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Xi greets AU leaders on summit

[2017-07-04 07:25]

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a message of congratulations to African countries and peoples on the convening of the 29th African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

18 feared dead in fiery bus crash

[2017-07-04 07:25]

MUNICH - Eighteen people are feared dead after a bus carrying a group of German senior citizens crashed into a truck on a highway in Bavaria on Monday and burst into flames, police said.

Qatar given 48 hours to accept demands

[2017-07-04 07:25]

DOHA - A group of Arab nations on Monday extended a deadline for Qatar to respond to their list of demands in a diplomatic crisis roiling the Gulf by 48 hours, saying Kuwait's emir requested the delay as part of his efforts to mediate the dispute.

Modi set to become first Indian prime minister to visit Israel

[2017-07-04 07:25]

NEW DELHI/TEL AVIV - Narendra Modi would become the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel when he arrives on Tuesday, the result of growing ties that have led to billions of dollars in defense deals.

Qatar set to reject list of demands

[2017-07-03 07:01]

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar faces possible further sanctions by Arab states that have severed ties with Doha over allegations of links to terrorism, as a deadline to accept a series of demands is expected to expire on Sunday night with no signs of the crisis ending.

Europe pays tribute to Kohl, 'a giant' of postwar history

[2017-07-03 07:01]

SPEYER, Germany - European leaders joined former US president Bill Clinton on Saturday to pay tribute to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, who oversaw the German reunification and the end of the Cold War.

Tokyo votes in test for embattled Abe

[2017-07-03 07:01]

TOKYO - Tokyo residents went to the polls on Sunday in a big test for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose ruling Liberal Democratic Party is facing a powerful challenge from the city's popular governor for control of the local assembly.

Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

[2017-07-03 07:01]

BAMAKO, Mali - French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Mali on Sunday to boost Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, with France urging greater support for the Sahel region amid mounting insecurity.

UN urges Europe to help with migrants

[2017-07-03 07:01]

GENEVA - The UN refugee agency is heaping pressure on Europe to help Italy defuse the "unfolding tragedy" of tens of thousands migrants flooding its shores.

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday

[2017-07-03 07:01]

OTTAWA - Canada's long-anticipated 150th birthday celebrations on Saturday were marked by heavy rains and some protests, though the downpour failed to dampen spirits of revelers who thronged in large numbers to enjoy musical performances and parades.

Car bombs rock Damascus, 20 killed

[2017-07-03 07:01]

DAMASCUS, Syria - A series of car bomb explosions, including a suicide attacker who blew himself up after being surrounded by security forces, rocked the Syrian capital on Sunday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 30 more, state TV reported.

Trump travel ban to take partial effect after ruling

[2017-06-30 10:16]

WASHINGTON - The US government has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims.

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