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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives for a Libya conference in Palermo, Italy, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Representatives of Libya's quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation started meetings in Sicily Monday, as Italy encourages a political settlement that could bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants from crossing the Mediterranean to Europe's southern shores. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
November 13, 2018 - 5:05 am
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Italy's premier has hosted a meeting of Libya's rival leaders on the sidelines of a conference aiming to help its former colony crack down on Islamic militants and human trafficking. Witnesses say Premier Giuseppe Conte presided over a meeting and handshake Tuesday between...
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FILE - IN this Nov. 6, 2018, photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, listens during a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, at the presidential palace, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ghani is denying the Taliban is winning the war in Afghanistan despite a continuing wave of deadly militant attacks and signs the militants are expanding areas under their control. Ghani said the Afghan state is not at risk of collapse and reiterated his government's intent to seek a negotiated peace. Ghani was speaking by video to an audience in Washington. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
November 12, 2018 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Afghanistan told a U.S. audience Monday that his country is not losing the war to the Taliban and is not at risk of collapse amid escalating attacks by the militant group and an expansion of the territory it controls. President Ashraf Ghani said his administration...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria. A gathering of leaders of Libya’s quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation opens in Monday Nov. 12, 2018, where Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte will be greeting arrivals Monday evening in Sicily, aimed at finding a political settlement that would bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe’s southern shores. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)
November 12, 2018 - 7:33 am
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Representatives of Libya's quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation were attending a conference in Sicily Monday aimed at finding a political settlement to bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants from...
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(From L) Morocco's Prince Moulay Hassan, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Niger's President's wife Lalla Malika Issoufou, Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou and Republic of Guinea's President Alpha Conde walk towards the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, France, as part of the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
November 11, 2018 - 8:00 pm
PARIS (AP) — The latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The spokesman for Petro Poroshenko says the Ukrainian president has met with the leaders of Germany and France in Paris amid the ceremonies commemorating the end of World War I, and that...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris for a lunch after participating in a World War I Commemoration Ceremony, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. International leaders are taking place in a ceremony in Paris on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
November 11, 2018 - 5:10 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving at least six Palestinians dead just as Israel and Hamas had appeared to be making progress toward ratcheting down months of border violence. It was not immediately...
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November 11, 2018 - 8:26 am
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says Iranian border guards have killed two people trying to cross through an illegal route from the Panjgur district in Baluchistan. Sabir Baluch, a Baluchistan Levies Force official, says Sunday three others were wounded and taken to a Panjgur hospital...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 2, 2018 file photo, flames and smoke rise from an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane after it crashed near Savannah, Ga. Investigators say the cause of the military plane crash that left nine people dead was pilot error. Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died when the plane plunged onto Georgia Highway 21 shortly after takeoff from the Savannah airport. (James Lavine via AP, File)
November 10, 2018 - 8:58 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The cause of a military plane crash that left nine people dead outside Savannah, Georgia, was pilot error, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board. Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died May 2 when the plane plunged onto Georgia...
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November 10, 2018 - 9:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian newspaper says video released by the self-styled Libyan National Army shows a businessman allegedly linked to a private contractor that sent mercenaries to Syria at a meeting with the head of the Libyan army and top Russian military officials. Novaya Gazeta reported Friday...
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November 08, 2018 - 5:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Amy Juan drove two hours north from her remote community on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to rally against the deployment of troops there. She's one of many residents of the Southwest who oppose and are speaking out against President Donald Trump's deployment of over 5,000...
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Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp casts his ballot as his youngest daughter Amy Porter looks on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Winterville, Ga. Kemp is in a close race with Democrat Stacey Abrams. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 06, 2018 - 7:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on voting problems in the midterm election (all times local): 7:13 p.m. Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp — who is also in charge of the state's election — had problems voting. The Georgia governor's race is one of the most closely-watched in the...
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