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July 08, 2019 - 4:41 am
LONDON (AP) — A free climber in London has scaled one of the tallest buildings in Europe. The man who climbed The Shard early Monday morning was spoken to by police after he made his ascent but hasn't been arrested. London police say they were called to the scene after receiving reports that...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. Warmbier's parents have filed a claim for the North Korean cargo ship seized in May 2019 by the United States in a bid to collect a $500 million judgment awarded in the American college student's death. Otto Warmbier was imprisoned in North Korea for months after being convicted of trying to steal a propaganda poster and died days after being returned to the U.S. in a vegetative state in June 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
July 06, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship, seeking to collect on a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded in the American college student's death. The Warmbiers filed court papers Wednesday in New York federal court saying they have a right...
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People take part in the wife carrying race, a 278-yard obstacle course, during the 24th world championships in Sonkajarvi, Finland, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Despite the event's name couples don't have to be married, and organizers say male contestants could "steal a neighbor's wife" if they didn't have a female companion. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
July 06, 2019 - 2:12 pm
SONKAJARVI, Finland (AP) — A Lithuanian man and his wife have won the world 'wife carrying' title, leaping over timber and wading through waist-high water to beat dozens of other couples for a second year running. The prize is the wife's weight in beer. Vytautas Kirkliauskas and his wife Neringa...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel,right, and Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki listening to a speech by Poland's President Andrzej Duda during a summit meeting that aims to reassure Western Balkan states that their aspirations to join the European Union have backing among EU leaders, in Poznan, Poland, Friday, July 5, 2019.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 05, 2019 - 10:57 am
POZNAN, Poland (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought Friday to reassure Western Balkan nations aspiring to join the European Union that there is strong support for the process in the EU, saying that the bloc sees their integration to be in its strategic interest. Merkel, along with British...
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July 04, 2019 - 11:00 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A homemade skate ramp made in part from ashes of a man shot and killed at an Albuquerque skate park is now blocked off. KOAT-TV reports the city of Albuquerque this week temporarily blocked off access to the memorial because it was built without permission from officials...
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July 02, 2019 - 12:16 pm
PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a story July 1, The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump was joined in his Freedom House conversation with North Korea's Kim Jong Un by his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump and Kushner did meet Kim and were in the room...
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A polar fox is fitted with a satellite tracking collar in Krossfjorden, Svalbard, a Norwegian Arctic archipelago, on July 29, 2017, as part of research conducted by the Norwegian Polar Institute. Norwegian researchers said Tuesday July 2, 2019, that this young female arctic fox, shown in this photo, has been tracked walking from northern Norway to Canada’s far north, a distance of 4,415 kilometers (2,737 miles), via Greenland in 76 days. (Elise Stroemseng/Norwegian Polar Institute via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 12:05 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian researchers say an arctic fox walked from northern Norway to Canada's far north, a distance of 4,415 kilometers (2,737 miles), in four months. The Norwegian Polar Institute says the young female fox left her birthplace on Norway's Svalbard archipelago on March 1...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2012 file photo, Walter Luebcke, who was in charge of the Kassel area regional administration, talks to media in Kassel, Germany. Germany's top security official says the far-right extremist suspected in the killing of a politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has told authorities that he acted alone. Walter Luebcke, who led the Kassel regional administration in central Germany, was fatally shot in the head at his home on June 2, 2019. (Uwe Zucch/dpa via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 6:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — A far-right extremist arrested over the killing of a regional official from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has reportedly retracted his confession to the killing. Walter Luebcke, who led the Kassel regional administration in central Germany, was shot dead at his home on June...
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July 02, 2019 - 5:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — About 3,000 troops from 19 countries are taking part in military drills in the Black Sea, an exercise that has raised concerns in Russia. The 12-day Sea Breeze 2019 exercise, involving Ukraine, the U.S., a dozen other NATO allies and a few other nations, began Monday in the...
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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, left, attends a news conference by President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019, before heading to the demilitarized zone. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
July 01, 2019 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — She is President Donald Trump's new top spokeswoman. But she said barely a word during what became her introduction to the world. Stephanie Grisham received a baptism by fire over the weekend as she accompanied the president on his high-stakes trip to Asia and threw her body into...
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