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FILE - In thisFILE - In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014, file photo, a sign is posted at a checkpoint belonging to the Islamic State group, captured from the Iraqi Army, at the main entrance of Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Arabic reads, "Islamic State, the Emirate of Anbar, City of Rawah." Iraq’s Defense Ministry said Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 Iraqi forces have retaken the last IS-held town in the country, more than three years after the militant group stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory.(AP Photo, File)
November 17, 2017 - 6:08 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory, the Defense Ministry's spokesman said. At dawn, Iraqi military...
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Song Tao, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, arrives at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. China dispatched its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years on Friday in a bid to improve chilly relations after President Donald Trump last week urged Beijing to pressure Pyongyang to cease its nuclear weapons program. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 5:58 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country's capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing's tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for U.S. President Donald Trump's calls for more...
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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, center, arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Mugabe is making his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 17, 2017 - 5:43 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony to applause, even as the military announced "significant progress" on talks for his departure and arrested some of his...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, shakes hands with Turkish Armed Forces's soldiers during his visit at the Qatari-Turkish Armed Forces Land Command Base in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Erdogan, who also visited Kuwait on Tuesday, met with Qatar's Emir on Wednesday and the five-months dispute between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, regional affairs and bilateral relations were discussed during the visits. (Yasin Bilbul/Pool via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 5:40 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Turkey has withdrawn 40 soldiers from a NATO military exercise in Norway, after the country's founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Erdogan himself were allegedly depicted as "enemies." In an address to his ruling party's...
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November 17, 2017 - 5:37 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Iraq's Ministry of Defense says Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition have liberated the last Iraqi town held by Islamic State group. The ministry said in a statement Friday morning that Iraqi military units and...
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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, center, arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Mugabe is making his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 17, 2017 - 5:33 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony to applause, even as the military announced "significant progress" on talks for his departure and arrested some of his...
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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, center, stands for the national anthem after arriving to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Mugabe is making his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 17, 2017 - 5:16 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's first public appearance since a military takeover is at a university graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare. Clad in academic gown and hat, Mugabe walked...
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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, center, stands for the national anthem after arriving to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Mugabe is making his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 17, 2017 - 5:14 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's first public appearance since a military takeover is at a university graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare. Clad in academic gown and hat, Mugabe walked...
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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, center, arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Mugabe is making his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 17, 2017 - 5:06 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony to applause, even as the military announced "significant progress" on talks for his departure and arrested some of his...
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Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa bows during a press conference at the headquarters of the automaker in Yokohama, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Saikawa and other executives of the Japanese automaker plan to return part of their salaries to show remorse over illegal vehicle inspections at the automaker’s plants in Japan. Earlier Friday, Nissan submitted to the government a report on its investigation into the scandal. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 4:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa and other executives of the Japanese automaker are returning a part of their salaries to show remorse over illegal vehicle inspections at the automaker's plants in Japan. Saikawa did not say how big the pay cuts would be or who else would...
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