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Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces senior European Union lawmakers later Tuesday to answer questions about a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of millions of Facebook users. More>>

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US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

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US and China negotiating to ease sanctions on ZTE; Mnuchin denies any quid pro quo. More>>

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

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A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries. More>>

Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

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Congo announces 6 new confirmed Ebola cases as vaccination effort enters 2nd day. More>>

Danish govt: Minister's views on fasting Muslims are her own

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A spokeswoman for Denmark's coalition government says the immigration minister's assertion that Muslims fasting for Ramadan pose a safety hazard in some jobs don't represent official policy. More>>

Tear gas, broken windows disrupt Paris labor march

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French public services workers have gone on strike as part of their protest a government plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022. More>>

Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel

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Palestinian foreign minister arrives at International Criminal Court to ask for Israeli settlement policy investigation. More>>

Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week

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In Saudi Arabia, at least 10 women's rights activists are being interrogated and held without access to a lawyer. More>>

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

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President Nicolas Maduro is expelling the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy for allegedly conspiring against his government. More>>

Officials: 9 anti-pollution protesters killed in south India

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Officials say nine protesters were killed when police opened fire on demonstrators demanding the closure of a south Indian copper plant. More>>

Italy: PM pick had library pass, no official status at NYU

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The 5-Star Movement is defending its premier candidate against reports that he padded his resume with elite international universities. More>>

Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

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Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction with "Flights," a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy. More>>

Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester anniversary

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Ariana Grande has shared a message with her fans on the anniversary of the bombing at Manchester Arena which killed 22 people. More>>

Prince Harry, Meghan at first royal event as newlyweds

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Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have arrived at their first royal event as newlyweds. More>>

The Latest: Zuckerberg tells EU lawmakers 'I'm sorry'

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing for the internet giant's failure to prevent some of the internet tools it has developed from being misused. More>>

The Latest: Italy PM pick had 'no official status' at NYU

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New York University says an Italian law professor tagged to be Italy's next premier had no official status at the university _ despite an entry on his resume suggesting otherwise. More>>

Brazil leader scraps bid, supports ex-finance minister

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Brazil's President Michel Temer is ending speculation that he might seek re-election despite dismal poll ratings. More>>

Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

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Debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. More>>

Mormon missionaries pulled from Nicaragua due to unrest

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The Mormon church is pulling 169 missionaries from Nicaragua because of growing political instability in the Central American country. More>>

Belarus restores ties with Sweden after teddy bear rift

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Belarus has named a new ambassador to Sweden, turning the page on a six-year rift that followed a Swedish advertising agency's air drop of teddy bears bearing messages about human rights. More>>

Romania court acquits Senate speaker of lying under oath

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A Romanian court has acquitted Senate speaker of making false statements under oath in a trial related to a fraudulent real estate case. More>>

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

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Amnesty International says Rohingya insurgents massacred Hindus in Myanmar last year. More>>

Ukraine: Grenade explosion on bus kills 1 teen, wounds 3

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Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine say an accidental grenade explosion on a bus has killed one teenager and wounded three others. More>>

Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have Tuesday's meeting with the leaders of the European parliament about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company open the public through web streaming. More>>

Russian sub test-fires 4 intercontinental missiles in salvo

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The Russian navy says one of its nuclear-powered submarines has successfully test-fired four intercontinental ballistic missiles in unison. More>>

The Latest: International court prosecutor won't be rushed

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The Latest: Palestinian FM files complaint to ICC, seeks 'immediate investigation' of alleged Israeli crimes. More>>

Resume of professor picked to be Italy's premier scrutinized

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Populists pick law professor with almost no political experience, a left-leaning voting record and a reputation as a snazzy dresser to be Italy's premier. More>>

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

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An Australian archbishop has become the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse in a test case that holds to account church hierarchy that kept silent in the face of an international pedophile crisis. More>>

German foundation examining origin of colonial-era goods

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A German foundation that oversees researching the provenance of Nazi-confiscated property says its mandate is being expanded to also start looking into cultural objects collected during the country's colonial past. More>>

Former Malaysian leader Najib grilled by anti-graft agency

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Former Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the office of Malaysia's anti-graft agency for questioning over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him. More>>

Vatican bank reports profit but says ethics more important

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The Vatican bank says it earned 31.9 million euros in profits last year, down from 36 million euros in 2016, as it works to pursue ethical investments even at the risk of losing money and clients. More>>

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

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Foreign journalists arrive in North Korea to cover the dismantling of the country's underground nuclear test site. More>>

Russia adopts bill that could stymie trade with US

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Russia's parliament has adopted a wide-ranging bill that could freeze crucial exports to the United States and imports to Russia. More>>

Correction: Denmark-Minister-Ramadan story

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The Danish government minister responsible for immigration is urging Muslims to avoid working during Ramadan, saying the traditional fasting period poses safety hazards in some professions and makes the practice "dangerous for us all.". More>>

Palestinian leader's health apparently improving in hospital

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Hospitalized Palestinian president appears to be making a swift recovery from his latest health troubles. More>>

US bishop at royal wedding thought invitation was a prank

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The American bishop whose sermon caused a stir at the wedding of Prince Harrythe royal wedding thought h. More>>

Poland breaks with EU, voices empathy with US stance on Iran

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Polish leaders are planning to defend the U.S. government's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal within the European Union, where the decision has been strongly criticized. More>>

As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

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Summit notwithstanding, North Korea's media appear to be stepping up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning that a budding detente could be in danger. More>>

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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United States and China agree to reduce massive US trade deficit but no numerical target set. More>>

Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

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Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday. More>>

Syrian army, police celebrate recapturing all of Damascus

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Syrian state TV says military, police forces celebrate recapturing last neighborhoods in Damascus from rebels, IS. More>>

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

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An Australian archbishop has become most the senior cleric in the world to be charged with covering up child sex abuse. More>>

The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency

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The Latest: WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet a global health emergency. More>>

French labor minister summoned in probe over Las Vegas party

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France's labor minister Muriel Penicaud has been summoned for questioning as witness in an investigation into a Las Vegas tech party. More>>

The Latest: Explosion kills 16 in Afghan city of Kandahar

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The Latest: Afghan official says least 16 people died when a container full of explosives went off in city of Kandahar. More>>

China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years for separatism

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China has sentenced a Tibetan language activist to five years in prison for inciting separatism after he appeared in a documentary video produced by The New York Times. More>>

Purported mother of poisoned Russian spy speaks out

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Russian state television has interviewed a woman purported to be the mother of a former Russian spy who was poisoned in Britain. More>>

German court rejects call for Puigdemont to be rearrested

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A German court has rejected a request from prosecutors to take former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont back into custody pending a decision on whether he is extradited to Spain. More>>

Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers

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Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the town in the country's northwest where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign. More>>

Northern Ireland police release 1 man in backpacker murder

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Police in Northern Ireland have released one man and continue to question a second after the two were arrested in connection with the death of a German backpacker three decades ago. More>>

US hikes tariffs on Chinese steel exported via Vietnam

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The U.S. government has hiked tariffs on steel products from Vietnam that were made with materials from China and that Washington said evaded anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel. More>>

Heatwave in Pakistan's Karachi kills 65 amid power cuts

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Pakistani welfare organization says heatwave has killed 65 people over the past few days in the port city of Karachi. More>>

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

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AP Investigation: A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump and a senior adviser to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for hundreds of millions in defense contracts from the United Arab Emirates. More>>

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

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Syrian state TV: Government forces to resume anti-IS offensive in southern part of Damascus after evacuating civilians. More>>

Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

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Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run. More>>

Mayor in Russia's fourth-largest city abruptly resigns

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The mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city has stepped down to protest a government-promoted law which scrapped mayoral elections. More>>

Can the 'dealmaker' president deliver on North Korea?

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Weeks from his North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. More>>

Palace shares family portrait and other royal wedding photos

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Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding. More>>

Aide: Palestinian leader making swift recovery in hospital

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Palestinian president remains in hospital after developing a fever following a minor ear procedure. More>>

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

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Spectacle may trump substance when foreign journalists journey deep into the mountains of North Korea to observe the official closing ceremony of its nuclear test site. More>>

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

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For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking into place for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he meticulously set up crucial nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang following a year of intense animosity. More>>

The Latest: Iran says 'sham' US policy to reap 'ill rewards'

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Iran nuclear deal was "a loser" with huge repercussions throughout the Middle East. More>>

Pope laments 'hemorrhaging' of priests and nuns in Europe

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Pope Francis alarmed by "hemorrhaging" of priests and nuns seen in Europe. More>>

Report: Markle nephew warned over knife at London nightclub

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Britain's Sun newspaper says the nephew of the new Duchess of Sussex was given a warning by police after trying to take a knife into a London nightclub, hours after the royal wedding. More>>

Ex-London mayor quits UK's Labour amid anti-Semitism scandal

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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has resigned from Britain's Labour Party, which had suspended him over allegations of anti-Semitism. More>>

LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

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Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that 'God made you like this' have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gays feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church. More>>

Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

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Paraguay opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of US, Guatemala. More>>

The Latest: Russia says it downed drone near base in Syria

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Syria's military says it has retaken the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group and is declaring the capital and its surroundings "completely safe" and free of any militant presence. More>>

Trudeau touts Canada's AI credentials at MIT tech gathering

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to MIT to speak with tech entrepreneurs. More>>

Ukraine convicts Frenchman for plotting Euro 2016 attacks

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A Ukrainian court has convicted a Frenchman on charges of preparing a terror attack during the 2016 European Championship and buying illegal weapons. More>>

Russian billionaire Abramovich runs into UK visa issues

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An associate of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich says his British visa has not been renewed. More>>

Populists' pick to be Italian premier scorns bureaucracy

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Populists pick law professor with almost no political experience, a left-leaning voting record and a reputation as a snazzy dresser to be Italy's premier. More>>

Italy edges toward 1st populist govt, law prof as premier

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Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League indicated a 54-year-old law professor with no political experience as their candidate for premier. More>>

Clashes escalate in eastern Ukraine

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Officials say clashes between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine have escalated. More>>

The Latest: Italian League chief: No need to fear populists

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Right-wing leader Matteo Salvini says other European nations have no reason to worry about Italy's soon-to-be-born populist government. More>>

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

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Trade war between China, US put on hold after talks aimed at reducing America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. More>>

Gunmen try to corner police reacting to shots in French city

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A French newspaper is reporting that hooded men shot at young people near a Marseille culture center. More>>

Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

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A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 156 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women. More>>

Meghan offers insight into her new role as Duchess of Sussex

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Meghan Markle has offered a glimpse of how she sees her new role as the Duchess of Sussex in a biography posted on the royal website hours after the former actress married Britain's Prince Harry. More>>

Serbia on EU course despite calls for Russia shift, PM says

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Serbia's prime minister says the Balkan country's strategic goal is to join the European Union despite calls by the defense minister for a shift in course. More>>

Grenfell Tower survivors weep as inquiry begins in London

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Survivors of a devastating high-rise fire in London have wept y as relatives paid tribute to some of the 72 victims at the opening of an inquiry into Britain's deadliest blaze in decades. More>>

Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power

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Burundi's electoral commission says a majority of voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034. More>>

South African man, 23, found guilty of ax murders of family

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A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax arrived in court on Monday morning to hear the verdict in his case. More>>

Funeral for Polish WWII hero held in Warsaw

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Funeral with military honors for a World War II hero and Warsaw Rising fighter has been held in the Polish capital. More>>

Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet Video included

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The royal family has thanked people who attended or watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. More>>

Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge

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A criminal court has cleared Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on bribery charges dating back to when he was mayor of the southern town of Strumica. More>>

4 charged in Greece over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

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Greek authorities have charged four men over a weekend mob attack on the 75-year-old mayor of the country's second-largest city, carried out in an apparent venting of nationalist sentiment. More>>

US office overseeing fight against IS gets reprieve

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State Department office overseeing the fight against the Islamic State will stay in business at least until the end of the year. More>>

Prosecutors in Poland probe sewage dump into Baltic bay

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Prosecutors on Poland's Baltic coast have opened a probe into potential damage to the environment of the Bay of Gdansk after the sewage system in this coast city malfunctioned and the refuse was dumped into the bay. More>>

Portuguese director drops out of Israel festival over Gaza

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Portuguese theater director drops out of festival in Jerusalem this week over Israel's treatment of Palestinians. More>>

Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

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Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. More>>

2 men arrested 30 years after German teen death in N Ireland

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Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in the death of a German backpacker 30 years ago, after much-publicized appeals on the anniversary of the teenager's death yielded a break in one of the region's most notorious unsolved murders. More>>

US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

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Mexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country's second presidential debate with all candidates insisting the relationship must be based on mutual respect. More>>

Bernard Lewis, prolific Mideast scholar, dies at 101

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Bernard Lewis, scholar who illuminated and enraged with perspective on Middle East, dead at 101. More>>

German-Russian pipeline takes shape despite US protests

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American officials say a pipeline project between Russia and Germany risks triggering U.S. sanctions because of security concerns. More>>

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

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The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people aboard, has been the subject of two serious complaints over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. More>>

Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world

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NYU Abu Dhabi is blocking journalists from filming a graduation address by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. More>>

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

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At morgues and in church services, Cubans are mourning loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades. More>>

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

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Venezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets. More>>

The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

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Pope Francis is praying that "beloved" Venezuela's people and rulers will wisely choose peace and unity as the nation elects a new president. More>>

Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

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A Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized with fever. More>>

Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

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Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first. More>>

Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

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Pope Francis has announced that he will make 14 new cardinals next month, among them his chief aide for helping homeless people. More>>

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

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A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time this past week has returned from the mountain and says he's already planning his next trip. More>>

The Latest: Royal newlyweds to spend night in Windsor Castle

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Thousands of people are on the streets outside Windsor Castle after camping overnight to grab the best spots to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day. More>>

Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

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Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive.". More>>

Archaeologists find street of balconies in Italy's Pompeii

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Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Italy's volcanic ash-covered city of Pompeii have discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. More>>

25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

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Authorities say about two dozen African migrants have come ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen. More>>

Cameroon holiday hit by violence in English-speaking areas

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Cameroon's national day Sunday was marked by violence in its troubled English-speaking region, with two policemen killed, soldiers wounded and a mayor kidnapped by suspected armed separatists. More>>

Episcopal bishop Curry gives royal wedding an American flair Video included

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in an Anglican service with an American flavor that mixes prayers, classical music, a gospel choir and sweet soul sounds. More>>

Love and fire: Text of Michael Curry's royal wedding address Video included

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Text of the Most Rev. Michael Curry's sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. More>>

Iran says EU political support not enough, urges investment

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Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran. More>>

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

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A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition after publicly setting himself of fire in the Gaza Strip. More>>

UAE to loosen visa rules for investors and innovators

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The United Arab Emirates, home to financial hubs Abu Dhabi and Dubai, is loosening its residency laws and will grant long-term visas for up to 10 years to investors and highly-skilled professionals. More>>

Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

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One of Italy's two main populist leaders says he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier _ neither of them. More>>

Markle's bridal gown work of Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller

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British designer Clare Waight Keller is behind the silk boat-necked gown worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the flower-bedecked nave of St. George's Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry. More>>

Oprah to Idris: Celebrities spice up royal wedding Video included

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No heads of government were invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding ceremony, but celebrities from Oprah Winfrey to Idris Elba had starring roles. More>>

Science Says: Green-blooded lizards pose evolutionary puzzle

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Scientists are gaining evolutionary insights into why a group of lizards in New Guinea have green blood. More>>

Turkey's Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

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Turkey's president has addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Bosnia's capital Sunday to shore up support before his country's snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month. More>>

Reports: IS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria's capital

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A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours, and that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave. More>>

White House pushes ahead with Mideast peace plan

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The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza. More>>

Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat

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Malaysian police say they have confiscated 284 designer handbags and 72 suitcases containing cash, jewelry and other valuables as part of a corruption and money-laundering investigation into former Prime Minister Najib Razak. More>>

Powerful, unpopular Venezuela leader faces opposition foes

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A look at President Nicolas Maduro and the two opposition candidates vying to become the next president of troubled Venezuela. More>>

Palestinians: 2 wounded from Israeli border fire have died

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Gaza's health ministry says two Palestinians have died days after they were shot and wounded by Israeli gunfire during border protests. More>>

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

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Congo says 3 new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million; vaccinations to start soon. More>>

A royal wedding bridges the Atlantic and breaks old molds Video included

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The big day is finally here: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to wed at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. More>>

Father of Pakistani victim in Texas school shooting grieves Video included

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The father of Sabika Sheikh, the 17-year old Pakistani victim of a Texas school shooting, battles shock and despair. More>>

Beijing showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US

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Beijing is showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US in Washington. More>>

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'

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A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard has crashed and burned in a cassava field just after takeoff from the Havana airport, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials say. More>>

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints

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The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people aboard, has been the subject of two serious complaints over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. More>>

Macedonian PM says Greece agrees to discuss proposed name

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The prime minister of Macedonia says his administration and the Greek government have agreed on a new name for his country to solve the decades-long name dispute between Skopje and Athens. More>>

Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors

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Seven people in Saudi Arabia, including four prominent women's rights activists who campaigned for the right to drive, are being accused by state security of working with "foreign entities". More>>

It's all about the well-plumed hats for royal wedding guests Video included

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Oprah Winfrey, actor Idris Elba among early guests at royal wedding of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle. More>>

The Latest: Cuba official: 110 dead in crash, recorder found

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The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades are clinging to life a day after their passenger jet carrying 110 people crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts. More>>

Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Orthodox church in Chechnya

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Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Russian Orthodox church in Chechnya, tried to take hostages. More>>

Report: 2 killed in shooting in southwestern Germany

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German media report 2 dead in Saarbruecken shooting; suspect is in custody. More>>

Militant-turned-populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

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Iraq's electoral commission says a political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to the release of complete results. More>>

Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. More>>

Gaza border protests resume as UN calls for inquiry

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi says he has ordered the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the longest length of time since 2013. More>>

Monitor: 11 killed in blasts inside Syria weapons warehouse

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France's government is imposing new sanctions on people and companies suspected of helping Syria's chemical weapons program. More>>

The Latest: Windsor Castle sees final prep for royal wedding Video included

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As Queen Elizabeth II prepares to meet Meghan Markle's mother before the actress' wedding to Prince Harry, one commoner who married into the family is offering a bit of advice: Just relax. More>>

At OIC, Muslim nations condemn Israel and US, call for unity

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Turkey has called on Muslim nations to stand united for Palestine and to work to stop countries joining the United States in relocating their Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. More>>

American bishop brings human rights focus to royal wedding Video included

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The son of a civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry has condemned last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and plans to march against President Donald Trump's "America first" stance. More>>

Windsor gears up for royal wedding, embraces Harry, Meghan Video included

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Ready or not, Harry and Meghan prepare for big day. More>>

After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

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14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as World Health organization holds emergency meeting. More>>

Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to survive

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Cuban media say a Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana has crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with 104 passengers on board. More>>

The Latest: Cuba state media says Castro had hernia surgery

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Cuban state media say a Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana has crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with 104 people on board. More>>

The Latest: Chemical weapons body calls on countries to join

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging Europe to help rebuild Syria to encourage the return of refugees to their homes. More>>

Baby switch at Montenegro hospital under investigation

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A hospital in Montenegro has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity ward with the wrong baby. More>>

Kuwait urges UN to condemn Israel and protect Palestinians

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Kuwait is urging the UN Security Council to condemn Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians "in the strongest terms," especially in the Gaza Strip where more than 110 Palestinians have been killed during Hamas-led protests. More>>

From chicken to condoms, marketers cash in on royal wedding

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The royal wedding smorgasbord of merchandise includes Harry and Meghan Marmite, Royal Wedding ale, Wedding Rings cereal and a limited-edition bucket of royal wedding KFC chicken. More>>

After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

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By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to a nuclear option, Pope Francis has quite possibly ushered in the game-changer in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse crisis. More>>

Saudi arrests activists who campaigned for women's driving

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Rights activists say at least six people who have campaigned for human rights in Saudi Arabia, including four women who pushed for the right to drive, have been detained in Saudi Arabia. More>>

Chile's bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

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Pressure mounts on Chile's bishops to resign en mass after pope accuses them of collective responsibility for destroying evidence, botching cases. More>>

Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

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Doctors say former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from hospital, more than two months after he was poisoned with a nerve agent. More>>

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President Vladimir Putin says that the Russian military will start receiving new nuclear weapons in the coming years. More>>

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Israeli police say the first Friday prayer services of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ended peacefully at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque. More>>

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The anti-establishment 5-Star movement has opened voting by its rank-and-file on a program with the right-wing League that could clear the way to Italy's first populist government. More>>

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All of Chile's bishops have offered to resign over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal. More>>

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The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted to set up a commission of inquiry to look into a deadly crackdown on protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces. More>>

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A Polish government official says the disabled people who have been protesting for weeks in parliament along with their parents will remain there during the upcoming NATO Parliamentary Assembly. More>>

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Putin approves new Cabinet that sees key figures remain

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has reshuffled his Cabinet, replacing some of its longtime members but keeping key figures in place. More>>

Zuckerberg to meet EU officials _ dodging public grilling

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Major Swiss road tunnel closed after German bus catches fire

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says that gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine may continue even after the launch of a new prospective Germany-bound pipeline under the Baltic Sea. More>>

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Six civilians, including a husband and wife and a soldier, have been killed after Indian and Pakistani soldiers targeted border posts and villages along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir. More>>

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South Korea believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and saying it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved. More>>

Syrian man, 19, charged in anti-Semitic assault in Berlin

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A 19-year-old Syrian man has been charged over an assault in Berlin last month on an Israeli wearing a skullcap. More>>

Buses with 270 migrants allowed to pass in Bosnia amid chaos

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A convoy of buses with about 270 migrants, including children, has been blocked in central Bosnia, reflecting the confusion in the war-scarred Balkan country as it struggles to cope with the influx. More>>

Correction: Congo-Ebola story

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Congo's health minister says Ebola has spread to the capital of the country's Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the northwest. More>>

US is running out of time on NAFTA while confronting China

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US is running out of time on a NAFTA rewrite even while confronting China over trade rift. More>>

The Latest: Buses with migrants heading toward Bosnia camp

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Buses with about 270 migrants are on their way to an asylum center in southwestern Bosnia following a blockade reflecting confusion in the Balkan country struggling with the influx. More>>

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