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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, center left, escorted by his bodyguards upon arriving at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Hariri has returned to Beirut more than two weeks after announcing while in Saudi Arabia that he had resigned his post. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
November 22, 2017 - 4:01 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to Lebanon (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Lebanon's president is meeting privately with Prime Minister Saad Hariri in their first face-to-face meeting following Hariri's shock resignation nearly three weeks ago from Saudi Arabia. The...
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FILE - A May 29, 2011 file photo shows Bosnian Serb protesters holding posters depicting former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, during a protest in Mladic's hometown of Kalinovik, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Ratko Mladic will learn his fate on Nov. 22, 2017, when U.N. judges deliver verdicts in his genocide and war crimes trial. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:58 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 9:50 a.m. The son of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic says his family is ready for anything as the U.N. Yugoslav war crimes tribunal prepares to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, former Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab, now coordinator of the Syrian opposition team talks to the press after his meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Syria's opposition is gathering in Saudi Arabia hoping to close ranks ahead of new negotiations starting Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, but they are a house divided in ways that enhance Syrian President Bashar Assad's upper hand. Hours before the meeting, a dozen opposition figures resigned. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:47 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations envoy for Syria has urged Syrian opposition groups at the opening of a meeting hosted in the Saudi capital to come up with a united delegation for the Geneva talks later this month. Staffan de Mistura spoke Wednesday at the opening of the three-day meeting for the...
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November 22, 2017 - 3:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the crash in the Pacific of a U.S. Navy plane flying to the USS Ronald Reagan (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Japan's defense minister says eight of the crew and passengers on a plane that crashed while en route to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier have been found, but...
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November 22, 2017 - 3:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 55. Hvorostovsky's office said in a statement Wednesday that the acclaimed singer "died peacefully" earlier and was "surrounded by family" near his home in London. "May the warmth of his voice and...
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November 22, 2017 - 3:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — The heads of two influential German business lobby group say the country needs a new government soon in order to tackle important issues facing the economy. Talks on forming a four-party coalition collapsed late Sunday; Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled she's willing to keep...
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In this July, 2015, photo, Patrick Ho, former Hong Kong home secretary, deputy chairman of an non-governmental organization funded by CEFC China Energy poses during an interview in Hong Kong. The Chinese energy company denies it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure business from African officials on its behalf. In a statement late Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, CEFC China Energy Co. sought to distance itself from the corruption, money laundering and conspiracy charges filed against Patrick Ho and Cheik Gadio, a former Senegal foreign minister. (AP Photo)
November 22, 2017 - 3:17 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese energy company has denied having anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure an edge with African officials on its behalf. In a statement late Tuesday, CEFC China Energy Co. distanced itself from...
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November 22, 2017 - 3:12 am
CAIRO (AP) — A New-York based relief group has urged an end to the continuing blockade that serves as a "collective punishment" of Yemenis and risks driving 500 children into malnutrition every week. The International Rescue Committee on Wednesday said the closure of Yemeni ports by the Saudi-led...
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Zimbabweans read morning newspapers Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, a day after President Robert Mugabe resigned, at a news stand in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe. Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect Tuesday after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 22, 2017 - 3:08 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's recently fired vice president was set to return as early as Wednesday to be sworn in as the country's new leader, after Robert Mugabe announced his stunning resignation during impeachment proceedings against him. Zimbabweans erupted in response Tuesday, cheering...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri prays over his father's grave, upon his arrival to Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Hariri has returned to Beirut more than two weeks after announcing while in Saudi Arabia that he had resigned his post. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 22, 2017 - 2:53 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Hours after returning to the country following a nearly three week absence, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri participated in Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, his first official appearance since he suddenly announced his resignation from abroad, stunning the country. Hariri...
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