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Oops! Radio reporter calls wrong Robert Shapiro on air

LONDON (AP) — Will the real Robert Shapiro please take the microphone? BBC radio presenter Evan Davis was left in an embarrassing situation Thursday while introducing a segment on a...
Jan. 17, 2020

South Korea to decide fate of 1st transgender soldier

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine next week whether to discharge a solider who recently undertook gender reassessment surgery,...
Jan. 17, 2020

SoftBank to invest $40 billion for new Indonesia capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Japan's SoftBank is offering to invest $30 billion to $40 billion in the development of a new Indonesian capital, an official said Friday. The billionaire founder...
Jan. 17, 2020

Crews round up over 1,700 piglets after semi overturns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Iowa had to round up more than 1,700 young pigs who were in a semi-trailer that overturned Thursday on a freeway just north...
Jan. 17, 2020

UK psychiatric group cites social media dangers to the young

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal College of Psychiatrists is urging that mammoth tech companies like Facebook and Twitter turn over research about possible dangers caused to young people by excessive...
Jan. 17, 2020

Sales of flowers, pork push Dutch farm exports to new record

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch agriculture exports rose 4.6% in 2019 from the previous year to a new record of 94.5 billion euros ($105.2 billion), the country's statistics office...
Jan. 17, 2020

Ukrainian prime minister submits resignation after tapes

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying the country's president knows nothing about the economy. In a Facebook...
Jan. 17, 2020

China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls

BEIJING (AP) — China's population crept past 1.4 billion last year for the first time, even as the birthrate continues to fall. The National Bureau of Statistics said Friday the...
Jan. 17, 2020

Germany gives investigators more tools against child porn

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved legislation that will allow investigators to use computer-generated child pornography to gain access to suspect internet portals. The Justice Ministry said...
Jan. 17, 2020

French chef Bocuse restaurant loses 3rd star after 55 years

PARIS (AP) — The restaurant of French chef Paul Bocuse, who died two years ago, has lost one of its Michelin stars after holding three since 1965, a world record...
Jan. 17, 2020

Bayern Munich fans accuse club of turning blind eye to Qatar

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich fans fed up with the club’s longstanding links with Qatar organized a meeting to discuss the club's lack of response to allegations of human rights...
Jan. 17, 2020

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday. Fiat Chrysler is in the process...
Jan. 17, 2020

Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers

HONG KONG (AP) — The airline Hong Kong Express has apologized for having required some female passengers bound for the U.S. territory of Saipan to take pregnancy tests. The low-cost...
Jan. 17, 2020

Top Iran leader: Trump is a 'clown' who will betray Iranians

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said President Donald Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people but will “push a poisonous dagger” into their...
Jan. 17, 2020

South Sudan rivals agree to meet unity government deadline

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s rival leaders have agreed to form a coalition government by the February deadline, a South African special envoy says. South Sudan President Salva...
Jan. 17, 2020

Iran top leader: West won't 'bring Iranians to their knees'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says Western countries are too weak to "bring Iranians to their knees." Addressing Friday prayers for the first time since 2012, Ayatollah Ali...
Jan. 17, 2020

Iran's top leader says Western countries are too weak to 'bring Iranians to their knees'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader says Western countries are too weak to 'bring Iranians to their knees'.
Jan. 17, 2020

Global stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal

Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after China reported 6.1% economic growth in 2019 and Washington and Beijing signed an interim trade agreement. London and Frankfurt opened...
Jan. 17, 2020

Iran's top leader: Trump is 'clown' who will betray Iranians

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said President Donald Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people, as he addressed Friday prayers In Tehran for...
Jan. 17, 2020

Top Iran leader says Trump is a 'clown' who pretends support

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says President Donald Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people. Addressing Friday prayers for the first time since...
Jan. 17, 2020

Iran's leader says President Donald Trump is a 'clown' who pretends to support Iranians but will betray them

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's leader says President Donald Trump is a 'clown' who pretends to support Iranians but will betray them.
Jan. 17, 2020

Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing of “Music to be Murdered By” on Friday. The follow-up to 2018's “Kamikaze” — also released without warning — was announced...
Jan. 17, 2020

Germany: ugly anti-Semitic remnant at center of court battle

WITTENBERG, Germany (AP) — High on the wall of a German church where Martin Luther once preached, an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism is now at the center of...
Jan. 17, 2020

Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec

TOKYO (AP) — The legal team of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn issued a statement Friday refuting the latest allegations by the Japanese automaker against the fugitive businessman. Nissan Motor...
Jan. 17, 2020

Top Iran leader praises missile attack on US forces in Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says its missile attack on U.S. troops in Iraq earlier this month was a “blow to America's image” as a superpower, as he...
Jan. 17, 2020

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