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Volunteers rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, May 12, 2017. The deputy leader of Pakistan's Senate escaped an assassination attempt on Friday that killed many people and wounded dozens more, said government officials. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
May 12, 2017 - 8:55 am
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The deputy leader of Pakistan's Senate escaped an assassination attempt on Friday when a suicide bomber targeted his convoy in the country's southwestern Baluchistan province, killing 25 people and wounding dozens more, government officials said. The Islamic State took...
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May 12, 2017 - 8:53 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the attack in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The Islamic State group says that it carried out the deadly attack on Pakistan's deputy Senate leader in the country's southwestern Baluchistan province. The claim of...
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A woman pushes her shopping cart past a display of domestically produced Chinese beef at a supermarket in Beijing, Friday, May 12, 2017. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 12, 2017 - 6:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — A new China-U.S. trade deal will help sate the growing Chinese appetite for beef and allow more natural gas imports to fuel the country's expanding economy, but it steers clear of bigger issues that would have more substantial impact on the U.S. trade deficit. The agreement announced...
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Italian policeman inspect the site where an explosive device blasted off near a post office in Rome, Friday, May 12, 2017. The blast occurred in the morning during business hours in the parking area near a side entrance to the post office caused no injuries but damaged a vehicle. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 6:50 am
ROME (AP) — A rudimentary explosive device exploded between parked vehicles outside a post office in Rome on Friday, causing no injuries but damaging a car, police said. A preliminary investigation indicated that the blast likely was "a demonstrative act, showing that it could be done," but...
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May 12, 2017 - 6:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has ordered Hyundai and Kia to recall 240,000 vehicles for five types of defects initially raised by a whistleblower. The Transport Ministry said Friday it also asked prosecutors to investigate if South Korea's largest auto group intentionally covered up the...
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In this undated photo released Thursday, May 11, 2017, by Hawar News, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows fighters from the Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces, patrolling on a street in Tabqa, northern Syria. Syrian Kurdish-led forces say they are carrying out mine-clearing operations at the country's largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. Concerns were raised earlier this year that the dam could be damaged in the fighting or degraded by lack of maintenance, or that the extremists might sabotage it to flood the surrounding areas. (Hawar News Agency, via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 6:48 am
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters say they expect to push on and capture the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria this summer, after receiving heavy weapons from the U.S. military. The force — known as Syrian Democratic Forces — has been buoyed following...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a joint press conference as part of a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 12, 2017 - 6:12 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French President-elect Emmanuel Macron (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The German government says new French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday. Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said Friday that the chancellor will receive...
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In this May 11, 2017 photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center left, and his wife Peng Liyuan arrive for a welcome ceremony for Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping’s stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort envisioning a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. The “Belt and Road Forum” opening Sunday, May 14 is the latest in a series of high-profile appearances aimed at projecting Xi’s influence on the global stage ahead of a key congress of the ruling Communist Party later this year. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 12, 2017 - 6:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. The Belt and Road Forum opening Sunday is the...
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In this Thursday, May 11, 2017 photo Sarah Philipp, a regional lawmaker for the Social Democratic Party, hands out red carnations to women at a market in Duisburg-Bissingheim, western Germany, ahead of Sunday's election in North Rhine-Westphalia state. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)
May 12, 2017 - 5:23 am
DUISBURG, Germany (AP) — Sarah Philipp is handing out red carnations to women browsing the lingerie stall at a quiet street market in Duisburg, adding a bright dash of color to the otherwise gray surroundings. The 34-year-old is hoping to defend her seat at Sunday's election for the regional...
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United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, smiles as he takes a walk in the Puglian town of Bari, southern Italy, which is hosting a G7 of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 12, 2017 - 5:19 am
BARI, Italy (AP) — Top finance officials from seven advanced economies have gathered to hear more about U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies on taxation and trade as well as to look for ways to promote growth, combat terrorist financing and stop tax avoidance by major corporations. The...
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