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Haiti holds final round of election cycle started in 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti held a final round of legislative contests as well as long-overdue municipal elections on Sunday, closing a repeatedly derailed electoral cycle that started in 2015.President-elect Jovenel Moise’s political faction and its allies are hoping to increase their majorit
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Canada to offer temp permits to those stranded by Trump ban

TORONTO — Canada will offer temporary residency permits to travelers who become stranded here by President Donald Trump’s order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations, the immigration minister said Sunday.Ahmed Hussen, a Somali refugee, was recently named Canada’s immigration min
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Hard work starts now for France’s Socialist candidate

PARIS — Beating a politically weakened ex-prime minister proved easy for Benoit Hamon, who will represent France’s ruling Socialist Party in the country’s presidential election. Far harder will be convincing voters that his hard-left platform isn’t the recipe for ruin his critics claim.Hamon
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France’s 5 main contenders in the presidential race

PARIS — A look at the five main candidates competing in France’s April-May presidential election, whose outcome remains highly uncertain.___FRANCOIS FILLON, 62Fillon won the conservative nomination in November. He’s campaigning on promises of drastic free-market reforms, a hard line on immigra
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Inside the contentious Israeli settlement that counts Trump as a donor

BEIT EL, West Bank — In a modern building of beige and black stone, hundreds of Jewish students pore over religious texts and learn of their right to settle the land surrounding this hillside settlement, as promised by God to their forefathers.The new building for the religious seminary, or yeshi
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A refugee for 25 years, he was days away from a move to America

NAIROBI— On Friday morning, Abdi Rizack received the news he had waited 20 years for. His application to be resettled in the United States had been accepted. His flight had been booked.On Feb. 6, his itinerary said, he would be on his way to Columbus, Ohio. It was there on a document from the Int
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Brunhilde Pomsel, secretary to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, dies at 106

Brunhilde Pomsel, a secretary to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels who late in life came forward to publicly reflect on, if perhaps not fully reckon with, questions of personal and collective guilt in the face of the Holocaust, died during the night of Jan. 27 at her home in Munich. She was 1
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‘Donald Trump destroyed my life,’ says barred Iraqi who worked for U.S.

CAIRO – The photos of the Sharef family spoke volumes about their plight.In the first two, the Iraqis are happily seated on their plane, smiling. They were flying from their home in Irbil to New York. In the next few, they are seated in Cairo’s airport, their faces glum and haggard. By then, th
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He risked his life working for the U.S. in Iraq. Now his visa’s no good.

Saif Ali quit his job in Baghdad and sold his home and car after his family received their visas to resettle in the United States last month. They were due to fly on Monday.The 35-year-old had applied for resettlement with his wife and three children in 2013 under the special immigrant visa program
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Berlin’s Holocaust memorial is ‘not a place for fun selfies’

BERLIN — Built as a solemn place of reflection, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is an undulating sea of stone blocks lined up like so many coffins on a sprawling patch of central Berlin. But in the look-at-me-age of Instagram and Facebook, it has also become something else. The perfec
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