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PARIS (AP) — One protester was killed and 47 others were injured during roadblocks set up around France to demonstrate against rising fuel taxes, a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron.The protester was killed when a driver caught in traffic accelerated in a panic at …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie. He said he hadn't submitted his answers to investigators yet."You have …
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Africa's leaders applauded Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for making substantial reforms in his country as they met to consider improvements to the continent-wide body at a summit that started Saturday."Ethiopia is undergoing a profound renewal. In the past …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that at least five police officers have been killed when their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the northwestern Badghis province.Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council, says three other police were wounded and another …
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Ibrahim Mohamed Solih took over as president of the Maldives on Saturday following a fierce political discord caused by the autocratic rule of outgoing leader Yameen Abdul Gayoom.Thousands of people cheered Solih, from the Maldivian Democratic Party, at a swearing-in …
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back Saturday against critics of her Brexit deal, telling her Conservative opponents that their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work.May is battling to win over rebels in her own ranks and …
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syria war monitor and state media are reporting that at least 40 people, mostly civilians, have been killed by U.S.-led airstrikes on the last pocket held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria.Rami Abdurrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says …
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches at a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer.Pence said there would be …
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian investigators have opened a criminal case after finding pollution levels in a local river far exceeded norms, with ethyl alcohol levels charted at 5,400 times the acceptable limit.This was just one of several indicators reported Friday by the …
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A nationally televised parade has welcomed the Dutch version of Santa Claus to the Netherlands amid a fierce national debate about his helper "Black Pete."White people often daub their faces with black paint when they dress up to play the character. Opponents …
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in France against rising fuel taxes (all times local):12:45 p.m.French interior ministry officials say that one protester has been killed and 47 injured as demonstrators block roads around France to protest gas price increases.Police say that three of the …
PARIS (AP) — French officials say woman killed when driver accelerates during fuel tax protest as demonstrators block roads.
KRCIN, Czech Republic (AP) — Czechs will have to pay more for their traditional Christmas delicacy this year after a serious drought devastated the carp population this year.The drought overheated and dried out ponds, sucking oxygen from them and drastically reducing numbers of the fish in …
MOSCOW (AP) — Britain's Home Office says that the company contracted to collect visa applications in Russia has "absolutely no involvement with the decision-making process."The company, TLSContact, is "simply an application point," according to a statement. Final decisions are made in the …
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has sentenced an alleged Islamic State supporter to death for stabbing and killing an 82-year-old Christian doctor in Cairo.The September 2017 killing took place when the 40-year-old, pretending to be a patient, requested to see the doctor. He started stabbing the doctor …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraq's President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.Iran, which has had major influence over Iraq since …
NEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years.The company said in a report released Friday that it received 16,580 data requests from the government in the January-June …
BANGKOK (AP) — After spending nine years and more than $300 million to prosecute leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million of their countrymen, a U.N.-assisted tribunal has ended up convicting only three people for the communist group's heinous actions.Was …
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health and steps to prevent future school shootings.The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Commission …
At the same time the World Anti-Doping Agency announced changes to its governance structure, the agency's former lead investigator wrote an op-ed piece arguing its leaders should be replaced, and said the decision to reinstate Russia's suspended anti-doping agency came via a "cowardly" process …

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