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Trump to face mixed welcome at elite Davos gathering

APTOPIX Switzerland Davos Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — In Davos this week, participants can experience “a day in the life of a refugee.” Or hear about ways to uphold the Paris climate accord and promote free trade. Or rub elbows with any number of leaders of African countries. Enter Donald Trump. The World Economic Forum in...


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Women in Spain want a statue of Woody Allen removed

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Woody Allen’s affection for New York is well known. But over the years, he’s celebrated other cities, too. The director has spent several weeks in the city of Oviedo, in northern Spain. He described the city as “delicious, exotic, beautiful, clean, lovely, tranquil...


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Vice President Pence says US Embassy to make Jerusalem move next year on faster timetable

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - The United States will open its embassy in Jerusalem next year, Vice President Mike Pence said Monday, accelerating plans that have sparked fury from Palestinians and widespread condemnation in the region. Speaking in Israel’s parliament, or Knesset, Pence...


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Battle to save united Europe looms and line is drawn at the Alps

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Austria built a steel canopy over the northbound lanes of the highway through the alpine Brenner Pass about a year ago, ready to re-impose border controls with Italy. The shelter has yet to be used, and Stefan Pan for one wants to keep it that way. “The Brenner Pass is Europe’s...


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Turkish onslaught in Syria gives Putin new victory headache

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. It’s only been a month since Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Syria to declare victory in the civil war he helped turn around. Winning the peace -- or even preserving it -- already looks like a huge challenge. Like almost everything that happens in Syria...


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Don't party too hard is Davos warning as world economy picks up

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Enjoy the party while it lasts: That was the opening day message for the corporate and political leaders attending the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. Booming stock markets and the best global economic growth in seven years are fueling record levels of optimism among...


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Ex-soccer star George Weah takes office as Liberia's president

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Former soccer star George Weah took office as the new president of Liberia with pledges to fight corruption and revive the economy of the small West African nation that was hit by the worst-ever Ebola crisis only a decade after ending a protracted civil war. “I promise to be...


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The most active volcano in the Philippines could be on the verge of a major eruption

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Thousands of Filipino families have been evacuated in the Philippine province of Albay as the country’s most active volcano inches toward a possibly major eruption. A thick gray cloud of ash billowed high above the summit of Mount Mayon on Monday, when officials...


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Pope Francis apologizes for upsetting abuse survivors, stands by controversial bishop

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Pope Francis apologized for remarks he made last week defending a bishop in Chile accused of covering up sexual abuse, but he did not back down from his support of the bishop who has caused a firestorm. The pope’s remarks had caused widespread backlash among abuse...


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Turkey's Erdogan vows to press offensive on U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed to keep up an offensive against U.S.-backed Kurdish militias in Syria, rejecting American calls for restraint and boasting of a deal with Russia to press ahead with the assault. The defiant message from...


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