Anti-government demonstrators clash with riot police at a road leading to the parliament building in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

Lebanon police fire tear gas at protesters amid Beirut riots

Riot police fired tear gas and sprayed water cannon near parliament in Lebanon's capital Saturday to disperse thousands of protesters after riots broke out during a march against the ruling elite amid a severe economic crisis.

Rare coin of Britain's King Edward VIII fetches record $1.3M

A view of a rare Edward VIII Sovereign coin.
One of the world's rarest coins, a gold piece bearing the image of Britain's King Edward VIII before his abdication, has sold for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million), setting a new record for a British coin.

Putin's moves leave Russian opposition with few options

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting on drafting constitutional changes at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on Jan. 16.
Russian President Vladimir Putin played it differently this time.
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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, smile during their Jan. 7 visit to Canada House, in London.

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up 'royal highness' titles

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds under a deal struck Saturday for them to step aside as senior royals, Buckingham Palace said Saturday..
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Over 2,000 Central American migrants try to enter Mexico

More than 2,000 Central American migrants on Saturday surged onto a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between southern Mexico and Guatemala as Mexican National Guardsmen attempted to impede their journey north.
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Striking musicians perform outside the Paris Ganier opera house Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Paris. As some strikers return to work, with notable improv

Splits in France's strike movement trigger fears of violence

A French government minister warned that seditious groups bent on violence were hijacking the protest movement against pension reform that has gripped the country, after a fire Saturday damaged a renowned Paris restaurant patronized by President Emmanuel Macron.

Quake shakes eastern Indonesia; no initial report of damage

A strong inland earthquake late Saturday night struck Indonesia's easternmost Papua province. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.

Sweden summons Chinese envoy over 'lightweight boxer' remark

Sweden's government summoned the Chinese ambassador in Stockholm to discuss his comments Saturday that compared Swedish media coverage of China to a lightweight boxer who "provokes a feud" with a heavyweight.

Olympic site used for 2016 Rio games shut over safety issues

The Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro has been closed over concerns about the safety of the complex used for the 2016 games in Brazil.

Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National Tulip Day

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Newfoundland reeling after blizzard buries capital

Canada's weather agency ended a blizzard warning for the St. John's, Newfoundland, area on Saturday, but a rare state of emergency and storm surge warning remained in effect following a monster storm that buried Newfoundland's capital city.

Officials: Palestinian wounds Israeli man in stabbing

A Palestinian attacker stabbed and moderately wounded an Israeli man Saturday near the West Bank flashpoint city of Hebron, police said.

Poland: Far-right party chooses presidential candidate

Poland's far-right Confederation party on Saturday chose a lawmaker who previously led an ultra-nationalist youth organization as its candidate in the country's spring presidential election.

Russia's Putin says he opposes unlimited presidential term

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he opposes the idea of an unlimited term in office for the country's leader like the system that existed in the Soviet Union.

Contenders to lead UK Labour Party stress unity after loss

Politicians vying to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Britain's faltering Labour Party pleaded for unity during their first campaign event held Saturday in Liverpool.

Iran to send flight recorders from downed jet to Ukraine

Iran will send the black box flight recorders from the Ukrainian jetliner that it accidentally shot down last week to Ukraine for further analysis, an Iranian official said Saturday.

Protesters in Berlin support environment-friendly farming

Demonstrators in Berlin called for more environment-friendly agriculture practices at a protest Saturday in Berlin that included farmers with more than 150 tractors.

Libya's eastern-based forces move to halt oil exports

A move by Libya's east-based forces to choke off oil exports from its territory threatens to throttle much of the country's oil production, the national corporation said Saturday, escalating tensions ahead of an international peace summit to end the civil war.

Venezuelan theater becomes Plan B in lawmakers' turf battle

Venezuelan opposition lawmakers are expected in the coming days to make their third attempt to get inside the legislative chamber in downtown Caracas, after twice this month being blocked by forces loyal to President Nicolás Maduro.

China's Xi ends Myanmar visit with flurry of agreements

Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a two-day state visit to Myanmar on Saturday after attending the signing of a raft of agreements buttressing bilateral relations and advancing Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, in which his host country is a key player.

At least 2 killed, 20 wounded in bombing near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway outside Somalia's capital, police said Saturday.

Thai military holds ceremony to swear allegiance to king

Thailand's king presided over an oath-taking ceremony Saturday at an army base where almost 7,000 soldiers and police paraded to mark Armed Forces Day.

Turkey's Erdogan: Europe must back Libyan govt in Tripoli

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the European Union to support the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli ahead of a summit in Berlin.