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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 file photo, mourners chant anti government slogans while carrying the coffin of Abdul Salam Fathi, a protester whose family said he was killed in a protest, during his funeral in Basra, Iraq. With brackish water pouring from the taps, failing city services and soaring unemployment, the southern Iraqi city of Basra has seen weeks of violent protests in the streets of the country's oil-exporting capital. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)
September 10, 2018 - 12:50 pm
BASRA, Iraq (AP) — The brackish water pouring from the taps of homes in Basra has caused stomach ailments and skin rashes for thousands in the southern Iraqi city once famous for its network of freshwater canals that gave it the nickname the "Venice of the East." The contaminated water, along with...
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September 10, 2018 - 11:41 am
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — A mechanical problem during a Cirque du Soleil show caused a portion of the audience, as well as performers on stage, to be sprayed with vegetable oil. The Seattle Times reports the Canadian entertainment company says it will reimburse all audience members from Friday night's...
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Ambulances and firefighters gather at the headquarters of the national oil company after an attack by gunmen in Tripoli, Libya, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Officials say security forces of Libya's U.N.-backed government stormed the building in the capital Tripoli after gunmen had earlier gone in, taking hostages and starting a fire. They say at least one explosion rocked the building soon after the gunmen stormed it, starting the blaze that swiftly spread through the lower floors. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)
September 10, 2018 - 10:48 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Security forces loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government on Monday stormed the headquarters of the country's national oil company in the capital Tripoli shortly after gunmen invaded the building, shooting randomly, setting off explosions and taking hostages, officials said...
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September 10, 2018 - 10:34 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian official says the U.S. needs to have a strong presence in Eastern Europe before a summit on boosting development in the region. Romania's presidency hosts the 12-member Three Seas Initiative on Sept. 17-18 where officials will discuss 40 regional government-...
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Ambulances and firefighters gather at the headquarters of the national oil company after an attack by gunmen in Tripoli, Libya, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Officials say security forces of Libya's U.N.-backed government stormed the building in the capital Tripoli after gunmen had earlier gone in, taking hostages and starting a fire. They say at least one explosion rocked the building soon after the gunmen stormed it, starting the blaze that swiftly spread through the lower floors. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)
September 10, 2018 - 9:51 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Security forces of Libya's U.N.-backed government on Monday stormed the headquarters of the country's national oil company in the capital Tripoli shortly after gunmen invaded the building, shooting randomly, setting off explosions and taking hostages, officials said. The...
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Ambulances and firefighters gather at the headquarters of the national oil company after an attack by gunmen in Tripoli, Libya, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Officials say security forces of Libya's U.N.-backed government stormed the building in the capital Tripoli after gunmen had earlier gone in, taking hostages and starting a fire. They say at least one explosion rocked the building soon after the gunmen stormed it, starting the blaze that swiftly spread through the lower floors. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)
September 10, 2018 - 8:21 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Security forces of Libya's U.N.-backed government on Monday stormed the headquarters of the country's national oil company in the capital Tripoli shortly after gunmen had gone into the building, shooting randomly, setting off explosions and taking hostages, officials said...
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September 10, 2018 - 7:49 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Security forces of Libya's U.N.-backed government on Monday stormed the headquarters of the country's national oil company in the capital Tripoli shortly after gunmen had gone into the building, shooting randomly, setting off explosions and taking hostages, officials said...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Asian shares are mixed after U.S. President Donald Trump declared he was considering tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods, ratcheting up tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 10, 2018 - 7:44 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European stock markets rose and Wall Street was expected to open higher on Monday, despite a drop in Asia, where investors fretted over the possibility of new and bigger U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was up 0.5 percent at 5,277, while...
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Security forces patrol in Basra, Iraq, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra on Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings in violence that rocked the oil-exporting Shiite heartland and sparked alarm across a conflict-weary country. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
September 09, 2018 - 5:06 am
BASRA, Iraq (AP) — A sense of calm returned to Iraq's southern city of Basra on Sunday after a week of violent protests over unemployment and poor public services that left at least 15 people dead and threatened stability in the oil-rich region. Troops sent from Baghdad have reinforced police, and...
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Popular Mobilization Forces parade in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. A local military commander for an alliance of powerful Shiite militias, many of them backed by Iran, vowed a response Saturday to weeklong protests that have turned violent in the southern city of Basra, raising the specter for more escalation in the oil-rich southern region. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
September 08, 2018 - 1:38 pm
BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra on Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings in violence that rocked the oil-exporting Shiite heartland and sparked alarm across a conflict-weary...
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