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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019 file image from video, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaks during a media briefing. China is calling on Washington to “correct” sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for its nuclear program. The foreign ministry spokesman on Friday, July 19, said U.S. pressure on Iran and its “long-arm jurisdiction” against companies in third countries is the “root cause” of tension with Tehran.(AP Photo/File)
Iran's seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalationIran has seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions with the West
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A demonstrator helps another to overcome the effects of tear gas released by the police during clashes in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Thousands of people marched to the governor's residence in San Juan on Wednesday chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rossello to resign after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and mocking his constituents. (AP Photo / Carlos Giusti)
Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protestsIn the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege
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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with a group of clerics, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Khamenei said Tuesday his country will retaliate over the seizure of an Iranian supertanker carrying 2.1 million barrels of light crude oil. The vessel was seized with the help of British Royal Marines earlier this month off Gibraltar. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
The Latest: Central Command says US intensifying air patrolsU.S. Central Command says the U.S. has intensified air patrols over the Strait of Hormuz in response to the Iranian seizure of a British tanker
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Pilot whales strand on Iceland beach in group of 50 or moreTourists and a pilot on a helicopter sightseeing tour of Iceland have found dozens of dead whales on a remote beach in Iceland
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, smiles as she arrives for her annual sommer press conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
The Latest: Trump lauds Johnson as 'different kind of guy'U.S. President Donald Trump has waded back into British politics, expressing enthusiasm for the likelihood of Boris Johnson becoming the U.K.'s next prime minister and panning outgoing leader Theresa May's handling of Brexit
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A firefighters searches for trapped people at a damaged structure following an earthquake at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, on Friday, July 19, 2019. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 but the U.S. Geological Survey gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. The Athens Institute says the quake struck at 2:38 p.m. local time (1113 GMT) about 26 kilometers (13.7 miles) north of Athens. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, 4 hurtA strong earthquake centered northwest of Athens shook Greece, injuring four people and damaging several buildings
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10 Most Admired Men, Women in WorldMichelle Obama is not only the most admired woman in America , but also in the world, according to new poll. Market research firm YouGov asked 42,000 people in 41 countries to name the men and women they most look up to, and Obama's name came up a lot, along...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 11, 2017 file photo, Ramush Haradinaj, candidate for Prime Minister, casts his ballot during the early parliamentary elections Pristina, Kosovo. Kosovo’s prime minister has resigned from the post after he has been invited to be questioned from a European Union-funded court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the 1998-99 independence war with Serbia. Haradinaj said on Friday, July 19, 2019 he had informed the Cabinet of his resignation and urged the country’s president to set a date for an early parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu, file)
Kosovo PM resigns following Hague war crimes court summonsKosovo's prime minister has resigned from the post after he has been invited to be questioned from a European Union-funded court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war
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Drone targets base for Iran-backed militia in northern IraqIraqi security officials say an unmanned drone has dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, July 2, 2019, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a media conference during an EU summit in Brussels.  It is announced Friday July 19, 2019, that Sanchez is ready to create a coalition government with the United We Can party, so long as its leader, Pablo Iglesias, is not part of the future Cabinet. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, FILE)
Spain's Socialists, far-left party move closer to govt dealSpain's center-left Socialist party and the United We Can party are edging closer to a deal on forming a coalition government
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RETRANSMISSION TO CLARIFY SECOND SENTENCE - In this Friday, July 12, 2019 photo general view inside the courtyard of the Bendlerblock building of the German defensive ministry where the German Resistance Memorial Center is located, in Berlin.  Several leaders of the failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944 were shot dead in the courtyard. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany honors resisters who tried to assassinate HitlerGermany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, after decades in which the resistance against the Nazis has gradually come to be viewed as a cornerstone of the country's modern history
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A woman prays to honor the victims of Thursday's fire at the Kyoto Animation Studio building, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Kyoto, Japan. A man screaming "You die!" burst into the animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing dozens of people in the attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Suspect in animation studio arson fire reportedly had grudgeThe man suspected of setting the deadly fire at Kyoto Animation reportedly had grudge against the studio
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