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  • Italy president pledges to solve government crisis fast
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    Italy president pledges to solve government crisis fast

    By Antonella Cinelli and Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella pledged on Saturday to act quickly to solve a government crisis prompted by Matteo Renzi's resignation as prime minister, with all major parties calling for elections as soon as possible. Before any vote can

  • After impeachment of South Korean president, anti-Park rallies resume
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    After impeachment of South Korean president, anti-Park rallies resume

    By Jack Kim and Nataly Pak SEOUL (Reuters) - Protesters demanding that South Korean President Park Geun-hye step down marched on Saturday for a seventh straight weekend, a day after parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach her and put the fate of her presidency in the hands of a nine-judge court.

  • Death toll in Bulgarian cargo train explosion climbs to seven
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    Death toll in Bulgarian cargo train explosion climbs to seven

    By Tsvetelia Tsolova and Angel Krasimirov SOFIA (Reuters) - Seven people were killed in a village in northeastern Bulgaria when a cargo train derailed and exploded, demolishing about 50 houses and public buildings, officials said on Saturday. Bulgaria's government said it is preparing to announce

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why Arkansas same-sex parents won't be listed on a child's birth certificate

    Arkansas same-sex parents will not be listed on their children’s birth certificates, the state’s highest court ruled on Thursday. The ruling by a four-member majority of the Arkansas Supreme Court determined that only biological parents can be listed on a child’s birth certificate. At the same time

  • Christian Science Monitor

    The ISIS breakers: How moderate Muslims are countering extremism

    Mohammed Zorgui is decked out in sweatpants, a teal Portugal soccer jersey, and a crisp New York Yankees cap. As he works the crowd in a smoked-filled cafe in Kasserine, Tunisia, he looks more American East Coast rapper than the Middle Eastern jihadist he once pledged to be – more Jay Z than Islamic

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Trump team’s 'intrusive' memo alarms DOE climate scientists

    Donald Trump’s transition team has sent a list of 74 questions to the Energy Department (DOE), asking, among other things, for the identity of all employees and contractors involved in international climate meetings and domestic attempts to cut carbon emissions. The questionnaire specifically asked

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why US intelligence agencies say Russia was trying to help Trump

    According to the intelligence officials, the same hackers who shared files from the Democratic National Committee with WikiLeaks also accessed the Republican National Committee. For US intelligence agencies, the hackers' choice to withhold RNC documents is proof positive that they were trying to

  • 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.

  • Reuters

    One of Istanbul blasts was suspected suicide bomb: Turkish interior minister

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - One of two explosions that struck outside an Istanbul soccer stadium on Saturday night was thought to have been caused by a suicide bomber, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told reporters in comments broadcast live on television. The suspected suicide bomber struck in Macka

  • Falcao hat trick helps free-scoring Monaco up to 1st place
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    Falcao hat trick helps free-scoring Monaco up to 1st place

    PARIS (AP) — French league leader Monaco continued its rampant scoring form as Radamel Falcao netted a hat trick in a 4-0 win away to Bordeaux on Saturday.

  • Gambia's president-elect says loser Jammeh cannot reject polls
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    Gambia's president-elect says loser Jammeh cannot reject polls

    By Edward McAllister BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow said on Saturday that outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh had no authority to reject the results of the Dec. 1 election, while the United Nations and African Union piled pressure on Jammeh to step aside. Long-ruling Jammeh had

  • Romanian PM tries the tieless look ahead of a national vote
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    Romanian PM tries the tieless look ahead of a national vote

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Romanian prime minister's tieless look has become a talking point before the parliamentary election, applauded by some, but also a reason for disapproval in the conservative Eastern European country.

  • Winter X Games champion Danny Davis on mend after ax injury
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    Winter X Games champion Danny Davis on mend after ax injury

    BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Winter X Games champion Danny Davis' latest injury came far from the halfpipe.

  • Hanyu and Medvedeva retain their GP Final titles
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    Hanyu and Medvedeva retain their GP Final titles

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Russian teen Evgenia Medvedeva and Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu did not even need their best skating to successfully defend their Grand Prix Final titles on Saturday.

  • Blast outside Istanbul soccer stadium killed 13: police sources
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    Blast outside Istanbul soccer stadium killed 13: police sources

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A suspected car bomb outside an Istanbul soccer stadium on Saturday killed at least 13 people, police sources said. Broadcaster NTV said 38 people had been wounded but gave no details of any death toll. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu earlier said around 20 people had been wounded

  • Istanbul car bomb injures some 20 police officers
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    Istanbul car bomb injures some 20 police officers

    Around 20 police officers were injured in a car bomb explosion outside an Istanbul football stadium on Saturday, in the latest attack to rock Turkey this year. The car bomb blast struck the area outside Istanbul giant Besiktas football team's stadium after a match against the Bursaspor club, targeting

  • Republicans reject reports Russia helped Trump win election
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    Republicans reject reports Russia helped Trump win election

    Republicans on Saturday rejected reports of a secret CIA assessment finding that Russia sought to tip the US presidential election in Donald Trump's favor, as a Democratic Senate leader called for an investigation. "The intelligence is wrong," Republican National Committee spokesman Sean

  • Frustrated Western powers call for talks to end Syria war
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    Frustrated Western powers call for talks to end Syria war

    Western powers called Saturday for talks between the Syrian regime and the opposition in a bid to end a war that has cost more than 300,000 lives, but desperation hung over a meeting in Paris. With President Bashar al-Assad's forces pursuing an onslaught on rebel-held areas of Aleppo assisted by

  • Associated Press

    Twins minor league pitcher Yorman Landa dies in Venezuela

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yorman Landa, a minor league pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, has died in Venezuela.

  • Greece passes austerity 2017 budget, eyes 2.7 percent growth
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    Greece passes austerity 2017 budget, eyes 2.7 percent growth

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Parliament has passed a budget of continued austerity as mandated by the country's creditors, but which forecasts robust growth for 2017.

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    Puerto Rico police seize $13.5 million worth of cocaine

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Three men are in custody after police in Puerto Rico seized shipments of cocaine worth an estimated $13.5 million during two operations.

  • Suspected car bomb wounds around 20 outside Istanbul soccer stadium
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    Suspected car bomb wounds around 20 outside Istanbul soccer stadium

    By Murad Sezer and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A suspected car bomb outside a soccer stadium in central Istanbul wounded around 20 people on Saturday, hours after the end of a match between two of Turkey's top teams, in what appeared to be an attack targeting riot police. Interior Minister

  • Mexico Culture Secretary Rafael Tovar y de Teresa dies
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    Mexico Culture Secretary Rafael Tovar y de Teresa dies

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Secretary of Culture Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, a diplomat, historian and promoter of the arts, died Saturday, the Culture Ministry announced. He was 62.

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    Sydney scores late penalty to remain undefeated in A-League

    SYDNEY (AP) — Bobo's late penalty helped 10-man Sydney FC avoid its first defeat of the season and maintain a six-point lead atop the A-League after drawing with second-place Melbourne City 1-1.