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Hun Sen's party poised to win Cambodia elections
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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party was expected to win Cambodia's local elections Sunday in a vote that monitors say is tainted by vote buying and other irregularities. The elections for local governing councils across the country are viewed as the key indicator
Obama finds you can go home again _ for 1 night
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CHICAGO (AP) — All President Barack Obama wanted to do was go home. No, not to the fancy government house in Washington. He wanted the familiar bed at his house in the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood near the University of Chicago. The comfy chair. Maybe watch some sports on TV.
Life sentence for Egypt's Mubarak; sons acquitted
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CAIRO (AP) — Former President Hosni Mubarak got a life sentence Saturday for failing to stop the killing of protesters during Egypt's uprising. But he and his sons were cleared of corruption charges, setting off protests for greater accountability for 30 years of abuses under the old
Queen spends day at races as jubilee events begin
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LONDON (AP) — It was a royal day at the races, as Queen Elizabeth II watched a horse with the courtly name of Camelot win the Epsom Derby — the kickoff to a four-day celebration of the British monarch's 60 years on the throne. The derby was held Saturday. Later in the weekend the queen will
Euro 2012: Ukraine rocked by racism controversy
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Victor Chikelu, a Nigerian medical student, was punched and told to go back to Africa by a drunk in the Kiev subway two years ago. But he, like other Africans who have suffered racist abuse in Ukraine's capital, has a message for soccer fans: Don't boycott Euro 2012. "I
Jobs report weakens Obama's election argument
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The suddenly dismal news on American jobs is a blow to President Barack Obama's re-election argument that he has been a steward of recovery, and gives new resonance to the campaign of his Republican rival, Mitt Romney. Three months of lackluster to dismal growth and an
Suu Kyi visits Myanmar refugees in Thailand
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MAE LA REFUGEE CAMP, Thailand (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi turned her attention to Myanmar's long-standing refugee crisis Saturday with a visit to a sprawling camp on Thailand's border to get her first glimpse of the hardships faced by hundreds of thousands who have fled war in her homeland. The
UN rights body condemns Syria over massacre
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BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body has voted overwhelmingly to condemn Syria over the slaughter of more than 100 civilians last week, but Damascus appeared impervious to the crescendo of global condemnation following a string of horrific massacres. Syria's most important ally and
Euro structure is 'unsustainable,' ECB chief warns
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank warned Thursday that the euro currency union is "unsustainable" without stronger political and financial ties, and called for a new course to save it from a crippling debt crisis. Mario Draghi heaped criticism on European
Ireland votes on Europe's deficit-fighting treaty
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DUBLIN (AP) — Saying yes could mean dooming Ireland to more long, hard years of austerity. But saying no could mean national bankruptcy next year. Ireland's debt-burdened voters confronted an existential dilemma Thursday as they decided in a referendum whether to ratify the European Union's
Queen may meet Sinn Fein in Ulster peace milestone
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DUBLIN (AP) — The former Irish Republican Army commander in Northern Ireland's government may meet Queen Elizabeth II next month in what would be a final milestone on the path to peace, senior officials in the territory's Catholic-Protestant government said. In an unprecedented departure from
US is heaping new pressure on Russia over Syria
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The U.S. is heaping new pressure on Russia to change course and support international action in Syria, warning that intransigence by Moscow may lead to open civil war that could spill across the Middle East with devastating effects. Speaking on Russia's doorstep in
Nancy Reagan endorses Romney's bid for president
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former first lady Nancy Reagan served lemonade and cookies to Mitt Romney and his wife and offered the presumptive Republican presidential nominee something extra — her endorsement. The widow of President Ronald Reagan says she is firmly behind Romney. And she says that
13 corpses found in Syria amid massacre fallout
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BEIRUT (AP) — Thirteen bound corpses, many apparently shot execution-style, have been discovered in eastern Syria just days after the massacre of more than 100 people provoked international outrage and the coordinated expulsion of Syrian diplomats from world capitals. The latest killings
Obama congratulates Romney on nomination
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama congratulated Mitt Romney on securing the Republican presidential nomination, even as his team looked to cast his rival as a poor steward of the Massachusetts economy during his 2003-2007 tenure as governor. The economy has emerged as the most pressing