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Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) – On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country’s security – and vowing to retaliate. Putin arrived in …

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Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

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HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) – With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons. As the first American president …

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Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies

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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) – The mountain is speckled with corpses. Nearly 300 people have died on Mount Everest in the century or so since climbers have been trying to reach its summit. At least 100 of them are still on the mountain, perhaps 200. Most of the bodies are hidden …

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