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Egypt extends its state of emergency for another 3 months

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has extended its state of emergency for another three months. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s decision was published in the official gazette on Sunday. It should be approved by parliament within seven days and go into effect on July 14. Egypt has been under a state of emergency,...


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Top Mexico presidential candidate vows to undo school reform

Mexico Election Education

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It was a signature achievement by the government that took over Mexico five years ago: educational reforms aimed at improving schools, rooting out incompetent teachers and breaking the grip of unions on hiring and firing them. Now the man favored to win the presidency July 1 is...


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The Latest: French delegates to Turkish elections released

Turkey Elections

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local): 7 p.m. The French Communist Party says that a delegation from its party, including a senator, which was in Turkey to observe the elections, has been released after being detained by...


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EU leaders back Africa, Balkans migrant reception centers

Italy Europe Migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The idea of screening Europe-bound asylum-seekers in North Africa and the Balkans gained support from several European Union leaders Sunday as tensions over how best to handle new arrivals threatened to undermine the bloc’s unity. At emergency talks in Brussels, a group of 16...


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Zimbabwe says 'nothing will stop' election after rally blast

Zimbabwe Explosion

CHITUNGWIZA, Zimbabwe (AP) — The explosion at a campaign rally for Zimbabwe’s president that injured 49 people will not delay next month’s historic election, officials said Sunday, as a vice president called the attack “terrorism” and said any frightened candidate would be provided with protection....


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UK's Prince William starts politically delicate Mideast trip

Mideast Prince William

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain’s Prince William on Sunday kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, preparing to meet with young people, refugees and national leaders in a tumultuous region that Britain had controlled between the two world wars....


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US Defense chief to visit China amid S. China Sea tensions

China US Mattis Visit

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of “intimidation and coercion” in the South China Sea, visits Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing’s expanding military presence overseas. Mattis will be the first...


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Saudi women take the wheel as longstanding driving ban ends

APTOPIX Saudi Women Driving

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women drove to work and ran errands on Sunday, relishing the freedom to move about without relying on men after the kingdom lifted the world’s last remaining ban on women driving. It’s a historic moment for women who have been at the mercy of their husbands,...


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Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Mideast US

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic...


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2nd person dies after blast at Ethiopia rally, minister says

APTOPIX Ethiopia New Prime Minister

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s health minister says a second person has died after Saturday’s explosion at a massive rally in the capital for the new prime minister. Health Minister Amir Aman says on Twitter that the person died at a local hospital in intensive care. More than 150 people...


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