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Freeing Fujimori may smooth the way for next Peru president

LIMA, Peru (AP) – The man who stands most to benefit from Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s presidential victory in Peru may be his defeated rival’s father: imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori. Kuczynski began the task of forming a government Friday after his rival Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat in Peru’s closest presidential contest …

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Hard times in Egypt stoke labor unrest, showdown lies ahead

MAHALLA EL-KOBRA, Egypt (AP) – Labor activist Kamal al-Fayoumi has lost none of his swagger since being fired from the sprawling Egyptian textile plant where he worked for three decades and was known as an agitator. Striding through a gritty industrial town in the Nile Delta, he proudly points to …

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India’s bid to join Nuclear Supplier Group a point of pride

NEW DELHI (AP) – India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held dream of joining an elite group of nations allowed to control the global trade in nuclear materials, equipment and technology. Newspapers have …

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Savchenko calls for early elections in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Pilot Nadiya Savchenko on Friday called for early parliamentary elections to “infuse fresh blood” into Ukraine’s politics, a call that could send shock waves across the volatile nation. Savchenko, 35, who has become a national icon in Ukraine after spending two years in a Russian prison, …

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Solar-powered airplane lands in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) – A solar-powered airplane has landed in New York City on the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 soared over the Statue of Liberty and flew into New York City, before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport early Saturday morning. It …

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