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  • France had been hunting second church attacker after tip-off
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    France had been hunting second church attacker after tip-off

    By Chine Labbé and Michel Rose PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (Reuters) - Police had been hunting the second teenager who killed a priest in a church in France this week after a foreign intelligence tip-off that a suspected jihadist might be preparing an attack, police and judicial sources said

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  • Erdogan wants army under president's control after coup: Turkish official
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    Erdogan wants army under president's control after coup: Turkish official

    By Ece Toksabay and Daren Butler ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the armed forces and national intelligence agency brought under the control of the presidency, a parliamentary official said on Thursday, part of a major overhaul of the military after a failed coup.

  • Up to one million could flee fighting for Iraq's Mosul: ICRC
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    Up to one million could flee fighting for Iraq's Mosul: ICRC

    Up to 1 million people could be forced to flee their homes in Iraq soon as fighting intensifies in a government offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday. U.S.-backed Iraqi government forces have stepped up their military

  • Christian Science Monitor

    What Trump’s flirtation with Putin signals to Europe

    Speculation about Donald Trump’s soft spot for Russian President Vladimir Putin and general pro-Russian attitude has been waxing for several months, helped along by moves such as Mr. Trump's hiring of campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who represented the Russian-backed former Ukrainian president for

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    Why can’t the UN stop sexual violence in South Sudan?

    Ethnic hostilities in South Sudan have left the country awash in sexual violence, and some of it may be happening under the nose of United Nations peacekeepers. The UN said on Wednesday that there had been least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape in the South Sudanese capital of Juba since fighting

  • Christian Science Monitor

    To nominate Hillary Clinton, it takes a village

    In Cleveland last week at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump’s face was the dominant image. This week in Philadelphia, the Democrats are using a much different, more traditional approach. The party’s biggest names have marched to the podium one by one and praised Mrs. Clinton while bashing

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why the Kremlin may not be the fan of Trump that it's said to be

    When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday made a public request to Russia that it publish missing emails from Hillary Clinton's personal web server, it ignited rampant press speculation as to what he meant. Was Mr. Trump really proposing that Russia, already accused by US

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  • Associated Press

    Australian leader launches inquiry into teen detainee abuse

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister has called for an investigation into allegations that teenagers were abused at a juvenile detention center in the country's north.

  • Lawyer: 8 Turkish military personnel being sent to Athens
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    Lawyer: 8 Turkish military personnel being sent to Athens

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.

  • Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack
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    Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.

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    Malaysia names new anti-graft chief as corruption scandal drags on

    Malaysia appointed a new chief of its anti-graft agency on Friday, replacing a previous head who stepped down two years before his term ended amid a high-profile graft investigation linked to Prime Minister Najib Razak. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has led investigations into allegations

  • IS executes 24 civilians after seizing Syria village
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    IS executes 24 civilians after seizing Syria village

    The Islamic State jihadist group has executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, a monitor said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS executed 24 civilians "in the last 24 hours" after taking Buyir from

  • French PM moots temporary ban on foreign-funded mosques
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    French PM moots temporary ban on foreign-funded mosques

    France's prime minister said Friday he would consider a temporary ban on foreign financing of mosques, urging a "new model" for relations with Islam after a spate of jihadist attacks. Manuel Valls, under fire for perceived security lapses around the attacks, also admitted a "failure

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  • Associated Press

    Romania: senior banker detained in corruption probe

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Anti-corruption prosecutors have detained the deputy governor of Romania's central bank on suspicion that he engaged in influence-peddling, illicitly receiving 1 million euros ($1.1 million) when he was parliament speaker.

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    Mercedes building new car plant in Hungary, to employ 2,500

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Automaker Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand says it will build a new manufacturing plant in Hungary by the end of the decade, investing 1 billion euros ($1.11 billion) and creating 2,500 new jobs.

  • Bosnia's Muslim leader warns Serb side over referendum
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    Bosnia's Muslim leader warns Serb side over referendum

    A Muslim leader in Bosnia has warned that his Bosnian Serb counterpart is "playing with fire" by planning a controversial referendum on when the country's Serbs celebrate their national day. Earlier this month, Bosnian Serb lawmakers stirred controversy by announcing a referendum would

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  • Britain casts doubt on EDF's Hinkley Point nuclear plan
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    Britain casts doubt on EDF's Hinkley Point nuclear plan

    By Nina Chestney and William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new government has cast doubt over a project with French energy company EDF to build the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades, delaying a decision on the plan just a day after the company's board voted to proceed. In

  • Mercedes cars dominate 1st practice for German GP
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    Mercedes cars dominate 1st practice for German GP

    HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Nico Rosberg set the pace in the first practice for the German Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton as the two Mercedes cars dominated Friday's session.

  • The Latest: Pope writes prayer for God's pity in guest book
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    The Latest: Pope writes prayer for God's pity in guest book

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Poland (all times local):

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    Red Cross: up to 1 million Iraqis may have to flee fighting

    GENEVA (AP) — The international Red Cross says up to 1 million Iraqis could be forced to flee their homes in the coming weeks amid worsening fighting in the country.

  • Australia 83-3 chasing 268 at tea on day 4 vs. Sri Lanka
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    Australia 83-3 chasing 268 at tea on day 4 vs. Sri Lanka

    PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Spinners accounted for three of Australia's top order wickets to put Sri Lanka in command of the first test on Friday as the tourists, chasing 268 to win, reached 83 for three at tea on the fourth day.

  • Eurozone growth halves in Q2 but inflation inches up in July
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    Eurozone growth halves in Q2 but inflation inches up in July

    LONDON (AP) — Economic growth across the 19-country eurozone halved in the second quarter, official figures showed Friday, in a development that's more likely due to the fading boost from lower oil prices and weaker euro than to concerns in the run-up to the British vote on whether to leave the European

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  • Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger resigns from national squad
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    Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger resigns from national squad

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger announced Friday that he is retiring from international football after making 120 appearances over 12 years.

  • Italian banks under glare as EU stress tests results due
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    Italian banks under glare as EU stress tests results due

    MILAN (AP) — The spotlight is on Italy's troubled banks as regulators prepare to release the results Friday of stress tests of EU lenders that will show how much money the country's financial sector, the most troubled in the region, needs to avoid rekindling a eurozone crisis.

  • Pope Francis walks alone through horrors of Auschwitz
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    Pope Francis walks alone through horrors of Auschwitz

    Pope Francis on Friday walked alone through the notorious wrought-iron "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate at Auschwitz-Birkenau, on a historic visit to the former Nazi death camp. Among the survivors he embraced were Helena Dunicz Niwinska, a 101-year-old woman who played the violin in the Auschwitz