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Turkish official: Mastermind of Feb "terror attack" killed
ISTANBUL (AP) -- As Turkey pressed ahead with an investigation into the triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's busiest airport bombing and track down suspects, its security forces killed the mastermind of an earlier suicide bombing, an official said Friday....

Now isolated, Britain joins France at WWI centenary event
THIEPVAL, France (AP) -- One week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron and royal family members will stand side-by-side with France's president to celebrate their historic alliance at the centenary of the deadliest battle of World War I....

Justice Secretary Gove to spell out post-Brexit plans
LONDON (AP) -- Political healing after Britain's vote to leave the European Union seemed a distant prospect Friday, as Justice Secretary Michael Gove ramped up his Conservative leadership bid, and a senior colleague called for him to step aside....

Too much Brussels in EU, new presidency says after UK exit
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- Slovakia takes over the European Union's presidency on Friday determined to help reconnect the EU with its citizens and put decision-making back in the hands of Europe's nations as the bloc reels from Britain's vote to leave....

Australia could soon elect 5th prime minister in 3 years
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australians go to the polls Saturday with the opposition leader vying to become the country's fifth prime minister in three years. Global market turmoil since the Brexit vote, Australia's success in turning back asylum seeker boats, gay marriage, housing prices, corporate tax rates and union corruption have been major issues in the eight-week campaign....

Xi urges Chinese Communist Party to embrace Marxist roots
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the 88-million-strong Communist Party to embrace its Marxist roots on Friday as he delivered an emphatic call for ideological discipline and a vigorous defense of party rule....

Myanmar decries demotion on US human trafficking blacklist
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar called sad and regrettable a move by the United States to place the country on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders, while rights groups welcomed it as long overdue....

New Philippine president faces daunting challenges
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Rodrigo Duterte, who was sworn in as the Philippines' 16th president on Thursday, has given himself a colossal campaign promise to fulfill: eradicating crime - especially drug trafficking, smuggling, rapes and murder - in three to six months. That won him a lot of votes, but it also spurred alarm and doubts, including from police officials, who said it was an impossible feat....

UK stock index above pre-vote level: Crisis over? Not likely
LONDON (AP) -- Don't be fooled: the rebound in Britain's main stock market to where it was before the vote to leave the European Union does not mean all is now fine for the country's economy....

5 candidates in leadership race for UK's Conservative Party
LONDON (AP) -- There are five candidates competing for the position of leader of Britain's Conservative Party. The winner, to be announced September 9, will become prime minister and is expected to lead negotiations to take Britain out of the European Union. Here are brief descriptions of the candidates:...

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10 suspects linked to Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast attacks

Bookseller drops out of Hong Kong pro-democracy protest

Justice Secretary Gove to spell out post-Brexit plans

Latin America/Caribbean
AP PHOTOS: Fidel Castro's birthplace sees rise in visitors

Middle East
The Latest: US official: Chechen organized airport attack