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Mustafa Abdo, chief of excavation workers walks at a recently uncovered tomb of the Priest royal Purification during the reign of King Nefer Ir-Ka-Re, named "Wahtye.", at the site of the step pyramid of Saqqara, in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The Egyptian Archaeological Mission working at the Sacred Animal Necropolis in Saqqara archaeological site succeeded to uncover the tomb, Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani, announced. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
December 15, 2018 - 8:28 am
SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced the find at the site of the tomb in Saqqara, just west of Cairo...
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December 15, 2018 - 7:53 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved two underage migrants who were trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar on a truck tire. The service says that its rescue craft took aboard the two minors on Saturday after it was alerted to their plight. The service didn't specify...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May walks by the Union flag and the EU flag as she departs a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic no-deal scenario. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 15, 2018 - 7:47 am
LONDON (AP) — The Brexit debate needs a change of tone, the Church of England's bishops said Saturday, calling for national unity following a week of divisive discussions around Britain's efforts to leave the European Union. The Anglican leaders urged politicians and the public to insert civility...
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during the ruling party's Law and Justice convention in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, as a map of Europe with Poland marked with a heart is in the background. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
December 15, 2018 - 7:14 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister and other leaders of the ruling conservative party, long seen as euroskeptic, set a strongly pro-European tone at a party convention. The convention Saturday was held under the slogan "Poland Heart of Europe." It comes after local elections this fall...
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December 15, 2018 - 6:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police say an off-duty Russian police lieutenant has been hospitalized after a World War II-era land mine exploded on the side of a highway. Police say the officer found the mine alongside the highway and sustained injuries after it exploded. A passerby on the highway saw the...
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December 15, 2018 - 6:27 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has killed eight members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike south of Somalia's capital. The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Saturday near Gandarshe, a coastal community. The statement says no civilians were...
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December 15, 2018 - 5:41 am
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — Jailed Catalan separatist politicians on hunger strike for the past two weeks say their upcoming trial will be a platform to foster their cause for independence. In rare interviews in a prison north of Barcelona, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, who has been in...
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Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa folds his hands in prayer as he is blessed by a Buddhist monk after signing his resignation paper in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, saying he wants to end a political impasse over his appointment. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
December 15, 2018 - 5:07 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister announced Saturday that he would step aside, paving the way for his sacked predecessor to regain the position and apparently ending a political impasse that has paralyzed the government for nearly two months. Mahinda Rajapaksa's...
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December 15, 2018 - 5:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's rail operator says it has reached a new wage agreement with workers, averting the possibility of more strikes during the Christmas travel crunch. Deutsche Bahn said Saturday it had agreed with the EVG union, which negotiates for around 160,000 employees and also represents...
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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis arrives to give House members a classified security briefing, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, not shown, on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 15, 2018 - 4:16 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry says that it wants to sit down with the Pentagon for "open and specific" talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty. The U.S. claims Russia is violating the treaty, and on Dec. 4 issued an ultimatum that Moscow come into...
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