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May 24, 2019

AP Interview: Catalan separatist vows EU parliament fight
The most prominent jailed leader of Catalonia's separatist movement is vowing to take his fight to the European Parliament after being suspended as a lawmaker in Spain

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May 24, 2019

Amid calls for Theresa May to resign, her party is expected to flounder in European elections
Polls suggest Nigel Farage's Brexit Party will dominate.

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May 24, 2019

Amid tensions with Iran, White House mulls U.S. military request to send more forces to the Middle East
The military has taken steps in recent weeks to boost its presence in the region.

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May 24, 2019

Botswana overturns ban on elephant hunting
The southern African country is home to the world's largest population of elephants.

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May 24, 2019

Brazil's highest court votes to extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBT people
Reports of attacks have spiked since Jair Bolsonaro began his presidential campaign last year.

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May 24, 2019

Colombian breeds rare frogs to undermine animal traffickers
Conservationist saves rare frogs by beating traffickers at their own game

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May 24, 2019

Dispute with Canada over garbage cements Philippine President Duterte's reputation for tough talk
Canada and the Philippines are close to ending a feud over tons of unwanted trash.

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May 24, 2019

Elderly Mexicans are visiting their undocumented children in the U.S. - with State Department approval
A quiet program called Palomas Mensajeras — Messenger Pigeons — reunites families separated for years.

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May 24, 2019

From the emperor to sumo wrestling, Abe harnesses Japan's traditions to impress Trump
Japan's prime minister prepares to roll out the red carpet, but will the U.S. president trample on it?

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May 24, 2019

Hundreds marry as Taiwan becomes first in Asia to allow same-sex unions
The legislature of the island near the Chinese mainland voted last week, 66 to 27, to recognize same-sex unions, becoming the first in Asia to do so.

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May 24, 2019

India's Modi wins resounding election victory with potent appeal to nationalism
The size of Modi's victory was unexpected, surpassing his party's winning performance in 2014.

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May 24, 2019

Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations
Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations

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May 24, 2019

Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same sex relations
Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations

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May 24, 2019

May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new PM
Theresa May says she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain's next prime minister

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May 24, 2019

Mount Everest has gotten so crowded that climbers are perishing in the traffic jams
Eight hikers have died in a little over a week.

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May 24, 2019

North Korea has been testing ballistic missiles. So why won't Trump use the B word?
Washington and Seoul seem determined to downplay Pyongyang's missile tests, calling them "short-range" rather than "ballistic." The distinction is important.

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May 24, 2019

On Japan's Okinawa, U.S. military blamed for contaminating environment with hazardous chemical
The controversy is inflaming an already sensitive situation for the U.S. military on the island.

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May 24, 2019

Pakistan reacts with hope, skepticism to Modi's victory in India election
Some Pakistanis see the continuation of "belligerent policy" from their nuclear rival.

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May 24, 2019

The farce of Britain's European election
British voters cast their ballots in an election that many didn't want to take place at all.

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May 24, 2019

The radical right's rise in Europe isn't fueled by economic grievances. Here's why.
This may change how mainstream politicians address the populist challenge.

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May 24, 2019

Theresa May to resign, make way for new prime minister, after Brexit failures
Brexit was her No. 1 job, and she failed to deliver it.

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May 24, 2019

Trump approves sending more forces to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran
Military plans to dispatch another 2,000 troops to the Middle East to augment missile defense and surveillance capabilities.

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May 24, 2019

Trump may sidestep Congress on Saudi arms deal, drawing fresh warnings from Republicans and Democrats
The president has signaled that he may invoke emergency authority to complete weapons sales that lawmakers have temporarily blocked.

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May 24, 2019

Theresa May could resign soon. British broadcasting rules could complicate reporting on her today.
Rumors over Theresa May's perhaps looming departure coincide with European elections on Thursday. That's bad for broadcast journalists.

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May 24, 2019

Trump visits a Japan buffeted by U.S. trade war with China
Trump's aggressive trade policies bring an uneasy backdrop to the pageantry of his state visit to Japan.

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May 24, 2019

U.S. military wants to send thousands more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions
The proposal comes as the military seeks to address what officials have described as a spike in threats against American forces, detected by U.S. intelligence streams, from Iran and its proxy groups.

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May 24, 2019

US stocks rebound, but still face losses for the week
Stocks rebounded but are still headed for a third straight weekly loss as trade anxiety looms over the market

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May 22, 2019

Veganism? His ‘creed.' Access to vegan food? This firefighter claims it's his human right.
Adam Knauff of Ontario claims he was discriminated against when the government failed to pay heed to his dietary needs.

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May 22, 2019

Venezuela's opposition pursues diplomacy, keeps open the possibility of foreign intervention
The Oslo meeting between Guaidó's opposition and Maduro's government yielded no agreements, but talks could continue.

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May 22, 2019

U.S. weighs blacklisting another major Chinese firm
A move against video surveillance maker Hikvision would broaden a U.S. campaign to sever China's access to American know-how and inflame a deepening trade conflict.

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May 22, 2019

Theresa May offers Parliament a vote on a second Brexit referendum
But the prime minister is widely expected to announce her resignation next month.

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May 22, 2019

Trump officials brief a divided Congress on escalating tensions with Iran
Democratic lawmakers accuse administration of hyping intelligence to lay path to war.

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May 22, 2019

Trump taps former U.S. ambassador and space enthusiast to run Air Force
Trained as a pilot and astronaut, Barbara Barrett served as envoy to Finland under President George W. Bush.

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May 22, 2019

The Trump-Kushner Mideast peace plan looks doomed already
A bid to push economic development, rather than a political solution, has been rebuffed by the Palestinians.

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May 22, 2019

The Trump-Kushner peace plan looks doomed already
A bid to push economic development, rather than a political solution, has been rebuffed by the Palestinians.

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May 22, 2019

Polish bishops admit they haven't done enough to stop abuse
Polish bishops acknowledge they haven't done enough to stop abuse of minors

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May 22, 2019

Prominent French journalist summoned by police for reporting on corruption in Macron's government
Le Monde's Ariane Chemin has been writing about the long-brewing ‘Benalla affair.'

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May 22, 2019

Protesters clash with police after Indonesian president's reelection, leaving 6 dead
Hundreds were injured as rioters supporting the president's hard-line challenger threw rocks and molotov cocktails at police, prompting the government to restrict social media.

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May 22, 2019

South Africa's Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption
South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa is showing signs of cracking down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term

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May 22, 2019

The Latest: Widodo says he won't tolerate security threats
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo says authorities have the volatile situation in the capital Jakarta under control following riots by supporters of his rival in last month's presidential election

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May 22, 2019

Netanyahu's supporters push a bill to give him immunity as indictments loom
Knesset members could not be prosecuted for crimes allegedly committed during their tenure or before they were voted into the chamber unless the body waived their immunity, the proposal says.

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May 22, 2019

North Korea calls Joe Biden ‘an imbecile' and ‘fool of low IQ'
The state news agency also said that if Biden thinks he is the most popular presidential candidate, it's "enough to make a cat laugh."

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May 22, 2019

Internal memo orders military to restrict information it shares with Congress
Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan lays out criteria for providing operational plans to lawmakers.

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May 22, 2019

Iranian children are dancing to pop music, and the government is furious
A dance challenge by a U.S.-based Iranian singer has raised suspicions among Iran's ultraconservatives.

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May 22, 2019

In Turkey, Imamoglu is a victim. Here's why he doesn't talk about it.
Ekrem Imamoglu is staying positive in the Istanbul mayor's race.

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May 22, 2019

Japan urges traditional order for Japanese names
Japan's Foreign Ministry wants the world to begin using the country's traditional order for Japanese names, with family names first

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May 22, 2019

Justice Department and House intelligence panel strike deal for Mueller materials
The agreement means the committee will not enforce a subpoena against the attorney general, while the Justice Department works to turn over requested materials.

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May 22, 2019

Katrina Pierson tweeted about Gaza. The video she posted was filmed 2,000 miles away.
The senior Trump campaign adviser tweeted a video captioned "Rockets fired into Israel from Gaza." But the video wasn't from Gaza and wasn't filmed in 2019.

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May 22, 2019

How do you reduce sexual and gender violence in conflict? Consider these five key issues.
Today's Oslo conference could help redirect the world's efforts.

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May 22, 2019

Europe was worried Russia would mess with its elections. Now it has other fears.
Domestic disinformation and U.S. money are raising alarms.

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May 22, 2019

Far-right parties hope to undermine E.U. by winning European elections
What's at stake in this week's elections for European Parliament.

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May 22, 2019

Chelsea Flower Show wows with a royal treehouse and climate change garden
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, designed a nature scene the queen declared "tidy."

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May 22, 2019

Deadly clashes erupt in Indonesia after president is reelected
Demonstrators rioted in the capital and burned vehicles to protest President Joko Widodo's victory, despite widespread consensus that the election was largely well run.

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May 22, 2019

BeIN media group CEO charged in corruption probe in France
A judicial official says the chief executive officer of media group beIN has been handed preliminary charges of corruption as part of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2019 track world championships in Qatar

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May 22, 2019

An American pastor reportedly gave ‘miracle water' to Ugandans. It was bleach.
An American man is accused of delivering a worthless "miracle mineral solution" to tens of thousands of people.

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May 22, 2019

‘Literally drowning in plastic': 414 million pieces of trash washed up on remote islands
Working amid the debris, researchers found 373,000 toothbrushes and 977,000 shoes.

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May 22, 2019

6 die in Indonesia riots, Widodo says he won't allow unrest
Indonesia's president says the situation in the country's capital is under control after six people died in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election

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May 19, 2019

‘Complete shock': Australia's prime minister holds onto power, defying election predictions
Polls had predicted Australia would swing to the opposition Labor Party with climate change among the top issues.

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May 19, 2019

Advocates hope Taiwan's same-sex marriage decision will spark ‘ripple effect' across Asia
Human rights advocates hope Japan will further protections for the LGBT community ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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May 19, 2019

Australian prime minister pulls off upset to stay in power
Scott Morrison's center-right government trampled election predictions with an unexpected surge, drawing comparisons to President Trump's 2016 victory.

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May 19, 2019

Austrian chancellor calls for new elections after leader of far-right ally resigns in scandal
Austria's right-wing coalition government had been under mounting pressure, even before news of the scandal broke.

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May 19, 2019

Bomb attack on Shiite militiamen kills 7 in eastern Iraq
An Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group says a roadside bomb has hit a bus carrying its fighters in eastern Iraq, killing seven people and wounding 26

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May 19, 2019

Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, wounds 17
Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids

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May 19, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines pushes back on criticism, says pilots followed emergency procedures before March crash
Airline officials said FAA chief Daniel Elwell's attempt this week to place some of the responsibility for a deadly March crash on their pilots' actions was an attempt to "divert public attention" from problems with the flight control system on Boeing's 737 Max jets.

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May 19, 2019

EU elections: Weber, in Bulgaria, vows tough migration laws
A leading conservative candidate in next week's European Parliament elections has promised Bulgarians tight measures against illegal migration

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May 19, 2019

Foreign correspondent and syndicated columnist dies at 84
Geyer interviewed world leaders, wrote several books and was a commentator on world affairs.

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May 19, 2019

Europe's far right says it is united. But can ultranationalists find a way to work across borders?
The European Union is a top target for their anger, but a rally in Milan was all about plans to get deeper into the E.U. bureaucracy.

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May 19, 2019

Faced with their own demise, Europe's social democrats are moving left
Their plight mirrors strains — and possible solutions — across the West.

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May 19, 2019

It's not just Huawei. Trump's new tech sector order could ripple through global supply chains.
How will this affect U.S. companies?

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May 19, 2019

LGBT rights advocates hope Taiwan's same-sex marriage decision will spark ‘ripple effect'
They want other Asian countries to make similar legal changes — including Japan, which will host the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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May 19, 2019

The little-noticed surge across the U.S.-Mexico border: Americans going south
Mexico's statistics institute estimated that the country's U.S.-born population is now 799,000 — a roughly fourfold increase since 1990.

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May 19, 2019

The little-noticed surge across the U.S.-Mexico border: It's Americans heading south
As the Mexican population in the United States shrinks, Americans are increasingly migrating to Mexico.

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May 19, 2019

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU
Swiss media say Swiss voters have approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners

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May 19, 2019

Pakistan's most famous accused blasphemer escaped to Canada — others are on death row
Pakistan currently holds 40 people on blasphemy charges. About half are serving life terms and half have been sentenced to death.

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May 19, 2019

Pakistan's most famous accused blasphemer escaped to Canada. Others remain on death row.
Online posts or texts about Islam are increasingly prosecuted.

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May 19, 2019

Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib
Russia says Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold

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May 19, 2019

Trump's sanctions on Iran are hitting Hezbollah, and it hurts
Spending cutbacks by the Iran-allied Lebanese militia illustrate the profound impact of the sanctions, which are curtailing Iran's ability to support its most powerful regional proxy.

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May 19, 2019

U.S.-style polarization has arrived in India. Modi is at the heart of the divide.
While bitter political divisions are all too familiar in the United States, they are relatively new in India, the world's largest democracy.

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May 19, 2019

UK leader promises a ‘bold offer' on Brexit deal
British Prime Minister Theresa May plans a "bold offer" to Parliament to win support for her Brexit deal, urging lawmakers to look at her ideas with fresh eyes

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May 18, 2019

The Latest: Australia vote count tighter than expected
The vote count in Australia's general election is proving closer than polls had predicted, with the ruling conservative coalition appearing more likely to form a government than the favored center-left opposition party

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May 18, 2019

The Latest: Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran
The Latest: Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq and Iran amid rising tensions in Persian Gulf

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May 18, 2019

Should short-haul flights be banned? Climate change is a major issue in elections in Europe and Australia.
Climate change is emerging as a key campaign issue in a number of countries this year.

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May 18, 2019

Rainbow flags, roses and ponchos: Photos from Taiwan's same-sex marriage celebrations
The streets of Taipei erupted in celebration after lawmakers approved same-sex marriage.

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May 18, 2019

Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage
Taiwan's legislature voted decisively to legalize "exclusive permanent unions" in a victory for the island's LGBT community.

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May 18, 2019

The anti-Modi: Rahul Gandhi makes unconventional bid to lead India
Gandhi is attempting, against the odds, to become the fourth member of his family to serve as prime minister.

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May 18, 2019

The anti-Modi: Rahul Gandhi's unconventional bid to lead India
Gandhi is attempting, against the odds, to become the fourth member of his family to serve as prime minister.

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May 18, 2019

The mystery of where Britain's royal baby Archie was born is solved by his birth certificate
The specific where and how of the birth had aroused great interest for three reasons.

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May 18, 2019

Meet some of the child goddesses of Nepal
Photographer Maria Contreras Coll visited Nepal to photograph a centuries-old tradition upheld by both Buddhists and Hindus.

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May 18, 2019

One way out: Pastors in Brazil converting gang members on YouTube
As killings climb, evangelical ministers try gangs' methods to stem the carnage.

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May 18, 2019

Israel brushes off Eurovision boycott calls with a big assist from Madonna
Pro-Palestinian activists pressured her and other artists not to perform in Israel.

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May 18, 2019

How the ANC survived Jacob Zuma — and eked out a win in South Africa's election
Under ousted president Zuma, democratic institutions bent but did not break.

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May 18, 2019

In southern Afghanistan, U.S. airstrikes kill up to 18 members of Afghan forces
U.S. military officials said the airstrikes, in what they described as a "tragic accident," killed members of the Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters, but they did not say how many from each side died.

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May 18, 2019

EU's Tusk leads pro-Europe march in Poland before key vote
Thousands are marching in the Polish capital to celebrate the nation's European Union membership ahead of key European Parliament elections.

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May 18, 2019

Congo political exiles return as new leader brings reforms
Congo political exiles see future back home as new president brings reforms; ‘A good start'

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May 18, 2019

Brexit talks collapse, setting up Theresa May's likely departure
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said there is no point in talks with a government as weak and unstable as May's.

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May 18, 2019

A Trump trip to his Irish golf course could create an unusual diplomatic dilemma
Media reports suggest that President Trump wants to visit his golf course in Ireland, but the Irish leader doesn't want to meet with him there.

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May 18, 2019

As Uganda targets a pop star rival, media under pressure
As Uganda targets a pop star opposition figure, the media comes under pressure

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May 18, 2019

Australia holds elections with Labor Party looking to regain power
Polls gave Labor a lead before Saturday's voting with climate change and China's rise on the minds of voters.

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May 18, 2019

Australia's elections carry demands for climate change action, political stability
Polls favor the left-leaning Labor Party, crafting a counternarrative to the conservative rise in the West and elsewhere.

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May 18, 2019

Australian election vote count reveals close contest
The vote count in Australia's general election is proving closer than opinion polls had predicted, with the ruling conservative coalition appearing more likely to form a government than the favored center-left opposition party

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