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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he's open for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump but doesn't expect quick progress on easing tensions with Washington.

The Russian leader also strongly warned the United States...Read more

BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meeting in Pyongyang with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Thursday that his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with the United States.

"North Korea would like to remain...Read more

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate on hold at 0.75% on Thursday and warned that a combination of Brexit worries and global trade tensions was weighing on growth.

All nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee backed the...Read more

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has sentenced 128 people accused of being among the ringleaders of the failed military coup in 2016, to life terms in prison, according to Turkish media.

In total, Haberturk television said 128 people, most of them...Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a "surprise" medical bill, according to a study released Thursday. And depending on where you live, the odds can be much higher...Read more

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU summit (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron says the nomination contest for Europe's top positions isn't a battle between France and Germany.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court has extended the prison sentences of four human traffickers convicted last year for their roles in a 2015 incident in which 71 migrants suffocated in the back of a refrigerated truck found on a highway in Austria....Read more

BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets advanced Thursday on hopes for a trade truce between the United States and China and the Federal Reserve's hint at lower rates. The price of oil surged amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S.

Confirmation of a...Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — Under financial pressure from sex-abuse litigation, the Boy Scouts of America are seeking to bolster their abuse-prevention efforts with a new awareness program featuring cartoon-style videos that will be provided to more than 1.2 million Cub Scouts across...Read more

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a name that sounds like futuristic fiction, Rapid DNA machines roughly the size of an office printer have helped solve rape cases in Kentucky, identified California wildfire victims and verified family connections of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico...Read more

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