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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, Ukrainian Defence Minister Mykhailo Yezhel, during the welcoming ceremony in Warsaw, Poland.  Former Ukrainian defense minister Yezhel, who is accused of embezzling US dollars 2 million, told journalists Wednesday July 18, 2018, that he has been granted refugee status in neighbouring Belarus. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, FILE)
Ex-official facing trial recognized as refugee in BelarusA former Ukrainian defense minister accused of embezzling $2 million has been granted refugee status in neighboring Belarus
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The Jefferson Memorial is visible behind Marine One, top, with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump aboard, as it arrives on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The president and the first lady are returning from Andrews Air Force Base after paying their respects to the family of fallen U.S. Secret Service special agent Nole Edward Remagen who suffered a stroke while on duty in Scotland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intelPresident Donald Trump is denying Russia is still targeting the United States, a claim sharply at odds with recent warnings from his top intelligence chief about ongoing threats to election security
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In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018, photo, Syrian policemen check IDs at a checkpoint in the town of Rastan, Syria. Rastan and nearby Talbiseh were among the first Syrian towns to carry weapons against the government when the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in 2011. As the Syrian government reasserts control over opposition strongholds, co-existence between the military and former rebel fighters who surrendered is the new reality. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Under Assad's grip, uneasy co-existence with former rebelsAs the Syrian government reasserts control over opposition strongholds, co-existence between the military and former rebel fighters who surrendered is the new reality
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Veteran Aron Axe, a combat-decorated Marine infantry officer and U.S. Naval Academy graduate, stands outside the academy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Annapolis, Md., after describing Trump's comments in Helsinki about Russian meddling in the 2016 elections as "a disservice to the office of commander in chief." After learning later in the day the president said he had misspoken during a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Axe said he believed Trump was "simply caving under pressure, realizing how monumental a blunder this is for him at this point in his presidency not to stand up for this country." (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Military veterans divided over Trump's Russia commentsCurrent and U.S. veterans are split over President Donald Trump's statements in Helsinki on Russian meddling in the 2016 election
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Friends and family carry the coffin with the body of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died after he was shot in the chest at a barricade during an attack by the police and paramilitary forces, in Masaya, Nicaragua, Monday, July 16, 2018. Tensions in Nicaragua erupted this spring after the government announced cuts to social security but then widened into a call for President Daniel Ortega to leave power. The crisis has left around 270 dead and more than 2,000 wounded as forces loyal to the government crack down on opponents. (AP Photo/Cristobal Venegas)
OAS condemns human rights abuses in NicaraguaThe Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since massive protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April
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A mini soccer field being set up before a press conference on the 12 boys and coach realize from the hospital in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital next week. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello'The 12 boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand have recounted their ordeal for reporters at a news conference
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, a brigade from the Electric Power Authority repairs distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jose Ortiz will take over Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority on July 23, 2018, the company's second CEO in two weeks as it struggles with leadership issues, bankruptcy and the restoration of electricity to hundreds who have remained in the dark since Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
Puerto Rico's power company sees 3rd CEO in 2 weeksPuerto Rico's governor named a new CEO on Wednesday to lead the U.S. territory's power company, which has now seen three top executives in two weeks
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Prosecutors: Maria Butina Tried to Trade Sex for AccessThe US government on Wednesday continued to flesh out its case against the 29-year-old Siberian woman accused of spying for Russia , and its most recently revealed allegations include offers of sex and contacts with the spy agency that succeeded the KGB. Prosecutors laid out the allegations in documents filed Wednesday...
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People with hands painted in red protest in front of the Italian Interior Ministry headquarters in Rome, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Dozens of protesters marched in front of the ministry to protest government's hard-line immigration policy. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
19 dead, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes north of CyprusA Turkish Cypriot official says 19 people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people believed to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus
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Vatican-OK'd journal strikes out again at US evangelicalsA Vatican-approved journal has launched its second major critique of American evangelicals, dismissing 'prosperity gospel' theology as a dangerous 'pseudo' faith tied up with the American Dream and President Donald Trump's politics
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Security removes an apparent protester before a joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
Correction: EU-Trump-Putin-Man Removed storyCorrection: EU-Trump-Putin-Man Removed story
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UK extremist convicted of plotting to kill prime ministerAn extremist loyal to the Islamic State group has been found guilty of plotting to kill the British prime minister
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