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US Embassy in Russia stops issuing tourist visas for 8 days

MOSCOW -- In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the US Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staf

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NKorea issues trademark fiery rhetoric over US-SKorea drills

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's military on Tuesday greeted the start of annual US-South Korean military drills with its standard fiery threats, vowing "merciless retaliation" for exercises Pyongyang claims are an invasion rehearsal.

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Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021

LONDON -- After more than 150 years as Britain's most famous timekeeper, London's Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few special occasions.

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Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies

AUTHORITIES said two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Kentucky were struck by a car, and one has died.

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'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse

THE stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the US witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since W

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Duterte seeks to 'strengthen' Ninoy's legacy amid 'troubling times'

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has joined the Filipinos in commemorating the 34th death anniversary of late Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr.

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Trump has new communications director

HAGERSTOWN, Md.

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Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

WASHINGTON -- Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of

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