Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday.

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Visitors look at a display for 5G wireless technology from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing.

Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach

While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.

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North Korean leave after paying respect to the bronze statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill Grand Monument in Pyongyang.

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un.

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Residents react during a gathering in a central square of the eastern French city of Strasbourg.

French city remembers victims of Christmas market attack

Residents of Strasbourg filled a square in the French city Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the four people killed and the dozen wounded during a shooting attack near a famous Christmas market.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, attends a high-tech forum for youth in Yaroslavl, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Putin said that Russia has a big potential for the development of high-tech industries. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool P

Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned

Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, the popular music.

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Protesters are seen on a snowy street in central Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Braving snow and cold weather, thousands marched in Serbia's capital in an outpouring of discontent with the autocratic rule of president Aleksandar Vucic and his

Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbian leader Vucic

Braving snow and cold weather, thousands rallied on Saturday in Serbia's capital of Belgrade to express discontent with the autocratic rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.

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In this photograph taken last Dec. 3, 2018 and released by UNICEF, an Ebola survivor cares for one week-old Benedicte who was infected at birth with the Ebola virus by her mother, at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus.

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People wearing yellow vests demonstrate in Peyrorade, southwestern France.

Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris.

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Smoke rises from a factory as a truck loaded with cars crosses a bridge in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Climate talks inch forward in Poland, islands threaten veto

Bleary-eyed after almost two weeks of negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries on Friday discussed the first comprehensive draft agreement to emerge at the U.N. climate talks in Poland, mindful that the clock was ticking to reach a deal.

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Members of rescue services work at the scene of a train accident in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, dozens injured

A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass Thursday at a station in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing nine people and injuring dozens, officials said.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets British Prime Minister Theresa May.

EU leaders wary of May's plea for help selling Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May implored European Union leaders Thursday to help her sell the Brexit divorce deal at home, only to be told that her proposals are not clear enough for the bloc to offer a helping hand now.

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Participants attend the COP24 U.N. Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland.

UN climate talks inch forward, success uncertain

Negotiators from almost 200 countries raced to find agreement on the rules that will govern an international treaty on curbing global warming, but the text the Polish diplomat chairing the talks planned to present to delegates Thursday remained under debate as the two-week summit neared an end.

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French police forces take position in the Neudorf district of Strasbourg, eastern France.

France: Shooting suspect evades police for 2nd day

French police conducted an intense but ultimately fruitless search Thursday in the Strasbourg neighborhood where a suspected gunman who killed three people and wounded 13 near a popular Christmas market was last seen.

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Commuters backed up in traffic during the morning rush hour Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Brussels.

UN chief calls for compromise and sacrifice at climate talks

The United Nations secretary-general called on countries to make compromises and sacrifices in talks over tackling global warming, as some observers warned the meeting in Poland could collapse without an agreement on key issues.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stands and Nita Ambani, right, visit a curated showcase of traditional Indian crafts and art forms on display ahead of the wedding of Isha Ambani, left, in Udaipur, India.

Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding

 In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all.

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School children demonstrate in Bayonne, southwestern France.

The cost of France's protests running into billions

France's wave of protests and violence over the past month or so has already cost the eurozone's second-largest economy a fortune.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

UK's May lobbies EU leaders in fight to save Brexit deal

Top European Union officials on Tuesday ruled out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain, as Prime Minister Theresa May fought to save her Brexit deal by lobbying leaders in Europe's capitals.

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The empty seat of the US representative is seen during the opening session of a UN Migration Conference in Marrakech.

Nearly 85 percent of UN nations back migration deal; not US

Defying fierce opposition from the U.S. and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of U.N. member states agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration.

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Demonstrators stand behind a burning bin during clashes.

Macron to speak to French on protests; But is it too late?

French President Emmanuel Macron will be speaking to his nation at last Monday, after increasingly violent, radicalized protests against his leadership have shaken the country and scarred its beloved capital.

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A woman takes a copy of a newspaper near another with the headline of China outcry against U.S. on the detention of Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, at a news stand in Beijing.

China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing resumed Monday for a top Chinese technology executive in a case that has fueled U.S.-China trade tensions and roiled financial markets.

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Samoan man arrested over human trafficking and slavery identified as Viliamu Samu

The Samoan man arrested in New Zealand for human trafficking and slavery in relation to labourers from Samoa has been identified.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, speaks to a reporter as she and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, walk back into the West Wing after speaking to members of the media outside of the White House in Washington.

Pelosi gives Trump an earful, questions 'manhood' in private

In public, Nancy Pelosi lectured Donald Trump on the Constitution and wagged a finger at him for characterizing her "strength." In private, she questioned his "manhood" — and her disdain for him became public, again, anyway.

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