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Russia warns Kyiv against use of force in rebel regions

Russia’s military has warned the Ukrainian government against trying to settle a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine with force
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Ukrainian soldiers walks at the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Katerinivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021. Ukrainian authorities on Tuesday charged that Russia is sending tanks and snipers to the line of contact in war-torn eastern Ukraine to "provoke return fire," an accusation that comes amid fears that a Russian troop buildup near the Ukrainian border might indicate plans for an invasion. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)
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EU plan to boost gig economy workers is latest blow to apps

The European Union has unveiled plans to improve conditions for the growing number of gig economy workers that could reclassify some as employees who must earn benefits
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FILE - A gig economy ridersfor app-based meal delivery platform Deliveroo takes part in a demonstration, near the company headquarters in London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The European Union unveiled plans to improve conditions for the growing number of gig economy workers that could reclassify some as employees who must earn benefits, the latest setback for digital platforms that rely on independent contractors to deliver food and offer rides. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
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UK inquiry to look into 2 more alleged government gatherings

The British government has confirmed that an inquiry into an alleged lockdown-breaching Christmas party at the offices of Prime Minister Boris Johnson will also look at two prior gatherings involving government officials last year
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People walk across Westminster Bridge in London, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced tighter restrictions to stem the spread of the omicron variant. He is again urging people to work from home and mandating COVID-19 passes to get into nightclubs and large events. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Chinese central banker says market can handle developer debt

China's central bank governor says financial markets can cope with the impact of a real estate developer that is struggling to avoid defaulting on $310 billion in debt
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FILE - Residents wearing masks pass by a sign depicting Evergrande Group's China operation at one of their commercial projects in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Financial markets can cope with the Chinese real estate developer that is struggling to avoid defaulting on $310 billion in debt, the central bank governor said Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, in a new effort to assure the public the economy can be shielded from fallout. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
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UK Prime Minister Johnson's wife gives birth to baby girl

 The office of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his wife Carrie has given birth to a baby girl
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at a press conference in London's Downing Street, Wednesday Dec. 8, 2021, after ministers met to consider imposing new restrictions in response to rising cases and the spread of the omicron variant. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via AP)
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UK independent body: China committed genocide in Xinjiang

An independent and unofficial body set up by a prominent British barrister to assess evidence on China’s alleged rights abuses against the Uyghur people has concluded that the Chinese government committed genocide and crimes against humanity
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FILE - Police officers stand at the outer entrance of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. Urumqi No. 3, China's largest detention center, is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates.The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum says it has compiled evidence of increasing government repression against Uyghur Muslims in China's western Xinjiang region (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
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Witness, official: Myanmar troops massacre 11 civilians

According to a witness and other reports, Myanmar government troops rounded up villagers, some believed to be children, tied them up and slaughtered them
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In this image from video taken Dec. 7, 2021, bloodstain is seen on the ground near charred corpses in Done Taw village in the Sagaing region of Myanmar. Outrage spread on social media in Myanmar on Wednesday over images and accounts of the alleged killing and burning of 11 villagers captured by government troops in the country's northwest. (AP Photo)
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Talks on Iran nuclear deal resume in Vienna amid tensions

Negotiations between Iran and world powers aimed at salvaging a tattered 2015 nuclear deal have resumed in Vienna after a few days’ pause
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FILE - Mohammad Eslami, new head of Iran's nuclear agency (AEOI), left, and Iran's Governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Kazem Gharib Abadi, leave the International Atomic Energy's (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. The European diplomat chairing nuclear talks between Iran and world powers says negotiations in Vienna will resume Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Enrique Mora tweeted Wednesday that the parties to the 2015 Vienna accord will meet in the Austrian capital after consulting with their governments in recent days. (AP Photo/Lisa Leutner, File)
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Italy fines Amazon $1.3B, alleging harm to outside sellers

Italy’s anti-trust authority has fined Amazon 1.13 billion euros, accusing the company of exploiting its dominant position against independent sellers on its website in violation of European Union competition rules
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FILE - An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Boston. A major outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for hours, raising questions about the vulnerability of the internet and its concentration in the hands of a few firms. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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Macron to unveil EU agenda ahead of French presidential race

French President Macron is planning to present the priorities for France’s upcoming presidency of the European Union
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FILE - France's President Emmanuel Macron smiles as he attends a media conference with Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda before their bilateral talks at the Elise Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. French President Macron is holding Thursday Dec.9, 2021 a news conference about France's upcoming presidency of the EU, which collides with presidential race _ placing him in a position which may prove tricky as he is expected to run in April's election. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, File)
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Iraq, U.S.-led coalition conclude talks, signaling new phase

Iraq’s National Security Advisor has tweeted that the last round of technical talks with the U.S.-led coalition has ended, signaling a new phase in US involvement in the fight against the Islamic State
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Israel closes probe of police who shot Palestinian attacker

Israel’s Justice Ministry says it is closing an investigation into two police officers who shot dead a Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie announce the birth of a baby girl, their second child

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie announce the birth of a baby girl, their second child
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EU's 'roam like at home' system is extended for a decade

The European Union has reached a political agreement to extend cuts to costly mobile-phone roaming costs in the bloc for another decade
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Danes arrest 4 people for leaking classified intelligence

Four people with Denmark’s two intelligence agencies have been arrested on suspicion of “disclosing highly classified information from the intelligence services.”
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December 09

AP Photos: Trapped by snow in a Moroccan mountain village

For the people of the remote Moroccan village of Timahdite, nestled in North Africa's highest mountain range, heavy snowfall brings weeks, or months, of isolation. Nomadic Amazigh tribes living there rely on sheep that graze the lush forests around the village, which sits at an altitude of 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) in the Middle Atlas Mountains. But as winter sets in, they are gradually cut off from the world. The mountains, known for their red-shaded soil, give way to what seems like an endless white. The isolation remains until the road leading to the village is reopened by local authorities’ tractors. But they are often delayed. After just a week under the season's first snowfall, the pool and foosball tables that youths pass the time with are fully covered. The sheep are tucked together in a small barn for days. When the snowy weather finally recedes, families try to resume their lives. Children trek along the winding roads to reach the nearest school. While most of the men...
December 09
A woman carries her son after feeding her family's sheep in the Amazigh Timahdite village in the Middle Atlas, near Azrou, Morocco, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. For the people of the remote Moroccan village of Timahdite, nestled in North Africa's highest mountain range, heavy snowfall brings weeks, or months, of isolation. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
December 09

Hong Kong tycoon, two others convicted over Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong tycoon and prominent pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai and two others have been convicted for their roles in last year’s banned Tiananmen candlelight vigil, amid a crackdown on dissent in the city and Beijing’s tightening political control
December 09
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo, democracy advocate Jimmy Lai leaves the Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong. Hong Kong tycoon and prominent pro-democracy activist Lai and two others were convicted Thursday, Dec. 9, for their roles in last year's banned Tiananmen candlelight vigil, amid a crackdown on dissent in the city and Beijing's tightening political control. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
December 09

Saudi crown prince in 1st visit to Qatar after embargo ended

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is in Qatar on Thursday for the first time since the kingdom rallied other Arab states to end their yearslong rift and embargo on the tiny Gulf state
December 09
December 09

An Afghan village shrivels in worst drought in decades

The worst drought in Afghanistan in decades is now entering its second year, exacerbated by climate change
December 09
December 09

Filipino journalist shot dead while watching TV in store

A gunman has shot and killed a journalist while he was watching TV at a store in a central Philippine city, in a brazen attack in what has long been regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists
December 09
FILE - An employee of the country's largest TV network ABS-CBN, holds a slogan during a rally outside the House of Representatives in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, July 9, 2020. A gunman shot and killed a journalist Wednesday night Dec. 8, 2021, who was watching TV at a store in a central Philippine city, in a brazen attack in what has long been regarded as one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
December 08

Alleged massacre in Myanmar village highlights bitter fight

Outrage is spreading on social media in Myanmar over images and accounts of the alleged killing and burning of 11 villagers captured by government troops in the country’s northwest
December 08
In this image from video taken Dec. 7, 2021, bloodstain is seen on the ground near charred corpses in Done Taw village in the Sagaing region of Myanmar. Outrage spread on social media in Myanmar on Wednesday over images and accounts of the alleged killing and burning of 11 villagers captured by government troops in the country's northwest. (AP Photo)
December 08

First migrants returned under 'Remain in Mexico' policy

U.S. authorities have sent the first two migrants back to Mexico under the reinstated “Remain in Mexico” policy
December 08
FILE - Asylum seekers wait for news of policy changes at the border on Feb. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. The Biden administration is set to reinstate a Trump-era policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court this week with changes and additions. A U.S. official says the first migrants are to be sent from El Paso, Texas, back to Ciudad Juarez. Timing was in flux as officials made final preparations but it may begin Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 08

Guatemala kicks off Christmas season with 'Burning of the Devil'

Guatemalans kicked off the Christmas season with a centuries-old tradition that involved burning effigies of the devil and other household junk as a symbol of purification.
December 08
Guatemalans kicked off the Christmas season with a centuries-old tradition that involved burning effigies of the devil and other household junk as a symbol of purification.
December 08

Archaeologists unveil mummy up to 1,200 years old

Archaeologists in Peru have unveiled a mummy discovered late this year that they believe could be up to 1,200 years old.
December 08
Archaeologists in Peru have unveiled a mummy discovered late this year that they believe could be up to 1,200 years old.
December 08

One World, One Pandemic: How Africa is fighting COVID-19

ABC News’ Matt Gutman reports on how nations in Africa are battling the pandemic as the omicron variant spreads around the globe.
December 08
VIDEO: One World, One Pandemic: How Africa is fighting COVID-19
December 08

U.S. Treasury: El Salvador government negotiated with gangs

The U.S. Treasury says the government of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele secretly negotiated a truce with leaders of the country’s powerful street gangs
December 08
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. Bukele announced during the rock concert-like atmosphere at the gathering that his government will build an oceanside "Bitcoin City" at the base of a volcano. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
December 08

Chinese boats spotted illegally hauling tuna in Indian Ocean

A new report by a Norwegian watchdog group documents Chinese squid vessels using wide nets to illegally catch already overfished tuna as part of a surge in unregulated activity in the Indian Ocean
December 08
FILE - The Chinese-flagged Lu Rong Yuan Yu 609 prepares to fish for squid on the high seas near the Galapagos Islands on July 19, 2021. Chinese squid vessels were documented using wide nets to illegally catch already overfished tuna as part of a surge in unregulated activity in the Indian Ocean, according to a new report by Norway-based watchdog group that published on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, highlights growing concerns about the lack of international cooperation to protect marine species on the high seas. (AP Photo/Joshua Goodman, File)
December 08

Prominent Belarusian journalist arrested

The editor of a popular Belarusian media outlet has been arrested following a raid of his apartment, the latest target in a sweeping crackdown on independent media by the Belarusian authorities
December 08
December 08

Relatives say Russia sends a message with Chechen's slaying

The German news agency dpa reports that the relatives of a Chechen man shot dead in Berlin two years ago are accusing the Russian government of trying to “send a message” to its political enemies with his slaying
December 08
December 08

France tries to end crisis with Algeria, resume cooperation

France’s top diplomat has sought to smooth over unusually sharp tensions with Algeria with a visit to Algiers, the capital
December 08
December 08

France: Arrested man not the suspect in Khashoggi's murder

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in 2018.
December 08
FILE - Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain on Dec. 15, 2014. A suspect in the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 in France, according to a French judicial official. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
December 08

Nigerian leader ‘distressed’ after 23 travelers slain on bus

At least 23 travelers have been killed in northwest Nigeria in an attack by the armed groups blamed for killing thousands this year in Africa’s most populous country
December 08
December 08

Group: Death toll in latest Darfur tribal clashes now at 88

A Sudanese medical group says the death toll from weekend tribal clashes in Darfur has climbed to at least 88 people
December 08
December 08

Mount Semeru erupts, Meek’s funeral and Merkel departs: World in Photos, Dec. 8

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
December 08
VIDEO: Mount Semeru erupts, Meek’s funeral and Merkel departs: World in Photos, Dec. 8
December 08

Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem; Palestinian minor arrested

Israeli police say an Israeli woman has been stabbed and lightly wounded in a tense Jerusalem neighborhood
December 08
Israeli police officers examine the scene of a stabbing attack in east Jerusalem, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. An Israeli woman was stabbed and lightly wounded in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Wednesday. The suspect, a Palestinian female minor, fled the scene and was later arrested inside a nearby school, police said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
December 08

Women seek diverse paths to leadership in Islamic spaces

From religious courts to spiritual care to Islamic scholarship, Muslim women have been carving out spaces for themselves and paving the way for others to follow in their footsteps
December 08
December 08

US journalist freed in Lebanon after call by rights groups

The lawyer of a freelance American journalist who was detained in Beirut last month says she has been released
December 08
Nada Homsi, a freelance American journalist who was detained in Beirut last month, smiles during an interview with The Associated Press, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Homsi released by Lebanese authorities on Wednesday just hours after two international human rights groups called her detention arbitrary and demanded that she be set free. Homsi said after her release that her arrest was part of an intimidation campaign used by Lebanon's security agencies against foreign journalists. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
December 08

AP PHOTOS: Afghan Taliban fighters now man urban checkpoints

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan more than three and a half months ago amid a chaotic withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops, their fighters have changed roles, from insurgents fighting in the mountains and fields to an armed force running the country. Many Taliban foot soldiers now have new jobs: manning checkpoints on the streets and carrying out security patrols in and around Afghan cities and towns. Last month, several Taliban fighters posed for portrait photographs for The Associated Press on nighttime patrols and at checkpoints in the western city of Herat. One of them, 21-year-old Ahmad Wali, was on patrol in the village of Kamar Kalagh, north of Herat. A student in an Islamic religious school known as a madrassa, he said he joined the Taliban because he believed in the teachings of the Quran and was against the American presence in his country and against the previous Afghan government, which was widely criticized for corruption. Now, he said, he is very busy with his...
December 08
A Taliban fighter poses for a photo at a check point in Herat Afghanistan, on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Since the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan just over three months ago amid a chaotic withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops, its fighters have changed roles, turning from fighting in the mountains and the fields to running the country. (AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)
December 08

Serbia moves to defuse protests over Rio Tinto lithium mine

Trying to defuse large protests by environmentalists, Serbia’s populist government has decided to suspend two key laws that would help mining giant Rio Tinto launch a lithium mine in western Serbia
December 08
Protesters walk on the highway, during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Thousands of protesters have gathered in Belgrade and other Serbian towns and villages to block roads and bridges despite police warnings and an intimidation campaign launched by authorities against the participants. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 08

French junior finance minister resigns after conviction

A junior finance minister has quit the French government after being convicted of failing to declare all his wealth and income
December 08
FILE - Alain Griset, who worked in the Finance Ministry and oversaw relations with small and medium-sized businesses, arrives for a meeting with labor union representatives and French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday June 24, 2020. The junior finance minister quit the French government Wednesday Dec. 8, 2021 after being convicted of failing to declare all his wealth and income. The unusual conviction of a minister in office is a stain on the government of President Emmanuel Macron, who had promised a wholesale cleanup of political life when he was elected in 2017. (Ludovic Marin / POOL via AP, File)
December 08

Pressure grows on Boris Johnson to resign over alleged Christmas party

The prime minister denies that a party took place last December.
December 08
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament in London, Dec. 8, 2021.
December 08

India's top military leader among 13 dead in helicopter crash

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the general.
December 08
Firemen and rescue workers stand next to the debris of an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash site in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, on Dec. 8, 2021.
December 08

Death toll in French apartment blast reaches 3; search over

French rescuers have retrieved two more bodies from the remains of an apartment building in southern France that collapsed in a suspected gas explosion
December 08
A resident moves a boat away from a fallen three-story apartment building after it collapsed in a suspected gas explosion on southern France's Mediterranean coast, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 in Sanary-sur-Mer. French rescue workers dug out the body of a man but also pulled a toddler and the child's mother alive from the rubble of the building that collapsed in a suspected gas explosion. Two other people are missing. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
December 08

U.S. Treasury: El Salvador government secretly negotiated a truce with leaders of the country’s powerful street gangs

U.S. Treasury: El Salvador government secretly negotiated a truce with leaders of the country’s powerful street gangs
December 08
December 08

Father's Nazi past haunts Chilean presidential frontrunner

A recently revealed identification card shows that the German-born father of Chilean presidential candidate José Antonio Kast belonged to  Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party
December 08
An image of an ID card issued by Germany's Federal Archive that shows that an 18-year-old named Michael Kast joined the National Socialist German Workers' Party, or NSDAP, on Sept. 1, 1942. While the Federal Archive couldn't confirm whether Michael Kast was the German-born father of the Chilean presidential frontrunner José Antonio Kast, the date and place of birth listed on the card matches that of José Antonio Kast's father, who died in 2014. A copy of the ID card, identified with the membership number 9271831, was previously posted on social media by Chilean journalist Mauricio Weibel. (German Federal Archive via AP)
December 08
Thousands of migrants at the Olympic Stadium in Tapachula, Mexico wait at the Guatemalan border for their asylum cases to be processed.
December 08

Study: Guatemala's tortilla industry depends on girls' labor

For millions of Guatemalan families hand-made corn tortillas are indispensable with every meal, but many of those tortillas pass through the hands of girls and young women trapped in poverty
December 08
Florinda, 20, from the El Quiche department makes hand-made corn tortillas near La Palmita market in Guatemala City, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Florinda came to the capital four years ago from the western mountainous area and has worked making tortillas ever since. She generally works seven days a week. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
December 08

La Palma volcano spits molten 'lava bombs'

Spectacular drone footage shows the erupting volcano in La Palma, Spain, spitting molten "lava bombs," which pepper the mountainside.
December 08
Spectacular drone footage shows the erupting volcano in La Palma, Spain, spitting molten "lava bombs," which pepper the mountainside.
December 08

Australia foreign minister welcomes EU security pledge

Australia's foreign minister has started a European tour in Athens
December 08
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne makes statements after a meeting with her Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, right, in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. The foreign minister of Australia, launching a European tour in Athens Wednesday, welcomed a recent initiative by the European Union to boost its presence in the Indo-Pacific region despite a spat with EU member France over the cancelation of a massive submarine order. (Panayotis Tzamaros/InTime News via AP)
December 08

Saudi prince's tour, reforms eclipsed by Khashoggi case

Saudi Arabia's crown prince is visiting Gulf Arab states on a high-profile tour as rival Iran restarts nuclear talks with world powers
December 08
FILE - In this photo released by Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, waves to French President Emmanuel Macron, upon his arrival in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 4, 2021. Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was heading Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, to Oman, the first stop of a tour of Gulf Arab states that will see him meet neighboring rulers and allies as the kingdom closely watches negotiations in Europe to revive Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. (Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP, File)