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Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanes

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Chinese president arrives for Africa visit as US interest under Trump wanes. More>>

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Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

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Gaza's militant Hamas rulers say they have accepted a cease-fire ending an Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead. More>>

Fiat Chrysler board meets in light of CEO's surgery

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The boards of Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari and CNH Industrial meet after CEO Sergio Marchionne's surgery. More>>

Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater

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Kazakh media says authorities detained one suspect in the killing of Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten and are searching for another. More>>

Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine

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Russia's ambassador to the U.S. says Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump should continue to have direct contact after their summit this week, despite U.S. concern about what they decided behind closed doors. More>>

Macau takes in 533 dogs after Asia's only race track shuts

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Macau authorities have taken in more than 500 greyhounds abandoned upon the closure Saturday of Asia's only legal dog-racing track. More>>

Astronaut drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays duet from space

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Kraftwerk fans can expect to hear some otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart on Friday. More>>

EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

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Swedish prime minister says the government is ready to take all necessary means to put out the dozens of raging wildfires across with international help from several European nations in what are described as Sweden's most serious wildfires in decades. More>>

New evacuations in southwest Syria as offensive continues

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Activists and Syrian media says a new group of rebels and their families are evacuated from the country's southwest where the government has gained new ground in its ongoing offensive. More>>

Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed's independence

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. More>>

French investigators raid home of Macron's bodyguard

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Paris prosecutor's office says that investigators have raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides, who was caught on camera beating a protester in May. More>>

UK PM May and her Brexit vision get little sympathy from EU

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is in Northern Ireland promoting her latest Brexit plan. More>>

Japan's Abe: US auto tariffs will cost US jobs, harm economy

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned the U.S that higher tariff on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America's jobs and economy but also devastate the global economy. More>>

Body of woman who died likely in 2017 found in Italy house

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The Italian news agency ANSA says police have discovered the body of a 60-year-old woman, who apparently died in early 2017, in a house in northern Italy. More>>

Family: Suspect in daughter's killing in Germany 'peaceful'

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The family of an Egyptian suspected of killing his seven-year-old daughter in Germany says he's a "peaceful man" who wouldn't have hurt his child. More>>

Premature baby penguin recovers after parents broke her egg

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London Zoo says a premature baby penguin has been nursed back to health after its parents accidentally stepped on its egg and broke it. More>>

Newly released video shows man believed to be last of tribe

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Newly released video footage shows rare images of a so-called uncontacted indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe in Brazil's Amazon. More>>

Putin vows to hear 'all opinions' in pension controversy

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Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to trying to tamp down public distress over a proposal to raise the state retirement pension age, saying that he will listen to "all opinions" on the matter. More>>

German prosecutors charge bus attacker with attempted murder

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German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man who attacked passengers on a crowded city bus with a knife in the northern town of Luebeck on Friday with attempted murder. More>>

Survivor, 2 bodies from migrant boat wreck arrive in Spain

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A Spanish rescue vessel carrying two dead bodies and a survivor from a migrant boat wreck has docked in the port of Palma de Mallorca after a four-day journey. More>>

Crisis for Macron as security aide is detained for beating

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A top security aide for President Emmanuel Macron caught on camera beating a protester has been detained and is being question for possible charges. More>>

US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on NKorea

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korea's foreign minister are briefing the U.N. Security Council on President Donald Trump's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Seoul's dialogue with Pyongyang. More>>

Colombian rebels-turned-politicians sworn into Congress

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Eight former Colombian rebels who once battled the government with rifles and bombs have been sworn into Congress. More>>

Merkel: German govt is solid despite fight over migration

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to face questions at her annual summer news conference over the government's handling of the thorny issue of migration and Berlin's fraught relationship with the United States under Trump. More>>

Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope's hand

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Revelations that the most respected U.S. cardinal repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians has raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew, and what Pope Francis is going to do about it. More>>

Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films

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Thailand's military government says it wants to have control over how movies portray the ordeal and heroic rescue this month of young soccer players that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign filmmakers. More>>

Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK'd

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U.S. regulators approve a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria. More>>

Police in Italy find 2 stolen Renoir and Rubens paintings

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Police in northern Italy have recovered two paintings stolen a year ago, one by Renoir and the other by Rubens. More>>

Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

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The Palestinian Health Ministry says three people were killed by Israeli fire in Gaza. More>>

10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation

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10-year-old Somali girl bleeds to death after female genital mutilation, activist says. More>>

Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients' records targeted PM Lee

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A cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor. More>>

Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS

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An independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS, the Geneva-based agency overseeing the fight against HIV/AIDS, after calls for the organization's head to resign over his handling of harassment allegations. More>>

Trump heightens China tariff threat with no deal in sight

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Trump indicates willingness to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs, sending markets sharply lower. More>>

Elon Musk apologizes for comments about cave rescue diver

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Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile. More>>

Man with knife attacks bus passengers in Germany, 10 hurt

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German police say several people have been injured in an attack in the northern city of Luebeck and a suspect has been arrested. More>>

Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

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Finnish brewery pays humorous tribute to U.S. Russian summit in Helsinki with a limited-edition beer, urges Trump, Putin to settle things "like adults". More>>

Doctors Without Borders closing 2 hospitals in Haiti capital

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Aid group Doctors Without Borders is closing an obstetrics hospital in the Haitian capital that it opened in the aftermath of the devastating January 2010 earthquake. More>>

The Latest: Macedonian police find 44 migrants inside truck

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Macedonian police say they have found 44 migrants hidden in a van on a highway in center of the country. More>>

Poland's parliament OKs tighter grip on judicial branch

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Poland's President Andrzej Duda is taking steps to trigger Nov. 10-11 referendum that will ask the Poles whether and what kind of changes they want made to the current constitution, which the ruling party describes as deficient. More>>

Rajoy says farewell as Spain's conservatives seek new leader

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Veteran politician Mariano Rajoy is calling for conservatives in his Popular Party to unite as they face a leadership transition and launch a bid to retake power in Spain. More>>

Iraqis take to the streets again to demand better services

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Thousands have once again taken to the streets in the capital and the southern city of Basra demanding better public services and jobs. More>>

Russian space agency confirms security agency search

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Russia's space agency is confirming that federal security agents have searched two of its daughter operations, following a report that their workers were suspected of treason for cooperating with the West. More>>

EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival says

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European regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers _ that is, if handset manufacturers decide to make the most of the opening. More>>

Nerve agent victim released from UK hospital after poisoning

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U.K. officials say nerve agent victim Charlie Rowley has been released from the hospital. More>>

Melting of glacier causes flash floods in Pakistan's north

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Pakistani officials say the melting of a glacier has unleashed landslides and floods in the country's northern district of Ghizer, inundating dozens of homes and displacing hundreds of people. More>>

North Korea puts reunion of war-separated families in doubt

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North Korea puts reunion of war separated families in doubt. More>>

Syria: Rebels give up positions near Golan Heights

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Syrian state media says rebels in the country's southwest Quneitra province have started boarding buses to be transported to northwest Syria, after giving up their fight against government forces along the frontier with Israel. More>>

Immigrant parents have trouble reaching separated children

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Immigrant parents who were separated from their children under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossings are struggling to communicate in the age of instant, international social media. More>>

Putin says Russia could bid to host another Olympics

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After hosting the World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country could bid for a future Summer Olympics. More>>

Egypt, Sudan seek to bolster ties after yearslong tension

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The leaders of Egypt and Sudan have agreed to mend their frayed ties following repeated failures to reach a deal over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia. More>>

Turkey, US officials hold talks on upcoming Iran sanctions

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Turkey's foreign ministry says it is monitoring American sanctions on Iran, following a meeting with a United States delegation. More>>

UK space officials seek nifty name for Mars rover

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U.K. space officials are looking for a catchy name for the ExoMars Rover now being developed. More>>

S. Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

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A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws. More>>

Pope removes Honduran bishop accused of sexual misdeeds

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct, in a blow to Francis' top advisor who had been his boss. More>>

Germany formally closes Puigdemont extradition case

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German prosecutors say they've received official notification that Spain has withdrawn the European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont. More>>

The Latest: Merkel responds to Trump jab on Montenegro

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Russia's ambassador to the United States says that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed a possible referendum in eastern Ukraine. More>>

Human Rights Watch urges Brazil to regulate pesticides more

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Human Rights Watch is urging the Brazilian government to establish buffer zones when pesticides are sprayed and to reduce the use of highly toxic products. More>>

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

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Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the system before the next hurricane is going unspent. More>>

Merkel insists US ties key to Germany despite Trump tensions

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the trans-Atlantic relationship remains "central" to her government despite tensions with President Donald Trump. More>>

Hungry headache: German city seeks to evict big catfish

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A German city is looking for a way to get rid of a giant catfish that is believed to have developed a taste for ducklings after eating all of its fellow fish in the municipal pond. More>>

Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

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Israel's parliament approves controversial legislation defining the country as nation-state of Jewish people. More>>

Montenegro more puzzled than affronted by Trump's attention

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Public officials in Montenegro didn't really know what to say when U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a country with fewer than 2,000 service members could set off World War III. More>>

Did Trump and Putin agree to anything? Only they know

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or they may not have. More>>

Cameroon military, separatists blamed for 'grave abuses'

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Cameroon military, separatists blamed for 'grave abuses' in new report on Anglophone crisis. More>>

Russian officials to meet suspected spy jailed in US

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Russian Embassy officials are to meet with a Siberian gun rights activist jailed in Washington on charges of spying on the United States. More>>

Video emerges of Macron bodyguard beating protester in Paris

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A security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been seen in a video wearing a police helmet and beating up a student protester. More>>

Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

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A coroner has opened an inquest into the poisoning death of a British woman who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. More>>

After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple Video included

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The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were discharged from a hospital following their rescue from a flooded cave. More>>

Global slavery report slams North Korea, repressive regimes

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A new report singles out North Korea as the country with the highest prevalence of modern slavery. More>>

For Russia, Trump is creating more problems than he solves

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Russian politicians are rallying behind Vladimir Putin and denouncing American suggestions that the translator at his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump be interrogated about what they discussed privately. More>>

Hamas says member killed in Israeli strike on Gaza militants

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Israeli, Palestinian officials say Israeli airstrike against a Gaza crew launching incendiary devices killed a member of the militant group Hamas and wounded three others. More>>

Belgium airspace closed for 2 hours over technical glitch

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The air traffic control center says that no airplanes can land or depart over Belgium because of technical glitch in its data system. More>>

EU preparing to hit back if US puts tariffs on car imports

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The European Union's trade chief says that the bloc is already preparing a list of "rebalancing measures" in case U.S. President Donald Trump would impose tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. More>>

Iceberg looming over Greenland village spotted from space

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An iceberg that drifted perilously close to a remote Greenland village is so big, it can be seen from space. More>>

EU urging members to step up plans for no-deal Brexit

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The European Union's executive arm is urging member states to prepare for all possible Brexit scenarios including one where Britain leaves the bloc in a disorderly fashion, and without a deal with Brussels outlining future relations or trade arrangements. More>>

US general reviewing Trump's year-old Afghan war strategy

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The general overseeing U.S. military operations in Afghanistan says he's taking a fresh look at the war strategy President Donald Trump announced nearly a year ago. More>>

Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years

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A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago says it has received funding to pursue plans for artificially grown meat. More>>

Lawyer: Turkey rejects extradition of Australian IS suspect

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A lawyer says a Turkish court has rejected Australia's request for the extradition of an Islamic State suspect. More>>

Chinese president visits UAE amid push to increase influence

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Chinese president visiting Abu Dhabi as the two countries look to strengthen trade ties, expand investment. More>>

Russia tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump

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Russia's military is testing an array of new nuclear and other weapons, from a high-powered laser weapon system to a nuclear-powered cruise missile with "unlimited" range. More>>

Spain: Judge drops extradition bids for 6 Catalan fugitives

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A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. More>>

EU security chief: 'far too much' online extremist content

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The European Union's security chief has urged the bloc's 28 members to work together to combat illegal extremist content on the internet, saying there is "far too much" of it online. More>>

Abu Dhabi awards $1.6 billion survey project to China's CNPC

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State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company says it has awarded contracts worth $1.6 billion to China's largest state-owned oil company to conduct what is says it the world's largest continuous 3D offshore and onshore seismic survey. More>>

Military veterans divided over Trump's Russia comments

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Current and U.S. veterans are split over President Donald Trump's statements in Helsinki on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. More>>

Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar attacks on Rohingya

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Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar military attacks on Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Correction: OAS Nicaragua resolution story

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The Organization of American States is condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since massive protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April. More>>

The Latest: Putin says US-Russia summit was successful

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump was "successful" and is accusing Trump's opponents in the U.S. of hampering any progress on the issues they discussed. More>>

German officials seize 77 properties in laundering probe

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Berlin prosecutors say they have provisionally confiscated 77 properties in the German capital linked to a suspected organized crime clan in a money-laundering investigation. More>>

Radio Free Europe to resume broadcasts in Romania, Bulgaria

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Radio Free Europe has announced it will resume news services in Romania and Bulgaria in a bid to beat fake news and poor-quality journalism. More>>

Australian prime minister calls on pope to fire archbishop

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Australia's prime minister has called on Pope Francis to fire an Australian archbishop who is the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever convicted for covering up child sexual abuse. More>>

Syrian forces' bombing intensifies in southern rebel holdout

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Syrian rescue workers, war monitor say talks to cede the largest opposition holdout in southwestern Syria to the government have failed. More>>

Iran nuclear chief says uranium stockpile reaches 950 tons

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The chief of Iran's nuclear agency says the country's effort to acquire uranium has resulted in a stockpile reaching as much as 950 tons. More>>

South Africa, Obama mark Mandela centennial with charity Video included

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South Africa commemorates Mandela centennial with charity; Obama meets young people. More>>

US pastor denied release in latest trial hearing in Turkey

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A court in western Turkey has again denied a request for the release from custody of a U.S.-based pastor who is on trial on charges of aiding terror groups and engaging espionage. More>>

Under Assad's grip, uneasy co-existence with former rebels

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As the Syrian government reasserts control over opposition strongholds, co-existence between the military and former rebel fighters who surrendered is the new reality. More>>

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling Video included

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Trump again contends summit with Russia's president was a "great success," backs off his remarks a day earlier undermining U.S. intelligence agencies. More>>

As state of emergency ends, Turkey mulls new terror laws

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As Turkey's two-year-long state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws that the opposition insists are just as repressive. More>>

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

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The European Union's antitrust chief is planning a statement Wednesday amid reports that her office will slap a record $5 billion fine on Google for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system. More>>

Correction: EU-Trump-Putin-Man Removed story

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The writer who was forcibly removed from a room where U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were about to give a news conference says he wasn't trying to protest. More>>

Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello' Video included

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The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand are expected to be released from the hospital and to speak about their ordeal. More>>

The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media Video included

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Members of a Thai youth soccer team who were trapped in a cave have left the hospital where they have been treated since their rescue, and are slated to hold a news conference before they return to their homes. More>>

German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots

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German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots. More>>

Ex-official facing trial recognized as refugee in Belarus

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A former Ukrainian defense minister accused of embezzling $2 million has been granted refugee status in neighboring Belarus. More>>

19 dead, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes north of Cyprus

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A Turkish Cypriot official says 19 people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people believed to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus. More>>

1st commercial flight from Ethiopia to ex-rival Eritrea

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1st commercial flight from Ethiopia arrives in ex-rival Eritrea as 20-year state of war ends. More>>

Vatican-OK'd journal strikes out again at US evangelicals

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A Vatican-approved journal has launched its second major critique of American evangelicals, dismissing "prosperity gospel" theology as a dangerous "pseudo" faith tied up with the American Dream and President Donald Trump's politics. More>>

Puerto Rico's power company sees 3rd CEO in 2 weeks

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Puerto Rico's power company has named its second CEO in two weeks as it struggles with a lack of leadership, bankruptcy and the restoration of electricity to the hundreds who remain in the dark since Hurricane Maria. More>>

Nazi hunter slams right-wing singer at Croatia celebration

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The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center has harshly criticized the participation of a far-right singer at the welcome celebrations for the national soccer team upon return from the World Cup. More>>

The Latest: EU border guards may be deployed in Macedonia

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A Turkish Cypriot official says 16 people have drowned and 105 have been rescued from a boat that capsized off Cyprus' northern coastline. More>>

UK extremist convicted of plotting to kill prime minister

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An extremist loyal to the Islamic State group has been found guilty of plotting to kill the British prime minister. More>>

UNAIDS chief says won't quit over agency harassment claims

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Embattled UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe has said he will not quit his job over criticism of his handling of sexual harassment allegations at the Geneva-based agency. Sidibe said "I need to deliver on my job.". More>>

Dozens of wildfires rage in Sweden amid Nordic heat wave

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Sweden fighting to put out dozens of raging wildfires, gets EU to help with Italian water-bombing planes. More>>

Millions in UK face water restrictions amid hot, dry weather

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Millions in northern England are facing a ban on using garden hoses or sprinklers amid one of the longest spells of hot and dry weather in years. More>>

Russia offers to help refugees return, resettle in Syria

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Russia's Defense Ministry has offered to help organize the return of Syrian refugees who fled during their country's civil war and want to go home. More>>

The Latest: Johnson says it's not too late save Brexit

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Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson implored fellow lawmakers not to abandon Brexit, urging them to remember the initial enthusiasm for a sharp break from the European Union. More>>

Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

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Nicaraguan national police and armed pro-government civilians are laying siege to a symbolically important neighborhood that has recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. More>>

Rescue group: Libya left migrants to die in Mediterranean

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The U.N. migration agency says the number of migrants and refugees who arrived in Spain by sea this year has overtaken the figure recorded for Italy. More>>

Obama delivers veiled rebuke to Trump in Mandela address Video included

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Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump, promoting values now under threat. More>>

Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

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Australia drew a line in the sand on July 19, 2013, to stem a rising tide of asylum seekers brought by people smugglers on long and treacherous ocean voyages. More>>

EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour

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After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House less and less. More>>

Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

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Israel says it is closing its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip for several days to punish Hamas for its hostilities. More>>

Tumult of Trump's Europe trip smashes presidential precedent

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Historians see Trump's tumultuous trip across Europe smashing conventions about American leaders on world stage. More>>

Displaced Syrians march close to Israel; airstrike kills 10

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A Syrian search and rescue team says at least 10 civilians were killed in a Russian airstrike on a school serving as a shelter in southwest Syria, near the Israeli frontier. More>>

Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

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Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for business, could land him in court facing defamation lawsuit. More>>

Afghan officials: IS bomber kills 20, Taliban kill 9 police

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Officials say an Islamic State suicide bomber killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander, while in southern Helmand province a government commando unit freed 54 people from a Taliban jail. More>>

Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling Video included

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Trump's embrace of Putin, questioning of US intelligence agencies' findings of Russian election meddling cap a European tour marked by criticism. More>>

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

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The European Union and Japan are signing a widespread trade deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs. More>>

The Latest: Obama notes politicians' 'utter loss of shame'

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The Latest: Obama in high-profile speech says today's times are 'strange and uncertain'. More>>

Russia's Trump takeaway: Putin basks in post-summit glow Video included

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For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself. More>>

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

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The Justice Department announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election. More>>

UK's May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill

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The official group campaigning for Britain's exit from the European Union at the 2016 EU referendum has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law. More>>

Prince Harry, Meghan visit Nelson Mandela exhibition

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited an exhibition in London charting the life of Nelson Mandela. More>>

Russia denies promoting Macedonia protests over name deal

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The Russian Embassy in Macedonia has denied the Macedonian prime minister's allegations that Moscow promoted public protests of an agreement with Greece that would enable the former Yugoslav republic to join NATO. More>>

Russian prosecutors want to question US intel agents

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Russian prosecutors are pushing to question U.S. intelligence agents and a former ambassador to Moscow in their investigation of an influential foe of Vladimir Putin. More>>

Iceberg looming over Greenland village is spotted from space

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An iceberg that has drifted perilously close to a remote Greenland village is so big it can be seen from space. More>>

The Latest: UK's May halts revolt over Brexit trade bill

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British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down rebellion over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, with lawmakers rejecting a key amendment on a Brexit trade bill. More>>

Iceberg 4 miles wide breaks off from Greenland glacier

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Scientists have watched an iceberg four miles long break off from a glacier in eastern Greenland. More>>

Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un harshly reprimanded local officials over the failure to finish building a hydroelectric power plant in a public rebuke indicating he's struggling to improve the economy. More>>

UK politician convicted of killing wife after his affair

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A British former politician has been found guilty of murdering his wife after she found out he had an affair with their son's partner. More>>

Poland finds thousands of remains while improving city park

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Officials in central Poland have halted improvement work on a park after archeologists found remains at the site of an old Evangelical cemetery that were supposed to had been exhumed and moved in the 1950s. More>>

Russian pilgrims mark 100th anniversary of czar's execution

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Thousands of Russian pilgrims have walked in a procession marking the 100th anniversary of the execution of Czar Nicholas II and his family. More>>

Correction: Israel-Jewish Nation Bill story

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Israeli parliament committee mulls contentious bill that would define Israel as nation-state of Jewish people. More>>

EU enlargement chief visits Macedonia, Albania

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The European Union's enlargement commissioner has arrived in Macedonia to formally announce the start of preparations for this Balkan country to open accession talks with the EU next year. More>>

8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

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7 endangered rhinos dead in Kenya relocation bid, official says; 'a complete disaster'. More>>

France expels high-profile terror convict to Algeria

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An Algerian-born man twice convicted in France on terror charges and for years a high-profile figure in the underground world of terrorism has been expelled to stand trial in his homeland. More>>

Germany, EU launch talks on Russia-Ukraine gas transit

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Germany is hosting the launch of European Union-brokered talks between Moscow and Kiev on the future transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after the current contract expires next year. More>>

Brazil's Lula is in jail but never far from the headlines

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Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has not faded from the headlines during three months in jail. More>>

Russian military offers to cooperate with US in Syria

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Russia's Defense Ministry says it's ready to boost cooperation with the U.S. military in Syria, following talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

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Africa's iconic baobab, the 'tree of life,' dying off at alarming rate with no clear cause. More>>

Second Czech government minister resigns over plagiarism

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The Czech Republic's labor and social affairs minister has become the second member of the new government who has resigned because of plagiarism allegations. More>>

World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

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World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about. More>>

The Latest: Afghan official says Taliban kill 9 in Kandahar

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Afghan official says an Islamic State suicide bomber has killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander. More>>

US intel chief stands by assessment of Russian meddling

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The top U.S. intelligence official says assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election have been 'clear' and describes the Kremlin's efforts to undermine the United States' democracy as 'ongoing' and 'pervasive.'. More>>

German prosecutors appeal verdict in neo-Nazi trial

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German prosecutors are appealing the verdict against a neo-Nazi whose 2 ½-year sentence for supporting a terrorist organization prompted anger last week. More>>

Obama praises Kenya's political reconciliation

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama says Kenya is making progress in getting the government and opposition to work together. More>>

Russian cargo ship makes fastest-ever trip to space station

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A Russian cargo ship loaded with food, fuel and other supplies arrives at the International Space Station. More>>

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

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U.S. officials say the United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war. More>>

Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

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U.S. President Donald Trump might love what the Russian media are saying about him ahead of his meeting Monday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. More>>

Families bury the dead after bloody weekend in Nicaragua

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A Nicaraguan rights group says at least 10 people were shot dead as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by opponents of President Daniel Ortega's government. More>>

British PM accepts key amendments from hardline Brexiteers

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A former U.K. Cabinet minister from the ruling Conservative Party has called for a new Brexit referendum, an idea long assailed by the prime minister. More>>

Statelessness a hurdle for some boys rescued from Thai cave

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The 12 boys and coach of the Wild Boars youth soccer team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last are a multi-ethnic, cross-border crew, but some of them cannot even count on a permanent home because they are stateless. More>>

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling Video included

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Trump says he raised election meddling with Putin, but says both sides to blame for bad relations. More>>

Mexicans mob 'AMLO' HQ seeking help for matters big or small

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Each morning hundreds of Mexicans crowd outside white, two-story offices of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in hopes he can help with everything from pensions to clemency for a jailed loved one or even offer a job. More>>

World Cup protesters get 15 days in jail, sports event bans

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Two of the four protesters who barged onto the field at the World Cup final have been sentenced to 15 days in jail. More>>

The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit

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Two alpha males, Russian President Vladimir Putin's trademark macho posture collided with President Donald Trump's classic power stance as the two leaders met on the world stage in Finland. More>>

Royalty, the pope, and now Trump _ Putin makes everyone wait

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Famous for his tardiness at official talks, President Vladimir Putin did it again Monday _ to U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

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President Donald Trump is claiming credit for bolstering NATO as he heads into a day of meetings with Russia's Vladimir Putin. More>>

Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy

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Madonna returns to Malawi for first anniversary of medical facility named after one of her adopted children. More>>

Soccer diplomacy: World Cup host Putin gives Trump a ball

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Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a soccer ball as a gift for his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

Royals release new photos to mark Prince Louis's christening

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Kensington Palace has released family photos of Prince Louis in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, to mark the baby boy's christening. More>>

Heading for clouds: Aviation sector faces trade turbulence

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Aircraft makers at the Farnborough International Airshow say thousands of jobs are at risk in this most international of industries as U.S. President Donald Trump raises tariffs and other countries retaliate. More>>

US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrate Cambodia ahead of polls

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U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye says it has found evidence that a Chinese hacking team it believes is linked to Beijing has penetrated computer systems belonging to Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media. More>>

The Latest: French leader to soccer team: 'Don't change'

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France's victorious World Cup team has descended upon Paris' packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open bus with Alpha jets streaming the national colors overhead and wild cheers of joy ringing out. More>>

Lebanon must investigate torture claims by actor, HRW says

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The New York-based Human Rights Watch is calling on Lebanese authorities to investigate allegations of torture made by a well-known actor who was detained and later exonerated of charges of spying for Israel. More>>

Apparent protester removed ahead of Trump-Putin conference

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An apparent protester has been escorted out of a joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

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