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Australian deputy prime minister under pressure to resign

Australia Politics

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s deputy prime minister was under mounting pressure Wednesday...

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Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?

Pyeongchang Olympics Rust Belt Blues

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world. It towers over this Korean coal community that is much like its American counterparts: poor, aging, hollowing out since...


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Job center for Syrians opens in Jordan refugee camp

Jordan Syrian Refugees

AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — A job center opened Sunday in Jordan’s second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of an EU-backed policy shift meant to improve the lives of the displaced in regional host countries and discourage them from migrating onward. Dozens of refugees crowded...


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Hungarian leader calls Christianity 'Europe's last hope'

Hungary Orban Annual Speech

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister says that “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have “opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam.” Viktor Orban said Sunday during his 20th annual...


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Polish PM seeks dialogue with Israel on 'difficult history'

Germany Security Conference

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister said Sunday that dialogue with Israel about the Holocaust is necessary and would serve as a warning to prevent such “exceptionally terrifying” crimes from happening again. Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted his thoughts after a telephone conversation with...


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Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

Iraq Americans After IS

QAIM, Iraq (AP) — From their outpost on Iraq’s westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. They were, he believed, families returning to liberated homes, a hopeful sign of...


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Iran says fog caused a plane crash that may have killed 65

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A plane crashed into an Iranian mountain on Sunday, and all 65 people on board were reportedly killed. While the government says the 25-year-old turboprop lost its way in thick clouds, some suspect that it malfunctioned - a chronic problem in a country with an air...


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Russia: 4 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing four people and wounding four others. Police then killed the assailant. The shooting took place Sunday evening in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000...


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The Latest: Contrasting games doubles for Hirscher, Fourcade

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Biathlon-5

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Marcel Hirscher picked up his second Alpine gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, securing the giant slalom title by the largest margin of victory in the event at the Olympics in 50 years....


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West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands flee homes

Germany Security Conference

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — West Africa’s extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year. Last week a police station was attacked by...


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All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-...


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