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AP Explains: What's next after Turkey seizes Syria's Afrin
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey's seizure of the town of Afrin in northern Syria is a significant military achievement for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that gives him control over a large chunk of Syrian territory but also entrenches his troops as an occupying force in a crowded terrain packed with adversaries....

Turkish leader vows wider offensive against Kurdish militia
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey's president vowed Monday to keep up the pressure against a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia after his troops captured the Syrian town of Afrin, threatening to expand the military offensive into other Kurdish-held areas across northern Syria and even into neighboring Iraq....

Putin's dilemma: Scrap term limits or choose a successor
MOSCOW (AP) -- With his best election showing ever, President Vladimir Putin is shifting comfortably into his next six-year term, but the gnawing question of what comes next already looms on Russia's horizon....

After huge win, will Putin try to stay in power for life?
MOSCOW (AP) -- Now that President Vladimir Putin has overwhelmingly won re-election for another six years, some are wondering whether he will try to stay in power in Russia for life....

Spanish aid group fears migrant trafficking charges in Italy
ROME (AP) -- The head of a Spanish aid group said Monday that he fears several staff members could be charged with human trafficking after they refused to hand over rescued migrants to the Libyan coast guard and took them to Italy instead....

Longtime leader in Montenegro to run for presidency in April
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) -- Montenegro's ruling party on Monday nominated its leader, who defied Russia to oversee the tiny Balkan country's entry into NATO last year, to be its candidate in next month's presidential election....

UK police: No forced entry in Russian businessman death
LONDON (AP) -- British police say no sign of forced entry has been found at the home where a London-based Russian businessman died from a neck compression....

Videos show an assured Assad driving himself to Syria battle
BEIRUT (AP) -- Smoothly and confidently, Syrian President Bashar Assad merged into traffic at a large roundabout in Damascus before driving himself to the suburbs where his forces are battling rebels....

Palestinian leader calls US ambassador a 'son of a dog'
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian president on Monday called the U.S. ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" in an angry rant against the Trump administration, signaling new trouble ahead for an expected U.S. peace proposal....

Maduro's cryptocurrency 'genius' once pushed US sanctions
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A chief strategist of Venezuela's government-backed cryptocurrency is a former U.S. congressional intern who once organized protests against the same socialist administration he's now helping to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions....

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