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Jun 22, 2018

After giving birth, New Zealand leader craves mac-n-cheese
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

New East Timor government marred by corruption allegations
East Timor's president is refusing to swear in 11 members of Cabinet because of corruption investigations, marring the formation of a new government following a protracted political stalemate in the young nation.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

Pakistani rights activist's home ransacked; laptops taken
The family of a rights activist known for her criticism of Pakistan's military says their home in Islamabad was broken into and ransacked, and that two laptops and travel documents were taken.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

U.S. close to releasing Mideast peace proposal that Palestinian leadership may immediately reject
Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and other envoys are in the region this week to rally support for a plan, but Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has refused to meet them.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

Who is behind the wheel in a changing Saudi Arabia?
On Sunday, women will finally be allowed to drive in the kingdom, but it's unclear how much progress is really being made.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

New Zealand leader recovers with mac-n-cheese after birth
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese and plans to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families
North and South Korean officials met Friday for talks on resuming reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

Australian jury deadlocked on alleged killer-driver
A Melbourne jury could not decide on Friday whether a man was mentally fit to stand trial on charges that he had murdered six people by driving a car through a lunch-time crowd in a pedestrian-only street in Australia's second largest city.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death
Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

Indonesian court sentences radical cleric who instigated 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks, other attacks to death
Indonesian court sentences radical cleric who instigated 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks, other attacks to death.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

‘He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son
Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

AP Explains: Reunions between Korean families divided by war
North and South Korean officials met Friday to map out details for what would be a highly emotional reunion of families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War. A look at key issues:

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

Merkel and Trump agree the ailing German military needs a boost. Why isn't it happening?
The president's tweets may be counterproductive as Germany continues to fall short.

Washington Post World News
Jun 22, 2018

Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuana
Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low — apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl — that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they know well: marijuana.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

Vietnam arrests 4 more oil execs in corruption crackdown
Vietnamese police have arrested four more former senior oil executives for allegedly abusing their power to appropriate property as the communist authorities step up their toughest crackdown on corruption in years.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

Yes, Kim Jong Un met President Trump. But China is still North Korea's most important ally.
North Korea needs China's help. And China needs a stable North Korea.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

The story behind the girl in the recording who begs for her aunt after being separated from her migrant mother
Ana Gloria Henríquez says her granddaughter was a happy girl who loved Disney, her pet dog and the beach. Now she's at a shelter after being separated from her mother following a border crossing.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

2 Koreas meet to arrange reunions of war-split families
North and South Korean officials are meeting for the first time in three years to arrange reunions between families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War.

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Jun 21, 2018

The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids
Attorneys launch a frantic effort but find few of the children their parents are seeking

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

US diplomat thinks Trump's UK itinerary includes the queen
An official at the U.S. Embassy in London says he thinks President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth II during his visit to Britain next month.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

The story behind the girl in the recording who begs for her aunt after being separated from her migrant mom
Ana Gloria Henríquez says her granddaughter was a happy girl who loved Disney, her pet dog and the beach. Now she's at a shelter after being separated from her mother following a border crossing.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

UN Yemen envoy: ‘Confident' pact can be reached on port city
The U.N. envoy for Yemen said Thursday he fears "severe" humanitarian and political fallout if fighting intensifies in the crucial port city of Hodeida, but he's confident a pact can be forged to prevent increased violence.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

Reversal on migrant families deepens confusion over Trump's immigration order
Justice Department insists ‘zero tolerance' policy remains in effect, but Customs and Border Protection officials say they will no longer refer parents for prosecution.

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Jun 21, 2018

Colombia: Bodies of kidnapped press workers possibly found
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the bodies of three Ecuadorean press workers kidnapped in a conflictive border region may have been found.

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Jun 21, 2018

How prepared is the world for the next epidemic? This tool shows most countries are not.
A new website, PreventEpidemics.org, scores countries on their ability to prevent, detect and stop deadly infectious diseases.

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Jun 21, 2018

Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout
Eurozone nations agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its massive debt more manageable.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

The takeaway from Kim's China visit: Trump wants North Korea nukes, Xi is focused on its economy
Long before North Korea gives up its nukes, China is looking to increase trade and prosperity.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

The strange, sad mood in Italy as the national team misses the World Cup for the first time in 60 years
This summer, Rome is both more subdued and more divided.

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Jun 21, 2018

Iraq set for election recount to salvage tainted result
Iraq's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a disputed law ordering a hand recount of the ballots from last month's national elections after widespread allegations of fraud embarrassed political leaders and marred the initial result.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

Another U.S. Embassy employee in Cuba suffers from mystery illness
The State Department said a worker at the mission in Havana has experienced symptoms similar to those experienced by 24 others.

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Jun 21, 2018

Puerto Rico defies board over law protecting workers
Legislators in Puerto Rico are challenging a federal control board overseeing the island's finances over a law that protects workers from unjust firings.

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Jun 21, 2018

Spain comes to the defense of Europe
Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell has an "activist" message for the rest of Europe.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

Stray bullets kill 2 14-year-olds as Rio violence rises
Two 14-year-olds have been killed by stray bullets in Rio de Janeiro as violence and police efforts to contain it increase in the Brazilian city.

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Jun 21, 2018

Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances
Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

Mexico central bank raises key interest rate to 7.75 percent
Mexico's central bank has decided to raise its key interbank interest rate to 7.75 percent from 7.5 percent.

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Jun 21, 2018

Meeting of South Sudan's warring leaders leaves many feeling dubious
Salva Kiir and Riek Machar sat down in Ethiopia for "Hail Mary" talks, but misery remains widespread in their country.

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Jun 21, 2018

Moldovan court rejects appeal from winner of voided election
A Moldovan court rejected an appeal Thursday of its ruling to invalidate the results of a local election in the former Soviet republic's capital city.

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Jun 21, 2018

India imposes retaliatory tariffs on U.S., widening global trade war
India imposed the new levies on almonds, apples and other goods, a $241 million measure that matches the amount of steel and aluminum import duty expected to be collected from India by the United States.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

UK finance leaders say openness is key to future prosperity
Increased openness, not protectionism, is the best way to ensure Britain's prosperity in a rapidly changing world, the U.K. government's two most powerful money men said Thursday.

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Jun 21, 2018

Violence keeps Central Americans coming to US despite Trump
Nightfall in El Salvador's capital was fast approaching and Ernesto Pena was waiting for a bus that never arrived. His work day delivering rice and cooking oil to street vendors in the bustling district of Santa Tecla had ended and like most people he was anxious to get home before the gangs that control the poor neighborhood where he lives enforce an informal curfew.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

Gazans have survived years of war. Now depression is killing them.
A mental health crisis is gripping the Gaza Strip, experts say, born of repeated wars and the stress of meeting daily needs. Experts say they have seen a rise in symptoms of psychological distress, such as anxiety, abuse and suicide.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

A homeless man donned a stray race bib at the London Marathon — and was sent to jail for it
Stanislaw Skupian will be jailed for 13 weeks for fraud, but many think the sentence is too harsh.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

Romania's most powerful politician convicted of misconduct
Romania's most powerful politician was convicted Thursday of official misconduct and sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison, a verdict cautiously cheered by anti-government protesters who have spent months decrying high-level corruption in the European country.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

Netanyahu's wife charged with misuse of public funds in ‘meals-ordering' affair
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not implicated in this case, but the charges against Sara Netanyahu could have far-reaching consequences for him.

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Jun 21, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to a 'healthy baby girl'
She became only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office.

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Jun 21, 2018

India imposes retaliatory tariffs on U.S., as global trade war widens
India imposed the new levies on almonds, apples and other goods in response to U.S. tariffs.

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Jun 21, 2018

Lion euthanized after escape in Belgian zoo
A lion on the loose forced the evacuation of one Belgium's most famous zoos Thursday, and the animal had to be killed after several failed attempts to sedate it.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

US stocks skid as industrials, automakers, tech trade lower
U.S. stocks are lower Thursday as investors again worry about the potential effects of the U.S.-China trade dispute. German automaker Daimler lowered its annual profit forecast, partly because of higher import taxes on U.S. vehicles in China. Industrial companies are taking more losses. Energy companies are falling along with oil prices and online retailers are skidding after the Supreme Court ruled that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

The Taliban has successfully built a parallel state in many parts of Afghanistan, report says
Despite 16 years of war, the Taliban has developed "a sophisticated system of parallel governance" in Afghanistan.

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Jun 21, 2018

The Latest: Pope stumbles after Mass, but aides prevent fall
The Latest on the pope's visit to Geneva (all times local):

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Jun 21, 2018

Two years after Brexit vote, British leaders still tied in knots over how to leave Europe
By now, Brexit was supposed to be pretty far along, with "quick" negotiations starting to yield beautiful trade deals and the glimmer of independence. But Prime Minister Theresa May can't even get agreement from her own Cabinet on what a deal should look like.

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Jun 21, 2018

Italy interior minister refuses port to migrant rescue ship
Italy's hard-line interior minister on Thursday refused port to a Dutch-flagged rescue boat with 224 migrants on board, a week after turning away another foreign ship, the Aquarius, carrying 630 migrants.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

2 mayoral candidates killed in Mexico, 18 dead so far
Two mayoral candidates in two different Mexican towns have been killed in less than 24 hours, marking a total of at least 18 candidates killed so far in campaigns leading up to the July 1 elections.

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Jun 21, 2018

Canada's Senate votes to legalize recreational use of marijuana
The vote puts Canada on road to becoming the first advanced industrialized nation to legalize the drug nationwide.

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Jun 21, 2018

NATO head: No guarantee trans-Atlantic alliance will survive
The bonds between Europe and North America are under strain and there's no guarantee the trans-Atlantic partnership will survive, the head of NATO warned Thursday.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

Mexico's next president could be a leftist demagogue or a practical reformer. He's the same man.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a strong lead in polls before the July 1 election.

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Jun 21, 2018

The Latest: 4 Eastern Europe nations to skip migrant meeting
The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local):

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Jun 21, 2018

The Latest: Italy rejects aid group boat with 200 migrants
The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local):

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Jun 21, 2018

South Sudan's armed opposition rejects ‘imposition' of peace
South Sudan's armed opposition on Thursday rejected any "imposition" of a peace deal and asked for more time after the first face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar in almost two years.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2018

Saudi Arabia backs cease-fire in Afghanistan, suggesting new role in quest for peace
King's statement comes as urgency grows among U.S. and Afghan officials to find a negotiated end to the war.

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Jun 21, 2018

Libyan coast guard rescues over 520 Europe-bound migrants
Libya's coast guard has rescued three groups of more than 520 African migrants, including at least 10 women and 49 children, and recovered four bodies in the Mediterranean Sea east of the capital, Tripoli, over two days, a spokesman said Thursday.

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Jun 21, 2018

Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month.

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Jun 21, 2018

Nigeria offers reward for suspected bomb-making factory
Nigeria's military says it is offering a reward for information on a suspected bomb-making factory in the northern city that is the birthplace of the Boko Haram extremist group.

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Jun 21, 2018

Border Patrol will stop referring migrant parents who cross into the U.S. illegally with children for prosecution, official says
The shift in approach could affect the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" strategy.

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Jun 21, 2018

El Salvador warns migrants against traveling to the U.S.
The deputy foreign minister said conditions for children in American facilities are unacceptable.

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Jun 21, 2018

European court rejects mass murderer Anders Breivik's claim that isolation in three-room cell is inhumane
For years, Breivik has claimed that Norway's prison system is violating his human rights.

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Jun 21, 2018

For the first time since 1980, Iranian women allowed to watch World Cup in same stadium as men
The women hope that this helps propel permanent changes in the rules around watching sporting matches in Iran.

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Jun 21, 2018

Trump's adviser to visit Moscow to discuss US-Russian summit
U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser is heading to Moscow to pave the way for a possible U.S.-Russian summit, a spokesman said Thursday.

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Jun 21, 2018

Trump's Mideast team arrives in Egypt
President Donald Trump's Mideast team arrived in Cairo on Thursday, the White House said, the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

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Jun 21, 2018

U.S. military is expecting repatriation of troop remains from North Korea in coming days
The transfer would be part of President Trump's deal on North Korea's nuclear program.

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Jun 21, 2018

US stocks skid as industrial and energy companies fall
U.S. stocks are lower Thursday as investors again worry about the potential effects of the U.S.-China trade dispute. German automaker Daimler lowered its annual profit forecast, partly because of higher import taxes on U.S. vehicles in China. Industrial companies are taking more losses. Energy companies are falling along with oil prices and online retailers are skidding after the Supreme Court ruled that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

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Jun 21, 2018

German lawmaker says Turkey bars him as election observer
A German lawmaker said Thursday the Turkish government is denying him entry to the country as an international observer in the country's upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.

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Jun 21, 2018

Envoy: Filmmaker on hunger strike has heart, kidney problems
Ukraine's human rights envoy said Thursday that jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has heart and kidney problems after a hunger strike lasting more than a month.

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Jun 21, 2018

Pope, in Geneva, says Christians must work together on peace
Pope Francis journeyed Thursday to the well-heeled city of Geneva to encourage all Christians, despite their differences, to unite in efforts to foster justice and fight poverty while the rich grow "ever more wealthy."

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Jun 21, 2018

Saudi Arabia backs cease fire in Afghanistan, suggesting new role in quest for peace
King's statement comes as urgency grows among U.S. and Afghan officials to find a negotiated end to the war.

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Jun 21, 2018

The Latest: Pope meetings with Korean Protestants in Geneva
The Latest on the pope's visit to Geneva (all times local):

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Jun 21, 2018

Gambia national police chief resigns after protest shootings
Gambia's police say the national police inspector general has resigned after two civilians were shot dead this week during a demonstration against sand mining.

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Jun 21, 2018

Key nuclear expert departs White House as North Korea negotiations loom
The top official on weapons of mass destruction is leaving her job.

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Jun 21, 2018

UN, Russia call on US to rethink Human Rights Council move
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the United States on Thursday to rethink its decision to pull out of the world's top human rights body, calling it a "key tool" in efforts to combat abuse.

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Jun 21, 2018

Turkey says 35 Kurd leaders killed in airstrikes in Iraq
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again asserted that Turkish jets have dealt a heavy blow on the outlawed Kurdish rebels' leadership in Iraq, saying some 35 high-level militants were killed.

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Jun 21, 2018

Theresa May called Trump's caging of children 'disturbing.' That won't stop the president from meeting the queen.
President Trump will meet the queen during his visit to Britain next month, and many Brits are not amused.

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Jun 21, 2018

Tormented by eczema, woman kills her parents and then herself, police say
Assistant Tuen Mun District Commander Yan Fong-wai said a suicide note suggested that she was "struggling with some disease that makes her feel that to live is worse than to die."

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Jun 21, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan seeks new term with greater powers
Since he took office in 2003, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given a name to each stage in his consolidation of power in Turkey. First he called himself the apprentice; then the journeyman; and latterly the master. Now, he says a new five-year term would elevate him to the role of "grandmaster" and help him make Turkey one of the world's top powers by the time the republic marks its centenary in 2023.

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Jun 21, 2018

Trump's family-separation policy faces international condemnation from Pope Francis, Theresa May and others
The criticism the president faced as he signed an executive order that would keep families together resembled the global reaction to the administration's travel ban.

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Jun 21, 2018

Libyan coast guard rescues 380 Europe-bound African migrants
Libya's coast guard has rescued two groups of more than 380 African migrants, including seven women and 48 children, in the Mediterranean Sea east of the capital, Tripoli, a spokesman said Thursday.

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Jun 21, 2018

Mattis compared Xi's China to the Ming Dynasty. Xi might be happy to hear it.
"To do that is to accept the Chinese narrative of a 5,000-year history," said Tansen Sen, a history professor at New York University Shanghai.

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Jun 21, 2018

Greek debt activist who urged tax disobedience is jailed
An activist who urged Greeks not to pay their taxes, claiming he had access to enough money to pay off the country's enormous debt, has been remanded in custody pending trial on criminal fraud charges.

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Jun 21, 2018

EU seeks to screen migrants in Africa, stop boat crossings
Unwilling to share responsibility for tens of thousands of people arriving each year in search of better or safer lives, European Union leaders are preparing in coming days to take more steps to keep migrants out.

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Jun 21, 2018

Suu Kyi says outside hate narratives driving Myanmar tension
A social media account run by the office of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi quotes her as saying that "hate narratives from outside the country" have fueled tensions between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine communities in the country's west.

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Jun 21, 2018

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for first time in two years, raising hopes for peace
Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Ethiopia for ‘Hail Mary' talks, but misery remains widespread in their country.

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Jun 21, 2018

The Latest: EU scrutinizing Hungary's new anti-migrant laws
The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local):

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Jun 21, 2018

Saudi media says kingdom could turn Qatar — its neighbor and rival — into an island
Expects say that talk of a canal to cut off Qatar could be "psychological warfare."

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Jun 21, 2018

Sorry, you no longer get a free Burger King Whopper if you have a World Cup star's baby
Burger King's Russia team has pulled back its offer and apologized.

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Jun 21, 2018

Sara Netanyahu charged with misuse of public funds in ‘meals-ordering' affair
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not implicated in this case, but the charges against his wife could have far-reaching consequences for him.

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Jun 21, 2018

Report: Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike is well
A state news agency is quoting a Russian human rights official as saying that jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is in satisfactory condition despite a monthlong hunger strike.

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Jun 21, 2018

Official: Polish leader's ill health not sparking infighting
A government official denied rumors Thursday that the illness of Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's powerful ruling party leader, has sparked infighting at the highest political levels.

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Jun 21, 2018

As border crossings surge, a Mexican couple tests Trump's policies
They were among 50,924 migrants arrested by the Border Patrol in April. Now their smuggler was offering them another chance to cross. And their American jobs were waiting.

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Jun 21, 2018

Algerian PM calls on President Bouteflika to seek 5th term
Algeria's prime minister has called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek a fifth term in April 2019, despite his age and partial paralysis.

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Jun 21, 2018

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust
Israeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister's wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust.

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Jun 21, 2018

Military vows to recover bodies from sunken Indonesia ferry
Indonesia's military chief said Thursday that specialist navy equipment will be deployed to pinpoint a ferry that sank in the crater lake of an ancient supervolcano, offering a glimmer of hope to distraught relatives that the bodies of more than 180 people presumed drowned will be recovered.

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