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UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's government warned lawmakers not to try to "thwart the will of the people" after the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must seek the approval of Parliament before starting the formal process of leaving the European Union....
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With Trump's swearing-in, Israel pushes ahead on settlements
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel announced plans Tuesday to build 2,500 more settler homes on the West Bank, moving to step up construction just days after the swearing-in of Donald Trump brought to power a U.S. administration seen as friendly to the settlement movement....
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In a new Gambia, the prison doors begin to swing open
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambian soldiers picked up Tijan Barrow, beat him with their guns and threw him into a cell at the notorious National Intelligence Agency prison. His alleged crime: Creating and selling T-shirts for the opposition....
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Trump expands anti-abortion ban to all US global health aid
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump has massively expanded the ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions, or provide abortion information, to all organizations receiving U.S. global health assistance....
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Syria powerbrokers endorse cease-fire deal at talks
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Russia, Iran and Turkey presented a united front at the conclusion of two days of talks in Kazakhstan between the Syrian government and the armed opposition, pledging support for the country's shaky cease-fire and a joint mechanism to ensure compliance....
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Syria's motley crew of fighters now at negotiating table
BEIRUT (AP) -- Regardless of whether the talks in the freezing Kazakh capital provide a path forward for peace in Syria, there was one definite and tangible outcome: The country's ragtag army of rebels has found a place at the negotiating table, literally....
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Iraqi PM: Eastern Mosul 'fully liberated' from Islamic State
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister on Tuesday declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants after a day of fierce fighting and more than three months after a massive U.S.-backed operation to retake the city began....
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What the UK Supreme Court ruling means for Brexit
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that parliamentary approval is needed before the government can start the process of taking Britain out of the European Union....
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Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 17 as hopes diminish
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) -- Hopes faded Tuesday that any more survivors of the devastating avalanche that buried an Italian resort hotel would be found after the death toll more than doubled to 17, with 12 people still unaccounted for....
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Egypt's el-Sissi says he is alarmed by high divorce rates
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president said Tuesday he was alarmed by his country's high divorce rate, suggesting a ground-breaking legislation to delegalize divorces verbally declared by Muslim men to their spouses, the latest foray by the general-turned-president into thorny social and cultural issues in the most populous Arab nation....
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