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March 14, 2017 - 12:57 pm
KOBOKO, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's government has begun a campaign of "population engineering" to relocate people over their ethnicity, a United Nations expert said Tuesday, as civil war continues under warnings of genocide. Yasmin Sooka told the U.N. Human Rights Council that a government...
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Pizzas are displayed near a sign listing the police operations against restaurants and bars owned by the Camorra crime syndicate, during a report on organized crime infiltration in Italy's much prized food and agriculture businesses at the Coldiretti, the Italian farmers association headquarters in Rome, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Organized crime has a seemingly insatiable appetite for farm and food businesses, one of the few economic sectors experiencing growth during Italy's protracted economic crisis. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 14, 2017 - 10:56 am
ROME (AP) — Organized crime has a seemingly insatiable appetite for farm and food businesses, one of the few economic sectors experiencing growth during Italy's protracted economic crisis. Anti-mafia prosecutors and Italy's farm lobby Coldiretti on Tuesday expressed concern that the country's crime...
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Woman golfer Jeanette Siehenthiler plays on the 18th hole after it was announced that women will be admitted as members of Muirfield Golf Club after a membership ballot was held by The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, in Gullane, Scotland Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Muirfield Golf Club voted Tuesday to admit female members for the first time in its 273-year history, paving the way for the Scottish golf club to again host the British Open. ( Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
March 14, 2017 - 8:56 am
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Muirfield has voted to admit female members for the first time in its 273-year history, paving the way for the Scottish golf club to again host the British Open. The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns Muirfield and is the world's oldest golf club, held a...
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In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, the Aris 13 oil tanker is seen from a helicopter in the harbor of Gladstone, Australia. Pirates have hijacked the Aris 13 oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012. (Kevin Finnigan/Tropic Maritime Images via AP)
March 14, 2017 - 8:52 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, local officials and an expert said Tuesday, the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012. The reported seizure Monday of the Aris 13 came as a surprise to the...
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March 14, 2017 - 6:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has suspended a Polish lawmaker for 10 days after he said during a debate that women should earn less than men because they are weaker, smaller and less intelligent. Parliament President Antonio Tajani said Tuesday that Janusz Korwin-Mikke will be suspended...
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March 14, 2017 - 6:37 am
PARIS (AP) — The EU's Court of Justice says that banning Muslim headscarves in the workplace does not constitute "direct discrimination." The decision on Tuesday applies to private businesses, but clarifies a long-standing question about whether partial bans by some countries on religious symbols...
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March 14, 2017 - 4:58 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's royal household says the German husband of Queen Margrethe's younger sister, Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, has died suddenly. He was 82. The royal palace said Tuesday that he passed away on Monday at the Berleburg Castle in central Germany where...
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Turkish security barricades surround the Dutch embassy, the green building at the center, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, March 13, 2017. Tensions between Turkey and Western Europe simmered Monday, with Turkey's foreign ministry formally protesting the treatment of a Turkish minister who was escorted out of the Netherlands over the weekend and what Turkey called a "disproportionate" use of force against demonstrators at a protest afterward. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
March 14, 2017 - 4:33 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between Turkey and Western Europe (all times local): 12:25 p.m. The mayor of Rotterdam says that specialized armed security forces he sent to a standoff with a Turkish minister on Saturday night had permission to open fire if necessary. Speaking late...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Asian stock markets drifted in slow trading on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's meeting and a batch of economic and political events later this week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 14, 2017 - 4:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets drifted in slow trading on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's meeting, and a batch of economic and political events later this week. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.1 percent to 7,373.68 while France's CAC 40...
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Turkish security barricades surround the Dutch embassy, the green building at the center, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, March 13, 2017. Tensions between Turkey and Western Europe simmered Monday, with Turkey's foreign ministry formally protesting the treatment of a Turkish minister who was escorted out of the Netherlands over the weekend and what Turkey called a "disproportionate" use of force against demonstrators at a protest afterward. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
March 14, 2017 - 4:30 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between Turkey and Western Europe (all times local): 10:25 a.m. The mayor of Rotterdam says that specialized armed security forces he sent to a standoff with a Turkish minister on Saturday night had permission to open fire if necessary. Speaking late...
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