Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin and the White House said.

Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest Teva layoffs

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Israel's national trade union on Sunday held a half-day nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva's decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce, snarling traffic and shuttering key services across the country.

Defiant Theresa May: UK 'proving doubters wrong' on Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday her government is "proving the doubters wrong" after European Union leaders agreed that Brexit negotiations can finally move on to their next phase in the new year.
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The Latest: Pinera backers celebrate victory in Chile vote

The latest on Chile's presidential runoff election (all times local):
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Conservative ex-President Pinera easily wins Chile election

Billionaire former President Sebastian Pinera easily won Chile's presidential runoff election Sunday, moving the world's top-copper producing country back to the right in the footsteps of other Latin American nations.
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Macron: Talk to Assad now, he will answer for crimes later

French President Emmanuel Macron thinks the Islamic State group will be defeated in Syria by the middle or end of February and that Syrian President Bashar Assad can't be ignored in the aftermath of a military victory but must one day answer for his crimes, according to a television interview that aired Sunday.
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South Africa's ruling ANC party votes for new leader Monday

South Africa's ruling African National Congress will vote for its new president on Monday, as delegates choose between two candidates to lead Nelson Mandela's historic liberation movement.
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Report slams local, US hurricane response in Puerto Rico

Housing is urgently needed for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who lack power and a regular source of safe water nearly three months after Hurricane Maria damaged their homes, Refugees International says in a report.
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German police: small explosion in subway, no injuries

German police say they're investigating the explosion of an "apparent pyrotechnical device" in a subway station in the northern port city of Hamburg.
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Exiled Italian king's remains repatriated after 70 years

The remains of Italy's King Victor Emmanuel III were repatriated from Egypt and interred in a family mausoleum Sunday in northern Italy, 71 years after Italians rejected the monarchy in a referendum and the country's royals went into exile.
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Israel to probe fatal shooting of Palestinian paraplegic

The Israeli military said Sunday it has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of a paraplegic Palestinian man who was shot in the head during a violent demonstration in the Gaza Strip last week.
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Iran's state TV shows researcher confessing to espionage

Iran's state TV aired a report on Sunday in which an Iranian researcher confesses to relaying information to a foreign intelligence service about Iranian nuclear scientists who were later assassinated in 2010.
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British embassy worker found dead by roadside in Lebanon

A British woman who worked at the U.K. embassy in Beirut was found strangled by the side of the road east of the Lebanese capital and authorities are investigating whether she was also sexually assaulted, officials said Sunday.
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Thousands rally in support of Libya's military strongman

Thousands of supporters of Libya's military strongman Khalifa Hifter rallied Sunday in several cities, calling on him to take charge of the country following the expiry of a two-year mandate of a U.N.-backed administration based in the capital, Tripoli.
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Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 9

Two suicide bombers struck a church in Pakistan on Sunday, killing nine people and wounding more than 50 others, authorities said, in the first attack on a church claimed by the country's Islamic State group affiliate.
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Saakashvili's supporters rally in Ukrainian capital

About 5,000 supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili rallied in Ukraine's capital Sunday, pushing for the ouster of the nation's president and briefly attempting to seize a public building.
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2 couples tie the knot in Australia's 1st same-sex weddings

Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages.
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Erdogan says Turkey will clear border of Syrian Kurds

Turkey's president slammed a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militant group Sunday and said he'll clear his country's border with Syria of "terrorists."
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Ex-President in tight race for return to power in Chile

A billionaire businessman appeared to be in an unexpectedly tight race for a return to Chile's presidency on Sunday in a vote that could either swing the world's top copper-producing country to the right or maintain its center-left path.
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French sailor Gabart sets new solo round-the-world record

French sailor Francois Gabart broken the record Sunday for sailing around the world alone, circumnavigating the planet in just 42 days and 16 hours.
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AP Exclusive: Digital police state shackles Chinese minority

Nobody knows what happened to the Uighur student after he returned to China from Egypt and was taken away by police.
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50 Chinese couples marry in Sri Lanka in mass ceremony

Clad in traditional Chinese, Western and Sri Lankan costumes, 50 Chinese couples were married at a mass ceremony in Sri Lanka's capital on Sunday to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and to promote the island nation as a tourist destination.
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American man recaptured after 5-day Indonesia manhunt

Authorities have recaptured an American man who escaped from an overcrowded and understaffed prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, police said Sunday.