Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

APTOPIX Russia Presidential Election-23

Vladimir Putin has rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's...


AP Explains: Why is Peru's president offering to resign?

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has offered his resignation to the country’s congress after several of the conservative leader’s allies were caught on secretly-shot videos allegedly trying to buy the support of an opposition lawmaker. The political drama, coming three...


Peru's president offers resignation amid political turmoil

Peru Political Crisis

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offered up his resignation Wednesday ahead of an impeachment vote, seeking to put an end to a debilitating political drama playing out just three weeks before the Andean nation is set to host U.S. President Donald Trump for a regional...


Kabul suicide bomber strikes Shiite ceremony, killing at least 30

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. KABUL - When a suicide bomber killed at least 30 people Wednesday near the majestic Sakhi shrine in West Kabul, where worshippers had gathered to mark the Persian new year, it was the latest in a fast-growing list of insurgent attacks that have targeted the capital’s...


Facebook's Zuckerberg admits mistakes, outlines fixes

Britain Facebook Cambridge

NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking more than four days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm. Zuckerberg said Wednesday that Facebook has a “responsibility” to protect its...


Russia-UK war of words over ex-spy's poisoning gets uglier

Britain Spy

MOSCOW (AP) — The war of words between Russia and Britain over an ex-spy’s poisoning got uglier Wednesday as the U.K. foreign secretary called it vomit-inducing that Russian President Vladimir Putin is rejoicing over hosting the World Cup. Russia shot back that Boris Johnson is “poisoned with venom...


The Latest: Zuckerberg admits mistakes, outlines steps

Facebook Expansion

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the alleged use of Facebook data to influence the U.S. presidential election (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is admitting mistakes and outlining steps to protect user data in light of privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining...


Peru's president offers resignation, citing unjustified attacks by opponents that made it

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s president offers resignation, citing unjustified attacks by opponents that made it impossible to govern.


Teen Palestinian protester gets 8 months in prison

Palestinians Protest Family

OFER MILITARY PRISON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Wednesday was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, capping a case that sparked uproar in Israel, turned the 17-year-old girl into a...


Britain's Boris Johnson compares Russian World Cup to 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared the upcoming soccer World Cup, due to be held in Russia this summer, to the 1936 Olympics held in Nazi Germany. “I think the comparison to 1936 is certainly right,” Johnson said Wednesday before the British...


Boko Haram returns Nigeria girls, warns not to put in school

Nigeria Mass Abduction

DAPCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: “Don’t ever put your daughters in school again.” Several of the girls...

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