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Australia urges China to treat detained writer fairly

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Australia's foreign minister has urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and says there is no evidence that his detention is part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive. More>>

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Venezuela crisis looms over pope's Central America visit

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Pope Francis has arrived in Panama with a political crisis in nearby Venezuela, a migration standoff over President Donald Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall and tens of thousands of wildly excited young Central Americans welcoming him. More>>

Showdown in Venezuela as US backs Maduro rival's power claim

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Venezuelans are heading into uncharted political waters, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and the socialist leader Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration. More>>

North Korea says Kim ordered preparations for 2nd Trump meet

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North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump. More>>

Russia and Turkey mull next steps in war-torn Syria

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Turkey's Erdogan arrives in Moscow for Syria talks with Putin as their governments bargain over zones of influence. More>>

Nissin takes down ad after complaints on Osaka's depiction

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One of Naomi Osaka's main sponsors has taken down an online ad campaign that depicts the Japanese tennis star with pale skin, after it was criticized as insensitive. More>>

Congo's Kabila, on eve of leaving presidency, urges unity

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Congo's Kabila, on eve of leaving presidency, urges unity after sharply disputed election. More>>

Zimbabwe's civil servants to strike on Friday over salaries

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Zimbabwe labor leader in court, charged with subversion, as lawyers allege a denial of justice. More>>

Governor convicted of blasphemy freed from Indonesian prison

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A Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited protests that were the largest in Muslim-majority Indonesia in years has been released from prison after a two-year sentence for blasphemy. More>>

Canadian ambassador: Huawei exec could avoid US extradition

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Canada's ambassador to China says a top Chinese executive has a strong case to avoid extradition to the United States. More>>

AP Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency Video included

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AP Exclusive: A South Korean man who was deported from the United States to South Korea in 2016 is suing the Seoul government and a private adoption agency over what he calls gross negligence. More>>

Australia urges China to treat detained dual citizen fairly

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The Australian government says it is seeking information about a Chinese-Australian writer who has been reported missing in China. More>>

Maduro foe claims Venezuela presidency amid protests

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Venezuela's re-invigorated opposition faces a crucial test Wednesday as it seeks to fill streets nationwide with protesters in an appeal to the military and the poor to shift loyalties that until recently looked solidly behind President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

At Davos, battle lines are drawn over trade and cooperation

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Hong Kong's Beijing-backed Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she's "quite worried" that the rules-based system that has governed global trade for decades is under threat. More>>

Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang dies from military injuries

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Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang has died from injuries he sustained during a military training exercise in New Zealand at age 28. More>>

Thailand sets March election date after 5-year military rule

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Thailand's first general election after five years of military rule will be held in March, election officials announce in the most concrete step the country has taken to return to civilian governance since 2014 coup. More>>

Swedish teen takes climate activism to jet-setters in Davos

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There aren't many people who spend 32 hours on a train and sleep in a tent for an annual meetup of global elites, but a Swedish teenager emerging as her generation's voice on climate change comes from a different place than most Davos participants. More>>

The Latest: France wants new Renault chief to lock in Nissan

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The president of the Central Bank of Argentina says the country is better prepared for the challenge of a slowdown in trade after suffering a recession. More>>

Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy

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Pope Francis is looking to leave the sex abuse scandal buffeting his papacy behind as he heads to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

China seems to confirm scientist's gene-edited babies claim

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A Chinese investigation into reports of the world's first gene-edited babies seems to have confirmed their existence. More>>

Iraq says goodbye to its beloved archaeologist al-Gailani

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Iraq mourns loss of beloved archaeologist al-Gailani who helped rebuild Baghdad museum after 2003 US invasion. More>>

Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution

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Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country. More>>

UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are 'positive'

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The World Health Organization says it is seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing.". More>>

Zimbabwe and world music star Oliver Mtukudzi dies at 66

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Zimbabwean musician and world music star Oliver Mtukudzi dies in Harare at age 66. More>>

EU's antitrust cop lays groundwork for more tech scrutiny

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EU antitrust enforcer and Silicon Valley nemesis Vestager lays groundwork for more tech scrutiny after term ends. More>>

French watchdog slaps Google with $57M fine under new EU law

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Franc's data privacy watchdog slaps Google with $57M fine under new EU data privacy rules. More>>

The Latest: Pope touches down in Panama, meets first couple

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Pope Francis says fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he begins a trip to central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north. More>>

Report: Iran court sentences whistle-blower to 5 years

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The official IRNA news agency reports that an Iranian court has sentenced a prominent journalist to five years in prison. More>>

Top Jordanian politicians arrested on corruption charges

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Jordan's state security court has arrested several high-profile Jordanian politicians on the charges of illegal tobacco production, smuggling and bribery. More>>

The Latest: Venezuelans in Spain protest Maduro's rule

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A statue of former socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been burnt to a crisp amid a wave of anti-government unrest. More>>

Sudan's president, facing protests, looks for aid from Qatar

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Sudan's embattled president is in Qatar looking for support amid weekslong protests against his 29-year rule in the African nation. More>>

Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

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Two police officials say U.S. singer Chris Brown is in custody in Paris along with two other people after a woman filed a rape complaint. More>>

Commuter's 'delay scarf' bought by German train company

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Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf". More>>

Egypt's el-Sissi says most painful of reforms is over

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Egypt's president says the most painful part of his economic reform program is over, but cautioned there is still some way to go before it's completed. More>>

Swiss, German students protest inaction on climate change

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Thousands of students are holding rallies across Germany and Switzerland to protest lack of action against climate change. More>>

In Congo, the Tshisekedi no one had expected takes power

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In Congo, the Tshisekedi no one had expected takes power; son unlike his charismatic father. More>>

Royal mystery: Austrian feared kidnapped safe with family

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Austrian police say an 88-year-old woman with links to Austro-Hungarian nobility who was the feared victim of a brazen daytime kidnapping has surfaced unharmed at her daughter's house. More>>

South Korea human rights body to investigate abuse in sports

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South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after several female athletes said they'd been raped or assaulted by their coaches. More>>

Fire kills 7 siblings in Syrian capital Damascus

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First responders say seven siblings were asleep in their apartment in the Syrian capital when a fire broke out and spread quickly, suffocating six in their bedroom and burning to death the seventh. More>>

'Roma,' 'Cold War' among foreign-language Oscar nominees

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Films from Mexico, Poland, Lebanon, Japan and Germany are competing in the Academy Awards race for best foreign-language film. More>>

Correction: France-Paris Fashion Week-Watch story

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The most conspicuous thing about the frothy, 18th century couture that Chanel showcased inside a sunlit Italian villa as it was snowing in Paris outside was what was not there: a bow from the designer, Karl Lagerfeld, himself. More>>

Afghan CEO urges patience amid talk of US troops withdrawal

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Afghanistan's chief executive is urging the world not to give up on his impoverished country after the Trump administration suggested the United States could withdraw troops. More>>

Seoul accuses Japanese patrol plane of threatening flight

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South Korea's military has accused Japan of a "clear provocation" over what it says was a threatening low-altitude flight by a Japanese patrol plane over a South Korean warship. More>>

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before sultans pick next king

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A look at Malaysia's monarchy before the sultans from nine royal families choose the next king amid a reassertion of political influence for constitutional head of state. More>>

Lawyer: Suspected US spy had classified docs on him Video included

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An American man who is being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying is due in court. More>>

Doping agency forgives Russia, but says more work needed

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Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russia is "optimistic" ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling on whether the country's authorities met demands to turn over lab data. More>>

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

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China demands U.S. drop request for Canada to extradite top Huawei executive. More>>

Spain: Taxi drivers threaten to take strike to French border

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Taxi drivers striking to demand tighter regulations for companies using ride-hailing apps are blocking traffic for another day in Spain's two major cities and threatening to take their protest to the French border. More>>

Afghan security service suffers heavy toll in Taliban attack

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Afghan officials: Taliban attack on military base in eastern province previous day killed at least 45 military personnel. More>>

Brazilian leader at odds with Davos focus on environment

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will headline the first full day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with a speech to political and business leaders. More>>

Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces 'unacceptable'

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Zimbabwe's president says violence by security forces 'unacceptable' and will be investigated. More>>

Brexit battle looms as UK lawmakers attack May's 'Plan B' Video included

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Prime Minister Theresa May is determined to get a tweaked version of her rejected European Union divorce deal through Parliament. More>>

The Latest: Maduro fires back at US after criticism by Pence

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says Venezuelans have the "unwavering support" of the United States in their effort to restore democracy to their country. More>>

The Latest: Merck to ship 120,000 more Ebola vaccine doses

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A top Red Cross official says climate change is worsening "old-age tensions" between farming and herding communities in Niger and Mali. More>>

The Latest: Chris Brown released from custody in Paris

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The Paris prosecutor's office says that U.S. singer Chris Brown has been released from custody over rape allegations against him. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe troops assaulting people in capital

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The Latest: South Africa considers bailout for Zimbabwe 'if affordable for our side'. More>>

Russian police detain drunken man who hijacked plane

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Russian authorities say that a plane bound for Moscow was forced to land shortly after the take-off in a suspected hijacking. More>>

Uber, Cabify cars are attacked in Spain; police arrest 7

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Police in Barcelona say they have arrested seven people for allegedly trashing cars working with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify as part of a protest by taxi drivers in the Spanish city. More>>

Greece removes ancient sites, museums, from development list

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Greece's government says it has removed hundreds of archaeological museums, ancient sites and castles inadvertently put on a provisional list of properties up for private development under the country's bailout terms. More>>

Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legal

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Romania's president says a government decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving senior officials is 'crassly unconstitutional'. More>>

Vatican: No prior accusation of sex abuse against Argentine

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The Vatican is insisting that there were no accusations of sexual abuse against an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis when he resigned in 2017 and was promoted to a job at the Vatican. More>>

6 remain missing after Black Sea ship fire

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Ambulance crews on the Crimean Peninsula have transported a dozen survivors of a ship fire to hospitals while six of their crewmates have remained missing in the Black Sea. More>>

Car hits Polish policeman, rams into presidential palace

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A spokesman for Polish President Andrzej Duda says that a man has been detained after ramming a car into a metal barrier protecting the driveway of the presidential palace. More>>

Iran denounces German ban on its Mahan Air

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Iran's Foreign Ministry has denounced as "hasty and incorrect" a German ban on Iran's Mahan Air from landing in the country. More>>

Russia, Japan make no visible progress on territorial spat

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The leaders of Russia and Japan have acknowledged that settling a decades-long territorial dispute poses a daunting challenge but vowed to continue negotiations. More>>

Italy senator apologizes for tweet citing anti-Semitic text

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A senator with Italy's governing 5-Star Movement has apologized for a tweet citing a century-old anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which he later deleted. More>>

Bolivia's Morales marks 13 years in power, seeks new term

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Bolivian President Evo Morales is celebrating his 13 years in office amid controversy over whether he should be allowed to run again. More>>

Syria: Blast in coastal city of Latakia kills 1

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Syrian state TV is reporting that an explosion has occurred at an intersection in the coastal city of Latakia inflicting casualties. More>>

France: Ex-champ swimmer admits 'shame' at child rape trial

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A court in southwest France has heard how a French former swimming champion who went on to manage one of France's most successful ice hockey teams wormed his way into the trust of admiring families to sexually abuse their children. More>>

Spanish government loses vote with budget fight looming

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The Spanish government lost a vote in the Parliament to change regulations for housing rentals on Tuesday, dealing the ruling Socialists a setback as they try to cobble support to pass a national budget. More>>

'The whole world will see it': Crafting the papal chair

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Craftsmen in Panama have built a towering cedar chair for Pope Francis to use when he arrives this week to preside over World Youth Day. More>>

US says Congo's 20 days without internet '20 days too many'

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US says Congo's 20 days without internet '20 days too many' amid disputed presidential vote. More>>

Last moments of Kenya attack victims revealed at memorial

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'The gunshots are coming closer and closer'; new details emerge in account of extremist attack on Nairobi hotel, office complex. More>>

'Several' suspects on the run after bank robbery in Paris

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Paris police said several suspects were on the run after they robbed a Champs-Elysees bank on day light near the luxury shops of the famed touristic avenue. More>>

Greek police seize big hoard of allegedly looted antiquities

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Greek police have confiscated over a hundred antiquities allegedly excavated by grave robbers, and arrested a man suspected of trying to sell them for 600,000 euros ($682,000). More>>

Al Jazeera says Sudan withdraws journalists' work permits

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Qatari satellite broadcaster Al Jazeera says that its correspondents in Sudan have had their work permits withdrawn by security officials. More>>

Tokyo court rejects Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn's bail request

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A court in Tokyo has rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail. More>>

Korea talks in Sweden have ended, few details given

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An official with the independent think tank that co-hosted talks between American, South Korean and North Korean diplomats in Sweden _ considered a preparation for an upcoming U.S.-Korea summit _ says the meeting has ended but gave no details. More>>

Model who said she had dirt on Russian oligarch walks free

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A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has been released from detention. More>>

Sudan's embattled president travels to Qatar amid unrest

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Sudan's embattled al-Bashir flies to Qatar, his first trip abroad since protests against his rule began nearly five weeks ago. More>>

France on alert for snowfall, Eiffel Tower closes

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France's national weather agency Meteo France says a large part of the country is on alert for dangerous levels of snow and ice. More>>

Italy arrests 7 more in bid to keep Sicilian Mafia down

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Italian police have arrested seven suspected Mafiosi as part of an ongoing operation to prevent the Sicilian Mafia from re-establishing a new hierarchy following the prison death 14 months ago of the last boss of bosses. More>>

'Rambo,' 'Total Recall' producer Andy Vajna dies at 74

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Hungary's National Film Fund says that Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna has died. He was 74. More>>

UK leader unveils Brexit Plan B, looks a lot like Plan A Video included

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Prime Minister Theresa May is set to unveil her new plan to break Britain's Brexit deadlock _ and it's expected to look a lot like the old plan decisively rejected by Parliament last week. More>>

Denmark: Syrian charged with planning terror goes on trial

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A trial has started against a 31-year-old Syrian man who is charged with planning to explode one or more bombs in Copenhagen and stabbing random people with kitchen knives. More>>

Venezuela quells soldiers' revolt, top court blasts congress

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Security forces have fired tear gas against a group of protesters in Venezuela's capital after an apparent uprising by a national guard unit. More>>

Inside a big top, Dior puts on circus-themed couture

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Dior went to the circus for inspiration in creating a ludic couture show in Paris, where models inside a big top walked through an arch of acrobats. More>>

Tokyo court rejects Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn's bail request

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A court in Tokyo has rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail. More>>

Reinvented legacy: Nazi's paintings fund foundation for Jews

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The daughter of Hitler architect Albert Speer is accepting an award for starting a foundation to aid Jewish women with cultural projects in Germany. More>>

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

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International Monetary Fund says world economic growth will fall to 3.5 percent this year, slowed by trade tensions, higher interest rates. More>>

Israel increasingly goes public with its strikes in Syria

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Israel says Iranian targets hit in Syria include munition facilities, intel site, military training camp; 11 dead. More>>

France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio's migrant remarks

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France's Foreign Ministry summoned the Italian ambassador Monday over sharp anti-French comments from an Italian official about Europe's migrant crisis. More>>

After violence, Greek parliament debates deal with Macedonia

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Greece's government has submitted a controversial agreement to parliament aimed at normalizing relations with neighbor Macedonia, a day after violent demonstrations against the deal erupted in Athens. More>>

Zimbabwe's president returns amid economic crisis, crackdown

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Zimbabwe's capital is returning to normal Monday, after a week of turmoil, in which Zimbabweans protested dramatic fuel price hikes and government security forces launched a crackdown in which 12 people were killed. More>>

Survey: CEO pessimism on economy spreads after upbeat 2018

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A survey of hundreds of corporate chieftains worldwide shows "a record jump in pessimism" about global economic growth. More>>

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

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An athletes' group has raised further allegations of sexual abuse in South Korean speed skating following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her former coach. More>>

Taliban attack Afghan military base, killing 12

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Afghan officials: Taliban assault on military base, police training center in eastern province kills at least 12. More>>

French leader promotes foreign investment at Versailles

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French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 150 world business leaders in a bid to promote his pro-business agenda, as yellow vest protesters take to the streets against his economic policies. More>>

China grants Ivanka Trump 5 trademarks amid trade talks

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China OK's 5 new Ivanka Trump trademarks amid trade talks with Washington. More>>

Oxfam says world wealth gap widening, advocates fairer taxes

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Oxfam says wealth inequality is "out of control" and doing particular harm to women. More>>

Indian police investigate suspected people smuggling to NZ

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Police in southern India say they are investigating a suspected attempt to illegally transport more than 100 Indians by boat to New Zealand. More>>

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

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Muslims in the southern Philippines are voting in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest. More>>

Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeastern Syria

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Islamic State suicide bomber targets joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week. More>>

The Latest: Brexit: EU official welcomes scrapping of fee Video included

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Spain and the United Kingdom agree to safeguard voting rights in local elections for citizens residing in the other country regardless of how Brexit unfolds. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe president returns to address crisis

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The Latest: A spokesman for Zimbabwe's largest trade union said police have arrested the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Japhet Moyo. More>>

China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

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A Chinese investigation says the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law. More>>

Russia: 14 sailors killed when ships catch fire in Black Sea

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Russia's state maritime agency says that two commercial vessels under Tanzanian flag have gone ablaze in the Black Sea, leaving at least three sailors dead. More>>

Colombia pressures Cuba to turn over ELN rebel leaders

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The National Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a Colombian police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded. More>>

N Ireland police deal with hijackings after weekend car bomb

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Controlled explosion after further vehicle hijackings in Northern Ireland. More>>

The Latest: Italy deputy PM downplays France migrant remarks

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France's Foreign Ministry has summoned Italy's ambassador over sharp anti-French comments from Italy about Europe's migrant crisis. More>>

Mali al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on UN

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SITE Intelligence Group says Mali's al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission that killed at least 10 peacekeepers and wounded 25 others in northern Mali's Kidal region. More>>

Hedi Slimane unveils debut menswear show for Celine in Paris

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Psychedelic Peruvian paintings covered panel upon panel of Kenzo's fall menswear show at Paris Fashion Week. More>>

Macron ex-security aide: Diplomatic passports given back

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French President Emmanuel Macron's former security aide, at the heart of a damaging political scandal, has told a Senate commission that he turned in his two diplomatic passports after being fired last summer but they were returned to him two months later. More>>

Burkina Faso names new government amid extremist threats

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In a decree read on Burkina Faso National Television, the president has nominated a new prime minister after a mass resignation last week. More>>

Briton, Greek soldier held in border area on spying charges

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Greek authorities have brought espionage charges against a British national working for a charity assisting migrants and a Greek soldier, who were arrested together in a military area on the border with Turkey. More>>

Congo inauguration postponed; police stop opposition rally

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Congo's government spokesman said that president-elect Felix Tshisekedi's inauguration has been postponed from Tuesday. More>>

Oxford suspends research funding from China's Huawei

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Oxford University suspends research grants, funding donations from Huawei, amid growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant. More>>

Fear and zeal over more guns in violence-plagued Brazil

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Many Brazilians preparing to arm up, but will more guns curb violence in the nation that leads the world in total homicides?. More>>

Albania opposition leader fined for defaming ruling lawmaker

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An Albanian court has convicted the main opposition Democratic Party leader of defamation over drug-related allegations he made against a senior governing lawmaker. More>>

Former French swimming champion on trial for child sex abuse

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A former French swimming champion is on trial in southwest France for the alleged rape and sexual abuse of young boys and adolescents during the decade he ran an ice hockey club in northern France. More>>

Sweden: Envoys' talks 'good preparation' for Trump and Kim

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The foreign minister of Sweden says she hopes talks her country is hosting between U.S., South Korean and North Korean diplomats will be "good preparation for an upcoming summit" between U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Romania minister prepares decree to invalidate graft cases

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Romania's justice minister says he's prepared an emergency decree that could quash hundreds of corruption cases involving the country's most senior officials. More>>

Germany bans Iran's Mahan Air amid security concerns

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The German government is banning Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the Iranian airline's involvement in Syria. More>>

Kenyan court orders 4 more attack suspects to be held

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4 people suspected of helping Islamic extremists attack a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital last week have appeared in court. More>>

France holds trial over horse meat found in frozen lasagna

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Four people are going on in trial in Paris accused of passing off cheap horse meat as pricier beef. More>>

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

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China's 2018 economic growth decelerated to 6.6 percent after tariff war cooled final quarter. More>>

Death toll reaches 85 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

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They were warned to stay away from the geyser of gasoline gushing from the ruptured pipeline in central Mexico, but Gerardo Perez says he and his joined others in bypassing the soldiers. More>>

US, South Korean diplomats attending NKorea talks in Sweden

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Sweden says diplomats from South Korea and the United States are to attend tripartite "small-format" talks with a North Korean colleague in the Nordic country along with "a small group of international experts". More>>

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

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Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages and accounts it says were part of two big disinformation operations. More>>

Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee

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Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is asking for his release on bail from a two-month detention in Japan. More>>

Survey: Workers trust their employer over other institutions

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An annual survey shows people view their employer as the most trusted institution in their lives, with less trust seen in governments and businesses overall. More>>

Austria's young chancellor welcomes one of oldest PMs

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Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has some special words of welcome for his guest, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is more than six decades his senior. More>>

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay Video included

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Britain's trade minister says the country will face a "political tsunami" if the government does not deliver on voters' decision to leave the European Union. More>>

Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled

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Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in eastern Kenya, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a Nairobi attack. More>>

In rare move, Israel confirms attacking Iran forces in Syria

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Syrian state TV is reporting an explosion in a southern neighborhood of the capital. More>>

Congo on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

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Congo's Constitutional court confirmed the victory of Felix Tshisekedi, dismissing the claims of massive vote fraud by runner-up Martin Fayulu. More>>

Zimbabwe president to return home after deadly turmoil

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Zimbabwe's president says he will return home, skip World Economic Forum after a week of deadly turmoil. More>>

Al-Qaida-linked jihadists kill 10 UN peacekeepers in Mali

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An official with the United Nations mission in Mali says that jihadists linked to al-Qaida have killed six peacekeepers and injured 19 others in an attack on a peacekeepers' camp in Aguelhoc, in northern Mali's Kidal region. More>>

The Latest: Israel announces attacks on Iran forces in Syria

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Syrian state media is reporting that air defenses have repelled an Israeli airstrike south of the capital, Damascus. More>>

Greek protesters angry over Macedonia deal clash with police

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Protesters have clashed with police outside Greece's parliament during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people against the Greek-Macedonia name deal. More>>

Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion dies at 80

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An Iraqi archaeologist, who lent her expertise to rebuild the collection at the National Museum after it was looted in 2003, has died. More>>

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

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A private rescue boat with 47 migrants aboard says so far no country has granted it port permission. More>>

UK police speak to Prince Philip about not wearing seatbelt

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Norfolk Police have spoken with Prince Philip after the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was photographed driving without wearing a seatbelt. More>>

Plane makes emergency landing in Black Sea port in Romania

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Romanian authorities say an airplane flying from Cyprus to the Romanian capital has made an emergency landing in the Black Sea port of Constanta due to problem with the wing flaps. More>>

Polish PM calls for respect in public life after mayor slain

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Poland's conservative Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called on politicians and public figures to make the public debate more respectful after the slaying of Gdansk city mayor which raised calls for national reconciliation. More>>

The Latest: AU 'postpones' urgent trip to Congo over vote

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza congratulated Congo's President elect Felix Tshisekedi and the Congolese people on the election result. More>>

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

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The world's oldest man has died at his home _ a hot springs inn _ in northern Japan at the age of 113. More>>

Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrest

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Iraq's new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, has visited Basra, a city that saw riots last summer over acute water pollution and crippling power outages. More>>

Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy trapped in borehole

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Rescuers in southern Spain say that the frantic effort to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a borehole seven days ago have again been slowed by difficult terrain. More>>

Graham says he'll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

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A leading U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says he will urge President Donald Trump to meeting with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan so that they can come up with an agenda to end Afghanistan's 17-year war. More>>

French yellow vests protest despite Macron's outreach

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Yellow vest groups plan protests in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. More>>

Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

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High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington. More>>

Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees' return

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Lebanon is using an Arab economic summit to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories. More>>

Holocaust victims buried after remains found in UK museum

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The remains of six unidentified Holocaust victims have been buried at a Jewish cemetery after spending years in storage at a British museum. More>>

Algerian ex-prime minister Benflis to run for presidency

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Algerian ex-Prime Minister Ali Benflis has announced he will run for president in next year's election. More>>

Thom Browne goes for spectacle at Paris Fashion Week

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Thom Browne provided the biggest spectacle on a relatively quiet day at Paris Fashion Week. More>>

IRA dissidents suspected in Northern Ireland car bomb blast

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Northern Ireland politicians are condemning a car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry. More>>

Egypt says security forces killed 14 militants in Sinai

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Egyptian security forces say they've killed 14 militants and seized a ton of explosives in an operation in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. More>>

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

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A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 20 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans. More>>

Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim

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A Belarusian model who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election says she won't be saying anything more about the matter. More>>

AP Explains: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

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AP Explains: 2019 already a busy year for African internet shutdowns; how it works and how it hurts. More>>

Rival militias negotiate truce in Libya's Tripoli

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Libyan security officials say a temporary cease fire has taken hold in the capital of Tripoli, after deadly fighting between rival militias that dominate the city flared up last week. More>>

2 killed, 25 injured in large fire at French ski resort

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French authorities say two people have been killed and 25 others injured in a large blaze that broke out in the ski resort of Courchevel, local authorities said. More>>

Tshisekedi declared Congo's president, but runner-up revolts

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Party of Congo's declared election winner rejects African Union request to delay final results. More>>

Survivors: Up to 117 missing from sunken boat off Libya

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A rescue official says survivors have told rescuers that up to 117 migrants might have died when a rubber dinghy capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya. More>>

The Latest: Labour deputy says party must join Brexit talks Video included

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is suggesting it may be possible to give Britain more time to leave the European Union if it comes up with a good strategy, saying a no-deal Brexit would be bad for everyone. More>>

The Latest: Tshisekedi says his win a victory for all Congo

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The Latest: Congo court rejects runner-up Fayulu's challenge to presidential election results. More>>

US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists in response to attack on Somali forces. More>>

Hope dashed for families of Colombia cadets killed in attack

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When a bomb exploded at a Colombia police academy, killing 21 people, it instantly ground to a halt the dreams of a new class of cadets, many of whom represented for their families a shot at escaping the cruel binds of poverty. More>>

Pope puts Sistine choir under aide's eye after scandal

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Pope Francis has put a close aide in charge of the Sistine Chapel Choir after a funds scandal. More>>

Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Chile's coast; no reports of damage

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A 6.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken cities and town on Chile's northern coast. More>>

The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast

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Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says the death toll from a pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 66. More>>

Britain's Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

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Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over in a collision with another vehicle. More>>

Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

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The son of an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster says his mother will appear before a U.S. grand jury and is still being jailed as a material witness. More>>

Mothers of slain Nicaraguan students unite to seek justice

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Mothers, sisters, aunts who lost loved ones in Nicaragua repression unite to seek justice as Madres de Abril. They follow in footsteps of mothers throughout the region who for years have demanded answers in their children's murders. More>>