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By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch voters on Wednesday approved a referendum granting spy agencies the power to install bulk taps on Internet traffic, even as news of Facebook's 50 million user profile leak returned digital privacy issues to the fore. The referendum is nonbinding, and
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By Mitra Taj and Teresa Cespedes LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation on Wednesday after vote-buying allegations ensnared him in a fresh scandal on the eve of an impeachment vote, capping months of political turmoil in one of Latin America
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In patriarchal South Korea, the MeToo movement has taken off with unexpected rapidity, toppling male celebrities including a prominent politician. While allegations of sexual abuse began to take toll on reputation of men in power, whether the victims will be able to seek justice
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State group suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, authorities said.
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Yu Darvish looked as if he would stumble on the mound, yet still managed to unleash a pitch that struck out Drew Robinson of the Rangers.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — With Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's resignation signed, the embattled leader's departure seems all but guaranteed.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Vatican's communications department resigned Wednesday after he mischaracterized a private letter from retired Pope Benedict XVI, then had a photo of it digitally manipulated and sent out to the media.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl Thursday in the first cricket test against England at Eden Park that will see the return of allrounder Ben Stokes to the visitors' lineup.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses, and sentenced more than 3,000 of them to death, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Dunedin-based Highlanders will attempt to extend their unbeaten start to the Super Rugby season against the Wellington-based Hurricanes, who have already demonstrated an aptitude for ending winning streaks.
By Alana Wise NEW YORK (Reuters) - Airlines canceled thousands of flights in the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday as a swirl of strong winds, snow, sleet and ice from the fourth major storm this month crippled the region. Airlines scrapped more than 4,400 flights within, to or from the United States, according
By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The past three years were the hottest on record and heat waves in Australia, freak Arctic warmth and water shortages in Cape Town are extending harmful weather extremes in 2018, the United Nations said on Thursday. Atlantic hurricanes and monsoon floods in India contributed