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May 11, 2017 - 6:22 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch environmental organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for new legal action aimed at forcing the Dutch government to do more to combat air pollution. The Dutch branch of Friends of the Earth filed a case last year arguing that the government...
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Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky and his mother Yelena Chingina, left, listen to a sentence in a court in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Sokolovsky has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go” in a church and given a suspended sentence. (Alexei Bulatov/ Komsomolskaya Pravda photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 6:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church, and given a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video on his blog last year showing him playing the smartphone game in a church built on the supposed spot where...
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FILE -- This April 30, 2017 photo provided by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), shows a fighter from the SDF carrying weapons as he looks toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. A top Syrian Kurdish official said Wednesday, May 10, 2017, that the U.S. decision to arm Kurdish fighters with heavier weapons will help legitimize the force, which is denounced as a terrorist organization by Turkey. The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will arm the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces "as necessary" to recapture the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa. (Syrian Democratic Forces, via AP, File)
May 11, 2017 - 6:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish-led forces say they are carrying out mine-clearing operations at the country's largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. The media office of the Syrian Democratic Forces said Thursday a special operation was underway...
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May 11, 2017 - 6:05 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Thursday became the second nation after Japan to ratify a Pacific trade deal that will need changes to proceed after the United States pulled out. Trade Minister Todd McClay said New Zealand is exploring alternatives for the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
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May 11, 2017 - 5:58 am
MILAN (AP) — The Roberto Cavalli fashion house has named British designer Paul Surridge as creative designer, making his debut with the womenswear spring-summer 2018 collection to be shown in September. Surridge said Wednesday that he is honored to have contributed "a new chapter to the Roberto...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2017 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, is accompanied by Pak Pong Ju, right, Hwang Pyong So, second left, as he arrives for the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Pyongyang will seek the extradition of anyone involved in what it says was a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jung Un April, 2017, with a biochemical poison, a top North Korean foreign ministry official said Thursday, May 11, 2017.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
May 11, 2017 - 5:50 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang will seek the extradition of anyone involved in what it says was a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jung Un last month with a biochemical poison, a top North Korean foreign ministry official said Thursday. Han Song Ryol, the vice foreign minister, called a...
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May 11, 2017 - 3:51 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates Group, which operates the Middle East's largest airline, says profits have fallen by 70 percent to $670 million, though revenue increased slightly to around $26 billion. In its report released Thursday, the airline said profits were affected by a...
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May 11, 2017 - 3:49 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang will seek the extradition of anyone involved in what it says was a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jung Un last month with a biochemical poison, a top North Korean foreign ministry official said Thursday. Han Song Ryol, the vice foreign minister, called a...
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May 11, 2017 - 3:46 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A Russian man who faces charges in the U.S. of hacking computers at American companies is attending an extradition hearing at a Prague prison because of security concerns. Yevgeniy Nikulin's hearing Thursday is being held at Prague's Pankrac prison. The rare measure underlines the...
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A currency trader stands near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Asian stocks were moderately higher on Thursday with few data reports to move the markets. Investors are watching tax reform developments in the U.S. after President Donald Trump's firing of the FBI chief. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 11, 2017 - 3:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were moderately higher on Thursday with few data reports to move the markets. Investors are watching tax reform developments in the U.S. after President Donald Trump's firing of FBI chief James Comey. Oil prices extended gains. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei...
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