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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A gay St. Louis County police sergeant who was awarded nearly $20 million in a discrimination lawsuit has been promoted to lieutenant and picked as the leader of a newly created diversity and inclusion unit.Police Chief Jon Belmar said in a news release Thursday night …
UK's Jeremy Corbyn says new Labour Party leader will be chosen early next year and he will step down then.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Six people who were arrested as part of what Danish authorities alleged was an Islamist-inspired attack plot have been ordered held in pre-trial custody for four weeks. Police in Denmark arrested 22 suspects in a series of raids across the Scandinavian country …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman’s 79-year-old ruler has returned to his sultanate after traveling to Belgium for a medical checkup, the sultanate’s state-run news agency reported Friday.Sultan Qaboos bin Said left “for some medical checks that will take a …
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local):1:05 p.m.German Chancellor Angela Merkel says many European leaders were glad to see a clear election result in Britain. But she is cautioning that concluding a deal on its future relationship with the European Union …
MADRID (AP) — Officials from almost 200 countries scrambled Friday to reach an agreement at a U.N. climate meeting in Madrid amid growing concerns that key issues may be postponed for another year.With the prospect of overtime looming, negotiators were poring over revised drafts, aiming to …
KAPURTHALA, India (AP) — Reports rolled in with escalating urgency — pills seized by the truckload, pills swallowed by schoolchildren, pills in the pockets of dead terrorists. These pills, the world has been told, are safer than the OxyContins, the Vicodins, the fentanyls that have …
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's right-wing ruling party has drafted legislation to impose new restrictions on judges, saying it seeks to manage a corrupt “caste” of judges that has become too engaged in politics. Critics say the legislation marks a repressive step that flouts …
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A fourth -grader who was hit by a school bus in Maryland has died.The girl, 9, got off the bus Thursday afternoon with a group of students when she was struck by the vehicle, police in Montgomery County said in a release. News outlets report the bus was making a right …
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis was to mark his 50th anniversary as a priest Friday by paying homage to his spiritual father, a fellow Argentine Jesuit whose teachings on popular piety and discernment have had an enormous influence on the papacy.Francis is scheduled to attend the book …
European Commission chief wants future relations with UK to be 'as close as possible'; says time frame is 'challenging'.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A minibus packed passengers collided with a pickup truck carrying gasoline in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 13 people.According to police, the pickup truck was carrying fuel smuggled from neighboring Iran in plastic containers. The minibus caught …
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next …
LONDON (AP) — Norway's biggest wireless carrier, Telenor, on Friday chose Sweden's Ericsson to supply part of its new 5G network, ending its cooperation with Chinese tech giant Huawei after a decade. The company signaled it would gradually remove Huawei equipment as it upgrades radio gear …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing in central Afghanistan on Friday killed 10 civilians, including four women and a child, an Afghan official said.The explosion, which took place in the district of Jaghato in Ghazni province, also wounded six civilians, according to Marwa Amini, …
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a campaign going on in Washington that even the most garrulous members of Congress aren't eager to talk about: to be part of a team of uncertain size, with a risky mission, to be named by a leader who isn't talking about what she's looking for or when she'll …
PARIS (AP) — A man who lunged at a Paris police patrol with a knife and threatened to kill the officers was shot to death Friday in the French capital's main business district, two police officials told The Associated Press. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the …
OCOEE, Fla. (AP) — Traffic came to a citrusy standstill when nearly 1,000 grapefruits spilled from a delivery truck onto the Florida Turnpike in Orange County, authorities said.The fruit-hauling truck was traveling on the turnpike Wednesday afternoon when crates inside the vehicle broke, …
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a former prime minister and loyalist of Algeria’s influential army chief, has been elected the country's new president in a vote boycotted by members of a vibrant nationwide protest movement, electoral authorities announced …
BERLIN (AP) — One person was killed and around 1 5 injured in an explosion at an apartment building in eastern Germany on Friday, according to police.The explosion occurred in the apartment of a 78-year-old man, who was identified by police as the person who died, German news agency dpa …

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