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By: Associated Press
November 23, 2017 Updated: November 23, 2017 at 10:16 pm


Tribune News Service

International Budget for Friday, November 24, 2017

Updated at 0415 UTC (11:15 p.m. U.S. EST Thursday).

Additional news stories, including full U.S. coverage, appear on the MCT-NEWS-BJT and MCT-NEWSFEATURES-BJT.


^Myanmar says it will take back Rohingya refugees<

MYANMAR-ROHINGYA:BLO _ Myanmar has agreed to take back hundreds and thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka said.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and Myanmar's Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe signed the agreement in Myanmar Thursday, the day after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson condemned Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya as "ethnic cleansing."

250 by Arun Devnath in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Kyaw Thu in Bangkok. MOVED


^Merkel offered path to a majority government as resistance wanes<

GERMANY:BLO Germany's biggest opposition party is ready to begin talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on a minority government, offering her a way to restore political leadership.

It's the first sign the Social Democratic Party is ready to help Merkel remain in office after her talks on forming a coalition with three other parties fell apart.

400 by Birgit Jennen and Arne Delfs in Berlin. MOVED



^8 North Koreans found on boat in northern Japan<

JAPAN-NKOREA:DPA _ A wooden boat carrying eight men claiming to be from North Korea has washed up on the coast of northern Japan, local media reported Friday, citing local police.

Police found the eight men on a marina in the city of Yurihonjo, after they received a call from a local resident late Thursday, broadcaster NHK reported.

150 in Tokyo. MOVED

^Mugabe won't be prosecuted in Zimbabwe, ruling party says<

ZIMBABWE:BLO Former President Robert Mugabe won't face prosecution and is free to remain in the Zimbabwe after his resignation on Tuesday after 37 years in power.

150 by Brian Latham in Harare, Zimbabwe. MOVED


^Rwanda offers to host 30,000 African migrants sold as slaves in Libya<

RWANDA-SLAVES:DPA _ Rwanda's government has offered to host up to 30,000 African migrants held as slaves by armed groups in Libya.

Thursday's announcement came after CNN showed video of African migrants being auctioned off as slave labor in Libya for as little as $400.

150 by dpa in Kigali, Rwanda. MOVED

^Caribbean gets $2 billion to rebuild, but US gave only $4.3 million of that<


The two biggest surprises, however, came from the United States and Haiti, members said.

The U.S., long a leading donor and supporter of the region, pledged just $4.3 million, far less than Canada's $78 million or China's $30 million. Haiti, still recovering from its own 2010 earthquake and brushes with two hurricanes, offered $250,000.

650 by Jacqueline Charles. MOVED


^Argentina says missing sub suffered explosion but doesn't know the crew's fate<

ARGENTINA-SUBMARINE-1ST-LEDE:LA _ An international flotilla of ships and several high-tech aircraft searching for a missing Argentine submarine focused on an area in the southern Atlantic Ocean on Thursday after authorities confirmed acoustical evidence of an explosion coming from the lost vessel with 44 crew members aboard.

The Argentine navy confirmed Thursday that its missing submarine, the San Juan, experienced an explosion Nov. 15, three hours after Capt. Pedro Fernandez called to report a power system failure.

800 by Andres D'Alessandro in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Chris Kraul in Bogota, Colombia. MOVED



^In message to troops, Trump claims 'win' in Afghanistan<


"I have to say just directly to the folks in Afghanistan: Everybody's talking about the progress you've made in the last few months since I opened it up," Trump said, according to pool reports.

"We opened it up. We said, 'Go ahead; we're going to fight to win.' We're not fighting anymore to just walk around. We're fighting to win, and you people are really, you've turned it around over the last three to four months like nobody's seen. And they are talking about it. So thank you very much.

200 (with trim) by Tracy Wilkinson. MOVED


^Flynn lawyers are said to stop cooperation with Trump legal team<

USRUSSIA-HACKING-FLYNN:BLO _ The legal team for former national security adviser Michael Flynn has stopped sharing information with President Donald Trump's lawyers about the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, said two people familiar with the probe.

The move signals that Flynn, who was fired by the president in February, may be in discussions of some kind with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between Trump associates and Russia.

450 by Margaret Talev and Tom Schoenberg in Washington. MOVED


^As young immigrants' 2017 prospects fade, supporters mount huge push<

^DACA-WINDOW-ADV27:WA_< With prospects dimming for a deal this year to prevent young immigrants brought the to U.S. as children from deportation, sympathetic groups are planning a big push over the next few weeks to force the issue back to the top of Washington's agenda.

Activists see their December bid as their last, best shot to save 800,000 young immigrants protected by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

They face a tough challenge, with the White House distracted by tax reform and Congress reluctant to act quickly to save the program.

750 by Franco Ordonez, Emily Cadei and Andrea Drusch in Washington. MOVED




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