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  • New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption

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    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down. Petro Poroshenko said a successful reform program would...

  • EU piling pressure on Google to change ways

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    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules. The European parliament on Thursday approved a non-binding resolution that calls for the unbundling of search engines from other services that...

  • Belize charges man in killing of Panama diplomat

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    BELIZE CITY (AP) — Authorities in Belize say they have charged a 19-year-old man for the killing of a Panamanian diplomat. The country's national police force said late Wedesday that Wilsner Echeveria has been charged with the murder of Jose Rodrigo De La Rosa. De la Rosa was a...

  • UN: Peacekeepers had military uniforms for own use

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    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U. N. peacekeepers who were detained for possessing Congolese military uniforms apparently bought them to wear while hunting back home, a spokesman for the force said Thursday. The six members of a Ukrainian aviation crew were found Wednesday with the uniforms,...

  • India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists

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    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top investigative agency said Thursday that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by attackers in a north Indian village actually committed suicide because of shame over a relationship with a boyfriend. An earlier probe by local police and...

  • Hundreds of striking lawyers rally in Serbia

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    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian lawyers said Thursday they have asked for European Union help to resolve a more than two-month old dispute with the government that has practically paralyzed the judiciary in the country, which is seeking to join the bloc. Hundreds of lawyers rallied...

  • Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground

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    ATLANTA (AP) — Many Democrats say the way to recover lost ground in the conservative South is to reclaim the party's identity as a champion of the middle class. Some say Democrats should more openly embrace labor-friendly policies, bank regulation, the president's health law, and...

  • Iran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks

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    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a "fair" agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke on Iranian...

  • Brazil's Rousseff to name economic team

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    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected to unveil the much-anticipated economic team, tasked with jumpstarting the country's stalled economy. Major Brazilian news media say University of Chicago-trained banker Joaquim Levy is to be named finance minister...

  • Hospital adds ambulances to hasten moving patients

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    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire hospital is building on its work to handle patient transfers more quickly and efficiently by dedicating two specially equipped ambulances to its transfer center. Catholic Medical Center in Manchester is among several hospitals with transfer...

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