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Berlin Wall, 9/11 symbols offer message to Trump at NATO
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Berlin Wall, 9/11 symbols offer message to Trump at NATO

BRUSSELS (AP) — A U.S. president who wants to build walls is celebrating the collapse of one of the world’s most iconic barriers: the Berlin Wall. Donald Trump looked on Thursday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg unveiled two sections of the Berlin Wall that divided the German city until 1989, … Continue reading

The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK
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The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 4:00 p.m. British Transport Police says armed officers will patrol some U.K. trains for the first time because of the increased threat of extremist attacks. The patrols will begin Thursday afternoon. Officials say the plan is to “ensure … Continue reading

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care
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Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option is unlikely to gain much traction as President Donald Trump’s administration and Republicans in Congress … Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates record while abroad
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates record while abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s a new U.S. export: President Donald Trump’s exaggerations about his record. In his speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday during his first foreign trip as president, Trump claimed to have accomplished record spending on the armed forces, even though Congress has yet to pass a budget that reflects his plans and … Continue reading

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending
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NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending

BRUSSELS (AP) — Meeting fellow NATO leaders for the first time, U.S. President Donald Trump aggressively challenged them Thursday to spend more on their own defense, putting the alliance under exceptional pressure to become tougher, sharper and newly relevant. The 27 other leaders looked on in awkward silence as Trump suggested most NATO countries were … Continue reading

Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill
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Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats needle Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. The leader of the Senate GOP effort to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law faulted Democrats for not working with … Continue reading

UK police find ‘significant’ evidence; May slams US on leaks
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UK police find ‘significant’ evidence; May slams US on leaks

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester’s police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over U.S. leaks about the investigation to the media. Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters … Continue reading

Somalia car bomb kills at least 4 in capital, police say
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Somalia car bomb kills at least 4 in capital, police say

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded in Somalia’s capital, killing at least four people and injuring more 10, police said Wednesday, as the extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. The Somalia-based group has vowed to step up attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere after the federal government recently announced a new offensive against the group. … Continue reading

Suspected suicide bomb in Jakarta kills policeman, injures 9
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Suspected suicide bomb in Jakarta kills policeman, injures 9

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A suspected suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Indonesia’s capital Wednesday night killed a policeman and injured nine other people, including four officers, police said. Vice National Police Chief Syafruddin, who uses one name, said an initial investigation showed there were two explosions and a suspected suicide bomber had also … Continue reading

US stocks extend gains to a 5th day as tech companies rise
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US stocks extend gains to a 5th day as tech companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are up for the fifth consecutive day Wednesday as technology and high-dividend companies move higher. The gains are slight as retailers including jewelry and car parts sellers are falling and energy companies decline with oil prices. Investors are waiting for the Federal Reserve to release minutes from its meeting … Continue reading