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Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Iran Elections

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country’s economy. Mostafa Mirsalim, a conservative, told a news conference that President Hassan Rouhani’s outreach to the West had...


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French exit polls point to showdown between right-wing firebrand and

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PARIS - An anti-immigrant firebrand and unconventional centrist were leading Sunday in a tight race for France’s president in exit polls released immediately after balloting closed. If confirmed, the results set up a sharp confrontation between those who embrace...


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US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia

Djibouti United States Mattis

DJIBOUTI (AP) — Pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior U.S. officials said Sunday. The attacks follow about a five-year respite for the region, where piracy had grown to crisis proportions during the...


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Photos show long lines around the world as French expats vote in presidential

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. On Saturday, thousands showed up to a polling place in Montreal, creating a line that was more than a mile long. They were there to cast their ballots, but not for a Canadian election, as the turnout might have suggested. Rather, it was for a presidential race an...


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Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

Kenya Novelist Shot

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday. Gallmann, known for her bestselling book “I Dreamed of...


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Evicted Israeli settlers wait and wait for Netanyahu's promised new home

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. EMEK SHILOH, West Bank - Nachum Schwartz cautiously eyed the rugged landscape where he hopes to build his new home. “You see here, where there are thorns? That means no one ever lived or worked here and there is nothing written down about any ownership,” he said. The...


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Pope Francis calls refugee centers concentration camps; Jewish group says

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Rhetorically speaking, comparing someone to Adolf Hitler is usually the nuclear option in policy and polite discussions alike. An opponent’s viewpoints can be outlandish, harmful or downright wrong - and still a far cry from the slave labor and extermination of 6...


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As France heads to the polls, there is little enthusiasm but a feeling that a

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PARIS - After one of France’s most divisive election campaigns, voters headed to the polls on Sunday amid tight security. No candidate has been able to dominate the campaign and become the undisputed favorite in the race. But though few voters are enthusiastic about...


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Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a decree late Saturday naming one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom’s new ambassador to the U.S. The appointment of Prince Khaled bin Salman to...


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French citizens vote in an uncertain race that could determine Europe's future

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PARIS - French citizens cast their votes Sunday in an unsettled race for the presidency that had the power to make or break the alliances underpinning the West’s post-World War II order. In a year of populist drama, the closely watched election offered citizens...


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