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Former Peruvian President Garcia kills himself to avoid arrest

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Alan Garcia was the charismatic chameleon of Peruvian politics, once popular enough to be elected president twice. But his terms were filled with ups and downs and he eventually became caught up in the Odebrecht bribery scandal that rocked Latin America. Garcia, 69, fatally shot himself in the head on… Read

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Release of Mueller's Trump-Russia report looms as fight brews over redactions

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Congressional Democrats could move forward quickly - as early as Monday - with subpoenas to obtain Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report on Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election, after Attorney General William Barr releases a version on Thursday that may have significant portions blacked out. The release of… Read

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World powers divided over U.N. call for Libya ceasefire

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The U.N. Security Council was divided Wednesday on how to address the crisis in Libya after fresh negotiations on a draft resolution demanding a ceasefire in Tripoli failed to yield agreement. Germany, which holds the council presidency, called for an urgent meeting after Tripoli witnessed the heaviest fighting since commander… Read

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Foxconn boss to run for Taiwan presidency

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The boss of tech giant Foxconn said Wednesday he will be running for president of Taiwan -- after securing the backing of a local Sea Goddess. Gou, who announced this week he was stepping back from frontline operations at the Apple supplier, said he would seek the nomination of the… Read

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Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

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On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said Wednesday the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged. In an Associated Press interview, the president's daughter and senior adviser pointed to visits to Africa by herself,… Read

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EU, Canada warn of reprisals as U.S. targets foreign interests in Cuba

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The European Union and Canada warned Wednesday of reprisals after the United States for the first time allowed lawsuits against foreign companies operating in Cuba, including EU and Canadian firms. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Washington will on May 2 end routine wavers to the 1996 Helms-Burton act… Read

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Activity detected at N Korean nuclear site: U.S. monitor

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Activity has been detected at North Korea's main nuclear site, suggesting Pyongyang may be reprocessing radioactive material into bomb fuel since the collapse of a summit with Washington, a U.S. monitor said Wednesday. The possible signs of fresh reprocessing activity last week come after a February summit between U.S. President… Read

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Indonesia votes as 'everyman' president battles firebrand ex-general

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Across 17,000 islands, from the jungles of Borneo to the slums of Jakarta, millions of Indonesians were going to the polls Wednesday in one of the world's biggest exercises in democracy. Horses, elephants, motorbikes, boats and planes have been pressed into service to get ballot boxes out across the vast… Read

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Right-wing opposition sweeps to power in Canada's oil region, setting up fight with Trudeau

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A right-of-center party that champions the energy industry swept to power in Canada's main oil-producing province of Alberta on Tuesday, setting up a fight with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over climate change just months ahead of a federal election. The United Conservative Party (UCP) of Jason Kenney, which had led… Read

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Macron hopes that France will rebuild Notre Dame in 5 years

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President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, saying he hoped the work would be done in five years and the French people would pull together to repair their national symbol. Macron devoted a brief prime-time televised address to Monday's catastrophic… Read

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