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Voters line up at a ballot station to vote for the city mayor in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Taiwanese began voting in midterm local elections Saturday seen as a referendum on the independence-leaning administration of President Tsai Ing-wen, amid growing pressure from the island's powerful rival China. (AP Photo)
November 24, 2018 - 10:33 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. The vote on Saturday, organized...
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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez
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November 24, 2018 - 12:25 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union removed the last major obstacle to sealing an agreement on Brexit after Spain said it had reached a deal Saturday with Britain over Gibraltar on the eve of an EU summit. British Prime Minister Theresa May will then have the momentous task to sell the deal to her...
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France Protests
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November 24, 2018 - 10:55 am
PARIS (AP) — French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and staged road blockades across the nation to vent anger against rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron's presidency. Thousands of police were deployed...
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Dolce & Gabbana is facing a major crisis in China where top e-commerce sites are dumping its products over accusations of racism.
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November 23, 2018 - 4:35 pm
By Bard Wilkinson (CNN) -- Dolce & Gabbana is facing a major crisis in China where top e-commerce sites are dumping its products over accusations of racism. Thousands of D&G goods have disappeared from platforms run by companies like Alibaba ( BABA ) and JD.com ( JD ). The backlash against...
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Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
November 23, 2018 - 11:10 am
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator and a close U.S. ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit that has become a high-stakes credibility test following a new eruption of the scandal in the...
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People coming from Spain cross the airport of Gibraltar to take part at the National Day celebrations at the British territory of Gibraltar.
AP Photo/Marcos Moreno, File
November 23, 2018 - 9:46 am
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — European Union diplomats were meeting Friday to finalize the draft divorce agreement between Britain and the bloc, amid a warning from Spain that it will oppose the deal if it isn't guaranteed a say over the future of Gibraltar. Leaders of EU nations...
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Missionary killed by tribespeople
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November 23, 2018 - 9:26 am
By Euan McKirdy, CNN (CNN) -- The Christian evangelist who attempted to convert one of the world's last remaining isolated tribes wrote of his convictions in pursuing the mission even in the face of open hostility and attempts on his life, according to diary entries and notes. In excerpts from his...
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Jamal Khashoggi
AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File
November 22, 2018 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that the de facto leader of American ally Saudi Arabia ordered the killing of a U.S.-based journalist critical of the kingdom's royal family. Citing vehement denials by the crown prince and...
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa) is seen at right next to the medieval cathedral of Pisa, in Piazza dei Miracoli Square, in Pisa, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2012.
AP Photo/Luca Bruno
November 22, 2018 - 1:50 pm
ROME (AP) — The Leaning Tower of Pisa isn't leaning so much anymore. After more than two decades of efforts to straighten it, engineers say the famed Tuscan bell tower has recovered four centimeters (1.57 inches) more and is in better structural health than predicted. ANSA news agency quotes a...
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South Sudan
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November 21, 2018 - 10:28 am
By Sam Mednick, Associated Press JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Five hundred cows, two luxury cars, $10,000, two bikes, a boat and a few cell phones made up the final price in a heated bidding war for a child bride in South Sudan that went viral after the auction was pointed out on Facebook. It is the...
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