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North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet

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North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic". More>>

Pope begs forgiveness for 'irreparable' harm from sex abuse

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Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront Chile's sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasing. More>>

Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

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A Danish prosecutor says inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, saying he either cut her throat or strangled her. More>>

UK police say death of Dolores O'Riordan is not suspicious

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Police say they are not treating the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan as suspicious. More>>

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

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Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii. More>>

French leader Macron in Calais urges new migrant policy

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President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the port city of Calais, where hundreds of migrants hide out while trying to make an end run to Britain. More>>

Davos organizers: Trump to make last-day address at forum

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World Economic Forum organizers say U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver a closing address at the Davos conference next week, which will focus on "finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests.". More>>

Bahrain radar shows Qatar jets near UAE planes; Doha denies

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Bahrain releases radar tracks it says show Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners flying to Bahrain. More>>

German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non-word of 2017

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German linguists have declared the phrase "alternative facts" _ popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway _ the non-word of 2017. More>>

48 injured, mostly children, in German school bus accident

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Police in southern Germany say a school bus has rammed into a house without braking, injuring 21 children. More>>

Germany conducts searches against 10 suspected Iranian spies

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German authorities are conducting searches countrywide in connection with 10 suspected Iranian spies. More>>

New US Embassy criticized by Trump opens in London

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The new U.S. Embassy denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location is set to open to the public. More>>

Kosovo Serb politician is gunned down; police start manhunt

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A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo has been shot and killed, raising ethnic tensions in the region and halting EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia on the day they were due to resume. More>>

The Latest: Protesters arrested near papal Mass site

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Three churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Pope Francis' visit to the Andean nation. More>>

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

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Bangladesh officials say they have agreed with Myanmar that they will try to complete the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years. More>>

Milan line offers canine couture for pampered pooches

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Dogs get in on Milan fashion scene with brand's haute couture line for canines. More>>

Police: Kenyan Catholic priest arrested for sodomy

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A Kenyan police report says a Catholic priest is in police custody facing charges of allegedly sodomizing an 18 year old man. More>>

South Sudan's cease-fire broken by both sides, say monitors

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Sixteen people have been killed, including three children, since South Sudan's cease-fire started less than a month ago, say monitors. More>>

Butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out

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A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram. More>>

The Latest: Kosovo government security council convened

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The lawyer for leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo Oliver Ivanovic says he has been shot dead. More>>

Big freeze: Russia's Yakutia sees near-record cold spell

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Authorities in the Russian region of Yakutia where temperatures have dropped to record lows are not reporting any disruptions of heating or crucial supplies. More>>

Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

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A cybersecurity firm says the same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate. More>>

France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

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French President Emmanuel Macron's plan for a law against false information around election campaigns is drawing criticism from media advocates, tech experts and others. More>>

YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn't shut door

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YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim in Japan but says that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future. More>>

The Latest: 3 churches firebombed in Chile during pope visit

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Pope Francis is begging the forgiveness of Chileans for the "irreparable damage" done to children who have been sexually abused by priests. More>>

Protesters clash with police in Ukraine over new law

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At least one policeman has been injured and several protesters have been detained after scuffles outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, the capital. More>>

EU chief urges Britain to change its mind over Brexit

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EU chief Donald Tusk is urging Britain to change its mind about leaving the bloc next year and says the EU would welcome the country back. More>>

Aussie dad with a hunch hired copter that found injured son

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The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods says he followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son. More>>

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

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Glowing-red lava has spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 21,000 villagers fleeing to safety. More>>

Germany: Number of asylum-seekers drop but still 'too high'

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The German government says the number of new asylum-seekers registered in the country dropped significantly last year to some 186,000. More>>

Japan city uses emergency system to recall blowfish packages

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A city in central Japan has used its emergency loudspeaker system to recall packages of blowfish meat that contained the potentially deadly liver. More>>

Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

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The head of French dairy giant Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products due to a salmonella scare has been enlarged to 83 countries, far more than the previous recall in some 30 nations. More>>

Russian pollster stops publishing results on elections

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Russia's major independent polling agency says it has stopped publishing results of opinion polls on the upcoming presidential election, fearing legal repercussions. More>>

Protesting French prison guards clash with police

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Protesting French prison guards pushed back against riot police and shouted down the justice minister amid demonstrations at several prisons over violent inmates and overcrowding. More>>

Dolores O'Riordan, voice of The Cranberries, dies at 46

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A publicist says Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died aged 46. More>>

Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano

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Glowing red lava was rolling down the slopes of a Philippine volcano as authorities maintain a warning of a possible hazardous eruption. More>>

UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies

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UAE claims Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace, charges denied by Qatar. More>>

Romania's PM resigns after he loses support from party

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Romania's prime minister resigned after his party withdrew its support amid a power struggle with party chairman. More>>

Sweden to reissue Cold War era booklet on war threat

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Sweden says it will issue an updated version of a Cold War-era civil emergency advice booklet, reflecting Stockholm's concerns of a worsened security situation in the Baltic Sea region. More>>

Airbus could abandon A380 superjumbo amid lackluster sales

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Airbus says it will stop making its costly A380 superjumbo if it can't strike a long-term deal with Emirates airline for a steady supply of the planes. More>>

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

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Man who suppressed sneeze by pinching his nose suffers ruptured throat, swollen neck and lost voice in "exceedingly rare" case in the UK. More>>

Italian candidate for premier defends 'white race' remark

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Italian gubernatorial candidate sparks outrage by saying Italy can't accept all immigrants who want to live in the country if "our white race" is to continue. More>>

Venezuela forces take down fugitive group in deadly shootout

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Venezuelan officials say special forces troops have captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings. More>>

Hong Kong court to rule later on 3 activists' prison terms

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Three young Hong Kong activists, including Joshua Wong, are making a last-ditch attempt to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. More>>

Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

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Iraq's interior ministry says back-to-back suicide attacks in central Baghdad kill at least 16 people. More>>

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

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Scientists say millions more people around the world are threatened by river floods in the coming decades due to climate change. More>>

Lego plans video games, social network for Chinese children

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Toy maker Lego is partnering with China's internet giant Tencent to offer games, video and possibly a social network aimed at children. More>>

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

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Across the Middle East, millions of people who depend on the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants are bracing for the worst ahead of an expected U.S. funding cut. More>>

In Chile, pope met with protests, passion and skepticism

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Pope Francis' visit to Chile was always going to be fraught, but it has taken on an unprecedented degree of opposition with the firebombings of Catholic churches ahead of his arrival and protests by Chileans fed up with priest sex abuse and cover-up. More>>

Myanmar says 1st camp for Rohingya will be ready next week

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Myanmar officials say a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week. More>>

Turkey vows to 'drown' US-backed Syrian Kurdish force

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Russia, Turkey, Syrian government condemn US plans to establish Syrian Kurdish-led border security force. More>>

The Latest: Small crowds greet pope on first visit to Chile

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Pope Francis has landed in Chile, where protests are expected over his decision to appoint a bishop who was close to the Andean nation's most notorious pedophile priest. More>>

Belgium: Explosion collapses building, injures up to 20

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Police said an explosion has torn through three adjacent homes in Belgium's northern port town of Antwerp and injured up to 20 people. More>>

Spain warns Catalan leader against swearing-in from Brussels

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned that the government will keep control over the restive region of Catalonia if ousted Catalan leader Carlos Puigdemont tries to be regional president from Brussels, where he is on the run. More>>

'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers

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A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) and ordered to perform community service. More>>

Israel slams Palestinian leader over anti-Trump speech

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Israel's defense minister says Palestinian leader Abbas has 'lost his senses' following fiery anti-Trump speech. More>>

France drops child sex abuse probe of soldiers in Africa

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French investigators have dropped an investigation of alleged child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic. More>>

UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets

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Britain's defense ministry says the Royal Air Force has scrambled two fighter jets as Russian planes neared U.K. airspace _ another illustration of ongoing tensions. More>>

Russian officials move to shut Navalny's foundation

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Russia's Justice Ministry says it has filed a lawsuit to shut a company used by opposition leader Alexei Navalny to fund his presidential campaign. More>>

Russia slams US demands for Iran; Germany seeks more detail

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The German government says it will seek more detail on what the U.S. wants regarding the nuclear deal with Iran after President Donald Trump demanded that European allies fix what he called "terrible flaws.". More>>

South Africa summons US diplomat to explain Trump comment

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South Africa summons United States' senior diplomat to explain Trump's vulgar comments about Africa. More>>

Russian military conducts massive missile drills

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The Russian military is conducting massive drills involving truck-mounted intercontinental ballistic missile launchers. More>>

North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics

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North and South Korea have begun talks about North Korea's plan to send an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics. More>>

US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal

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U.S. Army dog that attacked a German machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery. More>>

Macedonia backs amnesty to deal with overcrowded prisons

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Macedonian parliament has adopted an amnesty bill to ease overcrowding in prisons in the country, often sharply criticized for inhumane conditions in its correctional facilities. More>>

Japan's Abe seeking to strengthen Western Balkan ties

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Japanese prime minister says his country seeks to strengthen relations and work closely with Serbia and other Balkan countries on the need to counter the threat posed by North Korea. More>>

The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan to 'drown' Syrian Kurdish force

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The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan vows to 'drown' 30,000-strong Syrian Kurdish border security force US is setting up. More>>

Sinn Fein lawmaker quits after video angers Troubles victims

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An Irish nationalist lawmaker has resigned from Britain's Parliament after sparking outrage by appearing to mock a massacre during Northern Ireland's decades of violence. More>>

The Latest: 7 migrants found dead near Spanish island

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Spanish officials say the bodies of six migrants have been found close to the Canary Islands. More>>

Video shows Nigerian girls vowing to remain with captors

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A video released Monday by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists purportedly shows some of the young women kidnapped from a school nearly 4 years ago who vow never to return home. More>>

Convicted Auschwitz guard bids for clemency to avoid prison

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A former Auschwitz death camp guard has launched a bid for clemency in a final bid to avoid serving his sentence as an accessory to murder. More>>

UK state contractor collapses, putting 43,000 jobs at risk

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Construction giant Carillion has gone into compulsory liquidation, putting thousands of jobs. More>>

Skier dies in Switzerland after falling 100 feet from ledge

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Swiss authorities say a 19-year-old German skier has died near the resort of Grindelwald after falling some 30 meters (100 feet) off a ledge. More>>

Japanese PM kicks off six-nation European tour in Estonia

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Japan's prime minister has kicked off a five-day European tour that will take him to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania _ becoming the first-ever head of the Asian nation to visit these countries. More>>

France seeks new deal with UK over migrants

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French officials say France wants to sign a new deal with the U.K. that would include greater British financing of the costs of handling migrants camped in the northern French port city of Calais. More>>

Macedonia ratifies friendship pact with neighbor Bulgaria

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Macedonia's parliament has ratified a landmark friendship pact with Balkan neighbor Bulgaria designed to dampen historic rivalry in a region beset by old ethnic and territorial disputes. More>>

Airbus in talks with German prosecutors to end jet probe

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Airbus says it is in talks with German prosecutors to end their investigation into alleged irregularities in the sale of combat aircraft to Austria. More>>

Authorities arrest 22 after massacre in southern Senegal

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Authorities in Senegal have arrested 22 people following a massacre in the country's southern Casamance region where the suspects had been looking for firewood in the forest. More>>

Richard Branson: Virgin Trains to sell Daily Mail again

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Virgin Trains will once again sell the Daily Mail newspaper after complaints about its decision to stop offering passengers the popular tabloid. More>>

Mezzanine collapse inside Jakarta tower hurts nearly 80

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A structure inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed, injuring at least several people. More>>

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

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More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flows down its crater in a gentle eruption that scientists are warning could turn explosive. More>>

East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out

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A Chinese transport ministry spokesman says the fire in a pool of oil from a sunken tanker in the East China Sea has burned out. More>>

15 hurt in knife incident at Russian school

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Russian authorities say fifteen people have been hurt in a knife incident at a school in the Ural mountains city of Perm. More>>

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in India to deepen links

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inspects a guard of honor, pays respects at the memorial of India's independence leader Mohandas Gandhi during his first visit to the country. More>>

Earthquake in Peru destroys dozens of homes, kills 1 man

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The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 off Peru's coast. More>>

The Latest: Tremor occurred before floor collapse in Jakarta

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A spokeswoman for Jakarta's Siloam Hospital says it has received more than two dozen victims from the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower, where part of the building collapsed into the lobby on Monday. More>>

APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and to make additional donations contingent on changes to the organization. More>>

Qatar exile says he's held by UAE; Abu Dhabi denies claim

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An exiled Qatari royal family once promoted by Saudi Arabia amid its ongoing dispute with Doha has appeared in an online video claiming he's held against his will in the United Arab Emirates, an allegation denied by an Abu Dhabi official. More>>

Joy, angst over pope visit to Chile's restive Mapuche region

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Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Chile's conflictive Mapuche area is generating both excitement and angst. More>>

Tunisians call on leaders to remember 2011 revolution goals

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Tunisia, shaken by days of nationwide unrest over price hikes, is marking seven years since the North African nation drove out its long-time autocratic ruler. More>>

Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

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With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. More>>

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

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A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea. More>>

Iran says hundreds of protesters released from detention

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Iranian officials say hundreds of people detained in recent weeks during anti-government protests have been released and acknowledge that at least 25 people were killed during the unrest. More>>

Palestinian leader rebukes Trump: 'Shame on you'

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The Palestinian leader says President Donald Trump should be ashamed of himself for his handling of Mideast peace efforts. More>>

For Prada, black nylon is a safe haven in a storm

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With social and political crises on the rise across the globe, Milan Fashion Week was all about slogans this season. Emerging dominant is "Time For Change.''. More>>

UK party suspends leader's girlfriend over Markle remarks

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The U.K. Independence Party has suspended the girlfriend of the party's leader after she reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle. More>>

World media struggle to translate Trump's Africa insult

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President Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of it. More>>

US urges caution, warns of possible terror attacks in Kosovo

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The United States is warning its citizens to "exercise increased caution in Kosovo due to terrorism" and listed some areas Washington thinks are at increased risk. More>>

The Latest: Peruvian quake destroys 63 homes, kills 1 man

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A U.S. agency has issued a tsunami threat message for parts of Peru and Chile's coastlines after a powerful earthquake. More>>

Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

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Turkey's president says it will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days.". More>>

NATO chief: UN convention won't rid world of nuclear arms

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NATO's secretary general says the military alliance supports the idea of a world without nuclear weapons, but doesn't believe it can be achieved by imposing a ban through the United Nations convention on nuclear weapons. More>>

Official: Cameroon bus crash kills at least 21, injures 38

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A governor in Cameroon says at least 21 people have been killed and at least 38 are injured after a bus veered off a road and crashed into a tree in a ravine. More>>

Egypt reshuffles its government, appoints 4 new ministers

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Egypt reshuffles its government, appoints 4 new ministers, including culture, tourism. More>>

Egypt: 2 presidential hopefuls take aim at el-Sissi's rule

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Egyptian presidential hopefuls open election campaign with criticism of el-Sissi. More>>

Bomb placed in car wounds Palestinian in southern Lebanon

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Bomb placed in car wounds Palestinian in southern Lebanon, where armed factions have clashed in the past. More>>

Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel under key Gaza crossing

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The Israeli military says it destroyed an attack tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip, through Israel and into Egypt, and that ran past Israeli military posts as well as gas and fuel pipelines. More>>

Islamic State group offshoot claims 2017 Niger attack on US

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Islamic State group Sahara offshoot claims deadly attack on US troops in Niger in 2017. More>>

Czech president leads voting, but will face runoff election

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The Czechs are casting ballots for a second day in their presidential election and the incumbent, anti-migrant President Milos Zeman, is considered the favorite. More>>

Pope: It's a sin if fear makes us hostile to migrants

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Pope Francis says while fear of migrants is "legitimate," it's a sin if that triggers rejection and hostility. More>>

Who'd prefer their country to Trump's US? Norwegians would

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. should take in more Norwegians, but that sentiment is unlikely to trigger a rush of immigration from the wealthy Nordic country. More>>

Nightclub ceiling collapses in Spanish capital; 26 injured

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Spanish authorities say that 26 people have been injured when a floor collapsed at a Madrid nightclub. More>>

South Africa's new party leader targets 'billions' in graft

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South Africa's likely next leader targets 'billions' in graft in push to revive economy, party. More>>

Pakistan's Imran Khan talks US relations as elections loom

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Famed cricketer turned politician says meeting US President Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become Pakistan's prime minister in elections later this year, but "I would meet him.". More>>

Turkey says it will oust Kurdish militants from Afrin, Syria

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Turkey's president has said Turkey will eliminate Kurdish militants in Afrin, northern Syria, as the military shelled the area from across the border. More>>

Liberia ruling party expels president for not supporting VP

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Liberia's outgoing governing party says it has voted to expel President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf because of her alleged decision not to support her vice president in the latest presidential poll. More>>

Christ statue in Peru damaged by fire days before pope visit

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A giant Christ statue in Peru's capital has been damaged by fire days before Pope Francis is set to arrive in the South American nation. More>>

Rival Koreas agree to talk on art troupe's visit to Olympics

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South Korea says North Korea has proposed their talks next week address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Olympics in the South. More>>

Guatemala arrests lawmaker in 2015 killing of 2 journalists

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Authorities in Guatemala have arrested a ruling-party lawmaker accused of orchestrating the murder of two journalists in 2015. More>>

France's playful baby panda makes 1st public appearance

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France's first baby panda has made his grand public entree, acting like many five-month-olds _ climbing all over his reclining mother who appeared to want to rest. More>>

Parts of London halt as Tom Cruise sprints over Thames River

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Tom Cruise has brought part of central London to a standstill as he sprinted across the roof of a rail bridge for the latest "Mission: Impossible" movie. More>>

Liam Neeson: "Bit of a witch hunt" over sex allegations

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Actor Liam Neeson says the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked "a bit of a witch hunt.". More>>

Haiti 'shocked and outraged' over reported Trump remarks

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Haiti says it is "deeply shocked and outraged" by President Donald Trump's reported vulgar remark on migration calling it "racist.". More>>

Saudi stadiums open for women in a first to watch soccer

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Saudi women to be allowed for first time into stadiums to watch soccer in the kingdom. More>>

Reports: London's Harrods to remove Diana memorial

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Harrods, the luxury London department store and tourist destination, is reportedly to remove a memorial of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed. More>>

Correction: Turkey-US story

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Turkey has warned its citizens about traveling to the United States, in retaliation for a new U.S. travel advisory about Turkey. More>>

Diplomats scramble to contain outrage over Trump's remarks

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American diplomats are scrambling to salvage their nation's bonds with Africa, Haiti and even the celebrated "special relationship" with Britain after President Donald Trump deeply offended much of the world with the most undiplomatic of remarks. More>>

As protests wane, Iran lifts ban on messaging app Telegram

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Report: Iran lifts ban on popular messaging app Telegram. More>>

Social Democrats in east reject proposed German coalition

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Members of the center-left Social Democratic Party in Germany's Saxony-Anhalt state have voted against a proposed national-level coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's bloc. More>>

The Latest: Czech president willing to debate challenger

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Czech President Milos Zeman has failed to win re-election during the first round of voting and will face a runoff election in two weeks against the former head of the country's Academy of Sciences. More>>

Thousands protest Austria's new right-wing government

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Thousands of Austrians are protesting their country's new right-wing government with a march in Vienna. More>>

Iraq: Baghdad bombing kills 8, wounds 10

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Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing in Baghdad Saturday evening killed eight and wounded at least 10. More>>

Suspects in Ritz jewel heist jailed on preliminary charges

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Three suspects in the bold jewelry robbery that took place on the ground floor of Paris' Ritz Hotel have been handed preliminary charges. More>>

African ambassadors to UN blast Trump remark as 'racist'

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African ambassadors to UN blast Trump remark as 'outrageous, racist' and demand apology. More>>

German defense minister visits German troops at Jordan base

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Germany's defense minister visits a Jordanian air base where German troops have been stationed since October as part of international campaign against Islamic State extremists. More>>

Iran rejects Trump's demand for changing nuclear deal

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Iran says it won't accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord in a few months if European allies did not fix its "terrible flaws.". More>>

'Reprehensible and racist:' Trump's remarks outrage Africans

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Africa startled by Trump's sudden and vulgar attention; while governments hesitated at criticism, the continent's young population wasn't so shy. More>>

3 dead, 48 injured in bus crash near Czech capital of Prague

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Authorities say three people have died after a bus collided with a car near the Czech capital. More>>

On earthquake anniversary, Haitians trying to rebuild

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Eight years ago, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake upended life in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people by some estimates and destroying hundreds of thousands of homes. For many left homeless, life hasn't yet returned to normal. More>>

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

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Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record on confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru. More>>

3 Chile churches firebombed, president calls for 'respect'

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is asking the country to receive Pope Francis in a "climate of respect," hours after three Roman Catholic Churches were firebombed and a note left at the scene threatening the pontiff. More>>

Spain, UK hold first talks on Brexit's fallout in Gibraltar

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Britain and Spain say they held their first informal Brexit-related talks this week in Madrid touching on how future departure accords with the European Union could apply to Gibraltar. More>>

Who'd prefer their country to Trump's US? Norwegians would

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. should take in more Norwegians, but that sentiment is unlikely to trigger a rush of immigration from the wealthy Nordic country. More>>

The Latest: US embassy tries to calm Africa's Trump outrage

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The Latest: African Union 'alarmed' by Trump's vulgar comment on immigrants from the continent. More>>

Trump: No trip to London since embassy site is a 'bad deal'

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President Donald Trump says he canceled upcoming trip to London because he doesn't like the choice of new embassy. More>>

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

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Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record on confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru. More>>

Insurgents lure US, Afghan team to meeting, then open fire

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The U.S. military says a U.S. and Afghan team was lured to a meeting by insurgents posing as friendly militia members in eastern Afghanistan, triggering a shootout and a coalition airstrike on the compound. More>>

Trump: Why allow immigrants from 'shithole countries'? Video included

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Congressional lawmakers have launched a new effort to find a compromise on immigration issues. More>>

Germany's Merkel closer to breaking impasse over new govt

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Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats have reportedly agreed on the basis to move ahead with coalition negotiations after marathon overnight talks. More>>

Anti-migrant incumbent favored in Czech presidential vote

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The Czechs are electing a new president with eight candidates hoping to unseat the current controversy-courting leader. More>>

Gunfire as Congo police disperse mourners at Kinshasa church

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Shots fired as Congo police disperse mourners at Kinshasa cathedral after vote protest deaths. More>>

Britain's queen dishes on weight of the crown in documentary

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Queen Elizabeth II has spoken candidly about the weight of wearing the crown in a new documentary that addresses the unexpected perils of being the monarch. More>>

European Parliament report urges 2 Malta officials removed

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A European Parliament report says two top Maltese officials should be removed and brought to justice for alleged money laundering, saying their continued role in government is fueling the perception of impunity on the Mediterranean island. More>>

Paris prosecutors to probe 3 Ritz jewel heist suspects

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taParis prosecutor's office says it will take control of three suspects in custody in connection with this week's Ritz Hotel jewel heist in Paris. More>>

Members of Haitian community react to Trump's comments

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Members of the Haitian community react to President Donald Trump's words about immigrants. More>>

Air France rejects report into 2009 crash that blames pilots

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Air France has dismissed the conclusions of a fresh report into the 2009 Paris-Rio Air France crash which blames the pilots over the tragedy for failing to apply correct procedures and losing control of the aircraft. More>>

Tunisian govt hopes that days of food protests are subsiding

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Tunisia's government says protests appear to be subsiding after anger over food prices led to days of clashes with police that left one dead, scores injured and widespread damage. More>>

Nigeria: Militant oil leader sought for killings is dead

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Nigeria's army says oil militant leader who had once organized the kidnapping of four British missionaries and death of one of them has been killed. More>>

Top European lawmaker slammed for hostile comment

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Some European Parliament members are calling for the dismissal of the Polish deputy head of the parliament, Ryszard Czarnecki, after he made a very hostile comment about a Polish EP member. More>>

Eurovision winner Sobral has successful heart transplant

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Eurovision Song Contest winner Salvador Sobral has left a Portuguese hospital after a successful heart transplant. More>>

Ex-army chief to run in Egypt's presidential elections

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A top politician says that a former Egyptian army chief of staff will contest the upcoming presidential elections in March, as other candidates have faced heavy pressure to drop out. More>>

Italy ex-leader Berlusconi backs Deneuve on male courtship

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Ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi, known for his "bunga bunga" parties and fondness for younger women, is praising Catherine Deneuve for warning against a courtship backlash following the swell of sexual misconduct allegations against prominent men. More>>

US VP Pence, Poland's PM exchange invites to visit

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki have exchanged invitations to visit and the details are to be worked out soon. More>>

Lebanon receives trio of stolen artifacts recovered in NY

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Lebanon's state news agency says the country has received a trio of ancient artifacts looted from the country during its civil war and recovered recently by New York authorities. More>>

Hungary irate over Romanian leader's comments about autonomy

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Hungary's foreign minister says provocative comments by Romania's prime minister about autonomy efforts by Szeklers, a group of ethnic Hungarians in Romania, are "unworthy of the 21st century.". More>>

Israeli minister sorry after warning death for fake news

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Israel's minister of communications has apologized after warning that broadcasting "fake news" warrants corporal punishment. More>>

France, Austria leaders note close views on some EU issues

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French President Emmanuel Macron and new Austrian leader Sebastian Kurz said they share close views on some EU issues. More>>

The Latest: Macron says German political deal 'encouraging'

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats have agreed upon a 28-page paper outlining the basis for moving ahead with formal coalition talks. More>>

Russia says it eliminated Syria rebels who attacked its base

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The Russian military says it has destroyed a group of rebels who have attacked Russia's air base in Syria. More>>

Pakistan army chief: US general called, offered assurances

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Pakistan's army chief says top US general called him, offered assurances against US hitting targets inside Pakistan. More>>

Azerbaijani journalist sentenced in widely criticized case

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A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced an investigative journalist to six years in prison in the case criticized by human rights groups. More>>

Cyberbullying blamed for Australian child model's suicide

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Australians are remembering a 14-year-old girl known as the angelic face of bushmen's hat brand Akubra Hats and whose family says she killed herself after being targeted by cyberbullying. More>>

Head of Poland's top judicial body resigns over new rules

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The head of Poland's top judicial body has resigned over new regulations pushed by the ruling party that give politicians the power to choose the body's members. More>>

Japan to provide $3 million to Myanmar for Rohingya return

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Japan's foreign minister has urged Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to guarantee the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya who fled violence. More>>

S. Korea proposes meeting with N. Korea to discuss Olympics

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South Korea says it has proposed a meeting with North Korea on Monday to discuss details of its participation in next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South. More>>

New eurozone chief Centeno wants closer unity, fewer crises

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The euro currency zone has a new leader, as Portugal's Mario Centeno took over the reins of the body that was in the forefront of efforts to contain Europe's debt crises. More>>