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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in acute need, and the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of an $830 million federal contract are leaving as nearly a quarter of a million customers remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition says it will boycott an election challenging socialist President Nicolas Maduro unless the government drops a ban on major candidates and takes other steps to ease fears it's rigged.

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's powerful Communist Party has vowed to step up protests against online auctions of homes with defaulted mortgages, putting more pressure on the government which has promised bailout creditors it will speed up the auction process.

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FILE- In this Thursday, June. 6, 2013 file photo, Young women stand in front of a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria. About 50 young women remain missing Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, after Boko Haram extremists attacked a town in northern Nigeria that is home to a boarding school for girls, provoking…

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a parliament session in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. In a heated debate set to last more than 14 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over alleg…

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Lawmakers attend a parliament session in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. In a heated debate set to last more than 14 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were invo…

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, speaks with the leader of main opposition New Democracy party Kyriakos Mitsotakis, during a parliament session in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. In a heated debate set to last more than 14 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an i…

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The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. , center, stands in front of Trump Towers after its inauguration in Pune, India, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Donald Trump Jr. said any talk that his family was profiting from his father's presidency was "nonsense" as he began a vi…

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The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. poses for photographers in front of the Trump Towers after its inauguration in Pune, India, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Donald Trump Jr. said any talk that his family was profiting from his father's presidency was "nonsense" as he…

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in acute need, and the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded.

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Miles de trabajadores protestan contra la administración del presidente Mauricio Macri en Buenos Aires, Argentina, el miércoles 21 de febrero de 2018 contra las medidas de austeridad del gobierno. (AP Foto/Victor R. Caivano)

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Manifestantes gritan consignas desde lo alto de edificios en construcción durante una protesta contra la administración del presidente Mauricio Macri en Buenos Aires, Argentina, el miércoles 21 de febrero de 2018. (AP Foto/Victor R. Caivano)

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Hugo Moyano, titular del sindicato de choferes de camiones, muestra una señal de victoria después de un discurso contra las medidas de austeridad del gobierno en Buenos Aires, Argentina, el miércoles 21 de febrero de 2018. (AP Foto/Victor R. Caivano)

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Games, a spokeswoman for the Russian Curling Federation told state TV.

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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo, Monarch butterflies gather on a tree branch at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve near the town of Chincua, Mexico. Mexican environmental inspectors said Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, they found 7.4 acres (3 hectares) of illegal avocado plantations i…

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a parliament session in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. In a heated debate set to last more than 14 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over alleg…

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of an $830 million federal contract are leaving as nearly a quarter of a million customers remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria.

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Un migrante africano forcejea con soldados israelíes tras salir de un centro de detención en Holot, al sur de Israel, para encaminarse a la frontera con Egipto, el 27 de junio de 2014. Decenas de miles de africanos corren peligro de ser encarcelados si no aceptan irse a otra nación africana …

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Opposition leader Angel Oropeza, accompanied by opposition members, speaks to the press in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Venezuela's opposition says it wouldn't square off against leader Nicolas Maduro in upcoming presidential election unless the government meets its demands.…

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Supporters cheers for presidential candidate Javier Bertucci, outside of a hotel where he held a press conference, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. With two months to go before Venezuela's make-or-break presidential elections, Bertucci, a television evangelist, is the only ca…

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Venezuelan presidential candidate Javier Bertucci speaks to the press in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. With two months to go before Venezuela's make-or-break presidential elections, Bertucci, a television evangelist, is the only candidate who has thrown himself in the ring ag…

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Venezuelan presidential candidate Javier Bertucci leaves with his wife Rebeca, after he spoke to the press, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. With two months to go before Venezuela's make-or-break presidential elections, Bertucci, a television evangelist, is the only candidate…

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Venezuelan presidential candidate Javier Bertucci acknowledges supporters, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. With two months to go before Venezuela's make-or-break presidential elections, Bertucci, a television evangelist, is the only candidate who has thrown himself in the ri…

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A forensic police officer looks at graffiti reading in Italian "Death to the cops" on a vandalized monument honoring police killed by Red Brigades terrorists, in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. More acts of vandalism and violence have occurred during Italy's tense election campaign, with tar…

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Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is cheered by followers prior to a meeting with European People’s Party President Manfred Weber, in Rome Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Berlusconi arrived on foot at a piazza in Rome where the meeting was to be held, greeted by hundreds of supporters chant…

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Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is cheered by followers prior to a meeting with European People’s Party President Manfred Weber, in Rome Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Berlusconi arrived on foot at a piazza in Rome where the meeting was to be held, greeted by hundreds of supporters chant…

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Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is cheered by followers prior to a meeting with European People’s Party President Manfred Weber, in Rome Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Berlusconi arrived on foot at a piazza in Rome where the meeting was to be held, greeted by hundreds of supporters chant…

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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens carry a victim during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government fo…

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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a covered dead body who was killed during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a subur…

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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians gather next of a destroyed building that attacked by Syrian government forces…

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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018 which provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group, searches for victims under the rubble of a destroyed house that attacked by Syrian government forces airstrike, in …

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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group, center, searches for victims under the rubble of a destroyed house that attacked by Syrian government forces airstrike, …

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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group, searches for victims under the rubble of a destroyed house that attacked by Syrian government forces airstrike, in Ghout…

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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group carries a boy who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus…

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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians search for victims under the rubble of a destroyed building that attacked by …

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This photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018 provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian young girl who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government f…