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New oil price plunge sends ripples through global economySharply lower oil prices are sending ripples through the global economy, lending more spending power to consumers shopping for Christmas gifts and making fuel cheaper for people in poorer countries.
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, candles, lit by activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are placed outside Saudi Arabia's consulate, in Istanbul, during a candlelight vigil. President Donald Trump is facing mounting pressure to sternly rebuke Saudi Arabia over the death of Khashoggi. So far, Trump is resisting calls to harshly reprimand the close U.S. ally.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
Trump defies calls to punish crown prince for writer's deathPresident Donald Trump is defying calls from U.S. lawmakers to punish the Saudi crown prince for the slaying of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
This undated official photo taken from the Russian Interior Ministry web site shows Alexander Prokopchuk, Russian Interior Ministry general who's currently an Interpol vice president. Kremlin foes including financier Bill Browder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Alexei Navalny have warned that naming a top Russian police official to the job would undermine Interpol. Russian Interior Ministry spokesman Irina Volk on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 lashed out at critics, accusing them of running a "campaign to discredit" the Russian candidate Alexander Prokopchuk. (Russian Interior Ministry via AP)
The Latest: Kremlin critic salutes Interpol president choiceKremlin critic Bill Browder says common sense has prevailed with Interpol's decision to bypass a longtime veteran of Russia's security services and choose a South Korean as its new president
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Peacekeepers left more than 6,000 children in Liberia'Children they left behind': More than 6,000 Liberians fathered by peacekeepers come of age
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Inside of a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, is seen Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, a day after a suicide attack. A suicide bomber was able to sneak into the wedding hall where hundreds of Muslim religious scholars and clerics had gathered to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Taliban deny involvement in Kabul bombing that killed 55The Taliban have denied involvement in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed at least 55 people
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen along Kenya's coastKenya's police chief says gunmen have kidnapped an Italian volunteer along Kenya's coast
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Australian drug smuggler banned from Indonesia after releaseIndonesia says an Australian woman freed after serving nearly 14 years in prison for smuggling heroin into the tourist island of Bali will be deported and banned from the country for life
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
A man walks past the logo of Nissan Motor Co. at Nissan Motor Co. Global Headquarters in Yokohama near Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. France's Renault says it has decided to keep its CEO Carlos Ghosn on despite his arrest in Japan on allegations that he misused assets of partner Nissan Motor Co. and misreported his income. Renault's board of directors announced late Tuesday that the No. 2 at the company, Chief Operating Officer Thierry Bollore, would temporarily fill in for Ghosn. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Reports say Japan prosecutors to hold Ghosn for 10 more daysJapanese media report prosecutors will hold Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, 2nd executive for another 10 days
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
Amnesty to expand probe of US-led campaign in Syria's RaqqaAmnesty International is enlisting the help of thousands of online activists to speed up its investigation into the U.S.-led campaign that drove Islamic State militants from their self-styled capital of Raqqa but left the Syrian city in ruins
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during the budget debate of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Merkel says UN migrants pact is in Germany's interestChancellor Angela Merkel says it's in Germany's interest to support a U.N. agreement on migration that countries such as the United States, Hungary and Poland have rejected
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams stands as he speaks at a news conference, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Millcreek, Utah. McAdams declared victory Monday night in the tight race for a U.S. House seat in Utah, but his opponent, Republican Rep. Mia Love, didn't concede and The Associated Press has not called the race. (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP)
Once rising GOP star, Utah's Mia Love loses seat to DemocratOnce rising GOP star, Utah's Mia Love loses US House seat to Democrat
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file, photo, a doctor measures the arm of malnourished girl at the Aslam Health Center, Hajjah, Yemen. An estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen’s civil war in 2015, an international aid group said Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in YemenAn international aid group says an estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen's civil war in 2015
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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