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Putin hopes for democratic end to Macedonia political crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow hopes for a democratic settlement of Macedonia's political situation. Putin made the statement Wednesday at the start of his talks with Macedonian President Gjorge … Click to Continue »

Pakistan executes 2 Taliban over links to 2014 school attack

Pakistan's military says prison authorities have executed two members of the Pakistani Taliban over their involvement in a 2014 school attack that killed 150 people, mostly schoolchildren. The military says … Click to Continue »

President Trump and Pope Francis meet at the Vatican

President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. In a statement, the Vatican said the two sides agreed on their "joint commitment in favor of life and freedom of worship and conscience." It said talks also covered promoting peace through dialogue with people of other faiths. … Click to Continue »

Activists: Fighting, airstrikes target southern Syrian city

Syrian government forces battling insurgents carried out a series of airstrikes on Wednesday on a city in southern Syria that has been declared a safe zone under a recent Russia-sponsored … Click to Continue »

US ambassador to UN hails Turkish school for Syria refugees

The U.S ambassador to the United Nations is in Turkey at the ribbon-cutting for a new U.S.-funded school, and Nikki Haley says the American people are thankful the U.S. ally … Click to Continue »

UK school confirms student, 15, killed in Manchester blast

The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what's known about them so … Click to Continue »

Police: 2 killed in crash in central NY were husband, wife

Authorities say the two people killed in a one-car accident on a rural central New York road earlier this week were a husband and wife. The Madison County Sheriff's Office … Click to Continue »

Iran, Spanish company sign $615 million deal for oil pipes

Iran has signed a deal worth $615 million — or euros 550 million — with a Spanish-Iranian consortium under which the group will provide pipes used in Iran's oil industry. … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers work through the night on state budget

Looks like the Minnesota Legislature will need yet another extension to finish its budget in a special session. Lawmakers are still working Wednesday morning after meeting through the night on … Click to Continue »

UN envoy: aim for final Cyprus summit deal by week's end

The United Nations envoy to Cyprus says he's working to get the rival leaders of the ethnically divided island nation to agree by the end of the week on holding … Click to Continue »

Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding

Kansas lawmakers are preparing to consider a new plan for raising taxes to fix the state budget and another measure that would boost spending on public schools. The House was … Click to Continue »

Nepal's prime minister announces resignation

Nepal's prime minister has announced his resignation so the leader of his coalition partner party can succeed him, in line with an agreement made between the two parties. Pushpa Kamal … Click to Continue »

NATO chief welcomes increased US defense spending in Europe

NATO's chief is welcoming a defense spending boost in the new U.S. budget and says it's a sign of Washington's support for security in Europe. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said … Click to Continue »

Pope Francis jokes with Trump family. Presses the environment.

After visits with the Muslims and Jews, President Donald Trump took on perhaps his toughest audience yet: the Catholics. Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican Wednesday on the third … Click to Continue »

Longtime Trump attorney set to aid president amid probe

President Donald Trump has retained his longtime attorney Marc Kasowitz as part of a still-forming outside legal team that will represent him in the investigation into Russian interference in the … Click to Continue »

Danes ponder license for jet skis after fatal crash

Denmark's government wants to introduce a license for riding jet skis after two American students were killed in a crash earlier this month in Copenhagen's harbor. Justice Minister Soeren Pape … Click to Continue »

Committee votes against statewide teacher contract bill

A key legislative committee has voted against a bill to create a uniform teacher contract across Maine. The Portland Press Herald reports ( ) the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee … Click to Continue »

Business leaders gather for cybersecurity summit in Columbia

Business leaders are gathering in South Carolina to learn more about how to keep their companies safe from cyber threats. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is holding a daylong cybersecurity … Click to Continue »

New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue'

The new head of the World Health Organization doesn't believe the Trump administration's calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a "closed issue." Tedros … Click to Continue »

Turkey orders 139 detained for suspected links to cleric

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have issued detention warrants for 139 public employees who are suspected of links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of orchestrating last … Click to Continue »

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