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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016 file photo a migrant reacts as smoke billows from burning shelters set on fire in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France. French officials say Monday Jan. 15 2018 France wants to sign a new deal with the U.K. that would involve greater British financing of the costs of handling migrants camped in the northern French port city of Calais. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
January 16, 2018 - 3:23 am
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the port city of Calais, where hundreds of migrants hide out while trying to make an end run to Britain. The northern city, laced with high fences and a wall, is the closest point between France and Britain, with two cross-Channel transport systems...
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January 16, 2018 - 2:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea's top financial policymaker said a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was still possible. Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said Tuesday in an interview with local radio station TBS that...
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A general view of the new United States Embassy building, with signs for the local railway stations outside, in London, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. President Donald Trump says he canceled upcoming trip to London because he doesn't like the choice of a new embassy. Some British lawmakers have questioned whether Trump would be welcome in London after some of his earlier comments. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 16, 2018 - 2:19 am
LONDON (AP) — The new U.S. Embassy in London, denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location, is set to open to the public. The embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood, will open for public business Tuesday. It replaces the embassy in...
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Pro-democracy activists, from left, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, shout slogans in front of the Court of Final Appeal Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Three young Hong Kong activists are making a last-ditch attempt to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 16, 2018 - 1:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Three Hong Kong activists will have to wait to learn the outcome of their final appeal Tuesday to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. Judges at Hong Kong's top court said they would issue...
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Wang Qiujing, president of Guangzhou Automobile Group, is interviewed at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Detroit. Chinese automaker GAC Motor says it's on track to enter the U.S. market in the fourth quarter of 2019. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 15, 2018 - 10:58 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Chinese automaker GAC Motor will scrap the brand name it uses in China when it enters the U.S. market next year because it could be confused with President Donald Trump's surname. For the past eight years, GAC has sold cars and SUVs under the brand Trumpchi in its home market, but is...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, prior to their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Al Thani's visit comes as the United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations promptly denied by a Doha official. (Yasin Bulbul /Pool Photo via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 10:39 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates claimed Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations denied by Qatar. The claims Monday could further escalate tensions between Qatar and the four Arab nations...
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January 15, 2018 - 9:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal transportation officials to urge foreign airlines to work better with the operators of New York's Kennedy Airport after winter weather woes cascaded into days of cancellations and delays this month. Schumer wrote a letter Monday to the federal...
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January 15, 2018 - 9:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal transportation officials to urge foreign airlines to work better with the operators of New York's Kennedy Airport after winter weather woes cascaded into days of cancellations and delays this month. Schumer wrote a letter Monday to the federal...
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Locals wave at Pope Francis as he rides the pope mobile on his way to the Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan., 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
January 15, 2018 - 7:22 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Thousands of people have lined avenues in Chile's capital to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he passes by in his popemobile. But compared to papal visits to other Latin American countries, the...
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Pope Francis waves to followers on his way to the Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
January 15, 2018 - 6:53 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis flew in to Chile's capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. It's the pope's first visit to the Andean nation of 17 million...
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