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In this June 21, 2018 photo, Nour Obeid looks at cars at the Al-Jazirah Ford showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This Sunday, Saudi Arabia will lift the world's only ban on women driving and Obeid's husband is encouraging her to get her license and drive. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
June 22, 2018 - 2:35 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cradling her four-month-old daughter, Nour Obeid scans the car showroom and heads to the mid-sized SUVs. In the past, a woman looking to buy a car in Saudi Arabia would focus on the features in the back, but Obeid is checking out the driver's seat, picturing herself...
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June 22, 2018 - 2:23 pm
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man convicted of causing his infant son's death during a troublesome morning feeding session six years ago has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison. A judge imposed the term Friday on Michael Marrara. He had been convicted in May of aggravated manslaughter...
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June 22, 2018 - 2:19 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A former Vatican diplomat on trial for possession of a large quantity of child pornography has admitted the charges during the first hearing of an expedited trial inside the Vatican. Monsignor Carlo Capella acknowledged in court Friday "compulsive acts of improper internet...
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June 22, 2018 - 1:14 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Pittsburgh to throw his support behind third-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus's congressional campaign. Pence will participate in an event at the airport for Rothfus, who's facing a tough challenge in November from Democrat Conor Lamb. The...
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June 22, 2018 - 10:38 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's dominant Aegean Airlines says it has signed a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) deal with Airbus to buy up to 42 new A320 neo passenger aircraft. Aegean chairman Eftychios Vassilakis said the company will be buying 30-42 planes in an investment necessary to expand...
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June 22, 2018 - 9:39 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Government security forces in Venezuela carry out unjustified killings without any apparent consequences as the rule of law in the country quickly vanishes, a United Nations report charged Friday. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Venezuelan...
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June 22, 2018 - 9:38 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mideast team has met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss the U.S. plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The White House said Friday they discussed ways "the humanitarian...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 27, 2018 file photo, the leader of Romania's ruling Social Democratic party, Liviu Dragnea, grimaces as he walks out of the anti-corruption prosecutors' office, in Bucharest, Romania. A Romanian court has handed down a 3 ½ year prison sentence for the powerful leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party for official misconduct. The High Court of Cassation and Justice on Thursday, June 21 sentenced Liviu Dragnea, after two previous adjournments. The ruling can be appealed. There was no immediate comment from Dragnea. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
June 22, 2018 - 8:25 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Leaders of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party rallied Friday around their powerful leader after he was handed a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office. Regional bosses sent messages of support for Liviu Dragnea, saying he should be considered innocent pending a...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 20, 2018, anti-Brexit, pro-EU supporters walk with EU and Union flags, with a placard near the Houses of Parliament in London. The divisions opened up by the 2016 referendum have not healed, but hardened, splitting Britain into two camps: leavers and remainers. Almost the only thing the two groups share is pessimism about the way Brexit is going. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 22, 2018 - 8:24 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union and a business warning about Brexit's fallout (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Germany says it may be possible to stick to the current timetable for negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union for next March, but...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras right, speaks with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos during their meeting in Athens, on Friday, June 22. 2018. Eurozone financial ministers have agreed to complete the eight-year bailout program for Greece, including debt relief and a big cash payout for Greece, Eurogroup President Mario Centeno announced in the early hours of Friday.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 22, 2018 - 8:18 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister pledged Friday to stick to agreed reforms and budget targets after international creditors announced debt relief measures to wean the country off its eight-year bailout program, which ends in two months. Greek bond markets rose on the news of the deal,...
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