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Islamic State warns Syrian dam at risk, evacuates residents
March 26, 2017 - 16:03 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria on Sunday in the first major victory for the group since the U.S. airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces...
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March 26, 2017 - 15:03 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board are vowing to press ahead with their work even without abuse survivors on the panel. The commission wrapped up a plenary Sunday saying it would "find new ways" to ensure people who were abused by clergy shape and inform its work...
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Social Democratic Party, SPD, chairman and top candidate in the upcoming general elections Martin Schulz closes his eyes as he gives a statement after first projections of the state election in German state Saarland have been announced at the party's headquarters in Berlin, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party has emerged easily as the strongest party from an election in Germany's western Saarland state — an unexpectedly strong performance and a disappointment for her center-left rivals. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 26, 2017 - 15:03 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year. The outcome was disappointing for her center-left rivals...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, the Israeli settlement of Maaleh Adumim looms over Arab Bedouin shacks in the West Bank, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Yaakov Katz, a prominent West Bank settler, said Sunday, March 26, 2017, that the number of Israelis living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people. Katz says the rapid growth means the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians is now impossible. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
March 26, 2017 - 14:03 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people, a prominent settler leader said Sunday, presenting new population figures that he said put to rest the internationally backed idea of a two-state...
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March 26, 2017 - 14:03 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A prominent West Bank settler says the number of Israelis living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people. Yaakov Katz says the rapid growth means the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the...
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Dogs sit near pictures of the French former soccer player and administrator Michel Platini in a museum dedicated to him, owned by Philippos Stavrou Platini, who legally adopted his sports hero's surname, in Mosfiloti, Cyprus on Sunday, March 26, 2017. A Cypriot fan Michel Platini is renewing a bid to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest collection of Plantini memorabilia. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
March 26, 2017 - 13:03 pm
MOSFILOTI, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot fan of former soccer player and administrator Michel Platini renewed a bid Sunday to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest collection of Plantini memorabilia. Philippos Stavrou Platini — yes, he legally adopted his sports hero's surname...
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Bulgarian Socialists' Party leader Kornelia Ninova smiles as she casts her vote in Sofia on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member country closer to Russia as surveys put the GERB party neck-and-neck with the Socialist Party. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
March 26, 2017 - 13:03 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Bulgaria's election Sunday: (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A pair of exit polls from Bulgaria's parliamentary election shows the center-right GERB party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov taking the lead. The Alpha Research exit poll said GERB won 32.2 percent...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, turns her head as she listens to the opening address during an EU summit meeting at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. European Union leaders were gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 26, 2017 - 12:03 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year, projections showed. The outcome was disappointing for her...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the marble bust of Arturo Toscanini is shown at La Scala opera theater during the unveiling of the exhibition of Italian musician and composer Arturo Toscanini , at La Scala opera theater in Milan, Italy. La Scala also dedicated to Toscanini a tribute concert marking the 150th anniversary of Toscanini’s March 25, 1867 birth. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 26, 2017 - 12:03 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini's legacies included abolishing encores at La Scala. So it was a playful touch when one of the maestro's musical heirs included a Verdi encore during a tribute at the Milan opera house marking the 150th anniversary of Toscanini's birth. The Saturday...
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People look at tributes in Parliament Square, London, Saturday March 25, 2017, laid out for the victims of the Westminster attack on Wednesday. Khalid Masood killed four people and left more than two dozen hospitalized, including some with what have been described as catastrophic injuries. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
March 26, 2017 - 11:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. British press reports suggest Masood used the messaging service owned by Facebook just...
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