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Poland and Israel have taken a step toward normalizing diplomatic ties, the Polish president said Tuesday, as the Israeli ambassador officially presented his credentials in Warsaw. President Andrzej Duda tweeted that he and Israeli President Issac Herzog have “agreed that it’s time to return to normal relations.” He said the […]

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The Pentagon said Tuesday that it killed a leader of the Islamic State in Syria in a drone strike. U.S. Central Command said in a news release that Maher al-Agal was killed Tuesday and an unidentified senior official in the Islamic State was seriously injured. The Pentagon says there were […]

By Stephanie Taylor
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The Ukrainian government is calling on Canada to reconsider its decision to allow the delivery of turbines from a Russia-Europe natural gas pipeline to Germany, saying it sets a “dangerous precedent” when it comes to sanctions against the Russian regime. Natural Services Canada Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced on social media […]

By Mari Yamaguchi
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TOKYO (AP) – Days after his assassination, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party vowed to use its sizable victory in a parliamentary election to achieve his unfinished goals, including strengthening the military and revising the country’s pacifist, postwar constitution. The governing Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner […]

By Jill Lawless
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LONDON (AP) – Candidates to replace Boris Johnson as Britain’s prime minister are scattering tax-cutting promises to their Conservative Party electorate, as party officials prepare Monday to quickly narrow the crowded field of almost a dozen candidates. Little-known junior minister Rehman Chishti became the 11th candidate to declare he wanted […]

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Here is the full text of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation speech, delivered Thursday outside 10 Downing St: “It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore a new prime minister. “And I’ve agreed with […]

By Maria Grazia Murru And Oleksandr Stashevskyi
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Foreign analysts say Russia may be temporarily easing its offensive in eastern Ukraine as the Russian military attempts to reassemble its forces for a significant – and what it hopes could prove decisive – offensive to conquer the neighboring country. On Wednesday, Russian forces made no claimed or assessed territorial […]

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A humanitarian flight carrying 230 Ukrainian citizens arrived in Regina on Monday evening, accompanied by a woman whose photo 50 years ago came to symbolize the horrors of another war. A Saskatchewan government spokesman confirmed Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the girl in the famous 1972 Vietnam napalm attack photo, was […]

By Michael Tarm, Kathleen Foody And Roger Schneider
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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) A shooter fired on an Independence Day parade from a rooftop in suburban Chicago, spraying the crowd with gunshots initially mistaken for fireworks before hundreds of panicked revelers of all ages fled in terror. At least six people were killed and at least 30 wounded. An […]

By Joseph Wilson
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Spain is increasing military spending as it works toward meeting a NATO commitment by dedicating 2% of gross domestic product to defense, the Spanish government said Tuesday. Cabinet members approved a one-off expenditure of almost 1 billion euros ($1 billion) for Spain’s Defense Ministry that the […]