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UK holiday spending squeezed by Brexit-related inflation

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LONDON (AP) — Retail sales in Britain sank in the holiday shopping month of December, official figures showed Friday, rounding off the worst year in...

Royal Shakespeare Company co-founder John Barton dies at 89

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LONDON (AP) — John Barton, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died. He was 89. The company said on its website Thursday night that...

Poll shows Swiss willing to keep paying for public TV, radio

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BERLIN (AP) — A new poll suggests the Swiss are willing to continue paying fees for public broadcasting before a referendum being closely watched...

Thailand's ruling generals running out of time
Thailand's ruling generals running out of time

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BANGKOK (AP) — Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand's ruling generals may be running out of time and it's not for a lack of watches. A growing...

Zimbabwe mourns Bennett, 'sharpest thorn' in Mugabe's side
Zimbabwe mourns Bennett, 'sharpest thorn' in Mugabe's side

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — He was called the "sharpest thorn" in Robert Mugabe's side. Zimbabwe on Friday mourned Roy Bennett, a white founding member of...

China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families

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BEIJING (AP) — The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two...

Storm's death toll in Germany rises to at least 8
Storm's death toll in Germany rises to at least 8

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BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say the death toll from a storm that swept across the country has increased to at least eight. Police in the...

Russian teenager attacks schoolmates with an ax, wounding 6
Russian teenager attacks schoolmates with an ax, wounding 6

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say a teenager armed with an ax has attacked fellow students at a school in southern Siberia, wounding five children...

Putin takes dip in icy Russian lake on Epiphany
Putin takes dip in icy Russian lake on Epiphany

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a dip in icy lake waters to celebrate Epiphany, a major holiday in Orthodox Christianity...

China Birth Rate
China Birth Rate

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In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, a visitor walks past an illuminated photo showing Chinese President Xi Jinping surrounded by children at an exhibition...

New Zealand prime minister says she's pregnant, due in June
New Zealand prime minister says she's pregnant, due in June

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's prime minister announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June. Jacinda Ardern, 37,...

In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches
In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight,...

Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first
Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in...

Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency
Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

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LONDON (AP) — A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless...

Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms
Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

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HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal...

Cambodia Politics
Cambodia Politics

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Cambodian People's Party, CPP, members attend their party's congress in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. CPP on Friday began its 3-day...

Approval of US leadership under Trump tumbles globally in poll

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LONDON — An annual Gallup poll of international support for U.S. leadership, conducted after President Donald Trump’s election and published Thursday,...

WTA signs lucrative 10-year deal to move finals to China
WTA signs lucrative 10-year deal to move finals to China

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The WTA has signed a long-term deal to move its season-ending WTA Finals to Shenzhen, China, in 2019 and will increase...

Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea
Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of the...

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile
Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

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IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — It was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis. First he celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding,...

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