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  • British PM May says Scotland will have no veto over Brexit
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    British PM May says Scotland will have no veto over Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May said she will listen to Scotland's concerns over Britain's exit from the European Union but that the devolved Scottish government will not have a veto over the Brexit negotiations. Scotland wants to have more detail about how the British government plans to leave the

  • Regional SAARC summit postponed amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions
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    Regional SAARC summit postponed amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions

    By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders set for Islamabad in November has been postponed indefinitely, the Pakistani government said on Friday, amid rising tension between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. India's foreign

  • In ex-Soviet Georgia, pope issues veiled criticism of Russia
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    In ex-Soviet Georgia, pope issues veiled criticism of Russia

    By Philip Pullella and Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for respect for international law and the sovereign rights of nations as he arrived in Georgia on Friday, an implicit criticism of Russia, which keeps troops in two breakaway areas of the ex-Soviet state. Russia, which

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why newspapers are breaking traditions for candidate endorsements

    In 34 years, USA Today has never endorsed a presidential candidate. This year, one of the candidates – Republican nominee Donald Trump – is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency," the board writes, citing habits such as "traffic[king] in prejudice,"

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    What does an 'apology cake' say about Taser policy in America?

    For perhaps the first time ever, a former Florida cop's baking skills (or lack thereof) made national news, after he allegedly sent an apology cake to a woman he accidentally tased in 2015. Although sheriff’s deputy Michael Wohlers resigned after the incident took place, his confection apology did

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    Peace proves elusive after clashes in Kashmir stir India-Pakistan tensions

    Skirmishes between India and Pakistan have erupted in past weeks in the disputed region of Kashmir, renewing conflict between the two nuclear powers. The troops, said India, killed several militants before melting back across the LoC. Or perhaps that wasn't the case at all: Pakistani officials,

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why some cities thrive as economic engines

    If Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree on one thing, it is the need to speed up the US economy. A new report from the Brookings Institution might help voters to ask which candidate can better help unlock the potential of all US cities. The Brookings report looked at the world’s 123 largest metro

  • E.Guinea asks ICJ to have case against leader's son dropped
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    E.Guinea asks ICJ to have case against leader's son dropped

    Equatorial Guinea has asked the UN's top court to tell France to suspend its legal proceedings against the son of the central African nation's president, the International Court of Justice said in a statement on Friday. French prosecutors accuse Equatorial Guinea's vice-president Teodorin

  • 5 soldiers killed in attack on Mexican army convoy
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    5 soldiers killed in attack on Mexican army convoy

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind a brazen ambush on a military convoy using grenades and high-powered guns that left five soldiers dead and 10 wounded on Friday, officials said.

  • Get a grip -- Jones gets England into judo
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    Get a grip -- Jones gets England into judo

    Eddie Jones wants his England team to get a grip so he will bring in a group of judo experts to freshen up their tackling techniques ahead of the November Tests. The 56-year-old, who has guided England to a Six Nations Grand Slam and 3-0 series win over his native Australia in his short spell in charge

  • Associated Press

    Penney offers refunds on questionable towels, comforter set

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starting Wednesday, J.C. Penney Co. says it will be offering refunds to shoppers who purchased certain towels and a comforter set though it still is unable to figure out whether they're actual knockoffs.

  • Feeling heat, Mickelson off to winning start at Ryder Cup
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    Feeling heat, Mickelson off to winning start at Ryder Cup

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Phil Mickelson came to Minnesota this week at the center of the Ryder Cup storm, having been the most vocal of the American players in lobbying for change following three straight losses to Europe.

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    Germany's Merkel says she has not changed course on migrant policy

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Saturday that she had not reversed course on her policy on migrants, two weeks after she said she wished she could turn back the clock to better prepare Germany for last year's influx. Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) suffered electoral routs in

  • IMF leader cites 'historic milestone' for China
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    IMF leader cites 'historic milestone' for China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is calling the inclusion of China's renminbi as the fifth currency in an elite group of the world's reserve currencies an "important and historic milestone" for the international financial

  • Historic takeover of Puerto Rico's finances, agencies begins
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    Historic takeover of Puerto Rico's finances, agencies begins

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board on Friday took over Puerto Rico's finances and several government agencies for the first time in the U.S. territory's history in a bid to haul the island out of an acute economic crisis.

  • The Latest: Europe finally puts a point on the board
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    The Latest: Europe finally puts a point on the board

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):

  • Obama to Bill Clinton after Peres funeral: 'Let's go!'
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    Obama to Bill Clinton after Peres funeral: 'Let's go!'

    JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama was left cooling his heels after attending the funeral for Israel's Shimon Peres as former President Bill Clinton chatted on the tarmac.

  • US teen summer program sparks national backlash in Cuba
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    US teen summer program sparks national backlash in Cuba

    HAVANA (AP) — A few months after President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March, a group of teenagers left the island for a month-long visit to the United States funded by the U.S. State Department.

  • Jones open to extending England deal
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    Jones open to extending England deal

    Eddie Jones said Friday he was prepared to consider staying on as England coach beyond the 2019 World Cup in Japan. The Australian signed a four-year deal when appointed as England's first overseas boss in November following the then hosts' first-round exit at last year's World Cup. When

  • EPL's battle of Belgium strikers ends Lukaku 1, Benteke 1
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    EPL's battle of Belgium strikers ends Lukaku 1, Benteke 1

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The English Premier League's battle of the Belgium strikers ended in a stalemate when Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke scored in Everton's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Friday.

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    CEO indicted in fraud scheme that collapsed Puerto Rico bank

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The former CEO of an international pharmaceutical company was indicted Friday in a more than $100 million fraud scheme that authorities say led to the collapse of one of Puerto Rico's largest banks.

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    Frenchman Olivier Pla takes pole for IMSA finale

    BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Frenchman Olivier Pla took the pole Friday for the 10-hour Petit Le Mans endurance race Sunday, the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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    Sotomayor rallies Puerto Rico women during visit to island

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Justice Sonia Sotomayor is using a visit to her parents' native island to urge Puerto Rican women to develop their skills and challenge themselves as she shared stories about her failures.

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    Eddie Jones open to coaching England rugby team past 2019

    LONDON (AP) — Eddie Jones has revealed he's willing to keep coaching England beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

  • Lukaku, Benteke strike as Everton, Palace draw
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    Lukaku, Benteke strike as Everton, Palace draw

    Goals by Belgian international strikers Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke saw Everton and Crystal Palace draw 1-1 in their Premier League clash on Friday. Lukaku struck with his fifth of the season in the first-half before Benteke, who endured a disappointing spell at Liverpool before moving to Palace