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Police patrol past a pink ribbon tribute in central Manchester, England Friday May 26 2017. More than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
May 26, 2017 - 12:18 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the concert bombing in England (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The police chief in Manchester says there has been an increase in reported hate crimes since the suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city. Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said Friday...
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May 26, 2017 - 12:15 pm
An attack Friday on Egypt's Coptic Christians in which masked militants opened fire on a bus south of Cairo, killing at least 28 people and wounding 22, sent shockwaves through the Copt community, increasingly targeted by the Islamic State group and affiliated militants. The Copts have long been a...
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Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at San Domenico Palace Hotel, the venue of the annual G7 summit, in the Sicilian town of Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. The G7 Summit will be held from May 26 to 27, 2017. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 10:11 am
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 4 p.m. Brigitte Macron and Melania Trump are both cutting elegant figures at events for spouses on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. The two greeted each other warmly when they met Friday at Catania's City...
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People hold a minute of silence in a square in central Manchester, England, Thursday, May 25, 2017, for the victims of the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left more than 20 people dead and many more injured, as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 9:28 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the concert bombing in England (all times local): 2:20 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people and left dozens wounded. During a joint appearance with British Foreign...
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US President Donald Trump arrives for a welcome ceremony for the G7 summit in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina (3rd century BC) in the Sicilian citadel of Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. On Friday and Saturday, for the first time all seven are around the same table, including also newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France, Theresa May of Britain and the Italian host, Paolo Gentiloni, forging a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 26, 2017 - 8:41 am
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Germany is rejecting U.S. suggestions that bilateral deals might be possible between the U.S. and European Union members. German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer told reporters in Berlin...
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May 26, 2017 - 7:57 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and an observer group reported Friday, and the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating airstrikes against the Islamic State...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 11, 2015 file photo, Cyprus' president Nicos Anastasiades, right, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, left, and United Nations envoy Espen Barth Eide shake hands after a dinner at the Ledra Palace Hotel inside the UN controlled buffer zone that divides the Cypriot capital Nicosia. United Nations envoy Espen Barth Eide on Friday, May 26, 2017, has called off talks with the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus after failing to find "common ground" on convening a final summit that would aim for an overall reunification deal. Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
May 26, 2017 - 7:49 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy called off talks with the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus on Friday after failing to find "common ground" on convening a final summit to aim for an overall reunification deal, but the U.N. said the years-long peace process had not collapsed...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2006 file photo Olympic gold medalist Armin Zoeggeler comes on the catwalk with Italian designer Laura Biagiotti, wearing white, at the end of her Autumn/Winter 2006/2007 collection, unveiled in Milan, Italy. On Friday, May 26, 2017 Laura Biagiotti's daughter announced her mother's death after suffering a heart attack. She was 73. (AP Photo/Alberto Pellaschiar, files)
May 26, 2017 - 7:47 am
ROME (AP) — Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women's clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname "Queen of Cashmere," died Friday following a heart attack. She was 73. Biagiotti suffered the heart attack Wednesday evening at...
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This photo combo of file images shows Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge, left, and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty. Rutledge was the highest paid CEO in 2016, and Rometty was the highest paid female CEO, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 26, 2017 - 7:40 am
The typical big-company CEO raked in $11.5 million last year in salary, stock and other compensation, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's an 8.5 percent raise from a year earlier, the biggest in three years. The bump reflects how well stocks have...
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US President Donald Trump arrives for a welcome ceremony for the G7 summit in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina (3rd century BC) in the Sicilian citadel of Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. On Friday and Saturday, for the first time all seven are around the same table, including also newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France, Theresa May of Britain and the Italian host, Paolo Gentiloni, forging a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 26, 2017 - 7:40 am
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 1:40 p.m. A German government spokesman says trade surpluses like the one that's provoking President Donald Trump's ire are the result of market factors and are "neither good nor bad." Spokesman Georg...
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