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What to expect from Putin and a resurgent Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin now has a stronger hold on Russia - and stronger place in the world - thanks to an overwhelming mandate for yet another term as president....

Putin's huge victory deflates, divides Russian opposition
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's crushing re-election victory puts his opponents in a tough spot....

After 2016 election, US poised to fight fake news - in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Just ahead of Kenya's disputed 2017 election, video clips started spreading on social media of a slick-looking CNN broadcast asserting that President Uhuru Kenyatta had pulled far ahead in the polls. But the CNN broadcast was fake, splicing together real coverage from CNN Philippines with other footage with the network's iconic red logo superimposed in the corner....

US, South Korea, Japan discuss denuclearization, summits
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials discussed how to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during weekend talks ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summits, Seoul said Monday....

6 months after Mexico quake some still camp outside homes
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Under a patchwork shelter of overlapping tarps and repurposed vinyl advertisements, several dozen residents of 18 Independence Street pack cheek by jowl into donated tents in the street near their building, which was damaged in the Sept. 19 earthquake....

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....

Myanmar's Suu Kyi welcomed to Australian amid protests
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's was feted in Australia on Monday with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute as part of a state visit that has provoked protests over her response to her country's violent campaign against Rohingya Muslims....

AP PHOTOS: From flags to carpets, red rules Chinese politics
Come to any event at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing, and you're bound to see red....

China names former missile force commander defense minister
BEIJING (AP) -- China on Monday appointed a former missile force commander as its new defense minister amid lingering concerns over the goals of its rapid military modernization....

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) -- A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:...

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6 months after Mexico quake some still camp outside homes

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Israeli man stabbed in Jerusalem attack dies in hospital