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In this Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, photo, Eritrean migrant Yohannes Tesfagabr, one of the tens of thousands of African migrants Israel has targeted for deportation, recounts his journey to The Associated Press in Kampala, Uganda. His case highlights the predicament of tens of thousands of Africans in Israel who face jail if they do not accept an offer, allegedly without further assurances of safety, to relocate to an unnamed African country. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)
February 21, 2018 - 11:54 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not return to Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a desert jail for illegally staying in Israel. So in...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — A European space probe has swung into position around Mars in preparation to analyze its atmosphere for possible signs of life. The European Space Agency said Wednesday its Trace Gas Orbiter successfully performed a delicate maneuver known as aerobraking that involved dipping into the...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney expressed hope Wednesday that British households' living standards will finally start to rise following a period when price rises have outstripped wage increases. Addressing lawmakers on the Treasury Select Committee, Carney predicted a "return to...
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United States' Jessica Diggins, left, and Kikkan Randall celebrate after winning the gold medal in the women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
February 21, 2018 - 10:11 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — As she headed up the steepest, most grueling hill of her life in third place, Jessica Diggins thought to herself just winning an Olympic medal was no longer good enough. She wanted more. She wanted gold. Diggins dug deep, remembering all the years of training she had...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, holding an olive branch arrives to deliver a speech at an event in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Erdogan said Turkish troops involved in the month-long offensive, codenamed 'Operation Olive Branch', to drive out Syrian Kurdish militiamen from a northwestern Syrian enclave will soon begin a siege of the city of Afrin. (Pool Photo via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 9:39 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president says the country will develop unmanned tanks to minimize risks to soldiers in combat. Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the plan Wednesday during a speech delivered at a conference on Turkey's five-year development plan. His comments came as Turkey's military...
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Gold medal winner Sofia Goggia, of Italy, celebrates during the flower ceremony for the women's downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 21, 2018 - 9:33 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Sofia Goggia refused to let Lindsey Vonn catch her. Or, anyone else. The Italian skier won the women's downhill Wednesday , holding off Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.09 seconds and Vonn by 0.47 seconds. "I was really focused — I moved like a samurai," Goggia said...
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Maxim Noreau (56), of Canada, celebrates with Christian Thomas (92) and Chay Genoway (5) after scoring a goal against Finland during the third period of the quarterfinal round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 21, 2018 - 9:26 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Canada has advanced to the Olympic men's hockey semifinals for the third consecutive time after shutting out Finland 1-0. Canada will face the winner of Sweden and Germany. The two-time defending...
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February 21, 2018 - 8:57 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian authorities have begun replacing road signs on the country's main highway named by the previous government after the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, in a goodwill gesture toward neighboring Greece. Gajur Kadriu, head of Macedonia's road maintenance...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 21, 2018 - 8:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares slid Wednesday in Europe after a day of gains in Asia as attention turned to minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX slipped 0.7 percent to 12,402 and the CAC 40 of France lost 0.4 percent to 5,270. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,...
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British opposition Labour party member of parliament (MP) Chuka Umunna poses for photographers in front of a bus bearing the words "Brexit to cost £2,000 million a week" at the start a national campaign tour in central London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The anti-Brexit bus on Wednesday started an eight day tour, intending to make 33 stops in towns and cities across Britain, with speaker events featuring local business leaders, trade unionists, and politicians. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 21, 2018 - 7:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over a year. The country's main political parties agree that the decision can't be reversed. But with the U.K. government divided over the direction Brexit should take, pro-EU campaigners are trying to make the country change course...
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