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Peru’s presidential election wait enters 4th day

Peru Presidential Election

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Peru’s presidential election went down to the wire, with the final ballots trickling in from abroad and frayed nerves reaching the breaking point as the wait entered its fourth day on Thursday. With 99.5 percent of the polling stations counted, front-runner Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was topping …

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Scandal-prone Brazil government casts doubt on impeachment

Dilma Rousseff

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – When Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and suspended last month, her permanent ouster seemed all but certain. Rousseff’s impassioned argument that she was the victim of a modern-day coup d’état had fallen on deaf ears in Brasilia, as majorities in both chambers of Congress …

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Thai king marks 70 years on the throne – from hospital bed

Bhumibol Adulyadej, Somsavali, Ubolratana, Chulabhorn, Siribhachudabhorn, Srirasm, Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, Vajiralongkorn, Sirindhorn

BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, on Thursday marked his 70th year on the throne – from his hospital bed, immobile and wracked by a variety of age-related ailments that have made Thais wonder what their world would be like without him. There was a …

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Israel revokes Ramadan permits for Palestinians after attack

Mideast Israel Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel on Thursday suspended most special permits for Palestinians to visit Israel during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and beefed up police patrols in Tel Aviv, after two Palestinians carried out a shooting in Tel Aviv Wednesday night that killed four Israelis. COGAT, an Israeli defense …

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Modi to Congress: India, US can anchor stability in Asia

Narendra Modi

WASHINGTON (AP) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that the world’s two largest democracies can anchor stability and prosperity from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific in an aspirational speech that glossed over continuing divisions in the relationship. Modi, who has ushered in closer …

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