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May 02, 2017 - 9:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Top health officials from the 20 leading and emerging economies are planning to simulate their response to a possible global disease outbreak. A memo on the May 19-20 summit in Berlin states the meeting will include a four-hour "tabletop exercise" involving ministers and...
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May 02, 2017 - 9:00 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Bondholders filed to sue Puerto Rico on Tuesday in the first legal challenge that hit the U.S. territory after a freeze on litigation that protected it from lawsuits expired amid a deep economic crisis. A group representing those who bought a portion of the $16 billion...
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This undated image posted online Monday, May. 1, 2017, by supporters of the Islamic State militant group on an anonymous photo sharing website, purports to show an Islamic State fighter firing his weapon during clashes with U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Kurdish activists said Tuesday, May 2, 2017, that a surprise attack in northeastern Syria carried out by IS has killed over 20 people, including displaced civilians. Arabic banner reads, "Targeting gatherings of the infidel PKK with automatic weapons north of the province." (Militant Photo via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 8:30 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants staged a surprise attack early Tuesday in northeastern Syria, killing at least 30 people, most of them civilians who had fled fighting in areas of Syria and Iraq held by the extremist group, a Kurdish spokesman and Syrian activists said. The pre-dawn attack...
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A U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, is installed at a golf course in Seongju, South Korea, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The contentious U.S. anti-missile system in southeastern South Korea is now operating and can now defend against North Korean missiles, a South Korean official said Tuesday. (Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 8:27 am
BANGKOK (AP) — In one corner: the unpredictable dictator, the third-generation family ruler whose nation has a seven-decade reputation of being erratic, quick to take umbrage and insistent that it is powerful enough to upend the planet. In the other corner: a sandpaper-tongued American president...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel talk during their meeting at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 8:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to his Black Sea residence on Tuesday for talks expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in eastern Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. Germany and Russia are at odds over both conflicts, but Putin has...
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A worker carries a cardboard box in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.7 percent, helped by a weaker yen, as shares were mostly higher in Asia early Tuesday after an upbeat day on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
May 02, 2017 - 8:20 am
LONDON (AP) — European stock markets pushed higher Tuesday following a long weekend after Greece reached a deal with creditors that will stave off the country's bankruptcy. Asian shares had struggled earlier following the release of weaker-than-expected China manufacturing data. KEEPING SCORE:...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel shake hands prior to their talks at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
May 02, 2017 - 7:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he hopes they will discuss the unresolved conflict in eastern Ukraine and the civil...
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May 02, 2017 - 7:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Munich has rejected a woman's legal bid to obtain the name of a man she spent three nights in a hotel with seven years ago. The woman gave birth to a son nine months after the encounter in Halle, eastern Germany, and sought to force the hotel to reveal her lover's full...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived to a ceremony to rejoin the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Erdogan is to rejoin the Islamic-rooted party he co-founded in a ceremony on Tuesday, following his narrow victory in a referendum that expands the powers of the president's office. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
May 02, 2017 - 7:35 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Tuesday rejoined the ruling party he co-founded in a step on his path toward solidifying his grip on power, following his narrow victory in last month's referendum boosting the presidential office. Most of the constitutional changes ushering in a...
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May 02, 2017 - 7:17 am
MOSCOW (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin expected to focus on the unresolved conflict in Ukraine and the civil war in Syria. Merkel traveled to the Black Sea city of Sochi on Tuesday for a one-day visit. It is her first trip to...
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