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Russia’s Lavrov says new U.S. sanctions harm ties with Washington

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson on Thursday that new sanctions imposed by Washington on Russia would damage relations between the two countries, the…

In Brussels, weakened May offers EU expats a "fair" deal

BRUSSELS Theresa May offered fellow EU leaders a “fair” deal on Thursday for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit, though her peers are likely to push for more from a…

U.S. military says kills al Qaeda leader in key Yemen province

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Thursday it carried out an air strike in Yemen that killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s…

Shock and anger in Mosul after Islamic State destroys historic mosque

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq The leaning al-Habda minaret that has towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq’s prime minister said…

After London fire, 600 tower blocks thought to have similar cladding

LONDON An estimated 600 high-rise buildings in England contain cladding similar to that used on a London tower block which caught fire, killing at least 79 people, officials said on…

U.S. will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat: Turkey

ANKARA The United States has told Turkey it will take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the defeat of Islamic State, Ankara said on…

Shhh…EU leaders try to take migration feud off table, for now

BRUSSELS European Union leaders meeting in Brussels will try to gloss over their feud about who takes in refugees, a change of tactic that some diplomats have linked to Germany’s…

Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military said on Thursday, as the five-week battle for…

Exclusive: South Korea president calls on China’s Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear program

SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea’s nuclear program and he would call on President Xi Jinping to ‘lift…

Car bomb in Afghanistan targets security forces waiting for pay

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians and…