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January 17, 2018 - 7:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — German and Polish police have carried out raids against suspected people-smugglers who helped Syrians travel to Germany illegally. German federal police said Wednesday that about 170 officers searched premises in Berlin and elsewhere across the country, and arrested two people. They...
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Two people carry goods on a bicycle in the war-damaged Bab Dreib neighborhood of the old city, in Homs, Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Elsewhere in Syria Tuesday, several civilians were killed and others were wounded by insurgent shelling of Aleppo city, the state-run news agency SANA reported. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
January 17, 2018 - 7:01 am
HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib in this central Syrian city. The 38-year-old...
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January 17, 2018 - 6:54 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed an exiled businessman says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces, adding a subplot to the high-stakes drama that has transfixed followers of Chinese politics. Chen Xiaoping, a New York-...
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This undated image provided by the Mairie de Bayeux (Bayeux city hall), Normandy, France, shows visitors watching a section from the Bayeux tapestry. French officials are considering loaning the historic 70-meter-long Bayeux Tapestry to Britain for the first time. (Stéphane Maurice/Mairie de Bayeux via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 6:31 am
PARIS (AP) — French officials are considering loaning the historic Bayeux Tapestry to Britain for the first time. The mayor of the Normandy town of Bayeux and the director of the museum that houses the 70-meter (230-foot)-long tapestry are holding a meeting about the discussions Wednesday. The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, women display paper currency after receiving cash support from UNICEF, in Sanaa, Yemen. Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen, a day after the war-torn country's Saudi-backed prime minister called on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete collapse." Saudi Arabia said in a statement on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that funds would be deposited in Yemen's Central Bank to help address the "deteriorating economic situation faced by the Yemeni people." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
January 17, 2018 - 6:13 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete collapse." Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:52 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched mass recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare. The Paris prosecutor's office said sites being searched Wednesday include Lactalis headquarters in Laval in western...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:47 am
CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has again blasted President Donald Trump, saying the U.S. leader's decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital was "sinful." Abbas, who has openly cursed Trump over his policies, told a conference in Egypt that the U.S. has...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Shares were lower in early Asian trading Wednesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, where the Dow industrial average ended almost flat after backtracking from a broad rally earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 17, 2018 - 4:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were lower Wednesday in Asia after a flip-flop session on Wall Street, where the Dow industrial average ended almost flat after backtracking from a broad rally earlier in the day. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.3 percent to 7,733.92 and the CAC 40 of France also...
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In this photo taken in Oct. 2017 and provided to the Associated Press by China Labor Watch, workers rest at night in a cafeteria at a Catcher Technologies factory in Suqian in eastern China's Jiangsu province. An Apple Inc. supplier in eastern China on Wednesday denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBook and iPhone parts, before returning to filthy dormitories with cold showers. Apple also said it sent an investigative team to Suqian to interview over 150 workers but "found no evidence that Catcher was violating our standards." (China Labor Watch via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 4:26 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — An Apple Inc. supplier in eastern China has denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBook and iPhone parts, before returning to filthy...
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church’s credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
January 17, 2018 - 4:16 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Looking to put Chile's sex abuse scandal behind him, Pope Francis dives Wednesday into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous Mapuche and their long-running conflicts with government authorities. In an ominous reminder of how...
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