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After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands

MUNICH Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week. | Video

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Man arrested after sheriff's deputy, seven others shot in Mississippi

NEW YORK A Mississippi man went on a shooting spree overnight, killing a sheriff's deputy and seven other people in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County before the suspect was taken into custody by police, authorities said on Sunday.

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A conservative 'common man' set to challenge Canada's Trudeau

OTTAWA Andrew Scheer, a social conservative who unexpectedly won the race to head Canada's main opposition party, is a popular legislator who may be able to unite a divided movement as he prepares to take on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Iraq's Iran-backed paramilitary advances toward Syria border

BAGHDAD Iraq's Iran-backed Shi'ite paramilitary force said on Sunday it had dislodged Islamic State from a number of villages west of Mosul, scoring further progress toward the border with Syria. | Video

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Swedish art gallery satire "The Square" wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

CANNES, France "The Square", a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art, beat stiff competition to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.

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North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country, the state news agency reported on Sunday, after weeks of defiant ballistic missile tests. | Video

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U.S. might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country

WASHINGTON The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday.

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If SNP wins election in Scotland, PM May will have to grant independence vote -Sturgeon

LONDON If the Scottish National Party wins the most seats in Scotland at a June 8 election, Prime Minister Theresa May's refusal to agree to a second independence referendum will be unsustainable, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday.