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United States' Venus Williams makes a forehand return to Switzerland's Belinda Bencic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 15, 2018 - 2:50 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens was first to go, followed quickly by last year's Australian Open runner-up, Venus Williams. CoCo Vandeweghe went out next as things really started to go crazy for the U.S. women, who eventually lost nine out of 10 first-round matches on...
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January 15, 2018 - 1:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Justice Ministry says it has filed a lawsuit to shut down a company used by opposition leader Alexei Navalny that is being used to fund his political campaigning. The Justice Ministry said Monday it has asked a Moscow court to close the Fifth Season of the Year foundation,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 file photo, Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan performs during the European Border Breakers awards, or EBBA awards, in Cannes, southern France. O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46, it was announced on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Bruno Bebert, File)
January 15, 2018 - 1:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday. She was 46. O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. "No further details are available at this time," Holmes said, adding that the singer's family was "...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, at the Serbia Palace in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Abe is visiting Serbia as part of his East European tour. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
January 15, 2018 - 12:17 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Japan's prime minister says his country is seeking to strengthen relations with Serbia and other Balkan countries. Shinzo Abe visited Belgrade Monday as part of a six-country European tour. He has already visited Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria and travels to Romania...
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, center, walks in the park with elected Catalan lawmakers of his Together for Catalonia party in Brussels on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
January 15, 2018 - 11:02 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Monday that the government will keep control of Catalonia if the former regional leader who was ousted for pushing independence tries to resume office from Belgium, where he is eluding Spanish justice. Former Catalan President Carles...
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)
January 15, 2018 - 11:02 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday for a fiery, invective-filled speech against President Donald Trump, in which he proclaimed the U.S. role as arbiter of the Mideast conflict over, attacked the administration's envoys and described Israel as a...
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January 15, 2018 - 10:56 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A video released Monday by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists purportedly shows some of the young women kidnapped from a school nearly four years ago who vow never to return home. Of the 276 girls abducted from their boarding school in Chibok in April 2014 by Islamic...
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January 15, 2018 - 9:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss authorities say a 19-year-old German skier has died near the resort of Grindelwald after falling some 30 meters (100 feet) off a ledge. Bern canton (state) police said Monday the skier was with a group Sunday afternoon when she veered off of the marked slope and ended up going...
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January 15, 2018 - 9:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — Japan's Softbank is investing 460 million euros ($558 million) in German used car trading platform AUTO1. The Berlin-based company was launched in 2012 and operates in over 30 countries, selling more than 40,000 cars a month on its associated sites. AUTO1 said in a statement Monday...
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January 15, 2018 - 9:49 am
PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister says he wants new regulation targeted at virtual currencies, to stop them from being used for tax evasion, financing terrorism and other crime. Bruno Le Maire said in a sweeping economic speech Monday that he has ordered a former central bank chief to draft...
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