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August 25, 2019 - 9:48 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Sunday that the Amazon forest is vital for our Earth and is urging prayers that fires there are quickly controlled. Francis added his voice to the chorus of international concern that the blazes in Brazil will have grave repercussions on the world's...
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August 25, 2019 - 9:27 am
GENEVA (AP) — Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to commercial fishing and the Chinese appetite for shark fin soup. Three proposals...
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August 25, 2019 - 9:06 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris is celebrating the American soldiers, French Resistance fighters and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago. Firefighters unfurled a huge French flag Sunday from the Eiffel Tower, recreating the moment when a French tricolor stitched...
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August 25, 2019 - 8:46 am
A top French official says French President Emmanuel Macron made the decision to invite Iran's top diplomat to Biarritz after the dinner among G-7 leaders of the world's major democracies. The Saturday night dinner involved tense exchanges over how to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions since U.S...
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August 25, 2019 - 8:35 am
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Plácido Domingo returns to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday in his first appearance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press. The case has divided the opera world. Two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled planned...
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August 25, 2019 - 8:27 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged having second thoughts about escalating a trade war with China, but the White House later reversed, saying the president was misinterpreted and that his only regret in hiking tariffs is that he didn't raise them higher. Trump...
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August 23, 2019 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump announces new retaliatory tariffs against China, bumping up taxes by 5 percentage points. President Donald Trump on Friday called on U.S. companies with operations in China to consider an alternative place to do business after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory...
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August 23, 2019 - 8:09 am
Nearly 73,000 wildfires have decimated the Amazon rainforest this year, a record amount for an ecosystem that produces 20% of Earth's oxygen. From celebrities and politicians throughout the world to locals, frustration and mourning continues to mount over the amount of man-made devastation in the...
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August 22, 2019 - 1:41 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb massive deforestation. The growing threat to what some call "the lungs of the planet" has ignited a bitter...
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August 21, 2019 - 10:09 am
President Donald Trump does not appreciate Denmark's rejection of his idea to buy Greenland. The American leader told reporters on Wednesday that "all they had to say was, 'No, we'd rather not do that.'" Instead, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called the idea "an absurd discussion" and...
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