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November 21, 2017 - 9:31 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday. The...
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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 - 6:23 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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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 - 5:05 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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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 - 4:14 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The African Union Commission chairman says Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe will be remembered "as a fearless pan-Africanist liberation fighter and the father of the independent Zimbabwean nation." The...
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Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres answers a question from the audience after delivering a lecture entitled "Counter-terrorism and human rights: winning the fight while upholding our values" at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in London, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 21, 2017 - 2:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday. The U.N. chief said the brutality of extremist groups...
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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 - 2:07 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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In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, second from left, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu meet with Russian military chiefs in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Russian state TV report 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 - 12:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Syrian president Assad's visit to Moscow (all times local): 8:40 p.m. A senior Russian lawmaker says the Russian military will keep its assets in Syria even after the end of its military campaign there. Gen. Ret. Viktor Bondarev, the former Russian air force chief who...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a plenary session of German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
November 21, 2017 - 10:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — The collapse of talks to form a new German government has weakened Chancellor Angela Merkel and left her country, an influential European economic powerhouse, facing months more political instability. What does the uncertainty mean for the rest of the world? ___ EU REFORM EU...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 16, 2017 file photo, Britain's Chancellor Philip Hammond walks out of 11 Downing Street in London. Britain's Treasury chief is likely to ignore demands that the government ease seven years of austerity when he unveils the budget Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017, opting instead to keep a tight rein on spending as economic growth slows and the country prepares for the impact of Brexit. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief is likely to ignore demands that the government ease seven years of austerity when he unveils the budget Wednesday, opting instead to keep a tight rein on spending as economic growth slows and the country prepares for the impact of Brexit. Philip Hammond is...
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November 21, 2017 - 9:22 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Court of Justice on Tuesday opened a hearing on the recognition of same-sex marriages in European Union countries where they aren't legal. The hearing in Luxembourg came after Romania's constitutional court asked the European court to make a ruling on the...
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