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Brazil’s suspended leader vows fight as fill-in urges unity

Brazil Political Crisis

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – The new acting president is calling for unity in Brazil, while the leader just suspended by the Senate is vowing to fight what she calls a coup, underscoring the deep political polarization in Latin America’s most populous nation. The disparate visions came just hours apart in …

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Head of anti-fakes group closely tied to Alibaba, owns stock

Jack Ma

SHANGHAI (AP) – When an influential anti-counterfeiting group allowed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to join its ranks in April, the group said it was a collaborative move that would help stem the sale of fake goods for top companies such as Apple, Nike and Procter & Gamble. Instead, the decision …

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Top Lebanese Hezbollah military commander killed in Syria

Mideast Lebanon Hezbollah

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group mourned on Friday the killing in Syria of its top military commander, Mustafa Badreddine, who died in an explosion in Damascus – a death that is a major blow to the Shiite group, which has played a significant role in the conflict next …

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Spain: Bullfight tensions rise with new political landscape

Spain Bullfighting

MADRID (AP) – As matadors face half-ton bulls this month during Madrid’s most important annual series of bullfights and Pamplona gears up for its chaotic July bull runs down cobblestoned streets, tensions are building between anti-bullfighting forces and the traditions’ defenders, who have launched Spain’s first pro-bullfight lobbying group. At …

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Obama to welcome Nordic leaders to the White House

Susan Morrison

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is slated to meet with the leaders of five Nordic countries for a summit the White House is billing as a welcome meeting of like minds. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are due to welcome the leaders of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and …

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