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Putin: cease-fire in Ukraine should be extended

    MOSCOW (AP) — The weeklong cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president should be extended and accompanied by talks between the government and the rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. The seven-day cease-fire Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Friday wasn’t enough, Putin said on a trip to Vienna, adding that the end of [...]

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Malaysia: “Allah” can not be used by non-Muslims

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s top court weighed in Monday on the country’s longstanding fight over the word “Allah,” saying non-Muslims cannot use it to refer to God. But the government said hours later the judgment applied only to one newspaper at the center of the case, adding still more confusion to a [...]

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Prosecutors probe bugging of Polish top officials

  WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors on Tuesday, June 17, launched a criminal investigation into the recording of a private conversation between the country’s interior minister and the head of the central bank that was recently published by a magazine. In the recording, which has stirred outrage in Poland, the two discussed how the [...]

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Albanian police storm lawless marijuana village

  TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Hundreds of Albanian police, backed by armored vehicles, stormed a lawless southern village Monday after suspected marijuana growers allegedly fired rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and machine guns at officers during a drug raid. Police said no one was hurt in the hostilities in and around Lazarat, a major marijuana-producing center 230 [...]

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China executes 13 over terrorism, violent crimes

    BEIJING (AP) — China executed 13 people on Monday over terrorism and violent crimes in the far western region of Xinjiang, including three men accused in an attack that left at least 34 people dead, state media said. The executions took place on the same day that a Xinjiang court sentenced three other [...]

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