Canadian man and his wife kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012
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Canadian man and his wife kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners. The video, which has not been independently verified … Continue reading

France meets Muslim leaders
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France meets Muslim leaders

PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister convened Muslim leaders Monday to discuss a French-style Islam that honors the nation’s secular values, a task given new urgency after deep divisions surfaced over burkini bans in 30 French beach towns and after terror attacks that also stigmatized Muslims. A high court struck down the burkini bans Friday, … Continue reading

The Latest: EU’s Tusk says need to reassess Union’s future
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The Latest: EU’s Tusk says need to reassess Union’s future

LONDON (AP) — The Latest ahead of Britain’s referendum on continued membership in the European Union (all times local): 2:35 p.m. European Union President Donald Tusk says whatever the result in Thursday’s referendum vote, the member nations must fundamentally reassess the future since dissatisfaction is growing all over the continent. Tusk said in Lisbon on … Continue reading

Actress Anne Hathaway named goodwill ambassador for UN Women
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Actress Anne Hathaway named goodwill ambassador for UN Women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway was appointed a goodwill ambassador Wednesday for the U.N. agency promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who announced the appointment, called her a longstanding supporter of women’s and girls’ rights. She said Hathaway will put the spotlight on women’s … Continue reading

Former PM Brown urges Labour supporters to vote ‘in’ on EU
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Former PM Brown urges Labour supporters to vote ‘in’ on EU

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an impassioned call Monday, June 13, 2016 for Labour Party supporters to vote to stay in the European Union, amid nervousness in the “remain” camp that it is losing momentum ahead of next week’s referendum. Brown, who governed from 2007 to 2010, said Britain should … Continue reading

Obama warns Air Force grads not to succumb to isolationism
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Obama warns Air Force grads not to succumb to isolationism

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama implored the next generation of U.S. military leaders Thursday not to give in to isolationism or pull back from U.S. leadership in the world, drawing a contrast with a foreign policy vision laid out by Donald Trump. Obama used his final commencement address as president to … Continue reading

Prince Charles opens rural training center in Transylvania
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Prince Charles opens rural training center in Transylvania

VISCRI, Romania (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles has opened a training center in rural Transylvania to encourage conservation, farming and sustainable development in Romania. Charles, who has long been enamored of Romania’s rural traditions, on Wednesday opened “The Prince of Wales’s Training Centre,” an 18th-century converted barn in the UNESCO-protected village of Viscri, where geese … Continue reading