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(AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces  fighters take a break as the fight against Islamic State militants continues in the village of Baghouz, Syria. U.S. and Iraqi officia... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters take a break as the fight against Islamic State militants continues in the village of Baghouz, Syria. U.S. and Iraqi officia...

Told to leave, IS 'caliphate' holdouts in Syria stay devoted

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Spokesman: Sporadic clashes underway with remaining Islamic State militants in their last holdout in Syria. More>>

Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls

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Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls for presidential election. More>>

Aid showdown: Venezuela opposition prepares to deliver goods

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Policemen stand guard during a concert at Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colomcia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musi... (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Policemen stand guard during a concert at Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colomcia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musi...
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Venezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country. More>>

Legal loophole may be closing for bishops who hide sex abuse

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The legal loopholes that have allowed Catholic bishops to escape sanction when they cover up clergy sex abuse cases may be closing. More>>

The Latest: Top presidential challenger votes in Nigeria

(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba). Electoral officials carry ballot boxes before the Presidential and National Assembly election in Yola, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President ... (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba). Electoral officials carry ballot boxes before the Presidential and National Assembly election in Yola, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President ...
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The Latest: Nigeria finally begins voting for president, a week after surprise delay. More>>

Nun to Vatican abuse summit: "This storm will not pass by"

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool). Pope Francis prays at the beginning of the third day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool). Pope Francis prays at the beginning of the third day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.
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A prominent Nigerian nun has blasted the culture of silence in the Catholic Church that has long sought to hide clergy sexual abuse, telling a Vatican summit that transparency and an admission of mistakes is needed to restore trust. More>>

Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet

(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File). FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. Sudan's President has declared a s... (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File). FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. Sudan's President has declared a s...
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Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has declared a state of emergency for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests. More>>

The Latest: Trump raises prospect of dropping Huawei charges

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.... (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing....
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Trump says he would consider an extension of deadline if trade talks are going well. More>>

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran stays within limits of 2015 deal

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The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says Iran still is complying with the terms of a 2015 deal that aims to keep Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives. More>>

The Latest: Venezuela partially closes Colombian border

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Youths wearing white T-shirts and Venezuelan flags hike through an unmarked trail between high bushes to sneak into Colombia, for the "Venezuela Aid Live" concert on the Colombian side of the border, in Palotal, Venezuela, Fr... (AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Youths wearing white T-shirts and Venezuelan flags hike through an unmarked trail between high bushes to sneak into Colombia, for the "Venezuela Aid Live" concert on the Colombian side of the border, in Palotal, Venezuela, Fr...
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British billionaire Richard Branson said he hopes a fundraising concert he is organizing on behalf of Venezuela will convince soldiers to disobey President Nicolas Maduro and allow shipments of humanitarian aid sitting on the border to pass. More>>

China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offenses

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China blocks travel for 'social credit' offenses under system Communist Party says will improve public behavior. More>>

EU says it's ready to hit back if US imposes car tariffs

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A European Union official says "there is full support" from member states to hit back if U.S. President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on cars and car parts. More>>

US and China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.... (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing....
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US and China resume trade talks as Trump's March 2 deadline for an agreement draws near. More>>

Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountability Video included

(Giuseppe Lami/Pool Photo via AP). Pope Francis prays during the opening of the second day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Pope Francis has issued 21 proposals to stem the clergy se... (Giuseppe Lami/Pool Photo via AP). Pope Francis prays during the opening of the second day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Pope Francis has issued 21 proposals to stem the clergy se...
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Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors who fail to protect their flocks from predator priests. More>>

Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO

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The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths. More>>

Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal

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Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines are in Manila to be sworn in as administrators of a new Muslim autonomy region in a delicate milestone to settle one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions. More>>

Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK children

(The Kriegshauser family via AP). In this image provided by the Kriegshauser family and taken on Oct. 22, 1943 shows the crew posing for a photo in front of a training plane in Geiger Field in Spokane, Washington. They are back row from left: Stf Sgt. ... (The Kriegshauser family via AP). In this image provided by the Kriegshauser family and taken on Oct. 22, 1943 shows the crew posing for a photo in front of a training plane in Geiger Field in Spokane, Washington. They are back row from left: Stf Sgt. ...
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U.S. and Royal Air Force plans have soared over Sheffield, England, to honor 10 U.S. airmen who sacrificed their lives during World War II to save children playing in a park where they had tried to land. More>>

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concert

(AP Photos/Ariana Cubillos). This photo combo of file photos shows opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido, left, on Feb. 8, 2019 and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, on Feb. 7, 2019, both in Caracas, Venez... (AP Photos/Ariana Cubillos). This photo combo of file photos shows opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido, left, on Feb. 8, 2019 and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, on Feb. 7, 2019, both in Caracas, Venez...
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Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts on both sides of a border bridge. More>>

BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data

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Automakers Daimler and BMW are formally launching their joint venture in services that make it possible to use their cars without necessarily owning one. More>>

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

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Zebra stripes are dazzling, particularly to flies and scientists say that might be the answer to how zebras got their stripes. More>>

German police say dead cow kicked slaughterhouse worker

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Police in western Germany say an abattoir worker suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the face by a dead cow. More>>

Snowman builders aim for big money in video contest

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Snowman competition offers big money in video contest in Russia and Ukraine. More>>

Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march

(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, speaks during an event at the EU Charlemagne building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Thunberg will also participate in a climate march through the city later in the day. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, speaks during an event at the EU Charlemagne building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Thunberg will also participate in a climate march through the city later in the day.
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Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg is joining Belgian students who are skipping classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels to get more attention to fighting climate change. More>>

Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action

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A prominent American economist says there are "very few" people who still doubt climate change. More>>

Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

(South Korea Defense Ministry via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, F-35B stealth fighter jets and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula d... (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, F-35B stealth fighter jets and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula d...
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Worry about US-South Korea grows ahead of second Trump-Kim summit. 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>>

Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit bill it hopes it won't need

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. European Commission President Jean-Claude ... (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. European Commission President Jean-Claude ...
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The Irish government has published legislation designed to ease the damage if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal _ but says it hopes the law will never be needed. More>>

Palestinians protest in Gaza and Jerusalem, 1 killed

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Thousands of Palestinian protesters have stormed a section of a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site that has been closed by Israeli court order for over a decade. More>>

Russian court extends detention for alleged American spy

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A Moscow court has extended the detention for the American taken in at the end of December for alleged spying. More>>

Protests in Algeria against president's bid for 5th term

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Demonstrators take to the streets in several Algerian towns to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term. More>>

Mexico to help "El Chapo" family seek US humanitarian visas

(United States Drug Enforcement Administration via AP). FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrives at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ron... (United States Drug Enforcement Administration via AP). FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrives at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ron...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he has instructed his government to assist convicted drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's family in seeking humanitarian visas to visit Guzman in the United States. More>>

German govt denies cover-up over Berlin Xmas market attack

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The German government has rejected media reports claiming authorities sought to cover up the involvement of a second man in the deadly 2016 truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market by deporting him. More>>

Medellin razes Pablo Escobar's home in symbol of rebirth

(AP Photo/Luis Benavidez). Clouds of dust rise from the implosion of a six-floor apartment building that former cartel boss Pablo Escobar once called home, in Medellin, Colombia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Mayor Federico Gutierrez had been pushing to raze ... (AP Photo/Luis Benavidez). Clouds of dust rise from the implosion of a six-floor apartment building that former cartel boss Pablo Escobar once called home, in Medellin, Colombia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Mayor Federico Gutierrez had been pushing to raze ...
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Officials in Medellin are turning a page on their city's bloodied past with the demolition Friday of a high-rise apartment building that former cartel boss Pablo Escobar used to call home. More>>

Man charged for toppling statue of Polish priest over abuse

(AP Photo/Bartek Sabela/Gazeta Wyborcza). Activists in Poland pull down a statue of a prominent deceased priest, Father Henryk Jankowski, who allegedly abused minors sexually, in Gdansk, Poland, on Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. The activists said it was an a... (AP Photo/Bartek Sabela/Gazeta Wyborcza). Activists in Poland pull down a statue of a prominent deceased priest, Father Henryk Jankowski, who allegedly abused minors sexually, in Gdansk, Poland, on Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. The activists said it was an a...
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Polish prosecutors say they have charged the first of three men who pulled down the statue of a prominent Solidarity-era priest this week amid allegations the priest sexually abused minors. More>>

US cardinals hope new accountability stops abusers in future

(AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, files). FILE - In this Monday, April 18, 2005 file photo, U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick attends a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. On Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 the Vatican announced Pope Francis defrocked f... (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, files). FILE - In this Monday, April 18, 2005 file photo, U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick attends a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. On Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 the Vatican announced Pope Francis defrocked f...
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Two U.S. cardinals attending the Vatican's sex abuse prevention summit say the downfall of former colleague Theodore McCarrick is sad but they hope a new spirit of accountability would prevent future cover-ups of bishop misconduct. More>>

Israeli acting foreign minister doubles down on Nazi comment

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Israel's acting foreign minister has doubled down on his divisive claim that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk.". More>>

The Latest: US ambassador: Protect children, stop sex abuse

(Giuseppe Lami/Pool Photo via AP). Bishops attend the second day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Pope Francis has issued 21 proposals to stem the clergy sex abuse around the world, ... (Giuseppe Lami/Pool Photo via AP). Bishops attend the second day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Pope Francis has issued 21 proposals to stem the clergy sex abuse around the world, ...
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Two U.S. cardinals attending the Vatican's sex abuse prevention summit say the downfall of their onetime colleague Theodore McCarrick is sad but they hope it brings a new spirit of accountability. More>>

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

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The family of a UK teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group is begging the government to help bring her newborn son to Britain. More>>

Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits southern Ecuador

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck eastern Ecuador close to its border with Peru. More>>

Pakistan's army strips ex-spy chief of pension over book

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Pakistan's army has stripped off a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits as retired army officer over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart. More>>

Hundreds of students march in Paris for climate action

(AP Photo/Francois Mori). Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, center, leads a march of thousands of French students through Paris, France, to draw more attention to fighting climate change, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Sign reads : "school strike for the climat... (AP Photo/Francois Mori). Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, center, leads a march of thousands of French students through Paris, France, to draw more attention to fighting climate change, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Sign reads : "school strike for the climat...
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Hundreds of French students have taken to the streets of Paris to call for more action to fight climate change, one day after a similar march in Brussels. More>>

Pakistan re-imposes ban on US-wanted suspect's charities

(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File). File - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, Hafiz Saeed, chief of Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, addresses a rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan has re-imposed a ban on two charities run by a U.S.-wanted suspect b... (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File). File - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, Hafiz Saeed, chief of Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, addresses a rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan has re-imposed a ban on two charities run by a U.S.-wanted suspect b...
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Pakistan re-imposes ban on charities run by US-wanted suspect behind 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. More>>

Police: 5 children die of food poisoning in Pakistan

(AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Pakistani volunteers move the body of a food poisoning victim to a mortuary in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Pakistani police say many children have died of suspected food poisoning after their family had dinner at a... (AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Pakistani volunteers move the body of a food poisoning victim to a mortuary in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Pakistani police say many children have died of suspected food poisoning after their family had dinner at a...
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Pakistani police: 5 children die of suspected food poisoning after family ate dinner at restaurant in country's south. More>>

Church of England says Sunday services no longer mandatory

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The Church of England has acknowledged the reality of shrinking congregations and overworked priests and lifted a 400-year-old rule requiring all churches to hold services every Sunday. More>>

Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP). FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2017, file photo, United States Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft speaks after presenting her credentials during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP). FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2017, file photo, United States Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft speaks after presenting her credentials during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
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U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. More>>

A look at Nigeria's top 2 presidential contenders

(Bayo Omoboriowo/Nigeria State House via AP). In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, Nigeria's incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress party, right, greets supporters as he departs from Daura, Nigeria, bound f... (Bayo Omoboriowo/Nigeria State House via AP). In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, Nigeria's incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress party, right, greets supporters as he departs from Daura, Nigeria, bound f...
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A look at Nigeria's top 2 presidential contenders in Saturday's delayed election. More>>

NMacedonian prison chief fired after ex-ministers assaulted

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The head of North Macedonia's main prison in the capital Skopje has been sacked after two former government ministers in pre-trial detention were assaulted in the prison yard by other inmates. More>>

Swede gets 4 ½ years in prison for royal jewels heist

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A 22-year-old Swede has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing royal funeral artifacts said to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a Swedish cathedral last year. More>>

Senegal's president Macky Sall seeks 2nd term

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Senegalese President Macky Sall is seeking a second term in office and hopes to win re-election Sunday in the first round. More>>

Spanish court probes woman's death after Michelin meal

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A Spanish magistrate has opened an investigation into whether there is a link between the death of a woman and a meal she ate at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Valencia where officials have identified suspected cases of food poisoning. More>>

Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

(Philippine National Police via AP). This photo provided by Philippine National Police (PNP), shows militant Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in the PNP confidential report. Philippine and U.S. official say a little known militant has been... (Philippine National Police via AP). This photo provided by Philippine National Police (PNP), shows militant Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in the PNP confidential report. Philippine and U.S. official say a little known militant has been...
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Philippine and US officials say a little-known militant has been named leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines. More>>

French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims

(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File). FILE - In this Jan.7, 2019 file photo, cardinal Philippe Barbarin, center, takes his seat as he arrives at the Lyon courthouse with his lawyers : Jean-Felix Luciani, 2nd right, and Andre Soulier, right, to attend his ... (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File). FILE - In this Jan.7, 2019 file photo, cardinal Philippe Barbarin, center, takes his seat as he arrives at the Lyon courthouse with his lawyers : Jean-Felix Luciani, 2nd right, and Andre Soulier, right, to attend his ...
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France's bishops agree 'in principle' to award financial compensation to victims sexual abuse by priests. More>>

In Nigeria, Boko Haram violence disenfranchises many voters

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In Nigeria, Islamic extremist violence disenfranchise thousands of potential voters, including widows who survived attacks. More>>

Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

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Disappointment as Kenyan court postpones decision on abolishing anti-gay laws. More>>

South Sudan's hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peace

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5 months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunger, say the United Nations and South Sudan's government in a report issued Friday. More>>

Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fire

(AP Photo/Rehman Asad). A crowd gathers at the site of a fire accident in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scores of people. (AP Photo/Rehman Asad). A crowd gathers at the site of a fire accident in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scores of people.
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An investigative team has visited the scene of a devastating fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital that killed at least 67 people. More>>

Russian opens money laundering probe involving Moldova

(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). A girl walks by electoral posters advertising the candidates of the Socialists' Party in Chisinau, Moldova, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, ahead of parliamentary elections taking place on Feb. 24. Moldova's president says the former ... (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda). A girl walks by electoral posters advertising the candidates of the Socialists' Party in Chisinau, Moldova, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, ahead of parliamentary elections taking place on Feb. 24. Moldova's president says the former ...
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The Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic. More>>

Searing testimony heard at Vatican sex abuse summit Video included

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Members of the ECA (Ending of Clergy Abuse) organization and survivors of clergy sex abuse pose for photographers outside St. Peter's Square, at he Vatican, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preven... (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Members of the ECA (Ending of Clergy Abuse) organization and survivors of clergy sex abuse pose for photographers outside St. Peter's Square, at he Vatican, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preven...
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Pope Francis has opened a high-level summit of church leaders on preventing clergy sex abuse, hoping to impress on bishops from around the world that the problem is global and requires a global response. More>>

Brigade of volunteers vow to bring aid to Venezuela's needy

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). In this Feb. 19. 2019 photo, people fill forms to joint to the group of volunteers that will help to introduce humanitarian aid into Venezuela, during a meeting to recruit volunteers, at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The op... (AP Photo/Fernando Llano). In this Feb. 19. 2019 photo, people fill forms to joint to the group of volunteers that will help to introduce humanitarian aid into Venezuela, during a meeting to recruit volunteers, at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The op...
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President Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantryman to the border bracing for what he claims is a U.S. coup plot disguised as humanitarian aid, as his opponents rally their own troops. More>>

Abuse victims: Italian law helps bishops dodge investigation

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Survivor of sex abuse Francesco Zanardi, right, listens to Mark Rozzi, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, during a press conference at the Italian Lower Chamber press hall in Rome, Thursday, Feb.... (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Survivor of sex abuse Francesco Zanardi, right, listens to Mark Rozzi, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, during a press conference at the Italian Lower Chamber press hall in Rome, Thursday, Feb....
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Advocates for victims of pedophile priests are pushing for Italy to revise laws that help bishops dodge accountability. More>>

Nigeria leader says many feared 'the worst' after vote delay

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Nigeria's leader says many feared 'the worst' after election delay; vote now on Saturday. More>>

Fendi honors Lagerfeld and fashion's 'longest love story'

(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). A video presentation showing the late designer Karl Lagerfeld and his association with Fendi is shown after the Fendi women's Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Feb.21, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). A video presentation showing the late designer Karl Lagerfeld and his association with Fendi is shown after the Fendi women's Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Feb.21, 2019.
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Fendi has paid understated tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, who died this week and was the Rome-based fashion house's creative director for 54 years. More>>

Sanctions could ease with greatly reduced North Korea threat

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). In this Jan. 25, 2019 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks at the State Department in Washington. Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident th... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). In this Jan. 25, 2019 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks at the State Department in Washington. Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident th...
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Pompeo says the US will not ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been "substantially reduced". More>>

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2...
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Iraqi security official: US-backed Syrian militia fighting IS in Syria hands over more than 150 Iraqi militants to Iraq. More>>

Estonians kick off online voting for March election

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Balloting has started in online voting pioneer Estonia for next month's election, a day after Microsoft said hackers linked to Russia allegedly had targeted democratic institutions in several European countries. More>>

Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry

(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). A man walks past boxes of USAID humanitarian aid at a warehouse at the Tienditas International Brigde on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, on the border with Venezuela. Venezuela's President Nicola... (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). A man walks past boxes of USAID humanitarian aid at a warehouse at the Tienditas International Brigde on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, on the border with Venezuela. Venezuela's President Nicola...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the vast border with Brazil to be closed, just days before opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid he has refused to accept. More>>

Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development

(AP Photo/Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury). Flames rise from a fire in a densely packed shopping area in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scor... (AP Photo/Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury). Flames rise from a fire in a densely packed shopping area in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scor...
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A deadly fire in Bangladesh gutted a section of Chawkbazar, an ancient section of Dhaka that dates to the Mughal era, in a stark reminder of the lapses in public safety that continue despite rapid economic development. More>>

A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File). FILE - In this April 8, 2010 file photo a cross sits on top of a church in Berlin, Germany. In September 2018, the German Catholic Church released a devastating report that concluded at least 3,677 people were abused ... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File). FILE - In this April 8, 2010 file photo a cross sits on top of a church in Berlin, Germany. In September 2018, the German Catholic Church released a devastating report that concluded at least 3,677 people were abused ...
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Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit calls attention to the crisis as a global problem. More>>

Pacific typhoon expected to lash Guam with gusty wind, rain

(AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo). Jared Duenas fills up his pickup truck with gasoline in the village of Sinajana, Guam in preparation of a typhoon on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.  An intensifying tropical storm in the Pacific is bearing down on Micronesia... (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo). Jared Duenas fills up his pickup truck with gasoline in the village of Sinajana, Guam in preparation of a typhoon on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. An intensifying tropical storm in the Pacific is bearing down on Micronesia...
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A growing typhoon in the Pacific is heading toward the Mariana Islands and could lash Guam with strong winds, rain and surf this weekend. More>>

Polish activists pull down statue of priest in abuse protest

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Activists in Poland have pulled down a statue of a disgraced priest after allegations that he sexually abused minors, acting under cover of night to protest about the failure of the Polish church to deal with the problem of abuse. More>>

As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach

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UK cybersecurity chief says government oversight of Huawei proves its worth in flagging problems. More>>

UK acknowledges key trade deals won't be ready by Brexit day

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. European Commission President Jean-Claude ... (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. European Commission President Jean-Claude ...
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EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says despite constructive talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May he remains downbeat on the prospect of Britain avoiding a chaotic exit from the bloc next month. More>>

The Latest: Cardinal condemns how church handles sex abuse

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican for a audience with pilgrims coming from the diocese of Benevento, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican for a audience with pilgrims coming from the diocese of Benevento, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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Pope Francis has warned bishops and religious superiors summoned to a landmark sex abuse prevention summit that the Catholic faithful around the world are demanding more than just condemnation of the crimes but concrete action to put an end to the scandal. More>>

Italy: Teacher's 'experiment' with black pupil arouses anger

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An elementary school teacher in central Italy who told his students a black classmate was "ugly" has drawn attention from the country's education minister. More>>

Top rivals join forces in challenge to Israel's Netanyahu

(AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File). FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz speaks at the official launch of his election campaign in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said early... (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File). FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz speaks at the official launch of his election campaign in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said early...
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Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Netanyahu announce they are joining forces ahead of April vote. More>>

Microsoft detects hacking targeting Europe democracy groups

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Microsoft detects hacking attacks aimed at European democracy groups ahead of May elections. More>>

Pakistan PM authorizes military response if India attacks

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Pakistan's prime minister has authorized the armed forces to "respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure" by India, as tensions soar between the nuclear-armed rivals. More>>

Spain: Pro-secession protesters block roads in Catalonia

(AP Photo/Daniel Cole). Police officers try to remove burning tires, set by demonstrators to block a highway in protest of the imprisonment of pro-independence political leaders during a general strike in Catalonia, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole). Police officers try to remove burning tires, set by demonstrators to block a highway in protest of the imprisonment of pro-independence political leaders during a general strike in Catalonia, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.
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Strikers advocating for Catalonia's secession from Spain are blocking major highways, train lines and roads across the northeastern region. More>>

Albanian opposition holds anti-govt rally, demands new vote

(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu). Policemen are seen behind barbwire placed to secure the Parliament building as opposition supporters gather to participate in an anti-government rally in capital Tirana, Albania, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2019.  Albania’s oppositio... (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu). Policemen are seen behind barbwire placed to secure the Parliament building as opposition supporters gather to participate in an anti-government rally in capital Tirana, Albania, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2019. Albania’s oppositio...
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Albanian opposition supporters have surrounded the parliament building and are demanding that the government resign, claiming it's corrupt and has links to organized crime. More>>

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

(Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP). This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online. Muthana realized she was wrong and now w... (Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP). This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online. Muthana realized she was wrong and now w...
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Secretary of State Pompeo says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State in Syria isn't US citizen and can't return. More>>

Verdict pending for Swiss veteran who joined anti-IS militia

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A Swiss military official says a verdict is expected Friday in the trial of a former sergeant accused of jeopardizing Switzerland's standing as a neutral nation by joining a foreign Christian militia to fight the Islamic State group in Syria. More>>

German parliament approves compromise in abortion dispute

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Germany's parliament has approved legislation to loosen, but not scrap, a ban on doctors "advertising" abortions. More>>

Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

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An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun. More>>

AP interview: Moldova president says country needs Russia

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Moldova's president says the former Soviet republic needs good relations with Russia, amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union. More>>

The Latest: Russian, Venezuelan diplomats meet in Moscow

(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an interview at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro said Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that 300 metric to... (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an interview at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro said Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that 300 metric to...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is ordering the border with Brazil closed as opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid from neighboring nations. More>>

Poland ruling party allegedly financed politics from charity

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Poland's opposition lawmakers are demanding explanations from the ruling party about reports that its regional chapter used donations for the Red Cross to finance its parliamentary campaign. More>>

Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fiancee

(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). People gather on a square during a rally to mark one year anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.  Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were sh... (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). People gather on a square during a rally to mark one year anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were sh...
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Tens of thousands are rallying across Slovakia to mark one year since the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee that shocked the country. More>>

The Latest: Officials try to verify French IS member's death

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 2...
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A commander with a U.S.-backed Syrian force says back-to-back suicide car bombings in a market in eastern Syria have killed at least 16 people. More>>

US embassy urges Russia to allow visit to jailed US investor

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Founder of the Baring Vostok investment fund Michael Calvey looks through a cage's class in the court room in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. A Moscow court has ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calve... (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Founder of the Baring Vostok investment fund Michael Calvey looks through a cage's class in the court room in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. A Moscow court has ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calve...
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The United States Embassy in Moscow has called on Russian authorities to allow its staff to visit a U.S. investment fund manager who has been jailed pending a fraud investigation. More>>

Airlines need better info before flying over conflict zones

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A Dutch safety watchdog says that airlines around the world need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over conflict zones. More>>

Fire guts oldest part of Bangladeshi capital, killing dozens Video included

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A devastating fire has raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 45 people. More>>

Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay laws

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Kenyan court to rule whether to scrap laws criminalizing same sex relations. More>>

The Latest: Over 100 migrants rescued at sea, sent to Libya

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Doctors Without Borders says 116 migrants have been "forcibly returned" to Libya after a day and a half at sea. More>>

German police detain 2 in alleged Islamic extremist plot

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German police are searching 16 homes of alleged Islamic extremists in central and western Germany. More>>

Kazakhstan president fires govt over low living standards

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Kazakhstan's president has fired the government over what he calls a failure to raise living standards and diversify away from oil and gas. More>>

Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria

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Religious leaders of Russia's republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria's Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad. More>>

Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

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A German court has convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico. More>>

Abuse survivors demand Vatican transparency, accountability Video included

(AP Photo/Luigi Navarra). Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) President Tim Lennon from Tucson, AZ, center, and SNAP members Esther Hatfield Miller from Los Angeles, CA, left, and Carol Midboe from Austin, TX, pose for pictures during i... (AP Photo/Luigi Navarra). Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) President Tim Lennon from Tucson, AZ, center, and SNAP members Esther Hatfield Miller from Los Angeles, CA, left, and Carol Midboe from Austin, TX, pose for pictures during i...
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Survivors of clergy sexual abuse have met with organizers of a Vatican prevention summit and demanded zero tolerance for abusers and for religious superiors to be held accountable when they protect priests who rape and molest children. More>>

Recruitment of new soldiers threatens South Sudan's peace

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South Sudan's rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians across the country including the abduction of child soldiers violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago. More>>

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

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President Vladimir Putin says in a state-of-the-nation address that Russia needs to focus on raising living standards. More>>

2 killed in Munich shooting, police say no danger to public

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German media report that two men have died after a shooting in Munich. More>>

Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclave

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter reacts as an airstrike hits territory still held by Islamic State militants in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The Islamic State group has been redu... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter reacts as an airstrike hits territory still held by Islamic State militants in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The Islamic State group has been redu...
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A convoy of trucks carrying civilians has left the last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria. More>>

UK politics fractures further as 3 Conservatives defect

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Three pro-European lawmakers have quit Britain's governing Conservatives to join a newly formed centrist group of independent legislators opposed to the government's conduct of Brexit. More>>

Aid wars: US-Russia vie to ease Venezuelan crisis

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Russian news agencies say a shipment of Russian medicine and medical equipment has arrived in Venezuela. More>>

Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial

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The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran who became a vocal critic of the regime has boycotted her father's funeral, saying it was against his wishes. More>>

The Latest: Lawyer says woman who joined IS a US citizen

(Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP). This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online. Muthana realized she was wrong and now w... (Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP). This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online. Muthana realized she was wrong and now w...
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Trump is taking credit for the State Department's announcement Wednesday that an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria will not be allowed to re-enter the U.S. More>>

French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $5.1 billion penalty

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Swiss bank UBS could face a multibillion-euro fine as a Paris court is set to deliver a verdict on charges it helped wealthy French clients evade tax authorities. More>>

Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, a child and a woman wait outside a school entrance mounted with surveillance cameras and barricades with multiple layers of barbed wire in Peyzawat, western China's Xinjiang region... (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, a child and a woman wait outside a school entrance mounted with surveillance cameras and barricades with multiple layers of barbed wire in Peyzawat, western China's Xinjiang region...
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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>>

The Latest: Fire in Bangladesh's capital kills at least 69 Video included

(AP Photo). In this image made from a video, firefighters and local people gather near smoldering buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A devastating fire has raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital, causing cas... (AP Photo). In this image made from a video, firefighters and local people gather near smoldering buildings in Dhaka, Bangladesh Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A devastating fire has raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital, causing cas...
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The fire that burned through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 69 people. More>>

Pope strives to fight cleric sex abuse with Vatican summit

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). BishopAccountability.org group director Phil Saviano, left, and co-director Anne Barrett Doyle, attend a press conference at the foreign press association in Rome, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). BishopAccountability.org group director Phil Saviano, left, and co-director Anne Barrett Doyle, attend a press conference at the foreign press association in Rome, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019.
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Pope Francis is summoning church leaders from around the globe for a tutorial on clergy sex abuse, as church leaders around the world continue to protect the church's reputation by denying that priests rape children and by discrediting victims. 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>>

Powerful political leader warns against squandering peace

(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Former Afghan Cabinet Minister Ismail Khan, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Herat province, western of, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. A powerful political leader, who was previously tapped by some... (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Former Afghan Cabinet Minister Ismail Khan, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Herat province, western of, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. A powerful political leader, who was previously tapped by some...
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Prominent Afghan political leader warn the president against squandering the best opportunity at peace in more than 17 years of war. More>>

France to adopt international definition of anti-Semitism

(Ludovic Marin, Pool Photo via AP). CRIF president Francis Kalifat, right, welcomes France's President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron at the Louvre Carrousel as they arrive to attend the 34rd annual dinner of the group CRIF, Representativ... (Ludovic Marin, Pool Photo via AP). CRIF president Francis Kalifat, right, welcomes France's President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron at the Louvre Carrousel as they arrive to attend the 34rd annual dinner of the group CRIF, Representativ...
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French President Emmanuel Macron said France recognizes a common international definition of anti-Semitism and adopt a new law to better fight hatred online. More>>

The 1975, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa are winners at Brit Awards

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Home-grown talents Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie and George Ezra lead nominations for the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards, set to be handed out at a ceremony featuring performances by "The Greatest Showman" star Hugh Jackman and DJ Calvin Harris. More>>

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

(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File). FILE - In this April 6, 2016 file photo, truck drivers stand among trucks on the highway from Brussels to Luxembourg, in Spontin, Belgium. The European Union has reached a tentative agreement on the first specif... (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File). FILE - In this April 6, 2016 file photo, truck drivers stand among trucks on the highway from Brussels to Luxembourg, in Spontin, Belgium. The European Union has reached a tentative agreement on the first specif...
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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>>

Priest's son demands Vatican attention for clergy's children

(AP Photo/Nicole Winfield). Vincent Doyle, of advocacy group Coping International, poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The lead organizer of the Vatican's sex ... (AP Photo/Nicole Winfield). Vincent Doyle, of advocacy group Coping International, poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The lead organizer of the Vatican's sex ...
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The lead organizer of the Vatican's sex abuse summit has met with an Irish activist seeking to draw attention to another issue the Vatican has long sought to keep quiet: the plight of children of priests. More>>

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

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a signing event for "Space Policy Directive 4" in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during a signing event for "Space Policy Directive 4" in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Washington.
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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>>

Morocco: Arab Spring anniversary brings reflection, beatings

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Moroccan police are firing water cannon at protesting teachers and beating people back with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital. More>>

UK's May, EU chief call latest Brexit talks 'constructive'

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Britain's foreign secretary is telling a German audience that securing an orderly British departure from the European Union is "of paramount importance.". More>>

Artist probes Russia's toxic legacy through family history

(Pavel Otdelnov, Photo via AP). In this handout photo taken in 2018, Pavel Otdelnov, a Russian artist poses for a photo in front of his work "Ruins. Building 538» in Moscow, Russia . Pavel Otdelnov, a Russian artist who grew up in Dzerzhinsk, the cente... (Pavel Otdelnov, Photo via AP). In this handout photo taken in 2018, Pavel Otdelnov, a Russian artist poses for a photo in front of his work "Ruins. Building 538» in Moscow, Russia . Pavel Otdelnov, a Russian artist who grew up in Dzerzhinsk, the cente...
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A Russian artist has put a spotlight on what he calls "the ruins of a Soviet mythology" with a new exhibit that focuses on the chemical industry in his hometown. More>>

The Latest: UK's May, EU's Juncker say talks 'constructive'

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt delivers a speech about Britain and Europe at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt delivers a speech about Britain and Europe at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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Britain's foreign secretary says London needs a change "of legal significance" to the wording of arrangements meant to ensure that the U.K.-Ireland border stays open after Brexit, but isn't specifying how that might be achieved. More>>

French far-right EU candidate says his party equals progress

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). Head of Marine Le Pen's party list for the European Parliament elections, Jordan Bardella speaks during an interview with Associated Press in Nanterre, outside Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). Head of Marine Le Pen's party list for the European Parliament elections, Jordan Bardella speaks during an interview with Associated Press in Nanterre, outside Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
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The top French far-right candidate in European parliamentary elections says that his party epitomizes progress with its return to the grassroots of a fortress France. More>>

The Latest: Son of priest meets with Vatican investigator

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). BishopAccountability.org group director Phil Saviano, left, and co-director Anne Barrett Doyle, attend a press conference at the foreign press association in Rome, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). BishopAccountability.org group director Phil Saviano, left, and co-director Anne Barrett Doyle, attend a press conference at the foreign press association in Rome, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019.
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The author of an explosive book on gays in the Vatican says the culture of secrecy that has hidden the double lives of clergy is intrinsically linked to the culture of cover-up about sexual abuse of minors. More>>

Serbian PM's gay partner gives birth to baby boy

(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). In this photo taken on Monday, April 23, 2018, Serbia's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic gestures, at the Serbian Parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia. The office of Serbia's openly gay Prime Minister Ana Brnabic says her partn... (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). In this photo taken on Monday, April 23, 2018, Serbia's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic gestures, at the Serbian Parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia. The office of Serbia's openly gay Prime Minister Ana Brnabic says her partn...
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The office of Serbia's gay Prime Minister Ana Brnabic says her partner has given birth to a baby boy. More>>

A look at rival Branson vs Maduro concerts for Venezuela

(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). Workers build the stage for an upcoming concert coined: "Concert for the freedom of Venezuela" on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, ... (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). Workers build the stage for an upcoming concert coined: "Concert for the freedom of Venezuela" on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with 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>>

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, file). File -- In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 photo German Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets participate in NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission operate in Lithuanian airspace during an air force exercise. Britain's top diplom... (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, file). File -- In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 photo German Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets participate in NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission operate in Lithuanian airspace during an air force exercise. Britain's top diplom...
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Britain's top diplomat is demanding that Germany relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting UK sales of weapons to the oil-rich kingdom. More>>

Italy's checking if NKorean envoy's daughter was forced back

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Italy's foreign minister says it is checking whether the daughter of a former North Korean diplomat was forcibly returned to Pyongyang. More>>

Zimbabwe launches new currency measure

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Zimbabwe, without its own currency for a decade, has converted electronic money into a stand-alone local currency to freely float against other major currencies, abandoning an official but artificial parity with the dollar. More>>

The Latest: Russia releases video of new underwater drone

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Putin said Russia needs to focus on raising living standards. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Putin said Russia needs to focus on raising living standards.
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President Vladimir Putin says Russia will target new weapons at the United States should it deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Europe following Washington's withdrawal from a key arms control pact. More>>

Croatian court detains sister after body found in freezer

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A Croatian court has ordered one month's detention for a woman suspected of killing her sister, whose body was found in a freezer more than 18 years after she went missing. More>>

Cyprus to EU: Speed up granting name protection for halloumi

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is urging the European Union to expedite the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation's top culinary export. More>>

Lithuania detains 26, including judges, in corruption probe

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A Lithuanian official says 26 people, including eight judges in different courts of law, have been detained, suspected of "large-scale bribery, trading in influence and abuse of powers in the court system.". More>>

Germany: No former SS getting pensions in Belgium

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German authorities say no former Nazi SS soldiers are receiving disability pensions in Belgium, responding to concerns raised by lawmakers there. More>>

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

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Venezuelan Bolivarian Guardsmen stand guard at the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual whit... (AP Photo/Fernando Llano). Venezuelan Bolivarian Guardsmen stand guard at the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual whit...
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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>>

Egypt executes 9 over 2015 assassination of top prosecutor

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Egyptian security officials say nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members have been executed after being convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor. More>>

Police: 1 dead after avalanche hits Swiss ski resort

(Denis Mentha/Keystone via AP). Rescue crews work work at the site of an avalanche site in the ski resort of Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Swiss mountain rescue teams pulled out several people who were buried in a mid-afternoon av... (Denis Mentha/Keystone via AP). Rescue crews work work at the site of an avalanche site in the ski resort of Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Swiss mountain rescue teams pulled out several people who were buried in a mid-afternoon av...
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Swiss police say a 34-year-old Frenchman whose job was to check the safety of ski slopes has died overnight after being injured in an avalanche at a popular Alps ski resort Tuesday. More>>

Court rejects far-right party's lawsuit against Berlin mayor

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A court has rejected a lawsuit against the mayor of Berlin by the far-right Alternative for Germany party, which accused him of unlawful, one-sided support of a protest against it. More>>

South Africa to loan $5 billion to ailing state power firm

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South Africa's minister of finance says that the government will loan the troubled state power company, Eskom, 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) to help it service its debts. More>>

Cyprus Orthodox Church backs Ukrainian church's independence

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Cyprus' Orthodox Church says it supports the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's right to independence that was granted by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople last month, aiming to heal its divisions. More>>

The Latest: French court fines Swiss bank UBS $4.2 billion

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A Paris court has ordered Swiss bank UBS to pay 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in fines for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities. More>>

EU slams Romanian govt for diluting anti-corruption fight

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The European Union appeals to Romanian authorities to not roll back efforts to fight high-level corruption after the government enacted a contentious measure that critics say will exert more political control over the judiciary. More>>

Ruling party endorses Uganda's Museveni for 6th term

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Uganda's ruling party has endorsed president as its flag bearer for the 2021 elections. More>>

South Sudan rife with human rights abuses, says UN report

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A U.N. report says the "lawless" activities of South Sudan's national security and military intelligence risk turning the war-torn country into a police state run on fear and corruption. 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>>

Faeroes to close for tourists due to maintenance

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The Faeroe Islands, an 18-island archipelago midway between Iceland and Scotland, is closing for tourists for a weekend in April _ unless they want to help locals keep the rocky isles unspoiled. More>>

EU border guard chief says 'no burning crisis' over migrants

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The head of the European Union's border agency says there is "no burning crisis" right now in Europe due to migrant arrivals, but that more and more African people are trying to enter through Spain from Morocco. More>>

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

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 file photo, Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld poses during the Champs Elysee Avenue illumination ceremony for the Christmas season, in Paris. Chanel says Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 its i... (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 file photo, Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld poses during the Champs Elysee Avenue illumination ceremony for the Christmas season, in Paris. Chanel says Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 its i...
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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>>

In Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for election peace

(AP Photo/Ben Curtis). In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, performers record a music video calling for a peaceful election, at a golf resort outside of Kano, northern Nigeria. Faced with an election that could spiral into violence, some in th... (AP Photo/Ben Curtis). In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, performers record a music video calling for a peaceful election, at a golf resort outside of Kano, northern Nigeria. Faced with an election that could spiral into violence, some in th...
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In tense Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for peace as campaigns urge "election no be war". More>>

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

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands atop a building used as a temporary base near the last land still held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Hundreds of Islamic State mi... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands atop a building used as a temporary base near the last land still held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Hundreds of Islamic State mi...
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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>>

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>>

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

(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file). In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 photo European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, prepares to shake hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, before their meeting at the European Commissi... (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file). In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 photo European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, prepares to shake hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, before their meeting at the European Commissi...
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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>>

Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship

(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File). FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers prior to the start of a press conference, in Rome. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well a... (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File). FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers prior to the start of a press conference, in Rome. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well a...
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Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, showmanship, eccentricities and an acid tongue. More>>

German security chief wants captive IS suspects screened

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Germany's top security official says suspected German members of the Islamic State group captured in Syria need to be screened before they can return home. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

  • InternationalMore>>

  • Told to leave, IS 'caliphate' holdouts in Syria stay devoted

    Told to leave, IS 'caliphate' holdouts in Syria stay devoted

    Friday, February 22 2019 4:53 AM EST2019-02-22 09:53:01 GMT
    Saturday, February 23 2019 5:04 AM EST2019-02-23 10:04:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces  fighters take a break as the fight against Islamic State militants continues in the village of Baghouz, Syria. U.S. and Iraqi officia...(AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters take a break as the fight against Islamic State militants continues in the village of Baghouz, Syria. U.S. and Iraqi officia...
    (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces  fighters take a break as the fight against Islamic State militants continues in the village of Baghouz, Syria. U.S. and Iraqi officia...(AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters take a break as the fight against Islamic State militants continues in the village of Baghouz, Syria. U.S. and Iraqi officia...
    Spokesman: Sporadic clashes underway with remaining Islamic State militants in their last holdout in Syria.More
    Spokesman: Sporadic clashes underway with remaining Islamic State militants in their last holdout in Syria.More
  • Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls

    Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls

    Saturday, February 23 2019 2:03 AM EST2019-02-23 07:03:22 GMT
    Saturday, February 23 2019 5:04 AM EST2019-02-23 10:04:12 GMT
    Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls for presidential election.More
    Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls for presidential election.More
  • Aid showdown: Venezuela opposition prepares to deliver goods

    Aid showdown: Venezuela opposition prepares to deliver goods

    Saturday, February 23 2019 12:03 AM EST2019-02-23 05:03:22 GMT
    Saturday, February 23 2019 5:04 AM EST2019-02-23 10:04:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Policemen stand guard during a concert at Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colomcia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musi...(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Policemen stand guard during a concert at Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colomcia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musi...
    (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Policemen stand guard during a concert at Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colomcia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musi...(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd). Policemen stand guard during a concert at Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colomcia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musi...
    Venezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has...More
    Venezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country.More
  • NationalMore>>

  • Son arrested in developer's mysterious dog leash death

    Son arrested in developer's mysterious dog leash death

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:33 PM EST2019-02-23 00:33:39 GMT
    Saturday, February 23 2019 5:05 AM EST2019-02-23 10:05:03 GMT
    Police say a teenager who told authorities he found his father with a dog leash wrapped around his neck has been charged with killing the prominent real estate developer.More
    Police say a teenager who told authorities he found his father with a dog leash wrapped around his neck has been charged with killing the prominent real estate developer.More
  • R. Kelly due in Chicago court to face sex abuse charges

    R. Kelly due in Chicago court to face sex abuse charges

    Saturday, February 23 2019 12:23 AM EST2019-02-23 05:23:23 GMT
    Saturday, February 23 2019 5:05 AM EST2019-02-23 10:05:02 GMT
    (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP). R. Kelly turns himself in at 1st District police headquarters in Chicago on Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019. R&B star R. Kelly arrived Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced mu...(Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP). R. Kelly turns himself in at 1st District police headquarters in Chicago on Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019. R&B star R. Kelly arrived Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced mu...
    (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP). R. Kelly turns himself in at 1st District police headquarters in Chicago on Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019. R&B star R. Kelly arrived Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced mu...(Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP). R. Kelly turns himself in at 1st District police headquarters in Chicago on Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019. R&B star R. Kelly arrived Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced mu...
    R&B singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago court a day after being arrested and charged with aggravated sexual abuse.More
    R&B singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago court a day after being arrested and charged with aggravated sexual abuse.More
  • Case against R. Kelly may be stronger this time

    Case against R. Kelly may be stronger this time

    Friday, February 22 2019 7:13 PM EST2019-02-23 00:13:23 GMT
    Saturday, February 23 2019 5:04 AM EST2019-02-23 10:04:52 GMT
    (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, recording artist R. Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly, the R&B star who...(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, recording artist R. Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly, the R&B star who...
    (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, recording artist R. Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly, the R&B star who...(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, recording artist R. Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly, the R&B star who...
    R. Kelly is heading back to face charges in the same Chicago courthouse where the singer was acquitted 11 years ago in a child pornography trial.More
    R. Kelly is heading back to face charges in the same Chicago courthouse where the singer was acquitted 11 years ago in a child pornography trial.More
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