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Meng Hongwei: Wife of ex-Interpol chief seeks France asylum

Grace Meng's husband is in a Chinese jail and she already has French police protection.

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Rights Groups Worry Barr Will Continue Sessions' Policies

A day after reassuring members of Congress that he'd allow the special counsel to complete his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, attorney general nominee William Barr drew fresh criticism Wednesday over his support for the controversial policies of his ousted predecessor, Jeff Sessions. A parade of ...

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Putin Gets Red Carpet Treatment in Serbia, a Fulcrum Once More

As Serbia seeks to join the European Union without damaging its ties with Moscow, the country on the eastern flank of Europe is in play all over ...

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Enes Kanter: Turkey seeks arrest of New York Knicks star - media

The New York Knicks' Enes Kanter is accused of having links with armed groups, a claim he denies.

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Turkey seeks arrest warrant for Knicks' Enes Kanter

Kanter responded that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing.

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Barr Seeks to Assure Senators He Won't Be a Trump Loyalist

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed ...

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Taliban Official Tells VOA Peace Talks With US Stalled

The fledgling U.S.-initiated dialogue with the Taliban, aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan, has come to a halt, an insurgent spokesperson said Monday, apparently dealing a blow to renewed hopes for a much-needed Afghan peace. The disclosure ...

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Congolese Candidate, Asserting Fraud, Seeks Recount From Court

The announcement by the candidate, Martin Fayulu, came as questions about the fairness of the vote and fears of violence intensified.

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‘No Pathway’ to Grand Bargain Ending US Government Shutdown

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has all but given up efforts to negotiate a compromise to end the U.S. government shutdown that would fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall in exchange for extending legal protections for thousands of young undocumented immigrants and others who recently have lost legal status under the Temporary Protected Status ...

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Faith-Based Shelter Fights to Keep Out Transgender Women

A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states urged a U.S. judge Friday to block Alaska’s largest city from ...

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US retail giant Sears seeks liquidation, reports say

The US retail giant has been struggling with huge debts and a shift to shopping online.

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Bolton to Seek Assurances Turkey Won't Attack US-Allied Kurdish Fighters

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is in Turkey for talks with senior officials as the Trump administration seeks assurances that Turkish forces will not target Kurdish fighters allied with American forces. The visit to Turkey comes after ...

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Malaysia king: Sultan Muhammad V abdicates in historic first

Muhammad V is the first monarch to step away from the throne since the country gained independence.

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Parkland Report Released; Father of Victim Seeks Accountability

Andrew Pollack, the father of a teenage girl who was killed in a school shooting in Florida last year, was appointed to the state Education Board by outgoing Gov. Rick Scott. Scott appointed Pollack to the board Friday. Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was one of 17 people killed at a Parkland, Florida, high school, Feb. 14, 2018, still needs to ...

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Ukraine Orthodox Church granted independence from Russian Church

The head of the Orthodox Church signs a decree at an Istanbul ceremony attended by Ukraine's leader.

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New House Democrats Get Early Political Lesson

The education of the star-studded class of House freshmen has begun. Lesson one: Speaking with the bluntness of a candidate can produce swift and ...

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AP Fact Check: Trump’s Afghanistan Comments Inaccurate

President Donald Trump’s comments about Afghanistan this week devolved into a history lesson gone awry and an embrace of the former Soviet Union’s ...

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Weather Channel App Sued, Accused of Selling Users’ Data

People relied on the most popular mobile weather app to track forecasts that determined whether they chose jeans over shorts and packed a parka or umbrella, but its owners used it to track their every step and profit off that information, Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday.  The operator of The Weather Channel mobile app misled users who agreed ...

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House Democrats Urge Sweeping Reforms to Boost Voting Access

House Democrats are unveiling a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a “culture of corruption in Washington” and aims to reduce the role of money in politics. The bill, among the first to be considered as Democrats take control of the House after eight years, would make it easier for citizens to register ...

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Saudi Arabia Seeks Death Penalty for 5 Suspects in Khashoggi Killing

Despite international scrutiny, the kingdom provided no new information on its agents’ roles in the death of the dissident Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

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New Somali-American Congresswoman Pushes for Religious Freedom Rules Change

Ilhan Omar is changing the look of Capitol Hill. Omar — one of two lawmakers who will become the first Muslim women ever to serve in the U.S. ...

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Italy's Uffizi Gallery demands back Nazi-stolen painting

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence seeks the return of a painting stolen by Nazi forces in 1943.

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Departure of Trump's GOP Critics in Senate Leaves a Void

President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — ...

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DR Congo election: Presidential poll hit by delays

The election could see the first peaceful transition of power since independence in 1960.

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Shea from “Ready To Love” talks dating in your 40s, falling for Mike and loving her independence

If you watched OWN’s hit dating series, “Ready To Love,” chances are you fell in love with cast mate Shea.  She’s the fierce, beautiful and independent entrepreneur who captured Mike’s heart so quickly, no one else ever really had a chance. But Shea, 44, admits she went into the show, skeptical that real love could ...

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Musk seeks to dismiss 'pedo' defamation claim

Mr Musk's insults to cave rescuer were a "schoolyard spat" say Tesla chief's lawyers.

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Tourism Group Gives Funds to Reopen Liberty Bell for 3 Days

Tourists in Philadelphia for the holidays will be able to see the Liberty Bell this weekend despite a partial federal government shutdown that closed many national parks throughout the country. Most of the buildings in the Independence National ...

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