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Turkish president gains upper hand in power struggle

ISTANBUL At the crossroads between a divided Europe and a convulsed Middle East, Turkey is caught in a power struggle between former Islamist allies which is shaking democratic institutions and raises questions about its future path.

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UK's Hammond: Brexit path might be clearer later this year

CHENGDU, China Britain's new finance minister Philip Hammond sought to address concerns among global finance chiefs about the uncertain path ahead for the country's exit from the European Union, saying there could be more clarity later this year.

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Thai police charge two eight-year-old girls who tore down pink lists

BANGKOK Two 8-year-old girls in Thailand have been charged for violating campaigning rules ahead of a contentious referendum next month after tearing voter lists off a wall because they liked the pink paper they were printed on, police said on Sunday.

Oddly Enough, Thailand Jul 23 2016

Philippine president gives order to free up information

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all agencies directly under his watch to open their records to the public as part of his promise to crack down on corruption and promote transparency in government.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack, 80 dead

KABUL Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State.

3:27am EDT

Venezuela first lady's nephews confessed to drug scheme, U.S. says

NEW YORK Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady, who face charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, confessed to U.S. agents after being arrested in November to being involved in the drug scheme, newly-filed court records state.

U.S., 12:24am EDT

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