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U.S. Navy officers operate on the flight deck control tower as U.S. military aircraft sit on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier anchors off Manila, Philippines, for a five-day port call along with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins told The Associated Press that American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever international law allows when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrolsU.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters
The Associated Press4 hours ago
German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
The Latest: Trump tweet undercuts McMaster Russia claimsPresident Donald Trump tweeted late Saturday that his national security adviser's contention that there was Russian interference in his election victory overlooks some key details.
The Associated Press7 minutes ago
The Latest: US says unlikely Turkey used chemical weaponsWhite House official says US thinks it is "extremely unlikely" Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in SyriaLocal doctors and Syria's state-run news agency are reporting that six civilians have suffered breathing difficulties after what they say was a poison gas attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Students from a public school sit in an open area after being evacuated, in Veracruz, Mexico, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destructionMexico has escaped major destruction from Friday's magnitude 7.2 earthquake, with mostly minor damage and no deaths directly caused by the temblor five months after two other quakes killed hundreds
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A child holding Kosovo national flag is carried down the main pedestrian zone in Pristina, Kosovo on Saturday Feb. 17, 2018, on the 10th anniversary of the country's independence. Kosovo is celebrating 10 years of independence from Serbia in two-day festivities around the country on Saturday. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
Kosovo celebrates decade of independence, challenges aheadKosovo celebrates 10 years of independence from Serbia, acknowledges obstacles to acceptance
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remarkIsraeli politicians are accusing Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism for saying there were Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust just like there were "Jewish perpetrators"
The Associated Press7 hours ago
'Spiritual Heart of Tibetan Buddhism' Catches FireA 1,300-year-old monastery "considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism" caught fire Saturday and may have suffered serious damage, the AP reports. Images on social media showed flames visible from hundreds of yards away covering a roof of the Jokhang monastery in Lhasa. According to Reuters , no casualties were...
Newser8 hours ago
Rwanda's president Paul Kagame speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.   (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)
The Latest: Kosovo president laments EU disunity on statusKosovo's president says his country's 10-year history is "a story of success," but he laments the European Union's lack of unity over its status as a membership candidate
The Associated Press8 hours ago
UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Henry Bolton arrives for a party Extraordinary General Meeting in Birmingham, England, before a vote on his leadership Saturday Feb. 17, 2018.  The troubled UKIP ousted its leader Saturday after a scandal over racist messages sent by his then girlfriend. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
UK party sacks leader in fallout from racist Markle textsThe troubled U.K. Independence Party has ousted its leader after a scandal over racist messages sent by his girlfriend
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blastThe Israeli military said four soldiers have been wounded in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza, of them two seriously
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Jordan's military says it foiled smuggling plot: reportThe state news agency Petra reports that Jordan's military says it has foiled a plot to smuggle in weapons, drugs and terrorists by using an old pipeline linking the kingdom with Syria and Iraq
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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