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Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for fallen American forces. | Video

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Texas governor declares states of emergency, more severe weather expected

- The governor of Texas on Monday declared states of disaster in 24 counties, citing the severe weather and flash flooding that have killed at least two people. | Video

Greece says wants to make debt payments but needs aid urgently

ATHENS - Greece intends to make good on its debt obligations but needs aid urgently to be able to do so, the government said on Monday, after several senior officials insisted Athens had no money to pay a loan installment falling due next week.

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China lodges complaint with U.S. over spy plane flight

BEIJING - China said it had lodged a complaint with the United States over a U.S. spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row that has fuelled tension between the world's two largest economies.

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Malaysia finds 139 graves in 'cruel' jungle trafficking camps

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia - Malaysia has found 139 graves, and signs of torture, in more than two dozen squalid human trafficking camps suspected to have been used by gangs smuggling migrants across the border with Thailand, the country's police chief said on Monday. | Video

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Polish opposition cheers presidential vote win, stock market more wary

WARSAW - Poland's main opposition party celebrated its first national election win in a decade on Monday, after its candidate for the presidency unexpectedly defeated incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski.

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U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after threat

NEW YORK - An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, the U.S. military said. | Video