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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, center, escorted by his bodyguards walks to pray over his father's grave, upon his arrival to Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Hariri has returned to Beirut more than two weeks after announcing while in Saudi Arabia that he had resigned his post. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 21, 2017 - 5:23 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon late Tuesday for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting as prime minister more than two weeks ago. His resignation, made in an uncomfortable televised statement from Riyadh, set off an...
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FILE - In this Friday Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends a graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare. Zimbabwe's Parliament erupted in cheers Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017 after the speaker announced the resignation of President Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
November 21, 2017 - 4:30 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential. Wily and ruthless, the 93-year-old Mugabe outmaneuvered his opponents for decades but was undone by his own...
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A banner showing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri with Arabic that reads, "We are all with you," hangs on a street in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Hariri is expected to leave Paris Tuesday for Cairo where the Arab League is holding meetings on regional tensions and then head home to Beirut to lay out his political position. Lebanon was plunged into crisis earlier this month by his surprise resignation from Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 21, 2017 - 4:05 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the crisis following Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's shock resignation while in Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has visited the grave of his father, the late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. It was...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hand with Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Russian state TV said the two leaders held bilateral talks on Monday and then met with Russian military chiefs. It was the second time Assad has traveled to Russia to meet with Putin in the course of the country's six-year civil war. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
November 21, 2017 - 2:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria's Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin who declared that Russia's two-year military campaign in Syria is wrapping up, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Moscow released footage of...
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Zimbabweans celebrate outside the parliament building immediately after hearing the news that President Robert Mugabe had resigned, in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect Tuesday after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 21, 2017 - 1:42 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Human rights groups are urging Zimbabwe to respect the rule of law as the country shifts into an era without Robert Mugabe. Amnesty International secretary-general Salil Shetty says in a statement that...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, shakes hands with local residents after visiting a branch of French charitable organization 'Les Restos du Coeur' (Restaurants of the Heart) in Paris, France, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. The Restos du Coeur are launching their winter campaign for food distribution to those in need, with demand rising every year. (Ian Langsdon/Pool Photo via AP)
November 21, 2017 - 12:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron looks like the last, best hope to salvage a unified Europe, as Britain drifts away and Germany bogs down. The role of knight in shining armor is one Macron relishes, whether he's standing up to U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, mediating in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Tarek William Saab speaks during a news conference, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan authorities detained the acting president of Citgo, the state-owned oil company’s U.S. subsidiary, and five other executives for their alleged involvement in a corruption scheme, Saab said Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
November 21, 2017 - 12:16 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities detained the acting president of Citgo, the state-owned oil company's U.S. subsidiary, and five other executives for their alleged involvement in a corruption scheme, officials said Tuesday. Chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab said Jose Pereira and...
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Rashid Alimov, a senior nuclear campaigner for Greenpeace in Russia speaks to the Media in his office in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Environmental pressure group Greenpeace said in a statement on Tuesday that it would petition the Russian Prosecutor General's office to investigate "a possible concealment of a radiation accident" and check whether public health was sufficiently protected, while the Russian Meteorological Service said Tuesday that it recorded "extremely high contamination" in the southern Urals. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
November 21, 2017 - 11:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains while the suspected culprit, a nuclear fuel processing plant, denied it was the source of contamination. The Russian Meteorological Service said in a statement Tuesday that...
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November 21, 2017 - 11:28 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically, which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. The U.N. chief said the brutality of extremist groups...
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Zimbabweans celebrate outside the parliament building immediately after hearing the news that President Robert Mugabe had resigned, in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect Tuesday after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 21, 2017 - 11:22 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition who started impeachment proceedings and a population that surged into the...
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