Palestinian plea to ICC could speed up war crime probe

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinians on Tuesday asked the International Criminal Court to open an immediate investigation into Israeli practices in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip — setting off a process that they hope will culminate with war crimes...
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Correction: Denmark-Minister-Ramadan story

HELSINKI (AP) — In a story May 21 about a Danish minister’s comments on Ramadan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Denmark’s government has been formed of only Liberal Party representatives since 2015. In November 2016, Prime Minister Lars Loekke...
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Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the...
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Russian adopts bill that could stymie trade with US

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s parliament on Tuesday adopted a wide-ranging bill that could freeze crucial exports to the United States and imports to Russia from the U.S. and other countries. The bill, drafted by leading lawmakers at the State Duma in response to the latest...
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The Latest: Palestinians ask ICC to probe Israel’s ‘crimes’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the Palestinians’ complaint against Israel before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The Palestinian foreign minister says he has asked the International Criminal Court...
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German court rejects call for Puigdemont to be rearrested

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has rejected a request from prosecutors to take former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont back into custody pending a decision on whether he is extradited to Spain. Puigdemont was detained by German police March 25 after crossing the border from...
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Populists’ pick to be Italian premier scorns bureaucracy

ROME (AP) — Giuseppe Conte, a bureaucracy-allergic law professor, is hardly a household name in Italy. Yet the 53-year-old academic is the candidate two rival political leaders have chosen to head what they hope will be the country’s first populist government. Say the...
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Speaker’s long tenure embodies Lebanon’s political stasis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s longtime parliament speaker Nabih Berri often seems like a veteran schoolteacher with a class of unruly students, using threats and jokes and occasional gavel-pounding to keep the assembly in order. The 80-year-old has held the job for a...
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Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Foreign journalists have arrived in North Korea to cover the dismantling of the country’s nuclear test site later this week. South Korean media initially scheduled to join were not allowed onto Tuesday’s charter flight from Beijing....
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Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop has become the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop Philip Wilson in Newcastle Local Court,...
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