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Protesters march in Paris against police violence

PARIS — Several thousand people marched in Paris on Sunday against police violence.The demonstration was the latest protest sparked by the alleged rape in February of a young black man with a police baton, and other police abuse.Demonstrators carried banners with portraits of victims of alleged po
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Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attacker

PARIS — Blood tests determined Sunday that a suspected Islamic extremist consumed drugs and alcohol before a frenzied spree of violence that ended when he took a soldier hostage at Paris’ Orly Airport and was shot dead by her fellow patrolmen.The Paris prosecutors’ office said toxicology tests
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Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi

BEIJING — The United States is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday, on the final day of a swing through Asia dominated by concerns over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs
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Okinawan anti-base activist released after five months in detention

TOKYO — After five months in detention without trial, one of the leaders of Okinawa’s movement against the expansion of U.S. military bases in the southern Japanese island prefecture has been released on bail. Hiroji Yamashiro, a 64-year-old who leads the Okinawa Peace Action Center, had been
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The little NGO that managed to move an Israeli settlement

SILWAD, West Bank — For Palestinians in the village of Silwad, the eviction of 40 families from a nearby Jewish settlement last month was a clear-cut victory.The way they see it, justice prevailed two decades after a group of messianic Israelis set up their homes at a place Palestinians once call
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German Defense Ministry contradicts Trump, says it doesn’t owe U.S. money for NATO

President Trump's Saturday tweet accusing Germany of owing the United States “vast sums of money” for NATO might have been an attempt to put pressure on the European ally. But Berlin has rejected his claim while also questioning his understanding of NATO finances.On Sunday, German Defen
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For state leader, Modi taps firebrand politician who once advocated killing Muslims

NEW DELHI — Yogi Adityanath is a saffron-robed Hindu priest, a five-term member of India’s Parliament and has more than a dozen criminal cases pending against him, including an attempted murder charge. In incendiary speeches across the sprawling and impoverished Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, he
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‘There is nothing here but dust’: What Afghan deportees face after years as refugees in Pakistan

The land is lush in this river-fed region of eastern Afghanistan. The highway that leads to the Pakistan border, 60 miles away, passes fields of ripening wheat, cucumber and cauliflower. The nearby city of Jalalabad is bustling, with crowded sidewalks and traffic jams of produce trucks, auto ricksha
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In China debut, Tillerson appears to hand Beijing a diplomatic victory

BEIJING — While his boss was goading China over Twitter, new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been trying to build a constructive and “results-oriented” relationship with the leadership in Beijing.And though his warnings about the possibility of eventual military action over North Korea h
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Katy Perry Confesses She ‘Did More’ Than Her Hit Song ‘I Kissed a Girl’

Katy Perry kissed a girl and liked it so much that she "did more than that." At the Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner in Los Angeles on Saturday night, the 32-year-old p
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