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LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew is scaling back travel and facing an uncertain future as he steps away from the royal role he has embraced during his entire adult life.The 59-year-old prince has suffered numerous setbacks in the six days since the broadcast of a disastrous TV interview from …
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has dismissed calls for the resignation of the Balkan country’s finance minister triggered by a university ruling that he plagiarized parts of the doctoral thesis.Aleksandar Vucic on Friday told Prva TV that Sinisa Mali “is …
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks inched higher in morning trading Friday as a week dominated by the progress in U.S.-China trade talks — or lack thereof — comes to a close.President Donald Trump said that a deal between the world’s largest economies is “potentially …
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s protesters and top politicians held competing Independence Day celebrations Friday, reflecting the deepening rift that has beset the country grappling with its worst political and economic crises in decades.The top leadership attended a truncated military …
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student pleaded not guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter on allegations that she encouraged her boyfriend to take his life.Inyoung You, 21, appeared in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston after returning to the U.S. from South Korea, where she …
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister says European Union nations have failed to respond to a request to take in 3,000 unaccompanied minors currently living in refugee camps and other facilities around the country.Kyriakos Mitsotakis, speaking in parliament Friday, said there …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as America’s top diplomat urged demonstrators to send videos …
NEW YORK (AP) — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays.You can find other pillars of culture with bottles, including TV shows and the high-brow …
BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis ministered to Thailand’s tiny Catholic community Friday, urging Thais young and old to practice their faith with joy and with “a Thai face and flesh” in an overwhelmingly Buddhist country.Thousands of Thais welcomed Francis as he traveled to …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Zhao Shuzhen, who has captivated audiences with her performance as the grandmother in “The Farewell,” is essentially unknown to most American audiences. Go to her IMDB page and it looks as though writer-director Lulu Wang’s real-life family …
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man has been arrested after sheriff’s deputies found an underground bunker and a stash of weapons in a secluded, wooded area along a river in Milwaukee.WTMJ-TV video shows debris over a large area in the woods and a bunker with a cloth partially covering the …
LES MUREAUX, France (AP) — Sylvia. Dalila. Aminata. Céline. Julie. Their names are plastered on buildings and headlines across France, calling attention to their shared fate: Each was killed, allegedly by a current or former partner this year.More than 130 women have died from domestic …
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embattled heir apparent sought to silence critics Friday, throwing down the gauntlet for any member of the Christian Democratic Party to challenge her if they didn’t like the direction in which she was leading the party.Annegret …
LONDON (AP) — Two amateur British treasure-hunters were sentenced Friday to long prison terms for stealing a hoard of 1,100-year-old Anglo-Saxon coins and jewelry valued at millions of pounds (dollars).Experts say the hoard — much of which is still missing — could shed new …
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine seems destined to be tangled up in other people’s problems.With four EU countries on one side and Russia on the other, this Texas-sized nation has been trapped in a tug-of-war between the Kremlin and the U.S.-led West ever since the 1991 collapse of the …
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The Republic of Congo’s government has declared a state of natural disaster in three territories after severe flooding displaced at least 50,000 people.The Council of Ministers said weeks of heavy rains in Likouala, La Cuvette and Plateaux …
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Preliminary investigations show that a young Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by a stray bullet this week in Mogadishu, the peacekeeping mission in Somalia said Friday, while some family members at her funeral shouted, “We want justice.”The …
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Technology companies and banks are leading stocks slightly higher on Wall Street in early trading, putting the market on track for its first gain since Monday.Oracle rose 1.2% in the first few minutes …
MOKOPANE, South Africa (AP) — A dog in South Africa has befriended a baby giraffe that was abandoned at birth, rescued and taken to a local orphanage.Jazz the giraffe arrived at The Rhino Orphanage just days after birth. A farmer found him in the wild, weak and dehydrated, and called the …
CAIRO (AP) — At least six bodies of Europe-bound migrants were found on Libya’s Mediterranean coast on Friday, while another 90 were intercepted by Libya’s coast guard, the U.N. migration agency said.Libya has emerged as a major transit point for African and Arab migrants …

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