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Turkey Court Frees U.S. Pastor after Two-Year Detention

A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of an American pastor held for the last two years in Turkey, in a case that caused a crisis in ties with the United States.

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Britain Plans Fiscal Buffer for Brexit, Says Hammond

Britain is preparing a "fiscal reserve" to support the economy in case of turmoil when the country officially exits the European Union, finance minister Philip Hammond told Bloomberg TV Friday.

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Germany Extends Austria Border Controls over Migrants

Germany said Friday it was extending by another half year border controls with Austria, which were reintroduced in several places in the passport-free Schengen zone in response to the migrant influx.

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Ships Locked Together after Mediterranean Collision Break Free

Two ships locked together after a collision in the Mediterranean that caused an oil spill have broken away from each other, easing recovery operations, French maritime officials said.

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Moon Urges US Move Towards Formally Ending Korean War

South Korean President Moon Jae-in called Friday on the United States to move towards the nuclear-armed North's demands for a declaration the Korean War is over, as the allies pursue increasingly different approaches towards Pyongyang.

Washington has shied away from a formal announcement that the 1950-53 conflict, when hostilities ceased with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, has ended, saying that the North must first take more steps towards giving up its atomic arsenal.

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Search Teams Comb Debris for victims of Deadly Hurricane Michael

Search and rescue teams on Friday faced a second day of sifting through the ruined landscape left by furious Hurricane Michael as it devastated coastal communities in the Florida Panhandle.

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Germany to Extradite Suspect in Bulgarian Journalist Killing 'Soon'

A German court said Friday that a man suspected of the rape and murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova would be extradited to Bulgaria in the coming days.

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Japan PM Abe to Make Rare China Visit

Shinzo Abe will pay the first visit to China by a Japanese prime minister since 2011 later this month, Beijing announced Friday, in the latest sign of warming ties between the rivals.

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Trial Resumes in Turkey of Detained US Pastor Brunson

The trial resumed in Turkey on Friday of an American pastor whose detention for the last two years on terror charges caused a crisis in relations between NATO allies Ankara and Washington.

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IS Reverting to Insurgency Tactics after Losing Caliphate

Nearly defeated on the battlefields of its would-be caliphate, analysts say the Islamic State group has reverted to what it was before its spectacular conquests in 2014 — a shadowy insurgent network that targets civilian populations with guerrilla-style attacks and exploits state weaknesses to incite sectarian strife.

In Iraq and Syria, hardly a week goes by without the group staging an attack on a town or village, keeping its opponents on edge even as it fights U.S.-backed forces advancing on the last remaining slice of territory under its control near the countries' shared border.

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