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Germany's Merkel in Turkey for talks with Erdogan

Germany's Merkel in Turkey for talks with Erdogan

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that the “environment of chaos” in Libya threatens to affect the whole Mediterranean basin and urged international pressure to force the head of Libya's eastern-based forces to abide by a
Legal chaos deepens in Poland in new challenge for the EU

Legal chaos deepens in Poland in new challenge for the EU

WARSAW, Poland — Legal chaos has deepened dramatically in Poland following the passing of legislation that will allow the government to fire judges whose rulings it does not like — even when those rulings respect EU law.
NFL player Antonio Brown turns himself in at Florida jail

NFL player Antonio Brown turns himself in at Florida jail

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man. Brown, 31, arrived at Broward County Jail around 10 p.m.
Mexico sees rise in gangs, vigilantes recruiting children

Mexico sees rise in gangs, vigilantes recruiting children

MEXICO CITY — One day after a vigilante group revealed that it was using children as young as 8 as “recruits” for armed defence patrols, Mexico's president said Thursday that drug cartels too are recruiting ever-younger kids.
Philippine leader threatens to end US pact over ally's visa

Philippine leader threatens to end US pact over ally's visa

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has renewed a threat to terminate an accord that allows American forces to train in the country unless Washington restored a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations.
Social controls, SARS experience help China close off cities

Social controls, SARS experience help China close off cities

BEIJING — Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party’s extensive social controls and exper

Book reveals 2 fathers linked by grief to 2015 Paris attacks

PARIS — Lola Salines happily accepted the last-minute concert ticket from a friend the night of Nov. 13, 2015.
Trump vs. Bloomberg: Fortunes collide in pricey knife fight

Trump vs. Bloomberg: Fortunes collide in pricey knife fight

NEW YORK — They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling descriptions.
Trump, a late convert to cause, to join anti-abortion rally

Trump, a late convert to cause, to join anti-abortion rally

WASHINGTON — It was just four years ago that a political committee supporting one of Donald Trump's Republican rivals unveiled an ad slamming his views on abortion, complete with footage from a 1999 interview in which he declared, “I am pro-choice in
Democrats struggle to build broad support on eve of voting

Democrats struggle to build broad support on eve of voting

OSAGE, Iowa — As Joe Biden wrapped a bus tour of Iowa this week, the elderly crowd gathered at VFW Hall 7920 was a stark reminder of the former vice-president's struggle to attract young people.