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FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. Brutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" persists in South Sudan's northern region, according to a report issued Friday Feb. 15, 2019, by the United Nations, warning of endemic conflict-related sexual violence. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, FILE)
February 15, 2019 - 8:04 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Brutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" and a level of "premeditation" persists in South Sudan's northern region, the United Nations said on Friday. At least 134 women and girls were raped, including some as young as eight, between September and December...
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Nigerian women attend an inter-faith prayer rally organized by the Freedom and Justice Party in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday Feb. 14, 2019. Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari is to face opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakarin on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Nigeria's general election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
February 14, 2019 - 11:03 am
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's upcoming elections(all times local): 5 p.m. Nigeria's leader says he has assured former U.S. President Bill Clinton of his commitment to "free, fair and credible elections" on Saturday and beyond. A statement by President Muhammadu Buhari's office says...
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Judges enter as the delegations of Iran, front row left, and the U.S., front row rear right, stand up, at the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The court is scheduled to deliver its judgement on U.S. objections about the court's jurisdiction in the case. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong). (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
February 13, 2019 - 11:33 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that it has jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States that seeks to claw back around $2 billion worth of frozen Iranian assets. The U.S. Supreme Court awarded the money to victims of...
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NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gestures during a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 13, 2019 - 10:51 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Taking aim at Russia, NATO's civilian chief said Wednesday the alliance is studying a range of options to counter Moscow's alleged missile treaty violations, and America's top diplomat accused the Russians of having "grand designs" to dominate Europe. In remarks at the outset of a...
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February 08, 2019 - 3:26 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The United Nations says it will host a new informal meeting later this month between the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus. It's hoped Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and breakaway Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will start laying the groundwork for...
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February 08, 2019 - 1:12 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — An agreement signed by Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups earlier this week will see the dissolution of armed groups, the formation of an inclusive government and the creation of a fund for victims who have suffered in years of conflict, according...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a point as he speaks at the plenary session of the Business Russia forum in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 6:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov charged that the U.S. refusal to negotiate an extension to the New Start treaty...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 file photo, fighters from a Christian militia movement known as the "anti-balaka" display their makeshift weaponry in the village of Boubou, halfway between the towns of Bossangoa and Bouca, in the Central African Republic. Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups signed a peace deal on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 even as some expressed alarm about the possible suspension of prosecutions after five years of bloody conflict. (AP Photo/Florence Richard, File)
February 06, 2019 - 12:28 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups signed a peace deal on Wednesday even as some expressed alarm about the possible suspension of prosecutions after five years of bloody conflict. The agreement is the eighth since the fighting began in 2013 but the...
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President Donald Trump arrives in the House chamber before giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
February 06, 2019 - 12:09 am
Text of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, as delivered and provided by CQ: ___ Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans. We meet tonight in a moment of unlimited potential as we begin a new Congress, I...
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Members of Congress cheer after President Donald Trump acknowledges more women in Congress during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 05, 2019 - 11:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local): 11 p.m. Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams is declaring that the recent partial federal government shutdown was "a stunt engineered by the president of the United States."...
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