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New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island Friday morning and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption four days earlier.

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Thursday 12/12/2019
New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island Friday morning and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption four days earlier.

Posted: December 12, 2019
Tuesday 12/10/2019
World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

GENEVA (AP) — Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call "the law of the jungle.''

Posted: December 10, 2019
Monday 12/09/2019
Putin, new Ukrainian leader Zelenskiy meet for first time

PARIS (AP) — President Vladimir Putin of Russia met with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Moscow-backed separatists.

Posted: December 09, 2019
North Korea calls Trump 'erratic' old man over tweets

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a "heedless and erratic old man" after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn't want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the American presidential election by resuming hostile acts.

Posted: December 09, 2019
5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving many more missing.

Posted: December 09, 2019
Sunday 12/08/2019
N. Korea conducts 'important test' at once-dismantled site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a "very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year.

Posted: December 08, 2019
AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the country's poor and vulnerable.

Posted: December 08, 2019
Saturday 12/07/2019
Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference

LONDON (AP) — The prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election flared anew Saturday after the social media platform Reddit concluded that people from Russia leaked confidential British government documents on Brexit trade talks just days before the general U.K. vote.

Posted: December 07, 2019
Friday 12/06/2019
Abandoned baby giraffe befriended by dog in Africa dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A baby giraffe that was befriended by a dog after it was abandoned in the wild has died, a South African animal orphanage said Friday. "Our team is heartbroken," the orphanage said.

Posted: December 06, 2019
Thursday 12/05/2019
France shuts down: Mass strike hits trains, Eiffel Tower

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower shut down, France's vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests Thursday over the government's plan to overhaul the retirement system.

Posted: December 05, 2019
58 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Scores of migrants who swam through rough Atlantic Ocean waters to safety from a capsized boat while 58 others drowned were receiving care Thursday in Mauritania after one of the deadliest disasters this year among people making the perilous journey to Europe.

Posted: December 05, 2019
Wednesday 12/04/2019
Trump calls Trudeau 'two-faced' as palace gossip goes viral

WATFORD, England (AP) — NATO leaders professed unity on Wednesday at a summit near London — but a spat over off-the-cuff chit chat at a royal reception rattled their show of solidarity.

Posted: December 04, 2019
Tuesday 12/03/2019
Trump takes bold stance at NATO as impeachment boils at home

LONDON (AP) — Thumping his chest on the world stage as he faces an impeachment inquiry at home, President Donald Trump claimed credit Tuesday for transforming NATO as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary. But he also clashed with America's NATO allies, especially French President Emmanuel Macron, about defense spending and the alliance's very mission.

Posted: December 03, 2019
Monday 12/02/2019
Amnesty says at least 208 killed in Iran protests, crackdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At least 208 people in Iran have been killed amid protests over sharply rising gasoline prices and a subsequent crackdown by security forces, Amnesty International said Monday, as one government official acknowledged telling police to shoot demonstrators.

Posted: December 02, 2019
Sunday 12/01/2019
At least 14 dead in Mexico gunbattle near Texas border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican security forces fought an hour-long gun gunbattle Saturday with suspected cartel gunmen in Villa Union, a town in Coahuila state about an hour's drive southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas, leaving at least 14 people dead, officials said.

Posted: December 01, 2019

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