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US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

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Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches are establishing a presence at the U.N. climate talks to show many Americans remain committed to curbing global warming. More>>

Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won't be wiped out

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The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades although it is unlikely the disease could be eradicated. More>>

Italian police probing deadly stampede find pepper spray can

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Italian police are questioning more witnesses to find who sprayed an irritant, triggering a deadly disco stampede. More>>

Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

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Deadly Ebola outbreak spreads to major Congo city as vaccine supply becomes a concern. More>>

Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

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One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses. More>>

UNAIDS found in 'crisis' after sex harassment claims

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Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment inside UNAIDS says the U.N agency's leadership is "in crisis" and says it should consider whether its top official must go. More>>

UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him

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A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok says he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade. More>>

Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

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Paris monuments are reopening, cleanup workers are out and shop owners are trying to put the city on its feet again, after new protests and rioting injured 71 people in the French capital and caused widespread damage. More>>

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

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China has summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it "unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature" and warning of "grave consequences" if she is not released. More>>

Big investors call for carbon price, end to coal power

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More than 450 asset managers, including major pension funds and insurance companies, are calling on governments to phase out coal-fired power plants and put a meaningful price on carbon to help tackle climate change. More>>

Copa Libertadores saga ends as River Plate wins in Madrid

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Fans and players from fierce Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors are getting ready for the Copa Libertadores final later Sunday. More>>

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

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At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'I was crying and screaming but ... no one could hear me'. More>>

Congo's Kabila doesn't rule out seeking presidency in future

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AP Interview: Congo's Kabila, soon to step aside, doesn't rule out seeking presidency again. More>>

Exit polling indicates Peruvians vote to fight corruption

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Peruvians head to the polls Sunday to vote in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption as the South American nation tries to put an end to a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. More>>

Armenia premier's bloc winning vote, early returns show

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Armenians are casting their ballots in snap parliamentary elections expected to further consolidate the power of the nation's new prime minister. More>>

Think tank: Russia emerges as world's No. 2 arms producer

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A Swedish think tank says Russia has emerged as the world's second-largest arms producer after the U.S. Russia surpassed Britain, which had held the spot since 2002 and remains Western Europe's No. 1 arms maker. More>>

UK leader warns of 'uncharted waters' if Brexit deal nixed

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Prime Minister Theresa May has warned lawmakers they could take Britain into "uncharted waters" and trigger a general election if they reject her Brexit deal in a crucial parliamentary vote this week. More>>

Poland's president, Jewish leaders light Hanukkah candles

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Polish President Andrzej Duda and Jewish community members have lit a menorah at the Presidential Palace to jointly mark Hanukkah. More>>

Concert stampede in Italy leaves 6 dead, over 50 hurt

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Officials 6 dead, more than 100 injured in nightclub stampede in Italy. More>>

The Latest: OECD sees share of highly educated migrants grow

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The leader of a U.N. migration conference that has been snubbed by the Trump administration and at least seven other governments has lashed out at "misinformation" about an agreement on migration backed by about 150 countries. More>>

The Latest: Pressure mounting on French leader over protests

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France's Interior Ministry says 1,220 people were taken into custody around France during the latest yellow vest protests _ a roundup the scale of which the country hasn't seen in years. More>>

German railway workers' union calls strike over pay

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A labor union representing German railway workers is calling on its members to go on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal on pay. More>>

The Latest: British Columbia cancels China trade trip

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A former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Chinese pressure on the Canadian government to release a top executive of Huawei won't work. More>>

Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

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Negotiators at the U.N. climate summit are resting after the first week of talks ended on a sour note when the U.S. sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming. More>>

Paris riots over fuel taxes dim hopes for climate fight

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The 'yellow vests' protests in France highlight a problem with fighting global warming with taxes on fossil fuels. More>>

China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

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Rising space power China is preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission to soft-land an unmanned spacecraft on the far side of the moon. More>>

Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018

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Global carbon pollution rose sharply this year after several years of little growth. More>>

Japan OKs divisive bill allowing more foreign workers

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Japan set to approve opening door to foreign workers for unskilled jobs. More>>

Cyprus police detain 40 Syrian migrants after boat arrival

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Cyprus police say they have detained 40 Syrian migrants after a boat dropped them off along the ethnically split island nation's northwestern coast. More>>

Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

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Campaign group Climate Action Network says one of its employees has been allowed to enter Poland after earlier being stopped by border guards citing unspecified security threats. More>>

Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion

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President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign, prosecutors say. More>>

Afghanistan suspends soccer officials amid abuse allegations

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Afghan authorities have suspended the head of the soccer federation and five other senior officials amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse of female athletes. More>>

Is there a Brexit 'Plan B?' UK minister offers alternatives

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A senior British Cabinet minister has said that a second referendum or a so-called "Norway-plus" deal could be in the cards if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to win lawmakers' approval for her Brexit deal. More>>

Russia's most famous human rights activist dies at 91

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Lyudmila Alexeyeva, noted Russian human rights defender, passes away at 91. More>>

New Zealand police find body they believe is British tourist

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New Zealand police say a body has been found in the case of a 22-year-old British tourist they believe was killed. More>>

Rebel delegates at Yemen peace talks report some progress

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Yemen's warring parties are meeting for a third day in Sweden for talks aimed at halting the country's catastrophic 4-year-old war. More>>

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

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Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims have rallied in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip ethnic Malay majority of their privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May. More>>

The Latest: France: 135 hurt in protests; 1,000 detained

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The French yellow vest protest movement is crossing borders, with demonstrations planned in neighboring Belgium and in the Netherlands. More>>

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

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Paris monuments and shopping meccas are locked down and tens of thousands of police are taking position around the country, fearing worsening violence in a new round of anti-government protests. More>>

Working while they wait, migrants seek jobs at US border

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Before dawn each morning, migrants slip out of a Tijuana shelter to head to jobs across the sprawling city. More>>

Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

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Huawei arrest complicates US-China trade talks, illustrating an underlying clash over technology. More>>

Avalanche in Italian Alps kills French skier; other escapes

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An avalanche in Italy's Alps has fatally struck a skier, but his girlfriend survived. More>>

Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

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Hundreds of yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel are marching on the European quarter of Brussels, as the movement that started in France made its mark in Belgium and the Netherlands. More>>

Albanian students demand that tuition fees be cut in half

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Public university students are continuing to protest in the Albanian capital, turning down offers to negotiate with the government unless their demands are met. More>>

New head of Merkel party seeks to build bridges with rivals

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's successor at the helm of Germany's main center-right party is seeking to consolidate her power after a narrow victory. More>>

It's now or never pedestrians: German town has Elvis lights

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Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon. More>>

12 dead in bank robbery attempts, police shootout in Brazil

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At least 13 people have died in the wake of two attempted bank robberies in the northeastern state Ceara. More>>

As protests rages in France, Macron remains invisible

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As protests rage through France and Paris locks down fearing new riots, the man whose presidency unleashed the anger is nowhere to be seen. More>>

France girds for weekend protests, fearing more violence

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Drastic security measures will put a lockdown on downtown Paris on Saturday as French authorities try to prevent another outbreak of violence during anti-government protests. More>>

UN says civilian casualties in Yemen average 123 per week

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UN refugee agency: Nearly 1,500 civilian casualties in Yemen from August through October this year. More>>

Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage

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Australian leader says new cybersecurity laws urgently needed. More>>

Merkel ally becomes German conservative party's leader

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is meeting to elect a new leader who could help shape Germany's political direction for the next generation, with a Merkel ally and a one-time rival the favorites for the job. More>>

The Latest: 'Yellow vest' members meet with French PM

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Footage showing the brutal arrest of high school students protesting outside Paris is causing a stir ahead of further anti-government protests this weekend. More>>

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

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Brazilian doctors report world's first baby using a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. More>>

Russian chemistry teacher accused of setting up a drug lab

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Prosecutors in St. Petersburg have charged two Russian high school teachers of producing and selling drugs, a case that has drawn comparisons with the "Breaking Bad" television series. More>>

Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban

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Young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee with his family to the Afghan capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him. More>>

Ex-Colombian President Belisario Betancur dies at 95

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Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, whose bold efforts to reach a peace deal with leftist rebels in the 1980s were undone by a drug-fueled bloodletting and explosion in violence backed by state security forces, died on Friday. More>>

Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon

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The British Parliament's media committee has a release a cache of documents that shows Facebook considered charging developers for data access. More>>

Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

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An Armenian court has ruled that the nation's former president should be put in custody on charges linked to the dispersal of a 2008 protest. More>>

Vatican investigates after nuns report sex abuse by priests

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The Vatican has launched an investigation into a small Chilean religious order of nuns after some sisters denounced sexual abuse at the hands of priests and mistreatment by their superiors. More>>

North Korea tells China it's committed to denuclearization

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China says North Korea's foreign minister has told his Chinese counterpart that his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons programs. More>>

UK PM May deploys ministers to sell Brexit deal to public

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Britain's prime minister is deploying 30 members of her government throughout the country to rally support for her deal on leaving the European Union. More>>

Press group says reporters are being harassed in Poland

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A leading press freedom group is calling on Polish authorities to "end their harassment and attempts to intimidate independent journalists," after a string of incidents that have raised concerns about media freedom. More>>

To the barricades: why a nursery aide joins French protests

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Mathilde Pouzet set out for Paris on Nov. 17 for her first protest with a grassroots movement that is now shaking France. More>>

Nobel prize winner: no progress from Trump on carbon taxing

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A winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics who advocates for carbon taxes as the best way to address the problems of greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect President Donald Trump to make any moves toward accepting that view. More>>

Ship saves British sailor after storm in Southern Ocean

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A cargo ship has rescued a British sailor after a violent storm ripped off her mast and flung her yacht end over end in the Southern Ocean as she competed in a solo round-the-world race. More>>

The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018

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Environmental activists are questioning the presence of coal, oil and gasoline companies at this year's U.N. climate talks in Poland. More>>

Dutch court rejects man's request to be 20 years younger

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A Dutch court has rejected the request of a self-styled positivity guru to shave 20 years off his age, in a case that drew worldwide attention. More>>

Clashing views color future of stalled N.Korea nuclear talks

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Since President Donald Trump claimed in July he can make peace with North Korea, there have been recriminations, simmering bad blood and very little progress in getting rid of nuclear weapons. More>>

Russia and Greece say spat over diplomats expulsions is over

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The leaders of Russia and Greece say they have overcome a rift over recent diplomats' expulsions that strained their traditionally friendly ties. More>>

US envoy for Afghanistan holds talks in Moscow with Russians

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The Russian Foreign Ministry says that it has hosted a U.S. special envoy for talks on Afghanistan. More>>

2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 dead, 5 missing

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Japanese and U.S. officials say two American warplanes crashed into the Pacific off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision early Thursday, and search and rescue operations are under way. More>>

Hong Kong businessman guilty of bribery in African oil deal

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Hong Kong businessman convicted of bribing leaders of Chad and Uganda to land oil rights for Chinese energy firm. More>>

The Latest: Ship rescues British sailor in Southern Ocean

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A cargo ship has rescued a British woman who was dismasted by a violent storm in the Southern Ocean while sailing solo in a round-the-world race. More>>

The Latest: Merkel ally elected leader of chancellor's party

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party is holding a runoff vote to choose its new leader after no candidate won a majority in the first round of voting. More>>

Health officials: Israeli fire wounds 33 Gaza protesters

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Health officials say Israeli army gunfire wounded 33 Palestinians protesting along Gaza-Israel perimeter fence. More>>

Croatia arrest 13 people suspected of smuggling migrants

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Police in Croatia have arrested 13 people suspected of smuggling migrants into the country and on toward other nations in Western Europe. More>>

Greek Ombudsman: Poor conditions in several detention areas

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A report from Greece's Ombudsman on detention facilities reveals cases of conditions so poor they constitute "inhuman and degrading treatment," and continued overcrowding in about half of the country's prisons. More>>

Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

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Scientific consensus and regulations in much of the world prohibit making genetic changes that could be passed to future generations. But nothing stopped the Chinese researcher from helping to make the world's first gene-edited babies. More>>

Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland

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Negotiators from around the world are meeting in Poland for talks on curbing climate change, three years after sealing a landmark deal in Paris that set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit). More>>

UK intelligence chief outlines threats, urges more diversity

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The director of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service is set to give a rare public speech detailing the need for "fourth generation espionage" to combat hybrid threats. More>>

Ukrainian authorities: We thwarted 'massive' cyberattack

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Ukrainian authorities say they've thwarted a huge cyberattack, blaming Russia for the alleged digital assault just as tensions between the two countries have flared. More>>

The Latest: Swiss solar expert backs ideas to save planet

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A Swiss adventurer who flew around the world in a solar-powered plane is using this year's U.N. climate talks to showcase high-tech ideas for saving the planet. More>>

China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

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China demands Canada release Huawei executive arrested in case that adds to technology tensions with Washington. More>>

UK round-the-world sailor being rescued after losing mast

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A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm. More>>

Thousands march in Germany to demand quick exit from coal

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Thousands of people are marching in Berlin to demand that Germany make a quick exit from coal-fired energy, a day before a U.N. climate summit opens in neighboring Poland. More>>

Brazil warns against sidelining poorer countries on climate

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The United Nations says curbing climate change will have significant benefits for people's health worldwide. More>>

Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord

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Negotiators gathered for the U.N. climate talks in Poland are getting down to the nitty-gritty part of the two-week meeting. More>>

The Latest: Trump says Macron's decision justifies his own

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Five international banks are pledging to use the billions at their disposal to steer clients away from businesses that emit large amounts of greenhouse gases. More>>

3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

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Three astronauts have blasted off to the International Space Station, a successful launch that follows October's aborted mission. More>>

Leaders stress need to win support for climate measures

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Leaders from around the world are arriving for the ceremonial opening of the climate conference in southern Poland that will discuss ways of curbing climate change. More>>

The Latest: 3 astronauts enter International Space Station

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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts has successfully docked with the International Space Station following a launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan six hours earlier. More>>

Kremlin: Putin doesn't feel snubbed by Trump canceling talks

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The Kremlin says U.S. President Donald Trump's refusal to have a full-fledged meeting with President Vladimir Putin hasn't ruffled the Russian leader. More>>

Pompeo takes aim at global institutions, gets pushback

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is taking aim at China, Iran and Russia for violating numerous treaties and multi-state agreements. More>>

White House intensifies confusion and fear on US-China deal

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Trump administration lauds China trade deal, yet provides few details, spurring skepticism. More>>

Global violence index finds fewer deaths for 3rd year

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An annual index of global violence finds deaths caused by non-state groups such as Islamic State has dropped for a third straight year. More>>

China gets US tariff delay but movement on tech unclear

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US-China trade cease fire does little to narrow differences. More>>

Schwarzenegger would time travel to terminate fossil fuels

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Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says the United States is "still in" the Paris accord to curb global warming despite President Donald Trump's decision to walk away from the agreement. More>>

The Latest: UN official says Houthis blocking access to food

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The Latest: UN. envoy says Yemen's warring sides have agreed on prisoner exchange as confidence-building measure. More>>

S. Korea's Moon: Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes

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South Korea's president says U.S. President Donald Trump told him he has a "very friendly view" of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wants to grant his wishes if he denuclearizes. More>>

Russia's highest court upheld land swap deal in Caucasus

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Russia's highest court has upheld a land swap deal in the North Caucasus which caused large-scale protests. More>>

Somali officials report deadly US-backed raid on al-Shabab

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Somali officials report deadly US-backed raid on al-Shabab with several extremists killed. More>>

Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer's death

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Turkish official says Sean Penn in Turkey working on documentary about slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi consulate in Istanbul. More>>

North Korea FM says his country and Syria face same 'enemy'

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North Korea's Foreign Minister says his country and Syria face the same "enemy" and called for increased cooperation between them. More>>

France fears more riots; Museums, Eiffel Tower to close

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Paris police and store owners are bracing for new violence at protests Saturday, despite President Emmanuel Macron's surrender over a fuel tax hike that unleashed weeks of unrest. More>>

Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal loses rape appeal

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The man with ties to the Swedish Academy that awards the literature Nobel Prize has lost his appeal to have his rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence reversed and been convicted of a second rape. More>>

Swedish police look for man in clown mask after scare

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Swedish police say they are searching for a man wearing a clown mask and a yellow outfit holding "something sharp" who scared an 8-year-old boy on his way to school, the latest incident involving adults in creepy outfits in the Scandinavian region. More>>

The Latest: UN rights chief says Khashoggi probe needed

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U.N. human rights chief says an international investigation is needed into the "awful" killing of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Macron caves in to French protesters - too late, they say

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French media say Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will announce a suspension of fuel tax hikes in an effort to appease a protest movement that has radicalized. More>>

UN hosts meeting of regional envoys over Western Sahara

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The U.N. secretary-general's envoy for Western Sahara is meeting with foreign ministers from Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania as well as leaders of the Polisario Front over the future of the Morocco-annexed territory. More>>

Ban Ki-moon urges N. Korea to take denuclearization steps

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Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearization and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted. More>>

Portuguese prison guards stage strike amid prisoner unrest

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Portuguese prison guards are walking off the job in an ongoing pay dispute, just days after prisoners rioted at two prisons amid restrictions caused by strikes. More>>

Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo spar in 'Antony and Cleopatra'

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Antony and Cleopatra," currently running at London's National Theatre, has tragic romance, two top-flight actors and a live snake. More>>

US fails to win UN condemnation of Hamas militants in Gaza

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A US-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the UN General Assembly. More>>

Pakistan kicks out 18 charities after rejecting final appeal

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Pakistan is kicking out 18 international charities after rejecting their final appeal; 20 other groups at risk. More>>

The Latest: Police arrest about 90 in raids on Italian mafia

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Police say they have arrested about 90 suspected mafia members in a series of coordinated raids in four European countries. More>>

Soros-backed university in Hungary moves programs to Vienna

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Central European University is confirming that it will move its U.S.-accredited programs from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to Vienna as Hungary's government is refusing to sign an agreement allowing it to stay. More>>

Israeli firm rejects alleged connection to Khashoggi killing

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Saudi dissident sues Israeli surveillance company, says its spyware helped lead to killing of Saudi writer Khashoggi. More>>

US envoy for Afghan peace in Pakistan for talks on Taliban

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The U.S. special envoy tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year old war has met with Pakistani officials in Islamabad about bringing the Taliban to peace talks. More>>

Australian archbishop cleared of child sex abuse cover-up

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An Australian appeal court has overturned a conviction against the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever found guilty of covering up child sex. More>>

If Parliament rejects May's Brexit deal, uncertainty reigns

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British Prime Minister Theresa May looks to be on a collision course with Parliament over her Brexit plan. More>>

Getty museum says it has right to keep prized Greek statue

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The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is vowing to assert its right to keep an important Greek statue after Italy's highest court rejected its appeal of a lower court ruling that ordered the piece returned to Italy. More>>

The Latest: Ukraine seeks NATO support over Russia standoff

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NATO foreign ministers are meeting with Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin as the country seeks international backing for its Black Sea standoff with Russia. More>>

NATO chief speaks to Serbia and Kosovo leaders amid tensions

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Kosovo's prime minister and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg have spoken on the phone about the country's plan to form a new army, a move that has been strongly contested by Serbia and the alliance. More>>

German police, city officials probed over Italian mob ties

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Prosecutors in western Germany say they are investigating five current and former police and municipal government officials on suspicion that they passed information to Italian mobsters or their helpers. More>>

The Latest: Dutch PM rules out Brexit rejig if May loses

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The prime minister of the Netherlands is dismissing the idea that the European Union might revise the accord on its post-Brexit relationship with the United Kingdom. More>>

Violent protests in France reveal a hard-to-heal fracture

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris. More>>

Aid groups terminate Aquarius migrant rescue operations

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Aid group Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee say the Aquarius migrant rescue ship will end its rescue operations in the Mediterranean. More>>

World shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives trade jitters

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Asian shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives China-US trade jitters. More>>

OPEC delays oil output decision pending Russia talks

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OPEC members are meeting to agree on their response to recent declines in oil prices, with analysts predicting a cut in production of at least 1 million barrels per day. More>>

China promises action on US trade deal but gives no details

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China promises action on trade deal with Washington but gives no details amid confusion about what Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump committed to in Argentina. More>>

Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 troops in western province

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Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Afghan soldiers, take another 21 captive in western Herat province. More>>

Qatar to pull out of Saudi-dominated OPEC amid Doha boycott

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Energy-rich Qatar withdrawing from OPEC in January; country's energy minister makes surprise announcement. More>>

Putin voices support for Venezuelan leader visiting Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced his support for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro who is visiting Moscow amid a spiraling economic crisis in his country. More>>

Israelis hold mass protests over violence against women

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Israelis across the country are protesting what they see as the government's neglect toward violence against women. More>>

UN rights office: Burundi's government has asked us to leave

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UN human rights office says Burundi's government has asked it to leave the country. More>>

Lawyer for family of slain Italian warns Egypt suspects

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The lawyer for the family of an Italian researcher tortured and killed in Egypt is urging the five key Egyptian suspects to come forward and say what they know. More>>

The Latest: Austrian police stop van with 22 Iraqis, Syrians

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Slovakia has joined the list of countries opting out of a U.N. pact seeking to promote an international approach to safe and orderly migration. More>>

US sets deadline for Russia, warns it may quit nuclear pact

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Russia is taking center-stage at NATO as allied foreign ministers meet to debate ways to dissuade Moscow from destabilizing Ukraine and respect a landmark Cold-war era nuclear treaty. More>>

EU nations increasingly divided over UN migration pact

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Belgian migration minister Theo Francken says he want no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. More>>

Serbian premier: Armed intervention in Kosovo an option

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Serbia's prime minister has warned that the formation of a Kosovo army could trigger Serbia's armed intervention in the former province. More>>

The Latest: Paris police chief says 112 cars torched in riot

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French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, which had been sprayed with graffiti and damaged in Saturday's protest riot in Paris. More>>

Greece: More than 100 people detained during rioting

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Greek authorities say more than 100 people were detained during rioting in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki following events marking the 10th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager. More>>

UK Parliament delivers rebuke to government over Brexit

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A top official at the European Union's highest court advised Tuesday that Britain can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the EU. More>>

UK's May says she'll still have her job after Brexit vote

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has brushed aside questions about whether she will resign if her Brexit deal is rejected by Parliament, saying she's confident she'll still have a job after the crucial vote. More>>

Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riot in decade

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Paris police said 133 people including 23 police officers have been injured during France's worst urban riot in years. More>>

Mexico's new leader says military essential to fight crime

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Leftist politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has assumed Mexico's presidency promising to profoundly transform Latin America's second-biggest economy and to lead a government free of corruption. More>>

Tensions soar in the Balkans over plans for Kosovo army

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Serbia is seeking support from Russia and China in its opposition to the announced formation of the Kosovo army, warning it could lead to renewed clashes in the Balkans. More>>

Expectations low as Yemen's warring parties meet for talks

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Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the best outcome might be to firm up a shaky de-escalation. More>>

Israeli troops kill Palestinian man in West Bank clash

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Palestinian officials say Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man during a military operation in the West Bank city of Tulkarem. More>>

The Latest: Macron visits building torched by protesters

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The French soccer league says it has postponed Saturday's match between Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier amid expected anti-government protests. More>>

The Latest: French PM: 89,000 police to be deployed Saturday

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French left-wing opposition parties are seeking a no-confidence vote in President Emmanuel Macron's government amid growing protests and fears of violence. More>>

Canada arrests CFO of China's Huawei Technologies

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Canadian authorities have arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies, who is facing extradition to the United States. More>>

UN aid chief: Yemen talks not an 'easy or rapid process'

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The U.N. humanitarian aid chief says he doesn't expect an "easy or rapid process" in peace talks that begin this week involving warring sides in Yemen, which faces the world's largest humanitarian crisis. More>>

Armenian warplane crashes during training, 2 pilots killed

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The Armenian military says that one of its combat jets has crashed, killing both pilots. More>>

Police: Upper ranks of Sicilian mob dismantled with arrests

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Italian police say they have dismantled the rebuilt upper echelons of the Sicilian Mafia by arresting 46 people including a presumed regional boss. More>>

Mexico's 'common man' president pledges end to secrecy

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Mexico's newly inaugurated president has hit the ground running, with his pledge to govern as a common man and end decades of secrecy, heavy security and luxury enjoyed by past presidents. More>>

AP Interview: New Zealand minister says emissions to rise

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New Zealand has set itself apart from neighboring Australia by declaring climate change a top priority. But despite some lofty goals, greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise in the South Pacific nation and could do so for years to come. More>>

Romania detains Turkish journalist on Turkey's request

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A Turkish journalist suspected of having links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup in 2016 was detained Wednesday in Romania, authorities said. More>>

The Latest: Russia says it 'strictly complies' with treaty

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NATO allies say they have concluded that Russia is in violation of a landmark Cold War-era nuclear treaty, paving the way for the United States to leave the pact unless Moscow complies with it. More>>

Riots sweep Athens on anniversary of teen's shooting death

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Greek authorities are deploying about 2,500 police in Athens to monitor demonstrations marking the 10th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager that sparked Greece's most extensive riots in decades. More>>

Brazil future unclear amid opposing ideologies of ministers

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Brazil future unclear amid opposing ideologies of ministers and President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. More>>

Cuba to begin full internet access for mobile phones

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Cuba says its citizens will be offered full internet access on mobile phones beginning Thursday, becoming one of the last nations to do so. More>>

Dutch court refuses to order criminal tobacco investigation

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A Dutch appeals court has refused to order public prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against tobacco companies, in a major setback for anti-smoking activists. More>>

Belgian billionaire Albert Frere has died at age 92

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Albert Frere, the industrialist who became one of Belgium's richest people during more than a half-century of deal-making, has died at 92, according to his GBL group. More>>

The Latest: UK Parliament censures government on Brexit

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A top official at the European Union's highest court is advising that Britain can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the EU. More>>

The Latest: Putin says if US builds missiles, so will Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same. More>>

State TV says suicide car bombing kills 2 in southeast Iran

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Iranian state TV: 3 killed, several wounded in 'terrorist attack' in a southeastern port city. More>>

German factory orders up for 3rd straight month in October

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German factory orders edged up 0.3 percent in October as a large increase in demand from other countries in the eurozone outweighed a fall in domestic orders. More>>

Splits deepen as UN climate talks near crunch time

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Splits are deepening at the U.N. climate talks between rich and poor countries, oil exporters and vulnerable island nations, and those governments prepared for radical action on climate change versus those who want to wait and see. More>>

With arms fair, big-buyer Egypt aims to diversify sources

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Egypt's first international weapons fair is giving the major arms purchaser vast opportunities to diversify its weapons sources. More>>

UK Parliament, PM May's govt face off in Brexit showdown

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Britain's Brexit debate has become a bruising battle between lawmakers and Prime Minister Theresa May's government. More>>

Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests

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French trade unions and farmers are pledging to join nationwide demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. More>>

S. Korea abuzz about N. Korean leader Kim's possible trip

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South Korea abuzz about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's possible trip to Seoul. More>>

Poland's Lech Walesa wears protest T-shirt to Bush funeral Video included

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Poland's former president and democracy icon Lech Walesa wears T-shirt that is symbol of political protest in his homeland. More>>

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