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Presidential vote count drags on, leaving Peruvians on edge

APTOPIX Peru Presidential Election

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski clung to a thin lead over the daughter of a jailed former president early Wednesday as the count from Peru’s presidential election dragged on, straining nerves in a nation divided after a polarizing campaign. With tallies from 98.4 percent of polling stations …

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EgyptAir plane resumes flight to China after bomb threat

Mideast Egypt Bomb Threat

CAIRO (AP) – An EgyptAir plane that made an emergency landing Wednesday in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat has resumed its flight to Beijing, Egyptian officials said, the latest in a series of deadly or damaging air travel incidents involving Egypt. The officials said no bomb was found after the …

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Suicide car bomb attack kills 4 in Turkish town; PKK blamed

APTOPIX Turkey Attack

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – A Kurdish rebel suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a police headquarters near Turkey’s border with Syria Wednesday, killing four other people, according to Turkish officials. An Interior Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on …

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Israel indicts French immigrants in 9.1 million euro scam

Mideast Israel Fake CEO Scam Crackdown

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s state prosecutor indicted four new immigrants from France on Wednesday for allegedly running a major international scam, impersonating company executives and costing five European companies about 9.1 million euros, or over $10 million. The companies that lost money included German electronics retailer MediaMarkt, Belgian electronics company …

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