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Correction: Ukraine-Journalist Killed story

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a story July 20, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Ukrainian journalist Volodymyr Volovodyuk was beaten to death in a June 12 attack. He was beaten but survived. A corrected version of the story is below: Year after reporter killed in Ukraine, no progress in...


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Rajoy brushes off lawyer's attacks in Spanish corruption trial

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy batted away questions from lawyers prosecuting his former party colleagues as they tried to tie him in to an alleged bribery ring run from the group’s headquarters. Rajoy said that he’d never had anything to do with party finances, despite running...


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Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession

Israel Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there, prolonging a crisis that Israel hoped it had resolved by making concessions at...


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Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights groups asked the Philippine president on Wednesday to retract a threat of airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning that such attacks would constitute war crimes. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said...


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Swedish government in deepening crisis after security breach

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Sweden’s government was dragged into a deepening crisis as the opposition united to demand no-confidence votes be cast against three Cabinet ministers for their handling of breaches that may have put classified information into the hands of foreign powers. The four parties in...


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Venezuelan soldiers in streets as Maduro plans new constitution

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Venezuelans are stockpiling scarce food and water as tensions mount ahead of a widely criticized Sunday vote that President Nicolas Maduro has called to elect an assembly of supporters to rewrite the constitution and strengthen his grip on power. Maduro -- who’s presided over...


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EU warns that Congress's Russia sanctions effort could backfire

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BRUSSELS - A top EU leader warned Wednesday that a congressional vote to strip President Donald Trump of the ability to remove sanctions against Russia could backfire, dealing a blow to transatlantic efforts to curb Russian aggression against Ukraine and sparking a...


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The Latest: Turkey, Israel trade barbs over holy site

Israel Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The foreign ministries of Turkey and Israel are trading barbs over the crisis at a holy site in Jerusalem. Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman...


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Migrants in Germany suing government in increasing numbers

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERLIN - The refugee wave that buffeted Germany in 2015 is now crashing down on the nation’s courts, as migrants seeking relief from the Syrian civil war challenge efforts by one of Europe’s most welcoming states to limit their rights. Some 250,000 asylum appeals are...


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Fires force evacuation of 10,000 in 3 French Riviera towns

France Forest Fire

PARIS (AP) — The top official of France’s Var region on the Mediterranean coast says that 10,000 people were evacuated as blazes hopscotching around the Riviera tore through the town of La Londe-les-Maures. The prefecture said in a statement on Wednesday that a violent fire took off just before 11...


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