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Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's government and its largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday in an emotional ceremony that seeks to put an end to a half-century of combat and put the war-weary nation on the path to reconciliation....

Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years....

Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate
Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump:...

Kerry meets Venezuelan president amid escalating tensions
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that he is "deeply concerned" about escalating political tensions in Venezuela as he held his first official meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro....

India says Pakistan believes terror will bring territory
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Pakistan continues to believe terrorist attacks will allow it to obtain territory it covets in Jammu and Kashmir, India's foreign minister said Monday....

Chinese firm charged with plotting to evade NKorea sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a China-based company and four of its executives for conspiring to evade U.S. economic sanctions that target North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs....

Iran releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, Iran's state-run news agency said, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services....

Venezuela opposition to push 2016 recall despite ruling
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's opposition vowed Monday to press forward with its bid to recall President Nicolas Maduro this year and promised street demonstrations should the government continue to stymie the vote....

Building a life in Germany, a Syrian watches war at home
SAARBRUECKEN, Germany (AP) -- At the intersection, Mohammed al-Haj waited patiently for the "green man." It seemed a bit silly: No cars were coming, no policemen watching. Back home in Syria, he wouldn't hesitate....

Lucky few leave Greece under refugee relocation plan
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The bus winding its way through the pre-dawn darkness of Athens' empty streets marks the end of months of danger, hardship and uncertainty. After surviving war, smugglers and perilous sea crossings, its 31 passengers are finally about to start new lives in Europe....

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