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Pope Francis is shown celebrating the Mass on the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, in the parish of Santa Monica in Ostia, in the outskirts of Rome.
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December 12, 2018 - 9:47 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal, shedding embarrassing advisers ahead of a high-stakes Vatican summit on abuse early next year. The Vatican said Wednesday that...
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In this courtroom sketch, Meng Wanzhou, right, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, listens to the judge during a bail hearing at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.
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December 12, 2018 - 7:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry denied knowledge Wednesday of the detention of a former Canadian diplomat but said the organization he was working for, the International Crisis Group, is not registered in China and so any of its work in the country would be illegal. "Once its staff become...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May
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December 12, 2018 - 7:11 am
LONDON (AP) — British politics was thrown into chaos and Brexit into doubt Wednesday as Conservative lawmakers triggered a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May that will see her removed as party and government leader if she loses. May vowed to fight the challenge "with everything I've...
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December 12, 2018 - 6:29 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Hundreds of security forces combed eastern France for a 29-year-old man with a long criminal record who shouted "God is great!" in Arabic and sprayed gunfire during a deadly rampage in Strasbourg's famous Christmas market, officials said. Tuesday night's attack at France's...
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A firefighter walks next to a victim killed at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec.11, 2018.
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December 11, 2018 - 4:09 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four and leaving four others injured before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The mass shooting, a rarity in Latin...
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Emergency services arrive on the scene of a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France.
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December 11, 2018 - 3:55 pm
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the city of Strasbourg's famous Christmas market Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt. France immediately raised its terror alert level. It was unclear...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, and Britain's Ambassador to the EU Sir Tim Barrow, left, leave the Europa building after a meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 11 2018.
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December 11, 2018 - 1:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tuesday was supposed to be the day that Britain's battle over Brexit was resolved. Parliament was supposed to approve a plan painstakingly worked out by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union for Britain's orderly departure from the 28-nation bloc. But the road out of the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron
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December 11, 2018 - 7:29 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government says tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost between 8 billion and 10 billion euros ($9 billion and $11 billion). The figure was given by government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux,...
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People buy latest iPhone while others try out its latest model at an Apple Store in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.
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December 11, 2018 - 7:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a Canadian court decided whether to release a technology executive on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations. Beijing will "spare no effort" to protect against "any bullying that infringes the...
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People hold a sign at a Vancouver, British Columbia courthouse prior to the bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer on Monday, December 10, 2018.
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December 10, 2018 - 8:48 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened...
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