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Nigeria spokesman says 1 Nigeria Chibok girl refused release

May 9, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Campaigners observe a minute silent for the remaining Kidnapped schools during their daily sit outs in Abuja, Nigeria. Tuesday. May 9, 2017. One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, Nigeria’s president spokesman said Tuesday. Garba [&hellip...

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Syrian troops shift focus to IS-held east

May 9, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Syrian troops battling in a remote desert area near the borders. BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s military launched a new assault Tuesday aimed at reasserting its authority in the east of the country, battling U.S.-backed opposition fighters in the remote desert...

The Latest: SKorean conservative describes election as ‘war’

May 8, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the presidential election in South Korea (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Conservative candidate Hong Joon-pyo has described South Korea’s presidential election as a war between ideologies and accused his liberal...

Hundreds evacuated in Venezuela as tear gas seeps into homes

May 8, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Hundreds of people were evacuated from buildings in this big coastal city in western Venezuela on Monday after security forces fired tear gas during a clash with protesters and the gas spilled into homes, schools and a hospital....

Police: Top Malaysian Islamic State operative dead in Syria

May 8, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s police chief said the country’s top Islamic State operative was killed in an attack in Syria last month. Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, 26, was believed to have been responsible for a grenade blast at a...

Police pour in to Paris’ train station, evacuate passengers

May 8, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

PARIS (AP) — Police poured into Paris’ Gare du Nord station late Monday, evacuating passengers from platforms and sealing off the area for several hours in a new security scare to hit the French capital. Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told...

Protesters march in Venezuela, destroy Chavez statue

May 6, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Anti-government protesters block the Franciso Fajardo highway after a women’s march against repression was blocked from reaching the Interior Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Thousands of women wearing white and carrying flowers...

Quick guide: How the French presidential election works

May 6, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

A worker prepares the booths at a polling station in Saint Cloud, outside Paris, France, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Voting for France’s next president starts in overseas territories and French embassies abroad, as a blackout on campaigning descends so that...

Asian development lender takes stock as US policy shifts

May 6, 2017 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, front row center, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao, front row third right, and members of the ADB board of governors pose together during a group photo session at the ADB annual meeting in Yokohama, Saturday,...

As bitter French campaign ends, candidates get in last shots

May 5, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

A municipal police officer walks near election campaign posters for French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, left, and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, in Saint Jean Pied de Port, southwestern France, Friday May 5, 2017. The second round of...