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Trump pledges U.S. aid to help Lebanon against Islamic State

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Lebanon's efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State and other militant groups from gaining a foothold inside their country and promised continued American help. | Video

Jordanians protest against Israel at funeral of shot teenager

AMMAN Several thousand Jordanians urged their government on Tuesday to close the Israeli Embassy in Amman and scrap an unpopular peace treaty during the funeral of a young Jordanian shot dead by an Israeli security guard in the embassy.

World, Israel, Jordan7:33pm EDT

Upbeat earnings push S&P 500 to record; oil, copper jump

NEW YORK A set of strong U.S. earnings reports lifted the S&P 500 stock index to a record closing high on Tuesday, while oil prices rallied on Saudi Arabia's pledge to cut exports in August and copper hit a two-year high.

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Oil rallies 3 percent as U.S. shale shows signs of slowdown

NEW YORK Oil rose 3.3 percent on Tuesday to the highest close in more than a month, a day after U.S. oil producer Anadarko said it would cut capital spending plans and Saudi Arabia vowed to reduce crude exports to help curb global oversupply.

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Two more German women identified among group held in Iraq: source

BERLIN A total of four German citizens are among a group of women who were captured by Iraqi forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul last week, a foreign ministry source said on Tuesday.

World, Iraq4:58pm EDT

Israeli professor settles Mobileye insider trading case in U.S.

An Israeli professor has agreed to pay more than $850,000 to settle U.S. claims he engaged in insider trading in Jerusalem-based Mobileye NV , a maker of sensors and cameras for self-driving vehicles, ahead of its $15.3 billion takeover by Intel Corp .

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U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian vessel

WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots when an Iranian vessel in the Gulf came within 150 yards (137 meters) on Tuesday in the first such incident since President Donald Trump took office in January, U.S. officials said. | Video

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Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures

JERUSALEM Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday in favor of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable.

Arab states add groups, people to terror lists in Qatar row

DUBAI Four Arab countries have added 18 more groups and individuals that they say are linked to Qatar to their "terrorist" lists, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday, further escalating a row with Doha that has stoked regional tensions.

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EU to Turkey: respect for rights 'imperative' to join bloc

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday delivered its most public criticism yet of Turkey's security crackdown since last year's failed coup, saying there could be no progress on Ankara's bid to join the bloc without an end to human rights abuses.

World, Turkey12:59pm EDT

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