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August 22, 2018 - 4:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister is setting out proposals for a "balanced partnership" with the United States that would include setting up payment channels that are independent of the U.S. Heiko Maas wrote in Wednesday's edition of the daily Handelsblatt that he envisions taking "our...
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August 22, 2018 - 4:06 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser says there's no timetable for releasing the administration's much-anticipated Mideast peace plan. John Bolton said Wednesday in Jerusalem that a "lot of progress" has been made, but he refused to speculate what the plan entailed or...
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August 22, 2018 - 3:15 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — There is tight security in Zimbabwe's capital Wednesday as the Constitutional Court is set to hear the main opposition party's challenge to the results of last month's historic presidential election. Police have barricaded the roads around the court in central Harare as...
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August 22, 2018 - 2:48 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — During a visit to New Zealand, Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday defended the moves his nation's government have made to take control of the judicial system. Poland's conservative government lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges from 70 to 65 as...
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An abandoned, unfinished skyscraper known as "The Tower of David" shows an inclination on the top floors where the columns are exposed, top center, after a powerful earthquake shook eastern Venezuela, causing buildings to be evacuated in the capital of Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The quake was felt as far away as Colombia's capital and in the Venezuelan capital office workers evacuated buildings and people fled homes. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 22, 2018 - 1:15 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast and parts of the Caribbean but likely caused little damage besides knocking out power in some places and toppling supermarket shelves because of its depth, experts said. The magnitude 7.3 quake Tuesday was the...
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South Korean Lee Keum-seom, 92, center, hugs her North Korean son Ri Sang Chol, 71, left, with Kim Ok Hui, daughter-in-law of Ri Sang Chol during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War. (Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 8:53 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know. The scenes of Koreans meeting this week, likely for the last time before they die, are heartbreaking, but they often bely a...
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Migrants stand aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti, moored at the Catania harbor, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. One and seventy-seven migrants rescued at sea remained aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti Tuesday morning as the Italian government refused to let them disembark in the port of Catania until other European countries agree to take them.The Diciotti arrived in the port of Catania late Monday night after spending days off the Italian coast as the Italian and Maltese government bickered over where they will be taken. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
August 21, 2018 - 1:15 pm
MILAN (AP) — Humanitarian groups urged the Italian government Tuesday to allow 177 migrants aboard an Italian coast guard ship docked at the Sicilian port of Catania to be permitted to disembark. Doctors Without Borders, the U.N. refugee agency and Save the Children have all appealed to the...
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August 21, 2018 - 12:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The European Union and Britain say they will accelerate Brexit negotiations and hold regular talks to try to bridge important differences in an effort to seal an agreement before the end of the year. EU...
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In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, frame from video, Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guard, is carried on a stretcher from his home in the Queens borough of New York. Palij, the last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, the White House said. (ABC via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 12:30 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the deportation of former Nazi death camp guard Jakiv Palij from the U.S. to Germany (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to Germany says Nazi war crimes suspect says President Donald Trump instructed him to make it a priority to secure the deportation of a...
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Greece's eight-year bailouts started with an island and ended with an island. Papandreou, top, announced the financial rescue plan on the island of Kastellorizo, while Tsipras chose Ithaca to declare the end of the bailout era. TWO PHOTO COMBO: top image - dated Friday, April 23, 2010 Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announces Greece's decision to request activation of a financial rescue plan, from the remote southeast Greek Aegean island of Kastellorizo. bottom photo - dated Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, released by Greek Prime Minister's office, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks about an end to Greece's bailout travails from the legendary island home of Odysseus, the mythical Mycenaean king. (AP Photo/ top - Tatiana Bolari, bottom - Andrea Bonetti/Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 12:03 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's eight-year bailout ordeal will forever be bookended by two of the country's iconic islands. In choosing the western island of Ithaca to declare the end of the bailout era Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras harked back to one of the country's legendary heroes...
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