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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's intelligence agencies are inaugurating a joint spy school in the heart of Berlin, a city that was dubbed the 'capital of spies' during the Cold War and remains a hotspot of espionage.The heads of the foreign and domestic spy agencies on Tuesday officially opened the …
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man charged with criminal mischief in the slashing of a towering "Baby Trump" balloon has defended his actions, saying it was a matter of good versus evil.Al.com reports Hoyt Deau Hutchinson called the syndicated radio show "Rick & Bubba Show" on Monday …
LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics as the country prepares to hold a national election next month.The former U.S. presidential candidate told British media that the public …
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe's parks agency said Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion.Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said at least 200 elephants …
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's ex-president said Tuesday he offered to host the leaders of Russia and Ukraine for talks on settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but the Kremlin was noncommittal about such an encounter.The fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian troops …
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany detained three alleged supporters of the Islamic State group Tuesday on suspicion of preparing a deadly attack against non-Muslims.Frankfurt prosecutors said some 170 police officers searched three apartments in the nearby city of Offenbach and detained …
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday (all times local):3:05 p.m.The Israeli military says it has carried out a number of airstrikes in Gaza, bombing a series of Islamic Jihad targets.It said the strikes hit a training camp and underground weapons manufacturing and …
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose Tuesday as investor awaited news on progress in negotiations on the trade dispute between China and the United States.An update could come later in the day, when U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at …
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president laid out his vision of a tolerant Poland rooted in its Christian traditions and appealed Tuesday for an end to political conflict as he inaugurated a new four-year term in the country's parliament.Andrzej Duda paid homage to Poland's tradition of …
CAIRO (AP) — In the wake of an internal survey that detailed multiple allegations of rape and sexual harassment of its female staffers, the leader of the World Food Program is vowing to go after abusers.David Beasley, the U.N. agency's executive director, said in a recent interview with The …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free an American and an Australian professor they abducted in 2016 and have held captive for over three …
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israel airstrike in the Gaza Strip has killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta, a senior militant with the Islamic Jihad group, setting off the worst bout of fighting in recent months. Israeli officials described el-Atta as the mastermind of recent attacks against Israel and the …
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and other leaders have called for greater international cooperation to ease the world's tensions at a peace forum in Paris that was notable for the absence of the United States.Some 30 heads of state or government, high-level officials from …
ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was going into surgery Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital to relieve pressure on his brain, his spokeswoman said.The procedure is meant to resolve bleeding due to his recent falls, Deanna Congileo said in a statement.Carter has …
CHICAGO (AP) — Much of the snow that was supposed to fall in the Midwest has come down and now it's time for the main event: Record-breaking cold.The National Weather Service said Tuesday and Wednesday may see record cold from the southern Plains to the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes …
BRUSSELS (AP) — The three new proposed candidates for the European Commission from France, Hungary and Romania have cleared a first hurdle in their nomination process after lawmakers who scrutinize possible conflicts of interest gave their go-ahead for their bids.The new Commission — …
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local):12:25 p.m.Even though the British government desperately wants to leave the EU, the bloc itself desperately wants a new U.K. Commissioner on its executive …
BRUSSELS (AP) — A legal adviser at the EU's highest court said on Tuesday it should be down to the European Parliament, and not to Spain, to decide whether a jailed Catalan leader can serve as a European lawmaker.In a non-binding opinion, the European Court of Justice's advocate general, …
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A pair of Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and Syria early Tuesday, escalating Israel's confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another devastating round of cross-border violence with Palestinian …
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Tourists and Venetians alike have donned high boots and taken to raised walkways to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city.Venice's tide forecast office said the water level peaked at 1.27 meters (about 4 feet 3 inches) Tuesday morning but …

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