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  • Italy president pledges to solve government crisis fast
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    Italy president pledges to solve government crisis fast

    By Antonella Cinelli and Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella pledged on Saturday to act quickly to solve a government crisis prompted by Matteo Renzi's resignation as prime minister, with all major parties calling for elections as soon as possible. Before any vote can

  • After impeachment of South Korean president, anti-Park rallies resume
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    After impeachment of South Korean president, anti-Park rallies resume

    By Jack Kim and Nataly Pak SEOUL (Reuters) - Protesters demanding that South Korean President Park Geun-hye step down marched on Saturday for a seventh straight weekend, a day after parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach her and put the fate of her presidency in the hands of a nine-judge court.

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    France arrests new suspect in foiled terror plot

    French judicial authorities have arrested and charged a sixth suspect in a foiled militant plot to attack sites in the Paris region, a judicial source said on Saturday. France has been under a state of emergency since a wave of Islamist attacks last year, giving police wider powers, and the arrests

  • Christian Science Monitor

    ISIS recapture of Palmyra: A fresh assault on heritage sites?

    The city’s fall followed the ISIS seizure of several key government positions, oil fields and strategic hilltops over the course of a three-day campaign, and sparked concern for the well-being of civilians in a city where much of the population supports the Syrian government. Recommended: How much

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    Why Arkansas same-sex parents won't be listed on a child's birth certificate

    Arkansas same-sex parents will not be listed on their children’s birth certificates, the state’s highest court ruled on Thursday. The ruling by a four-member majority of the Arkansas Supreme Court determined that only biological parents can be listed on a child’s birth certificate. At the same time

  • Christian Science Monitor

    The ISIS breakers: How moderate Muslims are countering extremism

    Mohammed Zorgui is decked out in sweatpants, a teal Portugal soccer jersey, and a crisp New York Yankees cap. As he works the crowd in a smoked-filled cafe in Kasserine, Tunisia, he looks more American East Coast rapper than the Middle Eastern jihadist he once pledged to be – more Jay Z than Islamic

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Trump team’s 'intrusive' memo alarms DOE climate scientists

    Donald Trump’s transition team has sent a list of 74 questions to the Energy Department (DOE), asking, among other things, for the identity of all employees and contractors involved in international climate meetings and domestic attempts to cut carbon emissions. The questionnaire specifically asked

  • Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul
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    Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi army says troops have entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul.

  • Associated Press

    Correction: Israel-Palestinians story

    SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story June 11 about the FIFA Congress, The Associated Press reported erroneously that performer Mohammed Assaf wore a Muslim headscarf. Assaf's black and white headscarf is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.

  • Turkish minister: 29 killed, 166 wounded in twin bombings
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    Turkish minister: 29 killed, 166 wounded in twin bombings

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu says two blasts after an Istanbul soccer match killed have 29 people and wounded 166 others.

  • Double Istanbul bombings kill 15 after football game
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    Double Istanbul bombings kill 15 after football game

    Fifteen people were killed and almost 70 wounded in Istanbul on Saturday when twin bombings struck the heart of the city close to the stadium of top flight football giants Besiktas after a major game. A car bomb detonated outside the Vodafone Arena football stadium on the shores of the Bosphorus after

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    Mexican drug cartel leader's son arrested in western state

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police arrested the son of a drug cartel leader who was extradited to the United States, authorities said Saturday.

  • Reuters

    Romania elects new parliament, leftists ahead in polls

    By Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanians vote in a parliamentary election on Sunday that is likely to hand power back to the leftist Social Democrats (PSD), who advocate loose fiscal policy but are seen as permissive about rampant corruption. Led by Liviu Dragnea, who has received a suspended

  • Ghana's next leader under pressure to deliver for impatient voters
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    Ghana's next leader under pressure to deliver for impatient voters

    By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo needs to act fast to deliver on his campaign promise to create jobs, restore rapid growth, build a dam in every village and a factory in every district if he is to satisfy an electorate eager for change. Voters gave

  • Britain's Yafai wins WBA super-flyweight title
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    Britain's Yafai wins WBA super-flyweight title

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Khalid Yafai became Britain's 13th reigning world champion by winning the WBA super-flyweight title on Saturday, beating Luis Concepcion of Panama by a unanimous points decision.

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    Istanbul soccer stadium blasts kill 15, wound 69: Turkish official

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Explosions outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul late on Saturday killed 15 people and wounded 69, a Turkish official said, citing information from the health ministry. Two explosions, one thought to have been a suicide bomb, struck outside the Besiktas soccer stadium in Istanbul,

  • Twin bombing outside Istanbul soccer stadium kills 15, wounds dozens
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    Twin bombing outside Istanbul soccer stadium kills 15, wounds dozens

    By Humeyra Pamuk and Murad Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two explosions, one thought to have been a suicide bomb, killed at least 15 people outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday, officials said, in an attack apparently targeting police hours after a match between two of Turkey's top teams

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    More than 30 dead as tanker rams into vehicles on Kenya road

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A tanker carrying chemical gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing more than 30 people and injuring 10, officials said Sunday.

  • Mexico's drug war marks a decade amid doubts, changes
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    Mexico's drug war marks a decade amid doubts, changes

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Ten years after Mexico declared a war on drugs, the offensive has left some major drug cartels splintered and many old-line kingpins like Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in jail, but done little to reduce crime or violence in the nation's roughest regions.

  • Joshua retains heavyweight belt, sets up bout with Klitschko
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    Joshua retains heavyweight belt, sets up bout with Klitschko

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Anthony Joshua had just outclassed Eric Molina to retain the IBF world heavyweight title when the undefeated British boxer was finally given a proper fight.

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    Top Asian News 12:39 a.m. GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan naval troops fired warning shots to break up a protest by striking dock workers who have held up a Japanese vessel for four days at the island's southern international port. Troops entered Hambantota port from the sea Saturday and fired warning shots to disperse

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    Turkish official says Istanbul twin bombings have killed 15, wounded 69

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish official says Istanbul twin bombings have killed 15, wounded 69.

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    UK government facing new Brexit court case -Sunday Times

    Opponents to Britain leaving the European Union will launch a fresh legal action this week, which could further hamper Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans, The Sunday Times reported. The newspaper said campaigners will write to the UK government on Monday saying they are taking it to the High

  • Greece passes austerity 2017 budget, eyes 2.7 percent growth
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    Greece passes austerity 2017 budget, eyes 2.7 percent growth

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Parliament passed a budget of continued austerity as mandated by the country's creditors, but which forecasts robust growth for 2017.

  • Nobel fetes Colombia peace deal but Dylan no-show
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    Nobel fetes Colombia peace deal but Dylan no-show

    Colombia's peace deal is a model for countries at war like Syria, President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday as he accepted his Nobel Peace Prize, though a ceremony for other laureates was marked by Bob Dylan's no-show. Despite not attending the gala ceremony in Stockholm due to "pre-existing