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Putin critic Navalny jailed after protests across Russia

MOSCOW Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was handed a 15-day jail sentence on Monday for his part in a big anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition's morale a year before a presidential election. | Video

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Israel urges citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai, citing IS threat

JERUSALEM Israel on Monday urged citizens vacationing in Egypt's Sinai peninsula to leave immediately, saying the threat of attacks inspired by Islamic State and other jihadi groups was high.

Egypt 8:28am EDT

Islamic State tunnels under al-Bab point to hard fighting ahead

AL-BAB, Syria Syrian rebels who drove Islamic State from the town of al-Bab in northwest Syria this year discovered an extensive network of tunnels dug by militants as part of their defenses, a tactic that has slowed the military campaign against them.

Syria 11:11am EDT

Britain's May meets Sturgeon after blocking new independence bid

EAST KILBRIDE, Scotland Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday held her first meeting with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon since blocking Scotland's bid for a second independence referendum.

12:06pm EDT

Turks in Germany start voting in referendum on boosting Erdogan's powers

BERLIN Turks living in Germany began casting their ballots on Monday in a referendum which proposes changing Turkey's constitution to increase President Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Germany, Turkey 9:05am EDT

Israel's Netanyahu pledges to work with Trump on peace efforts

WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was committed to working with U.S. President Donald Trump to advance peace efforts with the Palestinians and with the broader Arab world.

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