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Reuters

Europeans push last bid to salvage Iran deal, but work on plan B
Reuters
PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European powers still want to hand Donald Trump next week a plan to save the Iran nuclear deal, but they have also started work on protecting EU-Iranian business ties if the U.S. president makes good on a threat to withdraw ...
President Trump says he wants to scrap the Iran nuclear deal. What does that mean?Los Angeles Times
Iran slams US 'bullying,' says it won't renegotiate nuclear dealUSA TODAY
Donald Trump Could Have an Extraordinarily Successful Foreign Policy—if He Wanted OneSlate Magazine
The Hill -Al-Monitor -Washington Free Beacon (blog) -Breitbart News
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Washington Post

'It was a nightmare': Killer dust storm blasts India, leaving at least 125 dead
Washington Post
Severe winds and rapid-fire lightning strikes from a violent dust storm demolished homes and displaced trees across India on Wednesday, killing at least 125 people and injuring more than 200 others — with more potentially deadly weather still to come ...
At least 125 killed as storms batter IndiaYahoo News
Devastating dust storm strikes India, killing at least 94SFGate
'Freak' dust storms in northern India kill more than 100 peopleThe Guardian
wtkr.com -ValueWalk -Times of India -The Weather Channel
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Washington Post

Puerto Rican airmen identified after C-130 crash kills 9 in Georgia
Washington Post
Officials have identified nine Puerto Rico Air National Guard airmen killed Wednesday when their plane crashed shortly after taking off in Georgia. The plane, a C-130-type cargo plane from Puerto Rico's 156th Airlift Wing, had been in Savannah for ...
Military plane underwent 'days' of maintenance before crash near SavannahCNN
Plane crash video shows National Guard C-130 aircraft plunging to groundCBS News
Crash of US military plane in Georgia kills all nine on boardReuters
Yahoo News -Air Force Link -Stars and Stripes -U.S. News & World Report
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Wall Street Journal

Laser From Chinese Base Aimed at US Military Pilots In Africa's Skies, Pentagon Charges
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—Chinese military personnel are targeting American flight crews in the skies over the east African nation of Djibouti using a high-powered laser in what amounts to a new show of Chinese harassment of the U.S. military at a time of heightened ...
Chinese military lasers injure US military pilots in AfricaCNN
US accuses China of directing blinding lasers at American military aircraft in DjiboutiWashington Post
US Complains After Chinese Lasers Injure 2 Air Force Pilots in AfricaMilitary.com
The Hill -NBCNews.com -Yahoo News -New York Daily News
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CBS News

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search fails, but sonar hunt may solve shipwreck mysteries
CBS News
CANBERRA, Australia -- A four-year search of the depths of the Indian Ocean has failed to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But the unprecedented sonar hunt for the missing airliner might be close to solving 19th century mysteries - the locations of ...
'MH370 Wreck' Turns Out to Be 19th Century Coal ShipNewsweek

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Yahoo News

Myanmar journalists say government failing to protect press freedom: survey
Yahoo News
By Thu Thu Aung. YANGON (Reuters) - Journalists in Myanmar believe their government is failing to defend media freedom despite the transition from harsh military rule to an elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a survey published to mark ...
On World Press Freedom Day, elected officials must commit to keeping press freedom nonpartisanThe Hill (blog)
On World Press Freedom Day, Groups Highlight US Media ThreatsVoice of America
On 'World Press Freedom Day,' the world's press is not only less free but even more endangeredLos Angeles Times
Columbia Journalism Review -USA TODAY -Newsweek -WPLG Local 10
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The Times

Local elections 2018: The results to look out for and what they could mean
BBC News
The local council elections in England are being held in predominantly Labour-held areas. The party holds more than half the seats that are being contested. So with the two main parties neck and neck in national polls, you would expect Labour to win ...
UK local elections eyed as pre-Brexit political barometerWashington Post
LIVE: Local election results 2018Business Insider
Test for PM as England votes in local electionsYahoo News
Mirror.co.uk -Liverpool Echo
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New York Times

Army Special Forces Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels
New York Times
WASHINGTON — For years, the American military has sought to distance itself from a brutal civil war in Yemen, where Saudi-led forces are battling rebels who pose no direct threat to the United States. But late last year, a team of about a dozen Green ...
Green Berets are reportedly helping Saudi Arabia destroy Houthi ballistic missiles in YemenBusiness Insider
US commandos help Saudis against Yemen rebels: reportYahoo News
Report: US Forces More Involved in Yemeni Civil War than Pentagon AdmitttedNational Review
Breitbart News
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CNN

Trump, allies tout imminent good news on 3 Americans held by North Korea
CNN
(CNN) The status of three Americans detained in North Korea remained unclear on Thursday as anticipation builds over their possible release. President Donald Trump and his allies outside the government sought to fan the heightened expectations, casting ...
North Korea to Release 3 US Prisoners, Giuliani Says; No White House ConfirmationWall Street Journal
South Korean leader looks for ways to help North economically without violating sanctionsWashington Post
China Moves to Steady Ties With North Korea Before Trump-Kim MeetingNew York Times
Politico -Fox News -Yahoo News -The New Yorker
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Yahoo News

Russia says 2 dead in fighter jet crash off Syrian coast
Yahoo News
BEIRUT (AP) — A Russian fighter jet crashed Thursday off the coast of Syria, killing both pilots, according to Russia's Defense Ministry, which said the plane did not come under fire and that the crash may have been caused by a bird getting sucked ...
Two dead after Russian military plane crashes in MediterraneanCNN
Russian Fighter Jet Crashes in Syria, Both Pilots Reported DeadNewsweek

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Economic Times

US says will be consequences for China's South China Sea militarization
Yahoo News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has raised concerns with China about its latest militarization of the South China Sea and there will be near-term and long-term consequences for the action, the White House said on Thursday. U.S. news network ...
White House warns China: There will be 'consequences' for militarization of South China SeaCNBC
White House warns of 'consequences' for defense build-up in South China SeaPolitico
China quietly installed defensive missile systems on strategic Spratly Islands in hotly contested South China SeaCNBC

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Bloomberg

As Trump Targets China's High-Tech Rise, Xi Strives Even Harder
Bloomberg
Donald Trump's attempt to stem China's technological advance could already be backfiring. His counterpart, President Xi Jinping, has responded to tech-focused pressure from Washington, including a ban on a leading Chinese telecoms company buying ...
The Finance 202: Trump team faces long odds for trade breakthrough in BeijingWashington Post
US and China Dive In for Prolonged Trade TalksWall Street Journal
As US and Chinese Teams Meet on Trade, One Side Has an Edge in ExpertiseNew York Times
Brookings Institution (blog) -The Hill -CNBC -Business Insider
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Boing Boing

Mystery man found dead in wall of women's washroom
Boing Boing
The Core Shopping Center caters to the needs of Calgary, Canada's downtown office workers. Wandering its multiple floors over a series of city blocks, you'll find a mid-ranged food court, travel agencies, cell phone stores and stores flogging business ...

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HuffPost

There's Virtually No Way Trump Could Win The Nobel Prize This Year For North Korea
HuffPost
Three months ago, President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to chastise North Korea's Kim Jong Un as “depraved” and a “menace that threatens our world.” A few weeks earlier, he taunted Pyongyang, saying his own “nuclear button ...
Korea is built to be unsolvableWashington Post
House Republicans nominate Trump for Nobel Peace PrizeCNN
To Win a Nobel, Trump Should Look to the Iran DealNew York Times
Fox News -New York Daily News -ABC News -USA TODAY
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WBUR

Alarm Grows In France Over Anti-Semitic Violence
WBUR
In late March, thousands of people took to the streets of Paris to protest the murder of an elderly woman whose killers may have been motivated by anti-Semitism. The silent march started at Place de la Nation and ended at 85-year-old Mireille Knoll's ...
Why Should Mike Pompeo Talk to the Palestinians?Washington Free Beacon (blog)
Palestinian Leader Incites Uproar With Speech Condemned as Anti-SemiticNew York Times
Treat BDS as the campus scourge it is: The push to vilify Israel too often feeds anti-Semitic rhetoric and conductNew York Daily News
Breitbart News
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Washington Post

EU chief urges Belgium to grant citizenship to EU's UK staff
Washington Post
BRUSSELS — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday appealed to Belgium to grant nationality to Britons who work at the European Union's vast executive arm, as Brexit approaches next year. Amid a stream of praise for Belgian Prime ...

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USA TODAY

Why is Israel shooting at Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza?
USA TODAY
Israel's military ordered soldiers to fire at demonstrators' legs to prevent them from marching across the border. Thousands are massing to do that. Loading… Post to Facebook. Why is Israel shooting at Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza? Israel's ...
US aid is critical to survival in Gaza: Lift the hold on humanitarian fundingThe Hill
Israel deports Palestinians from Jerusalem for not showing 'loyalty'Al-Monitor

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Newsweek

RPT-FEATURE-Gangs behind, detention ahead: migrants face predicament at US border
Reuters
(Repeats without change). By Delphine Schrank. TIJUANA, Mexico, May 3 (Reuters) - After Willians Bonilla fled threats from a street gang in Honduras two years ago to seek asylum in the United States, he spent seven months in detention only to be ...
Group running asylum caravan fears spotlight comes at a costWashington Post
A caravan of migrants, most fleeing violence, is turned away at the borderLos Angeles Times
Dozens More Caravan Asylum Seekers Let in to US From MexicoU.S. News & World Report
ABC News
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National Catholic Reporter

Vatican asks German bishops for agreement on Communion for non-Catholic spouses
National Catholic Reporter
Rome — The Vatican has asked Germany's Catholic bishops to adapt a proposal to allow non-Catholic spouses to receive communion so it might satisfy objections from a minority of the country's prelates, who questioned the doctrinal legitimacy of the ...
Pope wants Germans to find 'unanimous' solution on intercommunionCrux: Covering all things Catholic
Vatican declines to rule on German dispute over CommunionWashington Post

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NPR

Basque Separatist Group Disbands, After Decades Of Bloody Conflict
NPR
The Basque militant group ETA, which killed hundreds of people over a bloody, decades-long campaign for independence, has ceased to exist, the organization announced Wednesday in an open letter. After nearly 60 years, ETA's "journey has ended," the ...
ETA ends Europe's last armed insurgencyYahoo News
ETA Formally Ends Armed Fight, but Spain Vows to ProsecuteU.S. News & World Report
The Latest: ETA's dissolution a 'farce,' says victims' groupWashington Post
The Mercury News -The Guardian
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CBS News

Pace of new climate change legislation has "slowed significantly," study says
CBS News
While the number of climate laws and policies worldwide has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, from just 72 in 1997 to 1,500 today, the pace of passing new legislation has recently significantly slowed, according to a new study. From the ...

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Bloomberg

Trudeau Presses for Legal Pot This Summer as Senate Wavers
Bloomberg
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pressing ahead with a goal of legalizing recreational marijuana in Canada within months, as senators push for changes and a delay of as much as a year. The government's pot law is working its way through the Senate ...

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USA TODAY

Amnesty for drug dealers? This Mexico presidential candidate is pushing for forgiveness
USA TODAY
MEXICO CITY — The front-runner in Mexico's upcoming presidential election wants to give amnesty to anyone involved with illegal drugs — from the dealers to the peasant farmers growing opium poppies. Leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who leads in ...
Mexico's Presidential Frontrunner Accuses Mexican Billionaires Of Plotting To Defeat HimForbes

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New York Times

Giuliani Appears to Veer Off Script. A Furor Follows.
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Rudolph W. Giuliani has been President Trump's lawyer for only a few days, and already he is causing political explosions. In one of his first interviews since joining Mr. Trump's legal team, Mr. Giuliani appeared to briefly stun Sean ...

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Bloomberg

Afonso Dhlakama, Mozambique's Opposition Leader, Dies at 65
Bloomberg
Afonso Dhlakama, who led the Mozambique National Resistance as a rebel movement during a 16-year civil war and later as an opposition party, has died. He was 65. He died Thursday at his mountain hideout near Gorongosa in central Mozambique, according ...

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BBC News

Chinese Nobel widow Liu Xia ready to 'die at home' in protest
BBC News
The widow of China's Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has said she is ready to die in protest at being held under house arrest by Chinese authorities. Liu Xia, 57, has been under house arrest since 2010, after her husband was awarded the Nobel prize ...
Germany, US renew calls for release of Liu Xiaobo's widow from house arrestSouth China Morning Post
China | The Irish TimesThe Irish Times
China Change Exclusive: Liu Xia Cries Out for Help in a Phone Call With Liao Yiwu on April 8, 2018 « China ChangeChina Change

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Voice of America

Russian Asylum Applications In US Hit 24-Year Record
Voice of America
The number of asylum applications by Russian citizens in the United States hit a 24-year high in 2017, jumping nearly 40 percent from the previous year and continuing an upward march that began after Russian President Vladimir Putin returned to the ...

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Washington Post

Afghanistan's new national ID card has finally debuted, and it's already plagued by problems
Washington Post
KABUL — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the long-delayed distribution of electronic national ID cards Thursday, hailing it as an important step toward securing national elections, but his governing partner warned that the move could instead ...

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CNN

Malaysia election: Opposition leader Mahathir facing fake news charge
CNN
(CNN) Mahathir Mohamad, the former Malaysian prime minister turned opposition leader, is being investigated under a controversial anti-fake news law over a claim his plane was sabotaged, police have said. Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim told ...
Opposition Leader Dares Police to Charge Him Under Malaysia's 'Fake News' LawWall Street Journal

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ABC News

South Sudan's troubled ruling party seeks unity, with help
ABC News
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, left, and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir shake hands outside the presidential palace in Juba, South Sudan Thursday, May 3, 2018. South Sudan's troubled ruling party is trying to pull itself together ahead of a ...

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ABC News

South Sudan's troubled ruling party seeks unity, with help
ABC News
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, left, and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir shake hands outside the presidential palace in Juba, South Sudan Thursday, May 3, 2018. South Sudan's troubled ruling party is trying to pull itself together ahead of a ...

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