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In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu salutes his lawmakers and supporters at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey. Long-denied tensions between Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and prime minister Davutoglu are beginning to surface publicly, leading to speculation that the country’s powerful leader may be considering replacing the premier with a figure more willing to take a backseat role.(AP Photo)
Tensions surface between Turkish president, prime ministerLong-denied tensions between Turkey's president and prime minister are beginning to surface publicly, leading to speculation that the country's powerful leader may be considering replacing the premier with a figure more willing to take a backseat role
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NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, U.S. Army General Curtis  M. Scaparrotti smiles during a change of command ceremony at NATO military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium on Wednesday May 4, 2016. U.S. Army General Curtis  M. Scaparrotti was installed as NATO's 18th supreme allied commander Europe (SACEUR). The commander, by tradition an American general or admiral, is responsible for the overall direction and conduct of NATO's global military operations. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
NATO alliance gets new supreme commanderNATO's new supreme allied commander, U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, said Wednesday the alliance should consider what weaponry it could provide so Ukraine can better combat a pro-Moscow insurgency
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Global gender gap in politics wide, women legislators saySome 260 women lawmakers from more than 60 countries have come together to find ways to close a global gender gap in politics more quickly
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Specialist Jay Woods, right, works at the post that handles Intercontinental Exchange on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Intercontinental Exchange is jettisoning plans to acquire the London Stock Exchange and reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, and said it would pay its dividend next month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
ICE backs away from bid for London Stock ExchangeIntercontinental Exchange has backed off its pursuit of the London Stock Exchange
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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Trump shifts to new campaign phase, dismisses GOP criticsDonald Trump, the GOP presidential nomination virtually in hand, is signaling a new phase of his outsider campaign, searching for a running mate who could help him govern and reaching out to one-time competitors.
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Traffic lines the highway as residents leave Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday May 3, 2016.  More than 80,000 residents were ordered to flee as a wildfire moved into the city, destroying whole neighborhoods.   (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands townA fire that forced the evacuation of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, destroyed 80 percent of the homes in one neighborhood and extensively damaged property in a number of others, and officials warned it could get worse Wednesday
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, a sculpture by Carl Fredrik Reutersward, titled "knotted gun"  which is a symbol designed to protest against global violence and senseless killings, is displayed in Cape Town, South Africa. Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden’s best-known modern artists and the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot, has died. He was 81. Thomas Millroth, from the Carl Fredrik Reutersward Art Foundation, said the artist died in a hospital in Helsingborg, southwestern Sweden on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. No cause of death was given.(AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, file)
Reutersward, Swedish sculptor of twisted gun barrel, diesCarl Fredrik Reutersward, creator of the iconic statue of a twisted revolver barrel tied in a knot, and perhaps Sweden's best-known modern artist, has died
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Nissan recalls Rogues; rear lift gates can fall suddenlyNissan is recalling more than 108,000 Rogue small SUVs in the U.S. because the rear hatch door could fall on people without warning
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Western countries urge Kenya to take steps for smooth pollsKenya: 11 western diplomats urge reforms to ensure free, fair elections next year
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  • Virginia senator flies to Syria to shake Bashar Assad's hand - while airstrikes bombarded Aleppo

    As a veteran politician, Virginia Sen. Richard H. Black is no stranger to the grip- and-grin. But this was something extraordinary: a handshake with Syrian President Bashar Assad. National Post, Fri, Apr 29 2016 @ 04:58 PM
  • The Assad supporter who is also a Virginia state senator

    In a Nov. 10, 2007 file photo, Republican House of Representatives hopeful Dick Black speaks at a convention held by the Republican 1st District Congressional Committee in Milford, Va. American politics produces its share of useful dupes, but Dick Black, a Virginia state senator, may not be quite as useful as the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad supposes. The Washington Post, Fri, Apr 29 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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