Argentina's President Mauricio Macri arrives to open the 2017 session of Congress and give the annual State of the Nation address in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Argentina prosecutor launches probe into Macri over Avianca

A prosecutor in Argentina is launching an investigation into allegations President Mauricio Macri improperly granted routes to Colombia's Avianca airlines, which recently purchased a company from his family.

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Paulo Pinheiro, right, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic and Carla del Ponte, left, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

UN panel alleges war crimes in last year's battle for Aleppo

A U.N. panel said Wednesday the evacuation of eastern Aleppo, after months of siege and aerial bombing by Russian and Syrian forces, was one of many war crimes committed by those fighting for control of Syria's largest city.

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A mother push stroller passing by at North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Suspects in nerve agent attack on NKorean man due in court

Two women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, were due in court Wednesday to face murder charges.

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In this Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, Britain's former Prime Minister Sir John Major speaks during a Europe Forum of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Berlin, Germany.

UK: EU citizens won't lose rights without Parliament's OK

The British government promised Tuesday that it won't strip European Union nationals of any rights without lawmakers' approval, as it tries to persuade Parliament to authorize the start of divorce talks with the bloc.

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A migrant rests in the field near an abandoned brick factory in the northern Serbian town of Subotica, near the border between Serbia and Hungary.

Hungary's new fence to make life harder for migrants

Shahid Khan says the one time he tried to enter the European Union by crossing Hungary's heavily guarded, fenced border with Serbia, he was beaten and chased away by Hungarian police with dogs.

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Rabbi Joshua Bolton of the University of Pennsylvania's Hillel center surveys damaged headstones at Mount Carmel cemetery Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Philadelphia.

Jewish centers cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized

Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia began raising money to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery.

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Pope Francis shares light moment during his historic visit to the Anglican Church of All Saints in Rome, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

Francis becomes 1st pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome

Pope Francis on Sunday became the first Catholic pontiff to visit an Anglican parish in Rome, using the historic occasion to press for greater closeness after centuries of mistrust, prejudices and hostility between the two churches.

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Egyptian Christian Ezzat Yaacoub Ishak, who fled el-Arish in northern Sinai two days ago due to fighting, sits in his newly rented apartment, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt.

Egyptian Christians fearing terror flee Sinai for 4th day

Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State group militants fled the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day on Sunday, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds packing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority.

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, at Tahrir Palace in Cairo, Egypt.

Britain agrees $150 million loan guarantee to Egypt on visit

Britain on Saturday finalized a $150 million loan guarantee to Egypt, where Boris Johnson was on his first visit to the country as Foreign Secretary and as a human rights organization urged him to speak about what they described as "appalling" abuses.

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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, attends a meeting of Intra-Syria peace talks with Syrian government delegation at Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on UN-led Syria talks

A deadly terrorist attack in central Syria on Saturday threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace talks in Geneva, with the U.N. mediator decrying "spoilers" who try to derail the efforts to end the country's disastrous six-year war.

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In this June 5, 2015 file photo, a view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington.

Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'

Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday.

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Security officers patrol the area near to the site where gunmen abducted German archaeologists professor Peter Breunig and his associate Johannes Behringer in Janjala Village, Nigeria.

Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientists

Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about $200,000) for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a northern Nigerian village, a worker at the excavation site said.

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French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivers a speech during a campaign meeting in Maisons-Alfort, outside Paris, France.

France opens full fake jobs inquiry into candidate Fillon

Fillon has denied any wrongdoing and vowed to carry on his campaign amid the probe.

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In this May 4, 2001, file photo, a man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of N.Korean

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday.

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A Lebanese journalist recording through her mobile phone the speeches of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun, at the presidential palace, in Baabda east Beirut, Lebanon.

Palestinian leader: Factions committed to Lebanon's security

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas began a three-day visit to Beirut on Thursday, saying Palestinian factions are committed to preserving security in refugee camps around Lebanon.

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A federal law enforcement officer talks to foreign fishermen in Hawaii's commercial fleet during a vessel inspection in Honolulu.

Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen

Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions.

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The battle for Mosul, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, has already driven the militants from the eastern half of the city, which is divided roughly in half by the Tigris River.

US-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military base

Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led international coalition fought their way Thursday into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State group militants.

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 photo, photographer Karl Baden, of Cambridge, Mass., stands for a photo in front of an exhibit of his photographs from 1976 called

Professor has taken a selfie every day for the past 30 years

Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it every day for the next three decades.

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In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, a man watches a TV news program showing photos published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper of North Korea's

As China ups heat on NKorea, US faces questions of diplomacy

China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but also on President Donald Trump. The question for him: Should the U.S. respond with new North Korea negotiations?

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This image made from video shows the site of a plane crash at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. An official says a light plane has crashed into a shopping mall in the city of Melbourne.

Americans killed in Australian plane crash were avid golfers

A group of American men were pursuing a devout interest in golf during a weekslong trip to Australia when they were killed Tuesday after a light plane carrying them on an offshore excursion crashed into a suburban Melbourne shopping mall and burst into flames, said Australian officials and a family member of one victim.

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In this November 2014 file photo, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam.

Vatican abuse probe of Guam archbishop heads to mainland US

Vatican officials prosecuting Guam's archbishop for alleged sex abuse have moved their investigation from the territory to Hawaii and now the mainland U.S. so they can interview potential witnesses.


President Donald Trump, flanked by Independence Blue Cross CEO Daniel J. Hilferty, left, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina CEO Brad Wilson.

Trump warns health care system will "implode" unless fixed

President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor.

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