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(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Government supporters flash heart-hand signals during the "Hands off Venezuela" concert at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela on the border with Colombia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.  Venezuela's power struggle is set t... (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Government supporters flash heart-hand signals during the "Hands off Venezuela" concert at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela on the border with Colombia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Venezuela's power struggle is set t...

The Latest: Pompeo urges Venezuelan troops to let aid in

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Hundreds of Venezuelans have camped out overnight near a bridge in Colombia where humanitarian aid that the opposition will try to deliver inside the country is being stored. More>>

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Hanoi summit nightmare scenario: Bad deals and little change

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File). FILE- In this combination of file photos, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 16, 2018, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a meet... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File). FILE- In this combination of file photos, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 16, 2018, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a meet...
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For some observers, the nightmare result of the second Trump-Kim summit is an ill-considered deal that allows North Korea to get everything it wants while giving up very little, even as the mercurial leaders trumpet a blockbuster nuclear success. More>>

Counting starts in Nigeria's delayed poll marked by violence

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Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls for presidential election. More>>

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un boards train to summit

(Oxalis Adventure via AP). In this Monday, Feb. 15, 2019, drone image, cave explores pose with flags of North Korea, Vietnam and the U.S. in En cave in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. Vietnam will host the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trum... (Oxalis Adventure via AP). In this Monday, Feb. 15, 2019, drone image, cave explores pose with flags of North Korea, Vietnam and the U.S. in En cave in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. Vietnam will host the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trum...
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A train similar to one used in the past by Kim Jong Un has entered China, possibly carrying the North Korean leader on a multiday journey to Vietnam's capital for his summit with President Donald Trump. More>>

Venezuela standoff turns deadly as troops block aid delivery

(AP Photo/Ivan Valencia). Venezuelan demonstrators throw stones during clashes with authorities, at the border between Brazil and Venezuela, Saturday, Feb.23, 2019. Tensions are running high in the Brazilian border city of Pacaraima. Thousands remained... (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia). Venezuelan demonstrators throw stones during clashes with authorities, at the border between Brazil and Venezuela, Saturday, Feb.23, 2019. Tensions are running high in the Brazilian border city of Pacaraima. Thousands remained...
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A US-backed campaign to force Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro from power met strong resistance from security forces who fired tear gas on protesters trying to deliver humanitarian aid from Colombia and Brazil. More>>

First Saudi female ambassador replaces king's son in US

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Saudi Arabia has appointed its first woman ambassador to represent the kingdom in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as defense minister. More>>

Biden's 2020 opening? Dem field missing foreign policy hand

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Winter Meeting in Washington. Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support f... (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Winter Meeting in Washington. Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support f...
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Foreign policy has largely taken a back seat on the presidential campaign trail, and former Vice President Joe Biden could seize on that opening to position himself as the global policy expert if he decides to run. More>>

Venezuelan aid convoys meet fierce resistance; 2 killed

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Policemen stand guard during a concert at Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colomcia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musi... (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Policemen stand guard during a concert at Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colomcia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musi...
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Venezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country. More>>

Pentagon chief: Broader approach to border security needed

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool). Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford gestures while speaking to reporters during a briefing on a military aircraft before arrival at El Paso International airport, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Dunford is trav... (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool). Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford gestures while speaking to reporters during a briefing on a military aircraft before arrival at El Paso International airport, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Dunford is trav...
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The Pentagon's acting chief is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas as he considers how to use emergency powers invoked by President Donald Trump to help build a border wall. More>>

The Latest: Defense officials tour sections of border wall

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, center, fires a modified painted ball gun during a tour of the US-Mexico border at Santa Teresa Station in Sunland Park, N.M., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Top defense offic... (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, center, fires a modified painted ball gun during a tour of the US-Mexico border at Santa Teresa Station in Sunland Park, N.M., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Top defense offic...
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Top defense officials have toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity. More>>

The Latest: North Korea confirms leader on train to summit

(Oxalis Adventure via AP). In this Monday, Feb. 15, 2019, drone image, cave explores pose with flags of North Korea, Vietnam and the U.S. in En cave in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. Vietnam will host the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trum... (Oxalis Adventure via AP). In this Monday, Feb. 15, 2019, drone image, cave explores pose with flags of North Korea, Vietnam and the U.S. in En cave in Quang Binh province, Vietnam. Vietnam will host the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trum...
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A train similar to one used in the past by Kim Jong Un has entered China, possibly carrying the North Korean leader on a multiday journey to Vietnam's capital for his summit with President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Nigerian army says 6 'hoodlums' killed

(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba). Electoral officials carry ballot boxes before the Presidential and National Assembly election in Yola, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President ... (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba). Electoral officials carry ballot boxes before the Presidential and National Assembly election in Yola, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President ...
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The Latest: Nigeria finally begins voting for president, a week after surprise delay. More>>

Cyprus accuses Turkish forces of new violation of border

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Ethnically split Cyprus' foreign ministry says Turkish forces in the breakaway north are throwing up new impediments for Greek Cypriots living in a village abutting a British military base. More>>

Police: Somali lawmaker shot dead in Mogadishu

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A police officer in Somalia says Islamic extremist gunmen shot dead a prominent lawmaker in the north of the capital, Mogadishu, late Saturday. More>>

Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

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The Trump administration is exploring the idea of a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. More>>

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump speaks during a National African American History Month reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump speaks during a National African American History Month reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.
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House Democrats introduce resolution to block the national emergency declaration Trump issued to fund his proposed wall along the U.S-Mexico border. More>>

Told to leave, IS 'caliphate' holdouts in Syria stay devoted

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces  fighters take a break as the fight against Islamic State militants continues in the village of Baghouz, Syria. U.S. and Iraqi officia... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters take a break as the fight against Islamic State militants continues in the village of Baghouz, Syria. U.S. and Iraqi officia...
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Spokesman: Sporadic clashes underway with remaining Islamic State militants in their last holdout in Syria. More>>

The Latest: Trump vows veto if border resolution passed

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump smiles during his meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump smiles during his meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.
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President Donald Trump is pledging a veto if Congress passes a resolution blocking his use of a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the border. More>>

Microsoft workers protest use of HoloLens headsets for war

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A group of Microsoft workers is demanding the company cancel a contract supplying U.S. Army soldiers with HoloLens headsets that could help them spot adversaries on the battlefield. More>>

Albanian military finds hand grenade cache in northern town

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Albania's Defense Ministry says it has found scores of hand grenades in a northern city that are believed to have been looted from army depots in 1997 during civil unrest sparked by a failed Ponzi scheme. More>>

The Latest: Venezuela partially closes Colombian border

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Youths wearing white T-shirts and Venezuelan flags hike through an unmarked trail between high bushes to sneak into Colombia, for the "Venezuela Aid Live" concert on the Colombian side of the border, in Palotal, Venezuela, Fr... (AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Youths wearing white T-shirts and Venezuelan flags hike through an unmarked trail between high bushes to sneak into Colombia, for the "Venezuela Aid Live" concert on the Colombian side of the border, in Palotal, Venezuela, Fr...
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British billionaire Richard Branson said he hopes a fundraising concert he is organizing on behalf of Venezuela will convince soldiers to disobey President Nicolas Maduro and allow shipments of humanitarian aid sitting on the border to pass. More>>

Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet

(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File). FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. Sudan's President has declared a s... (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File). FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. Sudan's President has declared a s...
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Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has declared a state of emergency for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests. More>>

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran stays within limits of 2015 deal

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The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says Iran still is complying with the terms of a 2015 deal that aims to keep Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives. More>>

Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal

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Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines are in Manila to be sworn in as administrators of a new Muslim autonomy region in a delicate milestone to settle one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions. More>>

Trump's wall prototypes to come down along US-Mexico border

(AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, border wall prototypes stand in San Diego near the Mexico-U.S. border, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, where the current wall casts a shadow in the foreground. Customs an... (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, border wall prototypes stand in San Diego near the Mexico-U.S. border, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, where the current wall casts a shadow in the foreground. Customs an...
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection says President Donald Trump's eight border wall prototypes will be torn down. More>>

Alaska senator says she's likely to back Trump disapproval

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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she is likely to support a resolution of disapproval over President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure more money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

US pushes NATO allies to join observer force in Syria

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Trump administration says decision authorizing about 200 U.S. troops to remain in Syria is a key step in creating a larger multinational observer force in northeast Syria. More>>

Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

(South Korea Defense Ministry via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, F-35B stealth fighter jets and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula d... (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, F-35B stealth fighter jets and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula d...
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Worry about US-South Korea grows ahead of second Trump-Kim summit. More>>

Judge orders feds to list private groups receiving watchlist

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, attorney Gadeir Abbas speaks during a news conference at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington. The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, attorney Gadeir Abbas speaks during a news conference at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington. The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its...
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A federal magistrate has told the government it must disclose to him and to plaintiffs' attorneys a list of private organizations that receive access to the government's list of known or suspected terrorists. More>>

Palestinians protest in Gaza and Jerusalem, 1 killed

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Thousands of Palestinian protesters have stormed a section of a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site that has been closed by Israeli court order for over a decade. More>>

9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

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The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent. More>>

White House says US will keep 200 troops in Syria

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the U.S. is keeping 200 American troops in Syria for now as part of a small peacekeeping force. More>>

Pakistan's army strips ex-spy chief of pension over book

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Pakistan's army has stripped off a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits as retired army officer over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart. More>>

Pakistan re-imposes ban on US-wanted suspect's charities

(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File). File - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, Hafiz Saeed, chief of Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, addresses a rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan has re-imposed a ban on two charities run by a U.S.-wanted suspect b... (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File). File - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, Hafiz Saeed, chief of Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, addresses a rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan has re-imposed a ban on two charities run by a U.S.-wanted suspect b...
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Pakistan re-imposes ban on charities run by US-wanted suspect behind 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. More>>

Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

(Philippine National Police via AP). This photo provided by Philippine National Police (PNP), shows militant Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in the PNP confidential report. Philippine and U.S. official say a little known militant has been... (Philippine National Police via AP). This photo provided by Philippine National Police (PNP), shows militant Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in the PNP confidential report. Philippine and U.S. official say a little known militant has been...
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Philippine and US officials say a little-known militant has been named leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines. More>>

In Nigeria, Boko Haram violence disenfranchises many voters

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In Nigeria, Islamic extremist violence disenfranchise thousands of potential voters, including widows who survived attacks. More>>

Brigade of volunteers vow to bring aid to Venezuela's needy

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). In this Feb. 19. 2019 photo, people fill forms to joint to the group of volunteers that will help to introduce humanitarian aid into Venezuela, during a meeting to recruit volunteers, at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The op... (AP Photo/Fernando Llano). In this Feb. 19. 2019 photo, people fill forms to joint to the group of volunteers that will help to introduce humanitarian aid into Venezuela, during a meeting to recruit volunteers, at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The op...
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President Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantryman to the border bracing for what he claims is a U.S. coup plot disguised as humanitarian aid, as his opponents rally their own troops. More>>

Sanctions could ease with greatly reduced North Korea threat

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). In this Jan. 25, 2019 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks at the State Department in Washington. Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident th... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). In this Jan. 25, 2019 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks at the State Department in Washington. Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident th...
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Pompeo says the US will not ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been "substantially reduced". More>>

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2...
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Iraqi security official: US-backed Syrian militia fighting IS in Syria hands over more than 150 Iraqi militants to Iraq. More>>

Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

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President Donald Trump is moving closer toward his goal of creating a Space Force, but it won't begin as a separate military branch as the president envisioned. More>>

Threat allegations keep Coast Guard officer jailed

(U.S. District Court via AP). This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasso... (U.S. District Court via AP). This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasso...
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Federal authorities say a Coast Guard officer who espoused white supremacist views and dreamed of mass murder drew up a computer-spreadsheet hit list of Democratic politicians and TV journalists. More>>

Judge considers expanding child separation case

(Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, shows a scene from a tour of South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Month... (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, shows a scene from a tour of South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Month...
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Advocates and lawmakers are questioning the treatment of children who cross the Mexico border with relatives other than their parents. More>>

Democrats prepare resolution against Trump's declaration

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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Democrats prepare to take a defiant stance against Trump's national emergency declaration. More>>

Top rivals join forces in challenge to Israel's Netanyahu

(AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File). FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz speaks at the official launch of his election campaign in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said early... (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File). FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz speaks at the official launch of his election campaign in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said early...
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Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Netanyahu announce they are joining forces ahead of April vote. More>>

Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers

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Prosecutors say a Coast Guard lieutenant is a "domestic terrorist" who wrote about biological attacks and had a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures. More>>

Pakistan PM authorizes military response if India attacks

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Pakistan's prime minister has authorized the armed forces to "respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure" by India, as tensions soar between the nuclear-armed rivals. More>>

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

(Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP). This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online. Muthana realized she was wrong and now w... (Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP). This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online. Muthana realized she was wrong and now w...
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Secretary of State Pompeo says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State in Syria isn't US citizen and can't return. More>>

Verdict pending for Swiss veteran who joined anti-IS militia

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A Swiss military official says a verdict is expected Friday in the trial of a former sergeant accused of jeopardizing Switzerland's standing as a neutral nation by joining a foreign Christian militia to fight the Islamic State group in Syria. More>>

Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

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An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun. More>>

The Latest: Officials try to verify French IS member's death

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2...
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A commander with a U.S.-backed Syrian force says back-to-back suicide car bombings in a market in eastern Syria have killed at least 16 people. More>>

Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

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A Muslim civil-rights group is calling for a congressional investigation after its lawsuit revealed the federal government has given access to its terrorist watchlist to more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities. More>>

Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria

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Religious leaders of Russia's republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria's Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad. More>>

More US remains from Korean War nearing final ID

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A U.S. government scientist says the remains of at least a couple more American soldiers killed in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by North Korea. More>>

Trump says EU trade talks key to outcome on auto tariffs

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump shakes hands as he meets with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump shakes hands as he meets with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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President Donald Trump says that tariffs on imported vehicles from Europe are something "we certainly think about" and suggested that a final decision will hinge on the United States and the European Union reaching a trade deal in the coming months. More>>

Recruitment of new soldiers threatens South Sudan's peace

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South Sudan's rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians across the country including the abduction of child soldiers violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago. More>>

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

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President Vladimir Putin says in a state-of-the-nation address that Russia needs to focus on raising living standards. More>>

Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclave

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter reacts as an airstrike hits territory still held by Islamic State militants in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The Islamic State group has been redu... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter reacts as an airstrike hits territory still held by Islamic State militants in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The Islamic State group has been redu...
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A convoy of trucks carrying civilians has left the last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria. More>>

Aid wars: US-Russia vie to ease Venezuelan crisis

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Russian news agencies say a shipment of Russian medicine and medical equipment has arrived in Venezuela. More>>

Democrats' resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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House Democrats plan to file a resolution as soon as Friday that's aimed at blocking President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the Southwest border. More>>

Powerful political leader warns against squandering peace

(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Former Afghan Cabinet Minister Ismail Khan, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Herat province, western of, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. A powerful political leader, who was previously tapped by some... (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Former Afghan Cabinet Minister Ismail Khan, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Herat province, western of, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. A powerful political leader, who was previously tapped by some...
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Prominent Afghan political leader warn the president against squandering the best opportunity at peace in more than 17 years of war. More>>

Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a signing event for "Space Policy Directive 4" in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a signing event for "Space Policy Directive 4" in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Washington.
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Trump says he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but he's in no rush. More>>

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency Video included

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. California's attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, against Trump's ... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. California's attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, against Trump's ...
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President Donald Trump is criticizing California's lead role in a multistate lawsuit against his emergency declaration to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says Video included

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. The Democrat-led House oversight committee launched an investigation Tue... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. The Democrat-led House oversight committee launched an investigation Tue...
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A new congressional report says senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials. More>>

The Latest: Russia releases video of new underwater drone

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Putin said Russia needs to focus on raising living standards. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Putin said Russia needs to focus on raising living standards.
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President Vladimir Putin says Russia will target new weapons at the United States should it deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Europe following Washington's withdrawal from a key arms control pact. More>>

APNewsBreak: Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups

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The federal government is acknowledging it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities. More>>

AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troops

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Venezuelan Bolivarian Guardsmen stand guard at the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual whit... (AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Venezuelan Bolivarian Guardsmen stand guard at the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual whit...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in belief it could break a month-long standoff, but top commanders are showing no signs of breaking loyalty to Nicolas Maduro. More>>

Egypt executes 9 over 2015 assassination of top prosecutor

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Egyptian security officials say nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members have been executed after being convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor. More>>

South Sudan rife with human rights abuses, says UN report

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A U.N. report says the "lawless" activities of South Sudan's national security and military intelligence risk turning the war-torn country into a police state run on fear and corruption. More>>

EU border guard chief says 'no burning crisis' over migrants

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The head of the European Union's border agency says there is "no burning crisis" right now in Europe due to migrant arrivals, but that more and more African people are trying to enter through Spain from Morocco. More>>

Pressure builds to get civilians out of last IS-held enclave

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands atop a building used as a temporary base near the last land still held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Hundreds of Islamic State mi... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands atop a building used as a temporary base near the last land still held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Hundreds of Islamic State mi...
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The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says she is concerned about the condition of some 200 families trapped in the last remaining area held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. More>>

Pakistani PM willing to talk but warns India not to attack

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Pakistan's prime minister has offered to talk with India while warning it to refrain from any attacks on his country following a suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir. More>>

Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to US

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An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online wants to return to the United States. More>>

Detained Mexican migrant dies in Texas hospital

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A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas. More>>

New legislation bans Russian soldiers from using smartphones

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Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to block leaks of sensitive information on social media. More>>

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Trump to seek to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido. More>>

Ex-diplomat says North Korean leader won't give up nukes

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A former North Korean diplomat says leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees his upcoming second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country's status as a nuclear weapons state. More>>

Border wall a complex issue for 2020 prospect Beto O'Rourke

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Few Americans have a clearer idea of life with a border wall than former Texas congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke. More>>

China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

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The foreign ministers of China and Iran are meeting amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. More>>

Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

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More than 300 IS militants holed up in tiny area in eastern Syria refuse to surrender, trying to negotiate an exit. More>>

Israeli leaders' Nazi comments derail European summit

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Poland's prime minister canceled plans for his country to send a delegation to meeting in Jerusalem on Monday after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism from their mothers' milk.". More>>

Tensions rising after Kashmir attack as gunbattle kills 9

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Officials say four Indian soldiers, two suspected militants and a civilian were killed in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir, further escalating tensions in the restive region. More>>

EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

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The European Union says that its reaction will be "swift and adequate" if U.S. authorities conclude that European cars are a threat to national security and should be hit with punitive tariffs. More>>

EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

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U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria is receiving a mixed reaction, as nations pondered how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial. More>>

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

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A top adviser to President Donald Trump is indicating that Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove of his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mum on reports he nominated President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize. More>>

UK-based man charged with inciting attack in Germany

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A man living in northeast England has been charged under Britain's terrorism laws with attempting to incite a car, knife and bomb attack in Germany. More>>

India takes Pakistan to UN's highest court in spying case

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India has accused Pakistan of an "egregious" breach of the rights of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, in a case at the United Nations' highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals. More>>

'Taking their last breath': IS hides among Syrian civilians

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The U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the Islamic State in its last toehold in Syria says there are over 1,000 civilians trapped in the tiny area and that the militant group is preventing them from leaving. More>>

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

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Monday amid new tensions between the two countries over how to remember Polish behavior in the Holocaust. More>>

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

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A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. More>>

Iran pressures Europe to do more to save the nuclear deal

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Iran's foreign minister is blasting the United States' "unhealthy fixation" with his country and condemning the Trump administration's efforts to press European countries to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Tehran. More>>

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

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President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. More>>

Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria

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Syrian President Bashar Assad says only the Syrian army can protect groups in northern Syria. More>>

Libyans, to varying degrees, celebrate 2011 uprising

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Libyans are celebrating the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with the varying intensity of festivities underscoring the split between the country's east and west. More>>

The Latest: Qatari minister warns of remaining IS threat

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Iran's foreign minister says European nations need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States. More>>

UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

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Yemeni security officials say U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths has arrived in the capital, Sanaa, to discuss the "complex situation" in and around the key port city of Hodeida. More>>

Trump's national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress Video included

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President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build the wall ends one political problem for the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill, but launches another. More>>

Shanahan says he hasn't determined amount for border wall

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Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency at the border. More>>

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid Video included

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The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

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As India considers its response to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a 2016 military strike against Pakistan has urged caution. More>>

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling on China to join in international disarmament negotiations after the collapse of a Cold War-era treaty on nuclear weapons in Europe. More>>

The Latest: Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe

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Egypt's president has called on Western countries to boost efforts at tackling extremist ideology in online media and mosques. More>>

The Latest: Acting defense chief unsure on border money

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The acting secretary of defense says he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump's border wall project. More>>

US-backed Syria force says IS territorial defeat is near

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A commander with the U.S.-backed force in Syria says they are fighting members of the Islamic State group in a tiny area in Deir el-Zour province. More>>

Hezbollah leader blasts Trump over fight against IS

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The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group is blasting President Donald Trump for his expected declaration of victory against the Islamic State group in Syria. More>>

Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story

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US seeks ways to develop lithium-ion battery recycling to address global demand, potential shortages of materials for electric vehicle, phone batteries. More>>

Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

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The head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates over a suicide car bombing this week that killed 27 members of the elite organization. More>>

Nigeria delays election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'

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'Everybody suffers too much:' Nigeria heads to the polls as its president tries to hang on. More>>

AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact

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AP Interview: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai expresses fear that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan on Monday risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries. More>>

India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

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The death toll from a car bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir has climbed to 41 in the single deadliest attack in the divided region's volatile history. More>>

Europeans fire back at criticism from US over Iran

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More than 30 heads of state and government and 80 defense and foreign ministers are meeting in Munich for an annual security conference known for its frank exchanges and backroom diplomacy. More>>

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border Video included

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Congress has easily approved a border security compromise that will clear Congress and get President Donald Trump's signature. More>>

Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight Video included

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President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. More>>

US Vice President Mike Pence makes his first Auschwitz visit

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the memorial site of Auschwitz along with the Polish president. More>>

California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration Video included

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California's governor and attorney general and say they will sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

The Latest: Judiciary chair seeks hearing on emergency claim

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President Donald Trump plans to spend about $8 billion on border barriers, far more than Congress has given him for that purpose. More>>

Push on last IS enclave blunted by discovery of civilians

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A commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the Islamic State group in Syria says a final push on the last enclave held by the militants in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery that there are hundreds of civilians still left inside. More>>

The Latest: Germany criticizes Trump's go-it-alone approach

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The head of NATO says there's growing concern about China's increasing investment in critical infrastructure systems in countries around the world and that alliance nations need to address it together. More>>

US: Time to expand the international coalition against IS

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Top Pentagon official foresees growing international coalition fighting Islamic State group. More>>

Pompeo visits Iceland as US-EU rift on Iran grows

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Brussels for what are expected to be tense talks with the European Union's top diplomat. More>>

White House scrambles to find pots of money to use for wall Video included

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Even if President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. More>>

The Latest: Defense chief: UK steadfast on European security

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France's Europe minister is urging Britain to "hurry up" and decide whether it's leaving the European Union with or without a deal. More>>

Sexual violence rampant in South Sudan's Unity area, says UN

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The United Nations says that brutal sexual violence persists with "pervasive impunity" and a level of "premeditation" in South Sudan's northern region. More>>

Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the world 'can't achieve peace and security in the Middle East without confronting Iran'. More>>

IS militants cling to last square mile in eastern Syria

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US-backed Syrian forces clearing 2 villages in eastern Syria of remaining IS militants, arrest those trying to flee. More>>

Egypt lawmakers approve possible 3-decade rule by president

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Egyptian lawmakers overwhelmingly approve motion to extend president's term limits, which could see President el-Sissi staying in power until 2034. More>>

Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency Video included

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Congress is set to resolve a bruising brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion. More>>

The Latest: House passes border bill, sends to Trump's desk

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Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says he's praying that President Donald Trump will sign the border security deal into law to prevent a government shutdown. More>>

Trump administration sued over shift in asylum policy

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Civil liberties groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco to block the Trump administration from returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts. More>>

The Latest: Colombia leader urges China to back Maduro foes

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Venezuela's chief prosecutor says he's launched an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido's appointment of a transitional board of directors for the state oil company. More>>

Car bomb kills at least 33 Indian soldiers in Kashmir

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Security officials say at least 10 soldiers have been killed and 20 others wounded by a large explosion that struck a paramilitary convoy on a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir. More>>

The Latest: Russia says no 'value added' in Mideast meeting

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is calling for America's European allies to join it in withdrawing from the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal and stop efforts he said are designed to evade U.S. sanctions. More>>

Immigration spending pact has more than a border wall

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The immigration spending Congressional leaders on Thursday released details of a compromise on border and immigration enforcement that gives President Donald Trump just a sliver of the money he wanted for his border wall with Mexico. More>>

Shanahan: US will not unilaterally withdraw from Afghanistan

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NATO defense ministers are discussing the future of the alliance's operation in Afghanistan and how best to use its military presence to support political talks aimed at ending the conflict. More>>

Pentagon outlines its first artificial intelligence strategy

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The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values. More>>

Indicted US intelligence analyst once drew media across Iran

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Years before the charges against a former U.S. intelligence analyst became public, her journey into Iran became the subject of television segments and news articles. More>>

Trump still coy on border deal - but claims victory anyway Video included

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Trump says he's not expecting another government shutdown, a signal that he's leaning toward accepting a budget compromise. More>>

The Latest: Nigeria's leader vows protection for foreigners

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The Latest: Nigeria's opposition says there are over 1 million ghost voters on the national register head of Saturday's presidential election. More>>

Investigative group names possible UK poisoning suspect

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The Bellingcat investigative organization says it has established the identity of an alleged Russian military intelligence officer who was in Britain when a Russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. More>>

Kushner: Mideast peace plan expected after Israeli election

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President Donald Trump's senior Middle East adviser, son-in-law Jared Kushner, says the U.S. administration will unveil its much-awaited Mideast "Deal of the Century" after the Israeli elections on April 9. More>>

AP Interview: Envoy says Russia's clout in Afghanistan rises

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AP Interview: Putin's envoy says US 'completely failed' in Afghanistan, opening way for Moscow to expand its clout there. More>>

More than 1,200 killed in Mali last year, says report

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A political party in Mali that monitors security says more than 1,200 people died in violence last year. More>>

US says ex-intel official defected to Iran, revealed secrets

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A former counterintelligence agent with the U.S. Air Force has been accused of revealing classified information to Iran. More>>

Catalan ex-official testifies he is a 'political prisoner'

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A former Catalan official accused of leading a violent rebellion to create an independent state in northeastern Spain has told a court that he considers himself "a political prisoner" tried for his ideas. More>>

Activists: More than 200 IS fighters surrender in east Syria

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Iraq's prime minister says Baghdad will repatriate Iraqi members of the Islamic State group that are held by U.S.-backed Syrian fighters. More>>

Absent Iran takes center stage at Mideast talks in Poland Video included

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The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver. More>>

Suicide bomber targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guard kills 27

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State-run news agency in Iran is reporting a suicide bombing in the country's southeast has killed at least 20 elite Revolutionary Guard personnel and wounded 20. More>>

NATO chief says allies keen to avoid arms race with Russia

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is studying options to deal with what it insists are Russian violations of a key missile treaty but that it wants to avoid sparking any arms race. More>>

The Latest: Bargainers complete bipartisan border compromise Video included

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President Donald Trump says he and his aides will be "looking for land mines" when they review the final text of a border security agreement. More>>

FEMA head Brock Long, investigated over vehicle use, resigns

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The head of the federal disaster response agency is resigning, months after an investigation found he misused government vehicles to travel to his home in North Carolina. More>>

In House's Yemen vote, Congress reasserts war-making powers

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Asserting Congress' authority over war powers, the House is debating a resolution to force the Trump administration to withdraw U.S. troops from involvement in Yemen. More>>

Rights groups hail arrest of 3 Syrian torture suspects

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German authorities say they have arrested two suspected ex-members of Syria's secret police on suspicion of carrying out or aiding in crimes against humanity. More>>

DHS cyber leader says 2020 security preparations underway

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The director of Homeland Security's cybersecurity agency says officials are working to secure the 2020 election. More>>

No exit: El Chapo likely off to 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'

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A 2-time escapee from Mexican prisons, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will likely be sentenced to the ADX Supermax in Florence, Colorado, the most secure prison ever constructed in the United States. More>>

The Latest: Israeli leader hopes to rally Arabs against Iran

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Poland, starting a four-day visit to Europe in which he will take part in international conferences and visit the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz. More>>

Petal to metal: Rose inspections didn't stop during shutdown Video included

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Roses are red _ and bug-free _ after being inspected at Miami International Airport, where 90 percent of cut flowers imported into the U.S. every year are examined. More>>

The Latest: House OKs measure to pull troops from Yemen war

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The House has approved a resolution that would force the Trump administration to withdraw U.S. troops from involvement in the war in Yemen, a rebuke of the president's alliance with Saudi Arabia. More>>

UN court has jurisdiction to hear part of Iran-US dispute

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The United Nations' top court says it has jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States that seeks to claw back around $2 billion worth of frozen assets the U.S. Supreme Court awarded to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon. More>>

Nigeria's candidates mix peace pledge with election threats

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Nigeria's top candidates pledge a peaceful election amid heated accusations of rigging. More>>

Iran's supreme leader says any talks with US can only 'harm'

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Iran's supreme leader: Negotiations with US 'will bring nothing but ... harm' in remarks ahead of US-led summit. More>>

Parents of slain Bosnia student want to exhume his body

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The parents of a Bosnian student whose unresolved death has triggered months of anti-government protests say they want to exhume their son's body and move it out of the country. More>>

Egypt's Parliament to vote on extending president's term

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Egypt's Parliament convenes for key vote to allow President el-Sissi to stay in office after his second term expires. More>>

Thai party fighting for survival after princess's nomination

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The Thai political party that took the unprecedented and ultimately unsuccessful step of nominating a princess as its candidate for prime minister is fighting against moves to dissolve it. More>>

US, Poland launch Mideast conference despite uncertain aims

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The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver. More>>

China: No evidence Huawei a national security threat

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China says neither the U.S. nor its allies have come up with any conclusive evidence that Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei is a threat to their national security and. More>>

Trial of Catalan separatists begins in Madrid amid protests

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Protesters have blocked highways in Spain's northeastern Catalonia and some main thoroughfares in its regional capital, Barcelona, as the trial for separatist leaders over their failed secession bid in 2017 gets underway in the country's Supreme Court. More>>

Maduro challenger plans caravans for US aid to Venezuela

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Venezuela's opposition is calling supporters into the streets across the country in a campaign to break the military's support of embattled President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

May delay: UK PM asks lawmakers for more time on Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to urge lawmakers to "hold their nerve" as the she struggles to finalize a European Union divorce agreement. More>>

Trump not 'thrilled' with border deal but leaning toward it Video included

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Tentative budget agreement to keep government operating gives Trump far less money than he sought for border wall. More>>

Pentagon official assures Iraqis of limited US military role

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Top Pentagon official in Baghdad to consult with American commanders, Iraqi leaders on future US troop presence. More>>

California governor scales back high-speed train

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is preparing to deliver his first State of the State address a day after declaring he wouldn't participate in the Trump administration's "political theater" over border security. More>>

The Latest: Trump appears to be ready to accept budget deal Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says an emerging bipartisan border security deal is "good news" as Congress races to avert another shutdown by Friday's deadline. More>>

Anti-communist guerrilla who became Afghan president dies

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Sibghatullah Mujadidi, who was Afghanistan's first president following the ouster of the Soviet army and the collapse in 1992 of Kabul's pro-Communist government, dies at 93. More>>

US commander: North Korea hasn't slowed its nuclear program

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A top U.S. commander says he has not seen efforts by North Korea to curtail its nuclear weapons program. More>>

Trump may get parade after all, but don't call it a parade

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President Donald Trump is planning a new parade, possibly to replace a military procession he had ordered up for downtown Washington that was scuttled due to cost. More>>

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    (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, recording artist R. Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly, the R&B star who...(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, recording artist R. Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly, the R&B star who...
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    (Victor Hilitski/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Musician R. Kelly leaves his Chicago studio Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019, on his way to surrender to police. R&B star Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, ...(Victor Hilitski/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Musician R. Kelly leaves his Chicago studio Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019, on his way to surrender to police. R&B star Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, ...
    (Victor Hilitski/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Musician R. Kelly leaves his Chicago studio Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019, on his way to surrender to police. R&B star Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, ...(Victor Hilitski/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Musician R. Kelly leaves his Chicago studio Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019, on his way to surrender to police. R&B star Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, ...
    R. Kelly has arrived at a Chicago court hearing where a judge will decide bond in the sexual abuse case against the R&B singer.More >>
    R. Kelly has arrived at a Chicago court hearing where a judge will decide bond in the sexual abuse case against the R&B singer.More >>
  • Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

    Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

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    (Jared Higginbotham/WBZ-TV, Boston via AP). A small plane is seen resting on its nose following a crash and fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.  Massachusetts State Police confirmed that two people died ...(Jared Higginbotham/WBZ-TV, Boston via AP). A small plane is seen resting on its nose following a crash and fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Massachusetts State Police confirmed that two people died ...
    (Jared Higginbotham/WBZ-TV, Boston via AP). A small plane is seen resting on its nose following a crash and fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.  Massachusetts State Police confirmed that two people died ...(Jared Higginbotham/WBZ-TV, Boston via AP). A small plane is seen resting on its nose following a crash and fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport in Mansfield, Mass., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Massachusetts State Police confirmed that two people died ...
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