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Irish leaders end deadlock, make deal for new government

Ireland New Government

DUBLIN (AP) – Ireland’s age-old political enemies struck a historic deal Friday night to create a fragile new government following an inconclusive election and two months of deadlock. The potential three-year agreement between negotiators from the governing Fine Gael and the opposition Fianna Fail parties means it’s likely that caretaker …

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Officials: At least 21 dead in Baghdad car bomb

Mideast Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) – A car-bombing Saturday in southeastern Baghdad killed at least 21 people wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials. The attack targeted Shiite pilgrims walking to Baghdad’s holy Kadhimiyah shrine, according to local police officials at the scene. But other Iraqi security officials say …

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Iran state media: Moderate bloc wins more seats in runoff

Mideast Iran Elections

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s moderate-reformist bloc secured more than 30 more seats in parliamentary runoff elections, according to a Saturday report on state TV. The bloc, which supports President Hassan Rouhani and a nuclear deal the country reached with world powers last summer, will have to dominate the remaining …

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UN says N. Korea accusations vs US troops ‘unsubstantiated’

South Korea Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The American-led U.N. command on Saturday dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that U.S. troops at a border village tried to provoke its frontline troops with “disgusting acts.” A North Korean military statement Friday warned U.S. soldiers to stop what it called “hooliganism” at …

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Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor

Christian Cantrell

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn’t immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many – possibly most – of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping . …

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North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

Kim Dong Chul

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year. Kim Dong Chul had been detained in the North on suspicion of …

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Yearning for North Korea – the nation they fled

South Korea Koreas Yearning for North Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) – For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger. But for tens of thousands of people scattered across South Korea and living underground in China, it’s something far more complicated. It’s a memory they …

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Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors

Princess Modupe Ozolua

ATLANTA (AP) – It pains Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua every time she hears about the suicide bombings, killings and kidnappings by the Boko Haram militant group in her ancestral homeland. But Ozolua feels just as troubled when the plight of survivors dealing with the aftermath of the attacks goes unheard. …

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Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern Cal

GOP 2016 Trump

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) – Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful Thursday as Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater. After …

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