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A look at Macedonia's deepening political turmoil
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia has fallen back into political crisis, a chapter frighteningly illustrated by images of protesters rushed into parliament and leaving several lawmakers bloodied....

Macedonian opposition chief shuns emergency political talks
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's opposition chief rejected the president's call for emergency party leaders' talks Friday, hours after demonstrators - mostly supporters of the country's dominant conservative party - invaded parliament and assaulted opposition lawmakers....

The Latest: Macron meets French survivor of Nazi massacre
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the French presidential election (all times local):...

Erdogan: 'Fresh page' for US relations with Trump
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president says a "fresh page" in Turkish-American relations can be opened with President Donald Trump's administration, as high-level dialogue has intensified since January....

US urges new sanctions on NKorea and warns of catastrophe
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States called for new sanctions on North Korea Friday and threatened to punish international companies doing banned business with the pariah nation's nuclear and missile programs. Doing nothing could be "catastrophic," top diplomat Rex Tillerson told a special U.N. Security Council session he chaired....

Pope urges Egypt imams to teach and preach tolerance, peace
CAIRO (AP) -- Pope Francis urged Egypt's leading imams on Friday to teach their students to reject violence in God's name and preach messages of peace and tolerance instead, forging ahead with a delicate visit to the Arab world's most populous country following a spate of deadly Islamic militant attacks against Christians....

Russia seeks arrest of former Ukraine prime minister
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Russia has sent a request to the international police agency Interpol for the arrest and extradition of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, claiming he killed Russian soldiers in Chechnya in the 1990s....

Pakistan: Thousands of activists rally against PM Sharif
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's popular opposition leader Imran Khan have rallied in the capital Islamabad to call for the resignation of the country's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, over his alleged corruption....

The Latest: On NKorea, Russia says world wonders about war
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program (all times local):...

AP FACT CHECK: US anti-missile system in S. Korea has limits
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Neat certainties are rare in the North Korean nuclear crisis, which for decades has simmered and occasionally boiled over, without resolution....

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The Latest: Macron meets French survivor of Nazi massacre

Latin America/Caribbean
Venezuelans march to prison to demand freedom for activists

Middle East
'Apartheid' furor comes amid 50 years of Israeli occupation

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