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Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

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Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to fight climate change. More>>

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US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science

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An American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine has bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet in Sweden. More>>

At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel

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Tens of thousands of people have attended a Hezbollah rally, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war. More>>

In Putin's heartland, apathy and disappointment rule

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Three months ahead of Russia's presidential election, apathy and disappointment pervade incumbent Vladimir Putin's heartland. More>>

Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance

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Ukraine's anti-corruption agency that was seen of symbol of reform comes under pressure from Ukrainian authorities. More>>

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

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A group of U.S.-based climate scientists are about to win multi-year grants worth more than $1 million each to relocate to France instead. More>>

Venezuela president's threat to ban opposition draws rebuff

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Venezuela's ruling socialists swept nearly all the races for mayors across the country, and President Nicolas Maduro is now threatening to ban key opposition parties from future elections in the oil-rich country wracked by economic crisis. More>>

Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears

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French baby milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of its products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. More>>

A confident and upbeat Putin goes on Mideast 'victory' tour

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Ankara to meet with the Turkish president, following visits to Syria and Egypt. More>>

Saudi Arabia to allow movie theaters after decades of ban

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Saudi Arabia to allow movie theaters next year, for first time in more than 35 years. More>>

Firefighters protect coastal California towns as blaze rages

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Officials say the largest, most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California is expected to grow as it enters its second week. More>>

Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans

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The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could contravene some of its international obligations and risks "having a major distortive impact on international trade.". More>>

The Latest: Turkish leader notes shared views with Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the U.S. administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, warning that it could destabilize the region and derail the Middle East peace process. More>>

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

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The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information. More>>

Russia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plant

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Russian authorities have denied that a radioactivity spike in Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there. More>>

UN promises justice in Congo against peacekeeper attacks

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The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Congo says military offenses will be launched against rebels who killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo. More>>

Poland's new prime minister sworn in with old Cabinet

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The government of Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is to be officially sworn in on Monday sparking speculation on who among the ministers will be replaced. More>>

Russian military hosts UN officials at anti-mine center

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The Russian military has hosted a delegation of U.N. officials at its main anti-mine facility. More>>

UK leader says there's new optimism in Brexit talks

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May says there's new optimism in Brexit talks. More>>

Car bomb kills journalist in Somalia capital, says witness

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A Somali journalist has been killed by a car bomb in the capital late Monday, says a fellow journalist. More>>

Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria

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The Tass news agency says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at a Russian military air base in Syria. More>>

Protesters oppose return of disputed art in Catalonia

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Clashes have erupted between police and protesters in Spain's northeastern Catalan city of Lleida after a judicial ruling ordered the city's museum to return 44 pieces of religious art to the neighboring regional government of Aragon. More>>

Man who hit pedestrians in Italy aimed to kill

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Italian media say an Italian man who drove his car last week into pedestrians near a Christmas market had been aiming to kill. More>>

EU rebuffs idea of recognizing Jerusalem as Netanyahu visits

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the issues of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the chances of reinvigorating negotiations on the peace process. More>>

Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer ties

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Russia's Putin in Egypt for talks with President el-Sissi on their countries' rapidly growing ties. More>>

Snow wreaks havoc on travelers in Britain, schools closed

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Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. More>>

Germany's Merkel presses for quick move toward new coalition

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for the quick formation of a new governing alliance with Germany's main center-left party, saying that only a coalition will bring the "stable government" needed at a challenging time for Europe. More>>

Smoke alarm sets off fire scare in Austrian Alpine tunnel

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Austrian media are reporting that a tunnel-boring machine has caught fire at the construction site of a tunnel under the Alps that will link Austria with Italy. More>>

Clarification: Sweden-Synagogue-Arson story

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Three people arrested over fire bomb attack on Swedish synagogue in Goteborg. More>>

Clarification: Paradise Papers-Bono story

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U2 frontman Bono says he takes the investigation into his business arrangements "incredibly seriously" and wants them to be transparent. More>>

Trial begins against suspects in Istanbul nightclub attack

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Trial against dozens of suspects, including the alleged shooter in the New Year's Eve attack in Istanbul killing 39 people, has begun. More>>

Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday

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France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a public concert - all under intense security. More>>

Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

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Israel's defense minister is calling for a boycott of Arab businesses in an area where residents carried out violent protests against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

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A leading activist in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, has likened her group's aim with her struggle to survive the Hiroshima atomic bombing. More>>

The Latest: Israeli PM urges approval of Jerusalem decision

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Israeli police say that a security guard has been stabbed near Jerusalem's central bus station. More>>

Princes William and Harry chose sculptor for Diana statue

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Kensington Palace says Princes William and Harry have chosen sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley to create a statute of their mother, Princess Diana, to mark the 20th anniversary of her death. More>>

Ferry runs aground in Channel in high winds, all are rescued

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French authorities have evacuated a ferry carrying 313 people that ran aground at the port city of Calais, interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel. More>>

World leaders congratulate Iraq on defeating IS

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The top U.S.-led coalition commander is congratulating Iraq on defeating the Islamic State group. More>>

Brexit secretary says a no-deal Brexit now less likely

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The man in charge of Britain's departure from the European Union says the chances the country will leave the 28-nation bloc with no trade deal "dropped dramatically" after the two sides reached a preliminary agreement on divorce terms last week. More>>

'The Square' wins big at European Film Awards

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Swedish comedy "The Square" has swept this year's European Film Awards, winning six prizes, including for best film, director and screenwriter. More>>

UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

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The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege that reportedly killed five because of lack of medical care. More>>

Anti-migrant leader pushes to win national power in Italy

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An Italian right-wing party leader has used a rally opposing easier citizenship for foreigners to seek more support in Italy's upcoming national election. More>>

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

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Gaza officials say two Hamas members have been killed in Israeli airstrikes following a rocket attack on Israel. More>>

Qatar buys 24 Typhoon fighters as part of $8 billion deal

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BAE Systems has agreed to sell 24 Typhoon fighter planes to Qatar as part of a 6 billion pound ($8 billion) deal with European defense contractors. More>>

Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales

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Heavy snow is causing road and travel disruption across central England and northern Wales, grounding flights, shutting roads and causing traffic accidents. More>>

Nobel Laureates say change is coming for women in sciences

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A group of 2017 Nobel Laureates have addressed the lack of female representation in sciences ahead of the prize-awarding ceremony in Stockholm. More>>

Kenya opposition group says protest mock inaugural postponed

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Kenya's main opposition leader says his group is postponing a mock ceremony to inaugurate him as president until a later date. More>>

Kuwait names ruler's son as defense minister in shakeup

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Kuwait has announced new picks for Cabinet, with five out of 16 members hailing from the royal family, including the ruler's son who has been chosen to head the defense ministry. More>>

PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

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A senior Iraqi military commander says his country's war against the Islamic State group is over. More>>

Swiss woman angry over champagne refusal ejected from plane

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German police say the pilot of a passenger jet destined for Zurich made an unscheduled stop at Stuttgart airport because a Swiss passenger become aggressive after being denied champagne. More>>

Celebrity publicist Clifford dies during sex crimes sentence

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Britain's Ministry of Justice says former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died after collapsing in prison while serving his sentence for sexual assault. More>>

Saakashvili supporters demand Ukraine's leader be impeached

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Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili are rallying in the Ukrainian capital to demand his release from jail. More>>

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

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Arab foreign ministers meet in Cairo amid wave of anger over Trump's decision on Jerusalem. More>>

Israel says it destroyed Hamas tunnel using new techniques

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The Israeli military says it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters (yards) into Israel. More>>

Western Europe hit by high winds, rain from Storm Ana

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Spain and Portugal have issued warnings of high winds and heavy rain for Sunday as a storm reaches the Iberian Peninsula from the Atlantic. More>>

Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor

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Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor. More>>

Bahrain faith group visits Israel amid Jerusalem tensions

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An interfaith group from Bahrain is visiting Israel amid turmoil there over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital. More>>

Spain rescues 104 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

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Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved over a hundred migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. More>>

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the recipient on this year's Nobel Peace Prize, has installed a 1,000 red paper cranes outside the Norwegian Parliament ahead of formally receiving the prize. More>>

Key Brexit advocate says voters can change UK deal with EU

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A key government advocate of leaving the European Union says that voters will be able to change the future relationship with the 28-nation bloc if they wish. More>>

The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against IS

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the nation the fight against the Islamic State group is over after more than three years of combat operations. More>>

German intel chief: Islamic radical numbers are growing

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The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic radicals is growing and that they're becoming increasingly difficult to keep under surveillance as recruiting efforts move underground. More>>

Italy's left rallies to warn that fascism could return

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Italy's governing Democrats have led a rally to warn about the danger of fascism making a comeback. More>>

The Latest: Arab leader asks nations to recognize Palestine

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A senior official has confirmed that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in the West Bank this month because of U.S. recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

1 man dies, another injured climbing Greece's Mount Olympus

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Police say a 26-year-old Greek man has died and another was slightly injured as they attempted to climb Mount Olympus, Greece's highest mountain. More>>

Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in

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The California Horse Racing Board says approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County. More>>

The Latest: Macron hails late rocker as 'a part of France'

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France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a public concert - all under intense security. More>>

US gently urges Saudi Arabia to be more 'measured' overseas

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is urging Saudi Arabia to be more "measured" in its military intervention in war-ravaged Yemen. More>>

Kenya president says no talks with defiant opposition leader

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Kenya's president rules out talks with defiant opposition leader who plans mock 'inauguration'. More>>

Report: Croat war criminal cremated after death at Hague

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Croatia's state TV says former general who died after taking what he said was poison at a UN war crimes court, has been cremated. More>>

Jailed Saakashvili calls for Ukraine president's impeachment

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From his jail cell in Ukraine's capital, opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili is calling on supporters to rally for the impeachment of the president and has declared a hunger strike. More>>

Berlin zoo celebrates polar bear birth, caught on camera

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Berlin's Tierpark zoo is celebrating the birth of a polar bear, nine months after its mother lost a cub. More>>

Honduran opposition challenges election results at deadline

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The challenger in Honduras' still unresolved presidential election has filed a challenge to the Nov. 26 contest that would annul the results and request a full recount. More>>

American evangelist leads rare event in communist Vietnam

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More than 10,000 Vietnamese have filled up a stadium in a rare Christian evangelistic event led by the Rev. Franklin Graham. More>>

2 die after pilotage boat capsizes in Gulf of Finland

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The Finnish Border Guards says two people have been found dead inside a pilot boat that had capsized and sank off southern Finland. More>>

14 Security Council member criticize US action on Jerusalem

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One by one, 14 members of the UN Security Council spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Friday, some with regret and some with anger at the United States, its remaining member. More>>

Greece, Romania, Bulgaria support Serbia's EU bid

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The prime ministers of Greece, Bulgaria and Romania have pledged support for Serbia's membership in the European Union, saying it would boost stability in the Balkans. More>>

15 UN peacekeepers killed, over 50 hurt in Congo attack

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'Large number' of UN peacekeepers killed and wounded in Congo attack: UN peacekeeping chief. More>>

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world Video included

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Massive Palestinian rallies expected after Friday prayers over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with top European Union officials to make a final push to expand talks on her country leaving the bloc to the vital issues of future relations and trade. More>>

The Latest: Tanzania president in shock over UN Congo attack

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The Latest: 14 UN peacekeepers killed, over 40 wounded in eastern Congo attack. More>>

US writer is detained in Cameroon, meets with lawyer

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Cameroon detains US writer who criticized government over Anglophone protests. More>>

Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment's notice

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California's newest wildfire tore through retirement communities built on golf courses and killed elite thoroughbred horses in its first destructive day. More>>

The Latest: EU's Tusk sees better ties with new Polish PM

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Poland's parliament has passed a bill that will change how the country's Supreme Court functions, a step critics see as an erosion of judicial independence under the populist Law and Justice party. More>>

On historic trip, Turkey's Erdogan meets Muslims in Greece

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is heading to northeastern Greece to meet with members of the country's Muslim minority on the second day of an official visit to Greece that got off to a rocky start. More>>

The Latest: White House says president has called for calm

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The Latest: Al-Qaida urges followers to target US, its allies and Israel in response to Trump's recognition of Jerusalem. More>>

Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili

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Ukraine's prosecutor-general says opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested. More>>

Bolshoi to premiere previously canceled Nureyev ballet

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Russia's history Bolshoi Theater is getting ready to premiere a controversial ballet about dancer Rudolf Nureyev after the original opening was postponed and its director arrested. More>>

Israeli warplanes hit targets in Gaza Strip after rockets

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Israeli warplanes have struck Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel. More>>

Polish govt gets more power over the courts, defying EU

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Poland's outgoing prime minister says she will hold a job in the new government that is to be led by current Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. More>>

Slovenian magazine apologizes to US first lady Melania Trump

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A Slovenian magazine has apologized to U.S. first lady Melania Trump for suggesting she worked as a high-end escort while working as a fashion model. More>>

Russian FM: North Korea talks chances are low

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he believes the chances of dialogue to resolve the tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program are low. More>>

The Latest: Labour leader says 'wait and see' on Brexit deal

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will recommend expanding negotiations to future relations and trade. More>>

Hungary's Jobbik party says fine may keep it out of election

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Hungary's far-right Jobbik party says a fine by the state audit office threatens its participation in April's parliamentary election. More>>

A look at the key points in the Brexit deal

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A look at the key points in the deal between Britain and the European Union on the Brexit divorce terms. More>>

Pope: Let's defeat indifference and fear of foreigners

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Pope Francis is rallying people to rid society of ills like indifference, fear of foreigners and whatever's different than us. More>>

George Soros' group decries pig photo as anti-Semitic attack

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George Soros' Open Society Foundations say that a picture of a dead pig with an ambiguous inscription posted by a government party lawmaker on his Facebook page is an anti-Semitic attack on their founder. More>>

Ex-husband of Norway royal says Spacey groped him in 2007

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The former husband of Norwegian King Harald's daughter has alleged that actor Kevin Spacey groped him during the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo. More>>

17 suspects identified in Hungary extremist group probe

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Hungarian police say 17 suspects have been identified in an investigation into the activities of the Hungarian National Front, a marginal, ultra-nationalist group. More>>

Brexit deal a much-needed win for UK's embattled Theresa May

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Few people will be more relieved at Friday's long-sought U.K.-EU deal on Brexit than British Prime Minister Theresa May. More>>

New German rail line connects Berlin to Munich in 4 hours

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German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has opened a new high-speed rail line connecting Berlin and Munich that it hopes will compete with air travel between the two cities. More>>

Lebanon PM seeks international support at Paris summit

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The United States says it will voice support for Lebanon's "sovereignty, stability and independence" during a gathering of world diplomats in Paris. More>>

10 on trial over deaths in Germany's Love Parade in 2010

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Ten people have gone on trial on charges related to a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010. More>>

Gay marriage becomes law in Australia; weddings start in Jan

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Gay marriage in Australia has become a law as the prime minister gained a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament, and the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. More>>

Bird flu: Dutch farmers ordered to keep poultry indoors

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The Dutch government has ordered the country's farmers to keep all poultry indoors after bird flu was discovered at a duck farm. More>>

Hundreds of West African migrants return home from Libya

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Hundreds of West African migrants return home from Libya amid outrage over slave auctions. More>>

France's Macron wins prestigious German European unity prize

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French President Emmanuel Macron has been awarded a prestigious German prize for contributions to European unity in recognition of his "vision of a new Europe.". More>>

Vatican prosecutors urged to go after money laundering

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Vatican financial authority praised for efficiency, but prosecutors faulted for lack of money laundering trials. More>>

2 Australians jailed in brutal slaying of Aboriginal woman

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A judge has sentenced a man to at least 14 years in prison for the slaying of an Aboriginal woman who bled to death from a violent sexual assault on a remote beach. More>>

German exports decline for 2nd month, trade surplus narrows

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German exports dropped in October for the second straight month while imports grew, narrowing the trade surplus of Europe's largest economy. More>>

Weekend of Paris tributes for late rock star Johnny Hallyday

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French President Emmanuel Macron, first lady Brigitte Macron and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to pay tribute to the late French rock star Johnny Hallyday on Saturday. More>>

Long-neglected 'Chenier' makes heroic return to La Scala

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Umberto Giordano's long-neglected opera 'Andrea Chenier' has made a heroic return to La Scala for the season premiere, with long applause for soprano Anna Netrebko and husband tenor Yusif Eyvazov who sang opposite each other as ill-fated lovers. More>>

Polish finance chief Morawiecki to be new prime minister

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Poland's president is meeting with the prime minister and the ruling party leader amid rumors that the government head Beata Szydlo will be replaced by her deputy, economist Mateusz Morawiecki. More>>

Pearl Harbor survivors in their 90s attend solemn ceremony

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Survivors will gather at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago. More>>

India's cleaning quandary: How to scale the Taj Mahal dome?

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Authorities are considering how workers will scale the Taj Mahal's majestic but delicate dome to finish the first thorough cleaning of the site since it was built 369 years ago. More>>

Argentine judge seeks arrest of ex-President Fernandez

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A federal judge is asking Argentina's Senate to allow the arrest and trial of former President Cristina Fernandez for allegedly covering up the role of Iranians in a terror attack on a Jewish center. More>>

Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park

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Southern California wind warning reaches unprecedented purple or "extreme' level, pushing wildfire danger into uncharted territory. More>>

Palestinians protest Trump move, more unrest feared

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Palestinians, Israelis and wider Middle East brace for fallout after Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. More>>

Australian prime minister rushes gay marriage into law

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Gay rights have advocates celebrated outside Australia's Parliament House in anticipation of same-sex marriage being legalized within hours. More>>

Leaders of Turkey, Greece air grievances at tense conference

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to Athens for the first official visit by a Turkish president in decades, with his arrival overshadowed by comments he made on the eve of his visit concerning the peace treaty that determined regional borders. More>>

Bitcoin tops $17,000; hack raises concerns ahead of US trade

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The bitcoin miner NiceHash says it is investigating a security breach and the theft of the contents of the NiceHash "bitcoin wallet.". More>>

The Latest: Bosnian war crime suspect eager for deportation

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The government says an Ohio man has pleaded guilty to an immigration fraud charge after he was accused of hiding his role in a 1995 Serbian massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians. More>>

The Latest: Somalia calls Trump Jerusalem move 'dangerous' Video included

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The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan accuses Trump of throwing Mideast into 'ring of fire' by his Jerusalem recognition. More>>

Poland: Time abroad, in finance seen as assets of PM nominee

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Finance minister tapped to be Poland's next prime minister has economic and international experience seen as assets amid criticism from other European Union members. More>>

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Poland's conservative ruling party says Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has resigned and will be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. More>>

Years after Lehman: Final rules set on strengthening banks

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A global forum of banking regulators has completed a set of rules aimed at keeping bad banks from needing taxpayer bailouts and hurting the economy. More>>

French far-right militants convicted in mosque occupation

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The French far-right group Generation Identity and five militants have been convicted for organizing and taking part in a 2012 anti-Muslim demonstration on the roof of a mosque in Poitiers _ where Arab invaders were stopped in the 8th century. More>>

Poland: Jewish community dismayed by digging at old cemetery

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Authorities say human remains from an old Jewish cemetery in Poland have been dug up and dumped unceremoniously in an empty lot to make way for the construction of a supermarket, parking lot and an electrical transformer station. More>>

Germany's Social Democrats OK talks on a new Merkel govt

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Germany's center-left Social Democrats are discussing whether to open talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on extending their governing coalition, or at least backing a minority government. More>>

On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home Video included

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Trump sees decision on Jerusalem as important way to make good on a promise to his political base. More>>

Liberia court says presidential runoff vote can go ahead

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Liberia court clears the way for presidential runoff vote to go forward after fraud challenge. More>>

The Latest: German Social Democrats back talks on government

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Members of Germany's center-left Social Democrats have agreed to open talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on whether to renew their governing coalition or at least support a minority government. More>>

Trump administration praises Honduras amid election crisis

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The administration of President Donald Trump is certifying Honduras' progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption even as the country struggles with a deepening electoral crisis. More>>

Sami artist draws attention to Norway's reindeer cull

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A Sami artist from Norway's Arctic region has put on display in Oslo a curtain made of 400 bullet-ridden reindeer skulls to draw attention to her reindeer-herding brother's case. More>>

Germany urges Libya to improve refugee camp conditions

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging Libya to work to improve conditions for hundreds of thousands of migrants living in camps, and to improve access for international aid organizations to the facilities. More>>

Queen Elizabeth commissions aircraft carrier with her name

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Queen Elizabeth II has commissions Britain's new aircraft carrier, which is named after the monarch. More>>

Italy man arrested on suspicion of poisoning entire family

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A 27-year-old Italian has been arrested on suspicion he poisoned his entire family with thallium, leading to the deaths of his grandparents and an aunt, and the hospitalization of five other people. More>>

Thousands of Catalans rally, feeling abandoned by the EU

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Tens of thousands of people from Catalonia are rallying in Belgium to complain about what they see as the EU's failure to help them following a failed independence referendum. More>>

Spies on strike: Spooks in Slovenia demand higher wages

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Employees at Slovenia's state intelligence agency have gone on strike, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. More>>

Serb ultranationalist refuses to go back to Hague tribunal

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Serbia's extreme nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj says he won't attend an appeals hearing next week in his case before the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. More>>

Putin undecided whether to run as an independent or not

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The spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president has not decided yet whether to run for office next year as an independent candidate or secure support of the ruling party. More>>

Millions in Nepal vote for provincial, national assemblies

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Millions of people in Nepal are voting in the final phase of elections for members of the national and provincial assemblies. More>>

Ireland expects UK to make new Brexit proposal

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Ireland's government expects Britain to make a new proposal on Brexit by Friday as officials in London struggle to resolve issues surrounding the Irish border that are stalling talks with the European Union. More>>

Russian ex-minister gives final argument in corruption trial

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A former Russian economic development minister on trial for bribery has accused an oil executive of setting him up. More>>

Kenya says 'swearing-in' of Odinga would be seen as treason

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Kenya's opposition leader is rejecting U.S. advice to cancel a planned mock inauguration of him as president, saying he doesn't recognize the legitimacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta. More>>

Jailed pro-Kurdish party leader's trial opens in Turkey

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A trial against the imprisoned leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party on terror charges has opened in the Turkish capital. More>>

N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

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North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to criticize a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea. More>>

Pope names new archbishops for Paris, Mexico City

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Pope names new Paris, Mexico City archbishops. More>>

The Latest: Erdogan's visit to Greece starts on tense note

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in Athens for the first official visit by a Turkish president in decades, with Greece hoping the trip will help improve often frosty ties with its neighbor. More>>

Dozens of Ugandan troops withdrawn from Somalia duty

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Uganda's military says it has begun withdrawing dozens of its troops from peacekeeping duty in Somalia. More>>

S. Korea human rights body urges probe of abuse of vagrants

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A South Korean commission has urged lawmakers to pass a law starting an investigation into the enslavement and violent mistreatment of thousands of people at a vagrants' facility during the 1970s and '80s. More>>

Prosecutors seek prison term for ex-Miss Turkey

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Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking a maximum one year prison term for a former beauty queen who was stripped of her crown over a social media posting deemed to be "insulting" to the victims of last year's failed coup. More>>

India to phase out 'petcoke' imports after AP investigation

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India's government says it plans to phase out imports of a dirty fuel known as petroleum coke, or "petcoke," after an Associated Press investigation found U.S. oil refineries are exporting vast quantities of the product to India. More>>

Travel ban faces scrutiny from judges who blocked it before

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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing President Donald Trump's third travel ban to take effect has intensified the attention on a legal showdown before three judges in Seattle who have previously been cool to the administration's efforts. More>>

US restricts visas for Cambodians 'undermining democracy'

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The Trump administration has announced it will restrict visas for Cambodians "undermining democracy" in the Southeast Asian nation. More>>

China hosts global forum featuring own take on human rights

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China is hosting a global human rights forum as part of energetic new drive to showcase what it considers the strengths of its authoritarian political system under President Xi Jinping. More>>

Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitals

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Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitals because they can't pay: New report. More>>

The Latest: 5 register opposition to Australian bill

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The Australian Parliament votes to allow same-sex marriage, following a divisive debate settled by the government polling voters in a much-criticized ballot survey that strongly endorsed change. More>>

Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery Video included

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Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage. More>>

Trump move on Jerusalem highlights Arab divisions Video included

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Muslims across the Middle East are warning of disastrous consequences if President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but in a region more divided than ever, many ask what leaders can do beyond the vehement rhetoric. More>>

UN envoy meets North Korean foreign minister

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Senior United Nations official and North Korea's foreign minister hold talks in Pyongyang on the second full day of the rare, high level U.N. visit. More>>

Putin announces 2018 re-election bid, ends long speculation

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared his intention to seek re-election next March, the vote he appears certain to win. More>>

Newly crowned by US as Israel's capital, Jerusalem is unique Video included

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Jerusalem, newly crowned by US as capital of Israel, is unique in many ways. More>>

As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea's diplomatic pipelines

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As North Korea hosts a senior U.N. official, a look at the ways it is engaging the world that don't involve launching long-range missiles. More>>

The Latest: Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital Video included

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says she plans to call President Donald Trump to discuss his plan to relocate the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. More>>

Pentagon: About 2,000 US troops in Syria

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The Pentagon says there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria _ four times as many as officials had publicly acknowledged as recently as last month. More>>

Man charged with posting Prince George's photo to aid attack

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A 31-year-old man has been charged in England with sharing a photo of Prince George and details about his pre-school in a social media post prosecutors allege was meant to help others plan terror attacks. More>>

Warnings intensify as Trump readies Jerusalem declaration Video included

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U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. More>>

2 kiwi birds are rare bright spot in grim extinction report

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Two types of New Zealand kiwi birds are a rare bright spot in a mostly grim assessment of global species at risk of extinction. More>>

22 detained as Greeks mark 2008 police shooting of teenager

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Small groups of youths have clashed with Greek police before a demonstration to mark the ninth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager in Athens that sparked the worst rioting Greece had seen in decades. More>>

The Latest: Palestinians in Gaza burn US, Israel flags

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The Latest: Turkish PM says Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital would make region's problems unresolvable. More>>

Doubts grow over UK government's preparation for Brexit

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Brexit negotiations must not be held up by disputes over Irish borders and that the issue should be tackled in phase two of departure talks. More>>

Rocker Hallyday idolized in native France, obscure elsewhere

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Elvis-inspired rocker Hallyday idolized in native France, but remained mostly obscure elsewhere. More>>

Nigerian migrants return from Libya with tales of horror

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Shocked Nigerian migrants return from Libya; '3 times a day, you will be severely beaten'. More>>

Macron seeks 'new relationship' with former colony Algeria

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French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Algeria for a one-day working visit aimed at strengthening the security and economic cooperation between the two countries. More>>

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