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  • Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk.
  • US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

    BELLEAU, France - High-ranking military officials from the U.S., France and Germany have taken part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in northern France to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a turning point in World War I and a key moment in Marine Corps history.
  • Israeli strike on Gaza kills 3 Palestinian militants

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military struck a Gaza observation post on Sunday, killing three Palestinian militants after the troops found a bomb planted along the border.
  • Taliban suicide bombing kills 2 soldiers in Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A suicide car bomber struck Afghan troops outside an army base in the southern Helmand province on Sunday, killing at least two of them in an attack claimed by the Taliban.
  • Some Irish Catholics worried, dismayed after abortion vote

    DUBLIN - Irish Catholics attending Sunday Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it reflects the weakening of the Church — a situation that was unthinkable in Ireland a generation ago.
  • Pakistan police kill 6 linked to bomb attack

    MULTAN, Pakistan - Police in Pakistan say they have killed six "terrorists" behind a bomb attack in the eastern city of Lahore last year.
  • Austrian leader backs role for EU border agency in Africa

    BERLIN - Austria's chancellor says European border guards should be allowed to go to north Africa to prevent migrants from setting off across the Mediterranean Sea in rickety boats.
  • Huge lightning storms in UK disrupt travel at London airport

    LONDON - British meteorologists say up to 20,000 lightning strikes hit the U.K. during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, and a London-area airport is reporting flight disruptions after an aircraft refuelling system was damaged.
  • US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend.
  • Abbas doctor says Palestinian leader to stay in hospital

    RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territory - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' doctor said Sunday that the 83-year-old will be staying another day in the hospital, abruptly reversing a previous announcement that he would be discharged and adding to the uncertainty surrounding the Palestinian leader's health.

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