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  • Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities
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    Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.-Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to

  • Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul
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    Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul

    By Saif Hameed and Ulf Laessing BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters retreating in the face of a seven-week Iraqi military assault on their Mosul stronghold have hit back in the last two days, exploiting cloudy skies which hampered U.S.-led air support and highlighting the fragile

  • Women, children leave Islamic State holdout in Sirte: Libyan forces
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    Women, children leave Islamic State holdout in Sirte: Libyan forces

    Libyan forces said at least 10 women and children left the last cluster of buildings controlled by Islamic State in the group's former stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, adding that they had edged closer to taking full control of the city. Forces led by brigades from Misrata and backed by U.S. air strikes

  • Christian Science Monitor

    'Low-level Yemeni militant' held for 14 years at Gitmo to be released

    Guantanamo Bay has released Shawqi Awad Balzuhair, whom the US described as a "low-level Yemeni militant" earlier this year after holding him without charges since October 2002. The US has sent Mr. Balzuhair to the West African nation of Cape Verde for resettlement. Established by the George

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How MH370 relatives are taking the investigation into their own hands

    More than two years after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, some of the relatives of the 239 passengers and crew are taking the investigation into their own hands, with a trip to Madagascar. 

  • Christian Science Monitor

    The recount war: why Stein, Trump supporters are fighting out it in court

    As President-elect Donald Trump and his allies attempt to block recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Jill Stein will bring the battle over the “Rust Belt” to federal court. The Green Party candidate and her lawyers said late Saturday night they will seek an emergency federal court order

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why a Washington, D.C. neighborhood is raising rainbow flags

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence is getting an unusual welcome to his new neighborhood — a street lined with gay pride flags. Gov. Pence has rented a temporary abode in the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Chevy Chase, a liberal community where 85 percent of residents cast votes for Hillary Clinton.

  • 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.

  • Austrians reject far right in presidential election
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    Austrians reject far right in presidential election

    By Francois Murphy and Kirsti Knolle VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's far-right presidential candidate was soundly defeated on Sunday, confounding forecasts of a tight election in which he would ride a wave of populism sweeping the West. Norbert Hofer lost to former Greens leader Alexander Van der

  • Thousands protest corruption, support judiciary in Brazil
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    Thousands protest corruption, support judiciary in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Brazil on Sunday to express disgust with public corruption and outrage at what they say are lawmakers' attempts to muzzle the judges and prosecutors pursuing those crimes.

  • The Latest: French leader: Austrian vote backs united Europe
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    The Latest: French leader: Austrian vote backs united Europe

    VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's presidential election (all times local):

  • Brazilians take to streets against corruption
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    Brazilians take to streets against corruption

    Brazilians marched across the country Sunday, protesting against corrupt politicians and what they see as attempts by Congress to shut down a huge anti-graft probe. The peaceful crowds expressed support for Operation Car Wash, a probe that has uncovered mass embezzlement by politicians and top executives

  • Syrian army nears Aleppo's Old City, rebels tell U.S. they won't leave
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    Syrian army nears Aleppo's Old City, rebels tell U.S. they won't leave

    By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and allied militia advanced towards rebel-held areas of Aleppo's Old City on Sunday, thrusting deeper into opposition parts of the city in a relentless attack which a military source said would be over in a matter of weeks. A senior rebel official

  • Associated Press

    Netanyahu says Trump election has not changed 2-state goal

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his support for a two-state solution with the Palestinians remains the same after Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election.

  • Raids kill dozens in Syria's Idlib, army advances in Aleppo
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    Raids kill dozens in Syria's Idlib, army advances in Aleppo

    Suspected Russian air strikes killed at least 46 people in opposition-held parts of Syria Sunday, a monitor said, as government forces advanced in fierce clashes with rebels in east Aleppo. Syria's government is waging an offensive to recapture all of second city Aleppo, and it has so far captured

  • Associated Press

    Etxebarria, Williams lead Athletic to 3-1 win vs Eibar

    MADRID (AP) — Playmaker Benat Etxebarria scored with a superb free kick just before halftime to lead Athletic Bilbao to a 3-1 win over Eibar on Sunday, getting his team back in the fight for a Europa League spot.

  • Austrian far-right admits defeat in presidential race
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    Austrian far-right admits defeat in presidential race

    Austria's Norbert Hofer conceded defeat Sunday in his bid to become Europe's first far-right president, as projections showed he was lagging behind in a bitterly fought election re-run. Greens-backed independent Alexander Van der Bellen swept 53.3 percent of the votes against 46.7 percent for

  • Fidel Castro interred in rock, closing last chapter of historic life
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    Fidel Castro interred in rock, closing last chapter of historic life

    By Sarah Marsh and Diego Oré SANTIAGO, Cuba (Reuters) - Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday, in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning in Cuba that aimed to literally set in stone the legacy for one of the 20th century's most influential figures

  • Fidel Castro's final resting spot revealed
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    Fidel Castro's final resting spot revealed

    SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. On Saturday, a white cloth was draped over a new structure near the mausoleum for Cuban independence leader Jose Marti.

  • Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown
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    Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown

    By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Demonstrators marched in cities across Brazil on Sunday, protesting corruption and a recent vote in Congress that was perceived as an effort to intimidate judges and prosecutors currently leading graft probes. Dressed mostly in the national colors of yellow

  • Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake
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    Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake

    By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Nearly 60 percent of Italy's voting population had cast their ballots by Sunday evening in a referendum on constitutional reform that will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has vowed to resign if he loses. Financial markets and Europe

  • Lone gunman kills three women in Finland town
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    Lone gunman kills three women in Finland town

    A lone gunman shot dead a local official and two journalists, all of them women, in a night-time attack Saturday in a small town in Finland, a country with one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world. The attack took place as the women were leaving a restaurant in the southeastern lakeside

  • Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or die
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    Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or die

    ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — The Syrian army on Sunday ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death," as a series of airstrikes on the neighboring Idlib province killed at least 50 people, including several children.

  • Gunman kills 3 in Finland; police say no political motive
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    Gunman kills 3 in Finland; police say no political motive

    HELSINKI (AP) — A gunman in Finland killed a local town councilor and two journalists in an apparent random shooting in a small town's nightlife district, police said Sunday. A local man was detained on suspicion of murder.

  • The Latest: Italy voter turnout above 57 percent  by evening
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    The Latest: Italy voter turnout above 57 percent by evening

    ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's referendum on constitutional reforms (all times local):