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Pilot told Colombia controllers 'no fuel' before crash

Bolivia Colombia Air Crash-8

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told...

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2 Russian nurses killed in rebel shelling of Syria's Aleppo

Mideast Syria

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Rebel shelling killed two Russian nurses and eight civilians Monday in Aleppo, and a Russian fighter jet crashed as it was returning to an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean after a sortie over Syria, but the pilot ejected safely, Moscow officials said. The shelling that...


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Europe caught in headlights as populists hinder 'radical' change

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Votes in Italy and Austria say little about whether populist parties will sweep elections elsewhere in Europe, but they do spell more political paralysis. Both were widely watched as indicators of whether the anti-establishment upsets of Brexit in the U.K. and President-elect...


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UK Supreme Court hears landmark challenge to Brexit plans

Britain Brexit Lawsuit

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top judges vowed Monday to consider with impartiality the contentious question of who has the power to trigger the U.K.‘s exit from the European Union — the government or Parliament. The Supreme Court justices acknowledged that the case has aroused strong feelings over how...


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Italy faces political, economic uncertainty after referendum

Italy Referendum

MILAN (AP) — Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a resounding rebuke by rejecting his proposed constitutional reforms, plunging Europe’s fourth-largest economy into political and economic uncertainty Monday. Renzi announced he would quit following Sunday’s referendum vote, in which 60 percent...


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May's lawyers face 'uncomfortable' questions during Brexit case

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. The U.K. government’s lawyers had a difficult first day in a Supreme Court case that will decide whether Prime Minister Theresa May can execute her plan to start the process of exiting Europe as soon as March. The 11 justices repeatedly challenged some of government lawyer...


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Rebels refuse to pull out of Aleppo as Assad's forces close in

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. BEIRUT -- Rebels in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday rejected calls to withdraw from their shattered enclave, despite government advances through what was once the opposition’s most important stronghold. The Iranian-backed offensive has boxed the rebels into a...


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Will Italy's political drama spawn a new eurozone crisis?

APTOPIX Italy Referendum

LONDON (AP) — Italy is facing political upheaval after Premier Matteo Renzi said he’s resigning after a crushing defeat in a nationwide referendum. Investors, though used to political drama in Rome, are trying to gauge the impact on the country’s economy and the wider eurozone. Some close observers...


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Q&A: Why people are making such a big deal about the Trump-Taiwan call

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Why is a single phone call attracting so much attention? With a roughly 10-minute phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday, President-elect Donald Trump broke from nearly 40 years of U.S. policy in Asia and probably complicated relations between the...


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Trump can resolve Kashmir impasse with 'dealmaking skills,' his running mate

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI -- The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir has been one of the constants in South Asian affairs for decades. But President-elect Donald Trump’s running mate thinks his boss might have the right touch to break the impasse. In an interview on “Meet...


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Correction: Nightclub Fires-Glance story

LONDON (AP) — In a Dec. 3 story listing past nightclub and music venue fires, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the location of a deadly February 2003 blaze. The Station nightclub was in West Warwick, not Warwick, Rhode Island. A corrected version of the story is below: A look at some of...


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