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For decades, Colombia battled leftist guerrillas. Now one is a leading presidential candidate.

Polls show Gustavo Petro is unlikely to win, but his strong run highlights drastic polarization at a transformative time for Latin America’s closest U.S. ally.

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Chicago Council Backs Obama Presidential Center Plans

The effort to build the Obama Presidential Center in a park on Chicago's South Side where Barack Obama's political career began cleared its biggest hurdle yet Wednesday when the City Council signed off on the proposal. The vote was widely expected but was still historic for both the city where the nation's first black president started and for ...

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Venezuela inmates seize control of prison ahead of election

Inmates have revolted and taken control of a notorious prison in Venezuela, as the volatile country braces for presidential elections decried as ...

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Burundi Signals Readiness to Lift Ban on VOA, BBC Broadcasts   

Burundi said it is ready to lift a six-month ban on VOA and BBC broadcasts, but after it meets with delegations from the two global media ...

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Trump Wants Aid Cut to Nations Not Helping US Stem Illegal Immigration

President Donald Trump called Wednesday for a "radical change" to the structure of U.S. aid to countries deemed not sufficiently assisting the United ...

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Kenyan aide Walter Mong’are 'criticises' millennials

A presidential aide in Kenya criticises young people "who sit at home and expect jobs".

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‘I’m a walking hate crime’: Trump supporter caught on video harassing elderly women

Overzealous racists have become the targets of rampant internet backlash for the last few weeks and one would think that would send them back into hiding, but it appears Trump supporters are as emboldened as ever – no matter how many funny memes we make about them. A Sacramento man has become the latest MAGA […] The post ‘I’m a walking ...

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US Think Tank Takes Heat for Hosting Putin-Linked Oligarchs

A dozen prominent anti-Kremlin thinkers and activists have published an open letter condemning a major Washington research organization for hosting an off-the-record round-table dinner for two oligarchs listed on a U.S. Treasury-issued registry of ...

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Pompeo: US Won't Tolerate Russian Meddling in 2018 Vote

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Wednesday the Trump administration would take "appropriate countermeasures" against any Russian interference in the November congressional elections, but acknowledged officials have yet to figure out what "effective deterrence" might work. Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the ...

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S. Korea Tries to Ease Trump’s Doubts Over N. Korea Summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in was more optimistic than U.S. President Donald Trump about prospects for the U.S.- North Korea nuclear summit, following their meeting in Washington on Tuesday. President Trump said there was a "substantial chance" his June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore would not take place over ...

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Trump weaponizes 'deep state' to investigate his investigators

The president, experts say, is acting within his legal rights, and outside the bounds of normal presidential behavior.

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Indian man tells how he was raped as a boy

"Akram" who was raped by a preacher at the age of 14, has revealed horrific details of the crime.

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Report claims Rohingya militant group massacred nearly 100 Hindus

Members of a Rohingya militant group allegedly massacred dozens of men, women and children, execution-style in Hindu villages in Myanmar's Rakhine State last year, according to a new Amnesty International report.

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