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Russian field hospital hit in Syria's Aleppo, nurse killed
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Rebel shelling of Syrian government-held part of Aleppo killed a Russian nurse in a makeshift Russian hospital in the city on Monday while the Defense Ministry in Moscow said a Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after returning from a sortie over Syria....

'We have lost everything': Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. "Where am I? What happened?" she asked after her husband and daughter revived her. "We have lost everything."...

As Iraq's Kurds eye statehood, a border takes shape
MAKHMUR, Iraq (AP) -- The sand berms and trenches that snake across northern Iraq stretch toward Syria, some accompanied by newly paved roads lit by street lamps and sprawling checkpoints decked with Kurdish flags. The fighters here insist it isn't the border of a newly independent state - but in the chaos of Iraq that could change....

The Latest: German business worries about Italy outcome
MILAN (AP) -- The Latest on the Italian referendum (all times local):...

Italy hit by market volatility after referendum defeat
MILAN (AP) -- Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a resounding rebuke early Monday by rejecting his proposed constitutional reforms, plunging Europe's fourth-largest economy into political and economic uncertainty....

Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii attacked by Japan in 1941, propelling the United States into World War II....

UK Supreme Court hears landmark challenge to Brexit plans
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Supreme Court began hearing a landmark case Monday that will decide who has the power to trigger the U.K.'s exit from the European Union - the government or Parliament....

The Latest: Russian nurse died in rebel shelling of Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):...

Beijing faces decision on how to respond to Trump's tweets
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese leaders face a challenge: How to deal with Donald Trump....

Trump's Taiwan call, tweets point to flashpoints with China
BEIJING (AP) -- Donald Trump's unprecedented phone conversation with Taiwan's president and tweets criticizing China point to the possibility of major friction between the world's two largest economies....

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