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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov, 13, 2016 file photo, Bulgarian Socialists Party candidate Rumen Radev speaks during a press conference after presidential elections in Sofia, Bulgaria. Bulgaria on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, moved to quell a political crisis by appointing a retired general as interim …

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no endgame in sight.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — In the latest setback to European Union efforts to tackle corporate tax avoidance, a court on Wednesday annulled a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between the Luxembourg government and Amazon amounted to illegal state support.

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TOKYO (AP) — A full-page newspaper ad says Japanese will be "killed by politics" because the government is forcing them to endure the pandemic without vaccines. More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled. And a swimming star has faced pressu…

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered Wednesday to run again for the Islamic Republic's presidency, raising the possibility that the populist leader who rapidly advanced Tehran's nuclear program to challenge the West could return to the country'…

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 file photo, Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, from left, hold a joint press conference after one year government in Austria at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria.

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GENEVA (AP) — A panel of independent experts who reviewed the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.N. health agency should be granted “guaranteed rights of access” in countries to investigate emerging outbreaks, a contentious idea that would give it mor…

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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. returned to profitability for the fiscal year that ended in March, it said Wednesday, boosted by the strong performance of its sprawling investments as stock prices surged.

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Un soldado israelí monta guardia en un puesto del sistema antimisiles Cúpula de Hierra, mientras a lo lejos se ve una columna de humo saliendo de un tanque de combustible incendiado por un cohete lanzado desde la Franja de Gaza, cerca de la población de Ashkelon, el miércoles 12 de mayo de 2021.

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Una humareda se alza sobre Ciudad de Gaza tras ataques aéreos israelíes, el miércoles 12 de mayo de 2021. Rondas de cohetes salían desde Gaza mientras Israel bombardeaba el territorio el miércoles por mañana, en el estallido de violencia más grave desde la guerra de 2014. El nivel de violenc…

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In this image from video, Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker Rawiri Waititi speaks in Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Waititi was thrown out of Parliament's debating chamber later for performing a Maori haka in protest at what he said were racist arguments. Waiti…

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In this image from video, Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker Rawiri Waititi, center, performs a Maori haka in Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Waititi was thrown out of Parliament's debating chamber for performing a Maori haka in protest at what he said were racis…

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In this image from video, Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker Rawiri Waititi, right, leaves Parliament's debating chamber after performing a Maori haka in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Waititi was thrown out of the debating chamber for performing a Maori haka in protest at wh…

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BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch.

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday responded to the rebounding Chinese and U.S. economies by revising its global economic forecast upward to 5.4% growth for 2021, but it warned that surging COVID-19 cases and inadequate availability of vaccines in many countries threaten a b…

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Australia's Attorney-General Michaelia Cash speaks at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, April 8, 2021. Cash said Wednesday, May 12, 2021, that her government had never been more determined to keep Australians free and safe from foreign interference after Chinese-born politi…

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel stepped up its attacks on the Gaza Strip, flattening a high-rise building used by the Hamas militant group and killing at least three militants in their hideouts on Tuesday as Palestinian rockets rained down almost nonstop on parts of Israel.

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Dolientes coreando lemas islámicos mientras cargan el cuerpo de Amira Soboh y su hijo discapacitado de 19 años, Abdelrahman, que murieron en un ataque aéreo israelí contra su edificio de apartamentos, en su funeral en el campo de refugiados de Ciudad de Gaza, el martes 11 de mayo de 2021.

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El embajador chino ante el Reino Unido Liu Xiaoming (izq) conversa con el príncipe Guillermo durante una velada en Londres el 30 de noviembre del 2016. Liu es considerado uno de los artífices de una campaña propagandística china a partir de la manipulación de las redes sociales.

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