As US looks inward, China seeks a lead role on world stage

As US looks inward, China seeks a lead role on world stage

With the U.S. increasingly looking inward and China eager to take a lead on the global stage, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday cast his country as a champion of free trade and stability, a rebuke to the isolationist urges that helped carry Donald Trump to power.

Markets cheer, EU wary as UK PM May signals 'clean Brexit'

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Markets cheer, EU wary as UK PM May signals 'clean Brexit'
Britain's future outside the European Union became much clearer Tuesday: It's so long to the single market, goodbye to the European Court of Justice and farewell to the freedom of movement for workers.

Pendant found at Nazi death camp may have link to Anne Frank

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Pendant found at Nazi death camp may have link to Anne Frank
Charm recently uncovered similar to young diarist's.
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Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues

Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday that experts will continue analyzing data and scrutinizing debris washing ashore from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a bid to narrow down where it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. But Chester declined to specify what kind of breakthrough would convince officials to resume the search for the missing airliner that was suspended this week after almost three years.
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Puerto Ricans cheer commutation for nationalist Oscar Lopez

Car horns rang out across Puerto Rico on Tuesday after President Barack Obama announced he had commuted the prison sentence of 74-year-old nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera.
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Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump

President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump's legitimacy with fake allegations and "binding the president-elect hand and foot to prevent him from fulfilling his election promises."
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WikiLeaks says Obama clemency may have saved Manning's life

WikiLeaks says President Barack Obama may have saved Chelsea Manning's life by granting the former Army intelligence analyst clemency, but adds that the decision doesn't make up for the harm she has suffered.
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German nationalist calls for end to Nazi guilt

A prominent member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party wants to end the country's decades-long tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past.
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Mexico town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has come

Authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether extortion, street-level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind a shooting at an electronic music festival in this Caribbean resort town that left three foreigners and two Mexicans dead.
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Hunt for Flight 370 is over

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Nearly three years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean, Australia, China and Malaysia on Tuesday called off…
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Rome's 5-Star mayor admits errors after poor survey showing

Rome's embattled mayor, the highest-profile elected official of the populist 5-Star Movement, has gone on national television to admit to a series of errors that landed her in second-to-last place in an annual survey of Italy's mayors.
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Brazil struggles to curb prison violence that has killed 125

Brazilian authorities are scrambling to stop a wave of prison violence that has killed at least 125 inmates in two weeks, many with their heads cut off or their hearts and intestines ripped out.
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Italy convicts 8 South Americans in deaths from 1970s-80s

A Rome court on Tuesday convicted eight former South American political and military leaders in the disappearance and deaths of 23 people of Italian origin during the crackdown on leftists and intellectuals by the region's military dictatorships.
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Official: Puerto Rico govt could collapse if no steps taken

The administration of Puerto Rico's new governor warned on Tuesday that the government of the U.S. territory could shut down if dramatic measures to offset its financial crisis aren't taken soon.
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Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead

A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and wounding 200, a government official and doctors said.
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Top NATO general echoes Trump's 'obsolete' criticism

A top NATO general is conceding that parts of the military alliance need to be brought up to date following U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's claim that NATO is "obsolete."
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Tajani elected president of European Parliament

Antonio Tajani of the EPP Christian Democrat group was elected president of the European Parliament on Tuesday in a daylong polling series during which he defeated his socialist opponent.
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UN envoy warns any Israeli annexations risk peace prospects

Any attempt by Israel to annex part or all of the West Bank risks destroying prospects for peace with the Palestinians, the U.N. envoy trying to promote Middle East peace warned Tuesday.
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Air France searcher recalls defeat's pain as MH370 hunt ends

Searchers' frustration over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is difficult to overstate, from the monstrous waves that battered search crews in one of the world's most desolate stretches of ocean to the dearth of information on the plane's flight path that stymied investigators. And now, perhaps most brutal of all, comes the admission of defeat.
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The Latest: Greek lawmaker protests classes for refugee kids

The Latest on Europe's response to the inflow of asylum-seekers and migrants to the continent (all times local):
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Al-Shabab video appears to show killing of Ugandan soldier

Somalia's al-Shabab extremist group has released a video that appears to show the killing of a Ugandan soldier who had been held captive since an attack on an African Union peacekeeping base in 2015.
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The Latest: US hopes Brexit talks can avoid economic turmoil

The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local):
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$2 billion in aid sought for hardest-hit in Yemen civil war

About $2 billion in urgent aid is needed this year to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable victims of Yemen's civil war, or about 10 million of the country's 27 million people, the resident U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday.