Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to members of military as she visits Salisbury southwest England.

US, France, Germany join UK in blaming Russia for spy attack

The United States, France and Germany joined Britain on Thursday in condemning Russia for the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy, calling it an "assault on U.K. sovereignty," as the Kremlin vowed to expel British diplomats soon in response to London's moves against Moscow.

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Britain's Professor Stephen Hawking delivers a keynote speech as he receives the Honorary Freedom of the City of London during a ceremony at the Guildhall in the City of London.

Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has died

Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died Wednesday. He was 76.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session, in parliament in London.

Britain boots 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

Relations between Britain and Russia plunged Wednesday to a chilly level not seen since the Cold War as Prime Minister Theresa May expelled 23 diplomats, severed high-level contacts and vowed both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former spy.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, center, waves as she comes out of the Jodhpur airport upoon her arrival in Jodhpur, Rajasthan state, India.

Hillary Clinton: US did not 'deserve' Trump presidency

Hillary Clinton told an audience in India that the United States did not "deserve" Donald Trump's presidency and these are "perilous times."

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Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, center, waves to journalists as he arrives to head a Cabinet meeting, in Gaza City.

Palestinian prime minister escapes injury in Gaza bombing

A roadside bomb on Tuesday struck the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister during a rare visit to the Gaza Strip, causing no serious injuries but throwing an already troubled reconciliation process between rival factions into deeper turmoil.

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Pope Francis is served gnocchetti during a lunch with several hundred poor people, at the Vatican on World Day of the Poor.

Francis marks 5 years as pope amid love, disenchantment

Pope Francis marked his fifth anniversary as pope Tuesday by receiving votes of confidence from his predecessor and current Vatican No. 2, even as surveys showed his reform-minded papacy was turning off some of the most faithful, church-going Catholics.

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Military personnel are prepared before working to remove cars from a car park in Salisbury, England.

British PM: Russia 'highly likely' behind ex-spy's poisoning

Russia is "highly likely" to blame for poisoning a former spy and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday, demanding that Moscow give a compelling explanation or face "extensive" retaliation.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers his New Year's speech at an undisclosed place in North Korea.

US, N. Korea go from threats to possible summit in a flash

President Donald Trump accepting a reported offer to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a stunning turn of events after a year of heated verbal warfare that included crude insults and mutual threats of nuclear attacks.

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A mourner prays for the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami during a special memorial event in Tokyo.

Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000

They bowed their heads, hands clasped or palms firmly pressed together. They stood in grassy areas or roadsides overlooking the choppy sea. In Japan's capital, they lit candles and offered flowers. Some dabbed at tears.

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Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to his seat after casting his vote for an amendment to China's constitution that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable him to rule indefinitely.

Historic vote in China will let president rule for life

Xi Jinping, already China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, received a vastly expanded mandate Sunday as lawmakers abolished presidential term limits that have been in place for more than 35 years and wrote his political philosophy into the country's constitution.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin on alleged US election interference: I don't care

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he doesn't care about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election because the actions weren't connected to his government.

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A woman walks by a huge screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Tokyo.

Trump he thinks North Korea will keep word on missile tests

President Donald Trump said Saturday he believes North Korea will abide by its pledge to suspend missile tests while he prepares for a summit by May with the North's leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China silences critics of move to make Xi president for life

The day China's ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn't sleep.

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In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency people gather before a red banner written in English and Chinese set up for the opening ceremony of the African Union Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

China builds ambitiously in Africa as US sounds the alarm

The sleek, green-and-white trains glide past the congested, ragged streets of Addis Ababa along the city's new light rail — built and financed by China. The towering silver African Union headquarters here was built by China, too. 

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People take part in a silent protest march in memory of murdered journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Tens of thousands protest in Slovakia at journalist's death

Tens of thousands of Slovaks rallied in massive anti-government protests across the country on Friday to demand a thorough investigation of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, and changes in government.

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a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea.  South Korea's national security director says President Donald Trump has dec

Trump says he'll meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

After months of trading insults and threats of nuclear annihilation, President Donald Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un by May to negotiate an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said Thursday. No American president has ever met with a North Korea leader.

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People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, meeting with South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang, North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. After year

Trump says SKorea to make 'major statement' on NKorea

President Donald Trump said South Korea will be making a "major statement" about North Korea on Thursday evening. After his teasing announcement to reporters in a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, Trump was asked whether the announcement would be about talks with North Korea and he told ABC reporter Jon Karl: "It's almost beyond that. Hopefully, you will give me credit."

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Thousands of demonstrators protest male violence against women and demanding an equality labour opportunities at  the Paseo Sarasate Promenade, during the female general strike to commemorate International Women's Day, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursda

Women strike, protest as the world marks Int'l Women's Day

Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women's Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi.

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, center, and Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Workneh Gebeyehu, right, depart after a news conference following their meeting, Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

Africa moving past Trump's slur, says African Union official

The top U.S. diplomat and a top African official tried Thursday to move past President Donald Trump's slur about Africa, deeming it a closed matter that need not be revisited. "I believe that this incident is of the past," African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki said at a news conference with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing President Donald Trump and wants a California judge to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the

Porn star sues Trump over nondisclosure agreement

A porn star who has said she had sex with President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, which prevented her from discussing the alleged sexual encounters.

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In this Monday, March 19, 2018, underwater video image courtesy of Paul Allen shows wreckage from the USS Juneau, a U.S. Navy ship sunk by the Japanese torpedoes 76 years ago.

Team backed by Microsoft co-founder Allen finds WWII wreck

The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II.


President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the White House in Washington, as first lady Melania Trump listens.

Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan

President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said Sunday.

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