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Putin phones Trump to thank him for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday phoned President Donald Trump to thank him for a tip from the CIA that thwarted a terrorist attack being planned in St. Petersburg. The unusual call - countries share intelligence all the time, but presidents rarely...


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South Africa's ruling ANC party votes for new leader Monday

South Africa Leadership Fight

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress will vote for its new president on Monday, as delegates choose between two candidates to lead Nelson Mandela’s historic liberation movement. After a rocky start to the gathering, two candidates accepted the party’s nomination for...


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Mayor who survived a stabbing refuses to back down on refugees

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. ALTENA, Germany - Moments before the would-be assassin tried to kill the mayor of this small and picturesque riverside town in the Sauerland hills of western Germany, he told him why. He was thirsty, he said, as he pressed a foot-long butcher’s knife to the mayor’s...


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The Latest: Conservative Pinera wins Chile presidential vote

Chile Elections

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The latest on Chile’s presidential runoff election (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Conservative billionaire and former President Sebastian Pinera has easily won Chile’s presidential runoff election, moving the world’s top-copper producing country back to the right in the...


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Conservative ex-President Pinera easily wins Chile election

Chile Elections

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Billionaire former President Sebastian Pinera easily won Chile’s presidential runoff election Sunday, moving the world’s top-copper producing country back to the right in the footsteps of other Latin American nations. His rival, center-left Sen. Alejandro Guillier, conceded...


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Putin thanks Trump for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in Russia, the

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday phoned President Donald Trump to thank him for a tip from the CIA that thwarted a terrorist attack being planned in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said.


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World unites against NKorea nuke ambitions _ North ignores

UN North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear...


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Rahul Gandhi takes over India's opposition Congress party

India Gandhi

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalists. Gandhi, who took the mantle from his mother,...


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Fired Indian tech workers turn to chatbots for counseling

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. For months Lovkesh Joshi was quietly terrified of losing his job as a manager at a top Indian tech services company. Clients were cutting their budgets, prompting his bosses to fire dozens of colleagues. His manager told him not to worry, but it was hard not to when experts...


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A tale of what could have been for the EU's poorest country

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. A decade ago, Bulgarians flooded the streets in celebration of their ex-communist nation joining the European Union. There was a light show in the skies above the capital. Then-Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev called it a “dream come true.” The euphoria wasn’t just about shaking...


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