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German Chancellor Angela Merkel enters the plenary hall during a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 27, 2018 - 7:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president is urging the country's governing parties to remember their "responsibility for a functioning government" after a bout of upheaval that has weighed on Chancellor Angela Merkel's authority. Merkel's fourth-term coalition between her conservative Union bloc and the...
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September 27, 2018 - 7:43 am
PARIS (AP) — A city hall official in the southern French city of Rodez has been stabbed to death in a daylight attack. The Rodez press office says the victim, Pascal Filoe, was killed Thursday near the city hall building in the city center. He was in charge of local police services. Police say a...
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a United Nations Security Council briefing on counterproliferation at the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 27, 2018 - 7:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing urged the United States on Thursday to stop slandering China after President Donald Trump accused the Asian giant of trying to interfere in upcoming American congressional elections. Geng Shuang, a foreign ministry spokesman, told reporters at a regular briefing in Beijing...
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September 27, 2018 - 7:15 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean authorities say an elephant has trampled a German tourist while she was trying to take photos of it. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo says the woman died of her injuries hours after the trampling on Wednesday in Mana Pools...
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Russian lawmakers vote to approve the bill that could raise the retirement age for the old-age pension by five years at the Russian State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Older Russians fear they won't live long enough to collect benefits while younger generations are worried that keeping people in the workforce longer will limit their own employment opportunities. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 27, 2018 - 7:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of the Russian parliament has adopted a controversial bill that raises the eligibility ages for state pensions. The measure to raise the retirement ages for men and women by five years, proposed by President Vladimir Putin, has drawn widespread protests and irked...
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September 27, 2018 - 6:39 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of unions is calling on the Dutch government to investigate Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea over allegations three of its stores in the United States, Ireland and Portugal have infringed workers' rights. The unions allege Ikea management has "sophisticated...
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Currency traders work near screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve lifted its key interest rate as expected for the third time this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 27, 2018 - 6:34 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European and Asian markets fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve tightened its monetary policy and raised interest rates for the third time this year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 shed 0.2 percent to 5,499.30 and Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent to 12,340.45...
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September 27, 2018 - 6:33 am
MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of drivers are blocking a central artery in the Spanish capital to protest the government's plan to approve new rules limiting the operations of app-based ride-hailing services The drivers, who work for companies including Uber and Cabify, brought traffic in Madrid's Paseo de...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington. The New Britain, Conn., city council is expected to take up a proposal Wednesday evening, Sept. 26 to change the name of a street that honors his father, the city's former three-term Mayor Paul Manafort Sr. Eight members of the Manafort family have signed a letter urging the council to keep the name honoring the patriarch. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 27, 2018 - 6:18 am
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A city council in Connecticut has voted to change the name of a street that honors the father of Paul Manafort. The proposal now goes to the Republican mayor of New Britain, but she is expected to veto it. NBC Connecticut reports councilors would need 10 votes to override...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, file photo, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. China has labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as "provocative" and says it will take all measures considered necessary to safeguard its rights and interests. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
September 27, 2018 - 6:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as "provocative," and said the U.S. was solely responsible for a recent downturn in relations between their militaries. Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang also...
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