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FILE - In this Tuesday April 14, 2015 file photo, Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" is displayed during an exhibition in Milan, Italy. An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre, solving a long-going cultural dispute between Italy and France. The Venice court last week had suspended the loan of the world-famous drawing, which is part of a batch of works by Leonardo and Raphael that the Italian government had agreed to send to Paris. Wednesday’s ruling cleared the way to the loan, rejecting a complaint filed by an Italian heritage group, Italia Nostra (Our Italy), which contended that the drawing was too fragile to travel and risked being damaged. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 12:16 pm
ROME (AP) — An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic "Vitruvian Man" drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre Museum, solving an ongoing cultural dispute between Italy and France. The Venice court last week had suspended the loan of the world-famous drawing, which is part of a...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he addresses his ruling party legislators at the Parliament, in Ankara, Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019. Erdogan called Wednesday on Syrian Kurdish fighters to leave a designated border area in northeast Syria 'as of tonight' for Turkey to stop its military offensive, defying pressure on him to call a ceasefire and halt its incursion into Syria.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
October 16, 2019 - 12:14 pm
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Iraqi President Barham Saleh has discussed the situation in northern Syria with a visiting U.S. official and he says they focused on ways of preventing Islamic militants from taking advantage of...
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Bulgarian fans leave the stadium during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Bulgaria and England, at the Vasil Levski national stadium, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 16, 2019 - 8:58 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian police arrested six soccer fans Wednesday and identified 15 people linked to making racist gestures, including Nazi salutes, during a European Championship qualifying match against England. Bulgarian fans also directed monkey noises at England's black players during...
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In this undated photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a white horse to climb Mount Paektu, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
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October 16, 2019 - 6:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome U.S.-led sanctions that he said had both pained and...
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The European Central Bank is seen next to the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, late Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 16, 2019 - 6:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation in the 19-country eurozone was revised down in September to its lowest rate in nearly three years as energy prices fell by more than initially thought, official figures showed Wednesday. In an update, statistics agency Eurostat found that consumer prices rose by an annual...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file courtroom sketch, Mehmet Hakkan Atilla, right, testifies in his trial in New York. Atilla, a Halkbank official, was convicted in 2018 of conspiracies to violate U.S. sanctions law, defraud the U.S. and commit money laundering and bank fraud. Halkbank, a major Turkish bank, was criminally charged in an indictment Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, with participating in a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran. In a release, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said senior bank officials designed and carried out the scheme to move billions of dollars of Iranian oil revenue illegally. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File )
October 16, 2019 - 6:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States criminally charged a major Turkish bank with helping to evade sanctions against Iran, potentially raising diplomatic tensions as the U.S. tries to contain Turkey's military offensive in Syria. The charges against Halkbank, a state-owned bank, were announced Tuesday...
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October 16, 2019 - 6:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators on Wednesday ordered chipmaker Broadcom to change the way it does business with key customers over competition concerns. EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said her department had "strong indications" that Broadcom is "engaging in anticompetitive practices."...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, the character Everest from the film "Abominable" appears on the red carpet on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. Vietnam has pulled "Abominable" from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 16, 2019 - 12:24 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has pulled "Abominable" from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. The image in one scene showed the so-called nine-dash line, a vague and broken outline around the resource-rich...
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Relatives mourn next to the coffin containing the remain of police officer Pablo Sergio Reynel, one of the police officers killed in an apparent cartel ambush, during a memorial service in Morelia, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The families of the 13 slain police officers gathered to mourn their loved ones outside a funeral home in the western state of Michoacan on Tuesday, many of them angry at the government and police chiefs they believe sent them to a certain death. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 15, 2019 - 11:51 pm
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Grieving relatives of 13 police officers killed in an apparent cartel ambush gathered outside a funeral home Tuesday, many of them angry at the government and police commanders they believe sent their loved ones to a certain death. "The good ones are here," said the brother...
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Jock Palfreeman speaks to journalists as he leaves migrants' detention centre in Busmantsi, Bulgaria, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Australian man Palfreeman was convicted of fatally stabbing a Bulgarian student during a 2007 brawl and has been paroled after serving 11-years of his 20-year prison sentence, but then held back in a detention centre after a prosecutors' petition to revoke the parole. (AP Photo)
October 15, 2019 - 9:08 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — An Australian man who has spent 11 years in Bulgarian custody over a fatally stabbing was released from immigration detention Tuesday after a court unexpectedly ordered him paroled. Jock Palfreeman must remain in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, and report to local police weekly...
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