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BERLIN (AP) — The new leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is taking over Germany’s defense ministry in a risky but potentially rewarding move, reversing her previous insistence that she wouldn’t join the Cabinet. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is to be formally appointed Wednesday as the successor to Ursula von der Leyen, who was elected Tuesday as […]
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CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s ruling military and the pro-democracy movement have signed a political document that’s part of a power-sharing deal meant to end the country’s deadlock after weeks of stalled talks. The two sides — representatives from the military council and the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change, which represents the protesters — […]
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference opens its preseason media days Wednesday with a focus on reigning national champion Clemson and the rest of the Atlantic Division. The Tigers have won two national championships in three seasons and four straight league titles while going 34-2 against ACC opponents dating to the 2015 season. […]
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States fully understands the seriousness of South Korea’s festering trade dispute with Japan, a high-ranking Seoul official said Wednesday after a meeting with the top U.S. diplomat for East Asian affairs. David Stilwell, the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, is […]
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JERUSALEM (AP) — As Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country’s greatest political survivor and the most dominant force in Israeli politics in his generation. He has persevered through scandals, crises and conflicts, winning election after election even as the country grows more bitterly polarized. His supporters […]
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TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak following disappointing corporate earnings reports. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.3% to 21,475.38 in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 6,667.60. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 1.0% to 2,072.10. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slipped 0.2% to 28,549,53, while […]
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. So while the pitch that hit Marisnick in the back in the sixth inning was no surprise, it still left manager AJ Hinch […]
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A fisherman said on Wednesday he was looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written. Paul Elliot told Australian Broadcasting Corp. that he and his son Jyah found the bottle on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula […]
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NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear. The […]
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BEIJING (AP) — A man in northwest China has been executed for killing three neighbors in apparent revenge for his mother’s death more than two decades earlier. The Supreme People’s Court in Shaanxi province announced that it implemented the death penalty Wednesday on Zhang Koukou for intentional homicide against three men — two brothers and […]
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