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G7 leaders reach impasse on climate, urge cyber crackdown

TAORMINA, Italy Leaders from the world's major industrialized nations failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to back a landmark climate deal at a G7 summit in Sicily on Friday after hours of talks that were described by Germany's leader as "controversial". | Video

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U.S. economy slowed less than expected in first quarter; outlook cloudier

WASHINGTON The U.S. economy slowed less than initially thought in the first quarter, but softening business investment and moderate consumer spending are clouding expectations of a sharp acceleration in the second quarter. | Video

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Under state pressure, Venezuela TV limits live coverage of protests

CARACAS In the mountains above Caracas, two government officials often stand watch over the antennas of TV news network Globovision, poised to take it off air if regulators object to coverage of anti-government protests, according to two station employees.

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Hillary Clinton attacks proposed Trump budget cuts as 'cruelty'

WELLESLEY, Mass. Hillary Clinton assailed the man who beat her to the White House, slamming as "unimaginable cruelty" President Donald Trump's proposal to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade in a speech on Friday. | Video

U.S. to carry out first ICBM intercept test

WASHINGTON The United States will test an existing missile defense system to try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) next week, U.S. officials said on Friday, at a time when North Korea is trying to develop one.

Philippine president urges IS-linked rebels to halt siege, start talks

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to Islamist militants on Friday to abandon hostilities and start dialogue in an effort to end their bloody occupation of a southern city that experts called a major blow to regional security. | Video

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