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December 09, 2019 - 9:51 am
(MOSCOW) -- A Moscow court has upheld a decision to release an American man who spent almost two years in a Russian jail after he was put on trial over a cleaning product he bought online. Gaylen Grandstaff, a 54 year-old English teacher from Texas, was arrested in 2017 and spent 608 days in pre-...
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December 09, 2019 - 8:19 am
(HELSINKI, Finland) -- The world's youngest prime minister is a woman. Sanna Marin is expected to be confirmed this week as prime minister of Finland by the country's Parliament. The 34-year-old was named prime minister by Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party after its leader, Antti Rinne,...
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December 09, 2019 - 5:50 am
(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- At least five people were killed and many more remain missing after a volcano erupted on a small island in New Zealand on Monday, officials said. New Zealand Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims told reporters that 23 people, including those with injuries, have been...
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People watch a TV screen showing a file image of a ground test of North Korea's rocket engine during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. North Korea said Sunday it carried out a "very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it after entering denuclearization talks with the United States last year. The sign reads: "Very important test." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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December 09, 2019 - 3:22 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after North Korea said it had performed a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site, there is wide speculation that it involved a new engine for either a space launch vehicle or a long-range missile. Whatever it was, the North Korean announcement...
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An Air Force carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Seaman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. A Saudi gunman killed three people including Walters, of Richmond Hill, Ga., in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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December 08, 2019 - 8:32 pm
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the...
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December 08, 2019 - 12:26 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Russia and Ukraine will hold peace talks at a summit in Paris on Monday, the first time in three years there have been high-level talks between the two countries focused on ending the war in eastern Ukraine. The talks are taking place in the so-called "Normandy Format," with French...
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December 07, 2019 - 2:28 pm
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A third teenager, who was among the four which escaped from a juvenile detention center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, has been captured -- leaving only one escapee on the loose, police said Saturday. The teenager was arrested Friday night at a gas station with his mother,...
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December 07, 2019 - 2:21 pm
(NEW YORK) -- An American graduate student who was jailed for more than three years in Iran is headed home after a prisoner swap. Xiyue Wang, 38, a Princeton University student, was exchanged for Iranian scientist Professor Massoud Soleimani early on Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange brokered...
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December 07, 2019 - 1:57 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Today’s highly anticipated rematch for the heavyweight champion of the world will take place in a location that has shocked fans and caused controversy: Saudi Arabia. New York City's Madison Square Garden and London's Wembley Stadium were among the arenas that fought hard to host the...
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December 06, 2019 - 5:20 pm
(NEW YORK) -- As the U.S. assumes the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council for December, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said Friday she would focus members on "credibility through assessment and resolution." "We do face a credibility problem in the eyes of the world...
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