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November 18, 2017 - 7:59 am
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's border crossing into Egypt ran Saturday under the Palestinian Authority's control for the first time in a decade, in a step forward for the Western-backed leadership's resuming of its functions in the Gaza Strip. Egypt opened the Rafah crossing point for three days...
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Holding a national Venezuelan flag, ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma waves from inside El Dorado international airport, as he prepares for departure, in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Ledezma, one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders, said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest in Caracas, and fled to Colombia on Friday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
November 18, 2017 - 7:20 am
MADRID (AP) — The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela's socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past Venezuelan security forces into Colombia. Antonio Ledezma's flight from...
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The sun sets behind wind turbines near Pokrent, northern Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 7:10 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global...
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Spanish national police and civil guard officers protest with their families in the central Sol square in Madrid, Saturday Nov. 17, 2017. The police officers are demanding equal salaries and working conditions that the Catalan Mossos de Esquadra and the Basque Ertzaintza police forces have. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 18, 2017 - 7:06 am
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Spanish police officers have packed a central square in Madrid to demand higher salaries and better working conditions. The National Police and Civil Guard members were asking Saturday for the same pay received by the regional police forces that are exclusive to the...
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A man collects wood from a flooded beach in Nea Peramos west of Athens, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Greece's fire department says two more people have been reported missing after deadly flash flooding west of Athens that has already confirmed to have killed at least 16 people.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 18, 2017 - 6:55 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say three more people have been found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of Athens, raising the overall death toll to 19. The fire department says the body of a man was found Saturday on the grounds of a factory near the suburb of Mandra, 25...
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November 18, 2017 - 6:27 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue boats as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa. Francisco Bernabe, the Spanish representative in the region of Murcia, says 461 migrants have arrived at the southern port of...
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Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait squashed against each other to receive food handouts distributed to children and women by a Turkish aid agency at the Thaingkhali refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed alarm over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in remarks before Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders from a Southeast Asian bloc that has refused to criticize her government over the crisis.(AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
November 18, 2017 - 5:53 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — When a panel of U.N. judges hands down a verdict next week in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, it will mark the end of a ground-breaking era in international law. Yet a new age of international justice is already underway, with other...
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November 18, 2017 - 4:54 am
LYON, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party has chosen a new leader, as the 19-month-old movement tries to overcome divisions and solidify its position after redrawing France's political landscape. Christophe Castaner, a government spokesman and Macron loyalist, was chosen...
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Choe Ryong Hae, second from right, vice chairman of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling party holds a talk with Song Tao, second from left, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall, in Pyongyang, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country’s capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 9:11 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years held meetings in the country's capital to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing's tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for President Donald Trump's calls for more pressure on the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016, file photo, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), shows medical staff treating a man suffering from breathing difficulties inside a hospital in Aleppo, Syria after a chemical attack. Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at a United Nations Security Council meeting. (Aleppo Media Center via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 8:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia again vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would extend the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, dooming its operation and making it exceedingly difficult to hold anyone accountable for the deaths of...
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