These Nigerians were supposed to be protected by a global refugee system that is fraying.

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As Trump plans France trip, some in Britain wonder: What about us?

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Venezuela may be sliding into a civil war

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The parole board of Israel’s Prison Service on Thursday granted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert early release from his 27-month corruption sentence, in perhaps the final chapter of a stunning fall from grace that forced him from office amid the last serious round of peace talks with the Palestinians.

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Britain’s culture secretary is preparing to rule on whether Twenty-First Century Fox can take full control of the Sky cable television and broadband network in an 11.7 billion pound ($15.2 billion) deal critics say would give Rupert Murdoch too much power in U.K. media.

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Prosecutors asked for a prison sentence Thursday for a prominent Vietnamese blogger accused of distorting government policies and defaming the Communist regime on her Facebook posts, her lawyer said Thursday.

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A prison in the southern German city of Regensburg needs to be evacuated after an unexploded World War II-era bomb was found during construction work nearby.

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The Latest on the lead-up to the G-20 summit in Hamburg (all times local):

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The Vatican's treasurer is one of the highest-ranking clergy ever indicted for sexual offenses.

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