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Prince Harry, Markle make first official outing at Invictus Games

Montr - Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle made their first official public appearance together Monday, arriving hand in hand for a wheelchair tennis match at Toronto's Invictus Games.

EU 'digital summit' upstaged by Germany and Brexit

Brussels - A summit of European Union leaders in Estonia intended to chart out a digital future for the continent is set to be upstaged by less utopian issues including Brexit and the unexpected rise of the far right in Germany.

Ukraine's ex-PM to sue Russia in European rights court

Kiev - Former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Monday he would sue Russia in the European Court of Human Rights over allegations that he fought Kremlin forces in Chechnya.

Macron to present EU vision, seeking German backing

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron is to make a keynote speech on his vision for the European Union on Tuesday -- aimed more at German politicians across the border than the French public.

Doctors and hospitals among Taliban casualties of war

Kandahar - After the Taliban closed his local health clinic, Afghan farmer Haji Fazel Ahmad was forced to rent a car to take his sick wife to the nearest hospital six hours away. To his dismay the insurgents had shut that too.

Old and deadly: Japan's drive to beat elderly road menace

Nihon - A series of fatal crashes caused by elderly drivers in Japan has left authorities desperately grappling for ways to clamp down on a problem that experts warn is only going to get worse as the population ages.

Israelis veer between restraint, shock at German nationalist gains

Jerusalem - The success of the right-wing populist AfD in Germany's weekend elections was met in Israel with a mix of concern and restraint, with the two countries' close relations a factor.

Mud and misery for refugees as Bangladesh tent city grows

Cox's Bazar - Two hours' walk from the nearest road, with no toilets or clean water and little proper shelter, the vast area of scrubland Bangladesh has set aside for more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees is a miserable place to call home.

Trump to host Thai junta chief at White House next week

Washington - US President Donald Trump will host Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha at the White House next Tuesday, in a personal coup for a Thai autocrat who was shunned by Barack Obama's administration for his regime's poor rights record.

Nobel Foundation increases cash award for prizes

Stockholm - One week before the announcement of the 2017 Nobel prizes begins, the Nobel Foundation said Monday that this year's winners will receive a larger monetary award worth over a million dollars.

First refugees leave Australia's Pacific camps for US

Sydney - A first group of refugees left Australia's remote Pacific detention camps for the United States Tuesday to be resettled under a deal that angered President Donald Trump.

Five key events that shaped Abe's career

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has called a snap election, first came to power in 2006-2007. He returned as prime minister in 2012, a rare comeback in Japanese politics. Here are five key events that have defined Abe's career.

Daunting challenges facing Angola's new president

Luanda - Angola's incoming president Joao Lourenco faces a slew of challenges that include dwindling oil prices, rampant poverty, soaring unemployment and the long shadow cast by his predecessor and his family.

Trump to host Thai PM on October 3: White House

Washington - US President Donald Trump will host Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha at the White House on October 3 as the pair seek to enhance warming ties and cooperation.

Activist convicted of UK terror offence for refusing to unlock phone

London - An activist with a London-based rights group was convicted of a terrorism offence on Monday for refusing to divulge the passwords for his phone and laptop computer to the police.

Top 10 trends at Milan Fashion Week

Milan - Milan Fashion Week closed on Monday after six marathon days of powerful women, flashy sequins and frequent nods to the past, but near total avoidance of the world's current messy state.

Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis at settlement: police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian opened fire at Israeli security personnel at the entrance to a West Bank settlement on Tuesday, killing three and wounding another before being shot dead, police said.

Crime jumped 15% in biggest US cities last year: FBI

Washington - Violent crime jumped nearly 15 percent in America's biggest cities last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Monday, amid an increase in murders in large cities ravaged by gangs.

Polish president scraps court reform bid as EU issues warning

Brussels - Poland's president on Monday scrapped his bid to give himself more power over the judiciary, as the EU warned that Warsaw still risked unprecedented sanctions over what it calls a threat to the rule of law.
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