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US files first trade complaint with Mexico under USMCA

The United States has filed its first labor complaint involving Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, after an old-guard union was caught destroying ballots at a General Motors plant in northern Mexico
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump, center, sits between Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto after they signed a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the NAFTA trade deal, during a ceremony at a hotel before the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. U.S. and Mexican unions have filed on Monday, May 10, 2021, the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, file)
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Dozens killed in Mideast conflict that recalls 2014 Gaza war

Israel has killed a string of senior Hamas military figures.
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An Israeli paramedic checks the blood pressure of a young girl at residential building after it was hit by a rocket fired from Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, southern Israel, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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Streets of Tel Aviv empty as death toll grows from conflict in Israel

At least 59 people have been killed in the violence on both sides as it now spreads to mixed Arab-Jewish towns inside Israel.
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VIDEO: Streets of Tel Aviv empty as death toll grows from conflict in Israel
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As ethnic violence rocks Israel, Arabs cite deep grievances

As rockets from Gaza streaked overhead, Arabs and Jews fought each other on the streets below
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Israeli forces run during clashes with Israeli Arabs in the Israeli mixed city of Lod, Israel, Tuesday, May 11,2021. (AP Photo/Heidi Levine)
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Expected 'bombshell' testimony fizzles at Brazil virus probe

Brazilian senators expecting explosive testimony from a former government official on President Jair Bolsonaro’s pandemic response are expressing anger at what they say are his evasive responses and, in some cases, lies
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Fabio Wajngarten, former Communications Secretary, testifies during a Brazilian Senate commission inquiry investigating the government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Wajngarten is an ally of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been one of the world’s most prominent opponents of restrictions aimed at curbing the disease. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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Gaza teeters on the brink as fighting with Israel escalates

Palestinians hurled from their beds by Israeli airstrikes this week faced an all-too-familiar question: Where should we go
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Mourners react in a hospital over the body of a man who died following an explosion in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, on Monday, May 10, 2021. The Hamas militant group launched a rare rocket strike on Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at an iconic mosque. Israel responded Monday with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip, where 20 people, including nine children, were killed in fighting. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ali)
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Funerals held for 9 victims of Russian school attack

Relatives wept and hugged as the nine people killed in a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan were buried
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Ilnaz Galyaviyev, wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, sits in a courtroom in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Russian officials say Galyaviyev attacked a school in the city of Kazan and Russian officials say several people have been killed. Russian media said the gunman was a former student at the school who called himself "a god" on his account on the messaging app Telegram and promised to "kill a large amount of biomass" on the morning of the shooting. Authorities also say over 20 others have been hospitalised with wounds. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
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The Latest: Netanyahu raps 'anarchy' of Jewish-Arab fighting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is condemning the “anarchy” of Jewish-Arab violence in cities across the country after a day of tumultuous unrest
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Smoke rises after Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many of the hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no endgame in sight. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Sao Paulo authorities plead with China to release vaccines

Authorities of Sao Paulo state are mobilizing on Wednesday to convince the Chinese government to authorize the export to Brazil of the raw material needed to bottle millions of COVID-19 vaccines
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A health worker gives a shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Sergio Quitanilla, 55, during a priority vaccination program for people with Down syndrome, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, May 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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Prosecutors shelves probe of gang rape that shocked Egypt

Egypt’s prosecutors says they have shelved their months-long investigation into an alleged 2014 gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a luxury Cairo hotel, for lack of evidence
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Russia pushes for 'Quartet' meeting on Mideast conflict

Russia is calling for a quick meeting of international mediators to help defuse the spiraling Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov enter a hall for their joint news conference following the talks in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Maxim Shemetov, Pool via AP)
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Drop in Xinjiang birthrate largest in recent history: report

Xinjiang in far western China had the sharpest known decline in birthrates of any territory in recent history
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Children play with water toys at a public square in Aksu in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Xinjiang in far western China had the sharpest known decline in birthrates between 2017 and 2019 of any territory in recent history, according to a new analysis by an Australian think tank. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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Venezuelan opposition says talks needed to resolve crisis

A prominent Venezuelan opposition activist says his movement’s recent offer to negotiate with President Nicolás Maduro’s administration was prompted by the country’s urgent humanitarian crisis and prolonged political stalemate
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Venezuelan opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez walks in Lisbon after speaking with The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. A prominent Venezuelan opposition activist says his movement’s recent offer to negotiate with President Nicolás Maduro’s administration was prompted by the country’s urgent humanitarian crisis and prolonged political stalemate. Leopoldo Lopez told the Associated Press Wednesday that his opposition group has not yet received a response to its proposal from the Maduro government. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
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Myanmar military court gives reporter 3-year prison term

A military court in Myanmar has sentenced a reporter for a now-banned online and broadcast news agency to three years in prison for his reporting
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Gaza air raids, gas lines and nurses protest: World in Photos, May 12

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Gaza air raids, gas lines and nurses protest: World in Photos, May 12
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UK apologizes for deaths of 10 civilians during 'Troubles'

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologized for the deaths of 10 civilians during military operations half a century ago in west Belfast, a day after a coroner’s court determined that they were innocent victims
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Death toll rises as violence escalates between Israel, Hamas

Dozens of civilians on both sides have been killed in the ongoing violence.
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Israeli soldiers fire a 155mm self-propelled howitzer towards targets in the Gaza Strip from their position near the southern Israeli city of Sderot, May 12, 2021.
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Israeli paramedics say 6-year-old killed in rocket strike on an apartment building in city of Sderot; 5 people wounded

Israeli paramedics say 6-year-old killed in rocket strike on an apartment building in city of Sderot; 5 people wounded
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Top Iran diplomat: Tehran ready for closer ties with Riyadh

Iran’s foreign minister says his country is ready for closer ties with regional rival Saudi Arabia
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Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses journalists during a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Fouad Hussein in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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Boris Johnson's office says court debt order 'without merit'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office says an outstanding court order against Johnson over an allegedly unpaid debt is “totally without merit.”
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for a debate on the Queen Speech at House of Commons in London, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Bosnian Serb ex-leader Karadzic to spend life in UK prison

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will serve his life sentence for war crimes in a U.K. prison
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 20, 2019 file photo, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic enters the court room of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands. The British government said Wednesday, May 12, 2021 that former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will serve his life sentence for war crimes in a U.K. prison. Karadzic, one of the chief architects of the slaughter and devastation of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, was convicted in 2016 by a United Nations court of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, file)
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French court orders trial in 2009 crash of Rio-Paris flight

A French court has ordered Air France and plane maker Airbus to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris which killed all 228 people aboard
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 14, 2009 file photo shows workers unloading debris, belonging to crashed Air France flight AF447, from the Brazilian Navy's Constitution Frigate in the port of Recife, northeast of Brazil. A French court on Wednesday ordered Air France and plane maker Airbus to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris which killed all 228 people aboard. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
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Europe rights body worried by claims Greece ejects migrants

Europe’s top human rights body has expressed “deep concern” at persistent allegations that Greek authorities have on several occasions illegally forced back migrants trying to clandestinely enter from neighboring Turkey
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 file photo, a Turkish coast guard vessel approaches a life raft with migrants in the Aegean Sea, between Turkey and Greece. Europe's top human rights body on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 has expressed "deep concern" at persistent allegations that Greek authorities have on several occasions illegally forced back migrants trying to clandestinely enter from neighboring Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
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Israeli airstrikes bring down massive Gaza City high-rise building in latest escalation

Israeli airstrikes bring down massive Gaza City high-rise building in latest escalation
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Israeli army says soldier was killed in missile attack, first military death in 3 days of fighting with Hamas

Israeli army says soldier was killed in missile attack, first military death in 3 days of fighting with Hamas
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Top Hong Kong national security officer under investigation

Hong Kong police say they are investigating a top national security officer after a police raid found him at an unlicensed massage business
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Chris Tang, commissioner of the Hong Kong Police Force, speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. A top Hong Kong national security officer was reportedly caught up in a raid on an unlicensed massage business, and will face a police force investigation into the alleged misconduct. Hong Kong’s Director of National Security Frederic Choi has since been put on leave after the incident, according to Tang. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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EU lawmakers to return to Strasbourg after more than a year

European lawmakers are planning to return to Strasbourg for their June plenary session as the coronavirus situation improves
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UK foreign secretary calls for cooperation on cybersecurity

U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has urged global cooperation to combat cyberattacks by “hostile state actors" and criminal gangs
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, not pictured, at Downing Street in London, Monday, May 3, 2021. (Chris J Ratcliffe/Pool Photo via AP)
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EU companies could face legal action over Iran contracts

A top EU court advisor says Iranian banks or firms could take legal action against European companies that terminate their contracts without proving that they are not caving in to U.S. sanctions
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Russia mourns victims of mass school shooting

People lay flowers and toys at memorials in Kazan and Moscow after a school shooting killed 9 and injured 21.
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People lay flowers and toys at memorials in Kazan and Moscow after a school shooting killed 9 and injured 21.
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German government makes hate-motivated insults a crime

The German government has passed a new law making hate-motivated insults a criminal offence which can be punished with a monetary fine or prison of up to two years
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Polish bishop resigns after probe into cover-up allegations

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Polish bishop following a Vatican investigation into alleged negligence in addressing cases of sexual abuse of minors by priests under the bishop’s authority
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Hamas says Israeli airstrike killed Gaza City commander, highest-ranking militant to be killed since 2014 war

Hamas says Israeli airstrike killed Gaza City commander, highest-ranking militant to be killed since 2014 war
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Germany maps path to reaching 'net zero' emissions by 2045

The German government has adopted an ambitious plan to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2045
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German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze attends a news conference about the climate protection act in Berlin, Germany, May 12, 2021. (Annegret Hilse/AP via Pool)
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Danes mull new probe of 1990 ferry fire that killed 159

Danish lawmakers have decided to create a task force to look into a 1990 ferry fire that killed 159 people, which could lead to a new police investigation into one of Scandinavia’s worst peacetime maritime disasters
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FILE - In this April 8, 1990 file photo, clouds of smoke float over the town and harbor of Lysekil, Sweden, as fire fighters struggle to extinguish the fire on the Scandinavian Star. Danish lawmakers have decided to create a task force to look into a 1990 ferry fire that killed 159 people, it was announced Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Scandinavian Star was engulfed in flames on an overnight run from the Norwegian capital of Oslo to northern Denmark on April 7, 1990. Arson was initially blame, however a report concluded that the 20-year-old ferry had been unfit to sail.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, file)
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Amazon wins EU court fight over $300 million tax ruling

A European Union court has overturned a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between Luxembourg's government and Amazon amounted to illegal state support
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, the internet trader Amazon logo is seen behind barbed wire at the company's logistic center in Rheinberg, Germany. A European Union court annulled Wednesday, May 12, 2021 a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between the Luxembourg government and Amazon amounted to illegal state support. The Commission's decision related to Luxembourg's tax treatment of two companies in the Amazon group, Amazon EU and Amazon Europe Holding Technologies. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
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UK government plan to toughen voter ID rules draws criticism

The British government has announced contentious plans to toughen election voting rules by requiring photo identification at polling stations
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 file photo, a polling station signpost lies on the pavement, in Twickenham, England. The British government announced Tuesday May 11, 2021, contentious plans to toughen election voting rules by requiring photo identification at polling stations, a move it says will protect the democratic system against electoral fraud. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
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UN watchdog: Iran has enriched uranium to highest purity yet

The United Nations’ atomic watchdog says in a report that Iran has enriched uranium to slightly higher purity than previously thought due to “fluctuations” in the process
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FILE - This Jan. 15, 2011 file photo shows Arak heavy water nuclear facilities, near the central city of Arak, 150 miles (250 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. The United Nations’ atomic watchdog says Iran has enriched uranium to slightly higher purity than previously thought due to “fluctuations” in the process in a report that underscores the challenges diplomats face in ongoing talks to bring the United States back into the nuclear deal with Tehran. (AP Photo/ISNA, Hamid Foroutan, File)
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Germany eases travel rules for vaccinated as vacations loom

The German government has agreed to let travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from infection avoid testing and quarantine when entering the country
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German Health Minister Jens Spahn arrives for a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Japan's Toyota says profit soared in Jan-March amid pandemic

Toyota says its profit more than doubled to 777 billion yen, or $7 billion, in the last quarter as the Japanese automaker’s sales recovered from the pandemic
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The company logo adorns a sign outside a Toyota dealership Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Lakewood, Colo. Toyota reported Wednesday, May 12, 2021, its January-March profit more than doubled from the previous year to 777 billion yen ($7 billion), as the Japanese automaker’s sales gradually recovered from the damage of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Kremlin-imposed cuts at US Embassy leave thousands adrift

Under Kremlin orders, the U.S. Embassy has stopped employing Russians, forcing the embassy to cut its consular staff by 75% and limit many of its usual services
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The U.S. Embassy and the National flag are seen in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Under Kremlin orders, the U.S. Embassy has stopped employing Russians, leaving Russian businessmen, lovers and exchange students adrift because they can't get visas and American parents unable to register their newborns as citizens. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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New interim govt in Bulgaria led by retired general sworn in

Bulgaria’s president has appointed a retired general as interim prime minister in hopes of ensuring stability in the country until an election is held in July
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov, 13, 2016 file photo, Bulgarian Socialists Party candidate Rumen Radev speaks during a press conference after presidential elections in Sofia, Bulgaria. Bulgaria on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, moved to quell a political crisis by appointing a retired general as interim prime minister until an election is held in July. Stefan Yanev, a retired brigadier general who has served the last four years as security advisor to President Radev, is an alumnus of the National War College in Washington. He also was defense minister in the previous caretaker government appointed by Radev in 2017.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
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EU economy to expand, bouncing back from pandemic crisis

The European Union economy is set to bounce back strongly this year after the deep coronavirus recession and member states are forecast to regain lost ground by the end of next year
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European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni speaks during a media conference on the economic forecast for spring 2021 at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The European Union economy is set to bounce back strongly this year after the deep coronavirus recession and member states are forecast to have recouped the ground lost by the end of next year. (Johanna Geron, Pool via AP)
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Bosnia police arrest woman for financing Islamic fighters

Bosnian authorities say police have arrested a woman on suspicion of financially supporting her husband and other Bosnians who joined Islamic fighters in Syria and Iraq
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American tells Japan court he worked for Nissan's interests

Greg Kelly, an American lawyer on trial in Japan on charges related to former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s compensation, has asserted his innocence, testifying he acted legally and in Nissan's best interests
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo, former Nissan Motor Co.'s executive Greg Kelly speaks during an interview in Tokyo. Kelly, on trial in Japan on charges related to former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s compensation, asserted his innocence Wednesday, May 12, 2021, testifying he had always acted legally and in the “best interests of Nissan.” (Kyodo News via AP, File)
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Hard-liner Ahmadinejad again seeks to be Iran's president

Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run again for the Islamic Republic’s presidency
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2006 file photo, then Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, third left, reviews Basij paramilitary volunteers, affiliated to the elite Revolutionary Guard, at a parade ceremony, accompanied by then Basij commander Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi, right, in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, in Tehran, Iran. Hejazi, a high-ranking general key to Iran's security apparatus, has died of heart disease, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Sunday, April 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
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Boy dies after being hit by lightning in northern England

A 9-year-old boy died in northern England after being hit by lightning
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Austrian chancellor under investigation for corruption

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he's under investigation by anti-corruption authorities on suspicion he made false statements to a parliamentary commission
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FILE-In this April 30, 2021 taken photo Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks during a press conference behind plexiglass shields at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria. (AP Photo/Florian Schroetter)
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What India's 2nd COVID-19 wave may mean for Africa

"If we prepare now, we will not pay the price later."
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Health workers walk through the courtyard during the COVID-19 vaccination campaign on May 05, 2021 in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Japan's SoftBank returns to profit on global stock boom

Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. says it returned to profitability in the fiscal year that ended in March, boosted by the strong performance of its sprawling investments as stock prices surged
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, people walk by a SoftBank shop in Tokyo. Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. returned to profitability for the fiscal year that ended in March, boosted by the strong performance of its sprawling investments as stock prices surged, reported Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)