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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media availability at the State Department, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogueThe Trump administration is hitting several Iranian transport firms with sanctions as it continues its “maximum pressure campaign" against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The sanctions target Iran's state shipping line and a China-based company that has been involved in delivering missile parts to Iran
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Greta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activistsGreta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activists
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg, centre, stands with other young activists at the COP25 Climate summit in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N. sponsored climate change conference is taking place. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time 'Person of the Year'Teen activist Greta Thunberg says she was "a bit surprised" to be named Time's Person of the Year, despite becoming the figurehead of a global youth movement pressing for faster action on climate change
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Report: Trump Jr. Had an 'Unusual' Summer VacationDonald Trump Jr. lived the "Yurt Life" over the summer, embarking on an expedition with his son Donald to Mongolia that he documented in a series of Instagram posts . Now, ProPublica and WYNC report that Trump Jr. received "special treatment" during the trip, which "blurred the lines between private citizen...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts as she attends a press conference with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday Dec. 9, 2019. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists. (Charles Platiau/Pool via AP)
Germany rejects Putin claim on Berlin slaying victimGermany is rejecting an assertion by Russian President Vladimir Putin that it failed to comply with requests from Moscow to extradite a Georgian man who was killed in Berlin in August. German prosecutors said last week that evidence suggests the slaying was ordered either by Moscow or authorities in Russia's republic of Chechnya
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Time Names Its Person of the YearGreta Thunberg, the Swedish teen who, per NBC News , "sparked a collective movement to fight climate change," has been named Time 's 2019 Person of the Year . The magazine made its announcement on the Today show. Thunberg, 16, beat out other finalists that included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Trump,...
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Literature laureate 2019 Peter Handke during the Nobel banquet at Stockholm City Hall, in Stockholm on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. (Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency via AP)
Nobel winner Handke not welcome in Sarajevo and KosovoSarajevo's regional parliament and Kosovo's foreign minister have proclaimed Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke persona non grata in the Bosnian capital and in the former Serbian province for his apologist views toward Serb war crimes during wars in the 1990s
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Turkey doesn't rule out force to halt drilling off CyprusTurkey's foreign minister says Ankara could use its military forces to halt gas drilling in waters off Cyprus that it claims as its own
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En Route to New Zealand: Vast Amount of SkinSome 1,300 square feet of skin is being sent to New Zealand for burn victims caught up in the White Island eruption . If that's not a good enough indication of the condition of the 30 people still in the hospital, emergency room doctor John Bonning tells the New Zealand...
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a press statement on the European Green Deal at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. In her bid to lead the EU toward climate neutrality, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen wants to put up 100 billion euros (dollars 130 billion U.S.) to help member countries that still heavily rely on fossil fuels transition to lower emissions. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
EU to offer billions to help poorer EU nations cut emissionsThe president of the European Commission wants to offer 100 billion euros ($130 billion) to help member countries cut climate-warming emissions
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The Hague court questions Kosovo's outgoing speakerKosovo's outgoing parliament speaker says he was questioned at a Netherlands-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war
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Swiss Greens fail to enter government despite election gainsSwitzerland's Green party has failed in a bid to enter the country's government even after it made significant gains in an election in October
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