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Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

Australia Drone Rescue

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a...

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Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation

Myanmar Rohingya

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it’s ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country’s military. Bangladesh says it’s preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time. And the refugees themselves? In interviews in recent weeks with...


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Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said. Capt. Tarek Alkharraz, spokesman...


Business

The Latest: Trump to tell Davos the US 'open for business'

Switzerland Davos Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to meet with world leaders, dine with business executives and declare America “open for business” during his trip to the Davos summit. White House...


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Europe must fight to preserve the Iran deal

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. The last time Europe was tested so heavily by a U.S. president was prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Ever since, members of the European foreign-policy elite have questioned whether the continent failed to adequately push back against this disastrous decision, which...


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Hope, fear as Puerto Rico moves to privatize power company

Puerto Rico Corruption

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the largest public utilities in the U.S. might soon be up for sale, but many wonder who would want to buy a power company that is worth roughly half of the $9 billion debt it holds and has an infrastructure nearly three times older than the industry average....


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Pence visits Western Wall amid tensions with Palestinians

Israel Pence-2

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence placed his hand on the hallowed Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday as he wrapped up a four-day trip to the Mideast that ended with Palestinians still fuming over the Trump administration’s decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital. On...


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Egyptian leader left with no major election challenger after another rival arrested

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CAIRO - A top candidate in Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections was forced to abandon his campaign after he was arrested and accused of running for office without permission from the armed forces. That paves the way for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to run for a...


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India, Canada defend free trade as US imposes tariffs

Switzerland Davos Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Just hours after President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy. While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said new barriers to trade could pose...


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Corruption scandal wreaks havoc in Peru

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LIMA, Peru - From the Andes to congested Lima, it is as if someone hung a sign on the biggest construction projects in this South American nation reading “Suspended Until Further Notice.” “The entire country has come to a halt,” said Hugo Alache, whose cement...


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Russia bans the darkly comic film, 'Death of Stalin'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - One of Russia’s largest tabloids called it “the film that Hitler could have made.” Russia’s Culture Ministry on Tuesday purged the satire “Death of Stalin” from box offices after the dark comedy about the Soviet-era power struggle following the dictator’s...


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