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Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

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China is sending its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years amid a prolonged chill in relations. More>>

Mladic trial to end, where will next war crimes court start?

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When a panel of U.N. judges hands down a verdict next week in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, it will mark the end of a ground-breaking era in international law. More>>

Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria

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Russia has vetoed a U.N. resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. More>>

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is putting the Palestine Liberation Organization on notice that it may shutter their Washington office. More>>

Trump administration takes a step toward closing PLO office

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Trump administration turns to obscure law to pressure Palestinians to enter into serious peace talks with Israel. More>>

Kaspersky Lab releases report into upload of NSA documents

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Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kasperksy Lab is releasing more details about how its software uploaded classified U.S. documents several years ago. More>>

Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech experts

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Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial-intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants. More>>

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

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As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon's. More>>

Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

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An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies. More>>

Mugabe emerges from house arrest amid pressure to exit

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Zimbabwe's military says it is continuing in talks with President Robert Mugabe for his departure while it pursues those who were close to the leader and his wife. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe ruling party pursues urgent meeting Video included

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mugabe makes first public appearance since under military house arrest. More>>

Democrats press Homeland Security pick on immigration issues

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A group of Senate Democrats is pressing President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security for more specific answers on a series of contentious immigration policy questions. More>>

Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march

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Thousands of protesters have marched to the U.S. Embassy in Athens to mark the anniversary of the 1973 crackdown on a student uprising against the military dictatorship then ruling Greece. More>>

Congress moves bill to speed medical reviews for military

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US military would gain new options for speeding reviews of medical products under a legislative compromise passed by Congress. More>>

Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

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Italian media say Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina has died while serving multiple life sentences. More>>

Ex-Homeland Security secretary recovering from heart attack

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A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge remains in critical condition a day after undergoing an emergency heart procedure. More>>

Agency: Improper wait list used for vets' mental health care

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Watchdog agency confirms whistleblower claim that Colorado facility kept improper wait lists for veterans' mental health care. More>>

Report: VA clinic where vet set self on fire was remiss

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Government investigation finds problems with veterans clinic where Gulf War vet set self on fire, died. More>>

NATO apologizes to Turkey over reports Erdogan shown as foe

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Turkey has withdrawn 40 soldiers from a NATO military exercise in Norway, after the country's founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Erdogan himself were allegedly depicted as "enemies.". More>>

Turkish envoy: Cleric's network has infiltrated US justice

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Turkey's top diplomat says the "American system" has been infiltrated by a Muslim cleric blamed for last summer's failed coup. More>>

The Latest: 2 bystanders hurt in Greek clashes with police

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Hundreds of youths attacked with police in Greece's two largest cities, hurling rocks and petrol bombs, following large and peaceful marches to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising. More>>

Catalan rebels to campaign from Belgium amid extradition

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The prime ministers of Spain and Belgium have held talks over their testy bilateral relations as ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four secessionist allies prepare for an extradition court appearance in Brussels. More>>

The Latest: Spain: Catalonia violence claims 'intolerable'

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Catalan extradition case pushed to next month. More>>

Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children

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Syrian activists say at least five children have been killed in a Damascus suburb during government shelling while state media reports that three civilians have been killed by rebel mortars. More>>

Military dog wins British prize for valor under fire

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A British military dog that saved the lives of troops in Afghanistan is being decorated for bravery. More>>

Iraqi forces retake the country's last IS-held town

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Iraq's Defense Ministry says Iraqi forces have pushed into the last Islamic State group-held town in the country. More>>

The Latest: Iraqi PM welcomes freeing of last IS-held town

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Iraq's Ministry of Defense says Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition have liberated the last Iraqi town held by Islamic State group. More>>

Lebanon Prime Minister Hariri's future on uncertain path

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has found himself caught in the crossfire between the region's two feuding powers _ the Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. More>>

Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge hospitalized

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A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is in critical condition after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin, Texas. More>>

US says Sudan cutting trade, military ties to North Korea

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The United States says Sudan has agreed to cut all military and trade ties to North Korea. More>>

Rival US and Russian resolutions defeated on Syria weapons

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Russia has vetoed a U.S.-drafted resolution to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria. More>>

Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

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Amnesty International says it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants in Marawi. More>>

Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe seemed invincible but era ends

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Robert Mugabe seemed untouchable for most of his long rule as he crushed dissent or sidelined opponents, and now the apparent end of his era is launching Zimbabwe into the unknown. More>>

European court rules against Greece over wiretap death

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European court orders Greece to pay damages to relatives of a Vodafone telecoms executive who was found dead in 2005 on the eve of the government's discovery of a major wiretapping scandal. More>>

The Latest: African Union backs regional efforts in Zimbabwe

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The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition group wants transitional authority to take over. More>>

Lebanon's Hariri finds himself caught in regional feuds

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has found himself caught in the crossfire between the region's two feuding powers _ the Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. More>>

Regional summit expected to formalize terms of Mugabe exit

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Zimbabwe calm but tense as Mugabe is urged to step down peacefully; troops remain in streets. More>>

Homeland official resigns after report of racial remarks

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The director of the Homeland Security Department's office of faith-based partnerships has resigned after a CNN report on racially inflammatory remarks he made before joining the federal government. More>>

Change of plea for Ohio man suspected of Bosnian war crimes

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A judge has set a change of plea hearing for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide. More>>

Prosecutor calls Benghazi suspect 'commander' of 2012 attack

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Prosecutors are urging jurors to convict a man they say masterminded the 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. More>>

Congress sends Trump $700 billion military spending bill

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The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military _ far more than President Donald Trump requested and greatly exceeds mandatory spending caps. More>>

Key dates in the bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez Video included

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Key dates in the bribery case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. More>>

China renews call for North Korea, US 'freeze-for-freeze'

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China is reiterating its call for an agreement between North Korea and the U.S. under which the North would gain concessions if it freezes its nuclear weapons program. More>>

Big round-up of MS-13 gang members in US

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The Trump administration has announced a major gang sweep _ one that netted more than 200 members of the violent street gang MS-13. More>>

The Latest: US designation on NKorea could come next week

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U.S. President Donald Trump is calling China's plan to send an envoy to North Korea a "big move". More>>

Italian minister OKs family visits for ailing top Mafia boss

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Italy's justice minister has given special permission for the family of a Mafia boss who is in a coma to visit his bedside. More>>

Pentagon: Retweet of call for Trump to resign was accidental

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Pentagon says an authorized operator of its Twitter page accidentally retweeted a tweet urging President Donald Trump to resign. More>>

US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years

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U.S. officials have restarted an Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity. More>>

Africa politics creep into French PM's visit to Morocco

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France's prime minister is in Morocco to try to reinvigorate trade with the North African kingdom, as the former French protectorate increasingly positions itself as an economic pillar of Africa. More>>

Save the Children says 130 children die every day in Yemen

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An international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn Yemen from extreme hunger and disease. More>>

Syria activists: 22 civilians die in fighting near Damascus

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Syrian monitors: 22 civilians killed along with dozens of government forces, rebels in latest fighting near Damascus. More>>

Trump: China agrees NKorea nuclear weapon freeze not enough

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Just back from Asia, President Donald Trump has resumed his morning tweeting routine _ this time citing what he's calling a "successful" trip and lobbing shots at the media. More>>

The Latest: Casting employee fired for sexual harassment

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Police report details groping allegations against actor Tom Sizemore. More>>

Terry Crews compares alleged sexual assault to being a POW

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Terry Crews names his alleged attacker and compares being sexually assaulted to being a prisoner of war in an appearance Wednesday on "Good Morning America.". More>>

The Latest: Trump says US, China agree on NKorea nukes

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President Donald Trump plans to deliver a statement from the White House on Wednesday afternoon after his lengthy tour of Asia. More>>

Official: US would consider individual sanctions for Myanmar Video included

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says U.S. considering individual sanctions for Myanmar violence against Rohingya Muslims. More>>

After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears to be over

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The Zimbabwe army's takeover of the state broadcaster and action against some members of President Robert Mugabe's government has been praised as a "bloodless correction" by the chairman of the war veterans' association. More>>

The Latest: Senate bill adds tax break for family leave

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The head of the Senate's tax-writing committee is defending the decision to include in the tax bill a repeal of the Obamacare requirement for Americans to get health insurance. More>>

California launch of new US weather satellite postponed

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Officials have postponed the California launch of a new type of U.S. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts. More>>

4 suicide bombers kill 14, wound 29 in northern Nigeria

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4 suicide bombers kill 14, wound 29 in Nigeria in one of largest Boko Haram attacks in years. More>>

At UN rights body, Sri Lanka vows new steps to fight torture

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Government envoys from Sri Lanka have told the U.N.'s top human rights body Wednesday that their country is taking new steps to battle torture. More>>

House panel OKs bill to sanction financial backers of Hamas

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The House Foreign Affairs Committee has overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation to sanction foreign governments and individuals that provide the Islamic militant group Hamas with financial and material support. More>>

Army acknowledges failures to report crime data to FBI

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The Army's top general says his service failed in a "significant amount" of cases to report soldiers' criminal history to the FBI. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe youth leader apologizes to army leaders

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In the wake of the military takeover in Zimbabwe, the national police force has recalled all officers on leave. More>>

US drone strike in Somalia kills 'several' with al-Shabab

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US drone strike in Somalia kills 'several' al-Shabab fighters; 28th such strike this year. More>>

Sri Lanka official denies allegations of torture, rape

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Sri Lanka's defense minister denies his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island's Tamil ethnic minority who are seeking political asylum in Europe. More>>

Top US counterterrorism chief stepping down at end of year

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The top US counterterrorism official is leaving the federal government at the end of the year. More>>

Palestinians say opening of Gaza border crossing delayed

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A senior Palestinian official says the long-awaited opening of the Gaza Strip's border crossing with Egypt has been delayed due to "special circumstances.". More>>

Senate votes to confirm Trump's pick for Army secretary

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The Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick for Army Secretary, Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper. More>>

Transgender service member gets gender reassignment surgery

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The Pentagon says an active-duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military. More>>

French suspect handed terror charges over Syria kidnapping

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The lawyer for a Frenchman accused of a deadly 2014 shooting at a Brussels Jewish museum says his client has been handed preliminary terrorism charges in France relating to a separate case in Syria. More>>

Indonesia police say policeman killed in Papua mine attack

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Indonesian police say gunmen shot and killed a police officer in the latest attack by separatists near a giant gold and copper mine in easternmost Papua. More>>

Kremlin downplays Russian Defense Ministry blunder

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The Kremlin is downplaying the Russian Defense Ministry's blunder when it attached screenshots from a video game to back its allegations of the U.S. colluding with the Islamic State group in Syria. More>>

China sending envoy to North Korea following Trump visit

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Following President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China says it is sending a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's weapons programs. More>>

Senate panel approves Trump choice to lead Homeland Security

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A key Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security. More>>

Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quake

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Rescuers are digging through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq. More>>

Lockheed offers glimpse into missile defenses eyed by Saudis

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US defense giant Lockheed Martin says it's delivering its Patriot anti-missile system to Saudi Arabia. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe's war vets praise army's actions

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The Latest: Zimbabwe party accuses army leader of 'treasonable conduct' over threat to step in. More>>

Syria market atrocity shows brokers unconcerned with attacks

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Syrian war monitors say death toll from airstrikes on market in northern Syria has climbed to 61. More>>

Is gun-maker liable for Newtown? Court takes up the case

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The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether gun maker Remington Arms should be held liable for the 2012 Newtown school massacre. More>>

Zimbabwe army controls broadcaster, says Mugabe, wife safe

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Tanks outside Zimbabwe capital a day after army commander's warning to 'step in' amid turmoil. More>>

House votes overwhelmingly to pass $700 billion defense bill

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House Republicans and Democrats joined forces to overwhelmingly approve an annual defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion for the Pentagon and calls for a rapid buildup of the nation's missile defenses. More>>

US official: 15 percent of agencies used Kaspersky software

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Computer systems at 15 percent of U.S. government agencies were running Kaspersky Lab software that's been banned because of concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations. More>>

Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

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Myanmar's military is denying its forces committed atrocities during operations in the west of the country that have sparked the exodus of more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Retired US general says nuclear launch order can be refused Video included

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Lawmakers with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are looking into the president's unchecked authority to use nuclear weapons. More>>

Saudi-led coalition bombs airport runway in Yemen's capital

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Yemeni officials say aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition targeting the country's Shiite rebels have bombed the airport in the capital Sanaa, damaging the runway and a ground navigation tower. More>>

Romania expels Serb for alleged military espionage attempt

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A Romanian court has expelled and banned a pro-Russian Serbian nationalist for 15 years after he showed an interest in obtaining classified information on military installations. More>>

The Latest: Ex-gen says nuclear launch order can be refused Video included

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Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, says the panel's hearing on the president's authority to use nuclear weapons is not a rebuke of President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Spain analyzing source of fake news on Catalonia

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Spain's defense minister says the government is analyzing who is behind a disinformation campaign targeting the region of Catalonia amid suspicions that Russia and Venezuela might be involved. More>>

Islamic State claims suicide attack in Yemen; 6 killed

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Witnesses say a suicide bomber has rammed his vehicle into security forces at a building in central Aden in southern Yemen, killing and injuring scores. More>>

Israeli police launch investigation into drone company

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Israeli police have opened an investigation into an Israeli drone company regarding dealings with a "significant client". More>>

Official: Taliban kill 27 police in security post attacks

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Afghan police spokesman says Taliban attacks on security posts kill at least 22 police in southern Kandahar province. More>>

Seoul: N. Koreans fired 40 shots at defector, hit him with 5

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Seoul says four North Korean soldiers fired 40 rounds at a comrade fleeing south and hit him five times in the first shootout at the jointly controlled area of the heavily fortified border since 1984. More>>

Trump: Asia trip 'tremendously successful' Video included

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President Donald Trump is wrapping up his extensive trip to Asia with an international summit and one-on-one meetings with international partners, including his Philippine host who is overseeing a bloody drug war. More>>

Appeals court allows partial enforcement of Trump travel ban

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A U.S. appeals court is allowing enforcement of part of the Trump administration's newest version of the travel ban that bars foreign nationals who don't have a "bona fide' ties to the U.S., including family relationships. More>>

Hezbollah at the center of Lebanon's current crisis

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The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is at the center of the recent crisis that has gripped Lebanon and rattled a region already rife with conflict. More>>

Saudi walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

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Saudi Arabia tries to walk back escalation as its dramatic moves to counter Iran in region backfire. More>>

Texas may swap US House seniority for staunch conservatism

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Three veteran Texas Republicans are bowing out of Congress, meaning the country's largest red state will be trading a serious chunk of House seniority for new perspectives that may prove to be even more conservative. More>>

Quake kills 430 in Iranian border region rebuilt after war

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Powerful earthquake, magnitude 7.3 shakes Iran-Iraq border region, killing more than 140 people in Iran alone. More>>

His Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies

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Questions about Russian meddling in the 2016 election have followed President Donald Trump overseas to Asia. More>>

The Latest: Iran-Iraq quake death toll hits 430 in Iran

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Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that 445 people were killed and 7,370 injured in the Sunday earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border. More>>

Could anyone stop Trump from launching nukes? The answer: No

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Here's a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could anyone stop him? The answer is no. More>>

North Korea says US carrier groups raise nuclear war threat

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North Korea says the unprecedented deployment of three US aircraft carrier groups "taking up a strike posture" around the Korean peninsula is making it impossible to predict when nuclear war will break out. More>>

UN agency report shows Iran meeting nuclear commitments

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A new review by the United Nations agency monitoring Iran's compliance with a treaty that restricts its nuclear activities has not identified any violations by Tehran. More>>

Activists: Airstrike on rebel-held Syrian town kills 53

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Syrian activists say an airstrike on a market in a rebel-held town has killed at least 21 people. More>>

Catholic cardinal condemns "forces of division" and fear

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Head of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops condemns what he calls the forces of division in society, urges 'humane' approach to border security. More>>

Seoul: N. Koreans fire at soldier trying to defect to South

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South Korea says North Korean soldiers shot at and injured a fellow soldier who was crossing a border village to defect to the South. More>>

Trump does not publicly rebuke Duterte for drug war killings

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sanctioned a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing, yet that may well go unmentioned by President Donald Trump when the leaders hold talks. More>>

The Latest: Saudi UN ambassador denies Yemen embargo

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Saudi Arabia's U.N. ambassador is denying that there has been an embargo on Yemen, saying "a temporary procedure" was taken for a few days to ensure the safety and security of Yemenis and Saudis and supplies were available. More>>

The Latest: Iran's death toll from earthquake rises to 445

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An Iranian official says at least 30 people died in Iran when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Iran-Iraq border region. More>>

Young Dutch woman convicted of supporting terrorism

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A 22-year-old Dutch woman who traveled to Syria and Iraq to support her family while her husband fought with the Islamic State extremist group has been convicted of supporting terrorist acts. More>>

Zimbabwe army chief criticizes infighting in ruling party

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Zimbabwe's army commander Monday criticized the instability in the country's ruling party caused by President Robert Mugabe who last week fired a vice president. More>>

Texas town holds 1st Sunday service since church attack Video included

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Hundreds of people expected to worship with surviving members of the small Texas church where a shooting rampage left more than two dozen people dead. More>>

Jittery French honor 130 killed in Paris attacks, 2 years on

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French President Emmanuel Macron, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and victims' families are paying homage to 130 people killed two years ago when Islamic State extremists attacked the City of Light. More>>

Trump: 'I'm with our agencies' on Russian election meddling

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President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin may not be having a formal meeting while they're in Vietnam for an economic summit, but they are chatting each other up. More>>

EU launches new era in defense cooperation

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EU countries have officially launched a new era in defense cooperation with a program of joint military investment and project development to help the bloc confront its security challenges. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills more than 330; Trump embraces Philippine leader Duterte as Asia trip winds down; Yemen rebels vow escalation as Saudis look to relax blockade. More>>

US-targeted IS in Somalia could be a 'significant threat'

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US-targeted IS in Somalia could be 'significant threat' if fighters arrive from Syria, Iraq. More>>

Turkey denies report of plan to kidnap cleric Gulen from US

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Turkey has dismissed reports that officials may have discussed kidnapping a U.S.-based Muslim cleric in exchange for millions of dollars as "ludicrous and groundless.". More>>

Trump offers to mediate in protracted South China Sea feud

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President Donald Trump has offered to mediate in South China Sea disputes and his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing's military buildup and the prospects of war in the contested waters. More>>

Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates' $15.1B Boeing buy

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Emirates, the Middle East's largest air carrier, has unveiled new, state-of-the-art, first class private suites. More>>

US carries out 3 drone strikes against extremists in Somalia

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Stepping up their campaign against Islamic extremists in Somalia, U.S. forces carried out three drone strikes within 24 hours. More>>

Pence helps give Vietnam Veterans Memorial a holiday washing

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Vice President Mike and his wife, Karen, joined several dozen volunteers to give the Vietnam Veterans Memorial a holiday cleaning. More>>

Prince Charles stands in for queen at war memorial ceremony

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Prince Charles has led Britain's annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony for war dead, taking the role held for more than six decades by his mother Queen Elizabeth II. More>>

Veterans Day marked with parades, somber ceremonies

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Americans honored their military veterans Saturday with a parade in the wintry cold of New York City, where one World War II vet thanked onlookers for remembering, and in a somber ceremony in a Texas bloodied by a massacre. More>>

Iraqi military helicopter crashes, 3-member crew killed

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Iraq's Defense Ministry says a military helicopter has crashed during a training exercise, killing all three crew members on board. More>>

Q&A: US, Saudi Arabia accuse Iran over Yemen missile launch

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Q&A: U.S., Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of giving ballistic missiles to Yemen's Shiite rebels. More>>

Trump pushes 'America first' during tough trade talk in Asia Video included

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President Donald Trump says the whole world is being lifted by America's economic renewal. More>>

The Latest: Vietnam wants peaceful end to sea disputes

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The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump have reaffirmed their commitment to defeat the Islamic State group in Syria. More>>

Texas church shooting victims honored, funeral held Video included

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Veterans Day has special meaning this year in the small South Texas community where a church massacre occurred last weekend. More>>

US drone strike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 'several'

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US drone strike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 'several;' 23rd US airstrike this year. More>>

The Latest: 2 Texas church shooting victims buried Video included

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A line of first responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was meant to honor the more than two dozen people killed a block away at a church. More>>

60,000 join far-right march on Poland's Independence Day

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EU president Tusk joins Independence Day events in Polish homeland. More>>

Southern California plant flourishing under bomber program

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Southern California aerospace flourishing thanks to bomber boom. More>>

Correction: Vatican-Nuclear story

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The Vatican is hosting Nobel laureates, U.N. and NATO officials and a handful of nuclear powers at a conference aimed at galvanizing support for a global shift from the Cold War era policy of nuclear deterrence to one of total nuclear disarmament. More>>

US joins calls for PM's return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia

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France's foreign minister: Lebanese PM Hariri who resigned from Riyadh is 'free' and not in custody in Saudi Arabia. More>>

Israel shoots down drone from Syria over Golan Heights

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The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace from neighboring Syria. More>>

Tens of thousands mark Arafat death anniversary in Gaza

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Tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza are marking the 13th anniversary of the death of Fatah founder and Palestinian Authority leader for the first time since Hamas took over the territory. More>>

Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations

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Sri Lanka is coming under increasing pressure to answer for allegations surrounding human rights abuse allegations. More>>

Convicted murderer back in Greek prison after 2-day furlough

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Dimitris Koufodinas, a convicted gunman for an extreme left-wing group who once was Greece's most-wanted terrorist, has returned to prison following a 48-hour-furlough. More>>

Marine drill instructor gets 10 years for abusing recruits

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A Marine Corps drill instructor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for choking, punching or otherwise tormenting recruits, especially three Muslims _ one of whom killed himself by leaping down a stairwell. More>>

US Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian

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The top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast says that the ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels that targeted the Saudi capital was from Iran and bore "Iranian markings". More>>

N. Korea, Marawi siege, sea feud top ASEAN summit worries

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North Korea, Marawi siege by militants in Philippines, South China Sea feud top ASEAN summit worries. More>>

The Latest: Trump and Putin cross paths again in Vietnam

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President Donald Trump tells a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders that he won't let the United States be "taken advantage of anymore" on trade. More>>

Marine drill instructor gets 10 years for abusing recruits

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A Marine Corps drill instructor was convicted by a military jury of physically abusing young recruits, sometimes while drunk, and focusing his fury on three Muslim-American military volunteers. More>>

Parishioners: Gunman acted oddly week before church attack Video included

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Residents of Sutherland Springs struggled to recover from the shooting at a Baptist church that left more than two dozen dead. More>>

The Latest: Melania Trump plays with kids at Alaska base

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First Lady Melania Trump rolled a ball out of Play-Doh, played a harmonica she made from household materials and watched kids construct a fish out of a compact disc and glitter while visiting a pre-school at an Alaska military base. More>>

Q&A: Texas gunman's punishment spotlights military justice

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Q&A: Military jury's punishment for Texas gunman not unusual. More>>

US, Russia seek understanding on next steps in Syria

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U.S. officials: U.S. and Russia close to an agreement on how to resolve Syria's civil war once the Islamic State group is defeated. More>>

Top Catalan lawmaker freed from jail after posting bail

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A top Catalan lawmaker who spent the night in a Madrid prison as part of a wide-ranging rebellion investigation stemming from the Spanish region's declaration of independence was cleared for release Friday after posting bail. More>>

UN chief says violence against Myanmar's Rohingya must end

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it is "an absolutely essential priority" to stop all violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, allow them to return to their homes, and determine their legal status. More>>

Report: IS leader may be in eastern Syrian city of Boukamal

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Syrian army-linked media: IS leader al-Baghdadi may be in a militant pocket in Boukamal, which fell to government forces. More>>

The Latest: NATO defends opposition to UN nuclear ban treaty

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The head of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons says a new U.N. treaty calling for the elimination of atomic weapons will have an effect even on the nuclear powers that refused to sign on. More>>

Family: Woman died shielding grandson during church massacre Video included

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One of the people killed when a gunman opened fire at a small-town Texas church was a 56-year-old Sunday school teacher who relatives say threw herself in front of her 18-year-old grandson. More>>

Trump marks Veterans Day in Vietnam

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President Donald Trump marked Veterans Day in Vietnam Friday, meeting with a group of veterans of that war, whom he praised as "tough, smart cookies.". More>>

Russian defense minister raises concern about NATO buildup

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The Russian Defense Minister says Russia and Belarus need to develop their military cooperation amid NATO's buildup. More>>

Air Force: Texas shooter's history should have been reported

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The top U.S. Air Force official is publicly acknowledging for the first time that the domestic abuse charges for which the Texas church shooter was court martialed in 2012 should have been reported to the FBI. More>>

The Latest: Latvians protest at Spain Embassy over Catalonia

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Spain's Supreme Court says a judge has ordered the release of Catalan parliament speaker after bail has been posted. More>>

EU moves to speed troop deployments in and outside Europe

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The EU is moving to lift barriers to the rapid deployment of the 28 nations' armies to confront any aggressor within Europe or abroad. More>>

The Latest: Catalan parliament speaker posts bail in Spain

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Spain's Supreme Court says a judge has ordered the release of Catalan parliament speaker after bail has been posted. More>>

France still hunting for suspects in 2015 Paris attacks

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France's top counterterrorism prosecutor says authorities are still hunting for suspects in the 2015 attacks that killed 130 people around Paris and that "zones of mystery" remain about the Islamic State cell that carried them out. More>>

U.S., Russia nearing agreement on resolving Syrian civil war

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The United States and Russia are nearing an agreement on arrangements in Syria as the Islamic State group nears defeat. More>>

South Sudan's civil war rages, bringing complaints of abuses

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South Sudan's civil war rages, bringing complaints of abuses as government troops gain ground. More>>

Scores more Saudis detained in $100 billion corruption sweep

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Saudi Arabia calls in 208 people for questioning in a sweeping probe, estimating that $100 billion has been misused through embezzlement and corruption in past decades. More>>

Lebanese PM's fate in doubt amid Saudi-Lebanon escalation

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Lebanese party of PM Hariri who resigned from Saudi Arabia demands his immediate return from kingdom. More>>

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Texas church shooting victims would face many obstacles in court. More>>

Jury convicts Marine drill instructor of abusing recruits

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A military jury begins deliberating whether a Marine Corps drill instructor accused of beating new recruits and targeting Muslim-Americans did his job despite overhyped tales of aggression against young troops. More>>

US says drone strike in Somalia kills 'several militants'

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US says drone strike in Somalia kills 'several militants' with al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab. More>>

Homeland nominee questions human role in climate change

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President Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that she believes climate change exists, but said she cannot determine whether humans are the primary cause. More>>

France's Macron heads to Riyadh from UAE in surprise trip

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French President Emmanuel Macron is touring a French naval base in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. More>>

White House: No formal Trump-Putin meeting on Asia trip

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Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China presented a united front following two days of meetings Thursday, despite lingering differences over trade and North Korea. More>>

The Latest: French president meets Saudi crown prince

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The political party of Prime Minister Saad Hariri is calling for his immediate return to Lebanon after he announced his resignation in a strange, pre-recorded address from Saudi Arabia. More>>

Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished Video included

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Vice President Mike Pence joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at a memorial service for the victims of Sunday's massacre at a small-town Texas church. More>>

Hawaii boat wreck shows eco-risk of fishing fleet practices

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A fishing boat that ran aground off the shores of Hawaii's Waikiki last month while transporting foreign fishing industry workers is still leaking fuel and oil into the ocean. More>>

Judge jails, sets bail for top lawmaker in Catalonia probe

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Six Catalan lawmakers are testifying Thursday before a Spanish judge over claims that they ignored Constitutional Court orders and allowed an independence vote in Catalonia's regional parliament. More>>

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