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Updated at 9:55 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " Voters are casting ballots on Sunday in Uzbekistan's tightly controlled presidential election, the first vote since the death of authoritarian leader Islam Karimov who ruled the country for 27 years. Karimov led Uzbekistan since before the Soviet collapse, first as its communist boss and then as president. During his long tenure, he ruthlessly crushed all opposition and was denounced by international human rights groups for abuses that included killings and...

Updated at 9:46 AM

BERLIN (AP) " Germany's finance minister is underlining his opposition to a debt cut for Greece and urging Athens to push ahead with reforms before a meeting with his eurozone counterparts. Eurozone finance ministers will review progress on...

Updated at 9:43 AM

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) " With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships between the...

Updated at 9:40 AM

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) " Police in Russia say a warlord suspected to be behind multiple attacks in the North Caucasus and four of his accomplices have been killed in a police operation in Dagestan. Police spokeswoman Fatina Ubaydatova...

Updated at 8:53 AM

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) " Syria's army says it is offering rebel fighters in besieged eastern Aleppo an opportunity to leave the city with their lives. Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Samir Suleiman said those who choose to stay will face "inevitable...

Updated at 7:10 AM

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) " President Mahmoud Abbas' long-dominant Fatah movement has concluded a special conference by cementing the rule of the longtime leader and shutting out his key rival. Final results of the Fatah conference election...

Updated at 7:03 AM

PARIS (AP) " The patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church is consecrating a new church near the Eiffel Tower seen as a controversial symbol of President Vladimir Putin's influence in Europe. Patriarch Kirill, an ally of Putin, is presiding...

Updated at 6:27 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " The converted warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" where a deadly fire ripped through a late-night dance party was an artist workspace and illegal home for a rotating cast of a dozen or more residents, those who lived there...

Updated at 6:22 AM

HELSINKI (AP) " Local officials in Finland say that three people have been fatally shot in a southeastern town overnight. The South Karelia Social and Health Care District says on its website that the shooting happened in the town of...

Updated at 6:14 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " Iran's President Hassan Rouhani demanded Sunday that U.S. President Barack Obama not sign an extension of U.S. sanctions, saying the bill is a violation of a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. On...

Updated at 6:05 AM

MILAN (AP) " Italians are voting in a referendum on constitutional reforms that is being closely watched abroad to see if Italy is the next country to reject the political status quo. Premier Matteo Renzi says he will resign if the reforms...

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