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Chairman of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, left, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi smile at the end of a joint press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Chinese and African officials have lashed out at a recent report alleging Chinese workers bugged the African Union headquarters and suggested it was a ploy to destabilize relations. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 08, 2018 - 2:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and African officials on Thursday denounced a report alleging Chinese construction workers bugged the African Union headquarters, suggesting it was a ploy to destabilize relations. African Union chairman Moussa Faki told reporters in Beijing he didn't believe China would spy...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Russian short track speed skater Pavel Sitnikova wears an Olympic uniform with the logo OAR - Olympic Athlete from Russia, during a training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. As punishment for doping offenses at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee has forced Russian athletes competing in Pyeongchang to do so as OARs in neutral uniforms and with no national insignia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 08, 2018 - 2:56 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest from the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is awaiting a ruling on the appeals of Russian athletes hoping to compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics. Forty-five Russian athletes and...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addresses U.S. military personnel at U.S. Yokota Air Base, on the outskirts of Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 2:36 am
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in South Korea, looking to push the U.S. ally to adopt a more hawkish stance toward North Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics. Pence is set to meet with President Moon Jae-in to advocate a clear-eyed approach toward his...
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Former child soldiers stand in line waiting to be registered with UNICEF to receive a release package, in Yambio, South Sudan Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. More than 300 child soldiers were released Wednesday by armed groups in South Sudan, the second-largest such release since civil war began five years ago. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
February 08, 2018 - 2:36 am
YAMBIO, South Sudan (AP) — More than 300 child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, the second-largest such release since civil war began five years ago. Over 19,000 children are thought to have been recruited by all sides. The "laying down of the guns" ceremony for 87 girls...
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February 08, 2018 - 2:31 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh was on high alert ahead of a verdict Thursday against opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in a politically sensitive corruption case. The case involves an orphanage trust established during Zia's last premiership in 2001-2006. The charges...
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February 08, 2018 - 2:23 am
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Four people were stabbed Wednesday during a church service at a Texas home and a man is in custody, police said. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported that the incident occurred about 7 p.m. at a nondenominational service. Corpus Christi police were called to the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012, file photo, Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, speaks at the Capitol in Salem, Ore. Kruse not only subjected two female senators to unwanted touching, he groped or gave lingering hugs to many other women working at the Oregon Capitol, according to a report released Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, by an independent investigator. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/Statesman-Journal via AP, File)
February 08, 2018 - 2:22 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon legislator first elected more than two decades ago is facing sanctions after allegations of inappropriate behavior that one female colleague says spanned years. Sen. Sara Gelser, a Democrat from the college town of Corvallis, said Sen. Jeff Kruse has harassed many women...
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Chairman of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, left, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi smile at the end of a joint press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Chinese and African officials have lashed out at a recent report alleging Chinese workers bugged the African Union headquarters and suggested it was a ploy to destabilize relations. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 08, 2018 - 2:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and African officials say a report that China bugged the African Union headquarters is a ploy to undermine their relations. French newspaper Le Monde reported in January that China bugged the $200 million facility it funded and built in Ethiopia's capital in 2012. The report...
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February 08, 2018 - 2:03 am
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Four people were stabbed Wednesday during a church service at a Texas home and a man is in custody, police said. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported that the incident occurred about 7 p.m. Wednesday. Corpus Christi police were called to the home and found the...
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A man walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday with some benchmarks erasing early morning gains. Investors remained skittish after this week's financial turmoil and overnight losses on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 08, 2018 - 1:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday, though investors appeared skittish after this week's financial turmoil and overnight losses on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.1 percent to 21,890.86 but the benchmark was still nearly 4 percent below where...
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