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  • Ethiopia ruled out military takeover amid state of emergency
    Ethiopia_ruled_out_military_takeover_amid_state_of_emergency 2018-02-17 17:08:46 UTC
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. The United St...
  • U.N. Urges Iran to Stop 'Surge' of Juvenile Executions
    Iran_is_sentencing_children_and_teenagers_to_death 2018-02-17 01:27:21 UTC
    The UN human rights office has said Iran is the worst in the world when it comes to sentencing minors to death — a crime under international law. Three minors were executed in January, and 80 more remain on death row. Mahboubeh Mofidi was 13 ye...
  • Supreme Court to decide whether to hear Trump's DACA appeal
    Us_supreme_court_will_decide_if_it_accepts_trump's_daca_appeal 2018-02-16 18:13:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump’s appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from de...
  • Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
    Germany_calls_on_uk_to_offer_more_'concrete'_brexit_plans 2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minis...
  • Appeals court: Trump latest travel ban is unconstitutional
    Appeals_court-_trump_latest_travel_ban_is_unconstitutional 2018-02-15 17:34:09 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it discriminates against Muslims because of their religion, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday In a 9...
  • South Africa faces a long, hard road back to prosperity and self-respect
    South_africa_faces_a_long__hard_road_back_to_prosperity_and_self-respect 2018-02-15 08:20:01 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, released from the burden of a compromised leader who darkened the dreams and aspirations of the post-apartheid ...
  • Netanyahu faces corruption and breach of trust charges
    Netanyahu_linked_to_a_'corrupt_deal'_with_german_steel_producer 2018-02-14 16:36:57 UTC
    How is the Israeli prime minister linked to an allegedly corrupt deal with German steel producer ThyssenKrupp? One is Israel's long-serving prime minister, the other is one of Germany's biggest industrial corporations, and now the two have been...
  • The Real Concerns About Markets As U.S. Inflation Looms
    The_real_concerns_about_markets_as_inflation_looms 2018-02-14 18:54:27 UTC
    New York — U.S. financial markets have been roiled recently by something neither the economy nor investors have had to contend with for the better part of a decade: concerns they may soon have to reckon with rising inflation. The S&P 500 .SPX.I...
  • Melinda, Bill Gates blast Trump's “America first” worldview, turning attention toward poverty in U.S.
    Melinda_and_bill_gates_blasts_trump's_%e2%80%9camerica_first%e2%80%9d_worldview_and_turns_attention_toward_poverty_in_u.s. 2018-02-14 08:10:35 UTC
    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world’s top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country’s growing inequity and a presiden...
  • South Africa's ANC party to "recall" Jacob Zuma as president
    South_africa's_anc_party_resolved_to_%22recall%22_jacob_zuma_as_head_of_state 2018-02-13 07:12:26 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided N...
  • Rebuilding Iraq after war with ISIS will cost $88.2 billion
    Rebuilding_iraq_after_war_with_isis_will_cost__88.2_billion 2018-02-12 10:49:21 UTC
    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors’ conference on Monday. Donors and investors have g...
  • Well-known Iranian-Canadian professor dies in Tehran prison
    Well-known_iranian-canadian_professor_has_died_in_prison_in_tehran 2018-02-11 07:58:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Iranian-Canadian dual citizen and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities last month has died in prison, his son wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Kavous Seyed-Emami was managing director of the Persian Wi...
  • Audi, VW and Porsche Develop Joint Electric Car Platform
    To_save_costs_audi__porsche__vw_develop_joint_electric_car_platform 2018-02-10 21:32:51 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Porsche and Audi, Volkswagen’s main luxury car divisions, plan to develop a joint platform for electric vehicles that will enable them significantly cut down on costs, German newspapers quoted their chief executives as saying...
  • Schulz Drops Bid to Be Next Germany's Foreign Minister
    Martin_schulz_abruptly_drops_bid_to_be_next_germany's_foreign_minister 2018-02-09 20:06:38 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The embattled leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) abruptly gave up plans on Friday to become its next foreign minister, hoping to shore up support among SPD members for a new coalition with Angela Merkel’s conservatives. ...
  • Paul: I can't look the other way by trillion-dollar deficits
    Rand_paul_says-_i_can't_look_the_other_way_by_trillion-dollar_deficits 2018-02-09 06:06:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government stumbled into a shutdown at midnight as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of...
  • Dow Jones falls again, sending investors into a panicked frenzy
    Panic-_u.s._stock_market_crash 2018-02-08 17:53:50 UTC
    (Reuters) - U.S. stocks turned lower in early trading on Thursday, with investors still on edge as volatility in financial markets persisted following the worst declines in more than two-and-a-half years earlier in the week. Wall Street ran out...
  • France: Turkey and Iran violating international law in Syria
    France-_turkey_and_iran_violating_international_law_in_syria 2018-02-07 18:12:34 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Turkey and Iran were both violating international law through their actions in Syria, France’s toughest comments yet on Turkish involvement in the Syrian conflict. Speaking on B...
  • Merkel reaches coalition breakthrough with Germany's main center-left party, SPD
    Merkel_reaches_coalition_breakthrough_with_center-left_party 2018-02-07 18:43:50 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gr...
  • Afghan war costing U.S. Forty-five billion dollars per year
    Afghan_war_costing_u.s._forty-five_billion_dollars_per_year 2018-02-06 21:34:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty-five billion dollars. That’s how much the Pentagon says the Afghan war is costing American taxpayers, and with no end in sight they may have to keep footing that bill for years to come. Lawmakers, skeptical about the pro...
  • Britain's Hope For New Vote On Brexit
    Britain's_hope_for_new_vote_on_brexit 2018-02-06 21:00:28 UTC
    LONDON — Brexit opponents have begun pushing for a new referendum in the hopes that British voters will have had a change of heart about leaving the European Union. That may just be so, reports Samira Shackle from London. At the end of December...
  • 5 Reasons the US Market Is Crashing
    5_reasons_the_us_market_is_crashing 2018-02-06 04:38:54 UTC
    Dow Jones industrials plummets with largest drop since 2011. The US Dow Jones stock index plunged 4.6 percent Monday, in its biggest one-day percentage loss since 2011. The selloff has wiped off all its gains since the start of 2018. Asia share...
  • Women's Protests Against 'Headscarf Law' Sweeping Iran
    Women's_protests_against_'headscarf_law'_sweeping_iran 2018-02-05 06:16:50 UTC
    Some 30 women have been detained in Iran for protesting compulsory hijab by holding a headscarf aloft a stick. The chief prosecutor, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, who reported the arrests on Friday to state-run media called the movement a "childish" o...
  • Germany slams US nuclear plans, urges Europe to act
    Germany_slams_us_nuclear_plans__urges_europe_to_act 2018-02-04 20:13:53 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel joined a chorus of condemnation on Sunday after the US proposed upgrading and expanding its nuclear arsenal. Gabriel said it was now up to Europe to take the lead in pushing for worldwide nuclear d...
  • Trump’s week of faulty claims: AP FACT CHECK
    Ap_fact_check-_trump%e2%80%99s_week_of_faulty_claims 2018-02-03 23:16:27 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump struck a variety of false notes in his big speech to Congress this past week and followed up with a curious coda — a plain-as-your-face exaggeration about the TV audience that tuned in for it. A look at ...
  • Kurds Continue the Resistance Against Turkish Barbarity
    Kurds_continue_the_resistance_against_turkish_barbarity-_barin_kobane 2018-02-04 06:16:11 UTC
    Kurdish forces in Syria said one of their fighters was mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels, referencing a video circulating on social media. Turkey launched an air and ground offensive last month against Kurdish fighters who control the northwest...