German host tells G-20 leaders they must reach compromises


HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel told leaders of the Group of 20 economic powers Friday that millions of people are hoping they can help solve the world's problems, and warned them that they must be prepared to make compromises.

  • Written by By GEIR MOULSON , Associated Press

Trump on Russian meddling: 'Nobody really knows for sure'


WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ahead of a crucial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump stopped short Thursday of condemning Moscow for meddling in the U.S. presidential election — and refused to say if he would raise the issue when the leaders go behind closed doors.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS and DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

German police clash with protesters before G-20 summit


HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some attacked them with bottles and other objects.

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  • Written by By DAVID RISING , Associated Press

Major IS counterattack in Mosul pushes back Iraqi forces


MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A major Islamic State group counterattack Friday along the northern edge of Mosul's Old City neighborhood has pushed Iraqi Army forces back some 75 meters (82 yards) and is threatening recent gains in other Old City fronts, an Iraqi military officer said.

  • Written by By SUSANNAH GEORGE , Associated Press

Apartment building collapses in Italy; some may be trapped


MILAN (AP) — A five-story apartment building partially collapsed early Friday along a railway line near the southern Italian city of Naples, and authorities were digging by hand to find anyone trapped.

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  • Written by By COLLEEN BARRY , Associated Press