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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's pro-Russia defense minister has denounced the U.S. ambassador to Serbia as arrogant for calling the former Serbian province of Kosovo a sovereign state.

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BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia has launched a truth, reconciliation and reparations commission to lay bare abuses committed under the 22-year rule of former leader Yahya Jammeh, with President Adama Barrow declaring the country's "dark days" are over.

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Turkish journalists have been charged with insulting the Turkish nation and institutions for suggesting that a Turkish court may not have acted independently when ruling in the case against an American pastor.

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MOSCOW (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has arrived in Russia on a visit expected to further boost ties between the two nations.

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LONDON (AP) — A baby born to Prince Harry and Meghan, the duchess of Sussex, would be seventh in line for the British throne when it is born next spring. Here is the current line of succession to the British throne upon of the death of 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth II:

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BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan man convicted of helping three of the Sept. 11 attackers as they plotted to strike New York and Washington was flown from a Hamburg jail on Monday to the city's airport in preparation for his deportation to his home country.

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government has passed an emergency ordinance requiring prosecutors in key agencies to have a greater number of years of professional activity. The move would hamper ongoing investigations as it would disqualify less experienced prosecutors.

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SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament is debating constitutional amendments that are part of an agreement with neighboring Greece to rename the country "North Macedonia," changes that would go a long way to ensuring the country can join NATO.

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MOSCOW (AP) — Rights group Amnesty International says its researcher in Russia's North Caucasus has been abducted and beaten while reporting on protests in the region.

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LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union and British foreign ministers expressed cautious optimism Monday that a deal on Britain's departure from the bloc will be found soon but virtually ruled out any agreement at a crunch summit this week.

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BERLIN (AP) — Smarting from the loss of his party's absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament, a prominent ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed speculation Monday over his future and insisted he would work to keep supporting the German leader's national government.

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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — It took rescuers two days to recover the battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who died in Nepal's worst mountaineering disaster in recent years, authorities said Monday.

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Jordan and Syria have agreed to reopen a vital border crossing between the two countries, three years after the commercial lifeline fell to rebel groups and traffic was halted.

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PARIS (AP) — Authorities in southwest France say at least five people have been killed in violent storms and floods that saw the equivalent of several months of rainfall in the space of hours.

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister said on Monday her country's alliance with the United States had never been more vital in an era of escalating challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge critics said was politically motivated.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Koreas are holding high-level talks to discuss engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with the North.

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is saying that authorities have detained a member of the military over the September attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz that killed 24 people.

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's judiciary spokesman is saying a court has sentenced a dual national man to eight and a half years in prison after finding him guilty of infiltration of important governmental bodies.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has suspended the planned deportation of an American graduate student who has been held in detention while fighting an expulsion order over her involvement in the boycott movement against Israel.