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Fresh Venezuela clashes after man set alight
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Fresh Venezuela clashes after man set alight

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Doctors rallied in Venezuela Monday in the latest street protests against President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd. A 19-year-old man died from a gunshot, bringing the death toll to 49 as the unrest entered its eighth week, the public prosecution service said.
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Brazil’s Temer says ‘naive’ but not guilty
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Brazil’s Temer says ‘naive’ but not guilty

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Brazilian President Michel Temer said Monday that he’d been “naive” to hold the late-night meeting which sparked an explosive corruption scandal, but insisted he’d done nothing wrong and wouldn’t resign.
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EU’s Barnier gets green light for Brexit talks
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EU’s Barnier gets green light for Brexit talks

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EU ministers on Monday unanimously gave Frenchman Michel Barnier the green light to start what they warned would be “very difficult” talks with Britain over its exit from the bloc.
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Tense trial opens of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders
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Tense trial opens of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders

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More than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former Turkish generals, went on trial Monday accused of being among the ringleaders of the attempted coup last year aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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University students walk out of Pence speech
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University students walk out of Pence speech

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Dozens of students at Indiana’s Notre Dame University protested White House policies on Sunday by walking out of a commencement speech by Vice President Mike Pence, who criticized political correctness at American colleges.
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Turkey’s Erdogan returns as ruling party boss after referendum
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Turkey’s Erdogan returns as ruling party boss after referendum

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Turkey’s ruling party on Sunday reappointed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its chief after a nearly three year break, swiftly exploiting a key change agreed in a controversial referendum on expanding his powers.
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EU to give Barnier Brexit negotiating mandate
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EU to give Barnier Brexit negotiating mandate

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EU ministers are set Monday to give Frenchman Michel Barnier the European mandate to negotiate Britain’s exit from the bloc, which he expects to start in earnest in mid-June following British elections.
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Brazil’s Temer wins a breather in corruption crisis
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Brazil’s Temer wins a breather in corruption crisis

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Brazil’s President Michel Temer appeared to win a reprieve Sunday when a key coalition partner cancelled a meeting on whether to withdraw support for him over an explosive corruption scandal.
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Trump seeks to win over Muslim leaders with Islam speech
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Trump seeks to win over Muslim leaders with Islam speech

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US President Donald Trump tells 50 Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia Sunday of his “hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam” a day after Washington took issue with Shiite Iran. Trump’s major speech on Islam takes place on his first foreign trip as president and in the cradle of the Islamic faith.
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Results show Iran’s Rouhani headed for re-election
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Results show Iran’s Rouhani headed for re-election

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was on track for a convincing election victory with voters seeming to back his efforts to rebuild foreign ties, as initial results were announced on Saturday.
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