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Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, and former president Raul Castro, raise their arms after Diaz-Canel was elected as the island nation's new president, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Castro left the presidency after 12 years in office when the National Assembly approved Diaz-Canel's nomination as the candidate for the top government position. (Irene Perez/Cubadebate via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 5:55 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro handed over Cuba's presidency Thursday to a hand-picked 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for six decades in the hands of a Communist Party official who remains little known to...
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April 19, 2018 - 3:24 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry says increasing delays by the United States in issuing visas could result in flagship airline Aeroflot ending flights to the U.S. State-owned Aeroflot is the only airline with scheduled year-round U.S. flights. A ministry statement Thursday complained that...
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Women wear high-necked blouses with a loosely tied bow at the neck as people gathered on Stortorget square outside the headquarters of the Swedish Academy, to demand all of its remaining members resign, in Stockholm, Thursday April 19, 2018. Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the coveted prize. (Jonas Ekstromer / TT via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 3:20 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the...
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President Indian Olympic Association Narinder Dhruv Batra attend a press conference with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 19, 2018. During his two-day long stay, Bach is scheduled to meet Indian Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore and newly elected Indian Olympic Association office bearers. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
April 19, 2018 - 2:06 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian Olympic Association says it will bid for three major sporting events — the 2026 Youth Olympics, the 2030 Asian Games and the 2032 Summer Olympics. The bidding process for the 2026 Youth Olympics is likely to start in 2020. Thailand has also expressed interest in hosting...
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Cuba's former president Raul Castro acknowledges the crowd of legistors at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Castro left the presidency after 12 years in office when the National Assembly approved Miguel Diaz-Canel's nomination as the candidate for the top government position. Diaz-Canel told the nation that Castro, 86, would remain the country's ultimate authority as head of the Communist Party. (Irene Perez/Cubadebate via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:59 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Raul Castro's retirement from the presidency of Cuba has its own theme song. Cuban state media are enthusiastically promoting "The Last Mambi," a tribute to Castro posted online by renowned trova...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May, left, attend the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday April 19, 2018. (Yui Mok/Pool via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth on Thursday, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies. In a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the queen said she hoped Charles would "carry on the...
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April 19, 2018 - 1:21 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two senior U.S. Treasury officials say finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize assets arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders. They say international officials...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel before they visit the reconstruction site of the Berlin Palace in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks Thursday in Berlin. Macron has outlined ambitious plans for greater economic integration...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda speaks during state ceremonies in homage to the victims and fighters of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, on the 75th anniversary of the start of the revolt, in front of the Monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 19, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion. Polish President...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, a Manila Health officer shows off a pair of vials of the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in Manila, Philippines. The World Health Organization says that the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in “a much safer way.” It said the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease. In November, the vaccine’s manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, said that people who had never been sickened by dengue before were at risk of developing more serious disease after getting the shot. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, file)
April 19, 2018 - 11:03 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease. In November, the vaccine's manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, said...
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