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Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria
HASSA, Turkey (AP) -- Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara's offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area, according to the militia and a war monitoring group....

Pence says US embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence told Israel's parliament on Monday that the U.S. embassy will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, receiving a rousing ovation as he pledged to barrel ahead with a plan that has set off weeks of unrest and thrown U.S. peace efforts into disarray....

The Latest: Israel PM praises Pence speech, approach to Iran
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel (all times local):...

50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of win: incremental progress as partners in a part of the world the Pentagon has identified as vital for the United States to compete with China and Russia....

In Syria's Aleppo, old bazaar struggles to come back to life
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Fighting has long died down in Syria's largest city, but Aleppo's centuries-old market has yet to come back to life, more than a year after government forces retook rebel-held neighborhoods around the Old City....

Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel gave harrowing accounts on Monday of the 13-hour weekend standoff that claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners....

French president hosts 140 world business leaders
PARIS (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron promoted his government's changes to French tax and labor laws Monday in front of 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France....

Palestinian Christians slam Pence's pro-Israel faith
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian Christians say U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity, with its fervent embrace of modern-day Israel as fulfilment of biblical prophecy, lacks their faith's compassion and justice, including for those who have endured half a century of Israeli occupation....

Head of Russian outlet RT says US foreign agent order hurts
MOSCOW (AP) -- The head of Russian television channel RT says the Kremlin-funded outlet is already suffering the consequences of having to register as a foreign agent in the U.S. amid allegations that it participated in attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election....

Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years - since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader....

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Pope apologizes to abuse victims, but defends Chilean bishop

Middle East
VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants