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Top US diplomat to meet with Venezuela officials amid crisis

Venezuela Presidential Recall

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat was in Venezuela on Tuesday to meet with officials...

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The startling human toll of Brexit

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. On paper, Britain’s vote to exit the European Union will change little in the short term. The U.K. has two years to untangle trade agreements, financial obligations and legal frameworks as it divorces itself from the rest of Europe. But in reality, a lot is already...


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Political turmoil in Britain after vote to leave European Union

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. LONDON -The political fallout from Britain’s stunning decision to leave the European Union intensified Sunday, with debate escalating inside the governing Conservative Party over choosing a successor to Prime Minister David Cameron and a coup attempt emerging against...


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Germany's Merkel at center stage as EU faces Brexit fallout

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BERLIN (AP) — Britain’s decision to leave the European Union puts German Chancellor Angela Merkel at center stage as the bloc seeks to preserve its unity and win back skeptical voters across the continent. Merkel stressed that “Germany has a special interest and a special responsibility in European...


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Vatican denies pope has 'Crusades' mentality over genocide

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YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Vatican on Sunday strongly dismissed Turkish claims that Pope Francis has adopted a “Crusades” mentality by recognizing the Ottoman-era genocide of Armenians, insisting that Francis’s three-day visit to the Orthodox country was one of peace and reconciliation. Francis...


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Scottish leader may try to block 'Brexit' as turmoil spreads

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LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s Parliament could attempt to block Britain from leaving the European Union, the Scottish leader said Sunday as the turmoil following the historic referendum spread and the leader of the opposition Labour Party faced an open revolt in his party. Scottish First Minister Nicola...


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China on schedule for launch this year of 2nd space station

China Long March Rocket

BEIJING (AP) — China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket, marking another milestone in its increasingly ambitious space program that envisions a mission to Mars by the end of the decade. Space program authorities said the spaceship’s landing on the vast...


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Panama Canal opens $5B locks, bullish despite shipping woes

Panama Canal Expansion

PANAMA CITY (AP) — With a band playing and flags waving, a Chinese ship carrying more than 9,000 containers on Sunday entered the newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal’s capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for international shipping....


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Kerry urges Britain, EU to manage their divorce responsibly

ROME (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Britain and the European Union to manage their divorce responsibly for the sake of global markets and citizens, a day before he was to become the first senior American official to visit London and Brussels since the United Kingdom’s...


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The Latest: Labour member pens personal rebuke to Corbyn

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LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Former British shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander’s resignation letter reads as a personal rebuke to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The letter released Sunday marks the start of an...


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Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' from IS

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BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was “fully liberated” from Islamic State group militants on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation. Iraqi troops have entered the northwestern al-Julan neighborhood, the last area of Fallujah to remain under...


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