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'No Signs of Life' on Island After Volcano EruptionFive people are confirmed dead, but eight people are still missing after a New Zealand volcano erupted Monday , and national police said early Tuesday (local time) that reconnaissance flights over White Island found "no signs of life at any point." "Police believe that anyone who could have been taken from...
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Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization, WTO, waits the opening of the General Council at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization, WTO, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals courtGlobal commerce is losing its umpire and leaving countries unable to resolve trade disputes at the World Trade Organization
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Former NBAer Fined for Not Looking at China FlagGuerschon Yabusele, who played with the Boston Celtics for two seasons before moving to a professional team in China, was hit with a "serious warning"—and a $1,400 fine—for not looking at the Chinese flag while the country's national anthem was played before the Nanjing Tongxi Monkey Kings'...
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CORRECTS TO REMOVE INCORRECT QUOTE FROM TWEET - FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. North Korea has again insulted President Donald Trump after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the American presidential election by resuming hostile acts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Diplomats: US backs out of North Korea human rights meetingDiplomats at the United Nations say the United States has changed its mind and is now refusing to sign a letter that would have authorized the Security Council to hold a meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea
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Watchdog Has Good News, Bad News for Trump on FBIA report by the Justice Department's inspector general about the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia delivers both good and bad news for the president. Key findings from the report (read it in full here ) by IG Michael Horowitz: Justified: Horowitz found that...
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Anti-government protesters clash with police in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. According to the Medical College of Chile at least 230 people have lost sight after being shot in an eye in the last month while participating in the demonstrations over inequality and better social services. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
U.N.D.P. says Latin America is wealthier but unequalA global report from the U.N. Development Programme says that in order to face up to protests, including those in Latin America, governments must address inequality not just in income, but also education, technology and environment
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China Bans Foreign ComputersWithin three years, there won't be a Dell or a Microsoft to be found inside China's government offices. Beijing has ordered all foreign computer equipment and software be eliminated from government offices and public institutions by 2022, reports the Guardian , which notes the move will likely be "a blow to...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo, troops loyal to Venezuela's opposition leader and self proclaimed President Juan Guaido, stand outside La Carlota air base in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
AP Exclusive: Troops that defied Maduro have fled VenezuelaA group of 16 Venezuelan troops say they have fled the country after spending seven months holed up in a foreign embassy following a revolt against President Nicolas Maduro
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US airstrike kills extremist rebel in Somalia, say officialsIntelligence officials in Somalia say an airstrike conducted by the U.S. military in the country's south killed a senior extremist of the al-Shabab rebel group
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This Dec. 5, 2019 photo shows an image of Lionel Messi on a digital screen in the Museum of Sport in Rosario, Argentina. Messi's section of the museum is introduced by a painting that mixes monuments from Rosario and Barcelona, and the sentence: “All that I did, I did for soccer.” Two giant screens display goals and testimonials from his teammates. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Messi's hometown offers emotional trip to his childhoodSoccer wasn't always Lionel Messi's favorite activity
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 file photo, workers seen in Aramco's oil separator at processing facility in Abqaiq, near Dammam in the Kingdom's Eastern Province. Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, set a share price for its IPO — expected to be the biggest ever — that puts the value of the company at $1.7 trillion, more than Apple or Microsoft. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Saudi prince's ambitions hinge on triumphant Aramco saleSaudi Arabia is expected to set a new record on Wednesday with the sale of a sliver of Aramco, the state-owned oil company valued at $1.7 trillion
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Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on school choice in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pactHouse Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President Donald Trump
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