• Asian shares edge higher with Fed meeting in focus
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    Asian shares edge higher with Fed meeting in focus

    Asian markets rose Monday on hopes that the Federal Reserve would re-evaluate its hawkish stance at a meeting later this week, following signs of slower global growth. Sentiment was also dampened by the mess surrounding Britain's impending departure from the European Union. All major U.S. indexes

  • Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action
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    Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

    KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how countries should report their emissions and efforts to reduce them.

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    Bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station, no one hurt

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded outside private Greek television station Skai, causing extensive damage but no injuries.

  • French city honors victims of Christmas market attack
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    French city honors victims of Christmas market attack

    PARIS (AP) — People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week's shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five.

  • Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach
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    Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach

    BEIJING (AP) — While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.

  • UK ministers seek to downplay chance of second Brexit vote
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    UK ministers seek to downplay chance of second Brexit vote

    LONDON (AP) — Supporters of British Prime Minister Theresa May dampened suggestions Sunday that the government is planning a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union, arguing that another Brexit vote would exacerbate divisions in the U.K., not heal them.

  • Michael Cheika to stay as Wallabies coach through World Cup
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    Michael Cheika to stay as Wallabies coach through World Cup

    SYDNEY (AP) — Rugby Australia has confirmed Michael Cheika will lead Australia to next year's World Cup but from now on will work under the supervision of Scott Johnson, who takes a new role as Australia's director of rugby.

  • China suspends tariff hikes on US cars, auto parts
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    China suspends tariff hikes on US cars, auto parts

    BEIJING (AP) — China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth.

  • Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles
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    Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles

    PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters occupied dozens of traffic roundabouts across France on Sunday even as their movement for economic justice appeared to be losing momentum on the fifth straight weekend of protests.

  • Mexico aims to boost crude output by 45 percent before 2025
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    Mexico aims to boost crude output by 45 percent before 2025

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador detailed plans Saturday to "rescue" the national oil industry by boosting crude production at the state-owned oil company by 45 percent before 2025.

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    Germany sees notable drop in asylum applications in 2018

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government anticipates a drop in asylum applications in 2018, even including the thousands of babies born to recent migrants.

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    German rail operator, union agree on new wage package

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's rail operator says it has reached a new wage agreement with workers, averting the possibility of more strikes during the Christmas travel crunch.

  • Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space
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    Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

    After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. It's the first of 32 planned GPS III satellites that will replace older ones now in orbit. Lockheed Martin is building the new satellites

  • Landmark Juve goal brings out contrasting sides of Ronaldo
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    Landmark Juve goal brings out contrasting sides of Ronaldo

    MILAN (AP) — Juventus reached another landmark this weekend — and it was fitting that Cristiano Ronaldo was the player to do it.

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    Iran Guards general dies of self-inflicted accidental gunshot - report

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A Revolutionary Guards general, who headed a military base in a sensitive security area in northeastern Iran, died on Sunday after he accidentally shot himself in the head while cleaning his gun, the official news agency IRNA reported.

  • Brazil faith healer accused of sexual abuse turns himself in
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    Brazil faith healer accused of sexual abuse turns himself in

    A Brazilian faith healer who was accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women has turned himself in a day after being officially ruled a fugitive, local news media reported on Sunday. João Teixeira de Faria, known as "John of God" and who became a celebrity when Oprah Winfrey broadcast a

  • Police, firemen search for cause of explosion in Japan's Sapporo
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    Police, firemen search for cause of explosion in Japan's Sapporo

    Police and fire officials on Monday were searching for the cause of a dramatic explosion in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo that collapsed a building and injured 42 people. Media reports said the Sunday night incident may have involved propane gas tanks in the building where the blast occurred

  • Fifth victim of Strasbourg market attack dies - prosecutor
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    Fifth victim of Strasbourg market attack dies - prosecutor

    PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris prosecutor's office said on Sunday that a fifth person had died from their wounds following Tuesday's Strasbourg Christmas market shooting.

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    Sudan's president is first Arab leader to visit Syria since crisis

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, the first such visit by an Arab leader since the start of the Syrian conflict, Syrian state media said. President Bashar al Assad welcomed him at the airport, official photos showed. Many Arab countries have shunned

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    Top Asian News 3:53 a.m. GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say "another" meeting is to be held with the United States, this time in the United Arab Emirates and involving representatives of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. The terse statement from Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the meeting

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    New Zealand leader excited for holiday break with infant

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that six months after giving birth, she's looking forward to spending more time with her daughter Neve over the Christmas break and thanking everybody who's helped her juggle responsibilities.

  • Aouar and Pepe the latest young talents to emerge in France
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    Aouar and Pepe the latest young talents to emerge in France

    PARIS (AP) — The French league has long had a reputation for producing some of the soccer stars of tomorrow. They learn their trade in flourishing French academies before rising to prominence in bigger European leagues.

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    Taliban say 'another' meeting in Middle East with US

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say "another" meeting is to be held with the United States, this time in the United Arab Emirates and involving representatives of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.

  • New Brexit vote would 'break faith' with British, says May
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    New Brexit vote would 'break faith' with British, says May

    Prime Minister Theresa May will state her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday, telling parliament such a vote would "break faith" with British people and do "irreparable damage" to politics. With May facing deadlock in parliament over her deal to leave the European

  • Canada is looking for a way out of big Saudi arms deal, says PM
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    Canada is looking for a way out of big Saudi arms deal, says PM

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking in an interview that aired on Sunday, said for the first time that his Liberal government was looking for a way out of a multibillion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia. The comments represented a notable hardening in tone from Trudeau, who previously