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North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South4/25/2017 8:03:41 AMSEOUL - North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programs.Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote4/25/2017 8:23:32 AMPARIS - France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a "risk" for France.Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict Islamic State from Mosul4/25/2017 6:54:56 AMMOSUL, Iraq, - Iraqi forces are using siege and stealth tactics to drive Islamic State militants out of Mosul's Old City, an Iraqi general said, as his forces sought to minimize casualties among hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the cramped, historic neighborhood.Turkish military says struck PKK targets in Iraq's Sinjar and northeast Syria4/25/2017 7:52:10 AMISTANBUL/ERBIL - The Turkish military bombed Kurdish militants in Iraq's Sinjar region and in northeastern Syria on Tuesday, widening a campaign against groups affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center4/24/2017 9:27:41 PMWASHINGTON - The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria.Venezuela death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week4/25/2017 8:04:35 AMCARACAS - Gunmen killed two more people during political unrest in Venezuela on Monday, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this month, as anti-government protests entered a fourth week with mass "sit-ins" to press for early elections.Japan's ruling party heavyweight to attend China's New Silk Road summit4/25/2017 8:12:40 AMTOKYO - The secretary-general of Japan's ruling party said on Tuesday he will attend China's New Silk Road summit in May, a sign Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to improve ties with Beijing amid tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.German foreign minister calls Netanyahu threat to cancel meeting 'regrettable'4/25/2017 7:46:33 AMBERLIN/JERUSALEM - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday it would be "regrettable" if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off a meeting between the two in Israel, as he threatened to do if the foreign minister met with an Israeli rights group.Taiwan eyes U.N. health meet, risks setback in China ties4/25/2017 7:15:46 AMTAIPEI - Taiwan faces a more complicated task this year in seeking to attend a U.N. health agency meeting than it has in the past, a senior official said on Tuesday, as the self-ruled island braces for another setback in ties with rival China.Somalia executes four it says were al Shabaab fighters behind 2016 attack4/25/2017 8:08:48 AMMOGADISHU - A military court in Somalia has executed four men it said were fighters belonging to al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab who were behind a 2016 attack that killed 80 people, a military officer said on Tuesday.