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Suu Kyi's party claims landslide win in Myanmar vote

YANGON - Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi claimed on Monday a by-election landslide for her party, which she hoped would mark the beginning of a new era for Myanmar after a historic vote that could prompt the West to end sanctions. | Video

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Israel punishes Palestinian inmate for uprising call

JERUSALEM - Israel has placed a high-profile Palestinian prisoner in solitary confinement for a week after he called from his cell for a new wave of civil resistance, the Prisons Authority said on Monday.

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Insight: Bank stampede keeps Spanish real estate on the ropes

MADRID - When Jose Morales travelled up from Granada in southern Spain in February to look at a new apartment in the Madrid satellite town of Sesena, he was greeted by long queues of mostly young people outside the sales office.

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Insight: As currency floats, Myanmar's banks rise again

YANGON - Every table and much of the floor at Co-Operative Bank in Myanmar's commercial capital is stacked with thick bricks of the local kyat currency. Money counting machines clatter. Workers carry sacks of cash slung over their shoulders.

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Syria "friends" warn Assad time is short to end bloodshed

BEIRUT - Western and Arab nations warned President Bashar al-Assad not to delay adopting a plan to end a year of bloodshed in Syria and called on peace envoy Kofi Annan to set a timetable for action if the violence continues. | Video

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Mexico presidential favorite eyes border tax break

CIUDAD JUAREZ - The front-runner in Mexico's presidential election campaign said on Sunday he would create tax incentives to revive economic life along the U.S. border that has been depressed by drug violence.

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France's presidential election

Full multimedia coverage of the 2012 French presidential election including latest news, analysis and polls.  Full Coverage 

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Stock index futures signal early gains

Wall Street was indicated to open higher on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.33 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.29 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.48 percent at 0721 GMT.

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