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Comey: FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans

Comey: FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans

The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers during...

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Italian police question witnesses in deadly disco stampede

Italian police question witnesses in deadly disco stampede

ROME (AP) — Italian police are questioning more witnesses to find who sprayed an irritant, triggering a deadly stampede in an overcrowded disco in a town near the Adriatic port of Ancona. Police Col. Cristian Carrozza of the Ancona Carabinieri on Sunday declined to confirm Italian...

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Australia urges Thailand to release refugee Bahrain footballer

Australia urges Thailand to release refugee Bahrain footballer

Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged Thai authorities Sunday to release a footballer who holds a refugee status in Australia and who has been detained in Bangkok since late November. Hakeem al-Araibi, a former member of Bahrain's national soccer team who has been critical...

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U.S. wants to continue support for Arab coalition in Yemen

U.S. wants to continue support for Arab coalition in Yemen

The United States wants to continue support to the Arab coalition in Yemen's war and will remain engaged in efforts to combat Iranian influence and Islamist militancy in the Arab state, a State Department official said Sunday. Since the Oct 2. murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal...

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Iran arrests 10 suspects in suicide bombing that killed two

Iran arrests 10 suspects in suicide bombing that killed two

Iranian security forces have detained 10 people suspected of links to a suicide car bomb attack this week that killed at least two policemen, police chief Hossein Ashtari said Sunday. "Good clues have been obtained and hopefully with the public's cooperation ... we will get to the main...

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 Egypt lawyer files case to change president's 2-term limit

Egypt lawyer files case to change president's 2-term limit

An Egyptian lawyer says he and others have filed a court case to force the parliament to start a debate on amending a constitutional clause that bars President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi from running for a third term in 2022. Ayman Abdel-Hakim Ramadan told The Associated Press Saturday that a...

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Pakistan: 6 wounded in blast in religious gathering

Pakistan: 6 wounded in blast in religious gathering

At least six people were wounded in an explosion during a religious gathering in southern port city of Karachi, local media reported on Sunday. The blast took place at a milad gathering organized by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of Karachi late...

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Report details extent of Kushner, bin Salman friendship

Report details extent of Kushner, bin Salman friendship

The reason why the U.S. has become so close to Saudi Arabia is due to the friendship cultivated between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jared Kushner, The New York Times said Saturday. "The relationship between Jared Kushner and Mohammed bin Salman constitutes the foundation of the...

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All eyes on Macron after fresh 'yellow vest' protests hit Paris

All eyes on Macron after fresh 'yellow vest' protests hit Paris

A huge clean-up operation was under way in Paris on Sunday after French "yellow vest" demonstrators clashed with riot police in the latest round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron. Protesters set fire to cars, burned barricades and smashed windows in pockets of violence...

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'Green vests': Paris climate marchers spot overlap with 'yellow' comrades

'Green vests': Paris climate marchers spot overlap with 'yellow' comrades

Several thousand people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday in a “March for the Climate” largely overshadowed by violent clashes taking place elsewhere in the French capital. “Yellow vests, green vests, we are all angry”, the Paris crowd chanted. An effort to raise the alarm about...

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Qatari Emir not to join Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

Qatari Emir not to join Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

The Qatari emir will not join a Gulf summit to be held in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, a Qatari official told Anadolu Agency late Saturday. The official, who asked not to be named, said that Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani won't be in the 39th Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Saudi Arabia...

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Police kill two suspects in November attack on Christians: Egypt

Police kill two suspects in November attack on Christians: Egypt

Egyptian police killed two gunmen who carried out last month's attack on a bus carrying Christians in Minya governorate to the south of Cairo, the interior ministry said Saturday. Police, helped by the military, found the gunmen in Assiut governorate, which lies to the south of Minya,...

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Jerusalem Palestinian family forced to demolish house

Jerusalem Palestinian family forced to demolish house

Israeli authorities on Saturday forced a Palestinian family to demolish its own house in occupied East Jerusalem, the family members told Anadolu Agency. Israel had issued an order to demolish the two-apartment house in the Silwan neighborhood, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque....

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Prosecutors have found no evidence of Russia collusion: Trump

Prosecutors have found no evidence of Russia collusion: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday prosecutors had found no evidence of collusion with Russia despite a lengthy and costly investigation into allegations of Russian interference in his 2016 presidential election campaign. A day after U.S. prosecutors detailed a previously unknown...

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Turkey displays ancient mosaics returned from US

Turkey displays ancient mosaics returned from US

Turkey has put on display Roman-era mosaics that were part of a U.S. university's art collection and were returned to the country more than half a century after looters smuggled them out. At a ceremony on Saturday, Culture Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy thanked Ohio's Bowling Green State...

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New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murdered

New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murdered

New Zealand police said Saturday that they believe a 22-year-old British tourist who has been missing for a week was murdered, and they will lay charges against a man they detained earlier in the day for questioning. Grace Millane was on a planned yearlong trip abroad that began in...

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Paris police fire tear gas on protesters

Paris police fire tear gas on protesters

Paris police have fired tear gas on a group of yellow-vested protesters trying to march on the French presidential palace and are pushing them back with shields. Crowds of protesters first tried to march down the Champs-Elysees avenue toward the Elysee palace but were prevented by rows...

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Rouhani warns weakened Iran less able to fight trafficking

Rouhani warns weakened Iran less able to fight trafficking

President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday warned Western countries that they will face a massive influx of drugs if Iran becomes weakened by U.S. sanctions. Rouhani spoke in Tehran at a six-nation conference on fighting terrorism attended by parliament speakers of Afghanistan, Iran,...

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