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A man uses his mobile as he sits in a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Beset by a weak currency and tension with the United States, Turkey is reaching out to Europe in an attempt to shore up relations with major trading partners despite years of testy rhetoric and a stalled bid for EU membership. The overtures by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has harshly criticized Germany and other European nations in the past, are part of a diplomatic campaign to capitalize on international unease over U.S. President Donald Trump and American tariff disputes. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkish finance chief tries to reassure investors on crisisTurkey's finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have seen the country spiral into a currency crisis.
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CORRECTS THE CREATION DATE TO APRIL 17, 2015, NOT OCT. 20, 2010 - FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis, left, talks with Papal Foundation Chairman Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., during a meeting with members of the Papal Foundation at the Vatican. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect abusive priests when he was Pittsburgh's bishop. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Vatican in 'shame and sorrow' over abuses in PennsylvaniaThe Vatican is expressing "shame and sorrow" over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in that state
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as he shakes hands with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani prior to their talks at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal _ a move that is unlikely to have much economic impact but highlights the deteriorating relations with the U.S. in a feud that has already helped trigger a currency crisis. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
The Latest: Trump tweets support for pastor jailed in TurkeyPresident Donald Trump is calling on jailed pastor Andrew Brunson to serve as a "great patriot hostage" while he's being held in Turkey
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Quakes rock southern Italy, alarmed people sleeping outdoorsAt least nine earthquakes have rocked southern Italy in two hours, prompting frightened residents to sleep outdoors
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Bridge in Italy had unusual design, required constant workBridge that collapsed in Italy had unusual design and required constant maintenance
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A firefighter helicopter flies by the partially collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefect Office official Raffaella Corsaro told AP that there had been a "misunderstanding" about information from ambulance dispatchers. Earlier, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that as rescuers comb through the rubble for more bodies it will be "inevitable" that the death toll will eventually rise. Dozens of vehicles plunged into a dry river bed after the collapse Tuesday. (Italian Firefighters/Vigili del Fuoco via AP)
Bridge collapse highlights Italy's aging infrastructureThe collapse of a highway bridge touted as an architectural triumph at its 1967 inauguration has refocused attention on Italy's aging infrastructure
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German passenger jet makes safe unscheduled landing on CreteGreek explosives disposal experts are checking a German Condor Airlines passenger jet that made a safe unscheduled landing on the southern island of Crete after reporting a potential bomb threat
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Vatican condemns sex abuse described in Pennsylvania grand jury report, says Pope Francis is on victims' sideVatican condemns sex abuse described in Pennsylvania grand jury report, says Pope Francis is on victims' side
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Moscow bristles at US sanctions on Russian companyRussia warned that the latest U.S. sanctions against a Russian company accused by Washington of breaching international restrictions on North Korea could undermine denuclearization talks with Pyongyang
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UN envoy criticizes Bosnian Serb action on SrebrenciaThe UN official focusing on preventing genocide is calling the Bosnian Serb legislature's decision to revoke support for a government report acknowledging the massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica "a step backwards."
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Scottish neo-Nazi jailed for 12 years for bomb-making bidA Scottish man with far-right views has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempting to build a bomb that prosecutors say could have caused carnage
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Russian court frees from jail 2 teenagers in extremism caseMoscow court releases two teenagers facing extremism charges from jail and puts them under house arrest
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Russian strategic bombers deploy near AlaskaThe Russian military says that two nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown to the easternmost Chukotka Peninsula, near Alaska, as part of an air force exercise
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Physician to Queen Elizabeth II killed in cycling accidentA physician to Queen Elizabeth II Has been killed by a truck as he cycled through central London
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Polish president vetoes law on EU Parliament electionsThe Polish president has vetoed a law on elections to the European Union Parliament that would have benefited large political parties and made it harder for small parties to reach a threshold to get seats
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