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    The Latest: Trump says US to stop arming Syrian Kurds

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on U.S. policy on Kurdish fighters in Syria (all times local): 2:15 a.m. President Donald Trump has told Turkey’s president that the United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria. The decision is sure to please Turkey but further alienate Syrian Kurds who […]
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    Poles protest planned overhaul of courts, election body

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles held demonstrations in cities across the country Friday to protest plans by the ruling party to push through laws that would give it greater control over the courts and the national election commission. The protesters rallied under the slogan “free courts, free elections, free Poland,” after lawmakers voted earlier in […]
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    Senior Ukraine separatist: Rebel chief has resigned

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A senior separatist official in eastern Ukraine on Friday announced the resignation of the beleaguered rebel chief in an apparent palace coup, ending a four-day showdown between rivaling factions. Leonid Pasechnik, state security minister of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic, said in a statement on Friday evening that the republic’s chief Igor […]
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    Tiger escapes from zoo, roams streets of Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Police in Paris say a tiger escaped from a circus in the city and roamed the streets of the French capital for “some time” before being killed. Police said that the big cat was “neutralized” by a staff member from the circus near a bridge over the River Seine, about two kilometers […]
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    Ex-UK soldier in Turkey released from jail pending trial

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawyer says a Turkish court has released a former British soldier from jail pending the outcome of his trial for alleged membership of a terrorist organization. Joe Robinson was arrested while on holiday in Turkey, accused of fighting alongside Syrian Kurdish militia against the Islamic State group in Syria. Lawyer […]
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    Police: US diplomat shot in foot outside Rio de Janeiro

    SAO PAULO (AP) — An American diplomat was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery while traveling outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said Friday. Stephanie Bohlen, a vice consul, and a man identified as her partner were attacked while driving Thursday night on a coastal road in Angra dos Reis, federal highway […]
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    S African company pulling out of natural gas to liquid fuels

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Low oil prices and a volatile market are prompting a South African energy and chemical company to drop plans for an $11 billion to $14 billion U.S. plant to convert natural gas to liquid fuels and to pull out of Canadian shale. “Sasol will not invest in further greenfields gas-to-liquids projects,” […]
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    The Latest: Oxford Circus subway station reopens after alert

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the incident at London’s Oxford Circus station (all times local): 6 p.m. London transit authorities say Oxford Circus station has reopened after a large-scale security alert saw it evacuated amid reports of gunfire. Transport for London says Oxford Circus and nearby Bond Street, which was also shut, have both […]
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    Uber appeals to UK Supreme Court after losing case

    LONDON (AP) — The ride-hailing firm Uber plans to appeal to Britain’s Supreme Court after losing an important case on the rights of its drivers. Britain’s Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled earlier this month that Uber drivers are “workers” rather than being self-employed, entitling them to benefits such as holiday pay. Uber said in a statement […]
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    ‘Gunfire’ sparks panic in London, but police find nothing

    LONDON (AP) — Shoppers scattered in panic and police flooded one of London’s busiest areas Friday after multiple reports of shots being fired at Oxford Circus subway station. But an hour later police said they had found no sign of any gunshots, suspects or casualties. The panic erupted on one of the busiest shopping days […]