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G-7 in sync with Japanese Prime Minister Abe's own agenda
ISE, Japan (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies began their summit Thursday by visiting Ise Shrine, the most hallowed site for Japan's indigenous Shinto religion - one of many aspects of the gathering that dovetail with Abe's long-term diplomatic and political agenda....
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The Latest: China's state media concerned about G-7 agenda
ISE, Japan (AP) -- The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):...
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Democracy helps fulfill long-dead Myanmar teen's last wish
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Dying from soldiers' bullets, the young protester told her father not to lay her soul to rest until democracy reigned in her homeland, Myanmar. It has taken 28 years, but it is done....
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Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality
TOBA, Japan (AP) -- There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there's the messy reality....
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VOICES: Hiroshima serves as memorial for all victims of WWII
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- The suffering he endured during World War II still haunts 95-year-old Lester Tenney, who has black lung disease from working as a prisoner of war in a Japanese coal mine....
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UN health agency gets OK for revamp of emergency response
GENEVA (AP) -- Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to become nimbler, more reactive and more operational in "one of the most profound transformations" ever at the U.N. health agency....
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Artist makes Louvre Pyramid disappear in optical illusion


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Israel's Netanyahu adds hard-liner to coalition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of Israel's most polarizing politicians as defense minister on Wednesday, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of antagonizing the international community and his own military - and clouding already slim hopes for a resumption of peace efforts....
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In image-conscious Dubai, even police patrol in luxury cars
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Image is everything in Dubai - even when fighting crime....
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Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A little-known extremist cleric was chosen Wednesday to be the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, just days after a U.S. drone strike killed his predecessor....
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