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  • Thai year-old coup imposes superficial calm but little else

    Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Unable to gain an extension, McConnell sets up last-minute vote on provisions of Patriot Act Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to...

    Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs

    Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday, and the U.N. said a team has been sent to investigate. The nine civilians were first arrested by an armed group...

    Spanish opposition parties challenge new 'gag law'

    Spanish opposition parties have filed an appeal against the conservative government's new Public Security Law, known as the "gag law," before the Constitutional Court, a court spokeswoman said Friday. The law, due to come into force July 1, allows for...

    Embittered, Moroccan leaves family for Islamic State

    Journalists and activists in Morocco during the heady days of the Arab Spring knew Anas Haloui, a slight, serious, wispy-bearded man in his 30s who would bombard them with emails about the plight of jailed Islamists. Unlike many Salafis, as followers...