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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

  • Philippine senators tell Duterte drug war must be legal, punish rogue police
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    Philippine senators tell Duterte drug war must be legal, punish rogue police

    Philippine senators have criticized the way President Rodrigo Duterte is carrying out his anti-narcotics campaign, saying it should be done within the bounds of the law and he must punish erring police officers. Senators said while they had found no clear proof that the rising number of extrajudicial

  • 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

    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

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Megyn Kelly: Trump ushered in 'dangerous phase' for the media

    President-elect Donald Trump’s election baffled mainstream and left-leaning media outlets, leaving many concerned about how to proceed with coverage in the real estate mogul’s administration. Some liberals have expressed concern that Mr. Trump’s administration could ignore – or ban from the White House

  • 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.

  • Associated Press

    Vienna Philharmonic to return Nazi loot to Jewish family

    VIENNA (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra says the famed ensemble plans to return a valuable French Neo-Impressionist painting looted by the Nazis to relatives of its original Jewish owner.

  • Associated Press

    Celebrate closer EU union? Not with all that division

    MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's Commission chief has used the 25th anniversary of the summit that reinforced the goal of an ever-closer union to lambast some member states that refuse to apply common rules. He says the bloc needs to rethink a looser relation for those not fully

  • The Latest: Activists say IS push killed 49 Syrian soldiers
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    The Latest: Activists say IS push killed 49 Syrian soldiers

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

  • Syrian civilians leave crumbling rebel enclave in Aleppo
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    Syrian civilians leave crumbling rebel enclave in Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian civilians streamed out on foot from the eastern part of the city of Aleppo on Friday in the wake of the relentless campaign by government troops and their allies to drive rebels from their rapidly crumbling enclave.

  • The Latest: Ski federation to 'act decisively' after report
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    The Latest: Ski federation to 'act decisively' after report

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

  • As EU treaty turns 25, Juncker warns against going it alone
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    As EU treaty turns 25, Juncker warns against going it alone

    European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday warned countries not to go it alone in the wake of Brexit, as he marked the 25th anniversary of a summit that produced the Maastricht treaty. Speaking in the Dutch town where EU leaders a quarter of a century ago hammered out a deal that gave birth

  • Associated Press

    Retired Indian air force chief held for Italian chopper deal

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's main investigating agency says it has arrested a former air force chief for allegedly influencing a $750 million deal with AgustaWestland for the purchase of 12 luxury helicopters to ferry Indian VIPs.

  • Associated Press

    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.

  • Yikes! Paris battles rat infestations
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    Yikes! Paris battles rat infestations

    PARIS (AP) — Both the rat and Nadine Mahe des Portes panicked when she inadvertently stepped on the rodent on her walk back from work through Paris.

  • Reuters

    Hundreds of men from east Aleppo missing: U.N. rights office

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Hundreds of men from eastern Aleppo have gone missing after leaving rebel-held areas, the United Nations' human rights office said on Friday, voicing deep concern that government forces could be mistreating them. U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville

  • Pictures of splendors past: Aleppo before the war
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    Pictures of splendors past: Aleppo before the war

    Before Syria's ruinous civil war struck Aleppo, the country's largest city was a busy commercial powerhouse and a proud historic center - its long heritage on display in ancient landmarks still used by modern day traders, travelers or worshippers. The rebels hoped their march into Aleppo marked

  • Reuters

    Women's rights in danger in U.S. states and by Trump, activist Gloria Steinem warns

    By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's rights advocates must pay attention to threats in individual U.S. states where policies could set back abortion availability and health care as much as the plans of President-elect Donald Trump, activist Gloria Steinem said on Thursday

  • Hong Kong leader says will not run for re-election
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    Hong Kong leader says will not run for re-election

    By Clare Jim and Jess Macy Yu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying said on Friday he will not stand for re-election in a 2017 vote for chief executive for family reasons, in a surprise announcement that throws open the race to govern the financial hub. Leung has been backed by the

  • British police: 83 potential suspects in soccer abuse probe
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    British police: 83 potential suspects in soccer abuse probe

    LONDON (AP) — Police overseeing the sex abuse scandal in British soccer say 83 potential suspects have been identified and linked to 98 clubs.

  • 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

    Separate bombings kill 10 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say separate bombings in the capital have killed 10 people and wounded another 22.