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The Latest: Trump asked doctor for cognitive test

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

US meets Korean War allies, wants more pressure on NKorea

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

Doctor: Trump is healthy, did very well on cognitive test

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

Trump vulgarity debate has become an 's-show,' senator says

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

The Latest: Graham blames Trump's staff for scuttling deal

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

Chelsea Manning's US Senate bid could upend Maryland race

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

Rebel ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

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

France wants tougher rules on bitcoin to avoid criminal use

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

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

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

Serb leader's death in Kosovo raises Balkan region tensions

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

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

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

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

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

US agency to work with states to ensure proper safety alerts

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

AP News Guide: Big decisions await Congress on immigration

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

The Latest: SK says talks with NK a 'significant first step'

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

Jewish child orphaned in Mumbai attacks makes 1st visit back

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

Nigeria army releases 244 who denounced Boko Haram

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

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

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

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

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

UK business secretary seeks fast-tracked Carillion probe

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

Venezuela forces take down fugitive group in deadly shootout

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

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

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

US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

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

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

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

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

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

African elephant, hippo, rhino populations shrink in wartime

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

Belgium: Explosion collapses building, injures up to 20

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

Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

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

Israel slams Palestinian leader over anti-Trump speech

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

UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets

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

Russia slams US demands for Iran; Germany seeks more detail

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

North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics

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

US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal

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

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

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

Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

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

Authorities arrest 22 after massacre in southern Senegal

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

APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

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

Tunisians call on leaders to remember 2011 revolution goals

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

Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

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

Palestinian leader rebukes Trump: 'Shame on you'

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

Bulgaria pledges opportunities for Japanese firms in Balkans

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

Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

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

US urges caution, warns of possible terror attacks in Kosovo

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

Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

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

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

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

Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

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

Bomb placed in car wounds Palestinian in southern Lebanon

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

Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel under key Gaza crossing

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

Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

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

Bipartisan deal would create 12-year citizenship pathway

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

Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them

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

Turkey says it will oust Kurdish militants from Afrin, Syria

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

'We made a mistake' Hawaii sends false missile alert

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

Arizona Republican embraces Trump in high-profile Senate bid

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

Correction: Turkey-US story

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

Iraq: Baghdad bombing kills 8, wounds 10

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

German defense minister visits German troops at Jordan base

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

White House doctor: Trump in 'excellent health'

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

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

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

Classified US satellite launched from California after delay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Firefighter killed in collapse remembered for humor, spirit

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

Illinois to replace vets' plumbing amid Legionnaire's crisis

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

Nigeria: Militant oil leader sought for killings is dead

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

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

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

Russia says it eliminated Syria rebels who attacked its base

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

Pakistan army chief: US general called, offered assurances

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

China rebukes Zara, Delta for calling Taiwan 'country'

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

China orders Marriott to suspend website, app in map furor

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

Chinese authorities demolish well-known evangelical church

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

House OKs spy program after Trump tweets spark confusion

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

The Latest: Trump renews push for wall in immigration deal

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

Bangladeshi man pleads not guilty in NYC subway bomb attack

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

Outdoor center warns skiers of dive-bombing owl

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

Russia, US hold talks about nuclear pact, Putin says

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

Syrian insurgents in counteroffensive in northwestern area

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

Palestinians: 2 teens killed in clashes with Israeli army

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

French counterterrorism inquiry launched into prison attack

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

Jailed Catalan separatists pledge to eschew unilateral moves

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

Russian military shows drones it says came from Syria raid

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

US refuses visa for Serbia's army chief of staff

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

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

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

Tunisia unrest: Arrests, clashes persist amid price rises

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

Denmark, Greenland sign deal to clean up US military waste

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

The Latest: Jailed activist: Catalan vote lacked validity

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

Leopards kill at least 3 children in rural India

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

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

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

US: American soldier wounded in Afghan attack

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

AP sources: Trump to extend sanctions relief for Iran

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President Donald Trump is expected this week to once again renew Iran nuclear sanctions relief, citing progress in amending U.S. legislation that governs Washington's participation in the landmark 2015 nuclear accord. More>>

China criticizes US for blocking MoneyGram acquisition

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China has criticized the U.S. government for using 'so-called national security' to block a Chinese billionaire's acquisition of money transfer service MoneyGram. More>>

Lawmakers see boost for immigration deal after Trump remarks

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Bargainers seeking a bipartisan immigration accord plan talks as soon as Wednesday. More>>

Hundreds arrested as violent protests spread across Tunisia

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Tunisia's prime minister is denouncing violent protests over price hikes that left one person dead, and is promising to crack down on rioters. More>>

Russian gains in Syria threatened by series of rebel attacks

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The Russian military has urged its Turkish counterparts to tighten monitoring of opposition in northern Syria in the wake of a drone attack on Russian military bases in the country. More>>

SKorea open to summit with North's Kim, but it won't be easy

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South Korea's president says he'll push for more talks and cooperation with North Korea to resolve the nuclear standoff. More>>

Trump signs bill to improve opioid screening technology

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President Donald Trump signs legislation aimed at giving Customs and Border Protection agents screening technology devices to stop the flow of illicit drugs. More>>

The Latest: Bipartisan lawmakers begin immigration effort

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A White House spokeswoman says a judge's ruling against the Trump administration involving a program that protects young immigrants is "outrageous.". More>>

Veterans behind bars: US jails set aside special cellblocks

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US jails increasingly setting aside cellblocks for veterans to help them work through such shared issues as PTSD. More>>

Democratic report warns of Russian meddling in Europe, US

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A new report by congressional Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that President Donald Trump has offered no strategic plan to safeguard democracies from Kremlin meddling. More>>

Trump orders more mental health care options for veterans

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President Donald Trump's administration will try to curb the number of veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for the high-risk group. More>>

North Korea to go to South Korea's Olympics after talks Video included

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Senior South Korean officials are heading to the Demilitarized Zone for rare talks with their North Korean counterparts. More>>

Trump's checkup comes as chatter about his health lingers

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Trump's first medical checkup since taking office nearly a year ago comes as questions linger about his health and mental fitness. More>>

Real weather term "bomb cyclone" blows up on social media

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'Bomb cyclone' is a real weather term but it's not quite as explosive as it sounds. More>>

Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal for 'Dreamers'

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President Donald Trump is suggesting that an immigration deal could be tackled in two phases _ first by taking care of the so-called Dreamers and border security, then by making comprehensive reforms to the immigration system. More>>

The Latest: Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal

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Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer says he's encouraged by what he heard from President Donald Trump at a bipartisan White House meeting on immigration. More>>

Trump orders rules for revealing US citizens in spy reports

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President Donald Trump is ordering U.S. intelligence agencies to develop rules for disclosing the names of Americans whose identities are blacked out in classified spy reports. More>>

Venue for Korea talks is potential flash point inside border

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The venue for high-profile talks between North and South Korea is a potential flash point inside the world's most heavily fortified border. More>>

Iran lawmaker says some 3,700 arrested amid protests, unrest

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Iranian parliament member says some 3,700 people were arrested during days of protests, unrest in Iran. More>>

Russia takes aim at US over series of Syria drone attacks

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Russia's Defense Ministry says a recent series of drone attacks on its military bases in Syria would have required assistance from a country possessing satellite navigation technology _ a statement that appeared to be aimed at the United States. More>>

Polish PM reshuffles his Cabinet to warm EU ties

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Poland's new prime minister is set to reshuffle his cabinet before heading off to Brussels for talks with top European Union officials. More>>

Trump administration OKs $130M missile defense sale to Japan

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The Trump administration has approved a $130 million missile defense sale to Japan to meet the escalating threat from North Korea. More>>

Neo-Nazi leader gets 5 years for having explosive material

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A neo-Nazi group leader who stockpiled explosive material in the Florida apartment where a friend killed two roommates has been sentenced to five years in federal prison. More>>

Germany indicts Syrian on charges of promoting Islamic State

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Prosecutors in Germany have formally charged a 37-year-old Syrian man on allegations of promoting the Islamic State group, obtaining bomb-making instructions and other crimes. More>>

China, France promise cooperation on climate, security

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French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Beijing to open Chinese markets wider and warned lack of action might prompt other countries to close their own markets. More>>

Cliven Bundy emerges free, defiant after Nevada case tossed

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A judge in Las Vegas has decided to dismiss criminal charges against a Nevada rancher and his sons accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities in 2014. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claimed VA success somewhat illusory

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AP FACT CHECK: President Donald Trump is again claiming more success than reality in improving veterans care, touting initiatives that have yet to show meaningful impact and glossing over bigger unfulfilled campaign promises. More>>

US ends protections for Salvadoran immigrants, sparking fear

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The Trump administration faces a Monday deadline on whether to extend protections that would allow nearly 200,000 Salvadorans to stay in the U.S. legally. More>>

Wife of Russian man slain in US meets vet who got his kidney

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A Russian man who was shot and killed in drive-by in Pittsburgh street last month donated his organs _ and the Army National Guard veteran who received his kidney has given an emotional thank-you to the man's widow. More>>

Defiant Bosnian Serbs celebrate banned 'statehood' holiday

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Bosnian Serbs are celebrating a banned "statehood" holiday in stubborn defiance of the west and their non-Serb compatriots. More>>

Turkey renames street following spat with UAE minister

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Turkey has renamed a street housing the United Arab Emirates's embassy after an Ottoman military commander in reaction to an Emirati minister who retweeted a post accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "forefathers" of pillaging the holy city of Medina. More>>

Fire at French kosher market targeted by anti-Jewish vandals

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French officials say a fire broke out at a kosher market south of Paris that was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti last week. More>>

Syria: Israeli missiles target Damascus military outposts

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Syria's military says Israeli missiles target military outposts near Damascus, claims Israeli jet shot down. More>>

German court temporarily stops terror suspect deportation

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Germany's top court has halted the deportation of a Turkish man convicted of supporting terrorism, saying a lower court didn't properly consider whether he could be tortured if sent to Turkey. More>>

The Latest: Seoul: North Korea to send Olympic delegation

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South Korean media say North and South Korea have begun talks at their border about how to cooperate in next month's Winter Olympics and how to improve their long-strained ties. More>>

The Latest: US to end special protections for Salvadorans

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Officials say the Trump administration is ending special protections for emigrants from El Salvador, forcing nearly 200,000 to leave the country or face deportation. More>>

Pelosi is optimistic about agreement on budget, immigration

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi remains optimistic about potential agreements with Washington Republicans on the budget and immigration, though she is skeptical that a White House meeting on immigration on Tuesday will produce a breakthrough. More>>

Suspect apprehended in killing of Washington state deputy

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Authorities in Washington say a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy has died from gunshot injuries sustained while responding to a home invasion. More>>

Syrian troops capture 14 villages from rebels

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Syrian monitoring group, paramedics raise death toll from massive car bombing in city of Idlib to at least 25 killed. More>>

Advocates want #MeToo debate to include immigrant detention

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As the national discussion of sexual misconduct grows, advocates for immigrants say they hope the conversation will include immigrant detention facilities. More>>

AP PHOTOS: Bosnian Serbs observe Christmas as ancient ritual

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AP PHOTOS: Bosnian Serbs observe Christmas as ancient ritual. More>>

Pence to visit Middle East this month following postponement

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Vice President Mike Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel later this month after postponing a trip to the Middle East in December following President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

Couple who met on dating site convicted of UK bomb plot

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A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website have been convicted of plotting a bomb attack in Britain. More>>

Border inspections of electronic devices hits record high

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The government inspected a record number of international travelers' electronic devices in the last fiscal year. More>>

Dortmund bombing suspect: I didn't intend to hurt anyone

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The suspect in last year's bombing of the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus has testified that he carried out the attack but didn't intend to kill or hurt anyone. More>>

Turkey intends to extend post-coup state of emergency

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Turkish government looks to extend state of emergency declared after 2016 failed military coup. More>>

AP Explains: What to expect from North-South Korean talks

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Rare talks between the two Koreas have raised hopes for Olympic cooperation, but sharp differences expected on political, military issues. More>>

Foreign meddling in 2018 elections a concern, CIA chief says

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Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo says he's concerned about efforts by Russia and other countries to undermine elections, but that such meddling is nothing new. More>>

Trump washes his hands of insurgency against GOP incumbents

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Trump says he'll campaign aggressively for Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections but not for the GOP insurgents. More>>

UN envoy says no change in US position on North Korea talks

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President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador says the administration hasn't changed its conditions regarding talks with North Korea amid growing tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programs. More>>

Armed clashes kill 11 in Mexico's troubled Guerrero state

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Clashes involving gunmen, a community police force and state police have killed 11 people in the troubled southern state of Guerrero, while a separate series of shootouts left seven dead in the northern Mexico beach resort city San Jose del Cabo. More>>

Activist: Car bomb kills 23 in Syrian rebel-held Idlib city

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Syrian activists say at least 23 been killed by a car bomb in Idlib, country's largest rebel-held city. More>>

Israeli PM backs Trump critique of Palestinian UN aid agency

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Israel's Netanyahu says he 'completely agrees' with Trump's critique of UN agency for aiding Palestinian refugees. More>>

The Latest: Syrian TV says army reaches trapped troops

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The Latest: Syrian activists say at least 18 been killed by a car bomb in Idlib, country's largest rebel-held city. More>>

Arsenal's FA Cup defense ended by 2nd-tier Nottingham Forest

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West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen watched a tooth come flying out of his mouth after being caught by an opponent in an unimpressive FA Cup display by the Premier League side in a 0-0 draw at third-tier Shrewsbury. More>>

Macron leads tribute 3 years after Charlie Hebdo attacks

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French President Emmanuel Macron has paid respects to the 17 people killed when Islamic extremists attacked satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket three years ago, in the first of several attacks to rock France. More>>

Trump, Republican lawmakers pore over agenda at Camp David

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Trump hosting GOP lawmakers and administration officials at Camp David to set course for their 2018 agenda. More>>

The Latest: GOP lawmaker says no decisions yet on DACA

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President Donald Trump says he's had some "incredible meetings" with Republican congressional leaders and Cabinet members at Camp David as they ready their 2018 legislative agenda. More>>

13 killed, 7 wounded by gunmen in restive Senegal region

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Senegalese military says 13 people have been killed by armed gunmen in the country's southern Casamance region. More>>

Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

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The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico. More>>

Egypt's el-Sissi attends Christmas Mass amid tight security

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Tens of thousands of soldiers, police stage massive security operation to protect Egypt's minority Christians, their churches on Christmas Eve. More>>

Airstrikes on suburbs of Syrian capital kill 17

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Government airstrikes and shelling of suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus have killed 17 people as government forces press to retake areas they recently lost. More>>

US official: $2B at risk in suspension of aid to Pakistan

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Frustrated with Pakistan's cooperation in fighting terrorist networks, the US is suspending security assistance. More>>

US suspends security assistance to Pakistan

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The Trump administration is accusing Pakistan of severe violations of religious freedom in a further sign of deteriorating relations. More>>

Trump's White House setting records for early departures Video included

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President Donald Trump's White House is setting records for turnover and bracing for more. More>>

Working class, hard hit by economic woes, fuels Iran unrest

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Iran's protests over the past week have burned strongest in dozens of small cities and towns hit hardest by Iran's economic woes. More>>

Trump huddles with Hill's top Republicans at Camp David

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President Donald Trump will host top congressional Republicans, Cabinet secretaries and top aides at Camp David this weekend to discuss 2018 legislative priorities. More>>

France's Macron suggests EU partnership with Turkey

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is traveling to Paris for talks with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, amid protests over press freedom and the deteriorating state of human rights in Turkey. More>>

US hits 4 senior Venezuelan officials with sanctions

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The Trump administration imposes sanctions on four Venezuelan military officials, accused to incur in corruption and repression. More>>

American citizen captured in Syria says he wants ACLU lawyer

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An American citizen picked up on the Syrian battlefield and held by the U.S. military for nearly four months without a lawyer has told the American Civil Liberties Union that he wants to challenge his detention. More>>

'Fire and Fury' book released, blowing open GOP feud

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The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon's very public break with President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split between the two. More>>

New fighting near South Sudan capital, violating cease-fire

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New fighting erupts just outside South Sudan's capital, violating Christmas Eve cease-fire. More>>

Pentagon: Trump agrees to delay US-South Korean exercises

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President Donald Trump says his tough stance on nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula is helping push North Korea and South Korea to talk. More>>

Pakistan expresses disappointment at US aid cutoff

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A senior Pakistani senator has expressed disappointment at the U.S. decision to suspend military aid, saying it will be detrimental to bilateral relations, while the government itself said it was too early to gauge the effects of the decision. More>>

Spanish court keeps ex-Catalan vice president in jail

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Supreme Court judges have ruled against allowing ousted Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras out of jail while he is investigated for rebellion and other charges during the restive region's recent drive for independence from Spain. More>>

Foes wary as Trump hands election probe to Homeland Security

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President Donald Trump's announcement that the Department of Homeland Security would continue the work of his disbanded voter fraud commission concerns voting rights advocates and some state election officials. More>>

Bomb charge added against man after San Francisco arrest

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A federal grand jury has indicted a California man on charges of plotting to use homemade bombs during a Christmas Day attack on San Francisco's Pier 39. More>>

Afghan police: Kabul suicide attack death toll soars to 20

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Afghan police say death toll from suicide attack in Kabul has jumped to 20; another 27 policemen wounded. More>>

The Latest: Flights to resume Friday at Kennedy Airport

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Authorities say a person is dead after the car they were traveling in couldn't stop at the bottom of a steep, snow-covered hill and slammed into a commuter train on its way to Philadelphia. More>>

Trump, GOP senators sound hopeful on immigration deal

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Immigration is the focus for President Donald Trump's meeting with some Republican senators as he pushes his overhaul plan. More>>

The Latest: US imposes sanctions on 5 Iranian entities

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The Latest: Iran's interior minister says at most some 42,000 people took part in the week of protests. More>>

Faces of war: Who are the men in soldier's WWII sketches?

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Faces of war: IDs sought for men in soldier's long-forgotten WWII sketchbook. More>>

The Latest: US suspends security assistance to Pakistan

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The Trump administration says it is suspending security assistance to the Pakistani military until it takes "decisive action" against the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani network that are targeting U.S. personnel. More>>

Italy's famous cursing commander wants to be 5-Star lawmaker

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Italy's political parties are scrambling to solidify coalitions and find viable candidates for the March 4 parliamentary elections. More>>

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