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From right: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Vice President of the German Parliament Bundestag Claudia Roth, France's President Emmanuel Macron, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the President of Germany's upper house Bundesrat Daniel Guenther and the President of Germany's Federal Constitutional Court Andreas Vosskuhle attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Central Memorial for the Victims of War and Dictatorship in Berlin, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euroFrench President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, both limping in the polls, are looking for common approaches to Donald Trump and fixing the flaws in the euro currency
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Why 4K Mines Exploded for No Apparent ReasonA new paper says dozens—and by one account up to four thousand—US mines detonated during the Vietnam war due to a historic solar storm, Atlas Obscura reports. Published in Space Weather , the paper investigates why mines exploded in 1972 off the coast of North Vietnam near Hai Phong...
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Protesters bloc the traffic on on the place de la Concorde to protest fuel taxes in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. France is bracing for a nationwide traffic mess as drivers plan to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. Placard read, "get upset, lot much taxes, to much suicide, to much homeless people, wake up". (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Scattered tax protests persist in France; injuries up to 409Grassroots protests over hikes in taxes on diesel fuel and gasoline have continued in France, though on a far smaller scale than ones a day earlier that paralyzed traffic around the country
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Salif Keita performs during a concert in Bamako, Mali, early Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Mali Singer and albino activist Salif Keita has dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May. The concert on Saturday night Nov. 17, 2018, followed a forum on protecting albino people in Africa that Keita assembled. (AP Photo/Mohamed Kodio)
African singer makes persecution of fellow albinos visibleSinger-songwriter and albino activist Salif Keita assembled an international forum on protecting albino people in Africa and dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, left, and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, center,  attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
Netanyahu takes on defense post amid call for early pollsIsrael's Netanyahu takes on defense minister portfolio, rejecting calls to dissolve his government
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Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, left, and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, center,  attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
The Latest: Israeli PM Netanyahu takes over defense ministryIsrael's prime minister says he will also take over as defense minister and is rejecting calls to hold early elections
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Turkey warns ExxonMobil against drilling with Greek CypriotsTurkey's Foreign Ministry has cautioned an international energy company against cooperating with the government of Cyprus in its search for gas
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto as they pose for a photo in Helsinki, Finland. Niinisto said in an interview published on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 that he briefed Trump in the wake of the California wildfires on how the Nordic country effectively monitors its substantial forest resources with a well-working surveillance system. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Finland's president rakes memory for source of Trump remarkFinland's president isn't sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking leaves is part of his country's routine for managing its substantial forests
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Official: Car bomb in Iraq's Tikrit kills 5An Iraqi security official says five people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the city of Tikrit
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2009 file photo, then-U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Zalmay Khalilzad, speaks to reporters at the United Nations headquarters. Taliban officials said Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 that Pakistan has released Abdul Samad Sani, a U.S.-designated terrorist who served as the Afghan Central Bank governor during the militants' rule, along with a lower-ranking commander named Salahuddin. It came as U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad launched a second tour of the region, with stops in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates as well as Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Taliban hold talks with US envoy in QatarThe Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A man is detained after protesting against a far-right rally in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Hundreds of people nostalgic for Spain's fascist past held a rally on Sunday to mark the 43rd anniversary of dictator Francisco Franco's death. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Feminist activists interrupt Franco memorial event in MadridSpanish police have intervened to keep trouble from erupting at a rally marking the anniversary of military dictator Francisco Franco's death after feminist protesters interrupted the event
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Report: Iran arrests 4 workers protesting unpaid salariesIran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's authorities have detained four workers protesting not having been paid their salaries for months in the southwestern province of Khuzestan
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