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Venezuelans seeing bitcoin boom as survival, not speculation

Published Dec. 14 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the last month, John Villar has bought two plane tickets to Colombia, purchased his wife's...

A confident and upbeat Putin goes on Mideast 'victory' tour

Published Dec. 12 2017

CAIRO (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared "victory" in Syria during a surprise visit Monday to a military base...

Brazilian who pushed abortion debate ends pregnancy abroad

Published Dec. 12 2017

SAO PAULO (AP) — A woman believed to be the first in Brazil to ask the state for permission to...

Brexit secretary says a no-deal Brexit now less likely

Published Dec. 11 2017

LONDON (AP) — The likelihood of Britain leaving the European Union without a future trade deal has "dropped dramatically" now...

Saakashvili supporters demand Ukraine's leader be impeached

Published Dec. 11 2017

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili rallied in the Ukrainian capital Sunday, demanding his...

Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

Published Dec. 11 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's...

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

Published Dec. 10 2017

OSLO, Norway (AP) — As long as atomic bombs exist, a disaster is inevitable, the head of the International Campaign...

PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

Published Dec. 10 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic...

N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

Published Dec. 8 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of...

Australian Parliament allows same-sex marriages

Published Dec. 8 2017

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Parliament voted Thursday to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter debate settled...

Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

Published Dec. 7 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin won't boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics.Putin said Wednesday his government will allow Russians to...

Putin announces 2018 re-election bid, ends long speculation

Published Dec. 7 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would seek re-election next year in a race he is...

Honduras president says open to review of disputed vote

Published Dec. 7 2017

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' president said he is open to a review of a disputed vote count in a...

Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

Published Dec. 6 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump forged ahead Tuesday with plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab,...

Future of Irish border remains an obstacle in Brexit talks

Published Dec. 5 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain ended a flurry of top-level diplomacy Monday without a deal on the...

Rebels kill Yemen's strongman Saleh as alliance collapses

Published Dec. 5 2017

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni rebels Monday killed their onetime ally Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country's former president, as they...

US-backed Syria Kurdish force says east Euphrates free of IS

Published Dec. 4 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main Kurdish forces declared Sunday that they have successfully cleared areas east of the Euphrates river...

'Super beans' raise hopes in hunger-prone parts of Africa

Published Dec. 4 2017

NWOYA, Uganda (AP) — Richard Opio dipped a dirt-stained hand into the pinkish beans, marveling at the dramatic changes they've...

Amid protests, Israeli PM asks that police bill exclude him

Published Dec. 4 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ordered his backers to reword a contentious piece of legislation...

Egypt massacre in Sinai may point to more violent IS

Published Dec. 3 2017

CAIRO (AP) — The massacre of more than 300 worshippers at a mosque in Egypt's Sinai crossed a new line...

Final death toll of 512 in Somalia's worst attack

Published Dec. 3 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The final death toll in October's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according...

At least 1 protester killed amid Honduras election unrest

Published Dec. 3 2017

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — At least one opposition protester died in shootings overnight in Honduras after the country announced a...

Pope says Rohingya in emotional encounter with refugees

Published Dec. 2 2017

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from refugees in Bangladesh for all the hurt and persecution...