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A look at Macedonia's deepening political turmoil
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia has fallen back into political crisis, a chapter frighteningly illustrated by images of protesters rushed into parliament and leaving several lawmakers bloodied....

Macedonian violence elicits diverging international response
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's night of violence that saw protesters storm parliament and attack lawmakers elicited diametrically opposed reactions from world powers Friday, with Russia blaming the West for meddling in the Balkan nation's internal affairs and the European Union and United States saying the events were inconsistent with democracy....

EU says membership talks still open if Turkey wants them
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is keeping the door ajar for Turkey to become a member, but says Ankara must provide clearer signals on whether it intends to meet the entrance criteria in such areas as human rights and rule of law....

Erdogan: 'Fresh page' for US relations with Trump
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president says a "fresh page" in Turkish-American relations can be opened with President Donald Trump's administration, as high-level dialogue has intensified since January....

Russia seeks arrest of former Ukraine prime minister
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Russia has sent a request to the international police agency Interpol for the arrest and extradition of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, claiming he killed Russian soldiers in Chechnya in the 1990s....

Pakistan: Thousands of activists rally against PM Sharif
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's popular opposition leader Imran Khan have rallied in the capital Islamabad to call for the resignation of the country's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, over his alleged corruption....

Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 jobs at State Department
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs as part of a plan to cut more than a quarter of the State Department's budget for the next fiscal year, officials said Friday. The plan will almost certainly meet resistance from lawmakers opposing President Donald Trump's proposal to shrink the size of the federal government....

The Latest: Macron meets French survivor of Nazi massacre
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the French presidential election (all times local):...

US seeks tough NKorea action, but China shows no inclination
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States and China offered starkly different strategies Friday for addressing North Korea's escalating nuclear threat as President Donald Trump's top diplomat demanded full enforcement of economic sanctions on Pyongyang and urged new penalties. Stepping back from suggestions of U.S. military action, he even offered aid to North Korea if it ends its nuclear weapons program....

The Latest: NKorea official calls US efforts a 'wild dream'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program (all times local):...

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Ethiopia sentences 2 accused al-Shabab members to prison

NKorea official calls US efforts to rid nukes a 'wild dream'

Montenegro lawmakers back NATO membership in historic move

Latin America/Caribbean
Strike halts much of Brazil to protest labor, pension laws

Middle East
Iran: Tehran's mayor attacks Rouhani in pre-election debate

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