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Police: Attacks in Spain are linked, took long time to plan
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The back-to-back vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort had been planned for a long time by an Islamic terrorist cell - and could have been far deadlier had its base not been destroyed by an apparently accidental explosion this week, Spanish officials said Friday....

The Latest: Spain issues 4 arrest warrants in van attacks
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local):...

Finnish police shoot man who stabs 8 people in Turku; 2 dead
HELSINKI (AP) -- A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland's western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were looking for more potential suspects in the attack....

Kenya opposition to file petition against presidential vote
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Dozens of supporters of Kenya's opposition coalition have gathered around the Supreme Court building where lawyers are expected to file a petition contesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election....

Sierra Leone death toll now up to 450 after mudslides
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Rescue officials in Sierra Leone warned Friday that the chances of finding survivors in the debris of this week's mudslides "are getting smaller every day," as bereaved and homeless survivors faced the magnitude of all they have lost....

The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, above her heart. But on her right glitters a diamond-and-gold brooch....

Ousted: Trump pushes out controversial aide Steve Bannon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months that now has seen the departure of much of his senior staff....

Barcelona's victims: A snapshot of the world
PARIS (AP) -- The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world - men, women and children from nearly three dozen nations - testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city....

In Germany, neo-Nazis get to march but threats are verboten
BERLIN (AP) -- Given Germany's grim history as the home of National Socialism and the efforts it has made since then to atone for its genocidal past, it might seem surprising that far-right extremists who glorify a dead Nazi official are allowed to march in his honor this weekend....

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