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Feb 21, 2019

Netanayhu's election rivals merge as Israeli leader makes pact with extreme right
Pressure is mounting on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of an April 9 vote

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Feb 21, 2019

Albanian opposition holds anti-govt rally, demands new vote
Albanian opposition supporters have surrounded the parliament building and are demanding that the government resign, claiming it's corrupt and has links to organized crime

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Feb 21, 2019

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria
Iraqi security official: US-backed Syrian militia fighting IS in Syria hands over more than 150 Iraqi militants to Iraq

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Feb 21, 2019

Pope demands bishops act now to end scourge of sex abuse
Pope Francis has warned bishops that the Catholic faithful are demanding more than just condemnation of clergy sex abuse but concrete action to respond to the scandal

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Feb 21, 2019

AP Photos: Historic Bangladesh district razed by deadly fire
AP Photos: Charred buildings are all that remain of sections of a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, where a late-night fire raced through narrow alleys and killed dozens of people

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Feb 21, 2019

Indigo, ash and time mark Nigeria's centuries-old dye pits
Indigo, ash and time: Nigeria's centuries-old dye pits linger on but sons drift away from the craft passed down through generations

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Feb 21, 2019

2 killed in Munich shooting, police say no danger to public
German media report that two men have died after a shooting in Munich

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Feb 21, 2019

Iraqi security official: U.S.-backed Syrian militia hands over more than 150 Iraqi Islamic State group members to Iraq
Iraqi security official: U.S.-backed Syrian militia hands over more than 150 Iraqi Islamic State group members to Iraq

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Feb 21, 2019

Pope Francis calls for ‘concrete and effective measures' against clerical sexual abuse as historic Vatican summit gets underway
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis opened a landmark summit on preventing clerical sexual abuse Thursday, saying Catholics were looking to church leaders not for "simple and predictable condemnations," but i...

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Feb 21, 2019

The Latest: Pope demands bishops act now to end sex abuse
Pope Francis has warned bishops and religious superiors summoned to a landmark sex abuse prevention summit that the Catholic faithful around the world are demanding more than just condemnation of the crimes but concrete action to put an end to the scandal

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Feb 21, 2019

Pope Francis opens sex abuse summit by warning bishops the faithful want concrete action, not just condemnation
Pope Francis opens sex abuse summit by warning bishops the faithful want concrete action, not just condemnation

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Feb 21, 2019

German police raid 16 homes of suspected Islamic extremists
German police are searching 16 homes of alleged Islamic extremists in central and western Germany

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Feb 21, 2019

Pope opens sex abuse summit amid outcry from survivors
Pope Francis has opened a high-level summit of church leaders on preventing clergy sex abuse, hoping to impress on bishops from around the world that the problem is global and requires a global response

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Feb 21, 2019

Trump-Kim summit: From Yongbyon site to sanctions, what each side may bring to the table
A look at what the United States and North Korea will be bringing to the table at next week's summit.

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Feb 21, 2019

Polish activists pull down statue of priest in abuse protest
Activists in Poland have pulled down a statue of a disgraced priest after allegations that he sexually abused minors, acting under cover of night to protest about the failure of the Polish church to deal with the problem of abuse

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Feb 21, 2019

Top centrist Netanyahu rivals unite for Israeli election run
Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Netanyahu announce they are joining forces ahead of April vote

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Feb 21, 2019

Vatican's legal procedures for handling sex abuse, explained
Vatican's legal procedures for handling sex abuse cases, explained

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Feb 21, 2019

Iran announces another navy drill in key Strait of Hormuz
Iran's navy to hold annual drill in strategic Strait of Hormuz as pressure mounts in wake of US sanctions

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Feb 21, 2019

Avalanche in Indian Himalayas kills 1, leaves 5 missing
Indian rescuers have found the body of an army soldier and are searching for five other soldiers after an avalanche struck a Himalayan border post in the country's north

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Feb 21, 2019

Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid
Japanese spacecraft approaching asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth

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Feb 21, 2019

Fire in centuries-old part of Bangladesh's capital kills 70
A devastating fire has raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 70 people

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Feb 21, 2019

Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang
Report: Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will stop selling genetic sequencers in China's Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism its products were used for surveillance

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Feb 21, 2019

The hopes and fears surrounding the second Trump-Kim summit
Trump needs a long term road-map. Does he have one?

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Feb 21, 2019

Hurricanes create natural climate change labs in Puerto Rico
The hurricanes that pounded Puerto Rico in 2017 may give scientists clues to how the world will respond to climate change and increasingly severe weather

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Feb 21, 2019

11 wounded in China knife attack blamed on mentally ill man
Police in southern China say 11 people including students were wounded in a knife attack blamed on a mentally ill man

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Feb 21, 2019

Top Netanyahu challengers unite for Israeli elections
Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Netanyahu announce they are joining forces ahead of April vote

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Feb 21, 2019

Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial
The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran who became a vocal critic of the regime has boycotted her father's funeral, saying it was against his wishes

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Feb 21, 2019

Fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital kills at least 70
A devastating fire has raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 70 people

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Feb 20, 2019

Saudi crown prince in China on latest stop of Asian tour
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in China on the latest stop of a sweep through Asia aiming to expand the kingdom's influence on the continent

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Feb 20, 2019

Auditors: $167 million misspent in Mexico airport project
Mexican federal auditors say they have found $167 million in mismanagement and questionable expenses at a now-cancelled project to build a new Mexico City airport

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Feb 20, 2019

Vietnam, site of next Trump-Kim summit, model for growth
Vietnam, site of next Trump-Kim summit, offers model for transformation into export powerhouse

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Feb 20, 2019

Fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital kills at least 69
A devastating fire has raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 69 people

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Feb 20, 2019

The Latest: Fire in Bangladesh's capital kills at least 69
The fire that burned through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 69 people

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Feb 20, 2019

Authorities say fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital is mostly under control, death toll rises to at least 69
Authorities say fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital is mostly under control, death toll rises to at least 69

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Feb 20, 2019

Fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital kills at least 45
A devastating fire has raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 45 people

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Feb 20, 2019

UN envoy says risk of Israeli-Palestinian war looms large
The U.N. Mideast envoy says the prospect of peace between Israel and the Palestinians "is fading by the day as the specter of violence and radicalism grows" and "the risk of war continues to loom large."

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Feb 20, 2019

2nd Trump-Kim summit crucial moment for Moon's presidency
The upcoming Trump-Kim meeting will be a crucial moment for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is desperate for more room to continue his engagement with North Korea, now limited by tough U.S.-led sanctions

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Feb 20, 2019

Officials say a fire racing through buildings in the old part of Bangladesh's capital has killed 45, not under control
Officials say a fire racing through buildings in the old part of Bangladesh's capital has killed 45, not under control

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Feb 20, 2019

UN gives green light for North Koreans to travel to Vietnam
U.N. diplomats say the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea has given a green light to Kim Jong Un's delegation to travel to Vietnam next week for talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula

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Feb 20, 2019

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island
A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina

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Feb 20, 2019

Allies decline request to stay in Syria after U.S. troops withdraw
As pullout deadline looms, some U.S. officials and lawmakers say Trump should rethink his plans.

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Feb 20, 2019

Mexico invites international experts on case of 43 students
The Mexican government will once again invite a team of international experts to investigate the case of 43 students missing since 2014

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Feb 20, 2019

Mexican court nixes 70-year-old capo's plea for house arrest
A court in Mexico has denied a request by convicted drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo to serve out his sentence under house arrest due to his bad health and advanced age

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Feb 20, 2019

Denmark's Inger Andersen elected UN environment chief
The U.N. General Assembly has elected Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Feb 20, 2019

‘Gay priests are in the crosshairs:' As Vatican abuse summit begins, debate over homosexuality is divisive undercurrent
Though abuse and sexuality have no correlation, according to widely accepted research, they have become intertwined on the church's ideological battlefield, and some Catholics descending on Rome this week argue that Pope Francis is overlooking a problem.

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Feb 20, 2019

Justice Department preparing for Mueller report in coming days
With dwindling personnel, the special counsel appears to be close to ending his investigation of the president and alleged Russian election interference.

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Feb 20, 2019

Venezuela seeks UN support against ‘military aggression'
Venezuela's U.N. Mission is inviting ambassadors of 46 countries to an informal meeting Friday to underline the U.N. Charter's commitment to noninterference in a nation's internal affairs and oppose "threats of military aggression"

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Feb 20, 2019

Official: 8 armed men detained in Haiti could be sent to US
An official with Haiti's communications ministry says eight men detained with automatic weapons and other arms could be transferred soon to the United States

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Feb 20, 2019

Algerian opposition weighs joint presidential candidate
Members of Algeria's diverse political opposition struggled to secure a joint candidate for the April 18 presidential election

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Feb 20, 2019

Gucci unmasks a harder, more masculine collection
Gucci's menswear and womenswear collection had a tougher, more masculine edge, shrinking ever so slightly from the designer's gender-bending musings of past seasons

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Feb 20, 2019

France to adopt international definition of anti-Semitism
French President Emmanuel Macron said France recognizes a common international definition of anti-Semitism and adopt a new law to better fight hatred online

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Feb 20, 2019

Italy's economy minister: Alitalia won't be nationalized
Italy's economy minister says there is no plan to nationalize Alitalia, the troubled airline that declared bankruptcy two years ago

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Feb 20, 2019

16 killed in attack by suspected herdsmen in Nigeria
An official in the central Nigerian state of Benue says 16 people have been killed in an attack apparently staged by herdsmen

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Feb 20, 2019

Nicaraguan poet-priest Cardenal leaves hospital, thanks pope
Renowned Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal has been released from a hospital two weeks after he entered for treatment for an infection that provoked other ailments

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Feb 20, 2019

Mexican privacy watchdog criticizes government over spyware
Mexico's privacy watchdog says the Attorney General's Office stonewalled it for more than a year as it tried to investigate the government's use of powerful Israeli spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists

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Feb 20, 2019

Egypt executes 9 in 2015 killing of top prosecutor, despite claims of unfair trials
Human rights activists alleged that torture was used to extract confessions.

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Feb 20, 2019

Aid wars: US-Russia vie to ease Venezuelan crisis
Russian news agencies say a shipment of Russian medicine and medical equipment has arrived in Venezuela

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Feb 20, 2019

Morocco: Arab Spring anniversary brings reflection, beatings
Demonstrations in Morocco have marked the birth eight years ago of an Arab Spring protest movement that awakened a spirit of activism in this North African kingdom

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Feb 20, 2019

Priest's son demands Vatican attention for clergy's children
The lead organizer of the Vatican's sex abuse summit has met with an Irish activist seeking to draw attention to another issue the Vatican has long sought to keep quiet: the plight of children of priests

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Feb 20, 2019

Powerful political leader warns against squandering peace
Prominent Afghan political leader warn the president against squandering the best opportunity at peace in more than 17 years of war

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Feb 20, 2019

The Latest: UK's May, EU's Juncker say talks ‘constructive'
British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker say they had a "constructive" dinner meeting and plan to meet again before the end of the month to assess progress in the Brexit negotiations

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Feb 20, 2019

Nielsen urges Central America to stop new migrant caravans
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is asking Central American nations to do more to stop migrant caravans and fight transnational crime

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Feb 20, 2019

He is a prominent anti-Modi intellectual. The Indian government wants him behind bars.
One of India's preeminent Dalit scholars fears his impending arrest as part of a wider crackdown on activists.

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Feb 20, 2019

Britain says Huawei has not fixed ‘serious' problems affecting network security
U.S. officials have raised concern with allies and foreign partners, including Britain, about allowing the Chinese company's parts in their 5G networks.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Latest: Son of priest meets with Vatican investigator
The lead organizer of the Vatican's sex abuse summit has met with an Irish activist who is working to draw attention to a related issue the Vatican has tried to keep quiet: priests who father children

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Feb 20, 2019

The Latest: UK PM May in Brussels for more Brexit talks
Fresh from a political setback at home, British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived at European Union headquarters in Brussels for more talks on Brexit with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

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Feb 20, 2019

Pope strives to fight cleric sex abuse with Vatican summit
Pope Francis is summoning church leaders from around the globe for a tutorial on clergy sex abuse, to educate church leaders who too often still try to protect the church's reputation by denying that priests rape children and by discrediting victims

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Feb 20, 2019

Abuse survivors demand Vatican transparency, accountability
Survivors of clergy sexual abuse have met with organizers of a Vatican prevention summit and demanded zero tolerance for abusers and for religious superiors to be held accountable when they protect priests who rape and molest children

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Feb 20, 2019

UK revokes citizenship of teenage ‘ISIS bride'
Shamima Begum, who said she didn't regret traveling to Syria when she was 15, has attracted attention for her effort to return home with her baby.

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Feb 20, 2019

French far-right EU candidate says his party equals progress
The top French far-right candidate in European parliamentary elections says that his party epitomizes progress with its return to the grassroots of a fortress France

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Feb 20, 2019

Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclave
Trucks carrying civilians leave last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria

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Feb 20, 2019

The Latest: Pope meets advocates for Polish abuse victims
A Polish lawmaker says she and a group of activists handed Pope Francis a report on alleged cases of priests sexually abusing children in Poland

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Feb 20, 2019

Spotted: Leopard wandering empty mall in India
The big cat meandered through a neighborhood and was tranquilized at a nearby hotel hours later.

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Feb 20, 2019

Venezuelan oil chief blames fire on opposition
Venezuela's oil minister is blaming a fire at an important oil pumping station on opponents of President Nicolas Maduro

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Feb 20, 2019

Zimbabwe launches new currency measure
Zimbabwe, without its own currency for a decade, has converted electronic money into a stand-alone local currency to freely float against other major currencies, abandoning an official but artificial parity with the dollar

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Feb 20, 2019

Israel could become fourth country to reach the moon with space shot this week
The Beresheet craft is aiming to make a lunar landing April 11.

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Feb 20, 2019

Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect
A Thai court has accepted a U.S. request that a Russian man who allegedly was part of a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts be extradited to the United States, but the suspect could end up in Russia anyway

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Feb 20, 2019

Mexico activist killed days before pipeline referendum
A community activist fighting against an energy project that would build a gas pipeline through his central Mexico town has been killed three days before a scheduled public referendum on the project

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Feb 20, 2019

UK politics fractures further as 3 Conservatives defect
Three pro-European lawmakers have quit Britain's governing Conservatives to join a newly formed centrist group of independent legislators opposed to the government's conduct of Brexit

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Feb 20, 2019

Shamima Begum, teenager who joined ISIS, to lose UK citizenship
The 19-year-old said "it's kids of heartbreaking to read."

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Feb 20, 2019

Britain revokes citizenship of teenage ‘ISIS bride'
Shamima Begum, who said she didn't regret traveling to Syria when she was 15, has attracted massive public attention for her effort to return home with her newborn.

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Feb 20, 2019

Following summit, U.S. mediates Holocaust dispute between Israel and Poland
The U.S. ambassador to Poland called on Israel's acting foreign minister to apologize after claiming that Poles had collaborated with Nazis during World War II.

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Feb 20, 2019

The U.S. hosted a Mideast summit, and a dispute on the Holocaust ensued. Now it has to mediate between Israel and Poland.
The U.S. ambassador to Poland has called for an apology from Israel.

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Feb 20, 2019

US, North Korean envoys to meet in Hanoi ahead of summit
U.S. and North Korean special envoys are to meet in Vietnam's capital to make final preparations for a second summit next week between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

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Feb 20, 2019

The Latest: Vatican thanks abuse survivors for testimonies
Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on sex abuse are thanking victims for their sincerity and strength in offering their testimonies and advice for ending abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church.

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Feb 20, 2019

Mexico seizes more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine at sea
Mexico's navy says it has seized more than 1,300 pounds (630 kilograms) of cocaine from a speedboat off the country's Pacific coast

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Feb 20, 2019

Netanyahu strikes election deal with far-right parties
Israel's Netanyahu strikes deal with 2 fringe religious-nationalist parties in bid to unify his bloc ahead of elections

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Feb 20, 2019

Moroccan police crackdown on protesting teachers
Moroccan police are firing water cannon at protesting teachers and beating people back with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital

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Feb 20, 2019

Croatian court detains sister after body found in freezer
A Croatian court has ordered one month's detention for a woman suspected of killing her sister, whose body was found in a freezer more than 18 years after she went missing

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Feb 20, 2019

Police: 1 dead after avalanche hits Swiss ski resort
Swiss police say a 34-year-old Frenchman whose job was to check the safety of ski slopes has died overnight after being injured in an avalanche at a popular Alps ski resort Tuesday

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Feb 20, 2019

Putin warns new weapons will point toward U.S. if missiles are deployed in Europe
The Russian president used his annual address to the nation to threaten the United States.

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Feb 20, 2019

Turkey seeks life terms for 16 activists over 2013 protests
Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have charged a prominent philanthropist businessman and 15 other people with seeking to overthrow the government by allegedly supporting anti-government protests in 2013

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Feb 20, 2019

Possible peace declaration looms large over Trump-Kim summit
Possibility of peace declaration looms large over Trump- Kim summit, but ending the Korean War could open up a whole new set of problems for Washington if not done carefully

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Feb 20, 2019

Italy's checking if NKorean envoy's daughter was forced back
Italy's foreign minister says it is checking whether the daughter of a former North Korean diplomat was forcibly returned to Pyongyang

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Feb 20, 2019

UK cybersecurity chief: oversight of Huawei is working
UK cybersecurity chief says government oversight of Huawei proves its worth in flagging problems

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Feb 20, 2019

South Africa to loan $5 billion to ailing state power firm
South Africa's minister of finance says that the government will loan the troubled state power company, Eskom, 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) to help it service its debts

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Feb 20, 2019

Algerian opposition figures hope to find joint candidate
Sectors of Algeria's diverse political opposition are meeting to secure a joint candidate to face incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the April 18 presidential elections

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Feb 20, 2019

Cyprus Orthodox Church backs Ukrainian church's independence
Cyprus' Orthodox Church says it supports the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's right to independence that was granted by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople last month, aiming to heal its divisions

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Feb 20, 2019

India suspends key bus service to Pakistani part of Kashmir
India halts key bus service with Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir, severing only land route linking divided region

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Feb 20, 2019

Political attacks mount in Israel as a retired general challenges Netanyahu
Two main contenders for prime minister in Israel's April 9 election are taking aim at each other.

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