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German prosecutors open investigation of former VW CEO

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:46
German prosecutors say they've opened an investigation of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on allegations of market manipulation in connection with the company's scandal over cars rigged to cheat on U.S. diesel emissions tests.
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Israel approves $18M extra funding for West Bank settlements

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 09:08
The Israeli government has approved $18 million in extra funding for Jewish West Bank settlements.
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Boats with children overturn in storm in Russia, killing 12

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 08:50
At least 11 children and their adult instructor have died in a storm while boating in a lake in Russia's northwestern region of Karelia.
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China says Indonesian navy shot at Chinese fishermen

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 08:03
China's Foreign Ministry says the Indonesian navy opened fire at a Chinese fishing boat in the South China Sea, injuring a fisherman and detaining its seven-man crew.
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4 badly hurt in car rally crash on Spain's Mallorca island

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 07:47
Emergency services on the Spanish island of Mallorca say four spectators were seriously injured when a rally car slammed sideways into them during a race.
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Qatar condemns Egypt's verdict in Al-Jazeera espionage case

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 07:43
Qatar has condemned Egypt's sentencing to death of six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of President Mohammed Morsi.
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Gulf investors buy majority stake in Kuwait's Americana

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 07:31
A consortium of Gulf Arab investors has agreed to purchase a majority stake in the Kuwait Food Company, better known as Americana, which operates nearly 1,700 outlets for the Mideast franchises of Pizza Hut, KFC, Krispy Kreme and other Western brands.
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Floods, landslides kill 24 people in Indonesia

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 07:15
At least 24 people have been killed by flooding and landslides in central Java and many others remained missing Sunday, an Indonesian official said.
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The Latest: Portugal faces fine for Ronaldo selfie

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 06:52
The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local): ___ 12:50 p.m.
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UEFA charges Hungary for fan disorder at Euro 2016 match

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 06:36
UEFA has charged the Hungarian soccer federation for fan disorder inside the stadium at a European Championship match in Marseille.
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Could British EU exit be watershed for global economy?

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 06:34
A British exit from the European Union could cause global market swings for a while.
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Albania's broken men fear prison horrors will be forgotten

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 06:27
Buried in the mountains of northern Albania are crumbling buildings and an old copper mine where political prisoners were once forced to work to exhaustion and even death.
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China's Xi visits steel mill in Serbia on trip to boost ties

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 06:25
China's President Xi Jinping says his country's relations with Serbia should serve as an example to other nations in southeast Europe where the Asian power is seeking to boost ties.
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Cash-strapped Zimbabwe government delays military salaries

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 06:20
Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government says it will delay paying salaries to the military and police by up to two weeks.
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Activists say 8 Syrians killed trying to cross into Turkey

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 05:54
Activists say at least eight Syrian refugees, including four children, were shot dead while trying to cross into Turkey.
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Russia says US failed to provide Syrian opposition locations

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 05:53
The Russian military has rejected the Pentagon's accusations that it targeted U.S.-backed Syrian opposition forces, saying the U.S. failed to warn about their locations.
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Referendum gamble will define legacy of UK's David Cameron

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 05:44
It's often said that David Cameron is a lucky politician who has seemed to coast through politics on instinct and charm during a career that has culminated in six years as British prime minister.
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Chinese villagers protest after police detain elected leader

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 05:34
Residents of a village in southern China where police have been deployed have protested the detention of the village's democratically elected leader and historic seizures of land by past officials.
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Mayoral runoffs in Italian cities test Renzi's Democrats

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 05:23
Mayoral runoffs in Rome, Milan and other big Italian cities are being watched to see how Premier Matteo Renzi's often bickering Democratic Party fares.
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Tens of thousands gather to protest US military presence on Japanese island

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 04:07
Tens of thousands joined together Sunday in a massive protest against the presence of U.S. military bases on the southwestern Japanese island of Okinawa, where an American contractor and former Marine is accused of raping and killing a local woman.
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