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AP PHOTOS: 24 hours of fear, heroism after Mexico quake

APTOPIX Mexico Earthquake Photo Gallery

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It was 24 hours of terror and death, hope and heroism in Mexico. A faint, gentle swaying in the early afternoon on Tuesday quickly escalated into a violent, sickening dance with concrete as a magnitude 7.1 earthquake cracked and crumbled vulnerable buildings old and new. People...


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Iranian president says nuclear deal will 'collapse' if Trump pulls the US out

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK - The international nuclear agreement with Iran is a “closed issue” and cannot be extended or changed in any way, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared Wednesday, flatly rejecting President Donald Trump’s criticism that the deal is weak and “an...


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Boy recalls escape from Mexico City school _ and those lost

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A favorite teacher, a janitor always friendly with the kids, the two women who patrolled the halls and greeted children at the school’s gates, a best friend’s little sister. These people feared or confirmed dead Wednesday were top on the mind of 12-year-old Luis Carlos Herrera...


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Rich, poor band together after earthquake in Mexico City

Special To The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - On one of Mexico City’s trendiest streets, lined with art galleries, cafes and gourmet restaurants, taco vendor Luis Miguel Osorio and his wife and daughter worked rapidly Wednesday to serve food to the victims, volunteers and emergency workers crowded...


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Here's why you should pay attention to this weekend's German election

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. If you’re searching for the opposite of last year’s loud, long and controversial American election, look no further than Germany. On Sunday, voters there will head to the polls in a crucial yet strangely quiet election. The two main contenders, conservative incumbent...


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Emergency workers rush to Dominica after island is devastated by Hurricane Maria

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Relief agencies reached the hard-hit Caribbean nation of Dominica by air and sea on Wednesday after a direct hit by Hurricane Maria caused massive damage to homes and buildings, washed out roads, upended water pipelines and left at least 7 people dead. Officials...


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The Latest: Mexico moves quake death toll down to 223

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on a major earthquake that has struck Mexico (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Mexico’s federal disaster agency is adjusting its death toll from this week’s big earthquake. National Civil Defense Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said in a tweet Wednesday that officials now...


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US weighs options on detainees in Iran

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. The Trump administration faces a pivotal decision in coming weeks on how far it is willing to push to secure the release of several Americans imprisoned in Iran. The White House is mulling options that include punitive measures to pressure Iran over the detained Americans...


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Melania Trump condemns bullying - and raises some eyebrows - in her first UN speech

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK - Melania Trump gave her most expansive remarks as first lady Wednesday, condemning bullying and calling on world leaders to take their responsibility for guiding the next generation seriously. “By our own example we must teach children to be good stewards of...


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What's the one U.N. treaty Trump should love?

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. As evidenced by President Donald Trump’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, the White House clearly has no love for multilateral agreements. Defying international outrage, he has pulled out of the Paris climate change accords, demanded renegotiation of the North...


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