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Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

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PARIS (AP) — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have...

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US troops will stay in Syria to counter 'strategic' threat from Iran

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday committed the United States to an indefinite military presence in Syria, citing a range of policy goals that extend far beyond the defeat of the Islamic State as conditions for American troops to go home. But a...


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Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass

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TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country’s largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate “elegant” agreements and radical Mapuche factions must stop violence....


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Trump International accused of bullying Panama hotel owners

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Most of the unit owners in the Trump International Hotel & Tower Panama want to get rid of the president’s hotel-management company. It refuses to go without a fight and, according to the owners, is trying to bully them into backing down. The owners’ association in October...


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Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said. The agreements still require...


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The Latest: US hopes joint Olympic team helps NKorea change

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on talks between North and South Korea (all times local): 4:45 a.m. The White House says it hopes for a “small taste of freedom” for the North Korean athletes participating on a joint Olympic team with South Korea. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says it’s...


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Shell, BP said to agree to 2018 deals to buy Libyan oil

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Royal Dutch Shell and BP have agreed to annual deals to buy Libyan crude, underscoring how the North African country’s recovering production and improving security are enticing some of the world’s largest oil companies. Shell’s deal with Libya’s National Oil Corp. was the first...


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Macron to meet May with French seeking support on Calais migrants

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Brexit isn’t everything. That’s the message President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May will send Thursday when they meet near London to discuss a raft of bilateral issues that have little to do with Britain’s decision to leave the European Union --...


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Venezuelan officials said to visit Qatar to pitch cryptocurrency

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. A delegation from Venezuela’s government is in Qatar to pitch officials there on its soon-to-be-issued cryptocurrency, according to two people with knowledge of the meetings. The Venezuelan group led by crypto superintendent Carlos Vargas is currently negotiating discounts on...


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Facebook investigating possible Russia meddling in Brexit

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Facebook is expanding a U.K. investigation into possible interference by Russia ahead of the country’s 2016 election to exit the European Union, after facing pressure from lawmakers who were unsatisfied with an earlier probe by the social media company. Facebook and Twitter had...


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'A death sentence': Palestinians slam US decision to cut aid as UN pleads for new donors

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NUSEIRAT REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza - The U.N. Relief and Works Agency, the main body providing aid to millions of Palestinian refugees and their descendants across the Middle East, made an urgent appeal for international support Wednesday, one day after the State Department...


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