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Turkey's Erdogan: peace process with Kurdish militants impossible

ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday it was impossible to continue a peace process with Kurdish militants and urged parliament to strip politicians with links to them of immunity from prosecution.

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UK minister urges United States to buy more British weapons

WASHINGTON - Britain's minister for defense procurement on Tuesday urged the United States to buy more UK-built weapons, saying current trade flows were too much of a one-way street.

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Iraqi militia leader says U.S. not serious about fighting Islamic State

NAJAF, Iraq - The head of one of Iraq's fiercest Shi'ite militias called the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against Islamic State ineffective and accused Washington of lacking the will to uproot radical Sunni jihadis controlling large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Iraq 4:41pm EDT

Mexican state hands down historic sentence for femicide

MEXICO CITY - Five men in northern Mexico were sentenced to an unprecedented 697 years in prison for the gender-driven killing of 11 women, in a state where hundreds of young women have been murdered since 1990.

Mexico 7:49pm EDT

Romania's PM Ponta to go on holiday amid criminal probe

BUCHAREST - Romania's leftist Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Tuesday he will be on holiday from Wednesday until Aug. 9, weeks before he is to face hearings by prosecutors conducting a criminal investigation against him.

6:58pm EDT

Thousands rally in Finland against lawmaker's anti-immigration remark

HELSINKI - Thousands of people protested in Finland on Tuesday against a lawmaker's anti-immigration remarks and voiced their support for a multicultural Finnish society.

6:32pm EDT

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