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France’s growing labor standoff: What could happen next?

PARIS (AP) — France's Socialist President Francois Hollande is engaged in the biggest test of his presidency, facing months of protests and strikes against a labor law that are threatening nationwide fuel shortages….

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Pakistan: ‘all indicators’ confirm US killed Taliban leader

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan's prime minister says "all indicators" confirm that Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the country's southwest while travelling under a false name with a fake Pakistani identity document….

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Iraqi PM asks protesters to stay home to aid Fallujah push

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister has appealed to Iraqis to postpone weekly Friday protests so that security forces can focus on a key military operation aimed at retaking the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group….

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Japan urges G-7 to urgently tackle global economic risks

ISE, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies to unite Thursday in forging a more urgent, coordinated response to the faltering global recovery….

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The Latest: Japan uses G-7 summit to hawk local specialties

ISE, Japan (AP) — The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):…

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Democracy helps fulfill long-dead Myanmar teen’s last wish

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Dying from soldiers' bullets, the young protester told her father not to lay her soul to rest until democracy reigned in her homeland. It has taken 28 years, but it is done….

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France: Day of strikes, protests, fuel blockades over labor

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — With union activists disrupting fuel supplies, trains and nuclear plants, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls opened the door Thursday to possible changes in a labor bill that has sparked intensifying strikes and protests – but insisted the government will not abandon it….

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The Latest: China’s state media concerned about G-7 agenda

ISE, Japan (AP) — The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):…

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Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality

TOBA, Japan (AP) — There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there's the messy reality….

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VOICES: Hiroshima serves as memorial for all victims of WWII

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The suffering he endured during World War II still haunts 95-year-old Lester Tenney, who has black lung disease from working as a prisoner of war in a Japanese coal mine….