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Demonstrators hold a poster that reads: "We are against the raising of the retirement age" during a protest against the government's plans to raise the retirement age, in front of the Russian State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The State Duma is expected to vote on the second reading of the bill that could raise the retirement age for the old-age pension by five years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 26, 2018 - 7:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of the Russian parliament has given its preliminary approval for a controversial bill that raises the eligibility ages for pensions, which has caused an outrage in Russian society. The government's plan to raise the retirement ages for men and women by five years has...
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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 26, 2018 - 7:19 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to trust him and make concrete gestures of reconciliation following a landmark deal over bishop appointments that is aimed at ending decades of estrangement between the Vatican and Beijing. In a letter to the Chinese faithful,...
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File - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Will Smith arrives at the U.S. premiere of "Bright" in Los Angeles. When Smith turns 50 on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, he will jump head-first into the big milestone. The “Fresh Prince” plans to bungee jump from a helicopter over a gorge just outside Grand Canyon National Park. His birthday activity is the latest in a vast history of outrageous stunts staged in and around one of the world’s seven natural wonders. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 26, 2018 - 7:14 am
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in, Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon. Cameras, which captured the stunt for a livestream on YouTube ,...
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September 26, 2018 - 5:00 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — As campaigning for Cameroon's presidential election begins, thousands of civilians continue to flee the deadly violence between the government and Anglophone separatists who threaten to disrupt the Oct. 7 voting. Even as President Paul Biya, in power since 1982, vows to...
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An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the third time this year, a signal that the country’s economic growth was on track. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
September 26, 2018 - 4:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:55 a.m. Financial markets are subdued as investors look ahead to the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, at which it is expected to raise its main interest rate for the third time this year...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo Mercedes-Benz marketing chief Ola Kallenius, right, stand with Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche at the end of a press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich. Daimler AG said Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 that Kallenius will take over as the company's CEO in 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, file)
September 26, 2018 - 4:38 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Daimler says that CEO Dieter Zetsche will be succeeded next year by Mercedes-Benz development and research head Ola Kallenius. The company said Wednesday in a statement that Zetsche would be proposed to become head of the board of directors in 2021. Zetsche's...
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An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the third time this year, a signal that the country’s economic growth was on track. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
September 25, 2018 - 11:36 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders awaited a third interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve for this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose less than 0.1 percent to 23,953.98. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, which reopened after a holiday, jumped 1.5 percent to 27,...
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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Kabange addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 25, 2018 - 11:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Joseph Kabila of Congo is stressing that holding elections on Dec. 23 is "irreversible" and denouncing any interference in the electoral process from foreign governments. Kabila became...
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This image provided by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility shows Bill Cosby on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. (Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 10:59 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, members of the United Nations Security Council vote on a resolution at United Nations headquarters. U.S. President Donald Trump is set to chair a U.N. Security Council meeting for the first time, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The meeting will put the “America First” president around a table with representatives from countries with fraught relationships with the U.S., including Russia and China. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
September 25, 2018 - 8:37 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is set to chair a U.N. Security Council meeting for the first time. Wednesday's meeting will put the "America First" president around a table with representatives from countries with fraught relationships with the U.S., including Russia and China...
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