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FILE -- In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 file photo South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan, center, arrives at the South African Parliament to deliver the annual Budget speech in Cape Town, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Gordhan, announced early Friday, March 31, 2017 comes as part of a cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of the country's 35 ministers. Tension had been growing between Zuma and Gordhan, who had a reputation as being resistant to corruption. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
March 31, 2017 - 5:50 am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The firing of South Africa's respected finance minister on Friday sent the currency tumbling by close to 5 percent and brought fresh anger at President Jacob Zuma as a split in the ruling party deepened. The country's main opposition party said it will challenge the...
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March 31, 2017 - 5:48 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish organization working in Turkey with Syrian refugees said Friday it had not received an official explanation of the expulsion of five of the organization's employees while five others — all Syrians — are being detained by Turkish authorities. "It is frustrating...
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March 31, 2017 - 5:09 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The secretary-general of a Danish NGO working in Turkey with Syrian refugees says five of the organization's employees have been expelled while five others — all Syrians — are being detained by Turkish authorities. Birgitte Qvist-Soerensen of Danchurchaid says "it is...
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Men chat in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, March 31, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after Wall Street gained and Chinese factory activity improved. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 31, 2017 - 5:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets sank Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said his first meeting with his Chinese counterpart next week will be "very difficult." KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, London's FTSE 100 lost 0.5 percent to 7,333.81 and France's CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,074.11...
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March 31, 2017 - 5:01 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that inflation across the 19-country eurozone fell sharply in March as underlying price pressures eased and some of last year's sharp rise in oil prices dropped out of the annual comparison. The European Union's statistics agency Eurostat said Friday that the...
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FILE -- In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 file photo South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan, center, arrives at the South African Parliament to deliver the annual Budget speech in Cape Town, South Africa. President Jacob Zuma's replacement of Gordhan, announced early Friday, March 31, 2017 comes as part of a cabinet shuffle that changes 10 of the country's 35 ministers. Tension had been growing between Zuma and Gordhan, who had a reputation as being resistant to corruption. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
March 31, 2017 - 4:57 am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The firing of South Africa's respected finance minister on Friday sent the currency tumbling by close to 5 percent and brought fresh anger at President Jacob Zuma as a split in the ruling party deepened. Zuma's replacement of Pravin Gordhan came as part of an overnight...
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In this Friday, March 24, 2017 photo, pesidents carry the body of a person killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, March 24, 2017. As the U.S.-led coalition ramps up the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, claims of civilian casualties caused by airstrikes have spiked dramatically. The toll, both in infrastructure destroyed and in lives lost, has the potential to undercut U.S. military victories, stoking resentment and a backlash that could play into the hands of the militants. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 31, 2017 - 4:54 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked militants are quickly moving to drum up outrage over a sharp spike in civilian casualties said to have been caused by U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, posting photos online of a destroyed medical center and homes reduced to rubble. "This is...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 file photo a bucket-wheel excavator stands on lignite at the LEAG (Lusatian Energy Stock Company) lignite open-cast mine in Jaenschwalde, eastern Germany. LEAG said Thursday, March 30, 2017 that they put plans to enlarge the opencast pit on ice. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
March 31, 2017 - 4:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — The owner of one of Germany's biggest coal mines is shelving plans to expand the site because of government efforts to curb the country's carbon emissions. Czech-owned consortium LEAG said late Thursday that lignite extraction at Jaenschwalde , near Germany's eastern border with...
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March 31, 2017 - 4:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:45 a.m. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says "there's lots of good will" among European Union partners since Britain triggered its divorce proceedings from the bloc. Johnson, speaking in Brussels upon arrival for a NATO meeting...
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The sunken ferry Sewol is seen on a semi-submersible transport vessel in waters off Mokpo, South Korea. Friday, March 31, 2017. The corroding 6,800-ton ferry raised from the bottom of the sea last week arrived at a South Korean port Friday, where it will be searched for the remains of nine missing passengers from a 2014 sinking. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT
March 31, 2017 - 4:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A corroding South Korean ferry raised from the bottom of the sea last week arrived Friday at the port where it will be searched for the remains of the last nine victims of the 2014 sinking. Dozens of relatives of the victims watched from nearby as workers from a port in...
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