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Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

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Trump says he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but he's in no rush. More>>

Thousands rally in France to oppose recent anti-Semitic acts

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Gatherings and marches against anti-Semitism will be taking place across France following a series of shocking anti-Semitic acts. More>>

A look at rival Branson vs Maduro concerts for Venezuela

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A look at the rival concerts planned by billionaire Richard Branson and Nicolas Maduro's government on both sides of Venezuela's border with Colombia. More>>

AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troops

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in belief it could break a month-long standoff, but top commanders are showing no signs of breaking loyalty to Nicolas Maduro. More>>

Religious orders apologize for sex abuse inaction, cover-ups

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Catholic religious orders from around the world are apologizing for having failed to respond when their priests raped children. More>>

Pressure builds to get civilians out of last IS-held enclave

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The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says she is concerned about the condition of some 200 families trapped in the last remaining area held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. More>>

Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship

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Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, showmanship, eccentricities and an acid tongue. More>>

EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will be traveling to European Union headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations, but she was told Tuesday on the eve of the talks that her most important demand is not even up for discussion. More>>

Pakistani PM willing to talk but warns India not to attack

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Pakistan's prime minister has offered to talk with India while warning it to refrain from any attacks on his country following a suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir. More>>

Tech could unite Europe's populists ahead of EU vote in May

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The offer by Italy's populist 5-Star Movement to share its web platform with France's "yellow vest" protesters could be a harbinger of what's to come in the upcoming European Parliament elections. More>>

EU gets heavy-duty on pollution: 1st standards for trucks

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The European Union has reached a tentative agreement on the first specific EU standards for trucks to get polluting CO2 levels down. More>>

'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

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A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook. More>>

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

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China accuses Washington of trying to block industry development after Pence calls Huawei and other telecom suppliers a security threat. More>>

Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

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Exposed Chinese database with names, birthdates, employers and even last places visited shows depth of surveillance state and expanded use of facial recognition. More>>

Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's global icon, dies in Paris

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Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. More>>

Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

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Honda says it plans to close its car factory in western England in 2022, with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs. More>>

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

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Businesses and government offices are slowly reopening in Haiti after more than a week of violent demonstrations. More>>

Dog shoots man: German court rules owner not fit for license

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A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn't fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle. More>>

Haiti probes US men detained with weapons, no license plates

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Authorities in Haiti say five U.S. citizens are among eight men who have been detained with automatic weapons and other arms, and they are investigating whether anyone authorized their entry into the country. More>>

The Latest: Casino company to complete Macao Lagerfeld hotel

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Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of luxury house LVMH, says the world has lost "a creative genius" with the death of Karl Lagerfeld. More>>

Beijing's Forbidden City illuminated for Lantern Festival

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Beijing's Forbidden City has been illuminated and opened to the public for night visits for the first time to celebrate China's Lantern Festival. More>>

Avalanche hits skiers at Swiss resort; 4 rescued so far

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Police say an avalanche in the Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana has buried "several people" and rescue teams have been deployed. More>>

Benetton makes its Milan runway debut with Lagerfeld tribute

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Milan Fashion Week promises to be a running tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday as collateral events got under way. More>>

French police kill suspect after knife attack in Marseille

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Officials in the French city of Marseille say a knife-wielding man has been shot dead after he allegedly attacked several people on a major street. More>>

Lawyer: Britain plans to strip IS teen of UK citizenship

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A lawyer for the family of Shamima Begum, who left Britain four years ago to join the Islamic State group, says the U.K. government plans to revoke her British citizenship. More>>

Israel hosts east European leaders after summit scrapped

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hosting his Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian counterparts in a series of sit-downs that replaced a high-profile summit in Jerusalem that was cancelled over a rift with Poland. More>>

The Latest: French rally to say 'No' to anti-Semitism

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Israel's prime minister is urging European leaders to speak out against anti-Semitism after what he called the "shocking vandalism" of Jewish graves in France. More>>

New legislation bans Russian soldiers from using smartphones

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Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to block leaks of sensitive information on social media. More>>

EU official criticizes Hungary PM Orban for campaign posters

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A top European Union official has lashed out at Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban over election campaign posters alleging EU headquarters purposely weaken external borders to allow for more migration and provide easy visas. More>>

Nobel laureates, advocates to advise G-7 on women's rights

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Human rights advocates meet in Paris to discuss the strategy of the G7 group of industrialized nations for ending violence and discrimination against women. More>>

Nigeria's opposition urges military to stay away from vote

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Nigeria's top opposition candidate is urging the military not to be involved in the upcoming presidential election, saying the army "has no role to play in the conduct" of the poll. More>>

Chinese ivory trafficker gets 15 years in Tanzanian sentence

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A Tanzanian judge has sentenced a Chinese trafficker who was labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail after she was convicted of smuggling about 700 elephant tusks. More>>

Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido Video included

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Trump to seek to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido. More>>

Ex-diplomat says North Korean leader won't give up nukes

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A former North Korean diplomat says leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees his upcoming second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country's status as a nuclear weapons state. More>>

China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

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The foreign ministers of China and Iran are meeting amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. More>>

Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

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Billionaire Richard Branson says that he hopes that the concert he's throwing to rally humanitarian aid for Venezuela will help draw global attention and saves lives by raising funds for "much-needed medical help.". More>>

Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

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More than 300 IS militants holed up in tiny area in eastern Syria refuse to surrender, trying to negotiate an exit. More>>

The Latest: Maduro says Trump sounds almost Nazi-like

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Trump: Socialism has ravaged Venezuela to the point that even the world's largest oil reserves cannot keep the country's lights on. More>>

Israeli leaders' Nazi comments derail European summit

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Poland's prime minister canceled plans for his country to send a delegation to meeting in Jerusalem on Monday after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism from their mothers' milk.". More>>

Mexico to close infamous island penal colony, region's last

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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will close a famed island penal colony off the country's Pacific coast. More>>

French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal movie

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A French judge has refused to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal. More>>

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

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Seven British lawmakers say they are quitting the main opposition Labour Party over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism. More>>

Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest

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Director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a film following a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France, has won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award. More>>

Tensions rising after Kashmir attack as gunbattle kills 9

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Officials say four Indian soldiers, two suspected militants and a civilian were killed in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir, further escalating tensions in the restive region. More>>

Christopher Kane celebrates sensuality in London show

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The final full day of London Fashion Week featured a stellar show by Christopher Kane, who embraced his favorite theme, sensuality. More>>

Report: Honda to shut UK plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs

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Britain's Sky News says Honda is to close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs. More>>

EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

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The European Union says that its reaction will be "swift and adequate" if U.S. authorities conclude that European cars are a threat to national security and should be hit with punitive tariffs. More>>

Ancient site linked to Caesar's murder to open to public

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A complex of ancient temples linked to Julius Caesar's murder will be opened to the public. More>>

EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

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U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria is receiving a mixed reaction, as nations pondered how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial. More>>

Former Maldives president arrested over money laundering

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A Maldives court has ordered the arrest and detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom for alleged money laundering. More>>

Nigeria's president tells security forces to be 'ruthless'

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Nigeria's leader tells security forces to be 'ruthless' against anyone trying to disrupt vote. More>>

Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mum on reports he nominated President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize. More>>

Burberry catwalk showcases streetwear, elegant classics

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Victoria Beckham doesn't need celebrities at her fashion shows _ her A-list family provides more than enough star power. More>>

Vatican: US prelate accused of abuse not at high court

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The Vatican says a Holy See lawyer who appeared on a list of American priests credibly accused of sexual abuse isn't currently at the church's supreme court where he holds a top position. More>>

Dutch company fined for exporting turbine parts to Iran

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A Dutch company has been convicted of illegally exporting to Iran gas turbine parts that could be used in the manufacture of weapons. More>>

UK-based man charged with inciting attack in Germany

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A man living in northeast England has been charged under Britain's terrorism laws with attempting to incite a car, knife and bomb attack in Germany. More>>

In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor

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With Britain due to exit the European Union in six weeks and still no certainty about the terms of its departure, supporters and opponents of Brexit are both in a state of high anxiety. More>>

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

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Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet with survivor-activists who have come to Rome to demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders. More>>

Study: Ancient European stone monuments spread from Brittany

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A new study suggests the practice of building huge stone monuments spread throughout ancient Europe from northwestern France. More>>

Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

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A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilos (440 pounds) of explosives. More>>

The Latest: US Jewish group asks Poland, Israel to stay calm

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Poland's prime minister says his country is not sending a delegation to a meeting in Jerusalem after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism from their mothers' milk.". More>>

India takes Pakistan to UN's highest court in spying case

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India has accused Pakistan of an "egregious" breach of the rights of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, in a case at the United Nations' highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals. More>>

EU projects center-right group to be top party in May vote

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The European Parliament has projected which parties will get seats after the Europe-wide May election, predicting that the center-right Christian Democrat EPP group would remain the largest party ahead of the center-left Socialist S&D. More>>

Australia blames 'state actor' for hacking political parties

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Australia's prime minister says a "sophisticated state actor" is behind a cyberattack on Parliament's computing network that affected the networks of major political parties. More>>

Croatian police find body in freezer; could be missing woman

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Croatian police say a body found in a freezer is apparently that of a woman who went missing more than 18 years ago. More>>

Zimbabwe opposition official convicted of false declaration

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A Zimbabwean court has convicted prominent opposition politician Tendai Biti for announcing that his party's leader won disputed elections held in July. More>>

Former head of Alternative for Germany on trial for perjury

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The former head of far-right party Alternative for Germany has appeared in court on charges of perjury. More>>

Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

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Hundreds of passengers have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. More>>

Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter Video included

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is warning Venezuelan soldiers that they would commit a "crime against humanity" if they block the entry of U.S. aid that is being channeled through rivals of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

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Indonesia's presidential candidates debated pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires _ and unicorns. More>>

Verbal attack on French philosopher new anti-Semitism jolt

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French yellow vest protesters are marking three months since the kickoff of their anti-government movement, after anti-Semitic remarks by some demonstrators raised national concerns about the movement's ascendant radical fringe. More>>

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

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The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group says she has given birth to a baby boy. More>>

'Taking their last breath': IS hides among Syrian civilians

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The U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the Islamic State in its last toehold in Syria says there are over 1,000 civilians trapped in the tiny area and that the militant group is preventing them from leaving. More>>

Russian court orders US investor Calvey held for 2 months

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A Moscow court has ordered a U.S. investment fund manager to be jailed for two months while facing fraud charges. More>>

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

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Monday amid new tensions between the two countries over how to remember Polish behavior in the Holocaust. More>>

State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

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The State Department says Heather Nauert, nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has withdrawn her name from consideration. More>>

Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay

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Nigeria delays its election for a week as candidates rush back to capital, blaming each other. More>>

US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

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U.S. immigration authorities have detained two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank. More>>

Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived in Pakistan's capital for a four-day regional visit. More>>

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

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A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. More>>

Iran pressures Europe to do more to save the nuclear deal

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Iran's foreign minister is blasting the United States' "unhealthy fixation" with his country and condemning the Trump administration's efforts to press European countries to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Tehran. More>>

Libyan authorities help free 14 kidnapped Tunisian workers

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A rights group in Libyan says an armed group has kidnapped 14 Tunisian workers near the capital, Tripoli. More>>

Vote on minister's immunity puts Italian populists in bind

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Italy's populist 5-Star Movement is asking its supporters to vote online on whether the leader of its coalition partner should be prosecuted. More>>

Taliban say unable to attend Pakistan talks; blame blacklist

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Taliban say they are unable to send their negotiating team to an unscheduled round of peace talks in Pakistan because "most" members are in US and UN blacklists making travel to Islamabad impossible. More>>

Russian flag hung on church in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

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Officials in the English city where a former Russian double agent was poisoned with a nerve agent last year have denounced the placing of a huge Russian flag on the city's cathedral. More>>

Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

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The Israeli Cabinet says it will withhold over 500 million shekels ($138 million) from the Palestinian Authority for payments given to the families of Palestinians imprisoned for carrying out attacks on Israelis. More>>

Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria

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Syrian President Bashar Assad says only the Syrian army can protect groups in northern Syria. More>>

Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action

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Roman Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy are insisting on decisive actions from an upcoming Vatican prevention summit. More>>

Libyans, to varying degrees, celebrate 2011 uprising

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Libyans are celebrating the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with the varying intensity of festivities underscoring the split between the country's east and west. More>>

Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

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Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine. More>>

In Nigeria's tight election, Christian vote is seen as key

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In Nigeria's tight presidential election, the Christian vote is seen as key in the choice between two Muslim candidates. More>>

The Latest: Qatari minister warns of remaining IS threat

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Iran's foreign minister says European nations need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States. More>>

UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

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Yemeni security officials say U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths has arrived in the capital, Sanaa, to discuss the "complex situation" in and around the key port city of Hodeida. More>>

About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

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Rescuers digging with bare hands in effort to free about 40 trapped gold miners in northeastern Liberia. More>>

Checks, tie-dye, baby dolls: It's all at London Fashion Week

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London Fashion Week is picking up pace with Alexa Chung, Jasper Conran and other designers offering catwalk shows Saturday, to be followed by the House of Holland and Simone Rocha. More>>

24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes on

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Searchers recover 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground. More>>

Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

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US, Chinese envoys hold trade talks, Trump's top economic adviser says 'no decision' on possible March 2 tariff hike. More>>

Pope asks for prayers for sex abuse summit at Vatican

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Pope Francis is asking for prayers for this week's sex abuse summit at the Vatican for this "urgent challenge of our time.". More>>

US military planes land near Venezuela border with aid Video included

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The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

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As India considers its response to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a 2016 military strike against Pakistan has urged caution. More>>

Bulgarian nationalists march in honor of pro-Nazi general

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Bulgarian nationalists have marched through the country's capital to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities. More>>

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

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The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession. More>>

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling on China to join in international disarmament negotiations after the collapse of a Cold War-era treaty on nuclear weapons in Europe. More>>

The Latest: Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe

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Egypt's president has called on Western countries to boost efforts at tackling extremist ideology in online media and mosques. More>>

Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia over water rights clash

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A top Kenyan official says the country has recalled its ambassador to Somalia and told the Somali ambassador to leave over an alleged land grab by Somalia. More>>

Does Catalan crisis threaten to make Spain 'ungovernable'?

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Thousands of Catalan separatists are marching in Barcelona to proclaim the innocence of 12 of their leaders who are on trial for their role in a failed 2017 secession bid. More>>

Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists

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Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 11th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. More>>

The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment 'important'

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One of the victims of defrocked ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick victims is expressing relief that Pope Francis believed his accusations of years-long sex abuse. More>>

Poland's political leader on unprecedented defensive

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Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most powerful politician, suddenly finds himself embroiled in revelations over his involvement in complex business dealings and the presence in his inner circle of people with alleged communist ties. More>>

The Latest: Extremist attack in Nigeria kills 4 civilians

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Nigeria's president says he is "deeply disappointed" by the last-minute delay of Saturday's election until Feb. 23 and says he is going back to the capital to hear the electoral commission's explanation. More>>

Floors collapse at Russian university in St. Petersburg

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Several floors of a university building in Russia's second-largest city have collapsed, but there is no immediate information on casualties. More>>

11,000 march in Brussels climate protest

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Thousands of Belgian teenagers skipping school to protest for better climate protections have been joined by university students and grandparents for a sixth straight week of marches to keep pressure on authorities to do more. More>>

8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; dozens more feared dead

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8 artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued. More>>

US-backed Syria force says IS territorial defeat is near

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A commander with the U.S.-backed force in Syria says they are fighting members of the Islamic State group in a tiny area in Deir el-Zour province. More>>

Turkmenistan to open vet clinic despite harsh animal views

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The president of Turkmenistan, a country criticized for allegedly exterminating stray dogs and cats, has ordered the establishment of a national veterinary clinic for domestic animals. More>>

Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?

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Was the fire at the training facility of soccer club Flamengo just a question of bad luck, or did negligence play a role. More>>

Hezbollah leader blasts Trump over fight against IS

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The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group is blasting President Donald Trump for his expected declaration of victory against the Islamic State group in Syria. More>>

US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border Video included

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he sees obvious signs that President Nicolas Maduro is starting to understand Venezuelans reject him as their leader. More>>

High-speed train in Germany evacuated after pistol is found

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German police say hundreds of passengers have been taken off a high-speed train at the Frankfurt airport station after a pistol was found in a toilet on board. More>>

South African activists try to protect endangered pangolins

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As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are caring for a few of the endangered animals that have been rescued from traffickers. More>>

North Macedonia police break up migrant smugglers ring

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Police in North Macedonia say they've broken up a criminal ring of migrant smugglers and filed charges against 21 people, including a police officer, for illegal trafficking. More>>

Danish woman nominated to head UN Environment Program

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya. More>>

Hezbollah denies US charges it has cells in Venezuela

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The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has denied U.S. charges it has cells in Venezuela saying the Latin American nation does not need it. More>>

In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty

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In Nigeria vote, the spectacle of campaign expenditure is at odds with the rampant poverty afflicting many. More>>

Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning

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An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation. More>>

Opposition supporters clash with police in Albania

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Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police Saturday at an anti-government rally protesting what they claim is a corrupt and inefficient Cabinet. More>>

Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

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The head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates over a suicide car bombing this week that killed 27 members of the elite organization. More>>

Fashion world descends on London for fashion week shows

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London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up and coming designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry. More>>

AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy Video included

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AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret New York meetings with US envoy, predicts he will surmount the unprecedented global campaign to force his resignation. More>>

Nigeria delays election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'

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'Everybody suffers too much:' Nigeria heads to the polls as its president tries to hang on. More>>

AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact

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AP Interview: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai expresses fear that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan on Monday risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries. More>>

The Latest: Nigerian president 'disappointed' by poll delay

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A civic group monitoring Nigeria's now-delayed election says the last-minute decision to postpone the vote a week until Feb. 23 "has created needless tension and confusion in the country.". More>>

Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital

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Nigerians wake to find a delayed election; opposition says it 'destroyed the soul' of nation. More>>

India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

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The death toll from a car bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir has climbed to 41 in the single deadliest attack in the divided region's volatile history. More>>

Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

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A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities _ the Vatican. More>>

The Latest: Nigeria delays presidential vote until Feb. 23

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The Latest: Nigeria delays presidential election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'. More>>

Europeans fire back at criticism from US over Iran

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More than 30 heads of state and government and 80 defense and foreign ministers are meeting in Munich for an annual security conference known for its frank exchanges and backroom diplomacy. More>>

Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

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Haitians say they will keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across the country. More>>

US Vice President Mike Pence makes his first Auschwitz visit

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the memorial site of Auschwitz along with the Polish president. More>>

French ambassador returns to Italy following dramatic spat

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France is sending its ambassador back to Italy after the allies' biggest diplomatic dispute since World War II. More>>

Spain to get 3rd gov't in 4 years amid fragmenting politics

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Spain's prime minister has called early general elections for late April after his government's budget was voted down by lawmakers. More>>

The Latest: Trump might extend March 2 trade deadline

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US envoy says trade talks with China 'made headway' on important issues. More>>

Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her home

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Britain's Home Secretary has warned he'll block the return of Britons who traveled to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group. More>>

Russian police question nerve agent scientist

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A Russian scientist who says he developed a nerve agent suspected to have been used against a Russian former agent and his daughter says he has been questioned by police after flyers appeared in his home city accusing him of pedophilia. More>>

Veteran US investment manager detained in Moscow

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A veteran U.S. investment fund manager has been detained in Moscow and faces fraud charges. More>>

Push on last IS enclave blunted by discovery of civilians

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A commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the Islamic State group in Syria says a final push on the last enclave held by the militants in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery that there are hundreds of civilians still left inside. More>>

Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

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For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico's Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve. More>>

66 killed in Nigerian state before presidential election

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Authorities in Nigeria's Kaduna state are reporting at least 66 deaths after a wave of violence just before the country's presidential election. More>>

The Latest: Germany criticizes Trump's go-it-alone approach

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The head of NATO says there's growing concern about China's increasing investment in critical infrastructure systems in countries around the world and that alliance nations need to address it together. More>>

New UN Syria envoy sees opportunity in constitution process

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The new U.N. envoy for Syria says he sees the long-delayed formation of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria "as a potential door-opener for the political process" and hopes to see it meet in Geneva "as soon as possible.". More>>

UN and Syrian Red Crescent deliver aid to isolated camp

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The U.N. and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have delivered badly-needed humanitarian assistance to more than 40,000 displaced people in a tent settlement near the Jordanian border. More>>

US: Time to expand the international coalition against IS

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Top Pentagon official foresees growing international coalition fighting Islamic State group. More>>

Scientists in Hungary protest govt takeover of research

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Scientists in Hungary are protesting government efforts to take control of their research funding, a move they say endangers academic freedom. More>>

Main suspect in Sweden's royal jewels heist confesses

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The main suspect in the theft of royal funeral artifacts from a Swedish cathedral has confessed to stealing them after his DNA was found on the items that were pulled this month from a garbage bin north of Stockholm. More>>

France's Le Pen boasts far-right power for EU elections

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Where once she felt isolated, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen feels she's now part of a crowd, populist parties on the rise around Europe that she thinks can make inroads in European elections in May _ and start restructuring the EU from within. More>>

The Latest: US announces sanctions against Maduro officials

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The Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, this time using U.S. military aircraft to pressure Nicolas Maduro to give up power. More>>

Israeli leader's trip to Poland beset by string of missteps

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A two-day security conference in Warsaw was supposed to be a crowning achievement for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but it instead turned into an embarrassing series of missteps that distracted from his main mission. More>>

Spain launches new push to exhume dictator Franco's remains

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Spanish authorities are giving descendants of late Gen. Francisco Franco a 15-day deadline to decide a new burial place before the former dictator's remains are exhumed from a glorifying mausoleum. More>>

Netanyahu misquoted on Holocaust in Poland, his office says

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The Israeli government says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was misquoted by a newspaper on the extremely sensitive issue of Polish behavior during the Holocaust. More>>

Portuguese govt faces no-confidence vote over public workers

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A conservative party in Portugal's parliament is issuing a no-confidence vote in the minority Socialist government, but the motion is likely to fail because left-of-center parties are expected to join together against it. More>>

Pompeo visits Iceland as US-EU rift on Iran grows

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Brussels for what are expected to be tense talks with the European Union's top diplomat. More>>

North Macedonia probes cause of bus crash that killed 14

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Ten victims from a bus crash that killed 14 in North Macedonia have been buried in the western city of Gostivar, as authorities are still trying to ascertain the causes of the accident. More>>

World Jewish Congress concerned about neo-Nazism in Europe

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The World Jewish Congress is voicing concern about the rise of far-right activities across Europe attempting to promote anti-Semitism, hatred, xenophobia, and Nazi glorification among young people. More>>

'Small Island' author Andrea Levy dies of cancer aged 62

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Prizewinning novelist Andrea Levy has died after suffering from cancer in recent years. More>>

French yellow vest figure on trial, new protests planned

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A prominent figure of the French yellow vests has gone on trial in Paris for allegedly organizing illegal demonstrations, as the movement prepares for a 14th consecutive weekend of protests. More>>

Vatican's envoy to France facing 'sexual aggression' probe

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A judicial official says Paris prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into "sexual aggression" targeting Luigi Ventura, the Apostolic Nuncio to France. More>>

Chinese in Spain stage protest over blocked bank accounts

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Hundreds of Chinese have protested outside a Spanish bank's premises in Madrid, claiming they are being unfairly denied access to their accounts while the bank insists it is merely complying with money-laundering laws. More>>

Report: Far right tried to influence Bavarian election

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A London-based think tank says last year's election in the German state of Bavaria was the subject of concerted social media campaigns designed to benefit a far-right party. More>>

The Latest: Defense chief: UK steadfast on European security

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France's Europe minister is urging Britain to "hurry up" and decide whether it's leaving the European Union with or without a deal. More>>

AP Explains: Polarized by Catalonia, Spain heads to election

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AP Explains how Spain is heading to its third general election in less than four years due to the increasingly fragmented political landscape and because of the unresolved crisis with separatists in Catalonia. More>>

Man in Paris metro burned after serious 'liquid' attack

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Paris police say a person on the city's subway has been seriously injured after being burned with an "unknown liquid" in what French media have described as an acid attack. More>>

Myanmar sentences 2 to death in killing of Suu Kyi aide

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A court in Myanmar has sentenced two men to death for the 2017 killing of a prominent Muslim lawyer who was a close adviser to the country's top leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. More>>

Hackers flock to hunt for cracks in Swiss e-voting system

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Swiss authorities are trumpeting the fact that more than 2,000 would-be hackers from around the world have taken up an invitation to try to find holes in Switzerland's groundbreaking online voting systems. More>>

Italian police nab mobster from clan tied to German massacre

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Italian police say they have nabbed a fugitive, kingpin cocaine dealer from a feuding crime clan linked to a 2007 trattoria massacre in Germany. More>>

UK students protest lack of action on climate change

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Chanting "Save our Planet!" thousands of students around Britain are rallying to demand that Britain's government take action on climate change. More>>

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