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FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, file photo, people watch a TV screen showing images of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist the country as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
November 22, 2017 - 9:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. In the country's first public response to its return to the American blacklist,...
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Supporters of Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man expected to become Zimbabwe's new president and known as "The Crocodile", hold a stuffed crocodile and pictures of him as they cheer at Manyame Air Force base in Harare, Zimbabwe Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Robert 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 22, 2017 - 9:31 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa emerged from hiding Wednesday, departing from neighboring South Africa to return home in preparation to take power after Robert Mugabe's stunning resignation. The 75-year-old Mnangagwa fled Zimbabwe after Mugabe fired him earlier...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, trucks transport goods to North Korea through the Friendship Bridge linking China and North Korea, as seen from Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. China has criticized unilateral sanctions and "long-arm jurisdiction" by other governments after Washington penalized Chinese companies accused of trading with North Korea. The Chinese foreign ministry gave no indication whether Beijing might take action in response. (Minoru Iwasaki/Kyodo News via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 6:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday criticized "unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction" by other governments after Washington penalized Chinese companies accused of trading with North Korea. Beijing is "fully implementing" U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed over the North's pursuit of...
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This combination of images made from Nov. 13, 2017, surveillance video released by the United Nations Command shows a North Korean soldier running from a jeep and then shot by North Korean soldiers in Panmunjom, North Korea, before collapsing across the border in South Korea. 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, Nov. 22, 2017. (United Nations Command via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 5:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining,...
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In this July, 2015, photo, Patrick Ho, former Hong Kong home secretary, deputy chairman of an non-governmental organization funded by CEFC China Energy poses during an interview in Hong Kong. The Chinese energy company denies it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure business from African officials on its behalf. In a statement late Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, CEFC China Energy Co. sought to distance itself from the corruption, money laundering and conspiracy charges filed against Patrick Ho and Cheik Gadio, a former Senegal foreign minister. (AP Photo)
November 22, 2017 - 4:57 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese energy company has denied it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure an edge with African officials on its behalf. In a statement late Tuesday, CEFC China Energy Co. sought to...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives to attend a military parade to mark the 74th anniversary of Lebanon's independence from France in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Hours after returning to the country following a nearly three week puzzling absence, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri participated in Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, his first official appearance since he suddenly announced his resignation from abroad, stunning the country. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 22, 2017 - 4:53 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to Lebanon (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he is putting his resignation on hold following a request from the Lebanese president to reconsider. In surprise conciliatory comments from the...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Asian stocks rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit new highs ahead of the two-day U.S. break for the Thanksgiving holiday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 22, 2017 - 4:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit new highs ahead of the two-day U.S. break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index closed above the 30,000 level for the first time in over 10 years. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.2...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, former Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab, now coordinator of the Syrian opposition team talks to the press after his meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Syria's opposition is gathering in Saudi Arabia hoping to close ranks ahead of new negotiations starting Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, but they are a house divided in ways that enhance Syrian President Bashar Assad's upper hand. Hours before the meeting, a dozen opposition figures resigned. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:47 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations envoy for Syria has urged Syrian opposition groups at the opening of a meeting hosted in the Saudi capital to come up with a united delegation for the Geneva talks later this month. Staffan de Mistura spoke Wednesday at the opening of the three-day meeting for the...
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November 22, 2017 - 3:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — The heads of two influential German business lobby group say the country needs a new government soon in order to tackle important issues facing the economy. Talks on forming a four-party coalition collapsed late Sunday; Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled she's willing to keep...
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FILE - A May 29, 2011 file photo shows Bosnian Serb protesters holding posters depicting former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, during a protest in Mladic's hometown of Kalinovik, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Ratko Mladic will learn his fate on Nov. 22, 2017, when U.N. judges deliver verdicts in his genocide and war crimes trial. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)
November 22, 2017 - 2:21 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is set to pass judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who is accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes during Bosnia's devastating 1992-95 war. Mladic, who faces 11 counts,...
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