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  • Reuters

    Knives out for young pretender Macron in French presidential race

    By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - Inside the election war rooms of Paris, French politicians on both left and right are waking up to the threat Emmanuel Macron poses ahead of next year's presidential election and stepping up attacks on the fresh-faced former economy minister. Macron quit President

  • Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regime
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    Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regime

    By Ju-min Park and Tony Munroe SEOUL (Reuters) - From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country. More such moves, with

  • Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president
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    Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader has told former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to stand again in next year's elections, state media reported on Monday, effectively eliminating a major challenger to pragmatist incumbent Hassan Rouhani. Ahmadinejad

  • Christian Science Monitor

    A once-villified czar returns to relevance in modern Russia

    It has been almost a century since Nicholas II, Russia's last czar, was murdered along with his family by revolutionary Bolsheviks in the basement of a house in this gritty, industrial Urals city. Nicholas II and his family have since been lavishly memorialized by the Russian Orthodox Church with

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Should Charlotte still have hosted an NFL game?

    Football fans were met by demonstrators outside Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte before the Carolina Panthers-Minnesota Vikings game Sunday, as protests over the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott continued into its sixth day. Amid security concerns and rumors of a rally, the National Football League

  • Does US election history predict a Trump victory?
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    Does US election history predict a Trump victory?

    A professor who has accurately predicted the winner in each of the past eight presidential elections announced that his model points to a victory this November for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Instead of relying on the latest voter polls, Allan Lichtman, a distinguished professor of history at American

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Once again, despite death reports, Boko Haram leader reappears

    Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, made an appearance in a video released by the militant group on Sunday. In the video, he mocked the Nigerian military and spoke about the Chibok girls, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in April, 2014. The Nigerian military reported that they had fatally wounded

  • Bosnian prosecutor to probe disputed Bosnian Serb referendum
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    Bosnian prosecutor to probe disputed Bosnian Serb referendum

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's state prosecutor says he has opened an investigation into the Bosnian Serb referendum that was held on Sunday in violation of the constitution.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 11:41 a.m. GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With a tightly controlled state media, little access to outside information and a deeply instilled belief that whoever runs the White House is bound to be their sworn enemy, North Koreans aren't expecting much from the U.S. presidential elections — if they know about

  • 'Snake on a train' halts Japan bullet express
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    'Snake on a train' halts Japan bullet express

    A Japanese bullet train was forced to make an emergency stop on Monday after a snake was found slithering between the seats, local media reported. A passenger spotted the 30 centimetre (12 inch) serpent poking between a gap in the seats, prompting the train, travelling between Tokyo and Hiroshima to

  • FIFA fighting racism 'seriously' despite ending task force
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    FIFA fighting racism 'seriously' despite ending task force

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura insisted Monday that the fight against racism is being taken "very seriously" despite the governing body's task force overseeing discrimination being abolished.

  • Yemeni forces kill suspected Qaeda chief
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    Yemeni forces kill suspected Qaeda chief

    Aden (AFP) - Yemeni forces killed a suspected local Al-Qaeda chief Monday in a clash at his house in the southern province of Abyan, security officials said.

  • Moscow slams US, UK for 'unacceptable' UN statements on Syria
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    Moscow slams US, UK for 'unacceptable' UN statements on Syria

    Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo. "We note the overall unacceptable tone and rhetoric of the representatives of the United Kingdom

  • Associated Press

    Italy warns Swiss over Swiss-first employment referendum

    ROME (AP) — Italian officials are warning that Switzerland could face consequences after voters in the border canton of Ticino approved a referendum calling on authorities to grant preference to Swiss workers over foreigners in employment.

  • Reuters

    UAE to introduce new laws soon to regulate drones

    By Stanley Carvalho ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates will finalize laws to more heavily regulate the sale of drones and their operations soon, aiming to minimize risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, an official at the aviation regulator said on Monday. Dubai International Airport

  • Iran: Utah state senator didn't mention job when visiting
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    Iran: Utah state senator didn't mention job when visiting

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry says a Utah state senator who traveled to Iran in May did not clarify his job as senator in his visa application.

  • Japan's leader vows to accelerate economic measures, TPP
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    Japan's leader vows to accelerate economic measures, TPP

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

  • Reuters

    British police, with new clues, seek missing toddler on Greek island

    By Vassilis Triandafyllou KOS, Greece (Reuters) - British police started excavations on a Greek island on Monday, saying they were armed with new leads into the disappearance of a British toddler there 25 years ago. South Yorkshire Police, who are leading the investigation, said they would focus their

  • Azerbaijan holds referendum on strengthened presidency
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    Azerbaijan holds referendum on strengthened presidency

    Azerbaijanis went to the polls Monday in a controversial referendum on handing extra powers to long-serving President Ilham Aliyev, with opposition and rights groups criticising the proposed constitutional changes as undemocratic. Opposition groups staged mass protests ahead of the referendum, denouncing

  • Spain: Political wrangling continues after regional votes
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    Spain: Political wrangling continues after regional votes

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's political quagmire showed no signs of being resolved Monday after a regional election gave a small boost to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative Popular Party, but failed to dissipate doubts over whether he can form a new national government.

  • 170 bodies recovered so far in migrant boat disaster
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    170 bodies recovered so far in migrant boat disaster

    CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Monday that Egyptians must join hands with his government to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that struck last week when a Europe-bound boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast, with the loss of at least 170

  • Associated Press

    Iran says some sanctions under nuclear deal still in place

    The head of Iran's atomic energy agency warned Monday that his country's landmark nuclear deal with five world powers could be jeopardized by alleged foot-dragging on a pledge of sanctions relief in exchange ...

  • Thai police seek ID on dismembered body found in freezer
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    Thai police seek ID on dismembered body found in freezer

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police are attempting to identify a dismembered body found in a freezer when they raided an apartment and arrested three men — two thought to be American and one British — suspected of trafficking in forged passports.

  • Former Dutch MEP says denied entry to Turkey
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    Former Dutch MEP says denied entry to Turkey

    Turkish authorities blocked from entering the country a Dutch former member of the European Parliament who used to write columns for a newspaper close to the alleged mastermind of the July 15 failed putsch, he said Monday. Joost Lagendijk was briefly held by Turkish authorities at Istanbul's Sabiha

  • Associated Press

    The Latest: Kremlin: Russia retains hope for Syria solution

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