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Russia is lowest-ranked team in draw for its home World Cup

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ZURICH (AP) — Russia will be the lowest-ranked team in the draw for the World Cup it is hosting...

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US military imposes alcohol ban across Japan after fatal Okinawa crash

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - The United States military has banned all service members in Japan from drinking alcohol and has ordered those stationed on Okinawa to stay on base or in their homes following a fatal car crash Sunday. A Japanese driver was killed in a collision with a 21-year-...


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The Latest: Deadline over for Mugabe to go; now impeachment

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The deadline set by Zimbabwe’s ruling party for longtime President Robert Mugabe to resign or face impeachment has passed. The 93-year-old Mugabe remained defiant in a national address Sunday night. He...


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Angela Merkel has few options left to govern Germany

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERLIN - Only a couple of months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was Europe’s most powerful leader. Some even claimed that she had become the leader of the Western world and filled the void left by President Donald Trump. Yet at the moment, she’s not even the...


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Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

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NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday that the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism, as her country faces accusations of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi did...


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Kenya Supreme Court upholds election rerun, sparking celebrations, protests

Special To The Washington Post. NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld the reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, paving the way for his inauguration even as the opposition remains defiant. Chief Justice David Maraga threw out the cases by three petitioners that sought to...


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Two sumo wrestlers walked into a bar. The brawl they had there is rocking Japan's sumo

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - The world of sumo has been turned upside down like, well, like a wrestler pushed from the ring. In a case that has enthralled Japan and dominated the headlines for a week, a 33-year-old grand sumo champion, a Mongolian called Harumafuji, is accused of...


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Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after balking at retirement

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Zimbabwean lawmakers are set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on Monday, after he defied a ruling party directive to end his 37-year rule. The 93-year-old Mugabe was widely expected to announce that he was stepping down in a televised address on...


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Zimbabwe's Mugabe passes deadline to resign; now impeachment

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Longtime President Robert Mugabe ignored a midday deadline set by the ruling party to step down or face impeachment proceedings, while Zimbabweans stunned by his defiance during a national address vowed more protests to make him leave. The ruling party’s Central Committee...


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In Zimbabwe, Mugabe's party gathers to begin his impeachment

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - A day after Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe defied the nation’s calls to resign, lawmakers here frantically searched on Monday for a legal path to dismiss the long-ruling leader. Parliamentarians met in the afternoon to begin impeachment...


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Japanese version of Tomahawk missile eyed

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. TOKYO - The government is considering developing a cruise missile capable of striking targets on the ground. The Defense Ministry plans to start research on antiship missiles from fiscal 2018, and it is considering adding land-attack capabilities to the missiles....


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