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China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

BEIJING — A court in eastern China has sentenced a Swedish seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for “illegally providing intelligence overseas," in a further sign of Beijing’s hard line toward
Race to form Malaysia gov't heats up, with eyes on Mahathir

Race to form Malaysia gov't heats up, with eyes on Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — After resisting pressure for months to hand over Malaysia's leadership to his designated successor, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad finally quit this week.
Greece: Clashes on islands over new migrant camps

Greece: Clashes on islands over new migrant camps

LESBOS, Greece — Riot police and residents clashed for several hours on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios Tuesday, as protesters tried to prevent authorities from bringing excavating machines from the mainland to build new migrant detention camps
Hillary Clinton: Will support Sanders if nominated for Dems

Hillary Clinton: Will support Sanders if nominated for Dems

BERLIN — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed her skepticism about Bernie Sanders but says she will support the Democratic nominee regardless of who it is.
One clear message from Democrats: We want big change

One clear message from Democrats: We want big change

WASHINGTON — Democrats' desire for dramatic political change has emerged as a driving force in the party's presidential primary battle, one that extends beyond the progressive wing and presents challenges for candidates running on promises of moderat
Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

PHOENIX — Pastor Antonio Velasquez says that before the Trump administration announced a crackdown on immigrants using government social services, people lined up before sunrise outside a state office in a largely Latino Phoenix neighbourhood to sign
White House unveils $2.5B emergency coronavirus plan

White House unveils $2.5B emergency coronavirus plan

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday sent lawmakers an urgent $2.5 billion plan to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak, whose rapid spread and threat to the global economy rocked financial markets.
Forest fire near I-80, Appalachian Trail mostly contained

Forest fire near I-80, Appalachian Trail mostly contained

HARDWICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A forest fire burning through a popular hiking area that is crossed by the Appalachian Trail and a major interstate highway was about 80% contained by Monday afternoon, New Jersey fire officials said.

UN envoy urges Somalia's leaders to work together

CAMEROON, Cameroon — The U.N.
Steve Ross, founder of New England Holocaust Memorial, dies

Steve Ross, founder of New England Holocaust Memorial, dies

Steve Ross, a Holocaust survivor who founded the New England Holocaust Memorial and spent decades searching for a soldier who helped him at a concentration camp in 1945, died Monday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a tweet.