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'A very big deal': US men's soccer team moves on with World Cup win over Iran

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with USA Today columnist Christine Brennan about the U.S. men’s soccer team advancing in the World Cup and how the tournament has shined a light on protests in Iran.
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VIDEO: 'A very big deal': US men's soccer team moves on with World Cup win over Iran
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Panama confronts illegal trafficking of animals

In a tropical forest beside the Panama Canal, two endangered, black-handed spider monkeys swing about their wire enclosure balanced by their long tails
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Colombia asks for legal status for its people already in US

Colombia wants the Biden administration to grant temporary legal status to its citizens now living in the United States, noting its own efforts to address regional migration by hosting 2 million Venezuelans who fled their homes
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FILE - President of Colombia Gustavo Petro arrives for a diner at the Elysee Palace to close the Peace Forum event, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 in Paris. In a letter released Tuesday Nov. 29, Colombia said that it wants the Biden administration to grant temporary legal status to its citizens now living in the United States, noting its own efforts to address regional migration by hosting 2 million Venezuelans who fled their homes. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
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Australian Parliament censures former prime minister

Australia’s former Prime Minister Scott Morrison has listed his achievements in government including standing up to a “bullying" China as he unsuccessfully argued against being censured by the Parliament for secretly amassing multiple ministerial powers
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Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, standing at rear, speaks during a censure motion against him in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Morrison has listed his achievements in government including standing up to a "bullying" China as he unsuccessfully argued against being censured by the Parliament for secretly amassing multiple ministerial powers. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
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Australian Parliament censures former prime minister

Australia’s former Prime Minister Scott Morrison has listed his achievements in government including standing up to a “bullying" China as he unsuccessfully argued against being censured by the Parliament for secretly amassing multiple ministerial powers
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Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, standing at rear, speaks during a censure motion against him in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Morrison has listed his achievements in government including standing up to a "bullying" China as he unsuccessfully argued against being censured by the Parliament for secretly amassing multiple ministerial powers. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
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Bodies-in-suitcases suspect appears in New Zealand court

A woman who was extradited from South Korea this week after the bodies of her two children were found in abandoned suitcases has made her first court appearance in New Zealand
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FILE - A woman, center, leaves to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office at Ulsan Jungbu police station in Ulsan, South Korea, on Sept. 15, 2022. A South Korean court has approved the extradition of the 42-year-old woman facing murder charges in New Zealand over her possible connection to the bodies of two long-dead children found abandoned in suitcases in August. The Seoul High Court said Friday, Nov. 11, its decision came after the unidentified woman agreed to be sent back to New Zealand. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP, File)
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Finland says it must ensure Ukraine wins war against Russia

Finland’s leader says it must give more weapons and support to Ukraine to ensure it wins its war against Russia
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Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin addresses a press conference at the Auckland Museum, in Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Marin says it must give more weapons and support to Ukraine to ensure it wins its war against Russia. (Michael Craig/New Zealand Herald via AP)
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El Salvador to repurchase more of its debt

El Salvador’s government will make a second buyback of its sovereign debt bonds maturing in 2023 and 2025 as it tries to calm market concerns that it could default on its debt
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FILE - El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele participates in the closing ceremony of a congress for cryptocurrency investors in Santa Maria Mizata, El Salvador, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. El Salvador's government announced Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, that it will make a second buyback of its sovereign debt bonds maturing in 2023 and 2025 as it tries to calm market concerns that it could default on its debt. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez, File)
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Inter-American Human Rights Court says Nicaragua in contempt

The Inter-American Human Rights Court has declared the government of Nicaragua in contempt of court for ignoring rulings on political prisoners
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FILE - The Spanish word for "Murderer" covers a mural of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, as part of anti-government protests demanding his resignation in Managua, Nicaragua, May 26, 2018. The Inter-American Human Rights Court declared the government of Nicaragua in contempt of court Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, for ignoring its rulings on political prisoners. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
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Mexico high court upholds keeping military on police duties

Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a constitutional change that allows the military to continue in law enforcement duties until 2028
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FILE - Residents who are fed up with the army's strategy of simply separating the Jalisco and the Michoacan-based Viagras gangs, confront Mexican soldiers taking cover behind a barricade of car tires, in Loma Blanca, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Mexico's Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, a constitutional change that allows the military to continue in law enforcement duties until 2028. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
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Mexico says tourists lost documents in fire on resort island

Mexican officials say some tourists lost their documents in a large fire that hit an area of hotels and guest houses on the island of Holbox, at the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
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US dismisses China objections to South China Sea mission

The U.S. Navy has dismissed Beijing's protests over a “freedom of navigation operation" conducted near a Chinese-held island in the South China Sea
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In this photo provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, a Chinese Coast Guard ship sails near a Philippine Coast Guard vessel during its patrol at Bajo de Masinloc, 124 nautical miles west of Zambales province, northwestern Philippines on March 2, 2022. The Philippines has sought an explanation from China after a Filipino military commander reported that the Chinese coast guard forcibly seized Chinese rocket debris in the possession of Filipino navy personnel in the disputed South China Sea, officials said Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)
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Uneasy calm grips Ukraine as West prepares winter aid

An uneasy calm is hanging over Kyiv as residents of the Ukrainian capital prepare for Russian missile attacks aiming to take out more energy infrastructure as winter approaches
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A rescue worker makes tea for children at the heating tent "Point of Invincibly" in Bucha, Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
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Former US Ambassador: Xi has a ‘huge problem’ on COVID protests, lockdowns

Max Baucus, the former U.S. ambassador to China, joins to discuss the country’s crackdown on COVID-19 protests and how President Xi Jinping plans to respond to demands from demonstrators.
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VIDEO: Former US Ambassador: Xi has a ‘huge problem’ on COVID protests, lockdowns
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Greece: Schools closed following quake in rare spot

Two earthquakes have struck the Greek island of Evia, rattling residents and shaking Athens, but no injuries or major damage have been reported
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Russia says nuclear talks with US delayed amid differences

A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow has postponed a round of nuclear arms control talks with the United States set for this week because of stark differences in approach and tensions over Ukraine
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FILE - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov attends the talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. A senior Russian diplomat says that Russia and the United States have repeatedly come close to reaching agreement on a prisoner exchange and a deal remains possible before the year's end. The Biden administration long has been trying to negotiate the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another American jailed in Russia, corporate security executive Paul Whelan, including through a possible prisoner swap with Moscow. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Mexico, US appear headed for dispute over GM corn

Mexico and the United States appear to be headed for another commercial dispute, this time over a Mexican ban on imports of genetically modified yellow corn
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Top Belarus opposition leader reportedly in 'intensive care'

Maria Kalesnikava was sentenced to 11 years in prison in September 2021.
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In this Sept. 6, 2021, file photo, Belarus' opposition activists Maria Kalesnikova attends a court hearing in Minsk, Belarus.
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Turkish strikes harming counter-IS operations, US, Kurds say

U.S. and Kurdish military officials say Turkish airstrikes and a threatened ground invasion in northern Syria are impacting their joint operations against the Islamic State extremist group
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NATO ministers meet to drum up more aid, arms for Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says war-torn Ukraine will one day become a member of the world’s largest security alliance
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg delivers his speech as he arrives for the first day of the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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Nigerian stowaways found on ship's rudder in Canary Islands

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has rescued three stowaways who were found traveling on a ship’s rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria
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In this photo released by Spain's Maritime Safety and Rescue Society on Tuesday Nov. 29, 2022, three men are photographed on an oil tanker anchored in the port of the Canary Islands, Spain. Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service says it has rescued three stowaways traveling on a ship’s rudder in the Canary Islands after the vessel sailed there from Nigeria. The men were found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port. (Salvamento Maritimo via AP)
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ABC News Live: China cracks down on Zero COVID protests

Plus, a lame-duck session gets underway in Congress and the latest on the volcanic eruption in Hawaii.
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VIDEO: ABC News Live: China cracks down on Zero COVID protests
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Ukraine braces for new attacks on energy grid as Russia weaponizes winter

ABC News’ Ines de la Cuetara reports from a warming shelter in Kyiv and how the latest U.S. aid package will help keep the lights and heat on in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Ukraine braces for new attacks on energy grid as Russia weaponizes winter
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Report: Many female Israeli conscripts suffer sexual abuse

A new report has found that roughly one in four women performing compulsory national service in Israel’s police force and prison service have suffered sexual abuse on the job
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5 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in occupied West Bank

Israeli troops have shot and killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, raising to five the number of Palestinians killed in less than 24 hours of fighting
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Palestinian mourners gather around the body of Mufid Khalil during his funeral in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar, near Hebron, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Khalil was killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Tuesday. The Israeli military said soldiers shot at Palestinians who hurled rocks and improvised explosive devices and shot at the troops. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
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Scholz: German offer of air defense system to Poland remains

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says his country's offer to send Patriot anti-missile systems to Poland remains on the table despite Warsaw’s suggestion that they should go to Ukraine instead
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz attends the trade union conference of the dbb Beamtenbund und Tarifunion, an organization of public service and private service sector unions, in Berlin, Germany, Nov. 29, 2022. (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)
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Imprisoned Belarus activist taken to hospital emergency unit

The father of a prominent member of the Belarusian opposition serving an 11-year prison sentence for helping organize anti-government protests says his daughter was taken to a hospital emergency department and underwent surgery
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FILE - Maria Kolesnikova, one of Belarus' opposition leaders, gestures during a rally in Minsk, Belarus, on Aug. 30, 2020. Kolesnikova, a prominent member of the Belarusian opposition serving an 11-year prison sentence for helping organize anti-government protests was taken to a hospital emergency department and underwent surgery, her father said Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (Tut.By via AP, File)
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Belarus' top diplomat buried as his death raises suspicions

The foreign minister died suddenly at age 64, triggering questions of foul play.
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FILE - In this photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, and Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, left, attend the meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, a close ally of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, has died at age 64, the state news agency Belta reported Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. No cause of death was stated. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP, File)
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Qatar, Germany sign liquefied natural gas deal amid crisis

Qatar is to supply liquefied natural gas to Germany under a 15-year deal as the European economic powerhouse scrambles to replace Russian gas supplies that were cut during the ongoing war in Ukraine
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, attends a press conference after a meeting of the representatives of international finance- and economy organizations at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Pakistan's new army chief takes charge of military

Pakistan’s new military chief has taken command of the country's armed forces
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FILE - Pakistan army Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir attends a ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov. 1, 2022. Munir, a former spymaster, takes charge as Pakistan's new military chief amid a government standoff with former prime minister Imran Khan and the end of a monthslong cease-fire between the government and the Pakistani Taliban. (AP Photo/W.K. Yousufzai, File)
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Vigil, volcano and protest: World in Photos, Nov. 29

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Vigil, volcano and protest: World in Photos, Nov. 29
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Spanish government presents bill to fight human trafficking

Spain’s government has presented a new bill with the goal of providing better protection for economically vulnerable migrants who are in the clutches of international human trafficking rings
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Man arrested in UK over deaths of 27 during Channel crossing

British police have arrested a man over the deaths of at least 27 people who drowned while trying to cross the English Channel in a dinghy
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Saudi Arabia extends terms of $5 billion in aid to Egypt

Saudi Arabian state media says the country has agreed to extend the terms of a $5 billion aid package to Egypt that took effect in March
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This is a locator map for Egypt with its capital, Cairo. (AP Photo)
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Russian diplomat says prisoner swap with US remains possible

Senior diplomat says have repeatedly come close to reaching an agreement.
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FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom after a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 4, 2022. A senior Russian diplomat says that Russia and the United States have repeatedly come close to reaching agreement on a prisoner exchange and a deal remains possible before the year's end. The Biden administration long has been trying to negotiate the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another American jailed in Russia, corporate security executive Paul Whelan, including through a possible prisoner swap with Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
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SAfrica: Convicted killer of anti-apartheid hero stabbed

He was stabbed in prison two days before he was due to be released on parole.
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Census: Christians a minority in England; non-religious grow

The latest U.K. census has found that less than half of people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian
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FILE - The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby listens to debate at the General Synod in London, on Feb. 13, 2017. Less than half of people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian, according to the most recent census – the first time the country's official religion has been followed by a minority of the population. Figures from the 2021 census released Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, by the Office for National Statistics reveal that Britain has become less religious, and less white, in the decade since the last census in 2011. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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China sends students home, police patrol to curb protests

Chinese universities are sending students home and police are fanning out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent more protests
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A protester holds flower and candles in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China's powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday that represent a rare direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Puerto Rico ex-cop sentenced in historic firearms robbery

He was convicted of masterminding the U.S. territory’s biggest firearms robbery.
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Bagels and challah for Jews keeping kosher at World Cup

Rabbi Eli Chitrik receives many calls and text messages these days asking for bagels, freshly baked in a designated kosher kitchen set up for Jewish World Cup fans who want to comply with Judaism’s set of dietary regulations during the tournament in Qatar
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Eli Chitrik from Turkey shows bagel sandwiches at his hotel room in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Stored into bright orange cases in Rabbi Eli Chitrik’s hotel room are bagels stuffed with vegetables. The labels declare the sandwiches kosher, or in compliance with Judaism’s set of dietary regulations. Freshly baked, they are made in Qatar at a designated kitchen, set up to feed Jewish World Cup visitors who want to keep kosher during the tournament. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Kremlin: Peace talks with Ukraine currently 'impossible'

Meanwhile, Ukrainians are bracing for more attacks on the energy grids with 250,000 people in Mykolaiv completely cut off from water supplies and other essential services.
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VIDEO: Kremlin: Peace talks with Ukraine currently 'impossible'
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EXPLAINER: How could allies help Netanyahu beat charges?

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office, from where he could try to make his yearslong legal troubles disappear through new legislation advanced by his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies
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FILE - Israelis carry a banner showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a protest against the Israel Jewish nation bill, in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 30, 2018. Netanyahu is set to return to power, from where he could try to make his years-long legal troubles disappear through new legislation advanced by his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies. Critics say such a legal crusade is an assault on Israel’s democracy. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
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Team of UK lawmakers visits Taiwan amid strained China ties

A group of British lawmakers is in Taiwan and scheduled to meet with President Tsai Ing-Wen and other politicians after British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared that the “golden era” of U.K.-China relations was over
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German inflation dips slightly in November to 10%

Official figures show that Germany’s inflation rate slipped back slightly to 10% in November
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FILE -- An employee in protective clothing takes a sample from the furnace at the steel producer, Salzgitter AG, in Salzgitter, Germany, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Germany’s biggest industrial union has agreed with employers on a pay deal that will see millions of workers get raises totaling 8.5% over two years as well as one-time payments meant to cushion the effect of sky-high inflation. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
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German president presses N Macedonia on EU-required reforms

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged North Macedonia to acknowledge the presence of an ethnic Bulgarian minority in the country, amid other actions required to speed up its European Union accession process
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaks, during a joint news conference with North Macedonia's President Stevo Pendarovski at the presidential palace in Skopje, North Macedonia, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Steinmeier is on a two-day official visit to North Macedonia. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
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Ethiopia offers no date for end to blackout in Tigray region

A senior Ethiopian official says there is “no timeline” for restoring internet access to the country’s embattled Tigray region
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Police presence in China increases amid anti-lockdown protests

The U.S. Embassy in China warned American citizens to have a 14-day supply of food, water and medications to prepare for further lockdowns.
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VIDEO: Police presence in China increases amid anti-lockdown protests
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Survivor of deadly Ischia landslide describes huge roar

A survivor of a weekend landslide that killed eight people and left four missing on the Italian resort island of Ischia has described the horror of awakening to a “thunderous roar” as the mass of loosened earth approached
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A lifeless dog is extracted from under the debris of a collapsed house in Casamicciola, on the southern Italian island of Ischia, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Exceptionally heavy rain caused a chunk of Mount Epomeo to come crashing down before dawn on Saturday, gaining speed as it entered the populated port town of Casamicciola, where it demolished buildings and carried cars and buses into the sea leaving at least eight people dead and more missing. Some 30 houses were inundated by the mud and water, and more than 200 residents in the town of 8,300 remain homeless, according to officials. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)
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Kangaroo joey pokes head out of mom's pouch

This little joey is just popping its head out to take a look around.
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VIDEO: Kangaroo joey pokes head out of mom's pouch
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China ready for 'closer partnership' with Russia in energy

President Xi Jinping says China is ready to “forge closer partnership” with Russia in energy
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