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Ex-Trump aide was subject of arrest warrant at White House

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Hungarian police had an arrest warrant open for Sebastian Gorka during the eight months he spent as a national security aide to U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

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Government scientists calculate that 2017 wasn't the hottest year on record, but close and unusually warm for no El Nino cooking the books. More>>

Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

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Uganda's president to sign death warrants again after 19 years; plans to 'hang a few'. More>>

Powerful gale lashes Europe, 7 dead amid traffic chaos

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School remain closed in many parts of Germany as the country prepares for a winter storm that's expected to come in from the west and bring heavy snow, rain and gusty winds. More>>

Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

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Amid threats from Turkey, Syria warns it will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack within Syria. More>>

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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Pence Mideast visit showcases dilemma for major Washington allies Egypt, Jordan. More>>

Airborne nuptials: Pope marries couple on papal plane

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Pope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile. More>>

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

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Pope Francis is wrapping up his Chile visit by meeting Thursday with members of Chile's booming immigrant community. More>>

Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

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Israeli military forges ahead with ambitious subterranean barrier to cut off attack tunnels from Gaza Strip. More>>

Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions

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Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions as 'Day Zero' approaches to cut taps. More>>

UN chief: Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the threat from weapons of mass destruction "seems to be gathering force" and is urging expanded diplomatic efforts to tackle the security challenge posed by North Korea's nuclear ambitions. More>>

Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed

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A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case. More>>

Women march in Polish cities to demand abortion rights

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Polish abortion rights proponents, most of them women, are marching in Warsaw and other cities across Poland to express their opposition to a proposal in parliament to further tighten the country's already restrictive abortion law. More>>

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

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The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates is purchasing 20 A380 aircraft with the option for 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets. More>>

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste

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Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards. More>>

Expert says major eruption in Papua New Guinea could be soon

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A volcanologist says seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean that a major eruption is imminent. More>>

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

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China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms. More>>

Stars turn out for swansong of Louis Vuitton designer

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The celebrity allure of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows was at its height as the notables from the worlds of sports, film and fashion attended the Louis Vuitton swansong show for designer Kim Jones. More>>

Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

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Haitian community leaders say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration has delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status. More>>

UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

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Britain says it will pay France tens of millions of pounds (dollars) as part of a deal to maintain a key border agreement between the two countries. More>>

The Latest: Francis wraps up Chile visit, heads to Peru

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Pope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile. More>>

Escaped wolf recaptured in Britain after hour-long lockdown

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British police are urging the public to be caution after a wolf escaped from a sanctuary located near a school. More>>

Underwear dance in dorm nearly gets Russian cadets expelled

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An underwear dance video filmed in a college dorm has turned out to be risky business for some Russian cadet pilots. More>>

The Latest: Macron, May differ on UK's Brexit trade deal

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French President Emmanuel Macron says Britain and France have signed a treaty to improve the management of their common border and to deal more humanely with migrants. More>>

Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

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Researchers say a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agency has been revealed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of stolen data exposed to the open internet. More>>

The Latest: Kazakhstan to NKorea: Abandon nuclear ambitions

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the regimes that most threaten the world today with weapons of mass destruction also deny their people human rights, promote conflict and regional instability and "aid terrorists and militant groups.". More>>

Dozens of ex-US envoys to Africa urge Trump to reconsider

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Dozens of former US envoys to Africa urge Trump to reconsider view of the continent. More>>

AP Explains: Why Greece, Macedonia fight over nation's name

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For a quarter century, Greece and Macedonia have been at loggerheads over a seemingly intractable dispute that goes to the very heart of the small Balkan country's very existence and national identity: its name. More>>

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

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Pope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile. More>>

Venezuela talks stalled over remark on slain rebel policeman

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A top official's claim that Venezuelan opposition leaders helped reveal the hideout of a rebel police officer who was later killed by security forces have stalled talks that aim to resolve the country's deep political and economic crisis. More>>

Turkey extends post-coup state of emergency

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Turkey's parliament has extended for a sixth time the state of emergency that was imposed in the wake of a 2016 failed coup attempt. More>>

Prince Harry, Meghan Markel visit Wales in whirlwind tour

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Prince Harry continues to introduce his American fiancee to new parts of Britain ahead of their planned wedding in May. More>>

NATO head urges Macedonia to end dispute with Greece, reform

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NATO's secretary general urged Macedonia on Thursday to solve its 25-year-old name dispute with alliance member Greece and proceed with wide-ranging reforms if it wants its membership bid to succeed. More>>

Ukraine passes bill to get occupied regions back from Russia

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The Ukrainian parliament has passed a bill referring to the regions in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists. More>>

Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad

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President Vladimir Putin is attending events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the break of Nazi's siege of Leningrad. More>>

The Latest: 6 dead as high winds sweep across western Europe

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Dutch flag carrier KLM has cancelled 220 flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as a powerful westerly storm lashes the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. More>>

28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high

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28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high amid civil war, UN report says. More>>

Outdoor artworks illuminate London in Lumiere Festival

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The dark January streets of London are being transformed into an illuminated outdoor gallery as part of the Lumiere arts festival. More>>

Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

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Authorities in the Russian region of Yakutia where temperatures have dropped to record lows are not reporting any disruptions of heating or crucial supplies. More>>

Tap and donate: Paris church now takes contactless cards

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A Catholic church in Paris will start using a contactless card payment system to taking collections during Sunday mass. More>>

UK media: Police probe 3rd Spacey sex assault allegation

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Britain's media say police in London are investigating a third allegation of sexual assault against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey. More>>

Migrants shift to old, risky route to Spain and Europe

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Record numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers are arriving through the hazardous Western Mediterranean route into Europe. More>>

Europe's top rights body urges Romania to fight graft

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The Council of Europe's anti-corruption body says Romania should do more to prevent and combat high-level corruption. More>>

Top Italian criminal lawyer to run as candidate for League

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One of Italy's top criminal defense lawyers to run for anti-migrant, right-wing League party in upcoming vote. More>>

Zimbabwe's leader: 1st post-Mugabe elections in May or June

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Zimbabwe's president says elections to be in May or June; pressured to deliver a credible vote. More>>

Merkel still in charge of her future amid impasse in Germany

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Angela Merkel has defied many forecasts of her looming political demise in 12 years as German chancellor. More>>

German lawmakers vote to install anti-Semitism commissioner

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German lawmakers have voted to install a commissioner who would coordinate government activities against anti-Semitism. More>>

5 detained over fire bombs thrown at Tunisia synagogues

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A judge in Tunisia has ordered the detention of five people suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at two synagogues during protests over price hikes. More>>

Searches at French baby milk maker after salmonella scare

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French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare. More>>

Italian prosecutors break up Chinese transport mafia

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Anti-mafia prosecutors say they have broken up a Chinese organized crime ring that used money from criminal activities to force their way into the transport sector, not only in Italy but elsewhere in Europe. More>>

Pair of Chinese giant pandas get snowy welcome in Finland

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A pair of pandas has arrived to Finland as China's gift to the small Nordic nation that marked centenary of its independence last year, and as the latest installment of Beijing's "panda diplomacy" throughout the world. More>>

The Latest: Syria vows to shoot down Turkish fighter jets

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Turkey's military says the country's chief of military staff and intelligence chief have traveled to Russia for talks on the situation in Syria. More>>

Turkey uses large crane to remove skidded plane from slope

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Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea. More>>

Australia PM says Olympic unity won't denuclearize N. Korea

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he welcomed the recent dialogue between North and South Korea but Olympic unity won't denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. More>>

Israel says it killed Palestinian sought in settler slaying

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In pre-dawn raid, Israeli forces kill Palestinian wanted in fatal shooting of West Bank rabbi. More>>

German court convicts Algerian of supporting IS group

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A German court has convicted an Algerian man of supporting the Islamic State group for helping plan the smuggling of a would-be fighter to IS-held terrority in Syria. More>>

London Zoo names okapi 'Meghan' to celebrate royal wedding

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London Zoo honors Prince Harry's fiancee by naming newborn okapi "Meghan". More>>

Abortion protesters throw red paint at Polish party building

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Police say that protesters in Poland threw balloons with red paint against the headquarters of the ruling conservative Law and Justice party, leaving marks on the building. More>>

52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

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Emergency officials in Kazakhstan say 52 people have died when a bus carrying them caught fire. More>>

Romanians apologize to Japan's prime minister over visit

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Hundreds of Romanians have apologized to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whose visit to Romania at the end of a European tour fell short on protocol and diplomacy. More>>

South Africa's Ramaphosa denounces graft before Davos forum

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South Africa's deputy president urges state prosecutors to target suspects in corruption scandals, some of which have been linked to a business family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma. More>>

Human Rights Watch says Trump era encourages world dictators

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Human Rights Watch says that new intolerance in countries like the U.S. is encouraging oppressive strongmen from Russia to China and Turkey. More>>

Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

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4 years on and with no funds for rebuilding, ancient heart of Homs still abandoned ruins. More>>

Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir, killing 4

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Officials say Pakistani, Indian troops trade gunfire in disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing 3 civilians and a soldier. More>>

Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup

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Even without many medal prospects, North Korea plans to send a spotlight-stealing delegation to the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea. More>>

Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

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Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion to Yemen following appeal to save the local currency from 'complete collapse'. More>>

Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home

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The families of French Islamic State followers being held by Kurdish forces are suing to bring the women and children home, saying they have no hope of fair treatment in a place where their captors aren't even recognized as a government. More>>

Amid spat with Turkey, Tillerson denies Syria border force

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's crucial for the U.S. to maintain a military presence in Syria to prevent an Islamic State resurgence. More>>

2 Americans, 2 Canadians kidnapped in central Nigeria

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American, Canadian kidnapped by gunmen in central Nigeria; police officer killed. More>>

Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass

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Pope Francis goes to Chile's Araucania region Wednesday, where several churches have been firebombed amid a long-running conflict between indigenous Mapuche and government authorities. More>>

France abandons plans to build new airport in the west

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Police are deploying extra forces to western France as the government prepares to decide whether to build an airport that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests. More>>

Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison

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Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison after vow to free detained politicians. More>>

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

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The two Koreas are meeting again to discuss North Korean participation in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. More>>

Macedonia president vetoes Albanian language bill

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Macedonia's president says he will veto a law making Albanian the country's second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional. More>>

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

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Man who suppressed sneeze by pinching his nose suffers ruptured throat, swollen neck and lost voice in "exceedingly rare" case in the UK. More>>

Judges rule for deported Mexican woman threatened by cartels

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A federal appeals court is ordering U.S. immigration authorities to reconsider the case of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was deported last year while claiming she faced targeting by a Mexican drug cartel. More>>

50 shows, 5 days: Fashion says "bonjour" to Paris menswear

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The travelling fashion press bid "ciao" to Milan and said "bonjour" to Paris on Wednesday - kicking off 50 fashion shows, endless parties, million-dollar business deals and menswear mania that will sweep the French capital for five days. More>>

Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano

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Glowing red lava was rolling down the slopes of a Philippine volcano as authorities maintain a warning of a possible hazardous eruption. More>>

Nationalists allowed to join German parliament's soccer team

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A soccer team of German lawmakers has agreed to let several recently elected members of a nationalist party join its squad. More>>

Suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills 12

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12 killed, 48 others wounded in double suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri city. More>>

After 'monkey' hoodie misstep, H&M hires diversity leader

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Swedish low-cost fashion brand H&M says it has appointed a diversity leader after having being accused of racism over a promotional image of a black child dressed in a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle.". More>>

Attacker of Russian radio host diagnosed with schizophrenia

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A Russian radio station says the man who has stabbed and seriously wounded one of its journalists has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. More>>

Turkey to extend state of emergency amid freedom concerns

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Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt. More>>

After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations

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The U.N. agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants says it is launching a global fund-raising appeal in hopes of making up for funding cuts announced by the United States. More>>

NATO chief due in Macedonia to discuss membership bid

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NATO's secretary general is due in Macedonia for talks on the country's renewed accession bid, a decade after a dispute with neighboring Greece killed an initial effort to join the alliance. More>>

The Latest: Peru indigenous ask pope to push for land rights

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Pope Francis is preparing to celebrate Mass in an area that represents a centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples and thatwe was used as a torture facility during the country's bloody military dictatorship. More>>

France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

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French President Emmanuel Macron's plan for a law against false information around election campaigns is drawing criticism from media advocates, tech experts and others. More>>

Jewish group: Spy case shows Germany must act against Iran

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Germany's Jewish community says raids against suspected Iranian agents show Berlin needs to take a tougher line toward Tehran. More>>

Belgium counters US with $23 million for UN Palestinian fund

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Belgium has already stepped in to help out the UN Agency assisting Palestinian refugees with an immediate disbursement of $23 million after the Trump administration suspended $65 million in aid for the international agency. More>>

Scrap of flag from Nelson's HMS Victory sells for $408,000

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Sotheby's auction house says a fragment of the red, white and blue "Victory Jack" flag that flew from Adm. Horatio Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar has sold for 297,000 pounds (around $408,000). More>>

Romanian president backs having 1st female prime minister

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President Klaus Iohannis begins talks with political parties to decide on a candidate for prime minister, after the ruling Social Democrats withdrew political support for its prime minister, less than seven months after he took office. More>>

France to loan Britain famed 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry

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French officials are considering loaning the historic Bayeux Tapestry to Britain for the first time. More>>

Hungary seeks to punish those who aid illegal migration

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The Hungarian government is proposing a set of laws which would tax and possibly sanction Hungarian organizations which assist illegal migration and receive foreign funding. More>>

YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn't shut door

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YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim in Japan but says that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future. More>>

New eurozone chief urges speed in strengthening euro

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The eurozone finance ministers' new leader says Europe needs to use a "unique window of opportunity" in the coming months to strengthen the continent's common currency. More>>

Italian lawmakers pass anti-terror military mission to Niger

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Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism. More>>

2 charged in Kosovo with supporting extremist groups

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Prosecutors in Kosovo say they have charged two people with supporting extremist groups on social media. More>>

Butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out

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A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram. More>>

German, Austrian chancellors stress need to secure EU border

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The chancellors of Germany and Austria saying they're waiting to see how political developments in their respective neighbors play out before passing judgment. More>>

Czech PM facing fraud charges says he might not head govt

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Populist billionaire Andrej Babis has acknowledged he might not be in the new Czech government even though his centrist ANO movement won October's parliamentary election. More>>

The Latest: French airport activists refuse order to leave

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France's prime minister says that the government has decided against building an airport in western France that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests and he told protesters occupying the site that they must leave. More>>

Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker

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A new Catalan parliament is meeting following a botched secession attempt last year and amid looming questions about the role that fugitive and jailed politicians will play in the chamber's separatist majority. More>>

Police arrest German who allegedly sought to abuse children

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German police have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion he planned to travel to the Philippines to sexually abuse children. More>>

EU maintains offer to keep Britain in despite vote to leave

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European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has maintained the offer for Britain to remain in the EU even after both sides have entered the second phase of Brexit negotiations. More>>

Norway's conservative PM presents new govt, no EU minister

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has presented her new center-right, three-party government with no major changes but without a European affairs minister. More>>

Germany: War reparations to Poland resolved but debate OK

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Germany's foreign minister has suggested an experts' group could be installed to look into calls from some of Poland's nationalist leaders that the country should be paid World War II reparations from Berlin. More>>

US presses Kosovo against amending war crimes court law

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The United States ambassador to Kosovo says the country still needs an outside mechanism like the special war crimes court as its system is not yet capable of administering high-case profiles and witnesses are subject to intimidation. More>>

Chinese-American journalist says China kidnapped his wife

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A Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed an exiled businessman says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces. More>>

Japanese public TV says staffer sent missile alert in error

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Japanese public broadcaster NHK says its erroneous alert of a North Korean missile fired at Japan was sent by a staff member who meant to file a different news flash. More>>

Office of rights group in Russia's North Caucasus torched

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Prominent rights group Memorial says masked men torched its office in the region of Ingushetia in Russia's North Caucasus. More>>

Jewish child orphaned in Mumbai attacks makes 1st visit back

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A young boy whose parents were killed at a Jewish center in Mumbai during the city's 2008 terror attack has returned for the first time to visit the city. More>>

Turkish military plane crashes during training; 3 killed

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Turkish media reports say a military training plane has crashed in southwestern Turkey, killing three people on board. More>>

The Latest: Catalan parliament chooses secessionist speaker

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Three jailed Catalan politicians are seeking permission from Catalonia's new regional parliament to allow them to vote through delegated colleagues so as to maintain a pro-independence bloc's slim majority in the chamber. More>>

German, Polish police bust people smuggling ring

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German and Polish police have carried out raids against suspected people-smugglers who helped Syrians travel to Germany illegally. More>>

German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non-word of 2017

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German linguists have declared the phrase "alternative facts" _ popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway _ the non-word of 2017. More>>

Young Hong Kong activist Wong gets second prison term

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A Hong Kong court has sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from 2014 protests. More>>

Serb leader's death in Kosovo raises Balkan region tensions

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A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo has been shot and killed, raising ethnic tensions in the region and halting EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia on the day they were due to resume. More>>

Macron visits Calais to preview toughened migrant policies

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President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the port city of Calais, where hundreds of migrants hide out while trying to make an end run to Britain. More>>

Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

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The head of French dairy giant Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products due to a salmonella scare has been enlarged to 83 countries, far more than the previous recall in some 30 nations. More>>

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile Video included

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Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront Chile's sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasing. More>>

Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram

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Nigeria's army has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership of the deadly extremist group. More>>

The Latest: Pope meets with Chileans abused by priests Video included

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Three churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Pope Francis' visit to the Andean nation. More>>

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

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Bangladesh officials say they have agreed with Myanmar that they will try to complete the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years. More>>

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

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Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii. More>>

Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in Syria

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Iran says U.S. plans to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and "add flames" to the war-torn country. More>>

Japanese PM lands in Romania as leader he is to meet resigns

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Bucharest for talks on North Korea and investment, but the focus in the Romanian capital was on a political crisis prompted by the unexpected resignation of Premier Mihai Tudose. More>>

UK police say death of Dolores O'Riordan is not suspicious

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Police say they are not treating the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan as suspicious. More>>

New US Embassy criticized by Trump opens in London

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The new U.S. Embassy denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location is set to open to the public. More>>

Germany conducts searches against 10 suspected Iranian spies

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German authorities are conducting searches countrywide in connection with 10 suspected Iranian spies. More>>

Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

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A cybersecurity firm says the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate. More>>

The Latest: Kosovo assures safety after Serb leader's death

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The lawyer for leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo Oliver Ivanovic says he has been shot dead. More>>

Bahrain radar shows Qatar jets near UAE planes; Doha denies

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Bahrain releases radar tracks it says show Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners flying to Bahrain. More>>

French prison guards protest violent working conditions

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Protesting French prison guards pushed back against riot police and shouted down the justice minister amid demonstrations at several prisons over violent inmates and overcrowding. More>>

Davos organizers: Trump to make last-day address at forum

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World Economic Forum organizers say U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver a closing address at the Davos conference next week, which will focus on "finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests.". More>>

Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

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A Danish prosecutor says inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, saying he either cut her throat or strangled her. More>>

German prosecutors raise charge in teen's stabbing to murder

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German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant held over the fatal stabbing of his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend is now suspected of murder after investigations showed he acted with "guile.". More>>

Hebrew grammar book from 16th century returns to Prague

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A 16th century book that belonged to Prague's Jewish community before World War II and was considered lost before it surfaced at a New York City auction has returned to the Czech Republic. More>>

New Czech minority government fails to win confidence vote

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The new Czech minority government led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis has failed to win a mandatory confidence vote in the lower house of Parliament and has to resign. More>>

North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

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North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic". More>>

Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia's national carrier

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Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier. More>>

Liberia president rejects her expulsion from political party

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Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rejected her expulsion from the governing party as illegal, saying she will appeal the decision. More>>

Ghana police arrest, question 3 men found with explosives

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Ghana's police say they are questioning 3 men who were arrested Monday after being found with explosives. More>>

Milan line offers canine couture for pampered pooches

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Dogs get in on Milan fashion scene with brand's haute couture line for canines. More>>

48 injured, mostly children, in German school bus accident

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Police in southern Germany say a school bus has rammed into a house without braking, injuring 21 children. More>>

Police: Kenyan Catholic priest arrested for sodomy

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A Kenyan police report says a Catholic priest is in police custody facing charges of allegedly sodomizing an 18 year old man. More>>

South Sudan's cease-fire broken by both sides, say monitors

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Sixteen people have been killed, including three children, since South Sudan's cease-fire started less than a month ago, say monitors. More>>

The Latest: 3 churches firebombed in Chile during pope visit

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Pope Francis is begging the forgiveness of Chileans for the "irreparable damage" done to children who have been sexually abused by priests. More>>

Protesters clash with police in Ukraine over new law

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At least one policeman has been injured and several protesters have been detained after scuffles outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, the capital. More>>

EU chief urges Britain to change its mind over Brexit

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EU chief Donald Tusk is urging Britain to change its mind about leaving the bloc next year and says the EU would welcome the country back. More>>

Aussie dad with a hunch hired copter that found injured son

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The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. More>>

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

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Glowing-red lava has spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 21,000 villagers fleeing to safety. More>>

Germany: Number of asylum-seekers drop but still 'too high'

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The German government says the number of new asylum-seekers registered in the country dropped significantly last year to some 186,000. More>>

Japan city uses emergency system to recall blowfish packages

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A city in central Japan has used its emergency loudspeaker system to recall packages of blowfish meat that contained the potentially deadly liver. More>>

Russian pollster stops publishing results on elections

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Russia's major independent polling agency says it has stopped publishing results of opinion polls on the upcoming presidential election, fearing legal repercussions. More>>

Dolores O'Riordan, voice of The Cranberries, dies at 46

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A publicist says Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died aged 46. More>>

UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies

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UAE claims Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace, charges denied by Qatar. More>>

Romania's PM resigns after he loses support from party

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Romania's prime minister resigned after his party withdrew its support amid a power struggle with party chairman. More>>

Sweden to reissue Cold War era booklet on war threat

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Sweden says it will issue an updated version of a Cold War-era civil emergency advice booklet, reflecting Stockholm's concerns of a worsened security situation in the Baltic Sea region. More>>

Airbus could abandon A380 superjumbo amid lackluster sales

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Airbus says it will stop making its costly A380 superjumbo if it can't strike a long-term deal with Emirates airline for a steady supply of the planes. More>>

Italian candidate for premier defends 'white race' remark

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Italian gubernatorial candidate sparks outrage by saying Italy can't accept all immigrants who want to live in the country if "our white race" is to continue. More>>

Venezuela forces take down fugitive group in deadly shootout

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Venezuelan officials say special forces troops have captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings. More>>

Hong Kong court to rule later on 3 activists' prison terms

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Three young Hong Kong activists, including Joshua Wong, are making a last-ditch attempt to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. More>>

Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

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Iraq's interior ministry says back-to-back suicide attacks in central Baghdad kill at least 16 people. More>>

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

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Scientists say millions more people around the world are threatened by river floods in the coming decades due to climate change. More>>

Lego plans video games, social network for Chinese children

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Toy maker Lego is partnering with China's internet giant Tencent to offer games, video and possibly a social network aimed at children. More>>

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

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Across the Middle East, millions of people who depend on the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants are bracing for the worst ahead of an expected U.S. funding cut. More>>

In Chile, pope met with protests, passion and skepticism

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Pope Francis' visit to Chile was always going to be fraught, but it has taken on an unprecedented degree of opposition with the firebombings of Catholic churches ahead of his arrival and protests by Chileans fed up with priest sex abuse and cover-up. More>>

Myanmar says 1st camp for Rohingya will be ready next week

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Myanmar officials say a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week. More>>

Turkey vows to 'drown' US-backed Syrian Kurdish force

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Russia, Turkey, Syrian government condemn US plans to establish Syrian Kurdish-led border security force. More>>

The Latest: Small crowds greet pope on first visit to Chile

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Pope Francis has landed in Chile, where protests are expected over his decision to appoint a bishop who was close to the Andean nation's most notorious pedophile priest. More>>

Belgium: Explosion collapses building, injures up to 20

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Police said an explosion has torn through three adjacent homes in Belgium's northern port town of Antwerp and injured up to 20 people. More>>

Spain warns Catalan leader against swearing-in from Brussels

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned that the government will keep control over the restive region of Catalonia if ousted Catalan leader Carlos Puigdemont tries to be regional president from Brussels, where he is on the run. More>>

'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers

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A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) and ordered to perform community service. More>>

Israel slams Palestinian leader over anti-Trump speech

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Israel's defense minister says Palestinian leader Abbas has 'lost his senses' following fiery anti-Trump speech. More>>

France drops child sex abuse probe of soldiers in Africa

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French investigators have dropped an investigation of alleged child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic. More>>

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