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FILE - This Monday, May 9, 2018 file photo shows a general view of the bay of Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia with the yachting port in the background. New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, is preparing for an independence referendum upcoming Sunday Nov. 4, 2018, the last step in a three-decades-long decolonization effort. (AP Photo/Theo Rouby, File)
November 02, 2018 - 3:48 am
PARIS (AP) — New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, is preparing for an independence referendum — the last step in a three-decades-long decolonization effort. Sunday's vote is key to settling tensions between the native Kanaks, who once suffered from strict segregation policies,...
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November 01, 2018 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's internal watchdog has referred an investigation of Secretary Ryan Zinke to the Justice Department, signaling a potential escalation amid a series of inquiries into Zinke's conduct. Two people familiar with the investigation said Interior's office of...
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November 01, 2018 - 6:31 am
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a half-naked woman fell twice through a restaurant's ceiling and landed in its kitchen. News outlets report 26-year-old Harley C. Morton was arrested Tuesday on charges including trespassing and disorderly conduct. A Kingsport police report says a...
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Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb reacts to journalists as he boards a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct, 31, 2018. A top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and that his body was dismembered before being disposed of. A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan's office also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no "concrete results" despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth.(DHA via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 6:27 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's justice minister has renewed a call on Saudi Arabia to cooperate in the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying "no one can escape responsibility." Abdulhamit Gul said Thursday that Saudi Arabia's top...
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October 31, 2018 - 9:11 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia and Greece are to restart direct flights after more than a decade, amid a thaw in relations following a deal to rename Macedonia "North Macedonia." Skopje and Athens had a direct air link from 2003-2007, but it was stopped after Macedonia's previous conservative...
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Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb, center left, leaves his hotel to go to his country's consulate in Istanbul, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi has called on U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders to ensure that his death in Istanbul is not covered up, while Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor on Tuesday visited the Saudi Consulate where officials from his government killed the writer. (Can Erok/DHA via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 9:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 5 p.m. A Turkish prosecutor says Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing,...
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Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., speaks during a rally in Portland, Ore., Oct. 17, 2018. Merkley, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, is seriously considering a run for the White House. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
October 30, 2018 - 1:37 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sen. Jeff Merkley says he is seriously considering a run for the White House. The Oregon Democrat's national profile rose this year when he led opposition to the Trump administration's immigration policy that saw parents forcibly separated from their children. Merkley, in...
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In this Aug. 22, 2018 photo, Ardawan, 4, eats melon on the kitchen floor of an orphanage for Yazidi children, in Sheikhan, Iraq. The child's father and four siblings have been missing since August 2014, when Islamic State militants took over northern and western Iraq; he lives at the orphanage with his mother and two remaining siblings. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
October 28, 2018 - 5:14 am
DAHUK, Iraq (AP) — The enslavement of Iraqi Yazidi women by the Islamic State group has left a heartbreaking legacy — hundreds of children fathered by militants. While some of the women want nothing to do with babies born of rape and slavery, some want to keep them. But they face rejection by...
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October 26, 2018 - 7:20 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Hundreds of passengers have been left stranded at Brussels international airport after luggage handlers went on strike over workload and pay demands. Overnight, several hundred passengers had to spend the night in the airport after their planes were left stranded. By noon on Friday...
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The Saudi Arabia flag flies outside the country's consul general's official residence in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Turkey's state-run news agency says Saudi officials did not allow Turkish investigators, probing the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, to search a well in the garden of the Saudi Consulate. Turkish forensic teams have searched the Consulate, the consul general's official residence as well as vehicles belonging to the consulate as part of their probe into Khashoggi's disappearance and death. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 25, 2018 - 4:20 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has been focusing on a well in the garden of Saudi Arabia's consulate as part of its investigation into the killing by Saudi officials of writer Jamal Khashoggi, whose body is still missing. There were conflicting reports Thursday about whether investigators had searched the...
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