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Russia puts Browder on Interpol wanted list, blocking travel

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Hermitage Capital Management founder William Browder said Russia put him on Interpol’s wanted list last week, its latest move to undermine the American-born fund manager’s global campaign against Russia over the death of his legal and tax adviser Sergei Magnitsky. Browder, a...


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At least 67 bodies found after IS 'massacre' in Syria town

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BEIRUT (AP) — The bodies of at least 67 Syrian civilians, many summarily killed by the Islamic State group, have been discovered in a central town in Syria that government forces retook from the extremists over the weekend, the Syrian government and activists said Monday. A senior Syrian official...


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Gov'ts, donors pledge over $200M in new funds for Rohingya

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GENEVA (AP) — Governments and international donors pledged $234 million on Monday to help over 600,000 Rohingya people who have fled violence in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh over the last two months. The head of the U.N.‘s aid coordination agency said a one-day conference co-hosted by the...


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Trump likely won't visit Korean demilitarized zone during Asia trip, White House says

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump is likely not to visit the Korean demilitarized zone during his 12-day trip to Asia next month, a White House official said Monday. Trump plans instead to speak to U.S. and South Korean troops at Camp Humphreys, about 55 miles south of Seoul, at...


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Well-known Moscow journalist stabbed by attacker; in coma

Russia Journalist Attacked

MOSCOW (AP) — A well-known journalist for Russia’s top independent radio station was stabbed in the throat Monday by an unidentified attacker who burst into her studio — the latest in a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow. The assailant broke into the Ekho Moskvy...


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South Korean Olympic organizers downplay concern over NKorea

Greece Olympics Pyeongchang Flame Lighting

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — South Korea’s Olympic organizers played down concern over ongoing tensions with North Korea on Monday and also said that work has been completed on all venues for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Lee Hee-beom, president of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, said the...


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Q&A: Why Europe's populists are here to stay

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The drums sounding the march of Europe’s populists into the political mainstream grew louder this week. Elections in Austria and the Czech Republic delivered big gains or outright victories to parties campaigning on nativist or anti-immigrant platforms. In Austria, a...


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Poland cutting last fuse on democracy, rights champion says

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Twenty-eight years after Poland led eastern Europe’s break with communism and its embrace of western-style democracy, the country’s human rights commissioner is sounding the alarm with a warning that the European Union’s largest eastern nation is on a road that leads back to...


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The US invited Indonesia's military chief to visit - then denied him entry

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Indonesian leaders are seeking answers after the country’s military chief, Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, was denied entry into the United States over the weekend. Nurmantyo had been invited by Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the United States’...


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Italy's Lombardy, Veneto regions claim autonomy wins

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Leaders of two regions in Italy’s wealthy north claimed victory in referendums Sunday to demand more autonomy from the state, in a ballot that could strengthen the anti-immigrant Northern League party ahead of national elections early next year. Final vote counts showed that 95...


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