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Carrefour, Chinese tech giant Tencent form alliance

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:54
Carrefour and Chinese tech giant Tencent announced an alliance in China on Tuesday, joining a rush of companies trying to link the strengths of online and offline retailing.

France asks why US is pressuring Europeans on Iran deal

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:54
France’s foreign minister is expressing annoyance that the Trump administration is pressuring European allies to redesign the Iranian nuclear deal to fit U.S. needs.

Egypt’s military to investigate presidential hopeful, retired Gen. Sami Annan, for allegedly breaching army regulations

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:54
Egypt’s military to investigate presidential hopeful, retired Gen. Sami Annan, for allegedly breaching army regulations.

Pakistan official: Suspect caught in killing of 7-year-old

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:07
A Pakistani official says a man suspected in the rape and killing of a 7-year-old girl has been arrested in a breakthrough in a case that has stirred outrage across the country.

China faces protests after investment scheme collapses

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:07
Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors.

Carrefour, Chinese tech giant Tencent form alliance

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:07
Carrefour and Chinese technology giant Tencent have announced a cooperation agreement in China and a possible investment to develop online retailing and other technology.

Japanese volcano erupts, raining rocks onto ski slope and triggering avalanche

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:04
One soldier on a training exercise was killed, and a dozen people were injured.

Mattis says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:04
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey’s ground and air offensive against a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria is distracting from international efforts to ensure the defeat of the Islamic State group.

Egypt’s Brotherhood offers support to presidential hopeful

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:41
A senior Muslim Brotherhood leader has written an open letter to a retired Egyptian army general seeking to run for president, listing the outlawed group’s conditions for supporting his candidacy against Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a general-turned-president who has decimated the Brotherhood since removing it from power in 2013.

South Korean identified as 4th victim in Prague hotel fire

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:41
Czech police say they have identified a South Korean woman as the final victim in a hotel fire in downtown Prague that killed four tourists.

Rights activists’ car torched in Russia’s North Caucasus

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:27
A prominent Russian human rights group says unknown attackers have torched one of its cars in the North Caucasus in yet another assault on the activists.

Trump’s global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:27
President Donald Trump’s dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it “devastating” because Trump went where no administration had gone before.

The Latest: Spain works to prevent Puigdemont slipping in

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:27
The Latest on former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s visit to Denmark (all times local):

Pope partially apologizes to Chilean abuse victims, but still backs controversial bishop

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:16
The pope admitted that his words must have come across as a "slap in the face" of victims.

The Latest: Tourists in Italy evacuated after avalanche

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:07
The Latest on winter weather in Europe (all times local):

The Latest: Pence says US aims to pull out of Iran nuke deal

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:58
The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel (all times local):

Young Hong Kong activist Wong bailed again pending appeal

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:58
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong says a court has granted him bail so he can appeal a second prison sentence related to 2014’s “Umbrella Movement” protests.

Sweden: Chinese ambassador summoned over Gui disappearance

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:37
Sweden has summoned China’s ambassador in the Scandinavian country over reports that Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen, has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October.

Australian refugee advocates say 40 refugees bound for US

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:37
Refugee advocates say a group of 40 refugees denied entry to Australia has left an immigration camp on Papua New Guinea bound for resettlement in the United States.

Afghan official: Death toll from Kabul attack rises to 22

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:37
An Afghan official says that the death toll from the Taliban attack over the weekend on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel has risen to 22, including 14 foreigners and eight Afghans.

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