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Russian and Turkish presidents meet in Ankara
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Ankara to meet his Turkish counterpart, following visits to Syria and Egypt....

In Putin's heartland, apathy and disappointment rule
NOVOKUZNETSK, Russia (AP) -- Three months ahead of Russia's presidential election, apathy and disappointment pervade incumbent Vladimir Putin's heartland....

AP: Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset....

21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh....

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants
PARIS (AP) -- Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term....

Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears
PARIS (AP) -- Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination....

Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- An anti-corruption agency established in Ukraine two years ago was expected to be the driving force that would uproot the endemic graft that depleted the nation's resources and worried its Western allies....

UN: Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea's leadership has cracked down further on human rights as tensions have escalated over its nuclear and missile tests, including beefing up restrictions on movements and making "horrific" prison conditions more severe, the U.N. rights chief said Monday....

Venezuela president's threat to ban opposition draws rebuff
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Opposition parties in Venezuela won't be bullied out of participating in future elections, a leading anti-government politician said Monday, rejecting threats a day earlier by socialist President Nicolas Maduro....

At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel
BEIRUT (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war....

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Africa
UN promises justice in Congo against peacekeeper attacks

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AP: Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces

Europe
Ex-Congressman Hoekstra sworn in as Netherlands ambassador

Latin America/Caribbean
US says WTO losing focus on trade, becoming litigation group

Middle East
Israel intercepts Gaza rocket, retaliates with tank fire