A look at candidates running in Turkey’s presidential race

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is holding snap presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday — more than a year earlier than scheduled. The elections will usher in a new system of governance giving the president expanded powers that was narrowly approved in a...
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US prepares for North Korea’s return of American war remains

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military said Saturday that it was moving “assets” to a U.S. air base near South Korea’s capital and to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea’s returning of the remains of U.S. soldiers who have been...
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The Latest: ‘Few people’ dead in Ethiopia blast at PM rally

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on rally for Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister says “a few people have lost their lives” and others have been injured in the explosion...
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Ethiopians rally in support of new, reformist prime minister

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians heartened by a wave of reforms under a new prime minister have packed a square in the capital in a show of support with numbers unseen in recent years in the East African nation. In a cowboy hat and T-shirt, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...
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Racist tropes in Ramadan TV satires anger black Arabs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In an attempt to capitalize on what’s become a ratings bonanza for Arabic satellite channels during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, two comedies struck the wrong chord with audiences when their lead actors appeared in blackface, a...
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Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from...
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Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea’s spy agency who also served twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92. Kim was declared dead on arrival at Seoul’s...
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Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politicians

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Furious at corrupt politicians and fearful of deteriorating security, many Brazilians are calling for a military intervention to clean house of crooked leaders and crack down on heavily armed drug gangs. While chances of a military takeover in Latin...
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Jailed filmmaker in Russia loses 44 pounds on hunger strike

MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer for a Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on hunger strike for more than a month in a Russian prison says his client has lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) and is severely weak. Oleg Sentsov, a vehement opponent of Russia’s 2014 annexation of...
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Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces kept up their pressure on the country’s strategic southwest on Friday, using artillery, airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs that targeted rebel-held parts of the region, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for...
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