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Mass occupation underscores Brazil's poverty, creates angst
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) -- Luciano Oliveira, a bricklayer, gazes at the floor of his tiny wood shack, which is one of thousands of makeshift settlements that comprise a massive squat in this suburb of Sao Paulo....

Conservative Pinera wins another turn as Chile's president
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Former President Sebastian Pinera's resounding victory in a presidential runoff election swings Chile back to the right and highlights the increasing number of conservative leaders who have won power in Latin America....

Honduras president declared election winner; unrest persists
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner of Honduras' disputed election, but that did little to quell unrest from weeks of uncertainty as challenger Salvador Nasralla called for more protests Monday and the Organization of American States proposed a re-do of the vote....

Report: US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned....

Austria swears in Europe's youngest leader amid protests
BERLIN (AP) -- Sebastian Kurz was sworn in Monday as Austria's new chancellor, making him Europe's youngest leader at age 31, after his Austrian People's Party formed a coalition with the nationalist Freedom Party that is expected to move the country's politics to the right....

Grenfell report: UK high-rise fire regulations inadequate
LONDON (AP) -- A British official heading an investigation into London's Grenfell Tower blaze that killed 71 people says she has been shocked by poor construction practices and inadequate building fire safety regulations that allow some builders to cut corners....

German journalist freed from jail in Turkey pending trial
ISTANBUL (AP) -- A Turkish court on Monday ordered German journalist Mesale Tolu and five of her co-defendants released from prison pending the outcome of their trial on terror-related charges....

UK leader to meet officials to thrash out post-Brexit future
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with her senior ministers to begin thrashing out Britain's plans for a trade deal with the European Union after Brexit....

Get Bach to work: Company orchestras a German tradition
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Can performing Beethoven symphonies together help employees team up on projects at work, too? Some companies - above all in Germany and Asia - seem to think so....

Albania opposition protesters in clashes outside parliament
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albanian police clashed with opposition supporters who tried to force their way into parliament to disrupt a vote on the appointment of an interim prosecutor general Monday....

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