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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

Barack Obama, Shigeaki Mori

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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Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist, 2 others

Salud Hernandez Mora

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish correspondent and two other journalists who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the darkest days of a long-running conflict the South American nation is trying to move beyond. “Thank you …

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Argentine court sentences ex-dictator for Operation Condor

Argentina Operation Condor

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Argentina’s last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes, marking the first time a court has ruled that Operation Condor was a criminal conspiracy to kidnap and forcibly disappear people across international borders. The covert operation was …

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Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk

Cell Phone Tumors

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears. But the study had enough strange …

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