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People gather for a meeting against the violations during governor and municipal elections in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 18, 2019 - 4:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors are asking to release a protester facing years in prison for assaulting police following a mounting public campaign in support of anti-government activists and even bystanders caught up in an opposition rally. Following their own pleas to keep the man in jail,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 file photo, a satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. shows thick black smoke rising from Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia. The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues of who launched them. (Planet Labs Inc via AP, File)
September 18, 2019 - 4:48 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Iran's state-run news agency says its president, foreign minister may not go to the United Nations General Assembly as the U.S. has yet to issue them visas. IRNA made the report Wednesday,...
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An Anti- Brexit demonstrator protests outside The Supreme Court in London, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament on Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 18, 2019 - 4:40 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 10:35 a.m. The European Parliament's top Brexit official is taking aim at British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government and anti-Europe parties in the U.K. over the shutdown of the...
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This image provided by firefighters shows the wreckage of a racing boat that allegedly smashed into a dam at the entrance of the Venice laguna, Italy, late Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Firefighters said one of the men on board was thrown off the boat and was taken to the hospital, the bodies of the three others were found by scuba-divers inside the cabin. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, the men were attempting to break the racing boat record for Monte Carlo to Venice and among the dead was 76-year-old Italian boat racing pilot Fabio Buzzi. (Italian Firefighters via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 4:34 am
ROME (AP) — Italian firefighters say three people aboard a speedboat have been killed when their vessel crashed into an offshore dike of the lagoon city of Venice. The crash on Tuesday night also badly injured a fourth person aboard. Italian speedboat race officials say the boat was trying to set a...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2017 file photo, Indian female pilots of Air India, the country's state owned carrier, pose for a photograph after a ceremony on the eve of international women's day, in New Delhi, India. India's cash-starved state-run Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
September 18, 2019 - 4:31 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the state-run airline's spokesman, said Wednesday that the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international...
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A woman stands near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Asian stock prices rose Wednesday after oil prices fell back and Wall Street advanced. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 18, 2019 - 4:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock prices were mixed Wednesday after oil prices fell back and Wall Street advanced. Benchmarks in Shanghai and Seoul advanced while Tokyo and Hong Kong slipped. Markets steadied following a decline Tuesday in crude prices that spiked after a weekend attack on a Saudi oil...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker listens Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France, as members of the European Parliament discuss the current state of play of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
September 18, 2019 - 4:05 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal remains "very real," European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker declared Wednesday as EU lawmakers debated the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit. Speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg,...
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FILE- In this July 21, 2019 file photo, a speedboat of the Iran's Revolutionary Guard moves around a British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which was seized on Friday by the Guard, in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia’s vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that’s emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues of who launched them. (Hasan Shirvani/Mizan News Agency via AP, File)
September 18, 2019 - 3:48 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it joined a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast's waterways amid threats from Iran after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry, while Iran's president told the kingdom it should see the attack as a warning to end its...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressees his supporters at party headquarters after elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 18, 2019 - 3:22 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to hold on to his job. The election's seeming political kingmaker, Avigdor Lieberman, said he'll insist upon a...
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In this July 8, 2019, photo, Honda cars, foreground, for export park at Yokohama port, near of Tokyo in Tokyo. Japan’s exports fell 12 percent in August from a year earlier as it logged a second straight month of deficits as the toll from trade tensions between its two largest markets deepened.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 18, 2019 - 3:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 8% in August from a year earlier, as trade tensions took a growing toll on demand across the region. Exports of machinery, vehicles and chemicals all declined, the Finance Ministry reported Wednesday. Exports totaled 6.1 trillion yen ($56 billion), while imports...
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