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Former Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam declares her victory in the chief executive election of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 26, 2017. A Hong Kong committee has chosen the government's former No. 2 official Lam to be the semiautonomous Chinese city's next leader. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 26, 2017 - 1:56 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites chose Hong Kong's next leader Sunday in the first vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the election system in 2014. Carrie Lam, the government's former No. 2 official and Beijing's favored candidate, received 777 votes and...
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Protesters scuffle with police officers during a protest against the chief executive election in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 26, 2017. A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites is casting ballots Sunday to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. The system has been criticized by pro-democracy activists as a "fake election". (Apple Daily via AP)
March 26, 2017 - 1:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong committee has chosen the government's former No. 2 official Carrie Lam to be the semiautonomous Chinese city's next leader. The 1,194-member election committee picked Lam to be Hong Kong's new chief executive on Sunday. She will be the first female leader for the city...
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March 26, 2017 - 1:11 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member country closer to Russia. Polls on Sunday opened at 7 a.m. (0400GMT) and first results from exit polls are expected shortly after they close...
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Protesters scuffle with police officers during a protest against the chief executive election in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 26, 2017. A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites is casting ballots Sunday to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. The system has been criticized by pro-democracy activists as a "fake election". (Apple Daily via AP)
March 25, 2017 - 11:39 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites cast ballots Sunday to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. The election committee's 1,194 members voted at a downtown exhibition center, with the city's former No. 2 official...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Hong Kong chief executive candidate, former Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, waves to supporters at an election campaign in Hong Kong. She’s seen as loyal to China’s Communist leaders yet without the polarizing persona of her former boss Leung Chun-ying, whose initials inspired Lam’s nickname of C.Y. 2.0. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
March 25, 2017 - 11:25 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites cast ballots Sunday to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. The election committee's 1,194 members voted at a downtown exhibition center, with the city's former No. 2 official...
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Relatives and friends bury the body of Khadeer Hassan, who was killed during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 25, 2017 - 5:42 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday. U.S. officials did not confirm the reports of civilian casualties but opened an...
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Demonstrators march in a protest the day European Union leaders gathered in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc, in Rome, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 25, 2017 - 3:46 pm
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Scores of Spaniards and British citizens have demonstrated in Madrid to urge lawmakers to protect the rights of citizens during the U.K.'s exit from the European Union. They made their case as part of a gathering to...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Antalya, Turkey, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Erdogan on Friday has hit out at the head of Germany's intelligence service for comments suggesting that Berlin was not convinced over U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen's role in Turkey's failed coup. Erdogan accused the BND foreign intelligence chief Bruno Kahl of making the remarks on behalf of Germany's leaders, whom he said backed Gulen's movement.(Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
March 25, 2017 - 1:53 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership. Speaking Saturday at a Turkish-U.K. forum in the southern city of Antalya, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the proposal as tensions are escalating between...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 6, 2005 file photo, a UN trooper searches a man on a bicycle in the streets of Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's government must cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate experts who have been missing in the violent Kasai region for nearly two weeks, Human Rights Watch said Saturday March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam File)
March 25, 2017 - 1:51 pm
BENI, Congo (AP) — A Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in an increasingly violent region where the U.N. is searching for missing American and Swedish investigators, a local official said Saturday. Members of the Kamwina Nsapu militia staged the attack between...
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Belarus police push a woman down while detaining an activist during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, March 25, 2017. A cordon of club-wielding police blocked the demonstrators' movement along Minsk's main avenue near the Academy of Science. Hulking police detention trucks were deployed in the city center. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
March 25, 2017 - 1:39 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the capital — a human rights group said more than 400 people were arrested and many were beaten. The demonstrators had hoped to build on a rising wave of...
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