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The Latest: UN aid chief describes 'carnage' in Aleppo

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria’s civil war (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The U.N....

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Abe eases Putin isolation as rare G-7 leader to visit Russia

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. President Vladimir Putin met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a rare bilateral visit by a Group of Seven leader, marking a breakthrough in Kremlin efforts to end Russia’s isolation since it intervened in Ukraine more than two years ago. Relations between Japan and...


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North Korea leader hails 'unprecedented' gains in nuclear, missile tests as

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. PYONGYANG, North Korea - Kim Jong Un, the third generation of North Korea’s ruling dynasty, boasted “unprecedented accomplishments” in nuclear and missile tests this year, as he convened Friday the first congress of the country’s Workers’ Party in 36 years. The...


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Voters punish the Labour Party in Scotland

LONDON (AP) — Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the results rolled in Friday for local and regional elections — races that underscored divisions in the public mood across the United Kingdom. The elections demonstrated the complexity of British politics in the final weeks...


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Colombia arrests alleged big money launderer from Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Colombian authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman sought by the United States and dismantled an empire of businesses that the U.S. says were part of a top worldwide money-laundering organization for drug traffickers. The coordinated operation was announced...


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Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A convoy of evacuees began the long drive out of work camps north of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area Friday morning. Meanwhile, a mass airlift of evacuees was expected to resume, a day after 8,000 people were flown out. In all, more than 80,000 people have left...


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South Korea's latest online celebrities: Stray cats eating

JANGSEONG, South Korea (AP) — The stars of the latest online trend in South Korea stay out of sight most of the day. Viewers don’t seem to mind waiting for hours while nothing happens. When the stray cats finally come to eat the food left out for them, people watching online sit enraptured by their...


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Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980 with leader Kim Jong Un speaking behind closed doors to thousands of cheering delegates. The congress is a major political milestone for the young North Korean leader, who was not yet born when...


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Ministers torpedo "Boaty McBoatface"

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Boaty McBoatface, the runaway winner in a U.K. poll to name a scientific research vessel, was discarded by ministers who opted instead to call the ship after David Attenborough, the television presenter famed for his natural history documentaries. Even so, Boaty McBoatface will...


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Japan News/Yomiuri correction: JAPAN-NIKON

(c) 2016, The Japan News/Yomiuri. This correction refers to JAPAN-NIKON (Japan News), moved April 28. WASHINGTON _ A Japan News article incorrectly described “zoom effect” as “300m effect.” - - - The Washington Post News Service, with Bloomberg News japan-nikon-correction Keywords:


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Trump says Britain would be `better off' leaving EU

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Donald Trump said Britain would be “better off” outside the European Union, a view that puts the presumptive Republican presidential nominee at odds with President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron. “I would say that they’re better off without it, personally, but...


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