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US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp

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The U.S. government says it is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese detention camp where ethnic minorities must give up their religion and language and work in factories. More>>

Officials baffled by large migrant groups at remote crossing

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Large numbers of Guatemalan families and unaccompanied children are turning themselves in to U.S. immigration agents in an extremely remote stretch of New Mexico desert, a new smuggling route that has baffled authorities. More>>

Lawmakers call for probe into Guatemalan child's death

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Lawmakers visiting the Border Patrol station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was taken hours before her death are demanding an investigation into the response by federal agents. More>>

The Latest: Trump signs order to create US Space Command

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President Donald Trump has launched the Pentagon's new Space Command _ an effort to better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space. More>>

Zimbabwe inquiry finds army, police killed 6 during protest

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A commission of inquiry says Zimbabwe's military and police were responsible for killing six people when they intervened to stop post-election protests in the capital in August. More>>

Truce brings hope for Yemen, but peace could prove elusive

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Yemeni officials say key port city of Hodeida calm, hours after U.N.-mediated cease-fire went into effect between government-allied forces and rebels. More>>

Funding government without border wall appears back on table

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Days of impasse over funding for a southern border wall appears to have ended with Trump signaling he's open to a deal. More>>

Report: 53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018

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A New York-based organization dedicated to the safety of journalists says the number killed worldwide in reprisal for their work nearly doubled this year. More>>

US reverses policy on migrant children's sponsors

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The Trump administration is reversing a policy that required fingerprinting for all adults living in a household where a migrant child would live. More>>

Saudi spending to hit record high as oil prices resume slide

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman has extended monthly allowances for government employees, military personnel, pensioners, social security recipients and students into next year. More>>

Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall

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Trump and leaders in Congress appear to be pulling back from a government shutdown. More>>

Judge delays Flynn sentencing, 'not hiding disgust' at crime

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Flynn will likely walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors. More>>

Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall

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President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress appear to be pulling back from a government shutdown. More>>

The Latest: Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance

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Trump and leaders in Congress appear to be pulling back from a government shutdown. More>>

Trump's safety panel seeks to revoke school discipline rules

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President Donald Trump's school safety commission is proposing a rollback of Obama-era guidance that critics say discouraged schools from reporting violent students to police. More>>

The Latest: Judge orders Flynn to stay within 50 miles of DC

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President Donald Trump is wishing ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn "good luck" in court as Flynn awaits sentencing for lying to the FBI. More>>

Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

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The U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. More>>

Used to bucking establishment, Gabbard eyes White House run

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Tulsi Gabbard, a 37-year-old Democratic congresswoman, is eyeing a White House run. More>>

US NKorea envoy to visit SKorea amid uncertainty over talks

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The Trump administration's special envoy for North Korea is heading to South Korea amid growing uncertainty over the future of direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang. More>>

Shutdown talk recedes after White House eases wall threat

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Few if any signs of progress emerge as Trump, Democratic lawmakers continue standoff with a partial shutdown looming. More>>

Trump signs order to create US Space Command

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AP sources: Trump expected to sign executive order creating a U.S. Space Command. More>>

Steps taken to address Walter Reed shooting alert error

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Two Maryland congressmen say Navy officials are taking steps to correct deficiencies that wrongly led to reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Medical Center outside Washington last month. More>>

The Latest: Dems shun wall money from other parts of budget

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House is willing to work with Congress to avert a partial government shutdown. More>>

Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

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A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a near quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants. More>>

Major powers report progress on new Syria constitution body

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Russia's foreign minister says the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to convene the first session of a committee to draft a new Syrian constitution early next year. More>>

Japan to spend more on defense, refit first aircraft carrier

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Japan has adopted new defense guidelines that include plans for its first aircraft carrier and increases in defense spending and arms capability in coming years, citing the need to counter potential threats from North Korea and China. More>>

The Latest: 3,500 troops to be on standby if no-deal Brexit

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The British government has decided to ramp up preparations for a "no-deal" Brexit, saying it must be ready for the possibility of that default option. More>>

Report: China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

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Use of armed drones in Mideast, driven largely by growing sales from China, is growing significantly, says new report. More>>

Putin: Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty

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President Vladimir Putin says Russia's new weapons have no foreign equivalents, helping ensure the country's security for decades to come. More>>

Cameroon military says it killed 7 suspected separatists

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Cameroon's military says it has killed seven suspected English-speaking separatists in Bamenda in the North West region. More>>

Iraqi parliament confirms 3 new ministers, 5 seats unfilled

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Iraq's parliament confirms three ministers to Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's government, leaves other key posts, including ministers of Defense and Interior,. More>>

Dutch Supreme Court upholds weapon smuggling conviction

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The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the war crimes conviction of a timber dealer who was found guilty of selling arms to former Liberian leader Charles Taylor and of complicity in war crimes committed by Taylor's forces from 2000 to 2003. More>>

Terror charges issued in France's Christmas market attack

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A man suspected of supplying the gun that was used in the shooting attack that killed five people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg was handed preliminary terror charges Monday, according to a judicial official close to the investigation. More>>

German authorities raid mosque in Berlin in terrorism probe

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Authorities say police are searching a Berlin mosque as part of an investigation into its imam on suspicion he raised and sent money to support an Islamic extremist fighter in Syria. More>>

Cease-fire in Yemen's port goes into force after fighting

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Yemeni officials say intense fighting erupted between government-allied forces and Shiite rebels at the Red Sea port city of Hodeida shortly before a U.N.-brokered cease-took effect. More>>

US airstrikes in Somalia on the rise

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A spate of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Somalia are the latest in a dramatic uptick in attacks in the Horn of Africa nation since President Donald Trump took office. More>>

Serbia and Kosovo trade accusations over Kosovo's new army

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The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo are scheduled to address the U.N. Security Council amid heightened tensions following Kosovo's decision to transform its existing 4,000-strong security force into a regular army. More>>

Expert: California man convicted in terror case no extremist

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A former CIA employee who studies terror networks says a California man convicted of attempting to support the Islamic State does not have the attributes of an Islamic extremist. More>>

Run-up to Flynn sentencing tinged with unexpected drama

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Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing has brought to the surface raw tensions over an FBI interview in which the former national security adviser lied. More>>

GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

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Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, White House insists Congress provide $5 billion to build a border wall. More>>

France: Alleged gun source given preliminary terror charges

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A man suspected of supplying the gun that was used in the shooting attack that killed five people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg was handed preliminary terror charges Monday, according to a judicial official close to the investigation. More>>

Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir protest march

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Armed soldiers and police are enforcing a security lockdown to foil a public march toward India's military headquarters in disputed Kashmir in protest of weekend killings. More>>

Flynn's ex-business associates charged with illegal lobbying

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A one-time business partner of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been arrested and charged with illegally lobbying to have a Turkish exile returned from the U.S. More>>

Trump plans to create unified US Space Command

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President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command. More>>

Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery

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100 years later, researchers conclude underwater mine sank World War I warship off the coast of New York. More>>

Trump says he'll review murder case against ex-Army commando

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President Donald Trump says that "at the request of many," he'll be "reviewing" the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder in a case alleging he hunted down and killed a suspected bombmaker in Afghanistan. More>>

US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

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The United States military Africa Command says that it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 extremists from the al-Shabab rebel group. More>>

Bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station, no one hurt

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Powerful bomb damages private Greek television station Skai, no one hurt. More>>

Family of migrant girl disputes official story on her death

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Lawyers for the family of a 7-year-old girl who died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody say she did not suffer from a lack of food or water before being picked up by authorities. More>>

Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

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China has Canada in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the U.S. States. More>>

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

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Sudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since a war erupted there nearly eight years ago. More>>

Sri Lankan president doubts he can work with reappointed PM

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Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off weeks of political stalemate. More>>

White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says it's up to President Donald Trump whether the federal government partially shuts down at midnight Friday over his border wall. More>>

Fighting around Yemen's Hodeida leaves 12 dead, 25 wounded

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Fighting around Yemen's port city of Hodeida leaves 12 dead and 25 injured. More>>

The Latest: Steelers beat Pats for first time since '11

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The Minnesota Vikings are off to a good start under new offensive play caller Kevin Stefanski. More>>

Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions

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Immigration officials say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death of a 7-year-old migrant girl who suffered seizures in custody and later died. More>>

Croatia denies police violently push migrants into Bosnia

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Croatian authorities are denying a report by an international watchdog group that the country's police are illegally and sometimes violently pushing migrants back into neighboring Bosnia. More>>

Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces

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Syrian activists say a bomb blast in a northern town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces has killed at least eight people. More>>

Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan village

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Jakelin Caal Maquin had received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from her impoverished Guatemalan village. More>>

Somalia closes notorious prison amid abuse allegations

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Somalia has closed an underground prison where the government has held extremist suspects and journalists, amid allegations of abuses against inmates, the security minister said Sunday. More>>

Report: Iran prisoner who died in hospital was a terrorist

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Iranian semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a detained activist who died last week was a member of terrorist group planning attacks. More>>

Turkey expects 'concrete steps' from US on cleric's return

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Turkey's foreign minister is expressing impatience with the United States for not extraditing a cleric whom the Turkish government alleges masterminded a failed 2016 coup. More>>

Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

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Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's border, but you wouldn't know it by the schedule. More>>

Strike, lockdown shut Kashmir amid anger over killings

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A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule has shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir a day after protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants. More>>

China suspends tariff hikes on US cars, auto parts

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China suspends tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its trade cease-fire with Washington. More>>

Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

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Russia claims Pentagon ignoring efforts to work out nuclear treaty dispute. More>>

Troops kill 7 civilians as protest turns bloody in Kashmir

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Police say seven men have been killed and nearly two dozens injured when government forces fired at anti-India protesters in Kashmir following a gunbattle that left three rebels and a soldier dead. More>>

The Latest: Migrant girl's family disputes officials' story

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An official with Guatemala's foreign ministry has identified the 7-year-old migrant girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody as Jackeline Caal. More>>

US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters

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US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters; at least 40 such strikes in 2018. More>>

Mueller says FBI not to blame for Flynn's false statements

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The special counsel's office is pushing back at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. More>>

US Official: 'End days' nearing for Islamic State in Syria

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A U.S. military official says fighting against the Islamic State group in its last enclave in eastern Syria "is going very well.". More>>

US, Canada look to ease strains amid 3-way spat with China

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The U.S. and Canada are holding high-stakes talks amid an escalating dispute with China that threatens to further complicate already testy ties between the North American neighbors. More>>

Russian policeman injured after discovering WWII land mine

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Moscow police say an off-duty Russian police lieutenant has been hospitalized after a World War II-era land mine exploded on the side of a highway. More>>

Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabab No. 2 seized

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AU force in Somalia says not involved in arrest of former al-Shabab leader-turned-candidate. More>>

French hunt for possible accomplices of Strasbourg attacker

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The immediate aftermath of the shootout between French security forces and the suspect in the Strasbourg attack has been caught on camera from across the street, with footage showing armed officers at the scene and the body of the man slumped in a doorway. More>>

As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is days away from being sentenced on a felony charge that in different times might have brought an end to his career. More>>

Nigeria's military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities

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Nigeria military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities after accusing it of 'clandestine' work. More>>

Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

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Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, Paris police prefect says thousands of officers and armored vehicles will be deployed again in the French capital on Saturday. More>>

Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

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Kosovo's Assembly, or parliament, convenes to approve the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. More>>

UN envoy: UN monitors needed to observe Yemen cease-fire

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The U.N. envoy for Yemen is calling for the urgent deployment of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida and the withdrawal of rival forces. More>>

Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize records

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Nicaraguan police raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they sought the government's overthrow. More>>

Lawyers seek to exclude evidence at NYC truck attack trial

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Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a terrorist attack on a New York City bike path say they have learned that the FBI was intercepting his communications. More>>

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

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The Senate has delivered back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia in an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

The Latest: Pompeo condemns China's detention of 2 Canadians

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Canada's ambassador to China has received consular access to detained ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig four days after he was arrested in China. More>>

Belarus' leader slams Russian talk of taking over his nation

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The leader of Belarus is charging that Russia has pondered incorporation of his nation. More>>

The Latest: Serbian leader lashes out at US over Kosovo army

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The U.S. has hailed Kosovo's parliament vote to form a new army as a first step and reaffirmed "its support for the gradual transition ... to a force with a territorial defense mandate, as is Kosovo's sovereign right.". More>>

Nigeria suspends UNICEF work, alleges 'clandestine' activity

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Nigeria's military suspends UNICEF work in troubled northeast, alleging 'clandestine' activity. More>>

Army officer charged with murder of Afghan bomber suspect

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A former U.S. Army commando is being charged with murder in a long-simmering case alleging he tracked down and killed a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan. More>>

Pakistan says bomb attack kills 6 troops in Baluchistan

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Pakistan's military says a roadside bomb targeting security forces has killed six troops and wounded several others in the country's southwestern town of Buleda. More>>

The Latest: Italian journalist among the dead in Strasbourg

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The Christmas market in Strasbourg has reopened amid tight security a day after the gunman suspected of killing three people in an attack earlier this week was shot dead by police. More>>

Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank clashes

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Hamas official in West Bank: Israeli forces arrest dozens of Hamas activists, including lawmakers, in overnight raids. More>>

Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

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Syrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led fighters take major town in last area held by Islamic State group. More>>

Iraq summons Turkish ambassador over airstrikes

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Iraq's Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Turkey's ambassador to protest Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish militia positions in northern Iraq. More>>

Iran confirms missile test that angered US

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Iran has confirmed a recent ballistic missile test that was condemned by the United States. More>>

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

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The Trump administration is poised to withdraw federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country. More>>

France sees 6th yellow vest protester die in road accident

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French authorities say a sixth "yellow vest" protester has been killed after being hit by a truck at a road blockade near the southern city of Avignon. More>>

Trump, Democrats dig in for fight over border-wall funding

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President Donald Trump is citing a shooting attack in France as he calls on Democratic congressional leaders to support funding for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Correction: Trump-Joint Chiefs story

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President Donald Trump says he'll be making an announcement on Saturday concerning the Joint Chiefs of staff. More>>

The Latest: Pelosi: Trump thinks Mexico will pay for wall

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President Donald Trump says the military will build his promised border wall "if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country.". More>>

Taiwan mulls expanding ban on Huawei network equipment

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Taiwan is reinforcing its ban on Huawei equipment due to security concerns. More>>

Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria

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Turkey's president says it will begin a new military operation against U.S-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria "within a few days.". More>>

UNICEF: 2 million children in Syria still out of schools

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The head of the U.N. children's agency says even though the fighting is winding down, 2 million children inside Syria are still out of schools and it will take years and a lot of funding to help children get over the scars of the seven-year conflict. More>>

Yemen's warring sides said to agree on prisoner swap

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A rebel delegation member says Yemen's warring sides have agreed on Tuesday to set Jan. 20 as a final date to swap over 15,000 prisoners from both sides of the country's devastating civil war. More>>

US returns 3 disputed bells taken from Philippines in 1901

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Three church bells seized by American troops as war trophies more than a century ago have arrived in Manila to be handed back to the Philippines, a move long demanded by Filipino leaders. More>>

Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake

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Military officials at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson say last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems around the base, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems. More>>

The Latest: Palestinian police end Hamas' West Bank protest

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Palestinian police have cracked down on a Hamas protest in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, beating demonstrators with batons and throwing stun grenades. More>>

Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

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U.S. Marine Corps leaders say it will cost around $3.6 billion to repair the extensive damage to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence. More>>

Spain plans to spend $8 billion on military hardware upgrade

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Spain's government has announced a plan to spend 7.3 billion euros ($8.2 billion) over the next 10 years on improving its military defense capabilities. More>>

Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row

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The apparent detentions of two Canadian men in China this week have raised the stakes in a three-way international dispute with the United States. More>>

Official: Offensive against Taliban kills at least 20

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An Afghan official says an assault on Taliban positions in northeastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, which included U.S .air strikes, killed at least 20 insurgents, contradicting Taliban claims of civilian casualties. More>>

7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

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Federal immigration authorities have confirmed that a 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. More>>

No. 2 House Republican: Gov't shutdown 'stupid', may happen

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says a looming government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. More>>

Ethiopia moving troops from Eritrean border amid new peace

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Ethiopia moving troops from Eritrean border amid new peace; threat has 'declined sharply'. More>>

Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

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Japan's central government has started main reclamation work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. More>>

Yemen's warring sides agree on truce in key port city

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Britain's foreign secretary joins Yemen peace talks on final day in Sweden, along with UN secretary-general. More>>

Strasbourg market attack suspect killed in police shootout

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The French government spokesman says security forces are trying to catch the suspected shooter dead or alive, two days after an attack near Strasbourg's Christmas market. More>>

Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

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Senators are expected to vote on a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that would rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

The Latest: Man killed in Strasbourg was market shooter

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AP journalists and a French police official say a police operation is going on in the Strasbourg neighborhood where a suspected Christmas market gunman was last seen. More>>

Republican senator distances himself from Raytheon stock buy

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The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has quickly unloaded Raytheon stock. More>>

Turkey conducts airstrikes against PKK targets in Iraq

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Turkey's Defense Ministry says the military has conducted airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's Sinjar and Mount Karajak regions. More>>

The Latest: US welcomes progress from Yemen peace talks

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The Latest: UN secretary general, UN envoy to brief reporters at closing of a week of Yemen peace talks in Sweden. More>>

Suspected jihadists kill 42 in Mali's nomadic Tuareg camps

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Suspected jihadists on motorcycles have killed at least 42 people in Mali's eastern Menaka region during a series of attacks on camps. More>>

Pentagon: NKorea slow to negotiate over US war remains

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Pentagon officials say they have been unable so far to draw North Korea into negotiations on returning additional remains of Americans killed in North Korea. More>>

Syrian Kurdish force: Turkey attack would impact war on IS

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Syrian Kurdish-led militia says threats by Turkey's president of new military operation in Syria will impact anti-IS fight. More>>

Israel launches West Bank crackdown after Palestinian attack

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Shooting near West Bank settlement kills at least 2 Israelis, critically wounds another 2. More>>

Fire ruins 80 percent of Congo capital's voting machines

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Fire destroys thousands of Congo voting machines in capital, just 10 days before election. More>>

Cameroon leader halts cases against 289 alleged separatists

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Cameroon's leader has ordered the country's military tribunal to stop legal proceedings against 289 people accused of taking part in the country's separatist movement in its English-speaking regions. More>>

Yemen's port city of Aden shows challenge of peace

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Yemen's government nearly saw itself pushed into the sea by advancing rebels here three years ago. More>>

The Latest: Israeli PM vows to 'settle the score' of attacks

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The Latest: Israeli rescue service chief says 2 Israelis killed, 2 wounded in shooting attack near West Bank settlement. More>>

Serbia warns Kosovo army will substantially worsen tensions

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The Serbian president has warned that the planned forming of a Kosovo army will worsen tensions in the region. More>>

Top al-Shabab defector-turned-Somalia candidate is arrested

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A Somali official says Ethiopian troops arrested a former extremist leader who is now a candidate in a regional election in the country's southwest. More>>

China suspected in huge Marriott data breach, official says

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U.S. national security officials say China's cyber threats and the theft of intellectual property from American companies poses one of the largest economic and national security challenges. More>>

Russia says it's willing to keep key arms treaty with US

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A top Russian diplomat says Moscow is willing to preserve a key arms treaty with the United States. More>>

Veteran investigative journalist Ron Nixon joins AP

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Ron Nixon, an acclaimed reporter, editor and data journalist, will join The Associated Press as its international investigations editor. More>>

Melania Trump makes first lady history with ride in Osprey Video included

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The first lady of the United States has thanked U.S. service members at a military base in Virginia for their efforts. More>>

The Latest: China confirms holding 2 Canadians

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China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of "endangering national security.". More>>

Sweden arrests 1 person suspected of preparing attack

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Sweden's security service says a man has been arrested, suspected of preparing, "alternatively conspiracy to commit" a terrorist attack. More>>

Gunman from Christmas market attack in France still at large

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France is hunting for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 11. More>>

The Latest: France issues wanted poster for shooting suspect Video included

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A senior French government official says that five people have been detained as police hunt for the man who attacked the Strasbourg Christmas market, but the gunman remains at large. More>>

France's Macron caught between protests, Strasbourg attack

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French President Emmanuel Macron has striven to keep responding to the protesters' concerns over tax hikes in an effort to appease tensions in the country, while supervising security measures after Tuesday's shooting in Strasbourg. More>>

UN envoy hands Yemen's warring sides draft deal

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UN envoy gives Yemen's warring sides at talks in Sweden draft document of agreements to consider by the next day. More>>

US urges UN to ban Iran nuclear missiles, keep arms embargo

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Security Council on Wednesday to again ban Iranian ballistic missiles that can deliver nuclear weapons and to maintain an arms embargo that is scheduled to be lifted in 2020 under the landmark Iran nuclear deal. More>>

Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US

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A top official at Russia's cybersecurity agency has offered to publish its communications with American counterparts during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. More>>

ICC: Former Central African Republic militia leader arrested

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ICC: Former Central African Republic militia leader, country's top soccer official, arrested. More>>

The Latest: Russian envoy knocks UN policy on Iran

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the U.N. Security Council to ban any Iranian activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. More>>

Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raid

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A month after a heavy round of Israel-Hamas fighting, the undercover Israeli operation that sparked the battle remains clouded in mystery. More>>

Nobel laureate returns to Iraq, pledges to work for peace

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Iraqi activist Nadia Murad is meeting with her country's president in Baghdad after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. More>>

Flynn's lawyers say his lie to FBI 'uncharacteristic'

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Lawyers for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn are expected to make a sentencing recommendation to the judge. More>>

Kosovo PM: Independence fighters must not fear Hague court

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Kosovo's prime minister says former independence fighters should not humiliate Kosovo by hiding, impeding or avoiding justice. More>>

Reading between the lines of Trump's Oval Office tussle

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Reading between the lines of Trump's Oval Office tussle with Pelosi and Schumer. More>>

Slovakia inks deal to buy 14 F-16s from US Lockheed Martin

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Slovakia has signed a $1.8 billion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin to purchase F-16 military jets. More>>

Groups end ties with club that denied black applicant

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A South Carolina social club's decision to deny membership to a doctor who would have been its first black member has prompted several local groups to cut ties with it. More>>

Korean border troops verify removal of each other's posts

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Dozens of South Korean soldiers are visiting the site of front-line North Korean guard posts that were removed recently as part of measures to reduce tensions. More>>

5 detained as France hunts Christmas market terror suspect

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France is hunting for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 11. More>>

The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

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Scientists are increasingly finding the fingerprints of climate change in droughts, storms and heatwaves, according to research published Tuesday. More>>

Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12

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French media have reported a shooting in Strasbourg and the Interior Ministry has called on the public to remain indoors amid a "serious security event" in the city center. More>>

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats Video included

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Trump set to meet with congressional Democratic leaders to discuss border wall, potential shutdown. More>>

The Latest: Flynn requests probation, community service

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President Donald Trump says in a new interview that he is not concerned about being impeached by Democrats, saying, "I think that the people would revolt if that happened.". More>>

The Latest: French minister says Strasbourg gunman killed 3

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A French regional official says that a shooting in Strasbourg has left at least one dead and 10 wounded in the city center near a world-famous Christmas market. More>>

Top border security official defends use of tear gas

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The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is defending the use of tear gas during a chaotic clash at the border. More>>

Russia says 114,000 Syrians returned home in 2018

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The Russian military says nearly 114,000 Syrian refugees have returned from abroad this year, a tiny fraction of the nearly 6 million who have fled since the start of the conflict. More>>

Lebanon: Israel border tunnel operation won't endanger calm

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Lebanon's president says that Israel's operation to destroy what it said is a network of cross-border attack tunnels built by the militant Hezbollah group won't endanger the calm along the frontier, adding that his country takes the issue seriously. More>>

Flag dispute stalls talks on Bosnia's new government

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A flag dispute stalls talks on the formation of new government in Bosnia after an October election reflecting persisting ethnic divisions after the 1992-95 war. More>>

UK police use Taser on man who made it past Parliament gate

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U.K. police have used a Taser to subdue a man inside the main gate of Britain's Parliament. More>>

US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission

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U.S. officials says that active duty troops will begin leaving the southern U.S border with Mexico this week and the number of forces there will go down to at least 3,000 by the holidays. More>>

The Latest: Yemen's warring sides set date for prisoner swap

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Yemen's warring government and the Houthi rebels say they have set Jan. 20 as a final date to exchange more than 15,000 prisoners from both sides. More>>

US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration

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US Border Patrol agents handcuff about a dozen people participating in demonstration organized by Quaker group at U.S.-Mexico border to protest militarization of border. More>>

Suicide bomber kills 4 security forces near Afghan capital

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An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has struck a security convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing four security forces. More>>

Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage

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Australian leader says new cybersecurity laws urgently needed. More>>

Yemen's warring sides negotiating truce for key port Hodeida

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Delegations from Yemen's warring sides are negotiating over expanding a shaky truce in the key port city of Hodeida, a point considered major by the United Nations who are sponsoring talks in Sweden and seek to restore needed aid deliveries by sea. More>>

UN Syria envoy: Work ongoing for constitutional committee

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The U.N. Special envoy for Syria says work is still ongoing to try form a committee meant to draft a new constitution before the end of the year. More>>

Russia sends 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

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The Russian military says two of its nuclear-capable strategic bombers have arrived in Venezuela, a deployment that comes amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions. More>>

Agency: Fear of returning home spikes at US-Mexico border

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People expressing fear to return home after being stopped at the US-Mexico border spiked in the last year, according to figures released by Monday by US Customs and Border Protection on the first step in the asylum process. More>>

Customs officers searching more travelers' devices

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A new watchdog report has found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are increasingly searching the electronic devices of travelers and did not always follow proper protocol. More>>

The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

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An environmental group says at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since the start of the U.N. climate conference in the Polish city of Katowice. More>>

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