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CORRECTS FIRST NAME FROM JOSE TO OSCAR - In this July 25, 1981 file photo, Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera is driven to jail after his trial where he was convicted of seditious conspiracy in Chicago. Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist who was the last of his group serving time for his role in a violent struggle for independence for the U.S. territory, will be released from prison on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, to the cheers of his supporters and the dismay of the victims of violence. (Chicago Tribune via AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 7:05 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera has been freed from house arrest after decades in custody in a case that transformed him into a martyr with supporters but outraged those who lost loved ones in a string of deadly bombings. Lopez was considered a top leader of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2006 file photo, passengers en route to London check in at Biarritz airport, southwestern France. U.S. and European officials will discuss Wednesday, May 17, 2017, plans to broaden a U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)
May 17, 2017 - 6:30 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The intelligence behind plans to broaden a U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe took center stage on Wednesday as American and European officials met to discuss the looming decision. The White House has defended the decision by U.S. President...
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May 17, 2017 - 6:24 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities say an explosion at a black gunpowder plant in southwestern Poland has injured 17 people and left two others missing. A spokesman for local firefighters, Jozef Koszalka, said Wednesday that the plant in Makolno, in the Wroclaw region, collapsed in the blast...
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May 17, 2017 - 6:17 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three fires in southern Sweden apparently aimed at refugees are being investigated as arson, Swedish authorities said Wednesday. No injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made. But police said in separate statements Wednesday that more than 300 asylum seekers have...
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May 17, 2017 - 4:49 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader has called for high turnout in Friday's presidential election, urging voters to send a message to the United States. In a televised speech Wednesday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States and its allies, including the "pathetic prime...
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Kim Sang-jo, an economist, talks with reporters after a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Kim has advocated for shareholder rights and reforming chaebol, the family-controlled big businesses that dominate South Korea, President Moon Jae-in has named the long-time shareholder rights advocate to lead the country's antitrust regulator. (Jeon Shin/Newsis via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 4:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's new president named a long-time shareholder rights advocate to lead the country's antitrust regulator, as the new administration took a step Wednesday toward reining in big businesses. Kim Sang-jo, an economist who has advocated for shareholder rights and...
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Two men accused of having gay sex are handcuffed as they arrive at the Shariah court in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. A Shariah court in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further tarnishing the country's moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
May 17, 2017 - 4:11 am
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic Shariah court in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further undermining the country's moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy. The court, whose sentencing...
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May 17, 2017 - 4:07 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister is lauding the country's security cooperation with the United States following President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials. Avigdor Lieberman says Wednesday that the security relationship is "deep, meaningful...
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May 17, 2017 - 4:01 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency has switched on a newly built solar power plant to serve 20,000 Syrian refugees in the remote Azraq camp in Jordan's desert. The agency said Wednesday that Azraq has become the world's first refugee camp powered by renewable energy. For the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron waits to welcome UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (Yoan Valat/Pool Photo via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 4:01 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is finalizing his government lineup Wednesday and will meet with a senior European Union official as both try to keep the bloc from falling apart. Macron, in his third day in office, will host European Council President Donald Tusk at the Elysee Palace...
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