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Polish president sees flaws in contentious law on top court

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The spokesman for Poland's president says the leader sees flaws in contentious legislation adopted by the Senate that gives politicians significant influence over the nation's top court. More>>

Poland's senators approve contentious court overhaul

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Special commission of Poland's Senate has summarily reviewed and approved a contentious bill that gives politicians influence on the nation's top court and has sent the to the Senate for a vote on Friday. More>>

Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

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Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. More>>

Turkey reissues warrant for 4 activists after release

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Turkey's official news agency says a court has issued detention warrants for four human rights activists who were released earlier this week. More>>

Police: Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

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Helmand provincial police chief says errant US airstrike confirmed by Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police personnel and wounded two others. More>>

Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

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Hundreds of residents and tourists on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors a night after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region, in Greece and Turkey. More>>

UK moves to tighten rules on drone use

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British officials have announced plans to regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. More>>

Israel sends more troops to West Bank after stabbing, unrest

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Six people dead after Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence. More>>

Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widen

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German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler. More>>

German runaway girl who converted to Islam found in Iraq

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A prosecutor says that a German girl, who ran away from home after converting to Islam, has been found in Iraq. More>>

UK palace releases Prince George's 4th birthday portrait

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Kensington Palace has released a portrait to mark the fourth birthday of Prince George. More>>

'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

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The young Canadian lived an apparently quiet life for more than a year with his Thai girlfriend, but the flashy cars he drove stood out. Authorities say Alexandre Cazes was the mastermind of AlphaBay, the world's leading "darknet" internet marketplace. More>>

The Latest: Israeli minister: Palestinians must ask for calm

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A relative says Israeli troops have arrested the brother of a 20-year-old Palestinian who stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family. More>>

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

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Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile threat from North Korea. More>>

2 dead, 500 hurt as deadly quake rattles Greece, Turkey Video included

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A powerful earthquake sends a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on Greek holiday island of Kos and strikes panic on the nearby shores of Turkey, as 2 people killed and more than a hundred injured. More>>

The Latest: UN deplores Palestinians deaths in Jerusalem

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A spokesman has confirmed that Israel's government decided not to overrule an earlier police decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem holy shrine. More>>

The Latest: Fighting in Afghan province kills 6 soldiers

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The governor of Afghanistan's northern Badakshan's province says 11 police have been killed and another six wounded during a roaring battle with Taliban insurgents. More>>

Mexico City sees drug-war-style violence come to the capital

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In a raging gun battle with burnt-out vehicles and road blockades, drug war-style mayhem comes to the Mexican capital. More>>

3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site

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An Israeli police spokesman says police are banning Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of feared mass protests over the installation of metal detectors there. More>>

Exhumation of Dali's remains finds his mustache still intact

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Officials in Spain say that hair, nails and two long bones were removed from Salvador Dali's embalmed remains for a paternity test that could open a judicial battle for the artist's estate. More>>

Baby Charlie Gard's latest brain scan is 'sad reading'

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Parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard are back in court for the latest legal step in their ongoing case. More>>

US bans travel for Americans to NKorea after Warmbier death

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier. More>>

Is that really a beached whale beneath Paris' Notre Dame?

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A sperm whale appears to have beached on an embankment in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris _ but it's really just an art installation from a Belgian artists' collective. More>>

The Latest: Poland's senators OK contentious court overhaul

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Poland's Senate has approved a contentious law that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court, in defiance of European Union criticism. More>>

Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency

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The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency. More>>

Venezuela power struggle intensifies in Supreme Court battle

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Venezuela's chief prosecutor says a 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man are the latest victims killed during anti-government demonstrations, bringing the number killed during a 24-hour nationwide strike to four. More>>

The Latest: Mexico jobseekers tricked into cartel boot camps

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Mexican government statistics show June was the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, with murders reaching 2,234. More>>

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump Video included

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Officials at the San Joaquin Valley air district say they can't meet some federal standards, so they're seizing upon Donald Trump's election to wage a campaign against enforcement of ever-tightening rules. More>>

Qatar's ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

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Qatar's ruler says nation remains open to dialogue with Arab countries isolating it, but solution cannot be dictated. More>>

The Latest: Neighbors ask Venezuela to put off vote

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Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has appointed a slate of new judges to the Supreme Court, and the government-stacked high court is wasting no time in declaring those nominations null and in violation of the constitution. More>>

O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole Video included

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Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months. More>>

Nigeria: Bombed refugee center wasn't marked properly

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Nigeria's military says the air force mistakenly launched an airstrike on a refugee camp in January because the camp was not appropriately marked as a humanitarian base in the operational maps. More>>

AP Explains: What's behind N. Korean silence to talks offer

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North Korea's silence to South Korea's offer for rare talks raises many questions, speculation. More>>

US says airstrike killed members of Afghan security forces

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US says airstrike in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province killed unspecified number of Afghan forces. More>>

UK girl left in tears after she's fined for selling lemonade

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A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside. More>>

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

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An international aid organization is warning that Yemen's cholera epidemic, the world's worst since Haiti's 2010 outbreak, is likely to worsen in the rainy season. More>>

The Latest: 2 dead, 500 hurt as 6.7 quake rocks Aegean Sea

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A powerful earthquake shook beach resorts Friday in Greece and Turkey, killing two tourists crushed when a building collapsed on a bar in the Greek island of Kos and injuring nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region. More>>

Poll finds lower support for Catalan independence from Spain

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An opinion poll in Catalonia indicates that local support for the powerful Spanish region's independence is waning. More>>

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

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For the 1st time, UN says more than half of people with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus. More>>

Iran says US failing to live up to nuke deal commitments

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A senior Iranian official is accusing the United States of not living up to its side of the nuclear agreement that Washington and five other world powers signed with Tehran. More>>

Pakistan court ends hearing on corruption allegations of PM

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Officials say Pakistan's supreme court has ended a crucial hearing into corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but it wasn't immediately clear when they would announce their verdict. More>>

Militants burst from tunnels, hit weak points in Raqqa fight

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The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State says advances against the group in their stronghold of Raqqa have slowed. More>>

The Latest: Swede confirmed as one of those killed in quake Video included

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An officials in Turkey says about 70 people were treated in hospitals in the Turkish resort of Bodrum for minor injuries after a powerful 6,3 magnitude earthquake sent people rushing to the streets. More>>

UK royals hear children's concert, see Hamburg Airbus plant

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Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, are wrapping up a three-day trip to Germany in Hamburg, where they're seeing a concert for children in a spectacular new concert hall. More>>

Romania: Art exhibit at ex-prison show horrors of communism

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An art exhibition opens at Pitesti Prison, a gruesome lockup where communists incarcerated, tortured and killed political prisoners almost 70 years ago. More>>

Turkish president accuses Germany of scaring off investors

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Turkey's prime minister has sought to downplay worries of growing tensions between Turkey and Germany following the jailing of six human rights activists, including one German. More>>

Britain set to break flight record amid summer getaway

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Britain is poised to handle a record-breaking number of flights in its increasingly crowded skies. More>>

The Latest: Germany put defense exports to Turkey on hold

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Turkey's prime minister has sought to downplay worries of growing tensions between Turkey and Germany following the jailing of six human rights activists, which included one German. More>>

UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany. More>>

German president OKs gay marriage law, takes effect in fall

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Germany's president has signed legislation legalizing gay marriage, paving the way for it to take effect this fall. More>>

The Latest: Spain court drops probe into Syrian crimes

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The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State says advances against the group in their stronghold of Raqqa have slowed. More>>

Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese border

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The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group have launched a major ground offensive in a border area between the two countries. More>>

Macron, seeking stronger EU, meets Brexit negotiator Barnier

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French President Emmanuel Macron is meeting with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator as both men push for firm, clear conditions on Britain's departure. More>>

Russian parliament bans use of proxy Internet services, VPNs

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Russia's parliament has outlawed the use of VPNs and other proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials. More>>

Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talks

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South Korea has urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continues to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border. More>>

Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza

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A power-sharing deal negotiated by two former rivals is slowly taking shape in Gaza. More>>

Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead Video included

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown as the country's oppositions calls the first national strike since a 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez. More>>

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once more as he pleads for his freedom before parole board. More>>

The Latest: 2 tourists killed in quake from Turkey, Sweden

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Authorities say two people have been killed and a number have been injured in a powerful earthquake that rattled Greek islands and Turkey's Aegean coast. More>>

CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Russia is expected to stay in Syria, partly because they "love to stick it to America.". More>>

Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic Video included

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An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude has rattled the Greek island of Crete, the Institute of Geodynamics in Athens reports. More>>

IS galvanized in Asia by Philippine city siege, report says

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A top terrorism researcher says the attack by Islamic State group-affiliated militants on a Philippine city has galvanized its Southeast Asian supporters and spells trouble for the region. More>>

Brazilian judge seizes $2.8 million in Silva's pension funds

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A Brazilian judge has seized about $2.8 million in pension funds of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in connection with his recent corruption conviction. More>>

Morocco tensions: 83 police, protesters injured in clashes

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Moroccan demonstrators frustrated over inequality and corruption are defying a police ban and holding a protest in a northern city that has become a symbol of mounting public anger. More>>

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

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Israel's public security minister says metal detectors are essential to maintain security at a contested Jerusalem shrine despite rising tensions. More>>

Thousands protest in Poland against court reorganizations

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A Polish parliamentary commission has summarily rejected 1,300 opposition amendments to a bill reorganizing the nation's top court and has sent it back to lawmakers for a vote. More>>

In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

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Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal biography is taking yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the exhumation of his embalmed remains to settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl. More>>

The Latest: Experts remove biological samples from Dali

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A forensic team has entered the Salvador Dali museum in northeastern Spain where the surrealist artist's remains are due to be exhumed to settle a paternity claim brought by a 61-year-old woman. More>>

APNewsBreak: Claims of human rights abuses in Hawaii fleet

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A human rights complaint has been filed on behalf of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's longline fishing fleet. More>>

The Latest: Poland prime minister defends courts legislation

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Polish lawmakers have voted to approve a contentious law that gives control of the top court to politicians instead of judges. More>>

Year after reporter killed in Ukraine, no progress in probe

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Friends and colleagues of journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in the Ukrainian capital Kiev a year ago, are marching across town to demand answers from authorities why his brutal murder has not been solved. More>>

They escaped Islamic State's bastion, but remain terrified

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Displaced residents of Raqqa still fear militants of the Islamic State group and their possible return. More>>

The Latest: Palestinians, Israeli police clash in Jerusalem

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The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who tried to stab soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint. More>>

UK lawmaker calls Austen among 'greatest living authors'

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A British legislator mistakenly described Jane Austen as one of the UK's "greatest living authors," prompting laughs from fellow lawmakers. More>>

Truck laden with chocolate goes up in flames on UK highway

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Traffic on a major highway in England has been disrupted for hours after a truck laden with chocolate bars burst into flames. More>>

EU, UK tiptoeing forward in vital Brexit divorce talks

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The UK's chief Brexit negotiator says that a week of talks with the European Union has given "us a lot to be positive about." David Davis has said in Brussels that he's "encouraged by progress" on key issues. More>>

France's Macron visits air force base amid military crisis

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French President Emmanuel Macron is flying in a military jet and visiting nuclear forces as he tries to show his commitment to the troops amid an intense crisis over defense spending. More>>

Son of Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwean hunt

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Conservationists in Zimbabwe say the son of a lion named Cecil, whose 2015 killing prompted an international outcry, has also been fatally shot during a hunt. More>>

Some 250 residents join US-trained security force for Raqqa

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Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S. training course that is preparing an internal security force. More>>

Austria urges stop to moving migrants to Italian mainland

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Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on Thursday urged his Italian counterpart not to allow migrants arriving by boat to Italy's islands to travel on to the mainland. More>>

Court convicts more than 40 in Rome corruption trial

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A Rome court has found 46 defendants guilty in a wide ranging corruption trial that revealed a system of kickbacks and intimidation to gain control of city contracts. More>>

The Latest: Austria to Italy: Stop migrants reaching Europe

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Austria's foreign minister says he has told his Italian counterpart that migrants arriving by boat to Italy's islands should not be permitted to travel on to the mainland because that acts as a gateway for them to the rest of Europe. More>>

UK police get help from 9/11 experts in London fire recovery

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London police trying to identify victims of the fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building have sought help from experts who worked on the recovery of victims following the Sept. 11 attacks in New York. More>>

Lawyer: Russian programmer sought by US is political victim

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The lawyer defending a Russian computer programmer arrested in Spain says that flaws in the extradition request by the United States signal a political motivation behind the prosecution. More>>

Turkey arrests man with 'hero' T-shirt during coup trial

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Turkey's official news agency says a man has been arrested on suspicion of terror propaganda for wearing a T-shirt with the word "hero" on it while attending a relative's court hearing linked to last year's failed coup. More>>

The Latest: Turkey says it would reciprocate German threats

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Germany's foreign minister says his country will revise its travel advice for Turkey following the jailing of a German human rights activist who has no ties to the country. More>>

Germany raises pressure on Turkey after activist jailed

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Turkey says Germany's demand for the release of a German human rights trainer is "unacceptable" and an attempt to interfere with the Turkish judiciary. More>>

Germany indicts 5 suspects in IS recruitment ring

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German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a suspected representative of the Islamic State group in Germany and four fellow suspects who are accused of running a recruitment network. More>>

Turkey: 6 Kurdish militants killed in drone attack

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Officials say that Turkish security forces have used an armed drone to locate and kill six Kurdish militants who allegedly were responsible for kidnapping and killing a school teacher in southeast Turkey. More>>

London Zoo welcomes a new kind of visitor: Robotic dinosaurs

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London Zoo is preparing for the opening of a new exhibit on dinosaurs and extinction. More>>

Russian president pays visit to one of his fiercest critics

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President Vladimir Putin has paid a rare visit to Russian human rights legend Lyudmila Alexeyeva to congratulate her on her 90th birthday. More>>

It's OK to toss the suit and tie, French parliament says

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Good news for French lawmakers seeking relief from the summer heat: parliamentary authorities say they can leave their suit and tie at home. More>>

Thousands rally in Moldova as Parliament approves voting law

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Thousands of people have rallied outside Moldova's Parliament as lawmakers approved a law that would change the electoral system. More>>

Czech minister: EU military role in Libya to reduce migrants

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The Czech Republic's foreign minister has suggested that the EU consider a military engagement in Libya in attempts to reduce the flow of migrants arriving by boat from there to Europe. More>>

Turkey's premier: 'Pointless' to revive failed Cyprus talks

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Turkey's prime minister says a Greek Cypriot search for oil and gas off Cyprus' southern coast is 'dangerous' and is throwing efforts to reunify the ethnically divided island into deadlock. More>>

Russia criticizes ruling on its seizure of a Greenpeace ship

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Russia's Foreign Ministry has dismissed an international tribunal's ruling against it for seizing a Greenpeace ship as encouraging criminal behavior. More>>

Duterte flies to besieged city, warns of other attacks

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the leadership of the Islamic State-linked militants who laid siege on southern Marawi city remains largely intact despite the ongoing military offensive. More>>

Chief Justice Roberts says criticism won't stop judges

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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who was once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, says criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs. More>>

Canada governor touches queen's elbow for safety on stairs

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Canada's governor general has said he decided to breach royal protocol and touch Queen Elizabeth II to ensure she didn't stumble down slippery steps during an official engagement in London. More>>

UK archives show Churchill blocked release of Nazi memos

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Britain's National Archives released records that show then Prime Minister Winston Churchill's attempts in 1953 to block the release of secret Would War II documents. More>>

Portugal admits to outdated security in army weapon theft

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Portugal's defense minister says the Army national armory where hand grenades, ammunition and other weapons were stolen last month was vulnerable due to its "obsolete" electronic surveillance system. More>>

Russian protester sentenced for throwing brick at policeman

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A Moscow court has sentenced a protester to 2 ½ years in prison for throwing a brick at a riot policeman during an opposition rally earlier this year. More>>

Croatia battles wildfire that crossed border from Montenegro

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Croatian firefighters are battling a wildfire in the south of the country's Adriatic coast that has spread in from neighboring Montenegro. More>>

Azerbaijan sentences Russian blogger to 3 years in prison

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A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced a Russian blogger to three years in prison for illegally crossing the border after he made a trip to a separatist-controlled region of the country. More>>

Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking

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A Thai army general was one of the most prominent figures found guilty in a major human trafficking trial that included more than 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. More>>

'I'm your boss': French military chief quits in Macron spat

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France's military chief has quit over a dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts, in a new challenge to Macron's administration and his economic reforms. More>>

In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedom

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In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, reporters' trial raises fears over lack of press freedom. More>>

Chile Senate OKs bill allowing abortion in some cases

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Chilean lawmakers have taken a major step toward legalizing abortion in some cases, a dramatic development in one of Latin America's most traditionally conservative countries. More>>

UN panel doesn't rule out Congo forces in UN experts' murder

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A panel monitoring sanctions against Congo says evidence in the murder of two UN experts leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia, or other armed groups were responsible. More>>

Israel signals metal detectors to stay at Jerusalem shrine

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Israel's prime minister has consulted with officials over security arrangements outside a major Jerusalem shrine that angered Muslim leaders, who have urged worshippers to gather there on Friday. More>>

US: Iran still top state terror sponsor; global attacks down

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The Trump administration says in a new report that Iran continues to be the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. More>>

AP Explains: What are Trump's options in Venezuela?

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The Trump administration is threatening to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's proceeds with his plan to rewrite the troubled nation's constitution. More>>

Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge

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Saudi Arabia says a woman detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge. More>>

Brazil government assures graft probe will continue

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Brazil's Justice Minister insists corruption probe will continue in full force, even after president was charged. More>>

Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany

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President Donald Trump had a second, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit it Germany. More>>

Brazil freezes accounts of ex-President Silva in graft case

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A Brazilian judge says bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have been frozen due to his conviction on corruption charges. More>>

The Latest: Putin spokesman says Trump chat was no secret

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A senior Russian lawmaker is dismissing media reports of an undisclosed conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump as sensationalist. More>>

Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law

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Marijuana is going on sale at 16 pharmacies in Uruguay, the final step in applying a 2013 law that made the South American nation the first to legalize a pot market covering the entire chain from plants to purchase. More>>

US criticizes Africa for 'failure' on famine threat

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is sharply criticizing African nations for what she calls their "collective failure" to respond to the threat of famine facing over 14 million people. More>>

On hot mic, Israeli PM raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticizes the European Union for sacrificing trade with Israel for the sake of the political support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a hot mic chat with central European leaders. More>>

French woman faces prosecution in Iraq for possible IS links

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A French woman captured in Mosul with her four small children is facing likely prosecution in Iraq for collaborating with the Islamic State group. More>>

EU closer to sanctions on Poland over changes in judiciary

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A senior European Union officials says that the bloc is coming closer to imposing sanctions on Poland for the government's attempt to take control over the judiciary. More>>

British royals meet Merkel, tour Berlin Holocaust memorial

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, toured Berlin's Holocaust memorial and visited the city's signature landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, as they kick off a three-day visit to Germany. More>>

Mine workers strike in Peru, world's No. 2 copper producer

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Union workers at more than 50 mines in Peru have gone on strike to protest parts of a labor reform that they say will harm workers' rights. More>>

The Latest: Venezuela opposition eases alternate gov't plan Video included

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The Vatican is voicing support for Venezuelan Roman Catholic clergy, who have come out against the government's plans to rewrite the constitution. More>>

BBC forced to disclose salaries of top-earning stars

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The publicly funded BBC has published the names and salaries of its highest-earning actors and presenters, revealing that its best-paid star, radio host Chris Evans, earns more than 2.2 million pounds ($2.9 million) a year. More>>

Clashes erupt between rebels, al-Qaida in northwest Syria

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Syrian activists say clashes have broken out between rebels and al-Qaida-linked militants in the opposition's main stronghold in northwestern Syria. More>>

Deputy FM: Russia consents to Huntsman as US ambassador

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A top Russian diplomat says Moscow has given its consent to President Donald Trump's proposal to make Jon Huntsman the next U.S, ambassador to Russia. More>>

Daimler to recall 3 million vehicles to ease diesel doubts

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German automaker Daimler says it is voluntarily recalling 3 million cars in Europe to improve their emissions performance. More>>

UK raises pension age from 67 to 68 starting in 2037

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Britain has raised the pension age from 67 to 68 starting in 2037 as rising longevity rates continued to put pressure on the public purse. More>>

Court to review detention of ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo

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International Criminal Court appeals judges have ordered a new review into whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues. More>>

Brown, lawmakers celebrate bipartisan cap-and-trade victory

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California's signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life. More>>

Hungary searches international trains after bomb threat

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Hungarian police say they are inspecting all international trains in Hungary after receiving an anonymous bomb threat. More>>

Liu Xiaobo supporters mark his death amid concerns for widow

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Supporters of Liu Xiaobo are gathering worldwide to mark the traditional Chinese observance of the seventh day after the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate's death. More>>

Portugal to limit eucalyptus groves to reduce wildfires

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Portuguese lawmakers have agreed on new measures to help contain the fires that race through the country's forests each summer, after one wildfire last month that killed 64 people. More>>

Venezuela protesters block streets as general strike looms Video included

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Protesters have set up spontaneous roadblocks across Venezuela's capital a day before a general strike planned by opponents of government plans to rewrite the constitution. More>>

5 things AP journalists saw at Koreas' tense border village

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5 things AP journalists saw at Koreas' tense border village. More>>

Mexico announces new laptop, tablet security on US flights

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Mexican authorities say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has instituted heightened security measures for laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from the country. More>>

Ukrainian firefighting plane helps with Montenegro wildfires

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A plane from Ukraine has joined firefighting efforts in Montenegro after the country asked for international help to battle wildfires raging along the Adriatic coast. More>>

Germany summons Turkish envoy over human rights activist

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A German newspaper publisher says it has filed an appeal to Turkey's highest court against the incarceration for the past five months of a German-Turkish reporter. More>>

Ukraine, Georgia denounce pro-Russian separatists

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine and Georgia will coordinate their efforts to return areas captured by pro-Russian separatists. More>>

AP Interview: Filipino rebel refuses to broker for militants

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The leader of the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group says he refused to broker the withdrawal of Islamic State-linked militants from Marawi city because the president won't negotiate with terrorists. More>>

Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns

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Along the 'boulevard of death,' warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns. More>>

Swiss identify glacier bodies as couple missing since 1942

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Swiss police say they've formally identified two bodies found on an Alpine glacier as those of a couple missing for nearly 75 years. More>>

Arabs urge Qatar to accept 6 principles to combat extremism

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Four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar are urging the tiny Gulf nation to commit to six principles on combatting extremism and negotiate a plan with specific measures to implement them _ a step that could help resolve the crisis. More>>

Police examining if defector returned to N. Korea willingly

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Police in South Korea's capital are investigating whether a North Korean woman who defected and made TV appearances in South Korea returned to her homeland willingly or was abudcted. More>>

Indonesia bans Hizbut group that seeks global caliphate

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The Indonesian government has banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. More>>

Saudi woman in miniskirt video arrested after public outcry

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Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a young woman who wore a miniskirt in public and who had posted the video online, sparking an outcry from people who say she flagrantly violated the kingdom's conservative Islamic dress code. More>>

Venezuela rejects Trump sanctions threat, reviews relations

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Venezuela has rejected President Donald Trump's call to halt a rewriting of the constitution and says it is reviewing its relations with the United States. More>>

Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram

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Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram, asks government to free captives. More>>

Trump lets Iran deal live, but signals he may not for long

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Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration is certifying to Congress that Iran is technically complying with the 2015 nuclear deal but is "unquestionably in default of the spirit" of the agreement. More>>

Separatists proclaim a new state to replace all of Ukraine

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Separatists in eastern Ukraine have proclaimed a new state on the territories they control. More>>

Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram

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Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram, asks government to free captives. More>>

Wife of Princeton researcher held in Iran urges his release

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The wife of a Princeton graduate student sentenced to ten years behind bars in Iran is calling on authorities there to release him, saying he has been "unjustly imprisoned.". More>>

Metal detectors at Jerusalem shrine trigger new tensions

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A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over a Jerusalem shrine that triggered major Israeli-Palestinian confrontations in the past. More>>

AP Explains: Korean border village, site for rivals' talks

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AP Explains: Korean border village of Panmunjom, vestige of Cold War and site for rivals' rare talks. More>>

Vatican court rejects motions to dismiss in hospital case

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Two former executives of the Vatican's pediatric hospital are going on trial on charges they diverted nearly a half-million euros (dollars) in hospital donations to renovate the retirement home of the Catholic Church's retired second-in-command. More>>

Australians see woman's shooting by police as US nightmare

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Australia's airwaves, newspapers and websites have been dominated by the death of a Sydney woman shot by police in Minneapolis. More>>

Prince William, Kate visit WWII camp, Gdansk on Poland trip

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have been guided by two Holocaust survivors around the site of a former Nazi German concentration camp in Poland and then visited the historic city of Gdansk. More>>

Flash flooding hits UK coastal village in Cornwall

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British authorities say major flash flooding has hit a coastal village in the English county of Cornwall, prompting a rescue operation. More>>

Spanish soccer executive, son arrested in corruption probe

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Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has been arrested along with his son and three more federation executives as part of an anti-corruption probe. More>>

Iraqis hold suspected militants in cramped, stifling prison

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Hundreds of suspected Islamic State members swept up by Iraqi forces in Mosul are being held in a cramped and stifling prison just outside the city. More>>

Turkish court jails 6 human rights activists pending trial

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A court in Istanbul has ordered six human rights activists _ including Amnesty International's Turkey director _ formally arrested pending a trial on charges of aiding an armed terror group. More>>

Polish leader seeks to stop critical debate on top court law

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Poland's president has sought to end a bitter political conflict surrounding changes that the ruling populist party is introducing into the nation's judicial system. More>>

Serbia premier: Workers at Fiat plant in agree to end strike

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Serbia's prime minister says that workers from a Fiat factory in the country have agreed to end their strike and return to work after more than two weeks. More>>

The Latest: Greece: 35 arrested in migrant camp clashes

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The United Nations' refugee agency is appealing for $421.2 million to help improve protection of refugees in sub-Saharan and North Africa and back efforts in Europe to cope with asylum seekers. More>>

Tribunal: Russia must pay damages for seizing protest ship

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An international tribunal has ordered Russia to pay damages and costs of nearly 5.4 million euros ($6.2 million) for unlawfully seizing a Greenpeace ship protesting at an oil platform in Arctic waters. More>>

Romanian media mogul jailed for money laundering freed early

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A Romanian court grants parole to a media mogul who was serving a 10-year sentence for money laundering and fraudulently privatizing an agriculture institute. More>>

Daniel Radcliffe comes to aid of mugging victim in London

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Actor Daniel Radcliffe has come to the help of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London. More>>

The Latest: Portugal starting to bring fires under control

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Croatian authorities say firefighters have battled throughout the night to contain raging wildfires that threatened a key port on the country's Adriatic coast. More>>

Macron: My charm offensive may soften Trump's climate stance

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French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on new friend Donald Trump might have changed the U.S. president's mind on climate change. More>>

Venezuela opposition calls strike, Trump threatens 'actions' Video included

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Venezuelan's opposition said more than 7.1 million people responded to its call to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution. More>>

Prosecutors: UK police used helicopter to film sex, nudists

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Prosecutors say a British police helicopter crew filmed people having sex and sunbathing naked. More>>

Italy considers emergency visas to ease migrant strain

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As Italians confront the pressure of new migrant arrivals with opposite reactions _ one putting out the welcome mat, the other blockades _ the country's leaders are seeking to puncture Europe's posture of offering moral support, not concrete action. More>>

American scholar jailed in Iran is innocent, professor says

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US professor defends former student, Chinese-American researcher sentenced to 10 years in Iran prison. More>>

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