In this June 23, 2019, photo, people carry on about their business in the main bazaar in Tehran, Iran. As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Ir

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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Fitsum Arega the chief of staff f
Ethiopia's military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said Sunday.

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This May 21, 2019, photo provided by climber Dawa Steven Sherpa shows Camp Four, the highest camp on Mount Everest littered with abandoned tents. The
After every party it's time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world's highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
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Europeans cool on Iran coalition talk, seek de-escalation

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EU court says Poland's Supreme Court reforms unlawful

The European Union's top court ruled Monday that a Polish law that pushed Supreme Court judges into early retirement violates EU law, a setback for Poland's right-wing government but a move welcomed by critics who worried the measure would cause a serious erosion of democratic standards.
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Serbia's defense chief crows about Russian military allies

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Dutch telephone outage takes out nation's emergency number

A major telephone outage took down the Dutch emergency number for more than three hours Monday, forcing police and other first responders to scramble to set up alternatives.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries.
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Criticism as Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-govt protests

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Plotter of failed Ethiopia coup killed, 182 others arrested

The Ethiopian army general accused of leading a failed coup in a restive northern region was killed Monday in a firefight with security forces amid a security crackdown in which more than 180 others have been arrested.
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Man who pushed pensioner onto subway tracks convicted

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Palestinians stage protests against Mideast peace conference

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