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Berlin going nuts over arrival of 2 giant pandas from China

Two giant pandas from China have landed safely in Berlin where they are being welcomed by the German capital's mayor and the Chinese ambassador.

Hundreds evacuated from London towers after Grenfell Tower fire

Hundreds of residents were evacuated from public housing towers in London in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze.

CIA held secret talk with Syria in bid to free US journalist, report says

The CIA's director held a secret negotiation with Syria's intelligence chief earlier this year as part of an effort to free an American journalist taken hostage in the Arab country five years ago, The New York Times...

South Korea Leader Hopes for Unified Olympic Team With the North

If the North and the South form a team for the Winter Games next year, it would represent a major milestone in inter-Korean relations.

Dozens of Serbia gays say election of gay PM-to-be historic

Several dozen Serbian gays, lesbians and transgender people have marched in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, hailing the expected election of a first openly gay prime minister as historic for the Balkan country.

Once cheering diversity, Istanbul braces for Pride Week

For several years, Pride Week in Istanbul attracted tens of thousands of participants, making it one of largest gatherings celebrating gay, lesbian and transgender rights and diversity in the Muslim world.

High-Rises Across England Fail Safety Checks After London Fire

U.K. authorities said so far at least 27 high-rises across England have failed fire-safety checks prompted by the fire in a London residential tower earlier this month that killed at least 79 people.

Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

LONDON — The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes.Hundreds of...

Trump to Host Modi, With Focus on Security, Defense

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the White House on Monday for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, a principle that has long underpinned relations will be at stake: that supporting the growth of a strong...

Pakistan Terror Attacks Kill Dozens

The death toll from multiple terror attacks across Pakistan rose to 72, officials said, making it one of the deadliest days in the country so far this year and prompting the government to ramp up security and counterterrorism...

The Latest: High-rise evacuations face some resistance

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on response to deadly tower-block fire in London (all times local):

German court removes 3 judges in Auschwitz trial over bias

A German court has removed three judges found to be biased in the often-delayed trial of a former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp.

Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

The French Embassy in Baghdad says a Swiss journalist has died from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group.

Austria cracks down on Turkish citizens with 2 passports

With his rich Tyrolean accent, Mehmet Altin appears to be a native of the alpine Austrian province.

French leader Macron proposes big expansion of his counterterrorism powers

The move alarmed civil liberties advocates. Defenders said it will make France safer.