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Palestinian prime minister quits

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JERUSALEM — The internationally respected prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Salam Fayyad, resigned Saturday, adding uncertainty to the Palestinian government days after Secretary of State John Kerry proposed an initiative to boost the Palestinian economy to shore up peace efforts. The president of Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, accepted Fayyad’s resignation, a Palestinian spokeswoman said. (New York Times)RUSSIA

Moscow bars entry
to 18 Americans

MOSCOW — A day after the United States imposed sanctions on Russians accused of rights violations, Moscow published a list of 18 current and former US officials who will now be barred from entry to Russia. The list includes men Russia’s Foreign Ministry says are responsible for ‘‘the legalization of torture’’: David Addington, who served as chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and provided legal support for interrogation policies; and Major General Geoffrey D. Miller and Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harbeson, who ran detention operations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (New York Times)PERU

27 killed as bus goes off highway

LIMA — Police in Peru said a passenger bus plunged off an Andean highway into a river, killing at least 27 people. Officer Victor Paez said the cause of Saturday’s crash is not clear, but there have been heavy rains in an area 600 miles north of Lima. (AP)