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  • Wilders calls conviction is 'insanity', against 'half the Netherlands'
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    Wilders calls conviction is 'insanity', against 'half the Netherlands'

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders said his conviction on Friday of insulting a group and inciting discrimination was "insanity" and said the three judges who handed down the ruling were "haters" of his far-right Freedom Party (PVV). "Three PVV-hating

  • Philippine senators tell Duterte drug war must be legal, punish rogue police
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    Philippine senators tell Duterte drug war must be legal, punish rogue police

    Philippine senators have criticized the way President Rodrigo Duterte is carrying out his anti-narcotics campaign, saying it should be done within the bounds of the law and he must punish erring police officers. Senators said while they had found no clear proof that the rising number of extrajudicial

  • Reuters

    In graft fight, China makes it harder to move capital, people overseas

    China's difficulties in bringing home graft suspects who fled abroad have prompted tighter measures against illegal moves of capital and people beyond its borders, the government said on Friday. China has sought to build international cooperation in its hunts for corrupt officials overseas, after

  • Christian Science Monitor

    John Glenn: a life lived at full throttle, pointed ever upward

    Both Senator Glenn and Ms. Resnik were Ohio natives. A war hero, test pilot, space pioneer, and a Buckeye political icon, Glenn lived life like he flew, stick back and nose climbing, looking at the stars.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Governance by spectacle? Trump taps WWE's Linda McMahon to head SBA

    President-elect Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he would bring on Linda McMahon, a co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE), to run the Small Business Administration for his cabinet. In tapping her, Mr. Trump brings into the fold a fellow native of the world of mass-market spectacle

  • Christian Science Monitor

    As yet another general joins Trump's team, what does the pick reveal?

    The next administration “will be in desperate need” of foreign policy advice, Gen. John Kelly told Foreign Policy magazine in July. General Kelly looks set to join President-elect Donald Trump’s list of Cabinet nominees as secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a senior transition

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Megyn Kelly: Trump ushered in 'dangerous phase' for the media

    President-elect Donald Trump’s election baffled mainstream and left-leaning media outlets, leaving many concerned about how to proceed with coverage in the real estate mogul’s administration. Some liberals have expressed concern that Mr. Trump’s administration could ignore – or ban from the White House

  • Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul
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    Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi army says troops have entered another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group in the southeastern part of Mosul.

  • Associated Press

    Correction: Israel-Palestinians story

    SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story June 11 about the FIFA Congress, The Associated Press reported erroneously that performer Mohammed Assaf wore a Muslim headscarf. Assaf's black and white headscarf is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.

  • Brexit minister 'not really interested' in transitional Brexit deal: FT says
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    Brexit minister 'not really interested' in transitional Brexit deal: FT says

    Britain's Brexit minister David Davis is "not really interested" in a transitional deal to cushion the country from the effects of leaving the European Union, he told a private meeting with the City of London Corporation, the Financial Times reported on Friday. The FT, citing a memo of

  • AP Photo Gallery: German Christmas markets draw crowds
    Associated Press

    AP Photo Gallery: German Christmas markets draw crowds

    BERLIN (AP) — The aroma of hot mulled gluehwein wine mingling with the scent of bratwurst, roasted almonds and gingerbread: these are among the signature attractions of Germany's outdoor Christmas markets.

  • Associated Press

    Bomb blasts kill 10 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say two explosions have ripped through a market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town, and a survivor says they killed at least 10 people.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 12:19 p.m. GMT

    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the United States will stick with Afghanistan for years to come. "America is and will remain committed to a sovereign and secure Afghanistan," Carter said in a joint appearance in Kabul with Afghanistan's

  • Defense Secretary Carter makes surprise visit to Afghanistan
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    Defense Secretary Carter makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the United States will stick with Afghanistan for years to come.

  • Reuters

    Tiny parties throng to have their say on Italy's new leader

    By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - President Sergio Mattarella is consulting a total of 23 parties to help him find a successor to outgoing Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, showing how little progress Italy has made in reducing its political fragmentation. On Friday and Saturday Mattarella will meet separately

  • The Latest: Investigation finds 'unprecedented' cheating
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    The Latest: Investigation finds 'unprecedented' cheating

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Russian doping report (all times local):

  • Associated Press

    Celebrate closer EU union? Not with all that division

    MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's Commission chief has used the 25th anniversary of the summit to reinforce the goal of an ever-closer union to lambast some member states that refuse to apply common rules and said the bloc needs to rethink a looser relation for those not fully committed

  • Associated Press

    Thai Navy shows off technology to fight fishing abuses

    SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Thailand's navy is showing off new technology to monitor fishing boats in a renewed effort to crack down on illegal fishing, forced labor and corruption in the seafood industry.

  • Reuters

    Dutch politician Wilders says his conviction is attempt to silence him

    Dutch politician Geert Wilders said on Friday his conviction for insulting Moroccans and inciting discrimination against them was an attempt to silence him before a national election in March that would fail. Wilders was convicted over a televised 2014 incident in which he led supporters in chanting

  • Japan doubles cost estimate for Fukushima cleanup
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    Japan doubles cost estimate for Fukushima cleanup

    TOKYO (AP) — The estimated cost of cleaning up Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to nearly 22 trillion yen ($190 billion), with decommissioning expenses expected to continue to increase, a government panel said Friday.

  • Civilians stream out of crumbling rebel enclave in Aleppo
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    Civilians stream out of crumbling rebel enclave in Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of civilians streamed out of eastern Aleppo by foot on Friday as Syrian troops and allied forces waged a relentless campaign to drive rebels from their rapidly crumbling enclave.

  • Reuters

    Hundreds of men from east Aleppo missing: U.N. rights office

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Hundreds of men from eastern Aleppo have gone missing after leaving rebel-held areas, the United Nations' human rights office said on Friday, voicing deep concern that government forces could be mistreating them. U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville

  • Bosnia to answer thousands of questions for EU candidacy
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    Bosnia to answer thousands of questions for EU candidacy

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — European Union Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn is delivering to Bosnian authorities thousands of questions about the country's economy, politics, judiciary and bureaucracy that need to be answered satisfactorily in order for the country to be granted EU

  • Dutch court convicts anti-Islam politician Wilders of inciting discrimination
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    Dutch court convicts anti-Islam politician Wilders of inciting discrimination

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch court on Friday convicted politician Geert Wilders of insulting a group and inciting discrimination, but it imposed no penalty on him. The charges stem from a 2014 incident in which Wilders led supporters to chant that they wanted "Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!" Moroccans

  • Over 80 child sex abuse suspects, nearly 100 clubs: UK police
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    Over 80 child sex abuse suspects, nearly 100 clubs: UK police

    Police have identified 83 potential suspects in the child sex abuse scandal that has rocked English football and believe 98 clubs from all levels have been 'impacted', the National Police Chiefs Council revealed on Friday. The scandal -- in which two men have been charged with sex abuse although