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VOICES: A-bomb survivors leader says Japan shares blame, too
TOKYO (AP) -- The debate over whether President Barack Obama should apologize to Japanese survivors of America's atomic bombings in World War II made Terumi Tanaka think: What about his own government?...
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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul....
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Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies
TOKYO (AP) -- Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations will undoubtedly voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive....
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China's Wanda prepares for battle with 'old brand' Disney
BEIJING (AP) -- Mickey Mouse has a new and deep-pocketed challenger: China's shopping mall king....
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In final drive, Obama seeks better relations with US foes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his final stretch as president, Barack Obama is driving the United States toward friendlier relations with longstanding adversaries, working to consign bitter enmities with Vietnam, Iran, Cuba and Myanmar to the history books....
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Rights group: Israeli army probes of soldiers a fig leaf
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A leading Israeli rights group said Wednesday it will stop seeking investigations of Israeli soldiers suspected of abusing Palestinians, arguing that internal military probes have failed to deliver justice and effectively help whitewash half a century of occupation....
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Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul, killing 10
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing 10 people, an Afghan official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack....
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Forensic expert suggests explosion downed EgyptAir jet
CAIRO (AP) -- Body parts recovered from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed signs of burns and were so small that they suggested the jet was brought down by an explosion, a member of the team examining the remains said Tuesday. But the idea of a blast was promptly dismissed by the head of Egypt's forensic agency as "baseless" speculation....
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Evacuation of Idomeni refugee camp continues for 2nd day
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities have begun for a second day moving people out of the sprawling Idomeni refugee camp on the country's northern border with Macedonia....
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Crash of EgyptAir Flight 804: What we know so far
CAIRO (AP) -- The question of what caused EgyptAir Flight 804 to crash in the Mediterranean, killing all 66 on board, remains shrouded in confusion, speculation and conflicting statements. Here is a look at what is known so far and what questions remain unanswered....
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