The Latest: Syrian ambassador: Aleppo 'not an emergency'
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WASHINGTON (AP) ? Sharply at odds over the Republican's assertions that he may not concede if he loses on Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton chose cutting jabs over lighthearted teasing as they came face-to-face at a fundraiser. Yet both showed flashes of willingness to see beyond their bitter election battle, the archbishop who sat between them said Friday.
German group: migrants die amid Libya 'coast guard' attackBERLIN (AP) ? A German aid group says that four bodies have been recovered after a rubber boat full of migrants off Libya partially collapsed when it was attacked by people aboard a speedboat labeled as belonging to Libya's coast guard.
$47 billion offer to create world's biggest tobacco company
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Germany reports scary clown incidents, fights hoaxesBERLIN (AP) ? A man in northern Germany has reported being attacked by someone in a clown costume wielding a baseball bat, while a woman said she was accosted by a man in a clown mask with a chain saw, police said Friday.
Turkey's Syrian operations aimed at destroying terrorists, PM saysISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's activities in Syria are aimed at destroying terrorist organizations and securing its border, and it discusses all of its operations with coalition partners, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday. Yildirim's comment, to a group of reporters, were shown live by state-run broadcaster TRT. This week Turkish air strikes pounded a group of Kurdish fighters allied to a U.S.-backed militia in northern Syria, highlighting the conflicting agendas of NATO members Ankara and Washington in a complex battlefield. ...
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UK's May says all options must be considered to end Aleppo attacksBritish Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday the European Union must consider all options to put pressure on Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop attacks on the Syrian city of Aleppo. Speaking at a news conference after her first European Union since taking office, she said she had argued for a robust and united message on Syria. "We were very clear about the role of Russia and very clear about the need for the EU to give the clear statement it has, and, ... if the atrocities continue, to consider all options and that is exactly what we will be doing," she said.
Tunisian lawyers go on strike over new, austerity-driven taxes
Several hundred attorneys held a symbolic protest outside the palace of justice in downtown Tunis where, dressed in their court gowns, they chanted "Down down with the shameful law" and "We are united in the fight". Attorneys are the latest group to join protests against Prime Minister Youssef Chahed's measures to cut the budget deficit and increase government revenues by levying new taxes and freezing public wage increases. Under pressure from international lenders for reforms to cut spending, spur growth and create jobs, Chahed has proposed a broad package of initiatives, but he must also manage social unrest that his measures may trigger.