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Parts of London halt as Tom Cruise sprints over Thames River

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 13:38 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Tom Cruise has brought part of central London to a standstill as he sprinted across the roof of a rail bridge for the latest "Mission: Impossible" movie. Traffic was halted Saturday on...

After 2017 breakthrough, 2018 is when Brexit gets tough

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 09:57 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

After months of spats and false starts, Britain and the European Union ended 2017 by agreeing to have an amicable divorce. In 2018, they have to find a way to live together in the future — and...

Britain's queen speaks about weight of the crown in documentary

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 08:20 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has revealed the secrets of giving a speech while wearing a weighty crown, in unusually candid comments in a new documentary on her 1953 coronation and the symbolism of...

Report: Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 payment to porn star

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 07:54 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in...

Trump's own words revive debate over whether he's racist

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 07:50 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

More than 150 years after the abolition of slavery and more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, President Donald Trump's incendiary comments about immigrants have ripped open a...

German leaders express confidence on forming new government

Friday, 12 January 2018, 14:18 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats took a big step Friday toward forming a new German government, sealing a preliminary agreement in which they vowed to...

Facing critics, Facebook wants feeds to be more 'meaningful'

Friday, 12 January 2018, 07:57 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more "meaningful" in a move that could hurt publishers and news organizations that rely on it to spread their content. Facebook has...

Trump: Why allow immigrants from 'shithole countries'?

Friday, 12 January 2018, 07:53 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he...

Eight earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:17 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled even Baghdad and parts of the Iraqi countryside on Thursday, apparently aftershocks of a temblor in November that killed over...

Police hunt for jewels, thieves after Ritz robbery in Paris

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:03 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Paris police have recovered some jewels stolen from the Ritz Hotel in a multimillion-euro robbery attempt, but are still searching Thursday for two thieves and the rest of the missing luxury...

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