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Companies in Cuba plane crash had received security complaints

Rescue teams search the wreckage of a Boeing 737, which crashed into a cassava field in Havana, Cuba, on Friday, May 18, 2018, with more than 100 passengers aboard. The Cuban airliner crashed shortly after the start of Havana's national team from the airport in Havana, Cuba. (Ramon Espinosa / Associated Press) Michael Weissenstein and Bert Wilkinson | AP by …

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Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has been reported to the hospital

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized in the West Bank on Sunday, doctors and Palestinian officials said and gave conflicting accounts of the leader's condition. It is the third time that Mr. Abbas, 82, has been hospitalized in less than a week. He is expected to stay at least overnight. Mr. Abbas underwent a small ear surgery on Tuesday, but …

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The Latest: The opposition in Venezuela calls the election a farce

CARACAS, Venezuela – Sunday's presidential elections in Venezuela (all local time): 21:15 The Venezuelan opposition coalition says President Nicolas Maduro is trying to inflate his election results by keeping the polling stations open the official conclusion to hide what it calls a choice "farce" of mass delays in the presidential election on Sunday. On behalf of the newly created Coalition …

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Bernard Lewis, historian and hawk, dies at 101

Princeton University's longtime professor, Bernard Lewis, an expert on Middle Eastern history, will be remembered for his scholarship and its impact on world affairs after dying on Saturday. Lewis died at the age of 101 after popularizing his interpretations of Islamic history and how he combined contemporary conflicts with deeper legacies. In 1990, Lewis wrote the essay "The Roots of …

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Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

ASSOCIATED PRESS Mourning relatives of passengers who died in Cuba's worst aviation disaster left the morgue on Saturday in Havana, Cuba. <! – ~~ -> <! – ~~ -> HAVANA >> The co-pilot, who liked cooking and liked to invite his colleagues to sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed to retire in Cuba. Protestant pastors return from a conference. …

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The high price of feminism in the "new" Saudi Arabia

This image from 2014 shows Loujain al-Hathoul, who drove to Saudi Arabia's border with the United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia prior to her arrest on 1 December 2014 in Saudi Arabia. (Loujain Al-Hathloul / AP) It was only a few days before the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the United States in March 1945, when …

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The most liberal mayor of Greece was beaten by a group of right-wing extremist demonstrators

Yiannis Boutaris is helped when he is assaulted by suspected right-wing extremists at a rally in Thessaloniki. (19659002) For Yiannis Boutaris, the controversy is no stranger. The 75-year-old mayor of Thessaloniki is one of the most open advocates of multiculturalism and international understanding in Greece. He is pushing for the construction of an Islamic mosque in the city, along with …

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More than 10,000 Moroccans protest while moving the US embassy to Jerusalem

CASABLANCA, Morocco – More than 10,000 Moroccans chanting "Death for Israel" walked the streets of Casablanca Sunday to protest the United States decision to move their embassy to Israel in Jerusalem The demonstrators wore Palestinian flags and posters that called Jerusalem "Palestine's eternal capital." Most seemed to be Islamists, women wore kerchiefs and marched separately from the men. The United …

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