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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, congratulates Moscow Helsinki Group Chairman and human rights activist, Lyudmila Alekseyeva on her 90th birthday at her home in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 20, 2017. For much of her life, Alekseyeva has been a voice for human rights in Russia. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, congratulates Moscow Helsinki Group Chairman and human rights activist, Lyudmila Alekseyeva on her 90th birthday at her home in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 20, 2017. For much of her life, Alekseyeva has been a voice for human rights in Russia. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) World

    Russian president pays visit to one of his fiercest critics

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has paid a rare visit to a Russian human rights icon to congratulate her on her 90th birthday. Lyudmila Alexeyeva is a dissident who challenged the Soviet regime and Russian authorities for decades, advocating for democratic rights and seeking justice for political prisoners. She is still one of Putin’s […]
  • FILE - In this April 12, 2008 file photo Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos arrives at the Mulungushi International Conference Center in Lusaka, Zambia. Angolan media say dos Santos has returned to the country from Spain, where he has received medical treatment this year. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File) World

    Angola’s president returns from Spain amid health concerns

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angolan media say President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has returned to the country from Spain, where he has received medical treatment this year. The state-run news agency Agencia Angola Press reported Thursday that dos Santos and his wife, Ana Paula dos Santos, arrived at a military base in Luanda, the capital. The […]
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    Turkey: 6 Kurdish militants killed in drone attack

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say that Turkish security forces have used an armed drone to locate and kill six Kurdish militants who allegedly were responsible for kidnapping and killing a school teacher in southeast Turkey. The governor’s office for Tunceli province said Thursday the six were killed in an operation near the town of […]
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    Thousands rally in Moldova as Parliament approves voting law

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied outside Moldova’s Parliament as lawmakers approved a law that would change the electoral system in the former Soviet republic. Lawmakers voted 74-3 on Thursday to adopt the changes, which include lowering the threshold for political alliances to enter Parliament, creating new constituencies and obliging candidates to […]
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    Czech minister: EU military role in Libya to reduce migrants

    VIENNA (AP) — The Czech Republic’s foreign minister has suggested that the European Union consider a military engagement in Libya to reduce the flow of migrants arriving by boat from there to Europe. Lubomir Zaoralek says that “we must speak very openly what the real instruments are to stabilize Libya.” He told the Austrian Press […]
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    Germany indicts 5 suspects in IS recruitment ring

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors filed terrorism charges Thursday against a suspected representative of the Islamic State group in Germany and four fellow suspects who are accused of running a recruitment network. The suspected ringleader — a 33-year-old Iraqi citizen identified as Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah A., who goes by the alias Abu Walaa — was […]
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    Woman and 3 children die in suspected arson attack in Sweden

    HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say they have arrested a man on suspicion of killing a 35-year-old woman and three young children by torching their apartment in the southwestern city of Goteborg. Police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg said before the fatal fire the victims apparently suffered some violent crime as they bore “injuries on their bodies […]
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    Texas judge returns to bench after citizenship resolved

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas judge who was removed from the bench because she wasn’t a U.S. citizen has been reinstated. The Corpus Christi city council voted Tuesday to restore Judge Young Min Burkett. The council placed Burkett on unpaid leave in May when council members learned she was a U.S. permanent […]
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    Slovenia wants to take post-arbitration border dispute to EU

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia says it will inform the European Commission about what it views as border violations by Croatia following an international arbitration ruling in a territorial dispute. Croatia does not recognize the decision by a Netherlands-based international panel and has refused to implement it. Slovenia insists the decision is final. The ruling […]
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    Russia criticizes ruling on its seizure of a Greenpeace ship

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed an international tribunal’s ruling against it for seizing a Greenpeace ship as encouraging criminal behavior. The Hague-based court on Tuesday ordered Russia to pay damages and costs of nearly 5.4 million euros ($6.2 million) to the Netherlands for unlawfully seizing a Greenpeace ship protesting at an oil […]