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Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday. Learn More

 

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Q&A: What to look for with Guatemala's embattled president

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemala judge has ordered President Otto Perez Molina to appear before a judge after Congress withdrew immunity of office this week, moving forward on his possible prosecution in a customs corruption scandal that has sparked massive street protests. A court has barred him from leaving the country during the investigation, though he remains president of the Central American nation. More »

 

Hungary announces migrant crackdown on the Serbia border

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary plans to deploy the military at its southern border with Serbia as part of a crackdown on migrants and human traffickers and blames Germany for the massive influx through its territory. More »

 

Aunt had tried to sponsor family who drowned off Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Canada rejected a request to take in the Syrian family whose mother and two young sons drowned this week trying to get to Europe, a Canadian lawmaker said — a request that involved the 3-year-old boy who washed up on a beach in Turkey, galvanizing a worldwide debate about migration. More »

 

UN rights chief alleges French soldier sexually abused girl

GENEVA (AP) — United Nations staff turned up a case of sexual abuse of a girl by a French soldier in Central African Republic, the U.N. human rights chief said Thursday, in the latest claim of sexual abuse by foreign troops in the poor, unstable African country. More »

 

Uganda: 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan military spokesman says 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack Tuesday by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia. More »

 

In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic

KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming. More »

 

China shows off rising power in marking WWII defeat of Japan

BEIJING (AP) — With fighter jets roaring overhead, China's leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show that his country poses no expansionist threat. More »

 

China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its massive army

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to cut China's 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army by 300,000 troops, amid rising manpower costs and technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of personnel. More »

 

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