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Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion....

After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist in crackdown
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists following last week's deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family, arresting a high-profile activist accused of leading a new movement of defiant settler youths who embrace violence and reject the rule of law in the name of the purity of the Holy Land....

Firing of generals raises fear of return to Algerian strife
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria is in the grips of political intrigue, as the president nears death and rumors of coup attempts swirl. Now, the unprecedented firing of three top generals is generating fear that a power struggle within the regime will break into the open - unleashing a new cycle of the bloodshed that plagued the country in the 1990s....

Calais, hit by migrant woes, a city everyone wants to leave
CALAIS, France (AP) -- The truck drivers who pass through don't like it. Neither do the millions of tourists who turn up each year. And the migrants who flock here have only one thing on their mind: leaving....

Total reboot: How to fix Greece's economy
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet....

Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he's as popular as Pope Francis - or so it would seem....

Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Debate is intensifying in South Africa over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions....

In Egypt, disaffected youth increasingly drawn to extremism
CAIRO (AP) -- The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police....

Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday....

Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace....

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Asia
Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide

Europe
Far-right group's poster campaign in Stockholm stirs outrage

Latin America/Caribbean
Former Brazil chief-of-staff arrested in Petrobras scandal

Middle East
Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south


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