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    Gang suspected in killing of El Salvador police officer

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Police officials in El Salvador say suspected gang members have shot and killed a police officer and his daughter. National Civil Police director Howard Cotto said Tuesday that the officer was at home on leave when the attack occurred in the eastern town of Ereguayquin, about 75 miles southeast […]
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    Russia says European leaders support truce in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have spoken in support of a new attempt to secure a lasting cease-fire for eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin says in a statement that Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia, Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Emmanuel Macron of France and German Chancellor Angela […]
  • This August 2017 photo provided by Heidi Nunes-Tucker shows a selfie of her with her husband Jared Tucker during a visit to Venice, Italy. Jared Tucker, a California resident along with his wife were ending their European vacation in Barcelona and were on their way to a beach when they decided to stop at a cafe on Las Ramblas. Jared Tucker was one of the victims of the Thursday, Aug. 17, attacks in Barcelona. (Jared Tucker/Heidi Nunes Tucker via AP) World

    US wife of Barcelona victim seeks last person who saw him

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of the only American killed in last week’s Barcelona terror attack said Tuesday that she’s trying to find a man who may have been the last person to see her husband alive. A photo or video posted on social media shortly after the attack shows the man, who appeared […]
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    5 killed in landslide in West African nation of Guinea

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Authorities in the West African nation of Guinea say at least five people are dead after a landslide buried residents in a suburb of the capital. The tragedy was announced Tuesday by Boubacar Kasse, spokesman for Guinea’s security minister. He said two children were among the victims of the disaster, which […]
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    Former tropical storm could re-emerge, threaten Texas coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Forecasters say resurgent remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey could threaten Texas late this week. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to pass from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula into the southern Gulf of Mexico late Tuesday and regain tropical storm force. It then could “move in the general direction […]
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    Merkel challenger advocates removal of US nuclear weapons

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s main challenger in next month’s election says he would push for the removal of U.S. nuclear weapons from German soil. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that Social Democrat Martin Schulz also told supporters in the city of Trier on Tuesday that a government led by him would seek […]
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    Another Jamaican lottery scam suspect scheduled for trial

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Another defendant charged in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say bilked mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars has been added to the group who will stand trial in January. Gregory Gooden was arrested in Jamaica on June 6 and brought to the U.S. late last month to face […]
  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Immigration authorities in Colombia announced that Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz is on her way to Brazil. Ortega said that Maduro removed her in order to stop a probe linking him and his inner circle to nearly $100 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) World

    The Latest: Venezuela leader to visit Putin

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela’s political conflict (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he expects to visit Russia soon for meetings with the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Maduro told a news conference on Tuesday that talks would touch on energy, defense and food issues. Maduro has […]
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    Brawls break out among migrants near French port city Calais

    PARIS (AP) — As many as 200 migrants clashed near the northern French port city of Calais, using sticks and iron bars in five mass brawls that mainly pitted Afghans against Eritreans, authorities said Tuesday. A total of 21 migrants and six riot police were injured, none seriously, during the clashes that broke out between […]
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    Macedonia denies “intelligence actions” against irate Serbia

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia’s foreign minister is denying that his country spied on neighboring Serbia, which pulled its entire embassy staff from Skopje two days ago. Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov says Macedonia “did not intend, order or commit intelligence actions” targeting Serbia or any other of its Balkan neighbors. Serbian officials said they withdrew […]