German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens to a statement of Social Democratic Party Chairman Martin Schulz, right, after the exploratory talks between Merkel's Christian Democratic block and the Social Democrats on forming a new German government in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
January 12, 2018 - 7:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on talks to form a government in Germany (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The European Commission president has warmly welcomed the coalition agreement in Germany and indicated that after months of delay it would offer the bloc the spur to move faster in building cooperation...
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January 12, 2018 - 7:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II reveals the secrets of giving a speech while wearing a weighty crown, in unusually candid comments that are part of a new documentary on her coronation and the symbolism of the crown jewels. Among the revelations of the program airing on the BBC on Sunday is that...
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In this Sept. 11, 2017, photo, a truck heads toward the North Korean side of the Friendship Bridge linking China and North Korea, as seen from Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. China reports its trade with North Korean shrank 50 percent in December 2017 from a year earlier as governments tightened sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 4:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with North Korea plunged 50 percent in December as U.N. sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development tightened, the government reported Friday. China accounts for nearly all of the isolated North's trade and energy supplies. Beijing has imposed...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Most Asian stocks markets were mixed Friday, as Wall Street’s latest record close and strong oil prices were offset by the strengthening yen, which pressured Japan’s Nikkei. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 12, 2018 - 4:16 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian and European stock markets notched up gains on Friday, lifted by Wall Street's latest record close and optimism about the global economy after data showed China capped a year of strong trade growth. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were mostly higher in early trading. Germany's...
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In this Feb. 21, 2017, photo, a staff member works on an assembly line at a Beijing Hyundai Motor auto plant in Cangzhou in northern China's Hebei province. An industry group says China's auto sales shrank in December and ended 2017 up just 1.4 percent over the previous year as the popularity of SUVs helped to offset contraction in demand for sedans. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 3:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales shrank in December and ended 2017 up a lackluster 1.4 percent over a year earlier as the popularity of SUVs helped to offset falling demand for sedans, an industry group reported Friday. Last month's purchases of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the biggest market by...
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Thai customs officials display seized ivory during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Thai authorities seized 148 kilograms full elephant tusk and 31 tusk fragments originating from Nigeria destined for China worth over 15 million baht ($469,800). (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
January 12, 2018 - 3:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have seized 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport. Police say the haul from Nigeria consisted of the tusks and 31 tusk fragments and was seized last Friday...
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Myanmar's State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to the media during a joint press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono after their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Naypyitaw, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Hein Htet/Pool Photo via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 2:35 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese's foreign minister on Friday urged Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to guarantee the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in troubled Rakhine state. While Foreign Minister Taro Kono is visiting Myanmar, the Japanese government...
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January 12, 2018 - 1:24 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India has successfully launched a rocket from its space center carrying dozens of satellites from India and six other countries. A. S. Kiran Kumar, chairman of the state-run Indian Space Research Organization, says the satellites were successfully injected into the orbit by the...
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This photo taken in 2009 and provided by Akubra Hats, shows Amy "Dolly" Everett in Brunette Downs in the Northern Territory, Australia. Hundreds of people are remembering Dolly who was known as the angelic face of the Australian bushmen's hat brand and whose family says she killed herself after being targeted by cyberbullying. A memorial service for Dolly was held in the tiny Northern Territory town of Katherine on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 near her family's cattle ranch. (Akubra Hats via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 1:13 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was the angelic face of an iconic Australian bushmen's hat brand was remembered by hundreds of mourners Friday after her suicide focused attention on the dangers of cyberbullying. The memorial service for Amy "Dolly" Everett was held in the tiny...
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Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during a New Year's reception for foreign ambassadors, as his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda stands next to him, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Duda has said that European Union institutions bear some responsibility for what he called, "social disillusionment" with integration. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
January 11, 2018 - 4:36 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president said Thursday that European Union institutions bear some responsibility for what he called "social disillusionment" with integration, and called on them to be more attentive to the needs of member nations. Andrzej Duda was speaking at a New Year's reception...
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