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Catalan separatists argue in court for their release

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:00
MADRID (AP) — Three backers of Catalonia's independence sought Thursday to get released from jail for their role in the region's push to break from Spain, which triggered the country's worst political crisis in decades. 2018-01-11T03:28:00-05:00 2018-01-11T08:28:06-05:00
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Final day of talks on possible German government coalition

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:00
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence Thursday that her conservative Union bloc would be able to find enough common ground with the center-left Social Democrats to move toward formal coalition talks. 2018-01-10T23:55:00-05:00 2018-01-11T04:55:17-05:00
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EU presidency calls for better relations with Turkey

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 06:00
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The country holding the European Union presidency says it wants to work hard to improve relations with Turkey during its six months at the helm. 2018-01-11T00:38:00-05:00 2018-01-11T05:38:24-05:00
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8 earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 06:00
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over 530 people. Four people suffered minor injuries in Iran, state television reported. 2018-01-11T00:53:00-05:00 2018-01-11T05:53:42-05:00
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6 earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:00
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A series of six earthquakes with a magnitude of at least 5 hit along the Iran-Iraq border and rattled even Baghdad and parts of the Iraqi countryside on Thursday, striking in the same area that saw a temblor in November that killed over 530 people. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. 2018-01-10T22:23:00-05:00 2018-01-11T03:23:03-05:00
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N Korea: Popularity of 'Fire and Fury' foretells Trump's end

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:00
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has found good material to attack U.S. President Donald Trump: Michael Wolff's bombshell new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House." 2018-01-10T22:41:00-05:00 2018-01-11T03:41:48-05:00
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Pakistan reporter says he escaped kidnapping attempt

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:00
ISLAMABAD (AP) — When armed men tried to kidnap and threatened to kill him, Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui feared he would become another statistic in a growing list of activists and bloggers who have disappeared in Pakistan after criticizing the country's powerful military or advocating peace with hostile neighbor India. 2018-01-10T22:11:00-05:00 2018-01-11T03:11:01-05:00
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Thieves raid jewelry boutique at Paris' famed Ritz Hotel

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:00
PARIS (AP) — Armed thieves entered the luxury Ritz Hotel and stole valuable jewels and other goods from a hotel boutique Wednesday, carrying out an unusually brazen heist in one of the world's most prestigious neighborhoods. 2018-01-10T13:09:00-05:00 2018-01-10T18:09:39-05:00
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China's modern Silk Road hits political, financial hurdles

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:00
BEIJING (AP) — China's plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan. 2018-01-10T19:29:00-05:00 2018-01-11T00:29:35-05:00
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China's modern Silk Road hits political, financial hurdles

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:00
BEIJING (AP) — China's plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan. 2018-01-10T18:13:00-05:00 2018-01-10T23:13:05-05:00
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Pakistan reporter says he escaped kidnapping attempt

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:00
ISLAMABAD (AP) — When armed men tried to kidnap and threatened to kill him, Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui feared he would become another statistic in a growing list of activists and bloggers who have disappeared in Pakistan after criticizing the country's powerful military or advocating peace with hostile neighbor India. 2018-01-10T12:19:00-05:00 2018-01-10T17:19:38-05:00
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Honduras next in line for US decision on protected migrants

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:00
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — This week's news that the Trump administration is ending Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 migrants from El Salvador is also rattling nerves in neighboring Honduras. 2018-01-10T11:38:00-05:00 2018-01-10T16:38:25-05:00
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Reuters journalists charged with violating Myanmar law

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:00
BANGKOK (AP) — Prosecutors in Myanmar formally charged two journalists from the Reuters news agency on Wednesday with violating the Official Secrets Act, signaling the case will go forward despite international condemnation. 2018-01-10T13:41:00-05:00 2018-01-10T18:41:01-05:00
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Hundreds arrested as violent protests spread across Tunisia

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:00
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities said Wednesday that 237 people were arrested and dozens of others injured across the country in recent days as violent protests against government-imposed price hikes spread to more cities and regions. 2018-01-10T09:46:00-05:00 2018-01-10T14:46:19-05:00
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Trump open to US-NKorea talks 'under right circumstances'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea's leader Wednesday that the U.S. was open to talks with Kim Jong Un's government under the right circumstances. 2018-01-10T11:09:00-05:00 2018-01-10T16:09:19-05:00
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Honduras next in line for US decision on protected migrants

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:00
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — This week's news that the Trump administration is ending Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 migrants from El Salvador is also rattling nerves in neighboring Honduras. 2018-01-10T09:57:00-05:00 2018-01-10T14:57:51-05:00
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Armed robbers raid Ritz Hotel in Paris, make off with goods

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:00
PARIS (AP) — French police say that five thieves, some of them armed, have entered the luxury Ritz Hotel in Paris and stolen goods, likely jewels, worth "an important sum." 2018-01-10T10:01:00-05:00 2018-01-10T15:01:52-05:00
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Dutoit steps down from Royal orchestra amid sex allegations

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:00
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charles Dutoit has stepped down as artistic director and principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra following multiple allegations of sexual assault, the orchestra said Wednesday. 2018-01-10T09:52:00-05:00 2018-01-10T14:52:17-05:00
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Dutoit steps down from Royal orchestra amid sex allegations

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 15:00
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charles Dutoit has stepped down as artistic director and principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra following multiple allegations of sexual assault, the orchestra said Wednesday. 2018-01-10T08:47:00-05:00 2018-01-10T13:47:16-05:00
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AP sources: Trump to extend sanctions relief for Iran

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 15:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected this week to extend relief from economic sanctions to Iran as part of the nuclear deal, citing progress in amending U.S. legislation that governs Washington's participation in the landmark accord, according to U.S. officials and others familiar with the administration's deliberations. 2018-01-10T08:09:00-05:00 2018-01-10T13:09:24-05:00
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