Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian official: Another nuclear pact with US in trouble

Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday.

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A woman receives donations in front of home destroyed by last week's tornado in El Roble.

After tornado, Cuban state loses monopoly on disaster aid

Nearly two weeks after a devastating tornado struck Havana, the worst-hit neighborhoods are filled with government crews restoring power and phone service and starting repairs to decimated homes.

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Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi, center, leaves the criminal court in Bangkok.

Thailand: Soccer player must go through extradition hearings

Thailand's government insisted Wednesday it cannot free a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia until hearings on Bahrain's request for his extradition are completed.

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In this image provided on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 by the Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris (Paris Fire Brigade) a fire rages through the top floors of an apartment building in Paris.

Paris prosecutor: Fire suspect has history of mental issues

The Paris prosecutor says a suspect detained in the fire that devastated a Paris apartment building and killed 10 people has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for mental problems.

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Rescue workers and people try to remove debris of an eight-story building which collapsed in Istanbul. Photo:AP

Istanbul building collapse kills; rescuers pull 6 out alive

An eight-story building collapsed in Istanbul on Wednesday, killing at least two people, Turkish officials said. Rescue workers pulled six others out of the rubble and were working to free more who were trapped.

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Pope Francis receives a gift from a journalist during his flight from Abu Dhabi to Rome.

Pope publicly acknowledges clergy sexual abuse of nuns

Pope Francis on Tuesday publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and vowed to do more to fight the problem, the latest sign that there is no end in sight to the Catholic Church's abuse crisis — and that it now has a reckoning from the #MeToo movement.

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People visit statues of North Korean late leaders, Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il.

UN experts: North Korea nukes intact, dispersing missiles

North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs "remain intact" and its leaders are dispersing missile assembly and testing facilities to prevent "decapitation" strikes, U.N. experts said in a new report.

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Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, right, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Pope in historic UAE visit urges faith leaders to reject war

Pope Francis urged religious leaders Monday to work together to reject the "miserable crudeness" of war as he opened the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, with a strong denunciation of violence committed in God's name.

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Opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself the interim president of Venezuela.

EU nations endorse Venezuela opposition leader over Maduro

More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign and clear the way for a new presidential election.

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Demonstrators carry a banner during a protest in Stuttgart, Germany.

Hundreds protest in Germany against ban on older diesel cars

German police say around 800 people have demonstrated in the southwestern city of Stuttgart against a new ban on driving older diesel cars.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow.

Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after US does same

Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday.

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Pope Francis smiles upon his arrival at the Abu Dhabi airport, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Francis travelled to Abu Dhabi to participate in a conference on interreligious dialogue sponsored the Emirates-based Muslim Council of Elders, an i

Pope in UAE for historic trip after call for Yemen relief

Pope Francis landed Sunday in Abu Dhabi on the first-ever papal trip to the Arabian Peninsula, where he is seeking to turn a page in Christian-Muslim relations while also ministering to a unique, thriving Catholic community.

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The entrance to Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., is shown Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, where President Donald Trump is playing a round of golf with golfers Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Trump and his family are spending the weekend at his his Mar-a-

Trump on course with pro golfers Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods

President Donald Trump golfed on Saturday in Florida with two of the game's greatest champions, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

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FILE- In this Feb. 12 2016 file photo, UN forces from Rwanda patrol the streets of Bangui, Central African Republic. A peace deal has been reached between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups after their first-ever direct dialogue a

Central African Republic, 14 armed groups reach peace deal

A peace deal has been reached between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups after their first-ever direct dialogue aimed at ending years of conflict, the United Nations and African Union announced on Saturday.

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A neighbor receives subsidized food distributed under a government program named

Venezuela opposition leader rejects mediation offers

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said Friday he has turned down offers from the presidents of Mexico and Uruguay to negotiate with embattled Nicolas Maduro, a day before nationwide street protests called to escalate pressure on the socialist leader to step down.

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Opposition National Assembly President Juan Guaido, accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales.

Venezuela opposition leader to police: Leave my family alone

The Venezuelan opposition leader challenging Nicolas Maduro's claim to the presidency warned officers from a feared state security unit Thursday to stay away from his family after he accused them of showing up at his apartment in a tense brush with the very force he is trying to persuade to switch allegiance and back him.

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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2016, file photo, pro-independence supporters carry a banner shouting that Taiwan is not part of China outside the Democratic Progressive Party presidential campaign headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan.

Xi's tough talk on Taiwan backfires, as Tsai support surges

Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to push Taiwanese closer to unification with a new year speech mixing carrots and sticks.

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Bismarck city snow crews remove snow in the minus 33 degree temperature from Avenue E and Second Street near St. Mary's Central High School.

Dramatic temperature swings heading to Midwest

The painfully cold weather system holding much of the Midwest in a historic deep freeze sent temperatures plunging to a record low in northern Illinois on Thursday, but a dramatic swing of as much as 80 degrees is expected by early next week.

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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photograph, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr.

European nations create workaround to US Iran sanctions

Three European countries working to preserve a deal that was meant to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon have established a new system so their companies can continue trading with the Mideast nation without incurring U.S. sanctions, diplomats said Thursday.

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A family embraces during a vigil for the victims of the collapsed mining company dam in Brumadinho.

Families dig to find loved ones in Brazil dam collapse

Under a scorching sun, Tereza Ferreira Nascimento on Wednesday dug through the mud with garden tools and her hands in search of her brother Paulo Giovane dos Santos, resigned to the reality that he was most likely dead six days after the collapse of a Brazilian dam holding back mine waste.

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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2015, file photo shows Mungau Dain in Venice, Italy. Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film “Tanna.” He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional v

Humble Pacific island movie star Mungau Dain dies in mid-20s

Mungau Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film "Tanna." He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. They would later describe him as their answer to Brad Pitt.


U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, second from left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right.

Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

President Donald Trump said that "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal.

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