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Religious Turkish Party Turns against ex-Ally Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sunday's elections risks seeing his vote critically eroded by an unlikely foe -- a religiously conservative party with roots in the same Islamic political ideology as his own.

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North Korea's Kim Briefs China's Xi on Trump Summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un briefed Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday about his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, a visit that underscores Beijing's efforts to remain at the center of fast-moving nuclear diplomacy.

Xi urged the U.S. and North Korea to implement the agreements reached at the June 12 summit in Singapore, while Kim thanked Xi for his role in the diplomatic efforts, according to Chinese state media.

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France's Le Pen Ordered to Repay €300K to Europe Parliament

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay nearly 300,000 euros to the European Parliament for funds paid incorrectly to an assistant, a top EU court ruled on Tuesday.

The General Court of the European Union, the bloc's second-highest tribunal, rejected a bid by Le Pen to overturn a ruling that she had wrongly used parliamentary funds to pay an aide who was based at her party's headquarters in Paris.

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Merkel, Macron Search for Reforms to Halt EU 'Disintegration'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to hammer out reforms that can stop the "disintegration" of the European Union, torn by populist forces and deep discord over immigration.

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UN Experts Urge Iran to Halt 'Unlawful Execution' of Juvenile Offender

Two UN rights experts urgently appealed to Iran on Tuesday to halt the planned execution of a man sentenced to death for a murder committed when he was 15 years old.

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Recording of Crying Children at Border Adds to Outrage

An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

"Papa! Papa!" one child is heard weeping in the audio file that was first reported by the nonprofit ProPublica and later provided to The Associated Press.

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Trump Says US Not 'Migrant Camp' amid Family Separation Crisis

President Donald Trump vowed Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp," as he faced soaring pressure to end the separation of immigrant families on America's southern border.

While top administration officials stood by Trump's policy of "zero tolerance" towards unauthorized border crossers, and insisted children were being held in humane conditions, criticism swelled from rights groups and within the president's own Republican Party.

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Afghanistan's Surprise Ceasefire Celebrations Raise Hopes for Peace

Extraordinary scenes of Afghan Taliban and security forces spontaneously celebrating a historic ceasefire showed many fighters on both sides are fed up with fighting, analysts say, raising hopes for peace in a country ravaged by war. 

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US, S. Korea Confirm Suspending Military Drills

US and South Korean officials confirmed Tuesday the suspension of scheduled joint military drills, making good on a pledge by President Donald Trump during his summit with North Korea's leader.

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Search On For Dozens Missing in Indonesia Ferry Sinking

Several hundred rescue personnel were searching for survivors Tuesday after a boat sank in Indonesia with about 80 people aboard, the national disaster agency said.

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