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Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. UNPOPULAR LEADER FACES PEOPLE’S WRATH Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. 2. WHAT TO …

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China lashes out at Hong Kong protest targeting its office

HONG KONG (AP) — China on Monday harshly criticized a weekend demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong, accusing the demonstrators of violence without mentioning a violent attack against protesters and civilians the same night. A group of protesters targeted China’s liaison office on Sunday night after more than 100,000 people marched through the city …

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Court: Walesa must apologize to Poland’s ruling party head

Jaroslaw Kaczynski

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish appeals court has ruled that Lech Walesa, a former president and pro-democracy fighter, must apologize to the head of the ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, in a slander case. Walesa protested the verdict by the Appeals Court in Gdansk on Monday and said he would take it to the Supreme Court and even to the …

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Israeli crews demolish Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years. The demolitions capped a years-long legal battle over the buildings, built along the invisible line straddling the city and the occupied West Bank. Israel says the buildings were erected too …

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IAEA chief Yukiya Amano who oversaw Iran treaty dies at 72

VIENNA (AP) — Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran’s controversial nuclear program, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday. Amano, who had wide experience in disarmament, non-proliferation diplomacy and nuclear energy, had been chief of the key U.N. agency that regulates nuclear …

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The Latest: US expresses sadness over Amano’s death

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on reaction to the death of Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (all times local): 12 p.m. Jackie Wolcott, the U.S. ambassador to international organizations in Vienna, has expressed her “deepest condolences … upon the sad news” of International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano’s death. Wolcott on Monday said Amano …

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House Republicans vow tough questions for Mueller at hearing

Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on House Judiciary Committee, said the American public is growing weary of the …

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Ukrainian leader’s party heading for parliamentary majority

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian president’s party on Monday was heading for an absolute majority in parliament after a snap election, which would hand Volodymyr Zelenskiy a much-anticipated mandate for change. If confirmed, the Servant of the People will become the first party in Ukraine’s modern history to form an absolute parliamentary majority. Zelenskiy, a popular television comedian who was …

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Britain’s May to chair emergency session on seized tanker

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency security session on Monday to discuss how to respond to Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. The meeting of security ministers and officials will discuss how to secure shipping in the sensitive region, which is vital to the world’s oil supply. Foreign Secretary …

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Europe ministers meet in Paris on divisive migrant issue

PARIS (AP) — European ministers are meeting in Paris in a new step to find an accord on the divisive issue of how to deal with migrants crossing the Mediterranean but, shut out by Italy and unwanted elsewhere, caught in political standoffs. Absent at Monday’s closed-door meeting of interior and foreign ministers was Italy’s populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who …

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