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High Anxiety in Brussels: Will Brexit Deal be Clinched?

High Anxiety in Brussels: Will Brexit Deal be Clinched?

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his 27 counterparts from across the European Union were converging on Brussels on Thursday for a summit they hope will finally lay to rest the acrimony and frustration of a three-year divorce fight. Yet even before dawn though, Johnson already had to deal with a serious…

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Defying NATO Allies, Turkey Says it Rejects Syria Cease-Fire

Defying NATO Allies, Turkey Says it Rejects Syria Cease-Fire

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president says he won’t halt its military offensive in northeast Syria, despite growing pressure and sanctions from NATO allies. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments came as Washington, which has announced limited sanctions on Turkey, said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ankara Wednesday to try and reach a…

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Fort Worth Officer Charged with Murder, Jailed on $200K Bond

Fort Worth Officer Charged with Murder, Jailed on $200K Bond

FORT WORTH, TX (AP) — A white former Fort Worth police officer was being held in jail on a murder charge after shooting a black woman through a window of her home, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure “no stone is left unturned” in the search for answers. Aaron Dean,…

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Japan Looks for Missing after Typhoon, Warns of Mudslides

Japan Looks for Missing after Typhoon, Warns of Mudslides

TOKYO (AP) — Rescue crews in Japan dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 36 dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday that left thousands of…

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Coveted Nobel Peace Prize to be Handed Out Amid Speculation

Coveted Nobel Peace Prize to be Handed Out Amid Speculation

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize will be handed out Friday with plenty of speculation about possible winners but no hints from the Nobel committee, which doesn’t reveal the names of candidates or nominations for 50 years. Names flying around include 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg; Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of…

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