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Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch foreign affairs minister resigned Tuesday, a day after admitting that he lied about attending a meeting hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago. An emotional Halbe Zijlstra announced his resignation at the start of a debate
South Africa's ruling party finally turns against Zuma
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ruling party on Tuesday disowned President Jacob Zuma after sticking with him through years of scandals, ordering him to resign in an attempt to resolve a leadership crisis that has disrupted government business in one of Africa's biggest economies. The
FBI contradicts White House on probe of former aide Porter
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting the White House, the FBI said Tuesday it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions last year about a top aide accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives, and the investigation wrapped up in January. That account by FBI Director
Reports: Russian contractors killed by US strike in Syria
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MOSCOW (AP) — An unknown number of private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions. Officials in both Moscow and Washington remained coy about the deaths, which would be
Israel police recommend corruption charges against Netanyahu
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow to the embattled prime minister that is likely to fuel calls for him to resign. Netanyahu angrily rejected the
China slams ex-President Nasheed for false claims
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China has refuted the false claims by the former Maldivian President, Mohamed Nasheed, who has accused China of "land grabbing" of Maldivian Islands. In a statement issued by the Chinese Embassy in Maldives, Spokesperson, Counselor Yang Yin said that Nasheed’s remarks are fabricated in
China: Will take measures to stop India if they move to intervene militarily in Maldives
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China has said that they would take the necessary measures to stop India if they move towards a military intervention in the Maldives. Global Times, a Chinese news outlet run by the ruling Communist Party, reported that some Indians are "pondering a military intervention" to the situation in
South Africa's ruling party struggles with Zuma dilemma
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Leaders of South Africa's ruling ANC party are struggling to remove President Jacob Zuma from office amid reports he asked for concessions in exchange for his resignation. The African National Congress says it will announce the results of a marathon meeting of its national
London City Airport shuts down due to unexploded WWII bomb
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LONDON (AP) — All flights in and out of London City Airport were canceled Monday after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) unexploded World War II-era bomb was found nearby in the River Thames. The Metropolitan Police service cleared an area within 214 meters (700 feet) of the bomb, including several
Pakistani leading rights activist, Asma Jehangir, dead at 66
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LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Asma Jehangir, one of Pakistan's most prominent right activists and lawyers, died on Sunday of a heart attack in the eastern city of Lahore at the age of 66, her daughter said. News of Jehangir's sudden death shook political, social and media circles in Pakistan, as
South Africa's Ramaphosa says power transfer to be finalized
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's deputy president consolidated his control of the government on Sunday, promising to conclude a power transition in which he would succeed President Jacob Zuma, who faces widespread calls to resign because of corruption allegations. Standing on the balcony of
3 dead, 4 rescued after Grand Canyon helicopter crash
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PHOENIX (AP) — Four survivors of a deadly tour helicopter crash onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon were being treated at a Nevada hospital on Sunday while crews tackled difficult terrain in a remote area to try to recover the bodies of three other people. Six British tourists and a
Trump questions Israel's interest in making peace
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JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump questioned Israel's interest in making peace with the Palestinians in an interview published Sunday, spotlighting its West Bank settlements as a complicating factor. In the interview in the Israel Hayom daily, Trump also cast doubt on the Palestinians'
Ritz-Carlton reopens after 3-month Saudi purge, arrests
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Ritz-Carlton in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, is reopening to the public, three months after it was transformed into a luxurious detention center holding dozens of princes, businessmen and officials swept up in an anti-corruption purge. The hotel was accepting
Russian airliner crashes moments after takeoff, killing 71
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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country's second-busiest airport crashed Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a snowy field outside Moscow. The pilots of the An-148 regional jet did not report any problems before