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Loud explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul in attack near ministry

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A loud explosion and follow-up gunfire were heard in an ongoing assault near the Afghan communication ministry in …

Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule

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Egyptians were voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the …

Loud explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul

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A loud explosion and follow-up gunfire were heard near the Afghan communication ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, …

IS hits Syria army with deadliest attacks since 'caliphate': monitor

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Islamic State group jihadists have killed 35 pro-Damascus fighters in Syria, in what a monitoring group described …

Unidentified gunmen kill 13 at Mexican party

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Thirteen people, including a child, were killed Friday when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on a party in the …

Ireland's Lowry leads storm-hit RBC Heritage by one stroke

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Ireland's Shane Lowry led by one stroke with two holes left after darkness suspended play in a rain-delayed second round …

Peru's Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

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A suicide note in which Peru's Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the …

Tourists follow 'Game of Thrones' trail in Northern Ireland

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Wielding a replica broadsword, Indian tourist Akshay Mannur duels with friends -- re-enacting scenes from "Game of …

Indian extradited to US from Singapore in call center fraud

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Singapore has extradited an Indian national to the United States to face charges in a call center fraud that scammed …

Ransomware 'hero' pleads guilty to US hacking charges

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A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused …

US liquor heiress pleads guilty in sex cult case

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Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram liquor fortune, pleaded guilty Friday to her role in a secretive society of women …

Solskjaer eyes strong finish as Everton lie in wait

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has five games left in the Premier League season to prove conclusively that the club's hierarchy …

Guardiola sets sights on next season's quadruple

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Pep Guardiola will target the quadruple again next season with Manchester City despite the disappointment of this week's …

Pope leads Good Friday procession highlighting modern-day slaves' plight

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Pope Francis on Friday led the traditional Easter week "Way of the Cross" procession in Rome, which was this year took …

Trump seethes over Mueller report, Democrat demands impeachment

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A seething President Donald Trump launched a tirade Friday against the "bullshit" Mueller report on how he tried to …

Macron sparks Turkish anger by meeting Syrian Kurds

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State …

Pompeo says he's still in charge on N. Korea, works with Japan

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he remained in charge of negotiating with North Korea despite the regime's …

Sudan protest leaders to unveil civilian ruling body

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Sudanese protest leaders on Friday announced plans to unveil a civilian body to take over from the ruling military …

Ukraine comedian vows to break old system in pre-vote debate

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A comedian tipped to take over Ukraine's presidency vowed on Friday to dismantle the old political system as he went …

Journalist shot dead in N.Ireland unrest

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A journalist was shot dead during riots in Northern Ireland in what police Friday were treating as a terrorist incident …

Ukraine vote rivals clash in stadium debate

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A comedian tipped to take over Ukraine's presidency and his incumbent rival went head-to-head in a bitter stadium debate …

Pompeo says he's still in charge on N.Korea, works with Japan

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he remained in charge of negotiating with North Korea despite the regime's …

Bangladesh girl burned to death on teacher's order: police

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A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually …

Trump seethes in foul-mouthed tirade against Mueller report

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A seething President Donald Trump launched a tirade Friday against the "bullshit" Mueller report, dismissing testimony …

Stadium debate ahead of Ukraine presidential runoff

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A comedian tipped to take over Ukraine's presidency and his incumbent rival go head-to-head in an extraordinary stadium …

Mali's government resigns as anger mounts over massacre

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Ethnic violence that has gripped central Mali has led to the downfall of the government, accused of failing to stem …

Trump slams 'fabricated' testimony in Mueller report

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US President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed unfavorable testimony in the Mueller report on Russian election …

Journalist shot dead in N.Ireland in 'terrorist incident'

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A journalist was shot dead during riots in Northern Ireland in what police Friday were treating as a terrorist incident …

Controversial novelist Houellebecq picks up France's top honour

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President Emmanuel Macron has awarded the country's top honour to the controversial top-selling French novelist Michel …

Comedian, president in stadium debate ahead of Ukraine election

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A comedian tipped to become Ukraine's next president and his incumbent rival go head-to-head in an extraordinary stadium …

Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

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Eight men and a woman were nailed to crosses while hundreds of barefoot men beat themselves with flails on Good Friday, …

Protesters mass outside Sudan army complex

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Thousands of protesters massed outside Sudan's army complex in Khartoum on Friday, piling pressure on the country's new …

India suspends Kashmir border trade with Pakistan

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India has suspended trade across its disputed Kashmir border with Pakistan, alleging that weapons and drugs are being …

'World's smallest baby boy' set to go home in Japan

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The world's smallest baby boy, who was born in October in Japan weighing as much as an apple, is now ready for the …

Malian government resigns as anger mounts over massacre

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Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of …

Coming soon to China: the car of the future

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Global automakers are positioning for a brave new world of on-demand transport that will require a car of the future -- …

Juve look to bury Champions League misery with another Serie A crown

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Juventus turn the page on yet another Champions League disappointment as they focus on sealing an eighth consecutive …

Uber wins $1bn investment from Toyota, SoftBank fund

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Japanese car giant Toyota and investment fund SoftBank Vision Fund on Friday unveiled an investment of $1 billion in US …

Russia report tells how angry Trump wanted Mueller fired

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Fearing that his presidency was doomed, an angry Donald Trump pushed for Robert Mueller to be fired before he could …

With Kim-Putin summit, Moscow eyes role in N. Korea

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With Russia's Vladimir Putin set for his first talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month, Moscow is eyeing a …

Australian father rescues toddler from dingo's jaws

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A father rescued his son from a dingo's jaws after the infant was dragged from a campervan at an Australian tourist …

Malian PM resigns as anger mounts over massacre

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Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of …

Facebook says it stored 'millions' of unencrypted Instagram passwords

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"Millions" of Instagram users had their passwords stored in unencrypted form on internal servers, Facebook said …

Man City must 'stand up' from Tottenham knockout blow to keep Liverpool at bay

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The third act of Manchester City and Tottenham's trilogy has some living up to do after a Champions League classic saw …

Amazon, Google agree to allow each other's streaming apps

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Amazon and Google announced Thursday they had agreed to allow each other's streaming media applications to work on their …

Tabloid at center of Trump, Bezos controversies to be sold

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The National Enquirer, a tabloid enmeshed in scandals over the payment of hush money on Donald Trump's behalf and the …

Premier League players to boycott social media in racism protest

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Premier League stars will be among the footballers taking part in a 24-hour social media boycott on Friday as part of a …

Chelsea fight off Slavia to join Arsenal in Europa League semis

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Pedro Rodriguez starred as Chelsea withstood a spirited Slavia Prague fightback in a wild 4-3 victory to qualify for the …

France salutes 'exemplary' firefighters for saving Notre-Dame

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hailed as "exemplary" hundreds of firefighters who saved Notre-Dame in the …

France's 'yellow vest' protesters banned from Notre-Dame: police

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For their 23rd consecutive Saturday protest, France's yellow vests have been told they will be banned from the area …

Jordan says Woods comeback is "greatest I have ever seen"

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Michael Jordan described Tiger Woods' Masters comeback as the "greatest ever" and added he called the golfing icon to …

Holiday island mourns after bus crash kills 29 German tourists

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Portugal and Germany mourned on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus tumbled down a slope and crashed …

Trump feared Russia probe would 'end' presidency: Mueller report

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Donald Trump feared the probe into Russian election meddling would doom his presidency and attempted to fire Special …

Mueller revealed 'disturbing evidence' of Trump obstruction: senior Democrat

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Senior Democrats said Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report revealed a two-year campaign of …

UN's Libya envoy warns Tripoli fight could spark 'conflagration'

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The UN's Libya envoy warned Thursday of "a widening conflagration" in the North African country, as deadly clashes …

Main points of Mueller report

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These are some of the main points from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 …

US shrugs as North Korea demands Pompeo exit talks

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Donald Trump has said he's in love with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But if there's someone with whom the US …

Trump declares victory on Mueller report D-Day

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President Donald Trump, backed by his attorney general, declared himself fully vindicated Thursday in the investigation …

UN envoy to Libya warns conflict could spark 'conflagration'

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The UN's Libya envoy warned Thursday of "a widening conflagration" in the North African country, saying international …

India holds new vote amid violence and protests

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Millions of voters across India cast ballots in the second round of the world's biggest election Thursday amid violence …

Trump took no action to thwart Mueller probe: attorney general

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US Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday that President Donald Trump took no action to thwart the special counsel's …

UN envoy to Libya warns of 'conflagration'

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The UN's Libya envoy warned Thursday of "a widening conflagration" in the North African country, saying international …

Loach and Malick top bill but no Tarantino - yet - for Cannes festival

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Veteran directors Ken Loach and Terrence Malick head the line-up of a gritty and highly political Cannes film festival …

Holiday island in shock after bus crash kills 29 German tourists

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The Portuguese island of Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus …

US State Department still 'ready to engage' N.Korea

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The US State Department said Thursday it remained ready to negotiate with North Korea after the regime called for …

Americans await Mueller report, at long last

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Nearly four weeks after President Donald Trump declared himself completely exonerated of conspiring with Russia to win …

Heavy security as India's mega vote enters second round

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Voters across India cast ballots Thursday in the second round of the country's mega elections, amid more violence …

Madeira mourns after 29 German tourists die in bus crash

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The Portuguese island of Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus …

North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from US nuclear talks

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North Korea on Thursday demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks over its banned nuclear …

Madeira in mourning after 29 German tourists die in bus crash

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The Portuguese island of Madeira on Thursday began three days of mourning after 29 German tourists died after their bus …

Amazon to pull plug on China retail operations: report

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Amazon plans to close down its online retail operations that cater to consumers in China in an apparent admission of …

Scientists unearth 220 million-year-old dinosaur fossils in Argentina

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A site containing the 220-million-year-old fossilised remains of nearly a dozen dinosaurs has been discovered in western …

Samsung to inspect Galaxy Fold phones after reviewer complaints

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Samsung announced Thursday it will inspect units of its highly anticipated folding smartphone after some reviewers …

Researchers discover ancient giant 'lion' in Kenya

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A giant lion with enormous fangs that roamed the Kenyan savannah more than 20 million years ago was one of the largest …

Kashmir dominates as India's mega vote enters second round

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Voters cast ballots in restive Indian-administered Kashmir Thursday, where authorities deployed tens of thousands of …

Hatred of journalists turning to violence, watchdog warns

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Hatred of journalists whipped up by populist and authoritarian leaders is degenerating into violence across the world, …

Americans await bombshell Mueller report

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Nearly four weeks after President Donald Trump declared himself completely exonerated, Americans will on Thursday get a …

N.Korea's Kim oversees test of new weapon with 'powerful warhead'

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical weapon with a "powerful warhead", state media …

Sudan's Darfur refugees wonder when their turn will come

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"When we arrived here, there were TV crews and photographers, but now nobody comes," said Abdallah, amazed to see a …

Scammers preying on Notre-Dame donors, France warns

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Fraudsters are taking advantage of the Notre-Dame fire to fool donors into handing over cash believing they are helping …

N.Korea's Kim oversees new 'guided weapon' test: state media

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of a new type of "tactical guided weapon," the country's …

29 German tourists killed in Madeira bus crash

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Twenty-nine German tourists were killed when their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a …

Joshua-Miller fight off after New York denies license

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Jarrell Miller was denied a license to box by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) over a failed drug test on …

Klopp can't wait for Liverpool's 'proper football' showdown with Barcelona

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Jurgen Klopp admitted he cannot wait to lead Liverpool into a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona after …

Trump ramps up pressure on Cuba in Latin America offensive

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday ramped up pressure on Cuba with new restrictions on US travel and remittances and a …

29 German tourists killed in Portuguese bus crash

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Twenty-nine German tourists were killed on Wednesday when a bus crashed on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Trump: world's greatest expert on... almost everything

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President Donald Trump raised eyebrows when he told French firefighters to move "quickly" and possibly use aerial water …

Sudan's Bashir moved to prison as protesters rally

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Sudan's military rulers have transferred ousted president Omar al-Bashir to prison, a family source said Wednesday, as …

Cathedral bells ring out across France after Notre-Dame catastrophe

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Cathedral bells rang out across France on Wednesday evening, at the exact time a devastating blaze struck Paris's …

India's stricken Jet Airways suspends all operations

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India's debt-stricken Jet Airways halted all of its operations Wednesday after failing to secure emergency funding from …

Facing arrest, former Peru president Garcia kills himself

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Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as …

France to try Syrian President Assad's uncle on graft charges

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The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to stand trial in France on charges of building up a property empire in …

Scientists revive brain function in dead pigs

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Scientists have managed to restore cell function in the brains of pigs hours after they died, in a breakthrough …

France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

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France on Wednesday announced it would invite architects from around the world to submit designs for replacing the spire …

Facing arrest, former Peru president kills self

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Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as …

US forges ahead to allow Cuba lawsuits, defying EU warnings

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The administration of President Donald Trump on Wednesday forged ahead with a long-delayed law that allows lawsuits in …

Facing arrest, Peru ex-president Garcia shoots himself

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Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home on Wednesday as police were about to arrest him …

Indonesia's 'everyman' leader on track to beat firebrand ex-general

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Indonesia's Joko Widodo was on track to be re-elected leader of the world's third-biggest democracy as unofficial …

Yemen's Huthi rebels say Trump veto proves US behind war

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Yemen's Huthi rebels Wednesday slammed US President Donald Trump's veto of a Congress resolution directing him to end …

US announces Cuba property law despite EU warnings

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The United States said Wednesday that a long-delayed law would go into effect next month that allows lawsuits over …

US North Korea envoy in Moscow as Russia plans for Kim-Putin talks

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The US special envoy for North Korea was due in Moscow on Wednesday as the Kremlin said it was preparing for possible …

Sudan's Bashir moved to prison as doctors rally

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Sudan's military rulers have transferred ousted president Omar al-Bashir to prison, a family source said Wednesday, as …