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Official: Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018
TORONTO (AP) -- Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018, a senior government official said Monday....

Montenegro's bid to join NATO faces US Senate test
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Montenegro is on the verge of becoming NATO's newest member....

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders....

Navalny: a savvy and determined Kremlin foe
MOSCOW (AP) -- The 15-day jail sentence imposed Monday on Alexei Navalny is nothing new for the Kremlin's most visible domestic foe, and is unlikely to be more than a brief interruption of his campaign against what he calls "the party of crooks and thieves." He's repeatedly been jailed, endured a year of house arrest and three convictions that could have brought him significant prison time....

Turks in Germany sharply divided over Turkey's referendum
BERLIN (AP) -- As polling stations opened Monday in Germany, acrimony has been rising among the Turks here whose votes are crucial in the tight race over whether to expand the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan....

US-backed fighters pause military action near Syria dam
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria paused military operations near a dam held by the Islamic State group on Monday to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability....

US, Russia, China, others sit out nuclear ban talks at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States, Russia, China and more than a score of other countries are sitting out new talks at the United Nations toward a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons....

Kushner agrees to speak to Senate panel about Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law has volunteered to answer questions before the Senate Intelligence Committee about arranging meetings with the Russian ambassador and other officials, the White House confirmed Monday....

AP PHOTOS: Echoes of the past remain despite Belfast changes
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- The upbeat Belfast of today looks and feels nothing like the high-security city that once captured world headlines for all the wrong reasons....

The Latest: Arab ministers adopt resolution on Jerusalem
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) -- The Latest on the Arab Summit held in Jordan (all times local):...

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