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Israeli police stands at the door to the Dome of the Rock mosque confronted by Palestinians, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Scuffles broke out at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday after guards at the mosque refused to allow an Israeli policeman to enter for a routine security check because he was wearing a Jewish skullcap known as a kippah. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
January 14, 2019 - 11:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Scuffles broke out at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday after guards at the mosque refused to allow an Israeli policeman to enter for a routine security check because he was wearing a Jewish skullcap known as a kippah, a Palestinian official said. Firas Dibs, a...
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January 14, 2019 - 9:17 am
CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.S. official says the U.S. will step up efforts to counter Iran's "dangerous activities" around the region including the financing and activities of proxy organizations such as Lebanon's Hezbollah. Referring to the Iran-backed group, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Syrians ride on a motorcycle as they pass a checkpoint of the Kurdish internal security forces in Manbij, northern Syria. President Donald Trump warned Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, that if Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, the United States will "devastate Turkey economically." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
January 13, 2019 - 11:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Sunday that if Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, the United States will "devastate Turkey economically." Trump's decision to pull American troops out of Syria has left the United States' Kurdish allies vulnerable to an attack from...
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President Donald Trump leads a roundtable discussion on border security with local leaders, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 13, 2019 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump avoided directly answering when asked whether he currently is or has ever worked for Russia after a published report said law enforcement officials, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017, had begun investigating that...
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Carnations lay on the grave of former German socialists' leader Rosa Luxemburg at a cemetery Berlin, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Prominent figures from the country's left have paid tribute to the founders of the German Communist Party and other socialistic heroes. With the event they are marking the 100th anniversary of the deaths of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, who were killed Jan. 15, 1919, by right-wing militiamen during a failed uprising. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 13, 2019 - 8:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — Left-wing German politicians and supporters have gathered at a Berlin cemetery to honor two communist leaders who were killed 100 years ago in the turbulent aftermath of World War I. Leaders of the opposition Left Party laid wreaths honoring Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht at the...
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FILE -- In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo Robert Habeck, co-chairman of the German Green party, speaks during as press conference in Frankfurt on the Oder, Germany. One of Germany’s most prominent politicians is defending his decision to leave Twitter, questioned by some political rivals. Opposition Green party co-leader Robert Habeck quit Twitter and Facebook last week. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 8:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany's most prominent politicians is defending his decision to leave Twitter, which was questioned by some political rivals. Opposition Green party co-leader Robert Habeck quit Twitter and Facebook last week. He cited a much-mocked faux pas in a video posted on Twitter and a...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Alexis Tsipras shake hands after a press conference in Athens, Thursday Jan. 10, 2019. Merkel is widely blamed in Greece for the austerity that the country has lived through for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a consequent fall in living standards. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 10, 2019 - 2:54 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Germany and Greece put years of tension over the painful Greek bailout program behind them Thursday, with Chancellor Angela praising the improvement of the country's finances during a heavily policed visit to Athens. Many Greeks blame Merkel for the austerity they suffered for...
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January 10, 2019 - 6:55 am
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's prosecutor general says the arrested coup plotters face life imprisonment under Gabon's penal code. Olivier N'Zahou said late Wednesday that six individuals staged the coup attempt, including a gendarme who was on duty at the station and was convinced to join the...
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This undated photo released by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, shows a piece of lapis lazuli. During the European Middle Ages, Afghanistan was the only known source of the rare blue stone which at the time was ground up and used as a pigment. Modern-day scientists who examined the 1,000 year-old remains of a middle-aged woman in Germany discovered the semi-precious stone in the tartar on her teeth. From that, they concluded the woman was an artist involved in creating illuminated manuscripts, a task usually associated with monks. The find is considered the most direct evidence yet of a woman taking part in the making of high-quality illuminated manuscripts, the lavishly illustrated religious and secular texts of the Middle Ages. And it corroborates other findings that suggest female artisans were not as rare as previously thought. (Christina Warinner/Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1,000 years ago, a woman in Germany died and was buried in an unmarked grave in a church cemetery. No record of her life survived, and no historian had reason to wonder who she was. But when modern scientists examined her dug-up remains, they discovered something peculiar —...
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In this photo released Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019, by Britain's South West Water company, showing part of a "fatberg", a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes, measuring some 64 meters (210 feet) long, in the town of Sidmouth, England. The fatberg is blocking a sewer in the southwestern English town, and will take a sewer team around eight weeks to dissect and dispose of the obstruction. (South West Water via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 9:47 am
LONDON (AP) — A British official says a giant "fatberg" — a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 64 meters (210 feet) long — has been found blocking a sewer in southwestern England. Andrew Roantree of South West Water says it will "take our sewer team around eight weeks to dissect...
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