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27 EU nations vow unity on U.K. exit talks

Dealing ‘firmly’ with Britain’s demands is main negotiating strategy, bloc says

Subscriber onlyBRUSSELS -- European Union leaders vowed Saturday to stand shoulder to shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with the United Kingdom and warned that demands from British Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly." Continue reading...

To be mobile in Mosul

Amid west-side strife, bicycles the way to go

Subscriber onlyMOSUL, Iraq -- Biking through the rubble-choked streets of this besieged city's west side, Mohammed Kamal Mahmoud paused to explain his family's criteria for venturing out aboard its battered, mud-caked, three-speed bicycle. Continue reading...

Philippines backs off sea-feud win

At Asia summit, arbitration ruling against China not raised

Subscriber onlyMANILA, Philippines -- Southeast Asian leaders ended their annual summit in Manila on Saturday without any sign that host Philippines raised its crucial arbitration victory against China over disputed South China Sea territories. Continue reading...

Pontiff holds Mass, comforts Christians in Egypt

Subscriber onlyCAIRO -- Pope Francis concluded a brief visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians in the Muslim-majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants. Continue reading...

France's Macron hunts rural votes; Le Pen allies with ex-foe

Subscriber onlyUSSEAU, France -- French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France, where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, was making inroads among rural residents who feel left behind. Continue reading...

Long pro-government, poorer Venezuelans joining protests

Subscriber onlyCARACAS, Venezuela -- As Venezuela's bloody, volatile month-old protest movement hardens into a prolonged standoff between demonstrators and the government, the loyalties of poorer Venezuelans have become a swing factor in determining how President Nicolas Maduro will fare. Continue reading...

Nerves on edge at Syria-Turkey line

More U.S. troops join Kurdish forces, aggravating Ankara

Subscriber onlyISTANBUL -- Tensions rose Saturday along the Turkish-Syrian border as both Turkey and the U.S. moved armored vehicles to the region and Turkey's leader once again demanded that the United States stop supporting the Syrian Kurdish militants there. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyBlast near Mosul kills U.S. serviceman Continue reading...

U.S. to U.N.: Boost N. Korea sanctions

Subscriber onlySecretary of State Rex Tillerson called Friday for new economic sanctions on North Korea and other "painful" measures over its nuclear weapons program, as the Trump administration warned that it would take military action if diplomacy fails. Continue reading...

Pope urges Egypt imams to preach peace

Subscriber onlyPope Francis urged Egypt's leading imams on Friday to teach their students to reject violence in God's name and preach messages of peace and tolerance instead, forging ahead with a delicate visit to the Arab world's most populous country after a spate of deadly Islamic militant attacks against Christians. Continue reading...

Yellow fever vaccine supply dwindling rapidly, CDC says

U.S. agencies work to offer unlicensed French alternative

Subscriber onlyU.S. health officials on Friday warned of a new complication in the fight to contain mosquito-borne viruses spreading around the world: The country's supply of yellow fever vaccine is dwindling and will likely be completely gone by this summer -- with no way to make more because of a manufacturing problem. Continue reading...

Vote in Montenegro backs joining NATO

Pro-Russia lawmakers boycott session

Subscriber onlyMontenegro's Parliament on Friday supported the Balkan country's membership in NATO in a historic turn toward the West despite protests by Russia and the pro-Russia opposition. Continue reading...

Family joins Syrian who sued over ban

Subscriber onlyAn attorney for a Syrian man living in Wisconsin who sued over President Donald Trump’s travel bans said Friday that the man has been reunited with his wife and young daughter after three years. Continue reading...

Army looks into killing of 2 Rangers

Afghan-raid probe to see whether friendly fire to blame

Subscriber onlyThe Army has launched an investigation into the deaths of two elite Army Rangers in Afghanistan early Thursday, saying they may have been killed in a friendly-fire incident during a three-hour firefight with Islamic State militants. Continue reading...

S. Korea: Won't redo U.S. trade deal

Trump’s call to pay $1B for missile-defense system also met with resistance

Subscriber onlyContradicting U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korea said Friday that it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. or to pay for the U.S. missile-defense system being deployed on its territory. Continue reading...

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