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Syria denies US allegations of coming chemical attack
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria has denied White House allegations that it may be preparing a new chemical attack, insisting again that it has never used such arms....

The Latest: Syria rejects US chemical attack allegations
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the White House saying it has "potential" evidence that Syria's government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local):...

Saudi demolition of historic Shiite homes stokes violence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia is demolishing centuries-old homes in a Shiite town, leveling a historic district that officials say has become a hideout for local militants. The destruction has sparked shootouts in the streets between Saudi security forces and Shiite gunmen and stoked sectarian tensions that resonate around the region....

EU fines Google a record 2.42 billion euros
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's competition watchdog slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service....

A look back at the EU's 7 years of legal battle with Google
BRUSSELS (AP) -- As the European Union fines Google for abusing its dominance in online searches, here is a look back at the key dates in the bloc's legal tussle with the technology company....

Dutch government partially liable in 300 Srebrenica deaths
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Dutch appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government was partially liable in the deaths of some 300 Muslim men killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre....

Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatment
SHENYANG, China (AP) -- As recently as February, Liu Xiaobo's brother dismissed reports that the imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace laureate might be ill. Then came the bombshell on Monday that Liu has been diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer and transferred to a hospital on medical parole....

Top Russian and US diplomats discuss cease-fire for Syria
MOSCOW (AP) -- The top diplomats of Russia and the United States have focused on the Syrian crisis in a phone call....

Germany: Merkel's challenger sees quick vote on gay marriage
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left rivals said Tuesday they would seek a parliamentary vote this week on legalizing gay marriage after the German leader backed off her conservatives' long-standing refusal to budge on the issue....

Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger....

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