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China Deports Sandy Phan-Gillis, US Businesswoman Accused of Spying - NBCNews.com

4 hours 31 min ago

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China Deports Sandy Phan-Gillis, US Businesswoman Accused of Spying
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An American woman who was arrested while on a business trip in China and later convicted of spying has been deported to the United States. A senior State Department official confirmed that American officials were aware of the move. "The United States ...

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US Service Member Dies In Blast Outside Mosul - NPR

4 hours 34 min ago

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US Service Member Dies In Blast Outside Mosul
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A U.S. service member died Saturday from wounds sustained in an explosion outside Mosul, Iraq, according to a statement from the U.S military. The statement offered no further details. Iraqi troops — with the aid of U.S. forces — have been fighting ...
World digest: April 29, 2017Washington Post
US service member killed near MosulCNN

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Pak in for major civil-military face-off: Army rejects Sharif action on Dawn leaks - Yahoo News

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Pak in for major civil-military face-off: Army rejects Sharif action on Dawn leaks
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Notification on Dawn Leak is incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the Inquiry Board. Notification is rejected. — Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) April 29, 2017. This tweet dated 29 April 2017 from the DG Inter Services Public ...

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China deports US citizen convicted of spying after two years in custody - CBS News

7 hours 4 min ago

CBS News

China deports US citizen convicted of spying after two years in custody
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China has deported an American citizen who was convicted and sentenced on an espionage charge after she was held in custody for more than two years. A spokesman for the State Department confirmed to CBS News that the U.S. is aware Chinese ...

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The Pentagon is considering up to 5000 additional troops for Afghanistan - Military Times

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Military Times

The Pentagon is considering up to 5000 additional troops for Afghanistan
Military Times
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is evaluating plans to send as many as 5,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, where America's longest war has hit a stalemate and local security forces have become overwhelmed by rising violence.

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Thousands of Russians Present Letters of Protest in Demonstrations - New York Times

11 hours 53 min ago

New York Times

Thousands of Russians Present Letters of Protest in Demonstrations
New York Times
Police officers blocked participants at an unauthorized rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday. Some protesters were detained. Credit Dmitri Lovetsky/Associated Press. MOSCOW — Thousands of people lined up in cities across Russia on Saturday to ...
Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quitReuters
Russian rallies urge Putin not to run again; dozens arrestedFox News
Russian authorities detain dozens at anti-Putin ralliesBBC News
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Pakistan's army rejects PM Sharif's call to sack adviser - Washington Post

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Pakistan's army rejects PM Sharif's call to sack adviser
Washington Post
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's army on Saturday rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to sack an adviser over his connections to a reporter who wrote an article last year saying there is a rift between civilian and military leaders over efforts to ...

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Afghan War Lord Hekmatyar Appears in Public After 20 Years, Calls for Peace - Yahoo News

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Afghan War Lord Hekmatyar Appears in Public After 20 Years, Calls for Peace
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A former Afghan warlord who battled US forces after the 2001 invasion and nursed bitter rivalries with other militant factions before signing a peace deal with the Afghan government appeared in public for the first time in more than 20 years today and ...
US Marines return to volatile Afghan provinceCNN
Marines take over advising mission in HelmandStars and Stripes
Islamic State kills senior Afghan Taliban official in Pakistan: militantsReuters
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Turkey Shuts Wikipedia as Opposition Party Cries Censorship - Bloomberg

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Turkey Shuts Wikipedia as Opposition Party Cries Censorship
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The Turkish government agency in charge of internet technologies blocked access to Wikipedia on Saturday, without giving a specific reason for the decision. The ban was imposed after “technical analysis and legal consideration,” the Information and ...
Access to Wikipedia blocked in TurkeyWashington Post

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Japan's Abe cautions against Brexit regulation cliff edge - Reuters

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Japan's Abe cautions against Brexit regulation cliff edge
Reuters
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference at a hotel in London, Britain April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls. By Guy Faulconbridge and William James | LONDON. LONDON Japan's Shinzo Abe called on Prime Minister Theresa ...
Japan's Abe warns of 'confusion' without UK/EU Brexit dealYahoo News

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Brexit: EU leaders to finalize Brexit position before UK talks - CNN

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Brexit: EU leaders to finalize Brexit position before UK talks
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Brussels (CNN) EU leaders are meeting Saturday in Brussels, Belgium, to finalize their negotiating principles for Britain's exit from the European Union, amid signs they plan to take a tough stance over its financial commitments to the bloc. Britain is ...
EU leaders meet, united on Brexit demands: for nowReuters
Expats, exports, security: What's worrying the rest of the EU about Brexit?BBC News
EU chief Tusk stresses citizen's rights in Brexit talksFox News
Newsweek
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Duterte to ASEAN Leaders: Be 'Resolute in Realizing a Drug-Free ASEAN' - Voice of America

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Duterte to ASEAN Leaders: Be 'Resolute in Realizing a Drug-Free ASEAN'
Voice of America
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte opened the last day of a four-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit with a warning that they all are facing a massive “illegal drug trade apparatus.” He quickly added Saturday that the drug trade ...
The Latest: Southeast Asian leaders meet with lawmakersWashington Post
Southeast Asia faces 'massive' drugs menace: DuterteYahoo News

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Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit - Yahoo News

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Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced pushback on Saturday at a regional summit in his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea, diplomats said. Duterte was due to release a chairman's ...

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Macedonian violence elicits diverging international response - Boston Herald

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 22:10

Boston Herald

Macedonian violence elicits diverging international response
Boston Herald
People react as a stun grenade explodes by a parliament entrance, guarded by police, during clashes with protesters in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Chaos swept into Macedonia's parliament Thursday as demonstrators stormed the building ...

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Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strike - Washington Post

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:57

Washington Post

Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strike
Washington Post
RIO DE JANEIRO — Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought transportation to a halt in many cities across Latin America's largest nation. The strike was to protest major changes ...
Brazil Gripped by General Strike Over Austerity MeasuresNew York Times
Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A HaltNPR
Brazil: Violence erupts in Rio after general strikeBBC News
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Two Transylvania University Students Assaulted by Man Wielding Machete - NBCNews.com

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:05

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Two Transylvania University Students Assaulted by Man Wielding Machete
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A former student at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, struck two female victims with a machete in the campus coffee shop on Friday morning after asking them about their political affiliations, campus officials confirmed. One female victim ...
Man arrested in machete attack at Ky. college coffee shop, told Republican student 'you are safe'Chicago Tribune
The Latest: Police ID man charged in Kentucky machete attackWashington Post
Cincinnati man charged in knife attack that injured student at Lexington university coffee shopWCPO
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Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt - NPR

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:02

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Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt
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Halfway into a 24-hour worker strike, Brazil's biggest cities have partially shut down — with many major thoroughfares clogged and businesses shuttered for the day. The nationwide strike mounted by unions aims to unravel a set of measures supported by ...

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Other countries are still trying to figure out what Trump means to them - Washington Post

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:33

Washington Post

Other countries are still trying to figure out what Trump means to them
Washington Post
Much of the world is in a quandary, still unsure what to expect from the administration of President Trump. The Chinese are unexpectedly hopeful. Europeans, less so. And Mexico remains wary, if less frightened than when Trump took power on Jan. 20.

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NSA To Limit Some Collection Of Internet Communication - NPR

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:50

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NSA To Limit Some Collection Of Internet Communication
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The National Security Agency is scaling back the way it spies on some communications over the Internet. The NSA says it discovered what it called "lapses" in compliance with U.S. law. They're called "about" communications: The NSA not only watches ...

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Drug Evidence Will Be Permitted at Cosby Trial - New York Times

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:09

New York Times

Drug Evidence Will Be Permitted at Cosby Trial
New York Times
Bill Cosby departing a hearing this month at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. His trial on sexual assault charges is set for June 5. Credit Matt Rourke/Associated Press. Despite a challenge by Bill Cosby's lawyers, prosecutors in his ...

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