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Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation: official

WASHINGTON The White House said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump was open to signing legislation toughening sanctions on Russia after Senate and House leaders reached agreement on a bill late last week.

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Venezuela congress going ahead despite 'imperial' threat: Maduro

CARACAS Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that a controversial election would go ahead next weekend for a new congress his foes fear will institutionalize dictatorship.

4:53pm EDT

Jihadist group cements control of Syria's Idlib province: rebels

AMMAN Syrian jihadists linked to a former al Qaeda affiliate consolidated their grip over large parts of the northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday after their main rival evacuated a major border crossing with Turkey, rebels and residents said.

Syria 8:14pm EDT

Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay

JERUSALEM Israel said on Sunday it would not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest clashes with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use.

Israel, United Nations 5:13pm EDT

Militias renew attacks in Central African town, kill peacekeeper

DAKAR Christian militias in Central African Republic have launched several attacks in the town of Bangassou in recent days, attempting to seize a cathedral housing displaced Muslims and killing a Moroccan peacekeeper, the United Nations said on Sunday.

United Nations, Africa 7:06pm EDT

Nigeria releases first photo of ailing president in almost 80 days

ABUJA Nigeria released a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, the first in almost three months after he left the country on May 7 for medical leave in Britain.

Africa 6:42pm EDT

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