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World united to defeat IS, Johnson says after London attack

The world is “turning the tide” against Islamic extremism, Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday at the United Nations, declaring that global powers ultimately will triumph over a “bankrupt and odious ideology.”

Democrats press Trump SEC nominee for Wall Street regulator

President Donald Trump’s pick to serve as the chief US financial markets regulator defended himself Thursday against charges his career as a Wall Street lawyer could hinder his ability to oversee the industry effectively.

Macron gets heavyweight French Socialist backing

French centrist Emmanuel Macron has received weighty backing in his bid to become president from Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, sources close to the minister told AFP Thursday.

German state poll an election-year test for Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party faces a first election-year test against resurgent leftwing challengers when voters go to the polls on Sunday in the tiny region of Saarland.

Spain arrests 14, seizes large doping stash

Spain arrested 14 people and seized more than three million doses of banned growth hormones in a crackdown on trafficking of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, officials said on Thursday.