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After humdrum German campaign, Merkel hopes for fourth term

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 09:35 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote Sunday after a humdrum campaign produced few divisive issues but saw smaller parties gain support —...

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 07:26 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support...

Updated: UK seeks 2-year transition period after Brexit

Friday, 22 September 2017, 16:21 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Britain is prepared to abide by European Union rules and pay into the bloc's coffers for two years after leaving the EU in March 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday in a conciliatory speech...

China: Trump bank ban statement 'not consistent' with facts

Friday, 22 September 2017, 13:04 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that Beijing told its banks to stop dealing with North Korea is "not consistent with the facts," a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Friday, but he...

Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's earthquake rescue efforts

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 14:30 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

- A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness...

A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 13:24 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that knocked out power for the whole island and paralyzed the U.S. territory with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly...

Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 14:41 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the...

At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 17:48 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear...

London attack: Commuters head back to work; two men in custody

Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:59 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

British police are still holding two suspects in custody over the London subway blast as commuters head to work Monday in the first morning rush hour since the attack. Authorities have reduced...

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