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Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, right, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, ahead of the Somalia Conference, in London, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Prime Minister's Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 7:43 am
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to protecting Turkey at a meeting Thursday. It was the first face-to-face meeting of top officials from the two nations since the Pentagon announced the U.S. would arm Syrian Kurds in the fight to oust Islamic State...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, Somalis displaced by a drought arrive at makeshift camps on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. Britain is hosting a high-level conference on Thursday, May 11, 2017, to address the threat of famine in Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
May 11, 2017 - 6:58 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minster Theresa May and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for more support for drought-stricken Somalia, with the U.N. chief requesting another $900 million in aid this year. They spoke at a high-level conference to address the Horn of Africa nation...
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May 11, 2017 - 6:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Germany has launched a new website designed to help encourage migrants to return voluntarily to their home countries. The website http://www.returningfromgermany.de is part of the two-pronged strategy to dealing...
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May 11, 2017 - 6:39 am
PRAGUE (AP) — An extradition hearing in the Czech Republic for a Russian man who faces charges in the U.S. of hacking computers at American companies has been delayed for procedural reasons. Judge Jaroslav Pytloun delayed the hearing until May 30 due to formal objections from Yevgeniy Nikulin's...
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May 11, 2017 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union judge says the ride-sharing service Uber is a transport company and could be required to obtain licenses and permits under national law in the 28 EU member states. The case was brought to the European Court of Justice by a taxi company in Spain that claimed a...
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FILE - In this , July 9, 2016, file photo, a K-9 dog and handler walk past a balloon Stay Puft Marshmallow Man at the Los Angeles premiere of "Ghostbusters" at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Scientists in Canada announced on May 9, 2017, that they named a newly-identified dinosaur after Zuul, a monster from the original “Ghostbusters” film. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 11, 2017 - 6:27 am
TORONTO (AP) — Scientists in Toronto have named a newly identified dinosaur after a monster from the original "Ghostbusters" film. The Royal Ontario Museum says it acquired the skeleton of Zuul crurivastator (ZOOL' crer-uh-vas-TAYT'-or) last year. The name references Zuul, a dog-like monster that...
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May 11, 2017 - 6:23 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's membership in the European Union has brought "peace and stability to our continent," the European Commission's president said Thursday, adding there should not be a second-rate Europe. Jean-Claude Juncker told the country's Parliament that Romanians are "a...
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In this Oct. 29, 2016, photo, vehicles pass by a highway in Shanghai, China. the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said Thursday, May 11, 2017 that China's auto sales shrank in April as demand for most types of vehicles wilted. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 11, 2017 - 6:22 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's auto sales shrank in April as demand for most types of vehicles wilted, an industry group said Thursday. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said 1.7 million passenger cars were sold in China last month, down 3.7 percent from the same period a year ago. That's...
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May 11, 2017 - 6:22 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch environmental organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for new legal action aimed at forcing the Dutch government to do more to combat air pollution. The Dutch branch of Friends of the Earth filed a case last year arguing that the government...
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Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky and his mother Yelena Chingina, left, listen to a sentence in a court in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Sokolovsky has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go” in a church and given a suspended sentence. (Alexei Bulatov/ Komsomolskaya Pravda photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 6:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church, and given a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video on his blog last year showing him playing the smartphone game in a church built on the supposed spot where...
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