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Rebels battle rival forces in northern Syria

GAZIENTEP, Turkey — Clashes between Syrian rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces, backed by the United States, intensified Sunday in northern Syria, as the rebels seized villages ...

German economy minister says EU-U.S. trade talks have failed

BERLIN — Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany's economy minister said Sunday, citing a lack of progress ...

Brazil impeachment trial nears final stage after 3 heated days

BRASILIA — Brazil's impeachment trial is headed into its final stage after three days of witness testimony, including a rare weekend session, that deepened divisions ...

Iran judiciary confirms arrest of nuclear negotiator

TEHRAN — A member of Iran's nuclear negotiation team was accused of espionage activities and arrested, the country's judiciary confirmed Sunday. A spokesman for Iran's ...

Uber, rival Careem suspend services in UAE capital Abu Dhabi

DUBAI — Ride-hailing service Uber said Sunday that it and competitor Careem have abruptly suspended services in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi ...

Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

AMATRICE, Italy — Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death ...

Blaze kills 17 migrant workers in Moscow

MOSCOW — A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. A representative ...

Bangladesh terror suspect killed

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected terrorists in a shootout Saturday morning, including the Canadian citizen identified as a key organizer of ...

Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

BEIRUT — Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that ...

Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy — Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country's devastating earthquake passed by at ...

Kurdish militants claim truck bomb attack in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least ...

Key court overturns burkini ban in France

PARIS — After a month of intense national scandal and heightened international outrage, France's highest administrative court, the Conseil d'Etat, on Friday overturned the burkini ...

Aftershocks shake central Italy as search persists

AMATRICE, Italy — Strong aftershocks continued to strike central Italy on Friday, as rescue crews began to lose hope of finding additional survivors two days ...

Trial of Brazil president heated

RIO DE JANEIRO — A trial against Brazil's president turned into a yelling match and was temporarily suspended on Friday after the head of the ...

Japan's military starts training for overseas missions

TOKYO — In a further shift in Japan's pacifist postwar security policy, the military will begin training to carry out new missions overseas. Defense Minister Tomomi ...

Top French court rules Burkini bans violate basic freedoms

PARIS — France's top administrative court overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent regarding ...

Somali extremists attack beach restaurant killing 8

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia police say that security forces have ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people ...

Flood waters stabilize in India, but thousands evacuated

VARANASI, India — About 3,000 people were evacuated in India's remote northeast after a lake created by an earlier landslide threatened to collapse and flood ...

Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

DARAYA, Syria — Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under ...

American University in Kabul starts repair work after attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — After a deadly attack this week, the American University of Afghanistan says it has started repair work at its sprawling campus on ...