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Mexico lawmakers demand president detail wealth after misrepresentation

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Mexico lawmakers demand president detail wealth after misrepresentation
By Simon Gardner MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's president came under pressure on Friday to fully disclose his financial assets following a Reuters report on Thursday that he had misrepresented the circumstances under which he acquired a property in a lakeside retreat near Mexico City. Opposition lawmakers from left and right called on President Enrique Pena Nieto to detail all of his properties, saying he had undermined his own efforts to battle corruption. Meanwhile, legal experts and two former government ... more

US demands immediate halt to South China Sea reclamations

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US demands immediate halt to South China Sea reclamations
The United States on Saturday called for an "immediate and lasting halt" to reclamation works in disputed waters in the South China Sea, saying Beijing's behaviour in the area was "out of step" with international norms. To that end, there should be an immediate and lasting halt to land reclamation by all claimants," US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a high-level security conference in Singapore. "We also oppose any further militarisation of disputed features," he said, stressing that US forces ... more

Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger concedes

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Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger concedes
By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer. Blatter won despite demands that he quit in the face of a major bribery scandal being investigated by U.S., Swiss and other law enforcement agencies that plunged soccer's governing body into the worst crisis in its 111-year history. Neither Blatter ... more

U.S. defense chief says China's island-building erodes security

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U.S. defense chief says China's island-building erodes security
By David Alexander and Rujun Shen SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned on Saturday that Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific and he called for a diplomatic push to solve the territorial dispute that is driving China's effort. Carter, speaking to top defense officials from across the Asia-Pacific, acknowledged that several countries had created outposts in the region's disputed islands, but he said the scope of China's activity created uncertainty ... more

Iran, US eye 'intense' month to seal historic deal

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Iran, US eye 'intense' month to seal historic deal
US top diplomat John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Saturday launch a new high-stakes diplomatic drive to nail down an unprecedented nuclear deal as they hurtle towards a deadline just one month away. US officials warned the weeks leading to June 30 would be intense, vowing to "keep the pressure on" to force the Iranians and everyone at the table to make the "tough decisions" needed to end a 12-year standoff and put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran's reach. Sealing ... more


5/29: Hundreds rescued from Texas flood waters; Steve Hartman says goodbye to his childhood home

When a Dallas police car became trapped by flood waters, the rescuer became the rescued. Friday saw hundreds of rescues in what has become the ... more

Steve Hartman says goodbye to his childhood home

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CBS News' Steve Hartman reflects on his childhood home in Toledo, Ohio, as he helps his father move out of the house he built in ... more

Bob Schieffer reflects on career ahead of final show

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Longtime CBS News correspondent and host of "Face the Nation" Bob Schieffer is nearing his final broadcast on Sunday. CBS News' Charlie Rose spoke with ... more

Military admits more live anthrax shipments

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Pentagon identifies 5 additional shipments of the deadly toxin mistakenly shipped; including one to Australia

Multiple pilots report being hit by green lasers

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Police and federal authorities are looking for whoever targeted commercial airliners with lasers last night in the skies over New York. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Eight years for teenager in UK terror grooming case

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Kazi Islam, 19, groomed a young man with learning difficulties to carry out a Lee Rigby copycat killingA teenage terrorist has been sentenced to eight ... more

Obesity 'causes one in five cancer deaths'

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Heavier people are more at risk, warns cancer expert at Chicago conferenceTackling obesity is a major priority, the UK government has said, as a report ... more

Rand Paul declares surveillance 'war' and hints at filibuster for NSA reform

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Kentucky senator tells crowd ‘I can talk for a long time’ as privacy advocates feel momentum build against Patriot Act provision ahead of Sunday sessionRand ... more

American Express president suddenly dies on corporate plane

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Plane made emergency landing after Ed Gilligan, 55, fell ill; he worked at credit card company for 35 years, becoming president in 2013American Express said ... more

Jack Vettriano hangs up paintbrush due to shoulder injury

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Scottish painter, who had popular retrospective in Glasgow, signs up to physiotherapy course and ‘long recovery’ after dislocating right shoulder Jack Vettriano, the Scottish painter, ... more
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Vladimir Katriuk, Accused of War Crimes, Is Dead at 93

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Vladimir Katriuk, Accused of War Crimes, Is Dead at 93
Mr. Katriuk, No. 2 on a list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, had been at the center of a dispute between Russia and Canada ... more

World Briefing: Czech Republic: Wife of Ex-Premier Is Acquitted of Abusing Power

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A Prague court on Friday acquitted the wife of former Prime Minister Petr Necas of abuse-of-power charges in a case that brought down his government ... more

Vitriol in the Media Adds Drama to Talks on Greek Bailout

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Some analysts say sensationalism and obsessive coverage have made the negotiations more difficult.

Greek Finance Ministry Nominates Varoufakis Aide as IMF Representative

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Elena Panaritis, an aide to Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, will be the country’s new representative to the IMF, the Finance Ministry said.

Saigas, an Endangered Antelope, Dying of Mystery Disease

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Saigas, an Endangered Antelope, Dying of Mystery Disease
In the past two weeks, more than third of all saigas have been killed, conservationists have found, and the cause of the outbreak is unknown.

Chinese National Security Law Aims to Defend Party Grip on Power

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Chinese National Security Law Aims to Defend Party Grip on Power
The new law, released in draft form this month, says security must be maintained “to realize the great rejuvenation of Chinese nation.”

World Briefing: China: Teacher Executed for Sex Crimes

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A Chinese former elementary schoolteacher has been executed for molesting or raping 26 students, some as young as 4, in a case underscoring the vulnerability ... more

Indian University Suspends Student Group Accused of Spreading Hatred Toward Modi

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The left-wing student group that was accused of spreading hatred toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a university official said on Friday.

Saigas, an Endangered Antelope, Dying of Mystery Disease

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Saigas, an Endangered Antelope, Dying of Mystery Disease
In the past two weeks, more than third of all saigas have been killed, conservationists have found, and the cause of the outbreak is unknown.

Great Barrier Reef Is Not ‘in Danger’ but Needs Care, U.N. Experts Say

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A report cited climate change, water pollution and the impact of coastal development as major threats to the reef, a World Heritage site.

A Region’s Strongmen Are Facing a Hard Fall

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A Region’s Strongmen Are Facing a Hard Fall
A case in which 14 senior sports officials and executives across the Americas have been charged offers a glimpse into the sort of deals that ... more

World Briefing: Suriname: Despite Checkered Past, President Seems Set for New Term

published Tue, May 26 2015 20:57 GMT
President Desi Bouterse, a former military leader convicted in 1999 in the Netherlands of drug trafficking, appeared to be on course for a second term ... more

World Briefing: Mexico: Michoacán Killings Prompt Human Rights Inquiry

published Tue, May 26 2015 20:52 GMT
The National Human Rights Commission has opened an investigation into the killing of 42 people last week in a confrontation with the federal police.

World Briefing: Brazil: After 30-Year Search, Police Arrest Italian Mob Boss

published Tue, May 26 2015 20:45 GMT
The suspect, Pasquale Scotti, 56, was arrested in Recife in an operation involving Brazil’s federal police and Interpol, according to a police statement.

After a Political Reversal in Alberta, ‘Anything Seems Possible’

published Mon, May 25 2015 16:49 GMT
After a Political Reversal in Alberta, ‘Anything Seems Possible’
With national elections expected in the fall, a sweeping victory this month by the left-leaning New Democrats in Alberta, a bastion of conservative voting, may ... more

U.N. Role Is Questioned in Sexual Abuse Inquiry

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An advocacy group leaks documents that it says showed the United Nations was slow to act on accusations that French soldiers were abusing boys in ... more

World Briefing: Iran: Prisoners’ Relatives to Testify

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Relatives of three Americans imprisoned in Iran and of a fourth who has been missing there for eight years will be the featured witnesses on ... more

World Briefing: Iraq: 14 Are Killed in Hotel Bombings

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The Islamic State took responsibility on Friday for car bombings that struck two luxury hotels in Baghdad, which a security official said had killed 14 ... more

World Briefing: ISIS Claims Deadly Car Bombings at Baghdad Hotels

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The bombings late Thursday night took place inside the parking lots within the tight security bubbles of two luxury hotels, killing 14 people.

At War Blog: After Divorce, Losing Veterans’ Support Along With a Spouse

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Once you are divorced from a veteran, resources such as counseling go away, and many women who were dependent on their spouses’ incomes find themselves ... more

Sources: Dennis Hastert's misconduct was sexual in nature

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Law enforcement sources say former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's alleged misconduct mentioned in court documents refers to sexual misconduct dating back more than 30 years. ... more

California senators scrutinize response by operator of broken oil pipeline

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The response time to detect and stop an oil spill that fouled sand and dirt on parts of the California coastline last week came under ... more
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House records show Schock reimbursed US $122,590

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CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has reimbursed the U.S. government for the cost of auto mileage, office redecoration and a flight to ... more

U.S. defense chief says China's island-building erodes security

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned on Saturday that Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific ... more

Crowds gather for anti-Islam demonstration outside Phoenix mosque

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