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  • Wilders calls conviction is 'insanity', against 'half the Netherlands'
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    Wilders calls conviction is 'insanity', against 'half the Netherlands'

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders said his conviction on Friday of insulting a group and inciting discrimination was "insanity" and said the three judges who handed down the ruling were "haters" of his far-right Freedom Party (PVV). "Three PVV-hating

  • Supreme court deal saves Temer's reform, hurts Brazil's credibility
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    Supreme court deal saves Temer's reform, hurts Brazil's credibility

    By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer personally intervened behind the scenes to defuse a clash between the Supreme Court and the Senate this week in an effort to ensure the passage of flagship spending cuts that have revived investor confidence. Aides said Temer had

  • Dutch court convicts anti-Islam politician Wilders of inciting discrimination
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    Dutch court convicts anti-Islam politician Wilders of inciting discrimination

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch court on Friday convicted politician Geert Wilders of insulting a group and inciting discrimination, but it imposed no penalty on him. The charges stem from a 2014 incident in which Wilders led supporters to chant that they wanted "Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!" Moroccans

  • Christian Science Monitor

    As US braces for frigid cold, cities prepare to help most vulnerable

    In ways small and big, cities across the United States are preparing to look after vulnerable residents during the expected polar vortex. A series of snowstorms across parts of the northern states is expected to be followed by a blast of air that is “substantially colder” than the past week, according

  • Christian Science Monitor

    John Glenn: a life lived at full throttle, pointed ever upward

    Both Senator Glenn and Ms. Resnik were Ohio natives. A war hero, test pilot, space pioneer, and a Buckeye political icon, Glenn lived life like he flew, stick back and nose climbing, looking at the stars.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Governance by spectacle? Trump taps WWE's Linda McMahon to head SBA

    President-elect Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he would bring on Linda McMahon, a co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE), to run the Small Business Administration for his cabinet. In tapping her, Mr. Trump brings into the fold a fellow native of the world of mass-market spectacle

  • Christian Science Monitor

    As yet another general joins Trump's team, what does the pick reveal?

    The next administration “will be in desperate need” of foreign policy advice, Gen. John Kelly told Foreign Policy magazine in July. General Kelly looks set to join President-elect Donald Trump’s list of Cabinet nominees as secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a senior transition

  • 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.

  • Reuters

    Egygtian militant group Hasm claims Cairo bomb attack

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A recently emerged militant group called the Hasm Movement claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack in Cairo on Friday that killed six policemen. The organization, which has claimed several attacks in Egypt in recent months, made the announcement in an Internet posting. (Reporting

  • Stagnation, resignation reign ahead of Romanian parliamentary vote
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    Stagnation, resignation reign ahead of Romanian parliamentary vote

    By Luiza Ilie BUCHAREST (Reuters) - When Romania's leftist government collapsed a year ago amid outrage over a deadly nightclub fire, many people spied an opportunity for sweeping change in a country plagued by corruption and inept public services. Instead, the campaign for Sunday's parliamentary

  • Associated Press

    Macedonia: Final rallies take place ahead of elections

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Eleven political parties and coalitions in Macedonia are holding final rallies ahead of general elections called to defuse a nearly two-year political crisis sparked by a wiretapping scandal.

  • Associated Press

    Czechs weary of being haven for smokers, eye ban for bars

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic may lose its place as one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe.

  • Associated Press

    Atletico Madrid's new stadium called Wanda Metropolitano

    MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid says its new stadium will be called Wanda Metropolitano.

  • Associated Press

    Diplomats call for aid access to troubled Myanmar state

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Foreign diplomats in Myanmar are urging its government to allow full and unfettered humanitarian access to troubled Rakhine state, where operations by aid agencies have been curtailed while the army carries out counterinsurgency operations.

  • Associated Press

    Retired Indian air force chief held for Italian chopper deal

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A retired Indian air force chief and two others were arrested Friday for allegedly influencing a $750 million deal with AgustaWestland for the purchase of 12 luxury helicopters to ferry Indian VIPs, a federal investigator said.

  • Associated Press

    Lufthansa pilots' union to return to negotiating table

    BERLIN (AP) — A union representing Lufthansa's pilots says it will return to the negotiating table after a string of recent strikes in a long-running pay dispute.

  • The Latest: World Anti-Doping Agency grateful to McLaren
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    The Latest: World Anti-Doping Agency grateful to McLaren

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Russian doping report (all times local):

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    Bomb blasts kill 10 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Two explosions ripped through a bustling market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town Friday morning, and a survivor says they killed at least 10 people.

  • Colombian president to collect Nobel without rebels in tow
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    Colombian president to collect Nobel without rebels in tow

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos brought no members of the leftist FARC rebel group to Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony because he didn't want to "create a problem" for the Norwegian government, he said Friday.

  • Bombing on Cairo road to pyramids kills 6 Egyptian police
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    Bombing on Cairo road to pyramids kills 6 Egyptian police

    CAIRO (AP) — A bombing on a main Cairo road leading to the Giza pyramids killed six police and wounded another three on Friday, the deadliest attack on security forces in the capital in more than six months.

  • Populist lawmaker Wilders convicted of anti-Moroccan chants
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    Populist lawmaker Wilders convicted of anti-Moroccan chants

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders was found guilty Friday of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans, a conviction he immediately slammed as a "shameful" attack on free speech and an attempt to "neutralize" him.

  • Dutch PM restates opposition to coalition with Wilders

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said neither he nor his party would be prepared to govern in coalition with anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders unless he retracted the comments about Moroccans for which he was convicted of incitement on Friday. "It is impossible to contemplate working in a cabinet

  • Reuters

    Turkey's purge unconstitutional, Council of Europe experts say

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey's purge of state personnel since an attempted coup in July breaks international law and Turkey's constitution, a panel of law experts at the Council of Europe said on Friday. The opinion, which has no legal effect, is some of the clearest official

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 1:46 p.m. GMT

    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the United States will stick with Afghanistan for years to come as a new U.S. president takes over what is already America's longest war. In a joint appearance In Kabul with Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani