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Russia is lowest-ranked team in draw for its home World Cup

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ZURICH (AP) — Russia will be the lowest-ranked team in the draw for the World Cup it is hosting...

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US military imposes alcohol ban across Japan after fatal Okinawa crash

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - The United States military has banned all service members in Japan from drinking alcohol and has ordered those stationed on Okinawa to stay on base or in their homes following a fatal car crash Sunday. A Japanese driver was killed in a collision with a 21-year-...


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Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

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NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech Monday that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims. Suu...


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The Latest: Deadline over for Mugabe to go; now impeachment

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The deadline set by Zimbabwe’s ruling party for longtime President Robert Mugabe to resign or face impeachment has passed. The 93-year-old Mugabe remained defiant in a national address Sunday night. He...


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Zimbabwe's Mugabe passes deadline to resign; now impeachment

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Longtime President Robert Mugabe ignored a midday deadline set by the ruling party to step down or face impeachment proceedings, while Zimbabweans stunned by his lack of resignation during a national address vowed more protests to make him leave. “Arrogant Mugabe disregards...


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Angela Merkel has few options left to govern Germany

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERLIN - Only a couple of months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was Europe’s most powerful leader. Some even claimed that she had become the leader of the Western world and filled the void left by President Donald Trump. Yet at the moment, she’s not even the...


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Japanese tug boat scrapes US Navy ship during exercise

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TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise, the Navy said. The USS Benfold sustained minimal damage Saturday, including scrapes on its side, the Navy said in a statement. No one was injured on either vessel. The...


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Life under Kim Jong Un

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. “In North Korea, life only gets better if the state helps you. But these days, the state doesn’t help. We’re on our own.” - The bride, now 23, from Hyesan. Escaped from North Korea in May 2017. - - - When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea almost six years...


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House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

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BEIJING (AP) — A fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb killed 19 people and injured eight others, official media reported Sunday. Firefighters put out the fire at Xinjian Village in the district of Daxing by 9 p.m. Saturday, three hours after it was...


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Driver in Japan dies in crash with truck driven by US Marine

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TOKYO (AP) — Police on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Sunday when a truck driven by a U.S. Marine collided with a small truck at an intersection, killing the Japanese driver of the other vehicle. The Marine was slightly injured in...


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Zimbabwe's political drama: What just happened? A timeline

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The power of Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state at 93, is slipping away. Placed under military house arrest, the ruling party turning against him, he is said to be asking for more time during talks on his departure. Here’s a...


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