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In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia
NEW YORK (AP) -- The national Democratic Party sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks on Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents....

Moon faces tough challenges ahead of summit with Kim
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The meeting next week between the leaders of the rival Koreas will be the ultimate test of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's belief that his nation should lead international efforts to deal with North Korea....

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president
HAVANA (AP) -- Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all....

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the border with Israel....

Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus on Friday, state media reported, as the government seeks to retake the entire Syrian capital and its surrounding areas for the first time since 2011....

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests
MAHIKENG, South Africa (AP) -- South Africa's president cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital, calling late Friday for calm and saying more discussions on the "serious" issues were needed....

The Latest: 2 more Palestinian protesters killed in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local):...

Memoir of secretly baptized Jewish boy under new scrutiny
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- It's an incident that has stained the Vatican for 160 years: a 6-year-old Jewish boy taken from his family by papal police and brought to Rome to be raised Catholic after church authorities learned his housekeeper had secretly had him baptized....

Natalie Portman snubs 'Jewish Nobel,' triggers backlash
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel" because of "extreme distress" over recent events in Israel, triggering an angry backlash Friday from some in the country's political establishment....

Myanmar policeman testifies arrested reporters were set up
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A Myanmar police officer testified Friday that he and several colleagues were ordered to entrap two reporters working for the Reuters news agency, dealing a major blow to the government's case against the journalists under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act....

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