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Venezuela jails opposition leaders in new crackdown on opponents

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Japan's foreign minister set to take party post in Cabinet reshuffle: NHK

Reuters

UAE says measures against Qatar do not violate WTO agreements

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Why US needs more than its own sanctions to sway Venezuela's Maduro

After promising “strong and swift actions against the architects of authoritarianism in Venezuela,” the Trump administration went right for the top Monday – slapping sanctions on President Nicolás Maduro. For starters, the US is threatening to impose targeted financial sanctions on anyone who participates

Christian Science Monitor

How Winter Olympians prep in summertime: wheels, wet suits, and virtual reality

There’s not a snowflake in the sky, but Winter Olympic hopefuls are already flying off ski jumps in Utah, firing up their luge sleds in Lake Placid, N.Y., and cross-country skiing past Vermont cow pastures. The perseverance and perfection highlighted on TV for those short few weeks are being honed now

Christian Science Monitor

Constituent Assembly: Why Venezuela voted, and why it matters

After four months of steady anti-government protests, clashes between citizens and armed forces, and increasingly dire shortages of food and medical supplies, the world watched last weekend as Venezuela stepped into uncharted waters. President Nicolás Maduro hosted a nationwide vote to form a Constituent

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Russia’s diplomatic reprisals put relations with US in deep freeze

Russian TV is running film of US diplomatic vehicles being turned away today from a suburban dacha complex that, until recently, served as the main weekend retreat for embassy staffers in Moscow to walk their dogs, have a barbecue, or just enjoy the outdoors. Sixty percent of US diplomatic staff in

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The Latest: Israeli intel chief in Jordan to heal rift

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Chief Justice Roberts says criticism won't stop judges

SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs.

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Two former Thai PMs acquitted over 2008 protest deaths

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Spanish football federation president leaves prison on bail

MADRID (AP) — The suspended president of the Spanish football federation and his son have left a Madrid prison a day after being granted bail.

Reuters

Baby plans, not policy, first hurdle for New Zealand Labour's new female leader

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Top Asian News 6:24 a.m. GMT

SEI MENCIRIM, Indonesia (AP) — The slim boys in Muslim caps and robes at the Al Hidayah Islamic boarding school are grinning bolts of energy who love football, need a little coaxing to do their math and Quran lessons assiduously and aspire to become policemen or respected preachers. Their school, like

Associated Press

US plans trade probe over China's demands for tech transfers

Associated Press

Malaysia seizes ivory, pangolin scales from Africa

AFP

The Laos teens beating poverty as novice monks

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Case thrown out against former Thai PM Somchai in rare win for anti-junta camp

Associated Press

No anthem or colors, but Russians are back at track worlds

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) — They won't hear their anthem if they win. Their national colors — even on nail varnish — are strictly forbidden. Regardless, a group of Russian athletes is back at the track and field world championships.

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Security tight ahead of burial for Afghan mosque victims

Reuters

Exclusive: Russian losses in Syria jump in 2017, Reuters estimates show

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Storm in Germany kills 1 boy, hurts 4 as tree falls on tent

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say one boy has been killed and four others have been injured when a tree fell on a tent during a storm.

Associated Press

US team HQ to be based at Tokyo American Club in 2020

Reuters

Factbox: Russia's mounting deaths in Syria

(Reuters) - Reuters estimates that at least 40 Russian servicemen and private military contractors have been killed in Syria so far this year, four times the official death toll of 10. Reuters reported an estimated total of 21 deaths in April. ...

AFP

Brazil's Congress to vote on president's corruption trial

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