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Turkish prosecutors launch probe into 2 US attorneys

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:38
Turkey’s state news agency says prosecutors have launched an investigation into the U.S. attorneys trying a Turkish-Iranian businessman for sanctions-busting.

Lebanon’s Hariri says he is returning to his country, confirms he is resigning amid political tensions

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:38
Lebanon’s Hariri says he is returning to his country, confirms he is resigning amid political tensions.

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

BBC - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:35
The Australian's powerful rhythm guitar riffs helped propel the heavy rock group to stardom.

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

REUTERS - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:23
PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week.

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

AP - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:20
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. 2017-11-18T04:16:00-05:00 2017-11-18T09:16:41-05:00
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Designer Azzedine Alaia, known for clingy style, dies at 77

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:06
Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, an iconoclast whose clingy dresses marked the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died at age 77.

Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, whose clingy dresses marked the 1980s and 1990s and won famous fans, dies at 77

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:06
Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, whose clingy dresses marked the 1980s and 1990s and won famous fans, dies at 77.

Police: At least 6 officers injured during Odessa protest

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:06
Police in the Ukrainian city of Odessa say the police chief and at least five other officers have been injured during confrontations with protesters.

Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris as Macron plays mediator

REUTERS - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:06
PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, arrived in Paris on Saturday as part of French mediation efforts aimed at trying to ease tensions across the region.

Is Zimbabwe ready to move on without Mugabe?

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:51
Marchers call for the longtime president to step down.

The Latest: Southern African bloc to discuss Zimbabwe

AP - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:51
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 2017-11-18T03:48:00-05:00 2017-11-18T08:48:12-05:00
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Rare Tintin art fetches $500,000 at Paris auction

BBC - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:50
The picture from the album King Ottokar's Sceptre was among items by Belgian artist Hergé

Six Russian Tu-22M3 bombers hit Islamic State facilities near Syria’s Abu Kamal

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:40
The bombers had destroyed military personnel, hardware and weapons of the militants

Zimbabwe protesters begin marching towards Mugabe residence

REUTERS - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:37
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabweans celebrating the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe began marching towards his residence in the capital Harare on Saturday, live television pictures showed, as the country prepared to oust its leader of the last 37 years.

Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute ‘life or death’

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:35
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, has delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects.

Spanish police protest in Madrid to demand better pay

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:35
Thousands of Spanish police officers have packed a central square in Madrid to demand higher salaries and better working conditions.

Suleymanoglu, 3-time Olympic gold weightlifter, dies at 50

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:35
Turkey’s official news agency says Naim Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who was known as “Pocket Hercules” and who won three Olympic gold medals, has died. He was 50.

The Latest: South Africa: 'Early days' in Zimbabwe talks

AP - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:30
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 2017-11-18T03:16:00-05:00 2017-11-18T08:16:15-05:00
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Frustrated foreign leaders bypass Washington in search of blue-state allies

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:20
Eager to work around the Trump White House, European officials are courting governors and big-city mayors.

5 militants, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

WASHINGTON POST - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:20
Officials say five suspected militants and an Indian air force commando have been killed in a fierce gunbattle in disputed Kashmir.

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