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Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal

Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal

Swiss climber Ueli Steck, acclaimed for rapid ascents that included scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months, died Sunday in a mountaineering accident in Nepal
Updated: 1 hour ago
Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says U.S. President Donald Trump has called the Philippine leader and expressed Washington's commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing "a warm, working relationship" with Duterte
Updated: 3 hours ago
Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests

Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is hiking the minimum wage by 60 percent and handing out free homes amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement calling for his removal
Updated: 4 hours ago

Aussie's arrest in Colombia aims light on foreign drug mules

The family of an Australian woman arrested in Colombia for trying to board a flight with almost 6 kilograms of cocaine is mounting a campaign to defend her against what they consider trumped-up charges
Updated: 4 hours ago

7 suspected gunmen killed in clash with Mexican army

Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua say an army patrol was attacked by gunfire, setting off a shootout that killed seven men in their 20s suspected of being gunmen
Updated: 5 hours ago
Italy's Renzi easily in Democratic Party primary

Italy's Renzi easily in Democratic Party primary

Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi has regained the Democratic Party leadership with an easy win in a primary that he hopes will bolster the center-left's ability to counter growing support for populist politicians
Updated: 5 hours ago
Germany's Merkel presses Saudi Arabia on refugees and rights

Germany's Merkel presses Saudi Arabia on refugees and rights

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his successors in her first visit to the kingdom in seven years
Updated: 6 hours ago

French forces kill 20 jihadists on Mali-Burkina Faso border

French forces fighting against extremism in Africa's Sahel region say they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso
Updated: 6 hours ago

Bag with 2 embryos in jars found outside Greek cemetery

A black bag left outside a village cemetery in northern Greece contained two jars, each contained an embryo in formaldehyde, police say
Updated: 7 hours ago
Macron's startup-style campaign upends French expectations

Macron's startup-style campaign upends French expectations

Whether or not Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency in next Sunday's runoff election, he has already accomplished the unthinkable _ making it into the runoff without a party behind him
Updated: 7 hours ago