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France's Macron Wins Backing of Veteran Centrist

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron received a boost Wednesday after veteran centrist Francois Bayrou backed him and offered a pact to prevent "the failure of France."

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Report: British IS Bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay Detainee

A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Times newspaper on Wednesday.

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French Anti-Graft Police Quiz Le Pen Aides

French anti-graft police on Wednesday questioned two aides to far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen over suspicions her party defrauded the European Parliament of about 340,000 euros ($360,000).

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Germany to Send Home More Rejected Asylum Seekers

Germany will speed up expulsions of rejected asylum seekers under measures agreed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet Wednesday, as controversy raged over sending people back to strife-torn Afghanistan.

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Ex-Ukraine Leader Urges Trump to End War in East

Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to act to stop the war in eastern Ukraine that he blamed on "irresponsible actions" by Kiev and the West.

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French Candidate Macron Meets May, Urges Expats to Return Home

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday urged expats in London to bring their talents home to France, following a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May.

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S. Sudan President Vows Aid Access to Famine-Hit Areas

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir vowed Tuesday the government would ensure aid could reach areas hit by famine after three years of war that has restricted access for humanitarian workers.

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FARC Disarmament Dates Delay is Likely

FARC rebels need the United Nations to reschedule the dates for Colombia's historic disarmament process, as the country readies to implement a peace deal to end Latin America's last major armed conflict, they said Tuesday.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are due to demobilize, starting March 1, with U.N. supervision under a peace deal with the government after 52 years of fighting.

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Amnesty Slams 'Demonizing' Policies of Trump, Other Leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders whose policies "demonize" entire groups of people pose a growing danger for the world, Amnesty International said Wednesday in its annual report.

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Russia, Ukraine Clash over Tribute to Late U.N. Ambassador Churkin

Russia and Ukraine clashed on Tuesday over a U.N. Security Council tribute to long-serving Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin whose death has triggered an outpouring of grief at the world body.

Council ambassadors observed a minute of silence in honor of Churkin and took turns addressing the chamber in the tribute to the 64-year-old diplomat who was Russia's envoy at the United Nations for a decade.

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