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Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- After a half-century of combat that spilled blood across this South American nation, Colombians have embarked on a new, but difficult path to settle their political differences with the signing of a historic peace accord between the government and leftist rebels....

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:...

Duterte: After tough talk, damage control prevails
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The new Philippine president uses an expletive to warn key ally Barack Obama not to lecture him on human rights and, in another impromptu speech, declares a dramatic policy change in policy such as removing U.S. counterterrorism forces out of his country's volatile south. His key officials walk back the remarks and say everything is normal....

Failure to get Syria cease-fire stole spotlight at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The failed attempt by the U.S. and Russia to revive a cease-fire in Syria stole the spotlight at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders but every other global hotspot had its moment - and there were some chuckles as well including a message to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to be ready to receive his gift of a "white bull" from South Sudan....

Former President Aristide leaps from behind scenes in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has leaped from behind the scenes to take a major role in campaigning for next month's presidential election, leading many to believe the most polarizing figure in the tumultuous world of Haitian politics is poised to regain influence if his party wins....

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....

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 Nicol�s 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....

Turkey issues warrants for 121 people linked to Gulen
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have issued detention warrants for 121 people as part of an ongoing investigation into the July 15 failed coup....

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