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In Chile, Wal-Mart adapts to local tastes to reach the top


SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – As Wal-Mart tries to build an international juggernaut, it has had no greater success than in Chile, where even its failures show a commitment to adapting quickly to local shopping habits. Take, for example, the company’s bread snafu. Bread is a big deal in Chile. The …

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From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt’s courts


CAIRO (AP) – Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif decided she had had enough of Egypt’s justice system. When the 22-year-old was summoned for questioning on accusations of inciting protests, she refused to answer the investigating judge’s questions. She told him she would not participate in the “charade” and said the courts …

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North Korea’s media praise Trump talk about US troops

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TOKYO (AP) – Donald Trump appears to be finding some friends in North Korea. The presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee has been getting good press this week in the North’s carefully controlled media, first in an opinion piece that praised him as “wise” and full of foresight and then Wednesday …

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Afghan official: Taliban hit court in east Ghazni, killing 6


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Taliban gunmen stormed a court building in an eastern Afghan province on Wednesday, killing five civilians and a policeman, the Interior Ministry said. A statement from the ministry said “four terrorists” were involved in the attack in the city of Ghazni, the capital of the eastern …

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