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Pope Francis is given a newborn baby to bless as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 14, 2019 - 6:21 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is demanding that Facebook, Apple, Google and other tech companies urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and to prevent children from accessing pornography online. Francis told a Vatican conference of religious leaders and high-tech...
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An man who is identified by Turkish news reports as a U.S. citizen who has been deported by Turkey and is now stuck in the heavily militarized no-man's land between Greece and Turkey, after Greece refused to take him in, near Pazarkule border gate, Edirne, Turkey, Monday Nov. 11, 2019. Ankara began deporting captured foreign IS fighters, and asked to comment on the reports, Erdogan said: "Whether they are stuck there at the border it doesn't concern us. We will continue to send them. Whether they take them or not, it is not our concern." (DHA via AP)
November 14, 2019 - 6:16 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A U.S. national and suspected Islamic State group member, who has spent three days in a no man's land between Turkey and Greece after Ankara tried to deport him, will be repatriated to the United States, Turkey’s Interior Ministry said Thursday. The United States agreed to...
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The opposition senator who has claimed Bolivia's presidency Jeanine Anez smiles during the swearing-in ceremony of her new cabinet at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Anez faces the challenge of stabilizing the nation and organizing national elections within three months at a time of political disputes that pushed former President Evo Morales to fly off to self-exile in Mexico after 14 years in power. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
November 14, 2019 - 6:11 am
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Where does the power line stand in crisis-torn Bolivia? Jeanine Añez, the Senate leader who has claimed the interim presidency of the Andean country, seems to have the backing of the police, the military and the Roman Catholic Church. But even in self-exile in Mexico after...
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Smoke billows from a plant just outside the French capital, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 in Paris. The world's thirst for oil will continue to grow until the 2030s, with climate-damaging emissions climbing until at least 2040 — and consumers' insatiable appetite for SUVs is a big reason why. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 14, 2019 - 5:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says the European Union should increase its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions if it wants to lead in the fight against climate change. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told diplomats and scientists in Berlin on Thursday that “Europe must lead, because...
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November 14, 2019 - 5:35 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's sovereign wealth fund says it is banning all financial holdings in British security services company G4S due to the risk that it “contributes to or is responsible for serious or systematic human rights violations.” The board of the world's largest fund of its...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks during a party rally, as part of General Election campaign trail, in Ilford, Essex, England, Wednesday, Nov. 13,2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
November 14, 2019 - 5:19 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s Brexit-dominated election and its impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 10:10 a.m. With election campaigning in full swing for its Dec. 12 election, Britain has informed its European Union partners that it will not name a new...
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November 14, 2019 - 5:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is pressing Washington roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods as the two sides wrangle over terms of an interim trade deal. A Ministry of Commerce spokesman, Gao Feng, said Thursday a tariff cut is an “important condition” of the tentative agreement announced last month...
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Protesters walk past barricades of bricks on a road near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Hong Kong residents endured a fourth day of traffic snarls and mass transit disruptions Thursday as protesters closed some main roads and rail networks while police skirmished with militant students at major universities. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 14, 2019 - 5:13 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters on Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities. Police spokesman Tse Chun-chung denied his department had been asked to...
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In this Nov. 9, 2019, photo, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, a prominent member of Iran's powerful Guardian Council, speaks in an interview with The Associated Press, in Tehran, Iran. A prominent member of Iran’s powerful Guardian Council has told The Associated Press that the Islamic Republic should stop honoring the terms of its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers amid tensions with the U.S. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
November 14, 2019 - 5:11 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent member of Iran’s powerful Guardian Council has told The Associated Press that the Islamic Republic should stop honoring all terms of the collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers amid tensions with the United States. The comments by Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei show an...
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A currency trader talks on the phone at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday amid doubts about the status of a U.S.-Chinese trade deal after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s chairman said it is likely to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 14, 2019 - 5:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were lower Thursday amid doubts about the status of a U.S.-Chinese trade deal after the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman said it is likely to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. London and Frankfurt opened lower while Tokyo and Hong Kong declined. Shanghai...
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