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Trump thanks Saudis after defying calls to punish prince

Trump thanks Saudis after defying calls to punish prince

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday publicly thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices amid criticism over his decision not to further punish the kingdom for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen

Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen

CAIRO — A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country's civil war in 2015.
Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

WASHINGTON — In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump used the power of his office Tuesday to save a pair of meaty turkeys from the holiday table.
Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen along Kenya's coast

Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen along Kenya's coast

NAIROBI, Kenya — Around eight gunmen kidnapped an Italian volunteer along Kenya's coast and wounded several people, including three children, police and a witness said Wednesday.
British, EU leaders to meet as Brexit deadline looms

British, EU leaders to meet as Brexit deadline looms

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May told skeptical lawmakers on Wednesday that rejecting her divorce deal with the European Union would mean uncertainty and division, before a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to
EU calls for sanctions against Italy over budget

EU calls for sanctions against Italy over budget

BRUSSELS — The European Commission warned Italy on Wednesday that its budget plans are in serious breach of the rules underpinning the euro single currency and said that the country should face sanctions.
US durable goods orders fall 4.4 per cent in October

US durable goods orders fall 4.4 per cent in October

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by the largest amount in 15 months with a key category that tracks business investment showing weakness for a third straight month.
South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia

South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — South Korea's Kim Jong Yang was elected as Interpol's president on Wednesday, edging out a veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the United States, Britain and other European nations.
Cracks show in China's vision for model ethnic unity village

Cracks show in China's vision for model ethnic unity village

HOTAN UNITY NEW VILLAGE, China — In this corner of China's far west, rows of identical white concrete houses with red metal roofs rise abruptly above the sand dunes of the harsh Taklamakan Desert.
Trump team turns over written answers to Mueller's questions

Trump team turns over written answers to Mueller's questions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, avoiding at least for now a potentially risky sit-down
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