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May 20, 2018

The Latest: Small groups of Venezuelans protest around globe
The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

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May 20, 2018

Venezuelans go to the polls amid calls for a boycott by Maduro opponents
Opposition parties have been largely prevented from fielding candidates.

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May 20, 2018

Greece's most liberal mayor got beat up by a bunch of far-right protesters
The 75-year-old mayor was hospitalized overnight.

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May 20, 2018

France takes a step forward in fighting catcallers but falls short on setting age of consent
The lower house of Parliament has passed a measure that would impose steep on-the-spot fines for whistling at a woman or badgering her for her number.

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May 20, 2018

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies
At morgues and in church services, Cubans are mourning loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades.

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May 20, 2018

NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that "true civil discourse" is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming.

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May 20, 2018

The Latest: Electoral council says it's making ‘corrections'
The Latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

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May 20, 2018

The Latest: Venezuelan voters heckle former leader of Spain
The Latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

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May 20, 2018

Trump's ZTE push could imperil $150 million for terrorism victims
Families see U.S. negotiations with Chinese telecom as a threat to an expected fine for violating U.S. sanctions.

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May 20, 2018

Mnuchin says Trump putting trade war with China 'on hold'
Mnuchin said the two sides have agreed on a "framework" to avoid sanctions.

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May 20, 2018

Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle marry
Follow our coverage of the ceremony, the celebration, the dress.

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May 20, 2018

Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier
One of Italy's two main populist leaders says he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier — neither of them.

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May 20, 2018

25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue
Authorities say about two dozen African migrants have come ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen.

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May 20, 2018

Activists occupy 9 vacant Berlin buildings in rent protest
Berlin police say activists protesting rising rents and gentrification in the German capital have occupied nine vacant buildings.

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May 20, 2018

The surprise star of Harry and Meghan's wedding: U.S. Bishop Michael Curry
Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States, delivered a 14-minute barnstorming address that people in Windsor and beyond were talking about long after Harry and Meghan officially tied the knot on Saturday afternoon.

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May 20, 2018

The Latest: Maduro's challengers criticize ‘red points'
The Latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

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May 20, 2018

Spain may block jailed separatists from Catalan government
Spain's government says it is studying the "viability" of the proposal by Catalonia's separatist leader to name former lawmakers who are in jail or fugitives from justice to his new Cabinet.

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May 20, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election
Turkey's president addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Bosnia's capital Sunday to shore up support before his country's snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month.

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May 20, 2018

Greek police arrest 2 in mob beating of Thessaloniki's mayor
Police in Greece's second-largest city say they have arrested two people as suspects in an attack that left the mayor of Thessaloniki hospitalized.

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May 20, 2018

Iran says EU political support not enough, urges investment
Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran.

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May 20, 2018

Reports: Palestinian president hospitalized with fever
President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized with fever Sunday just days after undergoing surgery on his ear, an official said.

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May 20, 2018

Trump, South Korean leader commiserate over upcoming summit
The president sought Moon Jae-in's interpretation of North Korea's shift to a harder-line position on denuclearization.

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May 20, 2018

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims
The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical pastors returning from a conference.

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May 20, 2018

The Latest: US State Department blasts Venezuela elections
The Latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

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May 20, 2018

Reports: IS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria's capital
A cease-fire between Syrian government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours amid reports that some of the fighters were permitted to leave, a Syrian war monitoring group said Sunday.

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May 20, 2018

Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June
Pope Francis on Sunday revealed his latest picks to be cardinals in the Catholic Church, including his chief aide for helping the poor in Rome and prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority.

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May 20, 2018

Crisis-weary Venezuelans are voting in election decried as power grab
Critics call today's election a power grab by President Nicolás Maduro, who is seeking a new six-year term. Traditional opposition parties in this beleaguered nation of 31 million have been largely prevented from fielding candidates.

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May 20, 2018

36 local candidates have been assassinated in Mexico. And the election is not until July.
Political killings have tripled from the 2015 elections, according to research. Criminal groups are using violence to try to influence candidates, analysts say. In some cases, targeted politicians might have refused to show deference or provide payoffs.

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May 20, 2018

Crisis-weary Venezuelans are voting in election decried as a Maduro power grab
Opposition parties have been largely prevented from fielding candidates.

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May 20, 2018

Sherpa guide has scaled Everest 22 times and is ready to do it again
"I will continue to climb. I have not reached my retirement age, and until I retire I will continue to be a guide on Everest," Kami Rita, 48, said.

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May 20, 2018

Taiwan ‘angry' over not being invited to WHO assembly
Taiwan's health minister says the island feels "very angry" that it was not invited to the World Health Organization assembly in Geneva.

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May 20, 2018

Spanish boats pick up 162 migrants crossing Mediterranean
Spain's maritime rescue service says it picked up 162 migrants who were attempting to make the perilous trip across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this weekend.

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May 20, 2018

Spanish police arrest 12 from alleged hash smuggling ring
Spanish authorities say they have broken up an alleged drug ring that smuggled hashish from Morocco to Europe.

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May 20, 2018

The Latest: Venezuelans line up to vote in Sunday's election
The Latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

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May 20, 2018

Malaysia ex-leader seeks police protection amid graft probe
Malaysia's national news agency is reporting that former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is under investigation for a massive corruption scandal, has sought police protection over concern about his family's safety.

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May 20, 2018

Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday
Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo's health minister announced.

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May 20, 2018

Bernard Lewis, eminent historian of the Middle East, dies at 101
His sometimes controversial scholarship helped shape views of the region for decades.

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May 20, 2018

China agrees to buy 'significantly' more from the U.S., but doesn't commit to specific amount
The two sides release a joint statement Saturday as the nations work to defuse a brewing trade war.

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May 20, 2018

Erdogan in Sarajevo to rally European Turks for re-election
Turkey's president has arrived in the Bosnian capital to address supporters living in Europe, ahead of snap elections in his country.

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May 20, 2018

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip
A veteran Sherpa guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time this past week has returned from the mountain and says he's already planning his next trip.

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May 20, 2018

Royal wedding sermon on 'love' was about more than the marriage of Harry and Meghan
Bishop Michael Curry's message had political, cultural and global relevance beyond marriage.

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May 20, 2018

Palestinian president hospitalized with fever
A Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized with fever.

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May 20, 2018

Richard Pipes, historian who helped shape Reagan-era Soviet policy, dies at 94
Known for his a hard-line views toward communism, Dr. Pipes rejected detente with the Soviet Union.

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May 20, 2018

The Latest: Pope Francis prays for Venezuelans
The Latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

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May 20, 2018

TV's delectable coverage of the royal wedding created a safe space for dreamers
TV reporting from America's side was giddy, ecstatically romantic — and a much needed escape.

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May 20, 2018

Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be ‘inclusive'
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive."

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May 20, 2018

36 local candidates have been assassinated in Mexico. And the election is still 2 months away.
Parties are scrambling to replace candidates who were assassinated or dropped out of the electoral race because of violence. Many appear to be victims of criminal groups seeking to exert control.

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May 20, 2018

‘A day of gas' inside a Gaza ambulance
Medics have witnessed the brunt of the injuries as Israel has used live ammunition on protesters.

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May 20, 2018

China offers to buy more American products, Kudlow says
The move would reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China.

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May 20, 2018

Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29 at Vatican
Pope Francis announces he will make 14 new cardinals June 29 at Vatican.

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May 20, 2018

Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals in June
Pope Francis has announced that he will make 14 new cardinals next month, among them his chief aide for helping homeless people.

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May 20, 2018

Reports: Islamic State surrendering in Syria's capital
A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours, and that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave.

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May 20, 2018

Saudi Arabia detains women's rights advocates who challenged driving ban
The detentions were part of a broader crackdown by Saudi leadership aimed at silencing political activism.

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May 20, 2018

Maoist rebels detonate bomb in east India; 6 police killed
At least six police officials were killed and another was critically injured on Sunday when Maoist rebels targeted their vehicle with a bomb in eastern India, police said.

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May 20, 2018

Insect ambassadors: Honeybees buzz on Berlin cathedral
On the roof of Berlin's cathedral, bees are buzzing.

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May 20, 2018

Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry
Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

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May 20, 2018

Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists
Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to complain about a TV series that portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country.

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May 20, 2018

More than 100 people dead after airliner crashes in Cuba on domestic flight
A state-run newspaper reported that three people survived the crash. Images posted on social media showed smoke rising from the crash site south of Havana.

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May 20, 2018

Maoist rebels detonate bomb in east India; 5 police killed
At least five police officials were killed and two others critically injured on Sunday when Maoist rebels targeted their vehicle by a bomb in eastern India, police said.

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May 20, 2018

Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran
Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.

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May 20, 2018

Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls
The ideal scenario for the club where Paul Pogba played football as a kid might go something like this: The France midfielder shines so brightly at the World Cup that a money-no-object club — for argument's sake, let's say Real Madrid — decides that it cannot live without him and pays a nine-figure fee to shake him loose from Manchester United.

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May 20, 2018

Oil was the only thing keeping Venezuela afloat. Now the government is too dysfunctional to even pump it.
Venezuela leads the world in two things: oil reserves and incompetence. What else can you say about an oil-based economy that's falling apart faster than ever before despite the fact that oil prices have risen more than 50 percent over the past year? That shouldn't happen whether you're capitalist, socialist or something in between, but […]

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May 20, 2018

Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is expected to win a second six-year term in Sunday's election, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets.

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May 20, 2018

Justice Department rescinds order stopping opioid sales by Louisiana distributor
The drug wholesaler accused the DEA of using faulty methodology in suspending shipments.

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May 20, 2018

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints
The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.

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May 20, 2018

Chile bishop apologizes for not investigating abuse promptly
A Chilean bishop apologized Saturday for not promptly investigating a reported case of sexual abuse in his diocese, a day after every bishop in the South American country offered to resign over what Pope Francis said was their negligence in protecting children.

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May 20, 2018

Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges more security
President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan will step up security to respond to military threats from China.

Washington Post World News
May 19, 2018

Selling cannabis is illegal in Estonia, but the leaf is on one municipality's new flag
The name of the municipality means "hemp" in Estonian.

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May 19, 2018

Princess Diana wasn't forgotten at the royal wedding. Her sons still mourn her death.
Prince Harry, who was 12 when his mother was killed, made sure to include her memory in his wedding to Meghan Markle.

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May 19, 2018

‘Just saying' — BBC Three compares royal wedding crowd to Trump's inauguration
The prince and princess hadn't even said their vows before BBC Three — the edgy BCC — tried to start some trans-Atlantic drama.

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May 19, 2018

US criticizes China's militarization of disputed waters
The Pentagon criticized what it called China's "continued militarization" of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed long-range bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia within their range.

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May 19, 2018

In harsh Saudi crackdown, famous feminists are branded as ‘traitors'
Friday's detentions come just weeks before the ban on women drivers is set to be lifted.

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May 19, 2018

Macedonian PM says Greece agrees to discuss proposed name
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Saturday he is ready to go ahead with a new name for his country in order to solve a decades-long name dispute with Greece and pave the way for full integration of the small Balkan country into the European Union and NATO.

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May 19, 2018

New clues bolster belief that ISIS leader is still alive — and busy with a chilling new mission
Detainee reports portray Baghdadi as preoccupied with educating future terrorists.

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May 19, 2018

Officials say company in Cuba crash had safety complaints
The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.

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May 19, 2018

Official: Nationalist mob beats mayor of major Greek city
A city official says the mayor of Greece's second-largest city has been hospitalized with head, back and leg injuries after being set upon by nationalist extremists.

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May 19, 2018

Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate
Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord, a prominent American economist said Friday.

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May 19, 2018

Insurgents have waged a war on education in her home country. But she died in a Texas school shooting.
The Pakistani student was in Texas on an exchange program when a gunman opened fire on her school.

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May 19, 2018

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors ‘critical'
The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board.

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May 19, 2018

As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if U.S. is lost for good
Even before President Trump was elected, Europeans sensed that Washington's traditional role as guarantor of the continent's security and stability was slipping away.

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May 19, 2018

China offers to buy more U.S. products, Kudlow says
China offered to boost its annual purchases of U.S. products by "at least $200 billion" as two days of talks, ended in Washington, the director of the National Economic Council said.

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May 19, 2018

The surprise star of Harry and Meghan's wedding: Bishop Michael Curry from Chicago
Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States, delivered a 14-minute barnstorming address that people in Windsor and beyond were talking about long after Harry and Meghan officially tied the knot on Saturday afternoon.

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May 19, 2018

The Latest: Cuba official: 110 dead in crash, recorder found
The Latest on the crash in Cuba of a passenger jet with 113 people on board (all times local):

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May 19, 2018

Tracking one of the world's most elusive cats
No one knows how many snow leopards are left in the world. Researchers are trying to find out.

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May 19, 2018

CORRECTS: Cuban transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday's passenger jet crash.
CORRECTS: Cuban transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday's passenger jet crash. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said 113 dead; the minister corrected his own statement)

Washington Post World News
May 19, 2018

Cuban transportation minister says 113 people were killed in Friday's passenger jet crash
Cuban transportation minister says 113 people were killed in Friday's passenger jet crash.

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May 19, 2018

Cuban website Cubadebate says flight recorder recovered from plane crash that killed 113, citing transportation minister
Cuban website Cubadebate says flight recorder recovered from plane crash that killed 113, citing transportation minister.

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May 19, 2018

In the age of #MeToo, these French actresses are also protesting the film industry's lack of racial diversity
Sixteen French actresses have taken a stand on racial representation in a society that doesn't officially recognize "race" as an identity category.

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May 19, 2018

Macedonian PM says agreement on new name reached with Greece
The prime minister of Macedonia says his administration and the Greek government have agreed on a new name for his country to solve the decades-long name dispute between Skopje and Athens.

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May 19, 2018

Cuba: 3 survivors ‘critical' after crash of jet carrying 110
The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet carrying 110 people crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts.

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May 19, 2018

Council of Churches: 20 priests from evangelical church among dead in Cuban plane crash
Council of Churches: 20 priests from evangelical church among dead in Cuban plane crash .

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May 19, 2018

The royal wedding's teenage cello player skipped U.S. debut to play in the ceremony
Sheku Kanneh-Mason canceled his performance plans in Los Angeles to be at the royal wedding.

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May 19, 2018

The Latest: Cuba: 3 survivors ‘critical' after plane crash
The Latest on the crash in Cuba of a passenger jet with 110 people on board (all times local):

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May 19, 2018

Colombia ex-rebel halts hunger strike as extradition lingers
A former rebel ideologue is suspending a 41-day hunger strike after Colombia's special peace tribunal cast doubt on his extradition to the U.S. on drug charges.

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May 19, 2018

Hundreds of handbags, 72 suitcases full of jewels seized from ousted Malaysian leader's home
The new government is ramping up a corruption probe into the former prime minister.

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May 19, 2018

In London, some Brits shrug off royal wedding: ‘Irrelevant'
Watching the cheering, flag-waving Brits lining the sun-soaked royal procession route on television, it's easy to get the impression of a wedding-crazy country still deeply in love with its royal family.

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May 19, 2018

Air Force base that lost explosives: We're also missing a machine gun
The North Dakota base operates aircraft and intercontinental ballistic missiles that can deliver nuclear warheads.

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May 19, 2018

As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if America is lost for good
Continental leaders worry the president may be the new normal, not an aberration.

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May 19, 2018

‘Just saying ¯\_(?)_/¯' — BBC Three compares royal wedding crowd to Trump's inauguration
The prince and princess hadn't even said their vows before BBC Three — the edgy BCC — tried to start some trans-Atlantic drama.

Washington Post World News
May 19, 2018

Russia's parliament to consider proposal to allow Putin to run for reelection again in 2024
The idea would change Russia's constitution so Putin could potentially stay in office until at least 2030.

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