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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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The Latest: Tillerson says NK responsible for suffering

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on talks between North and South Korea (all times local): 1:20 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says North Korea is responsible for the suffering of its people due to economic sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons. He is also voicing skepticism...


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Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup

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TOKYO (AP) — North Korea won’t be dominating any medal counts when the Winter Olympics come to Pyeongchang in South Korea next month. But it’s hoping to grab as much of the spotlight as it can with what might be an Olympic first in ice hockey and a flamboyantly crowd-pleasing all-female cheering...


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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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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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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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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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