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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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Israeli official says deal reached to expand government
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a deal to expand his coalition government by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party and appointing its leader Avigdor Lieberman as the new defense minister, a government official said Wednesday....
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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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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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Evacuation of Idomeni refugee camp continues for 2
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Refugees and other migrants were boarding buses heading to organized camps Monday on the second day of an operation to evacuate the sprawling Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border....
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China's Wanda prepares for battle with 'old brand'
BEIJING (AP) -- Mickey Mouse has a new and deep-pocketed challenger: China's shopping mall king....
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Depp's dog fight with Australian deputy leader continues
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's deputy prime minister boasted on Wednesday that he had got into Johnny Depp's head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared to be "inbred with a tomato."...
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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 minibus carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour Wednesday, killing 10 people, an Afghan official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack....
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