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April 29, 2017 - 12:11 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said its troops and allied fighters repelled Saturday an attack by the Islamic State group on a strategic area held by the government in southern Aleppo province. The attack took place in Khanaser, southeast Aleppo — a strategic region that links Aleppo with central...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gestures as he delivers a speech at a conference in Istanbul, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Erdogan on Saturday repeated his call to the U.S. to cease its support of Syria's Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey views as a prescribed terror organisation. (Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)
April 29, 2017 - 11:27 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's leader on Saturday urged the United States to stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants as local media reported the Turkish military has moved armored vehicles and personnel carriers to a base near the Syrian border. The relocation comes a day after U.S. troops were seen...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring his side's second goal against Argentina during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Brazil’s national soccer team is the first to qualify for next year’s World Cup. Despite the success, the sporting scene at home is littered with bribes and corruption linked to the World Cup and last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
April 29, 2017 - 11:25 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil and superstar Neymar were the first to qualify for next year's World Cup, save for Russia which gets an automatic berth as the host. Winning a record sixth World Cup might help some forget the humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany three years ago in the World Cup semifinals...
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 29, 2017 - 11:09 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local): 5 p.m. Pope Francis has left Egypt at the end of a historic, two-day visit defined by calls for Christian-Muslim unity against religious militancy. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi saw the Catholic pontiff off at Cairo...
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European Council President Donald Tusk speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Saturday, April 29, 2017. EU Council President Donald Tusk says that Britain will face a united bloc of 27 EU nations in the two years of divorce negotiations and said the welfare of citizens and families living in each other's nations will be the priority once the talks start. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 29, 2017 - 11:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) ___ 5:05 p.m. Even before the European Union and Britain kick off their divorce negotiations, there is already a fight between the two that could affect the talks. EU Commission President...
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European Council President Donald Tusk speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Saturday, April 29, 2017. EU Council President Donald Tusk says that Britain will face a united bloc of 27 EU nations in the two years of divorce negotiations and said the welfare of citizens and families living in each other's nations will be the priority once the talks start. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 29, 2017 - 10:56 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) ___ 4:55 p.m. Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen says the 27 European Union countries will decide in June on a series of guidelines for the two London-based EU agencies — the...
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European Council President Donald Tusk speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Saturday, April 29, 2017. EU Council President Donald Tusk says that Britain will face a united bloc of 27 EU nations in the two years of divorce negotiations and said the welfare of citizens and families living in each other's nations will be the priority once the talks start. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 29, 2017 - 10:27 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) 4:20 p.m. European Union leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker will seek a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the sidelines of the May 25 NATO summit. German...
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Knights of Malta garbed in black robes walk in procession before the election of the new Grand Master, at the order’s Villa Magistrale on Rome’s Aventine Hill ahead of the secret balloting on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The ancient Knights of Malta religious order are voting for a new leader after the old one was effectively ousted by Pope Francis. Setting the stage for drama, the former grand master has traveled to Rome for the election, in defiance of the pope. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 29, 2017 - 10:21 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The ancient Knights of Malta religious order on Saturday elected a temporary leader during a period of reform after the last grand master was effectively ousted by Pope Francis. The secret ballot by 56 knights eligible to vote means the order will continue a period of Vatican-...
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Policemen detain a participant of an unauthorised rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, April 29, 2017. A poster reads 'Putin, you can retire!'. A few dozens protesters were detained by police in St. Petersburg during a protests called for by the opposition movement Open Russia to oppose president Putin's run for the 2018 presidential elections in Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
April 29, 2017 - 10:15 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Under the slogan "I'm fed up," demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg and elsewhere. The centerpiece rally in Moscow went peacefully, despite being unsanctioned by authorities...
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic visit to the Arab and Muslim majority nation aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 29, 2017 - 10:00 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local): 4 p.m. Pope Francis is telling Egypt's Catholic priests to stop complaining about the challenges they face and instead work for harmony and dialogue. Francis met with priests, nuns and seminarians at the Roman Catholic...
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