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A Kern County sheriff's deputy stands near an area where a shooting victim lies, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Bakersfield, Calif. A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. (Felix Adamo/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 4:31 am
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff's deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities said. There was no immediate word on what sparked the shootings that took place at a home and a business in Bakersfield,...
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September 13, 2018 - 4:30 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Tiny Slovenia is set to vote into office a new, center-left government that will keep away from power anti-immigrant populists who came top in June's election. The proposed government of Prime Minister Marjan Sarec comprises several moderate groups which have joined...
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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab arrives for a cabinet meeting on Brexit at 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 13, 2018 - 4:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is warning the European Union that it will only make its full divorce payment if there is a Brexit deal. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab told the BBC Thursday that Britain would pay "significantly, substantially" less than the already agreed upon 39 billion pounds ($51 billion)...
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Hans-Georg Maassen, left, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, and German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, right, arrive for a hearing at the home affairs committee of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 13, 2018 - 4:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — The future of Germany's domestic intelligence chief is creating new strains in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government following his much-criticized comments about recent far-right protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told parliament...
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September 13, 2018 - 4:13 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended by six months sanctions against senior Russian officials, lawmakers and military officers accused of meddling in Ukraine. EU headquarters said Thursday the asset freezes and travel bans on 155 people and 44 "entities" — usually companies or...
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September 13, 2018 - 4:13 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian health authorities are rushing medical supplies to north Indian towns and villages where at least 50 people have died from fever over the past two weeks, topping the number of fever-related deaths over a three-month period last year. Patients suffering from fever and...
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September 13, 2018 - 3:57 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish central bank is discussing possible changes to its monetary policy amid concerns over the weakening Turkish currency. The bank said earlier this month that it would adjust its monetary policy, raising hopes that it will increase interest rates on Thursday...
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September 13, 2018 - 3:50 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say a person has been arrested over the theft of priceless treasures from the Swedish royal regalia, including a jeweled crown, from a cathedral where they were on display. Sweden's Prosecution Authority said Thursday the suspect was arrested a day...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, and Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia and First Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov watch a military exercises on training ground "Telemba", about 80 kilometers (50 miles ) north of the city of Chita during the military exercises Vostok 2018 in Eastern Siberia, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. The weeklong Vostok (East) 2018 maneuvers launched Tuesday span vast expanses of Siberia and the Far East, the Arctic and the Pacific Oceans. They involve nearly 300,000 Russian troops along with 1,000 Russian aircraft and 36,000 tanks and other combat vehicles. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 3:39 am
CHITA, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday inspected war games in eastern Siberia which have been billed as the biggest Russia has ever had. The weeklong Vostok (East) 2018 maneuvers span vast expanses of Siberia and the Far East, the Arctic and the Pacific Oceans. They...
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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer arrives for a plenary session of the German parliament Bundestag about the budget 2019, in Berlin, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
September 13, 2018 - 3:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister says Italy has agreed to take back migrants who show up at the German-Austrian border after previously applying for asylum in Italy. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told parliament Thursday that a deal with Italy has been agreed but that it still needs to...
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