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Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of...

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Pence to Israel: US embassy will move to Jerusalem in 2019

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told Israel’s parliament on Monday that the U.S. embassy will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, receiving a rousing ovation as he pledged to barrel ahead with a plan that has set off weeks of unrest and thrown U.S. peace efforts into disarray. The plan...


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The most active volcano in the Philippines could be on the verge of a major eruption

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Thousands of Filipino families have been evacuated in the Philippine province of Albay as the country’s most active volcano inches toward a possibly major eruption. A thick gray cloud of ash billowed high above the summit of Mount Mayon on Monday, when officials...


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Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

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HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara’s offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area, according to the militia and a war monitoring group. Skirmishes...


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Pope Francis apologizes for upsetting abuse survivors, stands by controversial bishop

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Pope Francis apologized for remarks he made last week defending a bishop in Chile accused of covering up sexual abuse, but he did not back down from his support of the bishop who has caused a firestorm. The pope’s remarks had caused widespread backlash among abuse...


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Pence defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump on the president’s disparaging comments about immigrants from Africa and Haiti. Pence tells The Associated Press in an interview in Jerusalem that he “knows the president’s heart.” He says Trump is determined to...


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Turkey's Erdogan vows to press offensive on U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed to keep up an offensive against U.S.-backed Kurdish militias in Syria, rejecting American calls for restraint and boasting of a deal with Russia to press ahead with the assault. The defiant message from...


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CAS opens week of cases for 39 Russians banned from Olympics

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GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration of Sport opened a full week of appeal hearings on Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program. Some athletes hope to overturn their Olympic life bans and clear their names to compete...


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Pence defends Trump on comments disparaging Africa, says his 'heart' aimed at fair

JERUSALEM (AP) — Pence defends Trump on comments disparaging Africa, says his ‘heart’ aimed at fair immigration system regardless of race.


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Battle to save united Europe looms and line is drawn at the Alps

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Austria built a steel canopy over the northbound lanes of the highway through the alpine Brenner Pass about a year ago, ready to re-impose border controls with Italy. The shelter has yet to be used, and Stefan Pan for one wants to keep it that way. “The Brenner Pass is Europe’s...


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A desperate silence falls across Venezuela's industrial zone

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Factories outside Caracas closed for the holidays as early as October amid the near disappearance of supplies, skyrocketing inflation and a rising wave of violent looting. Few reopened. During a foray last week to the once-buzzing industrial hubs of Guarenas and Guatire, the...


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