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December 06, 2019 - 12:45 pm
(MOSCOW) -- Russian liberal society on Monday celebrated after a Moscow court handed a student YouTube blogger an unusually lenient suspended sentence instead of prison for posting anti-Kremlin videos, a ruling they cheered as rare victory amid a crackdown by authorities following protests this...
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Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud, center, Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia looks prior to the start of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
The Associated Press
December 06, 2019 - 9:46 am
The OPEC oil-producing countries and ally Russia said Friday they have agreed to cut crude production, prompting a surge in global crude prices that they hope to sustain into next year. The group decided to cut output by an extra 500,000 barrels a day as they try to support the price of energy and...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, soybeans are offloaded from a combine during the harvest in Brownsburg, Ind. China's finance ministry Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, said Beijing is waiving tariff hikes on U.S. soybeans and pork while the two sides negotiate a trade deal. China promised in September to lift the tariffs but no details were released. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
The Associated Press
December 06, 2019 - 4:18 am
China is waiving punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans and pork while the two sides negotiate a trade deal, the Ministry of Finance said Friday. Beijing promised in September to lift the tariffs, adding to conciliatory steps that raised hopes for a settlement. The government announced then that Chinese...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. North Korea threatened Thursday, Dec. 5, to resume insults of Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using provocative language. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
The Associated Press
December 05, 2019 - 8:22 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened Thursday to resume insults of U.S. President Donald Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using provocative language, such as referring to its leader as “rocket man.” Choe Son Hui, the first vice foreign minister, issued the warning via state...
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December 05, 2019 - 5:01 pm
(MOSCOW) -- Russian authorities have detained a man accused of building a fake fence in the woods close to the country’s border with Finland in order to trick a group of migrants into believing he had smuggled them across into the European Union. The man set up fake border posts and persuaded four...
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December 05, 2019 - 1:51 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- As impeachment drama marches forward in Washington, D.C., focusing on a call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine, Rudy Giuliani traveled to Kyiv. The president's personal attorney is meeting with current and former Ukrainian officials who have served as key...
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December 05, 2019 - 9:26 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more U.S. troops to the Middle East to deter continued Iranian provocations, according to officials familiar with the planning. A U.S. official said sending more troops is pegged to possibly maintaining an enduring U.S...
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Australian Federal Police
December 05, 2019 - 9:23 am
(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- Australian authorities have seized the country's largest methamphetamine lot, which had a price tag of $820 million and weighed nearly 3,200 pounds, officials said. The Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force made the bust on Wednesday, the two agencies said...
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December 05, 2019 - 8:13 am
(PARIS) -- Mass strikes taking place across the whole of France against proposed pension reforms have severely impacted transportation services and brought Paris to a near standstill on Thursday. Nearly 6,000 police officers have been mobilized in the French capital to deal with the strike which is...
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December 04, 2019 - 5:30 pm
(LONDON) -- Duchess Kate made a quick change from mingling with world leaders Tuesday to wearing boots and jeans Wednesday to help ring in the holiday season with kids. The Duchess of Cambridge, a mom of three, joined kids at a Christmas tree farm outside of London to help them pick out trees to...
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