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  • By RAF CASERT and GEORGE JAHN Associated Press

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Bruised but refusing to be beaten by Britain’s planned exit, European Union leaders on Friday gave themselves one long winter to prepare a fundamental reset of the bloc that should stave off increasing discontent and offer solutions for the multiple crises it faces.

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  • By DANICA KIRKA and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britons have voted to leave the European Union, their concerns about immigration and what some saw as the ever-increasing power of the 28-member bloc trumping the attraction of being part of a single market of more than 500 million people and a European project forged from the …

  • JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders declared progress in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Bombs struck the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States.

  • ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikuls…

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An electronic billboard at an upscale Saudi mall flashes an advertisement for a designer fragrance before switching to images of soaring F-16s and King Salman saluting the troops. "The response has come to you who threaten the nation," the caption says. "To those …

  • By BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to “the benefit of the doubt” as negotiators wo…

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  • KARL RITTER, Associated Press

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pulling a worn, yellowed copy of the 1992 U.N. climate change convention from her handbag, Farhana Yamin points to the paragraph that states its goal: To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous warming.

  • DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

GARDI SUGDUP, Panama (AP) — As the Obama administration makes headway at home in the fight against global warming, it has helped stoke record exports of fossil fuels that are contributing to rising levels of pollution elsewhere.

  • LEONARDO HABERKORN, Associated Press BEN FOX, Associated Press

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have arrived as refugees in Uruguay, a South American nation with only a tiny Muslim population, amid a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the prison.

  • CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The government in Yemen, a U.S. ally, was kept informed about a South African aid group's efforts to negotiate the release of a South African hostage before he died in a U.S. raid on al-Qaida militants, the head of the aid group said Monday.

  • By LAURA MILLS and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will defend its geopolitical interests, President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday as he promised economic reforms to pull his country back from the brink of recession. But Putin’s patriotic bluster and vague promises did little to assuage real fears that Western sanctions…

  • By BRANDON BAILEY and YOUKYUNG LEE Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some cybersecurity experts say they’ve found striking similarities between the code used in the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and attacks blamed on North Korea which targeted South Korean companies and government agencies last year.

  • By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen threatened an American hostage kidnapped over a year ago, giving Washington three days to meet unspecified demands in a new video released Thursday.

  • KARL RITTER, Associated Press

LIMA, Peru (AP) — With temperature data showing 2014 currently tied for the hottest year on record, the U.N. weather agency on Wednesday rejected claims that global warming has paused.

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  • RAF CASERT, Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — Former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk is pushing the European Union's center of political gravity eastward by taking over the EU presidency from Belgium's Herman Van Rompuy.

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  • KARL RITTER, Associated Press FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press

LIMA, Peru (AP) — With 2014 on track to become the warmest year on record and time running short, more than 190 nations began talks on a new worldwide deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming from causing irreversible damage.

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  • HUSSEIN MALLA, Associated Press ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press

AL-FAOUR, Lebanon (AP) — Syrian refugees in Lebanon panicked Tuesday over news that the United Nations suspended food aid to 1.7 million refugees due to lack of funds — a decision officials said threatens to starve thousands of families and add pressure on the already strained countries host…

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  • KARL RITTER, Associated Press MARGIE MASON, Associated Press

KANCI KULON, Indonesia (AP) — About $1 billion in loans under a U.N. initiative for poor countries to tackle global warming is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal, the biggest human source of carbon pollution.

  • By NICOLE WINFIELD and SUZAN FRASER Associated Press

ISTANBUL (AP) — Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians demanded an end to the persecution of religious minorities in Syria and Iraq on Sunday and called for a “constructive dialogue” with Muslims, capping the pontiff’s three-day visit to Turkey with a strong…

  • By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press

LONDON — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.

  • By LYNNE O'DONNELL Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing int…

  • By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

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  • MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — In razing family homes of Palestinian attackers, Israel is reviving a draconian punishment it largely halted a decade ago as ineffective and counterproductive.

  • ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Dozens of villagers remained in shelters Monday as aftershocks rattled a region in central Japan hit by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes.

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  • PETER ENAV, Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister vowed Monday to pass a contentious nationality law that has threatened the stability of his fragile coalition government, but he left the door open for negotiations to soften it.

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VIENNA (AP) — The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it’s time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a rapidly approaching deadline.

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  • KEN DILANIAN AP Intelligence Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration ap…

  • MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer

PARIS (AP) — Negotiators in high-level talks with Iran over the country’s nuclear program “are not talking about an extension” as a deadline approaches, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

  • VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — North Korea says it’s ready to resume international talks on its nuclear program, Russia’s foreign minister said Thursday as Moscow sought to raise its profile in the international standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.

  • KAREL JANICEK Associated Press

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague’s colorful wall dedicated to the memory of John Lennon has been painted over, leaving just a single message: “Wall is over!”

Climate change is being felt locally, through floods, heatwaves and other meteorological maladies, but there’s little sense in leaving the mammoth task of climate adaptation to local communities to figure out for themselves.

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  • VANESSA GERA Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland. He wanted the symbol of his soul to rest in the native land he pined for from self-im…

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  • HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State group and other extremists in Syria have killed more than 860 people, including civilians, since they began in mid-September, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

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  • DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press MARCY GORDON, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients — and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance — regulators said Wednesday, as they fine…

  • JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking agreement struck by the United States and China is putting the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. With the clock ticking on a worldwide climate treaty, the two countries are seeking to pu…

  • MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An attack against a mosque in a West Bank village early on Wednesday ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor, the village's mayor said, blaming Jewish settlers for the attack.

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  • FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet — an audacious cosmic first designed to answer big questions about the origin of the universe.

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