trial of the country's former president in connection with a deadly police crackdown and transferred the case to the constitutional court. More>>

'The Lighthouse,' with Robert Pattinson, illuminates Cannes

(Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP). Director Robert Eggers, from left, actors Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson pose for portrait photographs for the film 'The Lighthouse' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 19... (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP). Director Robert Eggers, from left, actors Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson pose for portrait photographs for the film 'The Lighthouse' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 19...
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"The Lighthouse," starring Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as turn-of-the-century lighthouse keepers on a remote Maine island, premiered Sunday in the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight section. More>>

Journalists quit Russia's leading business daily over report

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Leading journalists at Russia's main business daily newspaper say they have been forced to quit over an article that predicted the resignation of the speaker of the country's upper house of parliament. More>>

The Latest: Austrian leader expects far right to quit gov't

(AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, addresses the media during a news conference in Vienna, Austria, Monday, May 20, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early elect... (AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, addresses the media during a news conference in Vienna, Austria, Monday, May 20, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early elect...
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he wants to fire interior minister over the video scandal that's rocked the government. More>>

US aircraft carrier seen as barometer of tensions with Iran

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP). ADDS LOCATION - In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, sailors partake in a foreign object and debris walk-down on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class a... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP). ADDS LOCATION - In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, sailors partake in a foreign object and debris walk-down on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class a...
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Ordered to the Persian Gulf, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has become a 100,000-ton barometer of the tensions between Iran and the US. More>>

Brexiteer Farage splattered in latest UK milkshake attack

(Tom Wilkinson/PA via AP). Britain's Nigel Farage after being hit with a milkshake during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle, England, Monday May 20, 2019. (Tom Wilkinson/PA via AP). Britain's Nigel Farage after being hit with a milkshake during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle, England, Monday May 20, 2019.
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Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage has been hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election. More>>

Italy's Catholic establishment faults Salvini for rosary

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Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is defending his invocation of God at a political rally, after Italy's Catholic establishment criticized it as a cynical exploitation of faith ahead of European Parliament elections this weekend. More>>

Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet

(Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP). Cast and crew of the film 'Let it be Law' demonstrate for the legalization of abortion in Argentina upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Wild Goose Lake' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, sout... (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP). Cast and crew of the film 'Let it be Law' demonstrate for the legalization of abortion in Argentina upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Wild Goose Lake' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, sout...
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Ahead of the premiere of an Argentine documentary, dozens of women have demonstrated for abortion rights on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. More>>

Spain: 4 arrests in Venezuelan money laundering probe

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Spanish police say they have arrested four people as part of a judicial probe into a money laundering racket allegedly involving funds coming from Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA. More>>

Chinese official hands over new panda to Vienna zoo

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A senior Chinese official has officially handed over a 19-year-old male giant panda to Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo. More>>

Parents forget newborn baby in Hamburg taxi

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The parents of a newborn got the fright of their lives in Germany after accidentally forgetting their child in the taxi that took them home from hospital. More>>

US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan

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US is to roll out 1st phase of Mideast peace plan in Bahrain next month at a forum on economic benefits to region. More>>

Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks' Assange

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A Swedish prosecutor says she has submitted an application for a detention order to request the detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who is jailed in Britain. More>>

Russia: Spy arrests reflect anti-corruption fight

(Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of Russian military aviation in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of Russian military aviation in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
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The Kremlin says the arrest of three senior officers of Russia's top spy agency reflects a no-holds-barred fight against corruption. More>>

The Latest: North Macedonia finds migrants hiding in truck

(Elio Desiderio/ANSA via AP). In this Sunday, May 19, 2019 photo, a Guardia di Finanza patrol boat approaches the German aid group ship Sea-Watch 3 in the waters off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy. Italy's hard-line Interior Minister ... (Elio Desiderio/ANSA via AP). In this Sunday, May 19, 2019 photo, a Guardia di Finanza patrol boat approaches the German aid group ship Sea-Watch 3 in the waters off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy. Italy's hard-line Interior Minister ...
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Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered eight migrants crammed into a hidden compartment in the roof of a truck, during a routine search at the border crossing with Serbia. More>>

NATO member Estonian reports alleged Russian air violation

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The Baltic region's main news agency says a Russian military aircraft briefly violated the airspace of NATO member Estonia, near the Baltic Sea island of Vaindloo, after which Moscow's ambassador to the Baltic country will be summoned. More>>

South Korea vows to send aid to North quickly, may send food

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South Korea has vowed to move quickly on its plans to provide $8 million worth of humanitarian aid and is also considering sending food to North Korea, which says it's suffering its worst drought in decades. More>>

Prominent Congolese politician Katumbi returns from exile

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A Congolese businessman and onetime presidential hopeful has returned home after three years in political exile. More>>

5 Catalan separatist leaders escorted to Spanish Parliament

(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue). Catalan politicians Josep Rull, left, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, right, leave after collecting their credentials at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Monday, May 20, 2019. The five separatist leaders on trial for... (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue). Catalan politicians Josep Rull, left, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, right, leave after collecting their credentials at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Monday, May 20, 2019. The five separatist leaders on trial for...
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The five separatist leaders on trial for Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt who were elected to the Spanish Parliament last month have picked up their official credentials under police escort. More>>

The Netherlands wins Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv

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The Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest is under way with 26 nations vying for the crowned continent's pop champion. More>>

7 dead in southern Mali after attack near Burkina Faso

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Authorities in Mali say at least seven people are dead after an attack in Koury, near the West African country's troubled border with Burkina Faso. More>>

Royal praise for Dutch singer's victory at flashy Eurovision

(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner). Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands celebrates with the trophy during a press conference after winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final with the song "Arcade" in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner). Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands celebrates with the trophy during a press conference after winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final with the song "Arcade" in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2019.
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The Dutch royal family and prime minister are leading an unusual outpouring of praise for the 25-year-old singer who brought the Netherlands its first victory in the Eurovision song contest since the 1970s. More>>

UN health chief warns of 'very high' risk of Ebola spread

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The head of the U.N. health agency says the risk remains "very high" that the Ebola virus will spread. More>>

Retrial of 'Sharia police' suspects opens in Germany

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Seven men accused of posing as a self-styled "Sharia police" in Germany have gone on trial for the second time, facing charges that they violated rules on wearing uniforms. More>>

Turkey seeks 249 suspects over cheating at ministry exam

(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici). Soldiers march during a changing of guard ceremony as thousands of people visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, to pay respect on the day marking the 100th anniversary of the start of Tu... (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici). Soldiers march during a changing of guard ceremony as thousands of people visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, to pay respect on the day marking the 100th anniversary of the start of Tu...
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Authorities in Turkey have issued detention warrants for 249 people as part of an investigation into alleged cheating during exams to recruit Foreign Ministry staff between 2010 and 2013. More>>

Anti-arms trade protests as Saudi freighter docks in Italy

(Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP). Saudi Arabian freighter Bahri Yambu is docked in Genoa's port, Italy, Monday, May 20, 2019. The freighter allegedly carrying weapons that could be used in the war in Yemen is scheduled to load further cargo before departing ... (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP). Saudi Arabian freighter Bahri Yambu is docked in Genoa's port, Italy, Monday, May 20, 2019. The freighter allegedly carrying weapons that could be used in the war in Yemen is scheduled to load further cargo before departing ...
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A Saudi Arabian freighter allegedly carrying weapons that could be used in the war in Yemen has docked at the Italian port of Genoa, despite protests by harbor workers. More>>

South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruption

(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool). Former South African President Jacob Zuma, right, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Monday May 20, 2019. Zuma is appearing for four days this week seeking a stay of prosecution on charges of corruption. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool). Former South African President Jacob Zuma, right, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Monday May 20, 2019. Zuma is appearing for four days this week seeking a stay of prosecution on charges of corruption.
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Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. More>>

No more Mr Europe: Macron forced to curb EU ambitions

(AP Photo/Bob Edme). France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he walks with his wife Brigitte during a visit to Biarritz, southwestern France, Friday, May 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Bob Edme). France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he walks with his wife Brigitte during a visit to Biarritz, southwestern France, Friday, May 17, 2019.
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French President Emmanuel Macron wants this week's European Parliament elections to be his shining moment to push his ambitions for a stronger Europe. More>>

Australia's prime minister set to form majority government

(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft). Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, lead by Morri... (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft). Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, lead by Morri...
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks set to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allays fears that his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority following its shock victory. More>>

Italy's Salvini furious as 47 migrants land despite his ban

(Serena Campanini/ANSA via AP). Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, attends an election campaign rally in Sassuolo, Italy, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Salvini, the head of Italy's right-wing League party, has positioned himself at t... (Serena Campanini/ANSA via AP). Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, attends an election campaign rally in Sassuolo, Italy, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Salvini, the head of Italy's right-wing League party, has positioned himself at t...
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The Sea-Watch humanitarian group says all of the migrants it rescued off Libya last week have been allowed to land on the southern island of Lampedusa. More>>

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

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Facebook says it has identified an Israeli-led influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts that engaged in spreading disinformation. More>>

India's marathon election ends, vote count begins Thursday

(AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2019 file photo, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters wear masks of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ride a motorbike during an election campaign rally ahead of general elections in Borhol... (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2019 file photo, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters wear masks of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ride a motorbike during an election campaign rally ahead of general elections in Borhol...
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Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a 6-week-long long, gruellng campaign season. More>>

Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Andres Quintero, left, and Fermin Perez rest on top of Perez's car as they wait in line for over 20 hours to fill their tanks with gas in Cabimas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 16, 2019. U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to... (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Andres Quintero, left, and Fermin Perez rest on top of Perez's car as they wait in line for over 20 hours to fill their tanks with gas in Cabimas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 16, 2019. U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to...
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U.S. oil sanctions on Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation's second-largest city, Maracaibo. More>>

The Latest: Saudi Arabia won't hesitate to defend itself

(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE -  In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo, released by the U.S. Navy, sailors work around an MV-22 Osprey as it lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft c... (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo, released by the U.S. Navy, sailors work around an MV-22 Osprey as it lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft c...
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An apparent rocket attack has exploded near the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, home to government headquarters and the US Embassy. More>>

Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

(Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the USS Abraham Lincoln sails in the Arabian Sea near the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge.... (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the USS Abraham Lincoln sails in the Arabian Sea near the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge....
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A top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom does not want war but will defend itself, amid a recent spike in tensions with archrival Iran. More>>

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU

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Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide whether to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with Switzerland's partners in Europe, who have already tightened gun rules following extremist attacks. More>>

Pro-EU rallies draw tens of thousands before elections

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). A woman holds a European flag as she attends a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan 'A Europe for All - Your Voice Against Nationalism'. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). A woman holds a European flag as she attends a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan 'A Europe for All - Your Voice Against Nationalism'.
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Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to right-wing populism and nationalism took to the streets in a number of European cities before May 23-26 elections to the European Parliament. More>>

Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

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Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa but says 'nothing to worry about'. More>>

UN tells Italy proposed decree violates migrants' rights

(AP Photo/Olmo Calvo, File). FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 file photo, a baby is loaded into the rescue vessel of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Central Mediterranean Sea at 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Al Khums... (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo, File). FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 file photo, a baby is loaded into the rescue vessel of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Central Mediterranean Sea at 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Al Khums...
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UN to Italy: Proposed decree closing ports to aid groups violates migrants' human rights. More>>

Conservatives look set to form gov't after Australia vote

(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft). Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, lead by Morri... (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft). Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, lead by Morri...
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks set to form a majority government as counting of votes from Australia's election allays fears his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority. More>>

Convicted Russian agent Butina appeals for money

(Alexandria Detention Center via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 17, 2018, file photo provided by the Alexandria (Va.) Detention Center shows Maria Butina.  Butina, who admitted being a secret agent for the Kremlin believed Russian officials would consider... (Alexandria Detention Center via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 17, 2018, file photo provided by the Alexandria (Va.) Detention Center shows Maria Butina. Butina, who admitted being a secret agent for the Kremlin believed Russian officials would consider...
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A Russian gun rights activist serving a US prison sentence for acting as an unregistered foreign agent has released a video asking for money to help pay her legal costs. More>>

Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

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President Donald Trump is issuing an executive order to protect the U.S. against foreign adversaries that are taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities. More>>

Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib

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Russia says Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold. More>>

Australia's leader vows to get back to work after shock win

(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft). Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, center, embraces his daughters Lily, right, and Abbey, after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conserva... (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft). Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, center, embraces his daughters Lily, right, and Abbey, after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conserva...
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked "all Australians" for returning his conservative coalition to power in a shock general election result. More>>

Famed Sherpa climber helps Nepal kids reach greater heights

(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha). In this May 9, 2019 photo, Apa Sherpa feeds pigeons in Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compell... (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha). In this May 9, 2019 photo, Apa Sherpa feeds pigeons in Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compell...
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Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person and now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps. More>>

US: Iran military could misidentify airliners amid tension

Graphic locates the US Navy's fleet area of operations and shows the path the US strike group moving into position in the Persian Gulf; 3c x 4 3/4 inches; 146 mm x 120 mm; Graphic locates the US Navy's fleet area of operations and shows the path the US strike group moving into position in the Persian Gulf; 3c x 4 3/4 inches; 146 mm x 120 mm;
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U.S. warns commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf face risk of being 'misidentified' amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran. More>>

Former UK doctor jailed for groping female patients

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A former British doctor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for groping female patients including a 12-year-old child. More>>

Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone

(Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge sails in front of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft car... (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP). CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge sails in front of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft car...
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A rocket crashed Sunday night in the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling US Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said. More>>

Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, wounds 17

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Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids. More>>

A newly restored 'The Shining' debuts in Cannes

(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris). Actor Leon Vitali, from left, Katharina Kubrick and producer Jan Harlan pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Shining' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May ... (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris). Actor Leon Vitali, from left, Katharina Kubrick and producer Jan Harlan pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Shining' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May ...
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A new restoration of Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' debuts in Cannes, with an introduction from Alfonso Cuaron. More>>

Austrian president eyes September as best time for new vote

(AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen addresses the media during a press conference at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election a... (AP Photo/Michael Gruber). Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen addresses the media during a press conference at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election a...
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Austria's president says the first few days of September would be the best time to hold an early election after a covert video scandal shook up the country's politics. More>>

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