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U.S. general says allies worry Russian war game may be 'Trojan horse'7/20/2017 9:41:19 PMBERLIN - U.S. allies in eastern Europe and Ukraine are worried that Russia's planned war games in September could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at leaving behind military equipment brought into Belarus, the U.S. Army's top general in Europe said on Thursday.Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown in Venezuela7/21/2017 1:08:14 AMCARACAS - Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear would consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country.No Korean military talks after North snubs South's call7/21/2017 1:50:42 AMSEOUL - South Korea's proposed military talks aimed at easing tensions between the two Koreas planned for Friday failed to take place after the North snubbed a call by the South, a setback for new President Moon Jae-in's hope of engaging Pyongyang in dialogue.Strong quake off Turkish and Greek coasts kills two, injures 207/21/2017 2:11:57 AMATHENS/ANKARA - A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 killed two people when it struck near major Turkish and Greek tourist destinations in the Aegean Sea early on Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said.Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest: police7/20/2017 9:02:50 PMWASHINGTON - Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.Few compromises at Brexit talks, minister says UK can survive without deal7/20/2017 7:50:33 PMBRUSSELS/LONDON - The European Union and Britain offered few compromises at their first full round of Brexit talks which ended on Thursday, and the pound fell on worries that British ministers were prepared to walk away without a deal.U.N. rights chief seeks meeting with China over Liu Xiaobo's widow7/20/2017 10:32:57 PMUNITED NATIONS - United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said on Thursday he plans to seek a meeting with Chinese officials to urge freedom of movement for the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of cancer while in custody.U.S. lawmakers want fresh sanctions on Hezbollah7/20/2017 10:17:09 PMWASHINGTON - Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to increase sanctions on Hezbollah, accusing the powerful Shi'ite Muslim political group of violence in Syria and amassing rockets along Israel's border.Brazil's Lula says he is being persecuted in court as supporters protest7/21/2017 1:29:50 AMSAO PAULO - Former Brazilian President Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva, a leftist leader who is topping polls for the 2018 election, on Thursday told supporters protesting his conviction for corruption charges that his political opponents were persecuting him in the courts.Peru gov't fires special attorney on Odebrecht graft probe7/21/2017 12:43:17 AMLIMA - The government of Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday that it was firing its special counsel in a corruption probe of Brazilian builder Odebrecht, sparking accusations of interference.