In this Sept. 12, 2016 file photo, former Congressman Eduardo Cunha speaks during the presentation of his defense in the Chamber of Deputies, in Brasilia, Brazil.

Ex-Brazil lawmaker who led impeachment guilty of corruption

 A once-powerful politician who led impeachment proceedings against former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years and four months in prison for a corruption scheme at state-run oil giant Petrobras.

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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul.

S. Korean court approves arrest of ex-president over scandal

A South Korean court on Friday approved the arrest of former President Park Geun-hye over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor.

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David Davis, Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, leaves after a cabinet meeting in 10 Downing Street, London, Wednesday March 29, 2017.

UK fight looms over gov't plan for 'great repeal' of EU laws

 A day after triggering its European Union exit process, the British government plans to outline how it intends to convert thousands of EU rules into British law when it leaves the bloc.

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Britain's Prince Charles, left, shakes hands with Romanian President Klaus Ioannis at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, Romania.

Britain's Prince Charles on 3-country charm tour amid Brexit

Britain's Prince Charles arrived in Bucharest Wednesday at the start of a nine-day tour to Romania, Italy and Austria that was seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally.

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In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, anti-apartheid activist and close friend of Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, right, is escorted after speaking at the funeral service for the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, in Qunu, South Africa.

South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87

Zuma, meanwhile, described Kathrada as a much-loved member of South Africa's long liberation struggle and ordered the national flag to be flown at half-mast at all government buildings.

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Surrounded by other supporting countries, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, speaks to reporters outside the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.

Nuclear ban talks begin at UN, but US, Russia others boycott

€”U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical.

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Filipino boxer and Sen. Manny Pacquiao, gestures as he questions witness retired police officer Arturo Lascanas at a Senate inquiry.

EU summons Filipino envoy to explain Duterte tirade

The European Union on Monday summoned a Philippine envoy to explain an expletive-laden tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials for opposing his efforts to re-impose the death penalty.

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A demonstrator in the likeness of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison stripes takes part in a protest against corruption at Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hundreds demonstrate to support Brazil corruption probe

Hundreds of people are demonstrating on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach to support a sprawling corruption probe that has ensnared Brazil's top politicians and even threatens to bring down President Michel Temer.

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Protesters hold a cardboard cutout poster depicting Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at Marsivo Field in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets

Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic.

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German firefighters look at the debris after a truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead.

Vehicle attacks: Easy success for IS, a challenge for police

In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles.

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In this Thursday March 9, 2017 file photo, two young men who left a nearby synagogue watch police activity outside the Jewish Children's Museum following a bomb threat in Brooklyn borough of New York.

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism.

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French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, left, gestures while speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

Russian President Vladimir Putin made his preferences in the French presidential election clear Friday by hosting far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia's ability to sway the outcome of the vote.

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A flooded neighborhood is seen from the air in Piura, Peru, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Peru mudslide survivor: I prayed to God for strength

Clinging to a trunk against a massive current of mud outside her home, Evangelina Chamorro cried out to her husband.

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Tourists view parliament from across the River Thames, with Westminster Bridge, right, in London, Thursday March 23, 2017, the scene of an attack.

Travelers sigh as latest attack puts London on terror list

Turkey. France. Belgium. Now London. As yet another destination is hit by terror, travelers are sighing with dismay and thinking carefully about personal safety, even while saying the latest attack won't keep them home.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a media statement outside 10 Downing street in London, Wednesday March 22, 2017, following a terror attack in the Westminster area of London earlier Wednesday.

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

 A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.

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Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan speaks in Vienna, Austria.

UN atomic chief: Iran inspections at risk without more money

The inspections regime put in place to closely monitor Iran's nuclear activity is in jeopardy unless the U.S. and other nations contribute more money, the head of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday.

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Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi, right, accompanied by a sanitary inspection agent, collect meat products for testing, in a supermarket in Brasilia.

S Africa suspends Brazil meat imports related to scandal

South Africa is partially suspending imports of Brazilian meat, the latest country to do so in the wake of an inspection scandal.

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An attacker is treated by emergency services outside the Houses of Parliament London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

4 dead in vehicle, knife attack near British Parliament

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.

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Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi speaks during a press conference on Brazil's meat scandal, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, March 20, 2017.

Brazil's president: meat scandal is 'economic embarrassment'

Brazil's president said Tuesday that a scandal the over sale of expired meat is an "economic embarrassment" and Hong Kong joined several countries in suspending some meat imports from the South American nation.

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In this March 26, 2006, file photo, U.N. troops from Uruguay march during a transitional ceremony at the U.N. Spain base in Forte-Liberte, Haiti.

Updates with details of recommendations made by UN secretary-general

Uruguay will soon pull its soldiers out of a United Nations stabilization mission in Haiti that began operations in 2004 and is facing sharp cutbacks, the leader of the South American country announced Monday.

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Region

In this March 31, 2014 file photo, the shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion is seen on low level cloud while the aircraft searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia.

Australian service marks third anniversary of MH370 tragedy

The Australian government minister in charge of the suspended seabed search for the Malaysia Airlines jet joined victims' families and friends on Wednesday in the east coast city of Brisbane for a memorial service to mark the third anniversary of Flight 370's disappearance.

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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, signs an Energy Independence Executive Order.

Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.

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