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Trump call for keeping refugees close to home angers Lebanon

President Donald Trump's suggestion that refugees be resettled closer to home instead of brought to the United States has angered many in Lebanon, a tiny country hosting more than 1.5 … Click to Continue »

Georgia promoter sentenced on drug charges in Alabama

A federal judge in Alabama has sentenced a Georgia concert promoter to more than 10 years in prison on drug charges. Authorities say 40-year-old Woodie Louis Ochle of Atlanta distributed … Click to Continue »

Houston-area police fatally shoot man armed with rifle

Police near Houston have shot and killed a man who they say had repeatedly fired "an assault-type rifle" and then was seen by neighbors walking up and down their residential … Click to Continue »

Tarps covering Confederate statues are being ripped down

Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, are trying to stop people from ripping down tarps that cover statues of Confederate generals. The Daily Progress reported Tuesday that the city has placed plastic … Click to Continue »

South Dakota lawmaker apologizes for Facebook post

A Republican South Dakota legislator under fire for a Facebook post has apologized and called her actions a "lack of judgment." Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme … Click to Continue »

Philippine troops kill 9 communist rebels in village clash

Philippine military officials say nine communist guerrillas have been killed in a clash with troops, and a government militiaman was abducted by rebels in the latest flare-ups in the decades-long … Click to Continue »

Rochester settles police bias case for $1 million

The city of Rochester will pay a police officer $1 million to settle a discrimination and retaliation claim. Lt. Elisa Umpierre filed the claim saying she was suspended for comments … Click to Continue »

The Latest: UN head opens signing for 1st nuclear ban treaty

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons is ready for countries to sign at the United Nations. It's … Click to Continue »

Brussels exhibit tackles Islam in city scarred by terror

For months after the Brussels extremist attacks of 2016 it seemed an exhibition on Islam's legacy in Europe might never open in the city. At first, the creators and city … Click to Continue »

Borough delays decision couple's pet pot-bellied pig

A Pennsylvania borough has delayed a decision on whether a newly married couple can keep their pet pot-bellied pig. Leechburg Council voted Tuesday to delay a decision on the pig … Click to Continue »

Germany: Syrian refugee jailed over UN observer's abduction

A German court has convicted a Syrian refugee of being an accessory to a war crime against humanitarian operations over his participation in the 2013 kidnapping of a United Nations … Click to Continue »

China-Singapore relations warm during Lee's visit

Relations between China and Singapore, which have suffered a series of "hiccups," are officially warming up with the visit to China of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Chinese President … Click to Continue »

Danes charge 2 men with joining radical Islamic groups

Danish prosecutors say two men, including a Finnish national, have been charged with violating Denmark's terrorist laws by traveling to Syria and Somalia to receive weapons training and join extremist … Click to Continue »

Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests

The captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges, further complicating efforts to contain the oil … Click to Continue »

Billy Bush separating from wife after nearly 20 years

Former "Access Hollywood" and "Today" show personality Billy Bush has separated from wife Sydney Davis after nearly 20 years of marriage. Jill Fritzo, Bush's publicist, says in a statement that … Click to Continue »

EU hails entry into force of Canada trade pact

The European Union is celebrating the entry into force of a major trade agreement with Canada as a boost for multilateralism at a time when the United States is looking … Click to Continue »

APNewsBreak: US to give $32M for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees

The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the … Click to Continue »

China announces trade secrets crackdown to assure investors

China has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump. … Click to Continue »

Patten urges China not to see Hong Kongers as dissidents

Hong Kong's last British governor urged Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday not to treat the city's residents like dissidents. Chris Patten's comments came amid flaring tensions over calls for … Click to Continue »

Palestinian rights groups hand dossier on Israel to court

Palestinian human rights lawyers have handed a 700-page dossier to the International Criminal Court, alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for crimes including apartheid and persecution in the occupied West … Click to Continue »

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