• Hillary Clinton faulted over private email use in State Department report

    An official inquiry has found serious shortcomings in how US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her predecessors in her former post as secretary of state managed the security of their emails. A report made public Wednesday by the State Department's independent inspector general found "

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  • Greek police evacuate more of squalid migrant camp

    Greek police on Wednesday moved hundreds more migrants out of Idomeni, the squalid tent city where thousands fleeing war and poverty have lived for months, on the second day of an operation likely to last a week. Some 600 people were bussed away from the camp on the Macedonian border to newly opened

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  • Ukraine's Savchenko gets hero's welcome after prisoner swap with Russia

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko returned home to a hero's welcome Wednesday after nearly two years in a Russian jail following a prisoner swap with Moscow that drew a line under a major diplomatic spat. The 35-year-old army helicopter pilot flew home as part of a carefully choreographed exchange

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  • Petronas lines up EDF Trading for Malaysian LNG supply deal - sources

    Malaysia's Petronas has lined up the trading arm of French energy company EDF to buy limited liquefied natural gas (LNG) volumes over three years, two industry sources said. London-based EDF Trading, which has LNG purchase deals in place with Qatar's Rasgas and import rights at several European

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  • New Taliban chief enjoys 'respect' among ranks: analyst

    The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday announced Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader, elevating a low-profile religious figure in a swift power transition after officially confirming the death of Mullah Mansour in a US drone strike.

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  • Poroshenko vows to take back Crimea following pilot's release

    President Petro Poroshenko vowed on Wednesday that Ukraine would take back the annexed peninsula of Crimea and rebel-held territory in the east of the country following pilot Nadiya Savchenko's return from Russia.

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  • Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after deadly drone strike

    The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday announced Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader, elevating a low-profile religious figure in a swift power transition after officially confirming the death of Mullah Mansour in a US drone strike. Akhundzada, formerly one of Mansour's deputies, faces the enormous

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  • Putin says relatives of killed journalists asked for Savchenko pardon

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the relatives of two Russian journalists killed in eastern Ukraine had asked him to pardon Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, convicted of complicity in their deaths. Putin was shown meeting Yekaterina Kornelyuk and Marianna Voloshina, the widow and

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  • Brazil's acting president wins deficit plan victory

    Brazil's Congress authorized a major increase in the budget deficit Wednesday, handing interim president Michel Temer a first victory in his bid to tackle the Latin American giant's sickly economy. The 2016 budget plan, given the green light after more than 16 hours of debate overnight in Congress

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  • Indonesia refuses palm oil permits in anti-haze push

    Indonesia has rejected applications from scores of companies for new palm oil operations, an official said Wednesday, as it cracks down on an industry whose expansion has been blamed for fuelling haze-belching forest fires. It came after the government this month announced it would stop granting new

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  • Kanye West sued by Hungarian over song sample

    A Hungarian artist is seeking more than $2.5 million from Kanye West, saying the rap superstar's track "New Slaves" sampled his music without permission or royalties. Gabor Presser, who described himself as a "living legend" in Hungary, said that West's lawyers put "

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  • New Taliban chief Akhundzada a scholar, not a soldier

    Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, named Wednesday as the Afghan Taliban's new leader, was a senior judge during the insurgent group's five-year rule over Afghanistan and a close confidant of its founder Mullah Omar. Believed to be in his fifties, he hails from Afghanistan's southern province

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  • Pope prays to 'convert hearts' of IS jihadists

    Pope Francis on Wednesday asked God to "convert the hearts of those who sow death and destruction" following a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group (IS) in Syria. During his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square, the pontiff prayed for "eternal rest to the victims"

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  • Officials: Coalition raid kills at least six Yemeni civilians

    An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting opponents of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi killed six civilians from the same family by mistake on Wednesday, a provincial official said.

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  • Swiss bank BSI says Singapore branch operating normally

    Swiss bank BSI's Singapore branch is operating normally, it said on Wednesday, a day after the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said it would withdraw its status as a merchant bank in Singapore, and directed it to shut down for serious breaches of anti-money laundering requirements and other

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  • Migrants leave Idomeni camp to avoid police relocation

    Greek police resumed an operation to move migrants out of Idomeni, the squalid tent city where thousands fleeing war and poverty have lived for months. A small group of migrants, fearing they could be relocated to a camp they don't want to go, decided to pack their belongings and go to a different

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  • 135 people rescued by oil tanker off Libya coast

    Workers on a Libyan oil tanker helped to rescue 135 people from boats in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, hours after coastguards detained 550 would-be migrants headed for Europe.

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  • Savchenko: Ukraine's 'symbol of defiance' to Russia

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, freed by Russia in a prisoner exchange on Wednesday, has been condemned by Moscow as a murderer but was rapturously received as a national hero back home. The 35-year-old army helicopter navigator was sentenced to 22 years in March over the killing of two Russian journalists

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  • Obama says G7 Hiroshima trip to honour 'all' war dead

    Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima this week "will honour all those who were lost in World War II" the US president said Wednesday, hours after arriving in Japan for a Group of Seven summit. "Our visit to Hiroshima will honour all those who were lost in World War II and reaffirm

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  • Road collapses near Florence's famed Ponte Vecchio bridge

    Part of the embankment of the Arno river in Florence collapsed Wednesday, plunging parked cars into a crater and sparking an evacuation of buildings next to the city's world-famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. The stretch of road between the 14th century Ponte Vecchio and the Ponte alle Grazie caved in

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  • Assange arrest warrant upheld by Stockholm court

    A Stockholm district court on Wednesday maintained a European arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, rejecting his lawyers' request to have it lifted. "The court considers that Julian Assange is still suspected of rape... and that there is still

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  • Netanyahu joins forces with ultra-nationalist in coalition deal

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined forces on Wednesday with a hardline nationalist who is set to become defence minister, forming a government considered the most right-wing in the nation's history. Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party will add five lawmakers to Netanyahu

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  • Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on IS

    The operations to the north of IS's de facto Syrian capital Raqa and near the jihadist-held Iraqi city of Fallujah are adding to pressure on the extremist group, which has seen territory under its control steadily shrinking in recent months. The US-led coalition that launched air strikes against

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  • VEGOILS-Palm gains for second straight session, tracking Chinese oils

    * Palm sees second consecutive day of gains * Chinese rival oils holds up palm market -trader * Strong demand needed to lift prices June-August -trader * May 1 - 25 exports gain 8-11 pct - ITS & SGS (Updates ...

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  • Obama talks about youth, ambition, girls in Vietnam

    Barack Obama fields questions on everything from rap and weed smoking to his good looks at a lively meeting with young Vietnamese, who see the US leader as a far cry from their staid Communist rulers.

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