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February 23, 2019 - 6:01 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government has begun demolishing thousands of houses they say are illegal in the Oromia region in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. The government said it intends to tear down 12,000 houses that were built illegally on government land, taking...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government pledged Friday to investigate the deportation of a Tunisian man shortly after the deadly 2016 truck rampage on a Berlin Christmas market, but denied media reports that authorities had tried to cover up his possible involvement in the attack. German weekly Focus...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Graham, who had harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. forces out of Syria, is applauding the decision to keep a small contingent of troops there to act as a “stabilizing force.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 21, 2019 - 8:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration, which abruptly announced in December that it was pulling out of Syria, said Thursday that it will keep 200 U.S. troops in the country for now. "A small peace keeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for period of time," White House press secretary...
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In this photo dated Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 and released by Anna Zorina, showing herself holding a meter long measuring ruler, next to a snowman in the Arctic Circle city of Severomorsk, Russia, to enter a snowman competition. The YouTube channel SlivkiShow, popular among Russian-speakers with more than 12 million subscribers, announced a prize of 100,000 rubles (dollars 1,500) for the tallest snowman built by viewers and this monster looks like it has a good chance of winning, and Anna Zorina needs the money to help her 4-year-old son Stepa who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy.(Anna Zorina via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 12:04 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Building a snowman isn't always just a way to while away a long winter. For some people in Russia and Ukraine, it's a way to possibly earn some significant money. The YouTube channel SlivkiShow, popular among Russian-speakers with more than 12 million subscribers, launched some...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's president has fired the government over what he calls a failure to raise living standards and diversify away from oil and gas in the Central Asian nation. President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled since the country became independent after the 1991 collapse of the...
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February 20, 2019 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Czech Republic's prime minister will be meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House next month. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump will host Andrej Babis and his wife for their first official visit on March 7. She says the leaders are expected to...
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February 20, 2019 - 5:35 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court has held industrialist Anil Ambani and two of his directors guilty of contempt of court and ordered them to pay 5.5 billion rupees ($77.29) million owed to Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson. Justices R.F. Nariman and Vineet Saran said Wednesday that the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, 'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance', at a George Washington University/Politics and Prose event in Washington. Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 that he is running for president in 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 19, 2019 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tension between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is resurfacing after the Vermont senator announced his second run for the White House. One longtime Clinton aide, Philippe Reines, tweeted that the media had given Sanders a "WELCOME BACK!" reception despite his...
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February 19, 2019 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief liaison to Congress is returning to the White House as chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Marc Short will begin his new role in mid-March. Short left the White House less than a year...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2019, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, speaks before welcoming Vice President Mike Pence to speak to Drug Enforcement Administration employees at their headquarters in Arlington, Va. A Justice Department official said Monday, Feb. 18, that Rosenstein is expected to leave his position in the middle of next month. The official was not authorized to discuss the move by name and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday night. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 18, 2019 - 11:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department official says Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position in the middle of next month. The official was not authorized to discuss the move by name and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday night. The...
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