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National GOP reluctant to weigh in on Trump's Russia swirl

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - There was no sign of shock or outrage in the hotel hallways and conference rooms where Republican officials gathered to discuss party business even as politicians on both sides and foreign policy experts fretted about President Donald Trump’s cozy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Eritrean diaspora watches Ethiopia thaw with hope, mistrust

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - The sudden thaw between longtime enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia is opening up a world of possibilities for the neighboring countries’ residents: new economic and diplomatic ties, telephone and transport links and the end to one of Africa’s most bitter feuds.

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p>But the fledgling peace is …

Inside Trump's isolation after Putin summit, walkbacks

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p>BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - Facing condemnation from allies and foes alike on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump was outnumbered even in the Oval Office. Top aides gathered to convince the president to issue a rare walk-back of the comments he’d made raising doubts about U.S. intelligence conclusions of Russian election …

Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has rejected a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region’s future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s controversial summit with the Russian leader.

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p>Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, said the …

Colombian rebels-turned-politicians sworn into Congress

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Eight former Colombian rebels who once battled the government with rifles and bombs have been sworn into Congress.

The ex-combatants with the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia took their seats in Congress for the first time Friday.

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p>Colombia’s historic peace agreement ending more than five …

Putin soccer ball gift to Trump gets routine security check

WASHINGTON (AP) - The red-and-white soccer ball tossed to President Donald Trump by Russia’s Vladimir Putin is undergoing a routine security screening.

The U.S. Secret Service says that’s standard for all gifts to the president.

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p>During a joint news conference after their summit this week in Finland, Putin used soccer …

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