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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 says deadly flooding is worst ever seen

SAN ANTONIO - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at least three people in his state as "a relentless wall of water that mowed down huge trees like they were grass." | Video

Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions

SYDNEY - Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea.

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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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. | Video

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Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department reach settlement over police: New York Times

WASHINGTON - Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported on Monday.