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A wishing well, sculpted as a monkey at the Marina in Hartlepool, England, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Legend has it that during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century, a shipwrecked monkey was hanged by the people of Hartlepool, believing him to be a French spy. Britain's political parties are battling to win Hartlepool and places like it: working-class former industrial towns whose voters could hold the key to 10 Downing Street, the prime minister's office. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Neglected heartland seen as key to Brexit-dominated electionPolitical parties in Britain's Brexit-dominated December election battle to win working-class former industrial towns
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A Syrian man identified as Hassan F. arrives at the Metropolitan Court in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Prosecutors said the 27-year-old man identified only as Hassan F. participated in the beheading of a religious leader in the city of al-Sukhnah in Homs province and was also involved in the killings of at least 25 people. (Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP)
Syrian suspected of IS killings denies charges in HungaryA Syrian man on trial in Hungary has denied charges that he took part in a beheading and other killings in his homeland while a member of the Islamic State group
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza early Tuesday in a resumption of pinpointed targeting that threatens a fierce round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Israel vows to keep hitting militants as 18 killed in GazaNew Israeli airstrikes kill more Gaza militants, raising death toll to 18 Palestinians in latest escalation
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Stephan Brandner of the German Alternative for Germany (AfD) party delivers a statement prior to a meeting of the legal affairs committee of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019. The German parliament’s legal affairs committee has ousted its chairman, a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany, amid anger over a string of provocative comments. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
German parliament committee ousts far-right chairmanThe German parliament's legal affairs committee has ousted its chairman, a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany, amid anger over a string of provocative comments
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Molotov cocktails and lighters are prepared by pro-democracy protesters at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Police have increased security around Hong Kong and its university campuses as they brace for more violence after sharp clashes overnight with anti-government protesters. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
The Latest: Taiwan calls on Hong Kong to cease 'repression'Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is calling on Hong Kong's government to cease "acts of repression," saying such acts are threatening freedom and the rule of law
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Chinese buyer of British Steel looks to grow abroadPurchase of British Steel gives privately owned Chinese steelmaker Jingye chance to grow outside home market dominated by giant state-owned mills
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
2 men arrested in Denmark following churchyard vandalismPolice say two men, aged 27 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of "gross vandalism" of gravestones in the Jewish section of a churchyard in northwestern Denmark
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
French President Emmanuel Macron attends the Paris Peace Forum, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting an international peace forum _ in the notable absence of the United States _ to discuss solutions to ease the world's tensions, including fighting terrorism and climate change. (Ludovic Marin/Pool via AP)
World's thirst for oil to keep growing until 2030sAn important global energy forecast says the world's thirst for oil will continue to grow until the 2030s and climate-damaging emissions will keep climbing until at least 2040
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Tourists and their luggage wade in a flooded street after a high tide, in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. The high-water mark hit 187 centimeters (74 inches) late Tuesday, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded. The highest level ever recorded was 198 centimeters (78 inches) during infamous flooding in 1966. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
Venice flooding nearly touches level of infamous 1966 floodFlooding in the canal city of Venice has reached the second-highest level ever, touching nearly the level of the infamous 1966 flooding
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
Britain' Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a baby as he meets with supporters at the Lych Gate Tavern in Wolverhampton, England, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 as part of the General Election campaign trail. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
Ex-Tory minister advises public to vote against partyA former Conservative Party cabinet minister says giving the party a majority in next month's election would be "disastrous" because it would allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take the U.K. out of the European Union without a deal
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
Currency traders talk near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Global stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffsGlobal stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariff hikes
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Supporters of former President Evo Morales carry "wiphala" flags that represent indigenous peoples, as they march in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Former President Evo Morales, who transformed Bolivia as its first indigenous president, flew to exile in Mexico on Tuesday after weeks of violent protests, leaving behind a confused power vacuum in the Andean nation. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Uncertainty in Bolivia as senator claims interim presidencyBolivians have new uncertainty to grapple with now that opposition Sen. Jeanine Añez has declared herself interim president of the crisis-torn Andean country just hours after Evo Morales flew off to self-exile in Mexico
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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