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Niger army spokesman: Jihadist attack kills 71 soldiers

NIAMEY, Niger — About 100 Islamic militants ambushed an army camp in western Niger, a military spokesman said late Wednesday, killing at least 71 soldiers in the deadliest attack on the West African country’s forces in years.
A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

STOCKHOLM — A$AP Rocky is back in Sweden. The American rapper is set to perform late Wednesday in Stockholm, where he was convicted of assault in August over a street brawl.
Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time Person of the Year

Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time Person of the Year

MADRID — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honoured Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade.
Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate alone Wednesday and signalled that it expects to keep low rates unchanged through next year. The Fed's decision follows three rate cuts earlier this year.
Afghan bomber hits medical facility near US base, 2 killed

Afghan bomber hits medical facility near US base, 2 killed

KABUL — A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility Wednesday near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of Afghanistan's capital, the U.S. military and Afghan officials said.
Nobel winner Handke not welcome in Sarajevo and Kosovo

Nobel winner Handke not welcome in Sarajevo and Kosovo

SARAJEVO, Bosnia — Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke was on Wednesday proclaimed persona non-grata in the Bosnian capital and in Kosovo for his apologist views toward Serb war crimes during the wars in the 1990s.
Democrats' impeachment charges say Trump betrayed the nation

Democrats' impeachment charges say Trump betrayed the nation

WASHINGTON — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, declaring he “betrayed the nation” with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presi
Oink oink, cha-ching: $3 million found in barrels of pork

Oink oink, cha-ching: $3 million found in barrels of pork

SHELBY, N.C. — Barrels of raw pork shoulder were riding fat in a tractor trailer pulled over by North Carolina deputies.
Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia — The South Pacific region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea, results showed Wednesday.
Thunberg accuses leaders of 'creative PR' at climate talks

Thunberg accuses leaders of 'creative PR' at climate talks

MADRID — Activist Greta Thunberg accused the business and political leaders of misleading the public by holding climate talks that are not achieving real action against what she called the world's “climate emergency.
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