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France's Macron, under pressure from angry allies, defends crackdowns on migrants

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CALAIS, France - French President Emmanuel Macron fired back Tuesday at criticism from his political allies over the way he has handled the migrant issue - a controversy that has ballooned into the first real crisis of his young presidency. Before his election in May,...


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A new foodie mecca: a restaurant where lake algae and crispy piranha skin rule

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LIMA, Peru - Somewhere between the courses of high-altitude lake algae and cooked Peruvian clay came a bowl of frozen piranha heads, their jaws open and razor-sharp teeth bared. “You don’t eat the fish heads,” the waiter said, amused by my relieved look. Instead, they...


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In a rarity, the Air Force temporarily deploys three kinds of bombers to the Pacific

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. B-52 Stratofortress bombers began arriving Tuesday at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, temporarily providing the Pentagon with a rarity as tensions with North Korea percolate: three kinds of bombers in the Pacific. The six B-52s and 300 airmen from Barksdale Air Force...


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Tillerson opens summit with a vow to keep up pressure on North Korea

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the United States would not stop joint military exercises with South Korea in exchange for North Korea freezing its nuclear weapons program, and promised to keep squeezing Pyongyang...


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Japanese grocer accidentally sold five packages of deadly blowfish. Two are still missing.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. For some people in the Japanese coastal city of Gamagori, the first bizarre warning came by text message on Monday. Others heard it over loudspeakers typically used to warn people about impending earthquakes or nuclear disasters. But this warning was about fish parts....


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Rebel ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

Venezuela Political Crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials in Venezuela confirmed Tuesday that a rebellious police officer who led a brazen helicopter attack in Caracas last year was among those killed in a violent shootout with security forces. Oscar Perez was among the seven who died fighting against police and...


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An emissary to an 'outpost of tyranny'

(c) 2018, Foreign Policy. HARARE, Zimbabwe - When the U.S. Embassy here put out a statement in February denouncing the “continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in Zimbabwe,” then-President Robert Mugabe’s spokesman responded by suggesting that American critics of the Zimbabwean...


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New US embassy, which Trump mocked on Twitter, opens in London

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LONDON - The gleaming new U.S. embassy in London opened on Tuesday with little fanfare and no official ribbon cutting. President Donald Trump sparked a furor here last week when he tweeted that he wasn’t coming to open the $1 billion building - the most expensive...


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Facebook alerted authorities to an underage sex video. Now 1,000 face charges in Denmark.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In one of the largest cases of its kind, Danish police have charged more than 1,000 individuals with sharing sexually explicit material online. On Monday, law enforcement officials announced a massive legal case stemming from two video clips and a photograph featuring...


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Scientists find possible cause for mystery epidemic that wiped out Mexico 500 years ago

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. From 1545 to 1548, a mysterious disease killed about 80 percent of the population of Mexico. It was one of the worst epidemics in human history, felling an estimated 5 million to 15 million people, and was known by natives as cocoliztli - a word meaningpestilence....


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