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  • Court includes Ecuador’s ex-President Correa in kidnap probe

    Ecuador’s highest court has ordered former President Rafael Correa included in an investigation into a 2012 botched kidnapping of an opposition lawmaker.

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  • Top Russian and US diplomats discuss Syria, North Korea

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to discuss Syria, North Korea and plans for future U.S.-Russian contacts.

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  • Spanish PM vows to exhume Franco from controversial site

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says he wants to remove the remains of the late dictator Francisco Franco from a controversial mausoleum and turn the site into a monument for reconciliation.

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  • Romania: Criminal justice revisions worsen graft worries

    Romanian lawmakers approved revised criminal justice statutes Monday that critics called a setback for prosecuting corruption, votes that took place hours after an American diplomat urged Romania to keep fighting official corruption to prevent “hostile powers” from undermining the country.

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  • Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a...

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  • H. Clinton: Separating families at border a 'moral crisis'

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border "a moral and humanitarian crisis." Speaking at an awards lunch for the Women's Forum of New York, Clinton...

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  • Business Highlights

    ___ Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs DETROIT (AP) — If President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on automobiles and parts, experts say it will cut auto sales and cost jobs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Trump has asked the Commerce...

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  • Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

    A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday.

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  • Spanish PM vows to exhume Franco from controversial site

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says he wants to remove the remains of the late dictator Francisco Franco from a controversial mausoleum and turn the site into a monument for reconciliation. Sanchez told national broadcaster TVE on Monday that Spain "cannot afford symbols that separate...

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  • Canada temporarily shuts fishing areas to help right whales

    The Canadian government says it is taking steps to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from encounters with fishing vessels and gear. The whales are one of the world's rarest marine mammals, and they have struggled with high mortality in recent years, especially in Canadian...

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  • Interest rates flat to lower at weekly US Treasury auction

    Interest rates on short-term U.S. Treasury bills were flat to lower in Monday's auction. Rates on three-month bills fell to their lowest level in three weeks while six-month bills were unchanged. The Treasury Department auctioned $48 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 1.900...

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  • GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions

    A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik), Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and the governors of...

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  • Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

    Turkey’s official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group.”

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  • Russian lawmaker wants to ban ‘mockery’ of soccer team

    A conservative legislator in Russia says he wants to ban “mockery” of the national soccer team because the players are “fighting for the honor of our country.”

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  • Doubts looms over Colombia peace deal with hawk’s election

    Uncertainty loomed over Colombia’s fragile peace deal on Monday with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it emerges from decades of bloody conflict.

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  • Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

    Uncertainty loomed over Colombia's fragile peace deal on Monday with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it emerges from decades of bloody conflict. Ivan Duque, a law-and-order...

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  • Russian lawmaker wants to ban 'mockery' of soccer team

    A conservative legislator in Russia says he wants to ban "mockery" of the national soccer team because the players are "fighting for the honor of our country." Vitaly Milonov told The Associated Press on Monday that soccer players and their coach should be considered like "our diplomats,...

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  • Israel PM, Jordan king meet after months of strained ties

    Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met after months of strained relations.

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  • Greece: 2 face racism charges over beatings of immigrants

    Greek police say they have arrested one suspected extreme nationalist and are seeking a second as suspects in a pair of attacks on immigrants in Athens.

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  • Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

    Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now.

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  • Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

    Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now. But could the outcome of a crucial World Cup clash between the two nations damage their relations? Probably not, but as is frequently the case with soccer, Tuesday's game in St. Petersburg...

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  • The Latest: Defense: Prosecutors' star witness a 'sociopath'

    The Latest on the case against an elderly former Mafia boss (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A defense attorney has tried to poke holes in the government's case against a former New England Mafia boss charged with killing a nightclub owner in 1993. Steven Boozang is a lawyer for...

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  • Italy’s interior minister turns gaze to ‘Roma question’

    Italy’s hard-line interior minister, who recently sparked a multinational showdown by refusing entry to a Mediterranean Sea rescue boat packed with 630 migrants, is now taking aim at Italy’s minority Roma community.

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  • Airport authorities detain 2 rights advocates in Yemen

    Yemeni rights advocates are reporting that two of the country’s most prominent activists have been detained and taken to an undisclosed location at an airport in western Yemen.

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