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Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro

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French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, both limping in the polls, are looking for common approaches to Donald Trump and fixing the flaws in the euro currency. More>>

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UK leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

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Britain's former Brexit secretary has slammed Prime Minister Theresa May for lacking political will and resolve when dealing with the European Union over Brexit negotiations. More>>

Turkey warns ExxonMobil against drilling with Greek Cypriots

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Turkey's Foreign Ministry has cautioned an international energy company against cooperating with the government of Cyprus in its search for gas. More>>

Pope decries that 'wealthy few' feast on what belongs to all

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Pope Francis is praying with thousands of poor people in St. Peter's Basilica and decrying that the "few rich" grow even wealthier. More>>

Pence, Xi trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summit

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China's president says the world faces a choice of cooperation or confrontation in a speech to a summit of leaders that is divided by tensions stemming from increased U.S. protectionism. More>>

Tijuana protesters chant 'Out!' at migrants camped in city

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Hundreds of Tijuana residents have protested the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. More>>

Finland's president rakes memory for source of Trump remark

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Finland's president says that he briefed U.S. President Donald Trump on how the Nordic country effectively monitors its substantial forest resources with a well-working surveillance system. More>>

Cambodia says Khmer Rouge tribunal that convicted 3 is done

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Cambodia has reiterated it intends to end the work of the U.N.-backed tribunal that convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide and other crimes. More>>

Scattered tax protests persist in France; injuries up to 409

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Grassroots protests over hikes in taxes on diesel fuel and gasoline have continued in France, though on a far smaller scale than ones a day earlier that paralyzed traffic around the country. More>>

African singer makes persecution of fellow albinos visible

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Singer and albino activist Salif Keita has dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May. More>>

Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, US differ

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A meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea highlighted divisions between global powers the U.S. and China and a growing competition for influence in the usually neglected South Pacific. More>>

Trump says report on Khashoggi's death coming in 2 days

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U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Netanyahu takes on defense post amid call for early polls

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Israel's prime minister says he is making a "last effort" to prevent the collapse of his government. More>>

Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

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The Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office. More>>

The Latest: Macron addresses Germany's parliament

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French President Emmanuel Macron has taken part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Germany's memorial to the victims of war and dictatorship. More>>

The Latest: Israeli PM Netanyahu takes over defense ministry

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Israel's prime minister says he will also take over as defense minister and is rejecting calls to hold early elections. More>>

Feminist activists interrupt Franco memorial event in Madrid

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Spanish police have intervened to keep trouble from erupting at a rally marking the anniversary of military dictator Francisco Franco's death after feminist protesters interrupted the event. More>>

Iraq's president meets Saudi king after visiting rival Iran

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In delicate balance, Iraq's President Barham Salih meets with Saudi King Salman day after visit to the kingdom's rival Iran. More>>

1 dead, scores injured in fuel tax protests around France

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French drivers plan to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes and President Emmanuel Macron's policies. More>>

Official: Car bomb in Iraq's Tikrit kills 5

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An Iraqi security official says five people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the city of Tikrit. More>>

Interpol meets to select new president after China's arrest

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Interpol member-states are gathering in Dubai to select a new president after the agency's former leader was detained in China. More>>

Report: Iran arrests 4 workers protesting unpaid salaries

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Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's authorities have detained four workers protesting not having been paid their salaries for months in the southwestern province of Khuzestan. More>>

Criminal case as pollution surges in Russian river

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Sharp rise in pollution of Russian river sparks criminal investigation. More>>

Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed outside home

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Iraqi police say a Muslim cleric has been killed outside his home after he suggested that demonstrators should take up arms over poor public services in Basra. More>>

Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

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Romanian prosecutors are investigating whether a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania. More>>

Madagascar heads to runoff election on Dec. 19

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In Madagascar, two former heads of state qualified for the second round of the presidential election, to be held on Dec. 19. More>>

Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilo gets historic update

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The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired. More>>

Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

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A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a cargo ship en route to the International Space Station, a successful launch that clears the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost next month. More>>

Climate change protesters block off 5 London bridges

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Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital's main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously. More>>

The Latest: APEC leaders fail to agree on final communique

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Papua New Guinea were unable to agree on a final communique. More>>

Azeri opposition leader faces charges after illegal rally

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The head of Azeri opposition party Popular Front faces legal action after authorities arrested him in Baku for attempting to lead an unsanctioned demonstration. More>>

The Latest: Labour leader: New EU vote 'not for today'

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Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May is warning that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her. More>>

Britain says Russian contractors have no say in visa process

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Britain's Home Office says that the company contracted to collect visa applications in Russia has "absolutely no involvement with the decision-making process.". More>>

Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

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Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he had never used a computer and making comments showing he had no idea what a USB port might be. More>>

Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych to miss treason hearing

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Former Ukrainian president will skip court hearing due to sporting injury. More>>

Pope prays for those stricken by California wildfires

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Pope Francis has prayed for the dead and injured in California's wildfires and also for victims of U.S. East Coast's freeze. More>>

UK leader fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting back against critics of her Brexit deal, telling her Conservative opponents that their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work. More>>

UN envoy: Warring parties in Yemen agree to meet in Sweden

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The U.N. envoy for Yemen says the country's internationally recognized government and Houthi Shiite rebels have agreed to attend talks in Sweden aimed at ending their three-year war, which has the Arab world's poorest country on the brink of famine. More>>

Turkey keeps 1 activist under arrest, releases 12 others

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Turkey's official news agency says one person has been arrested in an investigation over allegations of supporting mass anti-government protests in 2013 with links to a prominent philanthropist. More>>

Trump: Sending cleric to Turkey 'not under consideration'

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President Donald Trump says extraditing a Turkish-born Muslim cleric whom Turkey blames for engineering a 2016 military coup attempt is "not under consideration.''. More>>

Afghan official: Taliban target police checkpoint, killing 5

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An Afghan official says that at least five police officers have been killed when their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the northwestern Badghis province. More>>

C. African Republic militia leader turned over to tribunal

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The International Criminal Court says a commander in a Central African Republic militia has been arrested and turned over to the court to face charges that include murder and torture. More>>

Azerbaijan opposition leaders arrested in capital

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Authorities in Azerbaijan have arrested two opposition leaders in the capital for attempting to organize a procession, including the laying of flowers, at a national cemetery known as the Alley of Martyrs. More>>

Argentina minister says country without means to rescue sub

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Argentina's navy has announced that searchers have found the missing submarine ARA San Juan deep in the Atlantic a year after it disappeared with 44 crewmen aboard. More>>

The Latest: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

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U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

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As thousands of migrants in caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on doorstep of US, they won't find armed soldiers standing guard. More>>

Report: US-led airstrikes kill 40 in IS-held area of Syria

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A Syria war monitor and state media are reporting that at least 40 people, mostly civilians, have been killed by U.S.-led airstrikes on the last pocket held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria. More>>

Congo rebels attack, burn homes near UN base in east

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Congo's army spokesman says rebels have burned homes and a car in a neighborhood in the country's east where U.N. peacekeeping forces have a base. More>>

Pakistani Taliban kill former police officer in Quetta

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Pakistani police say gunmen have shot dead a former senior police officer in a drive-by shooting in the southwestern city of Quetta. More>>

Supporters, opponents clash over Dutch character Black Pete

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A nationally televised parade has welcomed the Dutch version of Santa Claus to the Netherlands amid a fierce national debate about his helper "Black Pete." White people often daub their faces with black paint when they dress up to play the character. More>>

Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pause

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Iraq's Oil Ministry says Iraq has resumed oil exports from its fields around Kirkuk, a year after the city was seized by federal forces from the autonomous Kurdish administration in the north of the country. More>>

African leaders applaud Ethiopia prime minister for reforms

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Africa's leaders applauded Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for making substantial reforms in his country as they met to consider improvements to the continent-wide body at a summit that started Saturday. More>>

US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

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Funeral prayers have been held in Istanbul for journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than a month after his slaying at the Saudi Consulate. More>>

The Latest: 1 killed, 47 injured in France gas protests

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French interior ministry officials say that one protester has been killed and 47 injured as demonstrators block roads around France to protest gas price increases. More>>

Social media eases worries for migrants, families back home

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Thousands of migrants in the caravan traveling through Mexico have relied on social media, text messages and brief phone calls to connect with worried loved ones back home as they traverse a country that can often be deadly for migrants. More>>

Experts weigh the record of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal

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Experts consider the costs and benefits of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, which has tried and convicted a total of three defendants over nine years at a cost of more than $300 million. More>>

Allies rally to UK's May amid leadership woes over Brexit Video included

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is appealing directly to voters to back her Brexit plan, as she waits to see whether rivals within her party have gained enough support to launch a leadership challenge. More>>

WikiLeaks' Assange faces charges; lawyer says he'd fight

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The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case that raised immediate questions about whether the WikiLeaks founder had been charged under seal. More>>

Free speech threat seen in prosecuting WikiLeaks' Assange

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Academics, civil rights lawyers and journalists worry that an attempt to put Assange behind bars could damage America's First Amendment protection for free speech. More>>

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

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North Korea to deport American detained as it boasts of new weapon. More>>

Tijuana mayor: Caravan influx to last at least 6 months

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Nearly 2,000 caravan migrants have reached the U.S. border in Mexico's northwestern corner, with more coming in a steady trickle of buses. More>>

Last Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide, get life terms

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Tribunal judging former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians has opened its session to deliver its verdicts on charges of genocide and other crimes. More>>

Cyclone kills 13 in southern India, 80K people evacuated

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A cyclone has hit the coast of southern India, killing at least 13 people, damaging homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents. More>>

6 convicted for 2016 Istanbul airport attack that killed 45

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Turkey's state-run news agency says a court in Istanbul has sentenced six people to life in prison for their involvement in a deadly Islamic State group attack on Istanbul's main airport in 2016. More>>

Kids' postcards blanket Alpine glacier in eco-friendly stunt

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The Swiss development and cooperation agency and partners unfurled a "compound postcard" half the size of a football field on top of the threatened Aletsch glacier that's on track to melt to nonexistence by the end of this century if warming continues. More>>

South American circus lions still unsettled in South Africa

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More than two-dozen lions that were rescued from South American circuses and transferred to a South African big cat refuge could be on the move again after a legal dispute. More>>

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

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After facing near-extinction, the total number of mountain gorillas is slowly rebounding. More>>

Sri Lanka president rejects no-confidence on disputed PM

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Pandemonium has reigned in Sri Lanka's Parliament as lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books and chairs to try to block the proceedings a day after a fierce brawl between rival legislators worsened political turmoil. More>>

Roadside bomb in Pakistan's Karachi city kills 2, wounds 5

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Pakistani police say a roadside bomb in the southern port city of Karachi has killed at least two people and wounded five others. More>>

Holocaust scholar sues group that said he 'slandered' Poland

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A prominent Holocaust researcher says he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland's good name with research exploring Polish violence against Jews during World War II. More>>

Theresa May: A resilient politician facing a tough fight

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As Cabinet ministers quit and lawmakers called for her resignation, cricket-loving British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned the spirit of one of her sports heroes. More>>

The Latest: Hamas abides by cease-fire, restrains protests

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner is seeking elections "as soon as possible" and wants a date set on Sunday. More>>

Japan's Abe lays wreath in Australia city bombed in WWII

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Shinzo Abe has become the first prime minister of Japan to visit Darwin since the northern Australian city was bombed by Japanese forces in World War II. More>>

Netanyahu's main coalition partner pushes for early election

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Netanyahu's main coalition partner calls for early elections, seeks consultations on date as early as Sunday. More>>

The Latest: Landmark change to kilogram approved

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The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired. More>>

Judge in Italy orders trial for Berlusconi in escort case

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A judge in southern Italy has ordered that former three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi go on trial over a case involving women procured for his summer villas. More>>

Protests to greet Dutch Santa and his black-faced sidekick

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Fans and critics of Dutch Santa's sidekick plan demonstrations at nationally televised parade marking start of festive season in the Netherlands. More>>

The Latest: UK's May fills Brexit-related Cabinet vacancies Video included

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France's finance minister is calling some British politicians "liars" who fooled voters into thinking leaving the EU would be easy and in their interests. More>>

Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned home

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Russian military says nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their country in recent months. More>>

China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

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As world leaders arrive in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president. More>>

French minister warns of new Cold War from US/China tensions

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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned that the trade dispute between the United States and China could escalate into a fresh Cold War. More>>

Report: Russia has access to UK visa processing

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Investigative group Bellingcat and Russian website 'The Insider' claim Russian intelligence has infiltrated the computer infrastructure of a company that processes British visa applications. More>>

Rohingya refugee camp quiet after Bangladesh delays return

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Normal life has returned to a Rohingya Muslim refugee camp in Bangladesh a day after government officials abandoned plans to begin repatriating residents to Myanmar after finding no one wanted to go. More>>

UN human rights expert says UK cuts to services causing harm

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A U.N. human rights expert says cuts to Britain's social support are causing misery for poorer citizens. More>>

Passengers in Zimbabwe caught in bus fire; 40 killed

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Police in Zimbabwe say more than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident. More>>

Report details damage to ancient Yemeni archaeological sites

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A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage to at least 34 archaeological sites from the fighting and airstrikes over the past four years. More>>

Bishop reported missing amid Beijing-Vatican reconciliation

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A Catholic news service says a bishop who has resisted demands to join China's Communist Party-controlled church body has apparently been taken into custody by authorities, despite recent moves toward reconciliation by Beijing and the Holy See. More>>

The Latest: Last Khmer Rouge leaders get life sentences

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Two former Khmer Rouge leaders have been found guilty of genocide for killings during the group's brutal rule of Cambodia in the late 1970s. More>>

North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacy

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North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has observed a successful testing of a "newly developed high-tech tactical" weapon. More>>

North Korea to deport American it detained for illegal entry

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North Korea says it will deport an American citizen it recently detained for illegally entering the country. More>>

UK's defiant May tells critics it's her Brexit deal or chaos Video included

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European Union chief Donald Tusk calls for Nov. 25 summit to endorse draft Brexit deal. More>>

US cutting counterterror forces in Africa

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The Pentagon says it is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and is studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world. More>>

Bangladesh scraps Rohingya return, says no one wants to go

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Bangladesh authorities say repatriation of some Rohingya Muslims will begin Thursday as scheduled if people are willing to go despite calls for the refugees' safety in Myanmar to be verified first. More>>

Senate lets Bahrain weapon sale proceed; Yemen unease grows

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The Senate has blocked legislation to stop an estimated $300 million in arms sales to Bahrain. More>>

UN says 8 peacekeepers killed in fight against Congo rebels

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The United Nations says seven peacekeepers were killed and 10 wounded in a joint military operation with Congolese forces against rebels in the country's northeast, which is also facing a deadly Ebola outbreak. More>>

Saudi Arabia to seek death penalty in Khashoggi killing Video included

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Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor seeks death penalty for 5 charged with ordering, killing Saudi writer Khashoggi. More>>

More caravan migrants arrive in Tijuana, brace for long stay

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The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border are sleeping in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to arrive before their next move. More>>

New Zealand makes biggest cocaine bust in banana shipment

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New Zealand police have made the country's largest cocaine seizure, with 190 kilograms (418 pounds) of the drug found in a container of bananas shipped from Panama. More>>

Sri Lankan lawmakers fight in Parliament over PM dispute

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Rival lawmakers have exchanged blows in Sri Lanka's Parliament as the disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the speaker had no authority to remove him from office by voice vote. More>>

The Latest: Pence cites progress on N. Korea but more needed

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says "great progress" has been made on North Korea but more had to be done, after Pyongyang reported a successful test of a new weapon. More>>

'Unusual air activity' over Ireland sparks investigation

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Irish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland. More>>

US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says America seeks cooperation, not control, in its commitment to the Indo-Pacific region. More>>

Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resume

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Israeli police: Knife-wielding Palestinian sneaks into Jerusalem police station, lightly wounds police officers. More>>

South Korea dismantles guard posts with dynamite, excavators

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South Korea dismantles guard posts with dynamite, excavators as part of tension-reduction agreements with North Korea. More>>

Inmate confesses to 90 deaths; investigators corroborate 30

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A Texas prosecutor says a man convicted in three California murders but long suspected in dozens of deaths now claims he was involved in about 90 killings nationwide. More>>

The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slay

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The Latest: Turkey unhappy with Saudi indictments in Khashoggi's killing, says suspects should be tried in Turkey. More>>

The Latest: UK's May vows 'to see this through' on Brexit Video included

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will start on a campaign to sell a Brexit deal agreed with the European Union to Britain's divided Parliament. More>>

Afghan officials: Taliban kill 30 policemen in west province

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Afghan officials: Taliban kill 30 policemen in blistering overnight attack in western Farah province. More>>

Militant or poet? US sanctions Hezbollah leader's son

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The son of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a "global terrorist" is a poet and music lover who moves around without security and whose role within the group is shrouded in secrecy. More>>

BTS's agency apologizes over band member's A-bomb shirt

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The agency for the South Korean band BTS has apologized for a member wearing a T-shirt depicting an atomic bombing. More>>

The 2018 Oxford Word of the Year isn't nice, it's toxic

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What single word best captures the tone of the past year? Oxford Dictionaries says it's "toxic.". More>>

Verdicts on Khmer Rouge leaders may be tribunal's last gasp

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A tribunal judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for deaths in Cambodia will issue verdicts Friday in perhaps the last such trial. More>>

Italy's bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse

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Italy's Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored. More>>

Denmark, citing human rights, withholds some aid to Tanzania

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Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called "negative developments" in human rights in the East African country. More>>

Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record $36 million, with fees

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A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for a hammer price of $32 million at an auction of jewelry that once belonged to French queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby's is calling a record price for a pearl at auction. More>>

Putin: Arms control to top agenda for his meeting with Trump

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says arms control issues will likely top the agenda of his planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

France seizes jet at takeoff after Ryanair doesn't pay bill

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French authorities have seized a Ryanair plane and forced 149 passengers to disembark because of a dispute over subsidies to the Irish airline. More>>

European court: Russia's arrests of Navalny were political

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Russia is facing a potentially landmark European court ruling on whether it violated the rights of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. More>>

Missing Pakistani police officer's body found in Afghanistan

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Pakistan's Foreign Ministry and the Afghan ambassador have confirmed that the body of a Pakistani police officer who went missing in Islamabad last month has been found in neighboring Afghanistan. More>>

The Latest: Navalny hails European court victory

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The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russian authorities' arrests of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically driven. More>>

South Sudan plans to build new capital in former game park

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South Sudan is planning to construct a new state capital in a central location in what was a wildlife park, a move that officials say will make the seat of government more accessible to the people, the government said on Wednesday. More>>

Putin: Japan may review Soviet proposal on disputed islands

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has signaled readiness to discuss a Soviet-era proposal on settling a decades-old territorial dispute. More>>

S. Korea's 'Garlic Girls' accuse coaches of derailing team

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South Korea's hugely popular Olympic curlers have accused their coaches of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year's feel-good stories in sports. More>>

Norway says Russia jammed GPS signal during NATO drill

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The Norwegian Defense Ministry says it is aware that Russian forces in the Arctic disturbed the GPS signal during a recent, large NATO drill in Norway. More>>

After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal. Now what?

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Like white smoke from the Vatican announcing a new pope, the signal from Britain's Cabinet table says: We have a decision. More>>

May wins Cabinet backing for Brexit deal but pitfalls remain

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face her divided Cabinet in a bid to win support for a draft Brexit deal with the European Union. More>>

Missing elite Chinese university alumni spark outcry

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Students and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists who have been missing since the weekend. More>>

Defense chief's resignation pushes Israel toward election

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The Israeli military says it has shot at and captured a Palestinian who approached the Gaza perimeter fence and hurled grenades into Israel. More>>

Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

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German automaker Volkswagen says it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, getting ready to ramp up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards. More>>

Bangladesh ready to return Rohingya, who say they'll refuse

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Bangladesh authorities say they are ready to begin repatriating some of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from army-led violence in Myanmar since last year. But refugees say they will refuse to go because of fears for their safety. More>>

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border Video included

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A caravan of thousands of Central American migrants is speeding its journey to the U.S. border, breaking up into smaller groups as buses and trucks carry some hundreds of miles in a day, while others behind remain stranded. More>>

Pence says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya 'without excuse' Video included

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US Vice President Pence says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya was 'without excuse,' but Suu Kyi rebuffs criticism. More>>

Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays

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Southeast Asian leaders and China are touting progress in keeping peace in the contentious South China Sea as they work toward a "code of conduct" in the region. More>>

German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader

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German prosecutors have opened a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations sent to a prominent far-right politician. More>>

The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal

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Some pro-Brexit lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are hinting they plan to challenge her leadership. More>>

The Latest: Group says strikes damaged dozens of Gaza homes

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Gaza's militant Hamas rulers "begged for a cease-fire and they know why.". More>>

Ukraine's Hungarian minority threatened by new education law

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The Hungarian minority in western Ukraine is distressed by parts of new education law that could eliminate the use of minority languages in schools after the 4th grade. More>>

WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo

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The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says he expects Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, and says informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission. More>>

Spain considers ban on sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040

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Spain's government is eyeing ambitious steps to tackle climate change, including a ban on the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040. More>>

French president requests respect following Trump's tweets

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France's government has fired back at a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump, suggesting the U.S. president lacked "common decency" by launching his broadside on a day when France was mourning victims of the November 2015 terror attacks. More>>

Lebanese civil war rivals end decades of hostility

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Two prominent Lebanese Christian leaders have reconciled ending four decades of hostility triggered by the killing of dozens during Lebanon's civil war. More>>

New allegations that Colombia prosecutor covered up bribes

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A dramatic recording from beyond the grave has led to allegations that Colombia's chief prosecutor tried to cover up bribery payments that were part of Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, prompting calls for his resignation. More>>

Castle on the square: Sand to star in Vatican Nativity scene

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Vatican's Nativity scene to be made of sand sculpted by an international set of artists. More>>

Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

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Pilots say Boeing didn't tell them about features of a new flight-control system that reportedly is part of investigation into deadly crash. More>>

French police end investigation into Interpol disappearance

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French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife's claims that she got a threatening call after he was picked up. More>>

Mass survey shows Germans are clinging to their cars

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Germany remains a nation of auto lovers, with use of car-sharing services, bikes and public transport on the rise mainly in large cities. More>>

The Latest: Hungary opposition wants Gruevski extradition

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The Hungarian government says the former prime minister of Macedonia, who fled his country to avoid a prison sentence, has requested asylum. More>>

Italian priest who doubted Francis excommunicated for heresy

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An Italian Catholic priest who considers Pope Francis an antipope and claims to have supernatural communications with angels, saints and the Madonna has been excommunicated. More>>

The Latest: Italy's anti-migrant minister greets refugees

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Greek authorities say 18 people were hospitalized after the latest in a string of often fatal road accidents involving vehicles smuggling migrants through northern Greece. More>>

AP Interview: US VP's wife champions art therapy in Japan

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Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, has announced a $54,000 grant at a Japanese university for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has chosen as her cause under the Trump administration. More>>

Man tries self-immolation with wine, held for weapon images

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A man who doused himself with wine and tried to self-immolate on a high-speed train and waved a phone showing videos and photos of armed combatants is being held by French police on a potential terrorism charge. More>>

Macedonia ex-leader requests asylum in Hungary

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The Hungarian government says the former prime minister of Macedonia, who fled his country to avoid a two-year prison term for corruption, has requested asylum. More>>

Cameroon military says 30 separatists killed in fighting

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Cameroon's military says it has killed least 30 separatists in the past few days in the country's restive North West region. More>>

Passengers reach China after 3-day layover in Siberia

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More than 250 airline passengers who endured an unexpected three-day layover in Russia's Siberia region have finally made it to their destination in China. More>>

Poland: Cinematographer charged in first responders' assault

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Officials say an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer has been charged in Poland after he allegedly attacked paramedics and police. More>>

Ugandan police say 10 students killed in arson attack

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Ugandan police say 10 students were killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory in central Uganda. More>>

Madagascar heading toward runoff poll in presidential race

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Madagascar's election officials say two former presidents are in a tight race with results in from 70 percent of the polling stations, indicating that a runoff election is likely in December. More>>

Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

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After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it. More>>

UK reverses delay to gambling machine reform after outcry

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The British government says it will cut the maximum stake on electronic slot machines from 100 pounds ($130) to 2 pounds ($2.60) in April _ reversing an unpopular decision to delay the move. More>>

Romania probes terror motive for rampage that injured 10

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Romanian prosecutors say they are investigating a 20-year-old man who injured 10 people with a knife and car for alleged acts of terrorism. More>>

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

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Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered a drug that it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential impending attacks against the United States. More>>

Chaotic Sri Lankan Parliament rejects president's chosen PM

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Sri Lanka's Parliament has passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former strongman hastily sworn in as prime minister last month. More>>

What's in a number? Dutchman, 69, seeks age change to 49

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Self-styled positivity guru Emile Ratelband says age is just a number and he wants his changed. More>>

EU border agency says migrant arrivals set to hit 5-year low

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The European Union's border agency says 2018 is likely to see the lowest number of unauthorized migrant arrivals in five years. More>>

Pope warns against telling lies, says 'to gossip is to kill'

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Pope warns against telling lies and says 'to gossip is to kill'. More>>

US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravan

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The U.S. government says it is working to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. More>>

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

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Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy says Britain and the European Union are "almost within touching distance" of a Brexit deal after another late-night negotiating session. More>>

Cease-fire takes hold between Israel and Hamas Video included

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Israeli medical services say rocket fired from Gaza hits apartment building in southern Israel, killing 1. More>>

Bolton says tape doesn't link Saudi prince to critic's death

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Trump's national security adviser says people who have listened to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist do not think it implicates the Saudi crown prince in his death. More>>

Sri Lankan top court suspends decree dissolving Parliament

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Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has suspended the president's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections, opening the way for lawmakers to vote on whether to accept his earlier ouster of the prime minister. More>>

Child kickboxing debated in Thailand after 13-year-old dies

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The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a boxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban child boxing. More>>

Cambodia accuses 11 pregnant women of breaking surrogacy law

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A Cambodian court has charged 11 pregnant women and seven other people with violating laws against surrogate births; Cambodia outlawed surrogacy in 2016 after becoming a destination for foreign parents. More>>

Pink diamond sells for more than $50M, setting world record

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Christie's has sold the "Pink Legacy" diamond at auction for more than $50 million including fees, saying it's a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond. More>>

Trump right and wrong on 'French' wine tariffs

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Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines here: Wrong because customs duties on imported wines are applied not by France but by the European Union. More>>

Handwritten Einstein letter auctioned off for nearly $40,000

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A handwritten letter written by Albert Einstein warning of the dangers of growing nationalism and anti-Semitism years before the Nazis rose to power has been sold for nearly $40,000. More>>

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  • As Florida recount ends, Sen. Nelson concedes race to Scott

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