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Baseball becomes a shelter for Venezuelan children in soccer-mad Peru

By FRANKLIN BRICEÑO Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) — The crack of bat on ball and the sight of Venezuelan children running the bases on the soccer field turned baseball diamond on the outskirts of Peru's capital are watched with confusion by locals accustomed to soccer. The questioning ...

A UK election has been called for July 4. Here’s what to know

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom's first election in five years is shaping up as a battle for the country's soul, with some saying it poses an existential threat to the governing Conservative Party, which has been in power since 2010. The center-right ...

Vietnam’s top security official To Lam confirmed as president

By DAVID RISING Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam's top security official To Lam was confirmed Wednesday as the nation's new president. He oversaw police and intelligence operations over a period when rights groups say basic liberties have been systematically suppressed, and its ...