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Turkish army tanks enter Afrin, an enclave in northern Syria controlled by U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters, in Hassa, Hatay, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country will "not take a step back" from its military operation on Afrin. Speaking in Ankara on Monday_the third day of the operation— Erdogan said Turkey's "fundamental goal" is ensuring national security, preserving Syria's territorial integrity and protecting the Syrian people.(AP Photo)
January 22, 2018 - 1:01 pm
HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara's offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area, according to the militia and a war monitoring group. Skirmishes...
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Prison staff demonstrate outside Fleury Merogis prison in Fleury Merogis, south of Paris, Monday Jan. 22, 2018. Scores of unionized prison guards working at Europe's largest prison, Fleury-Mergois prison, along with others were demanding more security, more resources and safer handling of violent inmates. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm
PARIS (AP) — Protesting guards blocked dozens of France's 188 prisons Monday as a conflict triggered by inmate attacks entered its second week. Two new assaults over the weekend fanned the fervor. About 100 guards protested in front of the Marseille prison, setting a small fire and blocking the...
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Amazon employee Krishna Iyer shows off an Amazon Go app as he shops in the store, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Seattle. The store allows shoppers to scan their smartphone with the Amazon Go app at a turnstile, pick out the items they want and leave. The online retail giant can tell what people have purchased and automatically charges their Amazon account. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 22, 2018 - 11:58 am
SEATTLE (AP) — No cashiers, no lines, no registers — this is how Amazon sees the future of in-store shopping. The online retailer opened its Amazon Go concept store to the public Monday, selling milk, potato chips and other items typically found at a convenience shop. Amazon employees have been...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sept. 30, 2017, U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader Henry Bolton, during a party meeting. The UKIP party seems in disarray Monday Jan. 21, 2018, after the party's executive backed a no-confidence motion and several members of the party leadership quitting Monday Jan. 21, 2018. (Ben Birchall/PA File via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Independence Party, which played a key role in Britain's decision to leave the European Union, was in disarray Monday as its leader resisted demands to quit amid a scandal over his personal life. A defiant Henry Bolton said he wouldn't step down, even after UKIP's executive...
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Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, Matthieu Reeb talks to media, during the CAS hearing in the matter of 39 Russian athletes against the IOC, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 11:55 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration of Sport opened a full week of appeal hearings on Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program. Some athletes hope to overturn their Olympic life bans and clear their names to compete...
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January 22, 2018 - 11:15 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ruling party says it is deciding if it should order President Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state. African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Ace Magashule told press Monday after a four-day meeting of the party's National Executive Committee that the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Jordan Horowitz, producer of "La La Land," left, shows the envelope revealing "Moonlight" as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars in Los Angeles as presenter Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel, right, look on. The film academy and its accounting firm, PwC, are announcing a spate of new rules Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, meant to avoid an envelope gaffe like at last year’s show, when “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the winner instead of “Moonlight.” PwC U.S. Chairman Tim Ryan said the new protocols include additional personnel and oversight, as well as practicing what to do if a presenter reads the wrong name. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 22, 2018 - 11:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After taking responsibility for the epic best picture flub at the Oscars last year, Tim Ryan of PwC got down to business. He grilled the partners who made the gaffe, then personally reached out to the dozens of people affected by it: The show's producers, presenters and stage...
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An armed Swiss police officer stands guard on the roof of a hotel near the congress center where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum take place in Davos, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders from Jan. 23 to 26. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 22, 2018 - 11:11 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — In Davos this week, participants can experience "a day in the life of a refugee." Or hear about ways to uphold the Paris climate accord and promote free trade. Or rub elbows with any number of leaders of African countries. Enter Donald Trump. The World Economic Forum in...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meets with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
January 22, 2018 - 11:10 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the "door's open" for the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table with Israel on a peace agreement. Pence spoke to The Associated Press in an interview...
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Two police officers patrol through the snow near the congress center where the World Economic Forum, WEF, will take place in Davos, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders from Jan. 23 to 26. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 22, 2018 - 10:59 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 5:00 p.m. The White House says a delegation of Cabinet members is delaying their departure for this year's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland amid the federal government...
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