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Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of...

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FIFA: Video tech 'definitely' at World Cup, finding sponsor

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LONDON (AP) — Video replays will be used at the World Cup for the first time and talks are underway with potential sponsor branding to appear when the technology is used, a FIFA executive said on Monday. Soccer’s rule-making panel met on Monday to assess recent trials ahead of video assistant...


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Pence says US embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019

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JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs who were forcibly removed from the hall during his speech before Israel’s parliament. The Trump...


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A German nurse was convicted of murdering two patients. Police say he killed 97 more.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Niels Hoegel’s deadly drugs of choice were ajmaline, lidocaine and calcium chloride - medications that he would administer to send his patients into arrhythmia, or force their blood pressure to crash to dangerously low levels. Then, the former nurse testified, after...


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Ecuador's president calls Julian Assange 'more than a nuisance'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Ben Franklin once said that house guests, like fish, start to smell after three days. Which may explain the frustration of Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno. Moreno’s country has reluctantly hosted Julian Assange in its London embassy since June 2012, when he showed up...


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Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

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HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara’s offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area, according to the militia and a war monitoring group. Skirmishes...


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Saudi Arabia, answering critics, announces new measures to ease Yemen's humanitarian

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - Saudi Arabia, stung by growing international criticism over its role in Yemen’s worsening humanitarian crisis, said on Monday that it would donate $1.5 billion in aid to relief organizations and create “safe-passage corridors” to ensure the delivery of...


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Leader of Britain's rightist UKIP struggles to save his job - and the populist party

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LONDON - The U.K. Independence Party, which pushed Britain toward its historic decision to leave the European Union, was circling the drain in spectacular, surreal, public fashion on Monday, as its latest leader fought to save his job and the fractured populist party...


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Deaths of Canadian billionaire, wife a tantalizing mystery

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TORONTO (AP) — There were no signs of forced entry on the cold December morning when a Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found dead inside their mansion, reportedly hanging from a railing at the edge of their indoor pool. Since that time, investigators have scoured the 12,000-...


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VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants

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JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president’s “heart” is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants’ “race or creed.”...


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Trump to face mixed welcome at elite Davos gathering

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — In Davos this week, participants can experience “a day in the life of a refugee.” Or hear about ways to uphold the Paris climate accord and promote free trade. Or rub elbows with any number of leaders of African countries. Enter Donald Trump. The World Economic Forum in...


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