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Britain points at Putin in poisoning attack as gulf widens
MOSCOW (AP) -- The gulf between Russia and Britain widened on Friday as they cranked up pressure over a nerve agent attack and a suspected murder in Britain that have deepened Western worries about alleged Russian meddling abroad....

Mystery surrounds how ex-Russian spy was poisoned in UK
LONDON (AP) -- As British authorities investigate the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England, there is much mystery about how exactly the brazen attack was carried out. Here are some of the unanswered questions that British officials are chasing:...

In Syria, at least 100 killed in attacks as more people flee
BEIRUT (AP) -- Airstrikes in Syria killed more than 100 people on Friday as civilians, weary and many wounded, fled besieged areas for the second straight day....

How SKorea's Moon took the lead in NKorea nuclear diplomacy
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in has always wanted to lead the diplomacy aimed at ending the North Korean nuclear crisis, even as he was overshadowed in his first year in office by a belligerent standoff between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un....

Xi reappointed as China's president with no term limits
BEIJING (AP) -- Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China's president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve....

Streets deserted, airport closes for Bali's Day of Silence
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's normally bustling Bali has shut down social media, turned away flights and shuttered all shops for a Day of Silence that marks New Year on the predominantly Hindu island....

My Lai ceremony highlights peace, but dark memories recalled
MY LAI, Vietnam (AP) -- Talk of peace dominated the 50th anniversary commemoration of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, but among the hundreds in the audience were survivors and a former U.S. Army photographer whose gruesome images galvanized anti-war opinion....

Trump's possible China tariffs bring loud protests _ in US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is considering sweeping tariffs on imports from China, with an announcement possible as early as next week. And that has industry groups and some lawmakers scrambling to prevent the next front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy....

Vatican convicts ex-Guam archbishop accused of abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican on Friday removed the suspended Guam archbishop from office and ordered him not to return to the Pacific island after convicting him of some charges in a sex abuse trial....

Pentagon: No survivors in American helicopter crash in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- All seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed, the Pentagon said Friday in a written statement....

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