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S. Korea prosecutors push to arrest ex-leader over scandal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations....

Despite some tensions, evangelical churches booming in Cuba
HAVANA (AP) -- Fidel Castro's government sent the Rev. Juan Francisco Naranjo to two years of work camp in the 1960s for preaching the Gospel in a Cuba where atheism was law and the faithful were viewed as suspect. For years, Naranjo's church was almost abandoned, with just a handful of people daring to attend services....

Brother seeks retrial for China ex-police chief facing death
BEIJING (AP) -- At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy....

Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with dozens of protest across the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic....

No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong's leader
HONG KONG (AP) -- The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014....

Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solution
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people, a prominent settler leader said Sunday, presenting new population figures that he said put to rest the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians....

US-backed forces capture Syrian air base from IS
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria on Sunday in the first major victory for the group since the U.S. airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago....

The Latest: US claims Tabqa dam is not in danger of bursting
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):...

Why the London attacker's links to Saudi Arabia might matter
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The British man who killed four people in a rampage in London last week had made three trips to Saudi Arabia in his lifetime. Though millions of foreigners from around the world live and work in the kingdom, Khalid Masood's time there immediately raised questions about whether the country's ultraconservative brand of Islam impacted his worldview and radicalized him....

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