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 2022-01-17 00:36 

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Seoul: N. Korea fires projectile in 4th launch this month...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired at least one suspected ballistic missile into the sea in its fourth weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea and Japan said, as it continues to demonstrate its military might amid pand...

 2022-01-16 04:15 

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Beijing reports first local omicron case ahead of Olympics...

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing has reported its first local omicron infection, according to state media, weeks before the Winter Olympic Games are due to start....

 2022-01-15 19:50 

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Iranian state TV: Omicron cause of death in 3 Iranians...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television said Saturday that three Iranian citizens have died after they were infected with omicron, the new, more easily spread variant of the coronavirus....

 2022-01-15 19:35 

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The AP Interview: Taliban pledge all girls in schools soon...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers say they hope to be able to open all schools for girls across the country after late March, their spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday, offering the first timeline for address...

 2022-01-15 09:55 

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Senior ECB official: rate rise too soon could choke recovery...

BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Central Bank official says that raising interest rates prematurely could "choke off the recovery," comments that come as inflation in the 19-nation euro area has hit a record rate....

 2022-01-15 09:47 

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Readers write...

From Afghanistan to inflation, Biden's failures recounted...

 2022-01-15 01:10 

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US names intelligence official to counter election threats...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday named a career CIA official to coordinate the intelligence community's response to election threats from Russia, China and other adversaries....

 2022-01-14 20:05 

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GOP Rep. Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, won't run again...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Katko, a respected Republican moderate whose congressional career seemed on the ascent, announced his retirement Friday, the third of the 10 House GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach President Donald Trump last January to ...

 2022-01-14 17:05 

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US Rep. Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, won't run again...

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Katko, who was one of just 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, announced Friday that he will not seek reelection this year....

 2022-01-14 12:46 

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Russia backs away from unpopular anti-coronavirus measures...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government on Friday decided to delay adopting unpopular legislation restricting ccess to public places for the unvaccinated, despite surging coronavirus cases and warnings from top officials about the spread of the highly-...

 2022-01-14 10:36 

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Iran's Iraj Pezeshkzad, who wrote 'My Uncle Napoleon,' dies...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraj Pezeshkzad, an Iranian author whose bestselling comic novel, "My Uncle Napoleon," lampooned Persian culture's self-aggrandizing and paranoid behavior as the country entered the modern era, has died. He was 94....

 2022-01-14 09:55 

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Hong Kong bans transit flights from over 150 countries...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong International Airport said Friday that it would ban passengers from over 150 countries and territories from transiting in the city for a month, as it sought to stem the transmission of the highly contagious omicron variant...

 2022-01-14 06:40 

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N. Korea fires likely missile in 3rd launch this month...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday fired at least one possible ballistic missile in its third weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea and Japan said, in an apparent reprisal for fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administr...

 2022-01-14 06:36 

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N. Korea fires likely missile in 3rd launch this month...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday fired at least one possible ballistic missile in its third weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea and Japan said, in an apparent reprisal for fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administr...

 2022-01-14 02:50 

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Democrats defeat GOP sanctions on Russian gas pipeline...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday defeated a bill by Texas Republican Ted Cruz that would have slammed sanctions on businesses involved in a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany, denouncing it as a GOP political gesture that would ha...

 2022-01-14 01:20 

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NKorea warns of 'stronger' action following new US sanctions...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday berated the Biden administration for imposing fresh sanctions against the country over its latest missile tests and warned of stronger and more explicit action if Washington maintains its "confront...

 2022-01-14 00:15 

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In Washington, a day of snapshots of divisions and futility...

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a closed-door huddle by an embattled President Joe Biden with his own party's senators, apparently for naught. An eyebrow-raising speech on the Senate floor by a recalcitrant Democrat. And a defiant news conference by...

 2022-01-13 19:40 

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Biden prods Senate, but Sinema dashes voting bill's chances...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden rode to the Capitol to prod Democrats on stalled voting and elections legislation, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema dashed their hopes of muscling the party's major priority past a Republican blockade....

 2022-01-13 14:00 

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WFP director for Afghanistan warns of "tsunami of hunger'...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Afghanistan is facing a "tsunami of hunger" because of a shortage of funds that's needed to keep the supply of food intact as country teeters on the edge of economic run with more than half of the population struggling to...

 2022-01-13 13:05 

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New year, same feud: UK-EU resume talks on Brexit trade spat...

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss called for Britain and the European Union to rebuild their relationship, as she and bloc's top Brexit official met Thursday for talks on a thorny dispute over Northern Ireland trade....

 2022-01-13 12:10 

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Pakistan Taliban confirm ex-spokesman's death in Afghanistan...

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban on Thursday confirmed the weekend killing of a former spokesman in neighboring Afghanistan and vowed to avenge the murder....

 2022-01-13 11:30 

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India, Britain launch talks on free trade deal...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Britain on Thursday launched talks on pursuing a free trade deal that is expected to boost bilateral trade by billions of dollars in one of the most ambitious negotiations to take place after Brexit....

 2022-01-13 08:40 

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Kazakhstan: Russia-led alliance's troops prepare to pull out...

MOSCOW (AP) — Troops of a Russia-led security alliance were preparing to pull out of Kazakhstan on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The withdrawal comes only a week after they were deployed to the ex-Soviet nation on the request of its p...

 2022-01-13 06:50 

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India, Britain launching talks on free trade deal...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Britain are launching talks on pursuing a free trade deal that is expected to boost bilateral trade by billions of dollars in one of the most ambitious negotiations to take place after Brexit....

 2022-01-13 05:15 

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GOP leader McCarthy says he won't cooperate with 1/6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection requested an interview and records from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, as it continues to seek first-hand details from members of Congress on former President Donal...

 2022-01-12 21:45 

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1/6 panel requests interview from GOP leader Kevin McCarthy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection requested an interview and records from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday, as it shifts its focus to former President Donald Trump's inner circle &mdas...

 2022-01-12 20:55 

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Jan. 6 committee request interview, records from McCarthy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection requested an interview and records from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday, shifting their investigation a top ally of former President Donald Trump in Cong...

 2022-01-12 14:45 

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NATO, Russia eye more high-level talks despite tensions...

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military organization and Russia have agreed to try to set up more meetings to ease tensions between them amid deep concern in the West about whether Moscow might order ...

 2022-01-12 12:40 

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Energy monitor blames Russia for European gas crisis...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the International Energy Agency blamed Russia for much of Europe's natural gas crisis, saying Wednesday that high prices and low storage levels largely stem from the behavior of state-owned gas supplier Gazp...

 2022-01-12 11:20 

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British Council says Iranian employee freed, has left Iran...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British Council says an Iranian employee arrested in Tehran has been acquitted by a court and is now free and in the United Kingdom....

 2022-01-12 01:50 

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Democrat Cherfilus-McCormick to fill Florida US House seat...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Health care CEO Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick was elected to fill the seat of late Democratic Florida U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings on Tuesday, boosting the Democrats' slim majority in the House....

 2022-01-12 00:20 

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Democrat to replace Hastings in vacant Florida US House seat...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Health care CEO Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick was elected to fill the seat of late Democratic Florida U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings on Tuesday, boosting the Democrats' slim majority in the House....

 2022-01-11 22:20 

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Planners of Jan. 6 Trump rally subpoenaed by House panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection issued subpoenas on Tuesday to two Republican strategists and a Trump administration official regarding their involvement in the planning and preparation of one of the ral...

 2022-01-11 17:05 

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Russia: Infections could surge 6 times higher due to omicron...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials on Tuesday sounded the alarm about a looming surge of coronavirus infections due to the highly contagious omicron variant, but stopped short of announcing new restrictions in a hard-hit country where very few limits a...

 2022-01-11 11:05 

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US announces $308 million in aid for Afghans as crisis grows...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has announced $308 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan, offering new aid to the country as it edges toward a humanitarian crisis since the Taliban takeover nearly five months ago....

 2022-01-11 08:05 

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Kazakh leader: Russia-led security group to pull out troops...

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Kazakhstan announced Tuesday that a Russia-led security alliance will start pulling out its troops from the country in two days after completing its mission....

 2022-01-11 03:15 

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GOP steps up bid to persuade Hogan to run for Senate in Md....

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans are stepping up a personal campaign to persuade Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to run for the Senate and help the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber....

 2022-01-11 01:25 

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GOP steps up bid to convince Hogan to run for Senate in Md....

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans are stepping up a personal campaign to persuade Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to run for the Senate and help the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber....

 2022-01-10 23:55 

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Neighbors say N Korea has fired possible missile into sea...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile into its eastern sea, its second weapons launch in a week, the militaries of South Korea and Japan said....

 2022-01-10 21:50 

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US delays intelligence center targeting foreign influence...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russia was working to subvert U.S. elections and sow discord among Americans, Congress directed the creation of an intelligence center to lead efforts to stop interference by foreign adversaries. But two years later, that center...

 2022-01-10 20:16 

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Ban on voting by noncitizens in Georgia introduced...

Georgia state Senate President Pro Tem Butch Miller, a Republican from Gainesville, proposed a constitutional amendment Monday that would ban voting by noncitizens. State law already prohibits voting by noncitizens....

 2022-01-10 19:57 

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Georgia House Republicans raised big money during November special session...

State lawmakers are prohibited from raising campaign money from special interests during legislative sessions, but the Georgia House Republican Trust political action committee legally took in almost $163,000 during the November special redistricting sess...

 2022-01-10 19:15 

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Rep. Ed Perlmutter won't seek reelection, 26th Dem to retire...

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter on Monday announced he won't seek reelection in a competitive district in Denver's western suburbs, making him the 26th Democrat to retire from the House before an election cycle that's expecte...

 2022-01-10 07:20 

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EXPLAINER: Main issues at Russia-US security talks...

MOSCOW (AP) — Officials from Russia, and the United States and its NATO allies, are meeting this week for negotiations on Moscow's demand for Western security guarantees and the West's concerns about a recent buildup of Russian troops near U...

 2022-01-10 04:25 

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Ohio Rep. Jordan rejects Jan. 6 panel request for interview...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, one of former President Donald Trump's closest allies in Congress, on Sunday rejected a request for an interview by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection....

 2022-01-09 19:30 

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Russia, US hold working dinner to open Geneva talks...

GENEVA (AP) — Top Russian and U.S. officials held a working dinner in Geneva on Sunday as part of the kickoff to a string of meetings in three European cities this week, with bilateral ties at a low ebb over Russia's military buildup near Ukrain...

 2022-01-09 06:35 

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Taliban arrest popular Afghan professor critical of govt...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have arrested a popular university professor and outspoken critic of successive Afghan governments, including the new rulers in Kabul, the group's spokesman said Sunday....

 2022-01-08 23:30 

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Obama, Biden honor Sen. Reid as man 'who got things done'...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Barack Obama commemorated late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday as a man "who got things done," as Democratic leaders gathered to recall Reid — often laughingly — as a man whose impa...

 2022-01-08 23:05 

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Obama, Biden honor Sen. Reid as man 'who got things done'...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Barack Obama commemorated late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday as a man "who got things done," as Democratic leaders gathered to recall Reid — often laughingly — as a man whose impa...

 2022-01-08 21:30 

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Obama honors late Senate leader as man 'who got things done'...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Barack Obama commemorated the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday as a man "who got things done," as Democratic leaders gathered from around the country to recall Reid — often laughingly...

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