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Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions

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Immigration officials say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death of a 7-year-old migrant girl who suffered seizures in custody and later died. More>>

Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned

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Putin calls for Kremlin to get in to the rap game. More>>

Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

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Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she defrauded the treasury of more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. More>>

Nations at UN climate talks back universal emissions rules

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Officials from around the world are still working to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord after two weeks of talks, even as workers busily dismantle sections of the conferenced venue around them. More>>

Family of migrant girl disputes official story on her death

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Lawyers for the family of a 7-year-old girl who died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody say she did not suffer from a lack of food or water before being picked up by authorities. More>>

Tear gas in Paris, but fewer protesters and bigger demands

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A strong police presence has deployed in Paris ahead of planned demonstrations by the "yellow vest" protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after previous protests degenerated into violence. More>>

Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan village

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Jakelin Caal Maquin had received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from her impoverished Guatemalan village. More>>

Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

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Russia claims Pentagon ignoring efforts to work out nuclear treaty dispute. More>>

Ukraine Orthodox leaders approve break with Russian church

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Thousands of people have gathered outside a Kiev cathedral to witness the birth of a new Ukrainian Orthodox Church as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to drive the two farther apart. More>>

Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

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China has Canada in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the U.S. States. More>>

Canada says entrepreneur feared detained in China

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Chinese are cheering a Canadian court's decision to release a top Huawei Technologies executive on bail. More>>

Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies

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China's detentions of Canadians worries executives, raises doubts about commitment to reform. More>>

The Latest: UN climate talks agree on reporting emissions

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Attempts by developed nations at the U.N. climate talks in Poland to create watertight rules for international carbon emissions trading have prompted new, last-minute demands from Brazil. More>>

Troops kill 7 civilians as protest turns bloody in Kashmir

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Police say seven men have been killed and nearly two dozens injured when government forces fired at anti-India protesters in Kashmir following a gunbattle that left three rebels and a soldier dead. More>>

The Latest: French official reports 8th protest death

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Paris police say 21 people have been detained in the French capital before protests by the "yellow vests" movement. More>>

Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group

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The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week's deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State group. More>>

Brexit debate needs a change of tone, Anglican bishops say

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The Church of England's bishops are appealing for national unity following a week of divisive discussions around Britain's efforts to leave the European Union, urging politicians and the public to adopt a more civilized tone in the debate. More>>

China suspends tariff hikes on US cars, auto parts

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China suspends tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its trade cease-fire with Washington. More>>

German rail operator, union agree on new wage package

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Germany's rail operator says it has reached a new wage agreement with workers, averting the possibility of more strikes during the Christmas crunch. More>>

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

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'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak; mother died in childbirth. More>>

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his government has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement. More>>

The Latest: Migrant girl's family disputes officials' story

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An official with Guatemala's foreign ministry has identified the 7-year-old migrant girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody as Jackeline Caal. More>>

Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

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Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned, saying he wants to end a political impasse over his appointment. More>>

Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbian leader Vucic

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Braving snow and cold weather, thousands have rallied in Serbia's capital in an outpouring of discontent with the autocratic rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. More>>

Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019

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Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019 to replace the one that collapsed. More>>

Visitors evacuated, animals moved after fire at British zoo

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A British zoo says a fire has broken out at one of its enclosures and that visitors are being evacuated. More>>

Spain rescues 2 minors crossing Mediterranean on truck tire

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Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved two underage migrants who were trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar afloat a truck tire. More>>

German police arrest male suspect in Nuremberg stabbings

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German police say they have a man in custody suspected in the stabbing of three women in the southern city of Nuremberg. More>>

US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters

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US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters; at least 40 such strikes in 2018. More>>

The Latest: Ukraine Orthodox OKs break with Russian church

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Ukrainian Orthodox leaders say they have approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church. More>>

AP Interview: Catalans on hunger strike speak before trial

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AP Interview: Jailed Catalan separatist politicians on hunger strike for the past two weeks say their upcoming trial will be a platform to foster their cause for independence. More>>

US Official: 'End days' nearing for Islamic State in Syria

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A U.S. military official says fighting against the Islamic State group in its last enclave in eastern Syria "is going very well.". More>>

Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb

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Egypt has announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago. More>>

Ukrainian fighter jet crashes on landing, pilot is killed

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Ukraine's military says a Ukrainian Air Force pilot has died when his Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet crashed while attempting to land at a base in the northern region of Zhytomyr. More>>

Poland's ruling conservatives strike strong pro-EU tone

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Poland's prime minister and other leaders of the ruling conservative party, long seen as euroskeptic, have set a strongly pro-European tone at a party convention. More>>

Russian policeman injured after discovering WWII land mine

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Moscow police say an off-duty Russian police lieutenant has been hospitalized after a World War II-era land mine exploded on the side of a highway. More>>

Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabab No. 2 seized

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AU force in Somalia says not involved in arrest of former al-Shabab leader-turned-candidate. More>>

French hunt for possible accomplices of Strasbourg attacker

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The immediate aftermath of the shootout between French security forces and the suspect in the Strasbourg attack has been caught on camera from across the street, with footage showing armed officers at the scene and the body of the man slumped in a doorway. More>>

May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball's in UK's court

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Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic says European Union leaders could meet in January for a new Brexit summit once Britain clarifies exactly what help it needs to pass the deal in the U.K. Parliament. More>>

Nigeria's military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities

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Nigeria military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities after accusing it of 'clandestine' work. More>>

Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

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Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, Paris police prefect says thousands of officers and armored vehicles will be deployed again in the French capital on Saturday. More>>

Rajapaksa set to quit as Sri Lanka's premier to end crisis

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A Sri Lankan lawmaker says disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign Saturday to end the country's political crisis. More>>

Climate talks extended as island nations demand action

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Negotiators at the U.N. climate meeting in Poland are gathering to discuss the first comprehensive draft agreement to emerge after almost two weeks of talks. More>>

The Latest: Chile to host next year's UN climate summit

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Germany says failure to curb climate change would cost the world "a lot more" than the trillions of dollars President Donald Trump's claim he's saving by quitting the 2015 Paris accord. More>>

Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

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Kosovo's Assembly, or parliament, convenes to approve the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. More>>

UN envoy: UN monitors needed to observe Yemen cease-fire

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The U.N. envoy for Yemen is calling for the urgent deployment of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida and the withdrawal of rival forces. More>>

UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

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The head of the U.N. agency AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure date that comes a week after an independent report looking into sexual harassment at the body blasted UNAIDS' "defective leadership.". More>>

Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize records

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Nicaraguan police raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they sought the government's overthrow. More>>

Dutch court upholds maximum sentence for cyberbully

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A Dutch appeals court has upheld a prison sentence of nearly 11 years for a man convicted of cyberbullying dozens of young women and gay men around the world. More>>

Slain US student texted friend about roommate's threat

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An American student living in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam has been stabbed to death in her apartment and police are preparing to arraign a 23-year-old man suspected in the slaying. More>>

EU leaders approve small steps to buttress euro currency

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Leaders of the European Union have agreed to press ahead with a common eurozone budget to help the currency union weather future crises. More>>

Venezuela's El Nacional publishes last print edition

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Venezuela's last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper has published its final print edition. More>>

Belarus' leader slams Russian talk of taking over his nation

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The leader of Belarus is charging that Russia has pondered incorporation of his nation. More>>

The Latest: Serbian leader lashes out at US over Kosovo army

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The U.S. has hailed Kosovo's parliament vote to form a new army as a first step and reaffirmed "its support for the gradual transition ... to a force with a territorial defense mandate, as is Kosovo's sovereign right.". More>>

Greek protest against Macedonia deal ends in violence

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Police in northern Greece have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters opposed to a proposed agreement with neighbor Macedonia that would end a decades-long name dispute. More>>

Turkey's Erdogan reveals part of Khashoggi killing audio

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Turkey's president says he has heard an audio recording in which a suspected killer of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi allegedly says: "I know how to cut well.". More>>

Nigeria suspends UNICEF work, alleges 'clandestine' activity

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Nigeria's military suspends UNICEF work in troubled northeast, alleging 'clandestine' activity. More>>

Israeli ambassador bemoans glorification of Ukrainian leader

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The Israeli ambassador to Ukraine has sharply criticized legislators' move to honor a Ukrainian nationalist leader. More>>

10 die of suspected food poisoning at Indian temple ceremony

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Police say at least 10 people in southern India have died of suspected food poisoning after a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple. More>>

Pakistan says bomb attack kills 6 troops in Baluchistan

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Pakistan's military says a roadside bomb targeting security forces has killed six troops and wounded several others in the country's southwestern town of Buleda. More>>

The Latest: UK minister says Brexit bill can pass Parliament

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Belgium's prime minister says European Union leaders aren't convinced that Britain can respect their Brexit agreement and they are planning for a potentially catastrophic "no-deal" scenario. More>>

The Latest: Italian journalist among the dead in Strasbourg

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The Christmas market in Strasbourg has reopened amid tight security a day after the gunman suspected of killing three people in an attack earlier this week was shot dead by police. More>>

Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank clashes

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Hamas official in West Bank: Israeli forces arrest dozens of Hamas activists, including lawmakers, in overnight raids. More>>

Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

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Syrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led fighters take major town in last area held by Islamic State group. More>>

Lebanese minister presses for reforms after Moody's report

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Lebanon's finance minister says that the Moody's Investors Service report that downgraded the country's status shows the urgency of forming a new Cabinet and implementing economic reforms. More>>

Iraq summons Turkish ambassador over airstrikes

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Iraq's Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Turkey's ambassador to protest Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish militia positions in northern Iraq. More>>

Unfinished business: UN migrant pact inked, but foes remain

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Delegates to a U.N. conference are laying out commitments to fight illegal people trafficking and boost economic opportunities in the wake of pledging to cooperate on safe, orderly and humane migration. More>>

The Latest: Macron promises tax relief for workers, retirees

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Union representatives say French President Emmanuel Macron gave no information about the measures he is going to announce in a televised address to the nation in the evening. More>>

Iran confirms missile test that angered US

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Iran has confirmed a recent ballistic missile test that was condemned by the United States. More>>

The Latest: German court rejects case against migration pact

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Germany's highest court has thrown out a string of complaints by people asking it to prevent the country's government from joining a U.N. pact on migration. More>>

France sees 6th yellow vest protester die in road accident

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French authorities say a sixth "yellow vest" protester has been killed after being hit by a truck at a road blockade near the southern city of Avignon. More>>

Avalanche in Italian Alps kills French skier; other escapes

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An avalanche in Italy's Alps has fatally struck a skier, but his girlfriend survived. More>>

Former Ford Argentina executives sentenced in torture cases

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A court in Argentina has sentenced two former Ford Motor Co. executives to prison for crimes against humanity committed against Argentine union workers during the country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship. More>>

Italy's Salvini on Bannon: stimulating, but not European

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Italy's right-wing interior minister says former Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon has interesting ideas but that he doesn't understand Europe's complexities and that "the destiny of Europe is in the hands of Europeans, no one else.". More>>

UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime

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Negotiators from almost 200 countries are making a last-minute effort to resolve differences on the rules that will govern the 2015 Paris climate accord. More>>

Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence

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Nadia Murad, the Iraqi woman who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for her activism against sexual violence in wartime, says she wants world leaders to translate sympathy for the victims into action against the abusers. More>>

12 dead in bank robbery attempts, police shootout in Brazil

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At least 13 people have died in the wake of two attempted bank robberies in the northeastern state Ceara. More>>

Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper to cease print edition

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Venezuela's last nationally circulated, opposition newspaper will stop publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages, editors said Thursday. More>>

Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria

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Turkey's president says it will begin a new military operation against U.S-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria "within a few days.". More>>

US energy secretary urges Iraq to quit dependency on Iran

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has urged Iraq to reduce its energy dependence on Iran and open its own energy sector to American investment instead. More>>

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

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China demands release of Huawei executive, summons US ambassador. More>>

Canadian minister postpones trip to China amid tensions

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Canada's tourism minister is postponing a trip to China amid tensions over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United States and the detentions of two Canadians in China in apparent retaliation. More>>

UNICEF: 2 million children in Syria still out of schools

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The head of the U.N. children's agency says even though the fighting is winding down, 2 million children inside Syria are still out of schools and it will take years and a lot of funding to help children get over the scars of the seven-year conflict. More>>

Macedonia parliament attack amnesty sparks prison protest

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Macedonia parliament attack amnesty sparks prison protest. More>>

The Latest: 'Yellow vest' members meet with French PM

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Footage showing the brutal arrest of high school students protesting outside Paris is causing a stir ahead of further anti-government protests this weekend. More>>

Press group says reporters are being harassed in Poland

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A leading press freedom group is calling on Polish authorities to "end their harassment and attempts to intimidate independent journalists," after a string of incidents that have raised concerns about media freedom. More>>

The Latest: Ex-VP Gore thinks Trump may help climate cause

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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has flown back to Poland in an effort to support struggling talks on ways of fighting climate change. More>>

Yemen's warring sides said to agree on prisoner swap

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A rebel delegation member says Yemen's warring sides have agreed on Tuesday to set Jan. 20 as a final date to swap over 15,000 prisoners from both sides of the country's devastating civil war. More>>

UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him

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A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok says he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade. More>>

Ethiopia sets 2022 for Nile dam's completion amid delays

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An Ethiopian official says the country's controversial Nile River dam will not be completed until 2022, more than four years behind schedule, because of possible defects with the hydro-electrical plant's equipment. More>>

US returns 3 disputed bells taken from Philippines in 1901

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Three church bells seized by American troops as war trophies more than a century ago have arrived in Manila to be handed back to the Philippines, a move long demanded by Filipino leaders. More>>

US envoy for Afghanistan holds talks in Moscow with Russians

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The Russian Foreign Ministry says that it has hosted a U.S. special envoy for talks on Afghanistan. More>>

China says no information on detained ex-Canadian diplomat

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China's Foreign Ministry says it has no information about the detention of a former Canadian diplomat. More>>

The Latest: Palestinian police end Hamas' West Bank protest

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Palestinian police have cracked down on a Hamas protest in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, beating demonstrators with batons and throwing stun grenades. More>>

Russian Orthodox church calls on UN for help in Ukraine

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The Russian Orthodox Church has called on the United Nations, the leaders of Germany and France, the pope and other spiritual leaders to protect believers in Ukraine in the face of official pressure on Moscow-appointed clerics. More>>

Spain plans to spend $8 billion on military hardware upgrade

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Spain's government has announced a plan to spend 7.3 billion euros ($8.2 billion) over the next 10 years on improving its military defense capabilities. More>>

Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row

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The apparent detentions of two Canadian men in China this week have raised the stakes in a three-way international dispute with the United States. More>>

Official: Offensive against Taliban kills at least 20

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An Afghan official says an assault on Taliban positions in northeastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, which included U.S .air strikes, killed at least 20 insurgents, contradicting Taliban claims of civilian casualties. More>>

13 young miners feared dead in India's remote northeast

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Police say 13 young miners are missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were illegally digging in India's remote northeast. More>>

Official vows action after AP reports missing migrant girls

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An Indonesian official is vowing to do more to combat human trafficking after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed that scores of trafficked girls have quietly disappeared from one of the nation's poorest regions. More>>

Out of many nations, a single message: Europe is united

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Unlike the political chaos that has roiled Britain over Brexit, there has been no such squabbling among the 27 nations of Europe during the impending divorce. More>>

3 women stabbed in German city, unclear if attacks linked

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Police say three women have been stabbed and wounded in the German city of Nuremberg, and they are investigating whether the incidents are linked. More>>

Report: 'High-tech' robot on Russian TV was man in suit

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Russian media say a contraption presented by Russian state television as a high-tech robot was in fact a man in costume. More>>

Ethiopia moving troops from Eritrean border amid new peace

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Ethiopia moving troops from Eritrean border amid new peace; threat has 'declined sharply'. More>>

EU leaders wary of May's plea for help selling Brexit deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders after winning a no-confidence vote triggered by Conservative lawmakers unhappy with her Brexit plan. More>>

The Latest: Climate delegate: 'What's the point?' of talks

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Vulnerable countries are warning against a "mediocre" outcome at the U.N. climate talks in Poland. More>>

Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

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Japan's central government has started main reclamation work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. More>>

Trump, new Mexican president discuss migration but not wall

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The White House says President Donald Trump and the new leader of Mexico have discussed the "positive relations" between the countries in a phone call. More>>

German parliament approves 3rd gender identity for records

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The German parliament has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse.". More>>

Yemen's warring sides agree on truce in key port city

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Britain's foreign secretary joins Yemen peace talks on final day in Sweden, along with UN secretary-general. More>>

Strasbourg market attack suspect killed in police shootout

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The French government spokesman says security forces are trying to catch the suspected shooter dead or alive, two days after an attack near Strasbourg's Christmas market. More>>

Sri Lanka Supreme Court says president violated constitution

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Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis. More>>

The Latest: Man killed in Strasbourg was market shooter

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AP journalists and a French police official say a police operation is going on in the Strasbourg neighborhood where a suspected Christmas market gunman was last seen. More>>

The Latest: EU chief says May had no plan for help on Brexit

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German minister glad Britain avoided 'total chaos' in Brexit process. More>>

Eurozone stimulus program to end as growth worries resurface

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The European Central Bank is expected to halt the stimulus program that it deployed nearly four years ago to nurture a teetering eurozone economy back to health. More>>

Turkey conducts airstrikes against PKK targets in Iraq

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Turkey's Defense Ministry says the military has conducted airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's Sinjar and Mount Karajak regions. More>>

Suspected jihadists kill 42 in Mali's nomadic Tuareg camps

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Suspected jihadists on motorcycles have killed at least 42 people in Mali's eastern Menaka region during a series of attacks on camps. More>>

New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available

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New Zealand's government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time. More>>

Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia

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Trump administration wants to see an increase in U.S. investment and trade in Africa as part of a new strategy aimed at countering China's growing influence on the continent. More>>

Syrian Kurdish force: Turkey attack would impact war on IS

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Syrian Kurdish-led militia says threats by Turkey's president of new military operation in Syria will impact anti-IS fight. More>>

Israel launches West Bank crackdown after Palestinian attack

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Shooting near West Bank settlement kills at least 2 Israelis, critically wounds another 2. More>>

Fire ruins 80 percent of Congo capital's voting machines

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Fire destroys thousands of Congo voting machines in capital, just 10 days before election. More>>

Cameroon leader halts cases against 289 alleged separatists

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Cameroon's leader has ordered the country's military tribunal to stop legal proceedings against 289 people accused of taking part in the country's separatist movement in its English-speaking regions. More>>

EU leaders agree to prolong Russia sanctions over Ukraine

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A top European Union official says EU leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia over its destabilization of Ukraine. More>>

Yemen's port city of Aden shows challenge of peace

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Yemen's government nearly saw itself pushed into the sea by advancing rebels here three years ago. More>>

The Latest: Israeli PM vows to 'settle the score' of attacks

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The Latest: Israeli rescue service chief says 2 Israelis killed, 2 wounded in shooting attack near West Bank settlement. More>>

Serbia warns Kosovo army will substantially worsen tensions

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The Serbian president has warned that the planned forming of a Kosovo army will worsen tensions in the region. More>>

Russian parliament runs rap song contest amid crackdown

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The Russian parliament has announced a rap song competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts. More>>

Top al-Shabab defector-turned-Somalia candidate is arrested

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A Somali official says Ethiopian troops arrested a former extremist leader who is now a candidate in a regional election in the country's southwest. More>>

German parliament rejects far-right deputy speaker candidate

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Germany's parliament has again rejected the far-right Alternative for Germany's candidate for deputy speaker, prolonging a saga that has lasted over a year. More>>

Russia says it's willing to keep key arms treaty with US

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A top Russian diplomat says Moscow is willing to preserve a key arms treaty with the United States. More>>

European rights group: Moldova must stop violence in prisons

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Europe's top human rights body has called on Moldova to stop intimidation and violence against prisoners carried out by other detainees with the tacit agreement of prison management. More>>

Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, dozens injured

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A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43 others, officials and news reports said. More>>

EU parliament urges Egypt to lift human rights constraints

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The EU's lawmaking body has condemned Egyptian authorities for human rights abuses and is urging them to lift restrictions on free speech and assembly, halt mass trials and stop sentencing minors to death, and release political prisoners. More>>

German Nazi guard trial collapses over defendant's health

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The trial of a former Nazi concentration camp guard has broken down over questions of the 95-year-old defendant's health. More>>

Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding

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In a season of big Indian weddings, the marriage of two business scions is set to be the biggest of them all. More>>

EU court upholds German public broadcasting fee system

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The European Union's highest court has ruled that a fee all German households have to pay to finance the country's public broadcasters complies with EU law. More>>

Pope to visit Bulgaria, Macedonia in May in busy travel year

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Pope Francis is travelling in May to the Orthodox countries of Bulgaria and Macedonia, where he will pay tribute to Macedonian-born Mother Teresa, officials said Thursday. More>>

Split over asylum laws, EU leaders aim to keep migrants out

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The European Union's border agency says the number of migrants entering Spain across the Mediterranean Sea so far this year has more than doubled over the same period in 2017. More>>

French base jumper killed in accident in Swiss Alps

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Police say a French base jumper has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps. More>>

The Latest: 3 train workers detained over Turkey crash

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An official says at least four people have been killed and 43 injured when a high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara. More>>

Police confirm arrest of Chinese photographer, wife says

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The wife of a prominent Chinese photographer who went missing more than a month ago says police have confirmed his arrest. More>>

The Latest: China confirms holding 2 Canadians

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China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of "endangering national security.". More>>

Sweden arrests 1 person suspected of preparing attack

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Sweden's security service says a man has been arrested, suspected of preparing, "alternatively conspiracy to commit" a terrorist attack. More>>

WWF says Tanzania dam project could hurt key wetland

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Conservation group says Tanzania's agreement to build a huge hydroelectric plant in the Selous Game Reserve risks damage to an important wetland. More>>

UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks

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Germany's environment minister wants more European Union funds to support regions affected by the closure of coal mines. More>>

After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in Yemen

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CIA Director Gina Haspel is briefing House leaders on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the Senate prepares for a possible vote on two resolutions to condemn Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak

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Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing to venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak has been discovered. More>>

Gunman from Christmas market attack in France still at large

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France is hunting for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 11. More>>

The Latest: France issues wanted poster for shooting suspect Video included

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A senior French government official says that five people have been detained as police hunt for the man who attacked the Strasbourg Christmas market, but the gunman remains at large. More>>

France's Macron caught between protests, Strasbourg attack

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French President Emmanuel Macron has striven to keep responding to the protesters' concerns over tax hikes in an effort to appease tensions in the country, while supervising security measures after Tuesday's shooting in Strasbourg. More>>

UK's May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit

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A British Conservative Party official says Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote from party lawmakers. More>>

Strasbourg suspect: From young criminal to fugitive attacker

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Authorities in Germany and France have identified the alleged extremist on the run after a deadly shooting at France's most famous Christmas market as a multiple repeat offender. More>>

The Latest: Official IDs Canadian missing in China

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An official familiar with the matter says the Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor. More>>

The Latest: UK's May grateful for vote keeping her in office

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U.K. leader Theresa May is vowing to fight a no-confidence vote "with everything I've got," appealing to party colleagues to support her leadership. More>>

UN envoy hands Yemen's warring sides draft deal

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UN envoy gives Yemen's warring sides at talks in Sweden draft document of agreements to consider by the next day. More>>

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