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This photo released by the Syrian Red Crescent shows a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Red Crescent arriving to Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Monday, March. 5, 2018. Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first such shipment in months. (Syrian Red Crescent via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 5:33 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A war-monitoring group says Syrian government shelling and airstrikes killed 80 people in the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus the previous day, making it the deadliest day there since the U.N.'s Security Council last...
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The New Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion is presented during the press day at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The Motor Show will open its gates to the public from March 8 to 18 presenting more than 180 exhibitors and more than 110 world and European premieres. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 5:33 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on developments at the Geneva International Motor Show (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The head of Ford Motor Co.'s European business says the division's profits will improve this year over last and that the company remains on track to meet Europe's tougher carbon dioxide...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is shown on a news broadcast of the opening session of the National People's Congress in a restaurant in Shanghai, China, Monday, March 5, 2018. (AP Photo)
March 06, 2018 - 5:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's ceremonial legislature said Tuesday that a broad consensus has been reached on amendments to the constitution, including one to abolish term limits that will allow Xi Jinping to continue as president indefinitely. Critics have questioned that assertion, pointing to a lack of...
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March 06, 2018 - 5:28 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's deputy foreign minister denied reports Tuesday that the U.S. is punishing Poland over a controversial new Holocaust law. Bartosz Cichocki said that Washington has been expressing "concerns and questions" about the law, but that reports of sanctions are untrue. Polish...
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March 06, 2018 - 5:24 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has declared a state of emergency amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in a central hill town could spread. Details of the emergency decree were not immediately announced, and it was unclear how it would affect life on the South Asian island nation,...
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This photo released by the Syrian Red Crescent shows a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Red Crescent arriving to Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Monday, March. 5, 2018. Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first such shipment in months. (Syrian Red Crescent via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 5:22 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The Russian defense ministry has extended an offer to Syrians in the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus, saying armed rebels with their families — not just civilians — can also leave eastern Ghouta through a safe corridor...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2017, photo, corporate signage hangs at a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. McDonald’s announced Tuesday, March 6, 2018, that it is offering fresh beef rather than frozen patties in some burgers at thousands of restaurants, a switch it first announced about a year ago as it works to appeal to customers who want fresher foods. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 06, 2018 - 5:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is offering fresh beef rather than frozen patties in some burgers at thousands of restaurants, a switch it first announced about a year ago as it works to appeal to customers who want fresher foods. The fast-food giant, which has relied on frozen beef patties since the...
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March 06, 2018 - 5:11 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore-based company has called off a $2 million initial coin offering backed by a 2.08-carat blue diamond that gave investors a chance at a raffle for a luxury dinner. The event's organizer, V Diamonds, said Tuesday that it would process thousands of refunds for investors who...
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March 06, 2018 - 4:49 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — All Greek train routes have been suspended for the day as railway workers stage a 24-hour strike to protest the privatization of the rolling stock maintenance company and a lack of staff. The strike halted all intercity trains Tuesday. As part of Greece's international bailout...
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March 06, 2018 - 4:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — The chairman of the European Parliament's international trade committee says the EU should target American goods that will "really hurt" the United States if President Donald Trump goes ahead with threats to raise tariffs on foreign-made steel or cars. Bernd Lange says the European...
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