Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, in Washington.

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half brother in February.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, arrives for a faction meeting of her Christian Union parties' bloc at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged early Monday to maintain stability after the Free

Germany faces uncertainty after coalition talks break down

Germany, Europe's largest economy and anchor of stability, is facing the prospect of months of political uncertainty after Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives were unable to form a coalition with two smaller parties, raising the likelihood of new elections.

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare, Sunday, Nov, 19, 2017. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has baffled the country by ending his address on national television without announcing his

Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment

Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as he ignores calls to resign.

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Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, left, speaks as Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, right, listens during a meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Saudi Arabia is asking

Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

In a resolution long on criticism but short on concrete steps, Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region.

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Zimbabwean Deputy President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, greets party supporters at a ZANU-PF rally in Gweru, Zimbabwe. A Zimbabwe ruling party official confirmed Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 that the Central Committee has fired President Robert Mugabe as party leader a

New Zimbabwe leader could be enforcer known as the Crocodile

Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe.

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Delegates take moving stairs in the convention center during the COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming.

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A happy protester pulls a face as he and others stand under a large national flag, at a demonstration of tens of thousands at Zimbabwe Grounds in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned

Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe's capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for President Robert Mugabe and calls for him to quit immediately.

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Escaped hospital patient Randall Saito points to a guard as he sits in an inmate visitor's booth at San Joaquin County Jail before a scheduled court hearing in French Camp.

Hawaii psychiatric patient says he's surprised escape worked

A man who acknowledges killing a woman nearly 40 years ago said Friday that he is surprised he was able to walk out of a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and make it to California before being captured.

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Choe Ryong Hae, left, vice chairman of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling party shakes hands with Song Tao, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department,  at the Mansudae Assembly Hall, in Pyongyang.

Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years held meetings in the country's capital to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing's tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for President Donald Trump's calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

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 A woman begs for money on the street, in Rome.

Pope to feed hundreds of poor at special Sunday lunch, Mass

Pope Francis will be offering several hundred poor people — homeless, migrants, unemployed — a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu when he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi.

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, center, arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

Mugabe emerges from house arrest amid pressure to exit

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe emerged for the first time Friday from military-imposed house arrest, presiding at a university graduation ceremony in a fragile show of normalcy even as former loyalists across the country demanded that he resign after nearly four decades in power.

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France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and his Moroccan counterpart Saad-Eddine El Othmani attend as their ministers exchange signed agreements, in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.  Philippe is in Morocco to try to reinvigorate trade with the No

Africa politics creep into French PM's visit to Morocco

France's prime minister launched a mission Wednesday to reinvigorate trade and cooperation with Morocco, which has steadily positioned itself as a regional economic powerhouse focused on Africa instead of its former colonial ruler.

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Soldiers sit on a military vehicle parked on a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. People across the country are starting another day of uncertainty amid quiet talks to resolve the country's political turmoil and the likely end of Preside

Regional summit expected to formalize terms of Mugabe exit

In the first round of negotiations over how President Robert Mugabe will leave power, the Zimbabwean leader met Thursday with the army commander who put him under house arrest and mediators, including South African Cabinet ministers and a Catholic priest.

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, and his wife Grace follow proceedings during a youth rally in Marondera Zimbabwe.

After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears to be over

Zimbabwe's military was in control of the capital and the state broadcaster on Wednesday and was holding President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest in what appeared to be a coup against the 93-year-old Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state.

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Australian government senator Dean Smith, flanked by lawmakers who support marriage equality, speaks to journalists at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Smith has drafted the prime minister's referred bill that could legali

Australians endorse gay marriage, ensuring Parliament bill

Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday 62 percent of registered voters who responded in the unprecedented survey favored reform.

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Armed Zimbabwean soldiers sit on top of a military tank in Harare, Zimbabwe Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

Military in Zimbabwe's capital after army chief's threat

At least three explosions were heard in Zimbabwe's capital early Wednesday and military vehicles were seen in the streets after the army commander threatened to "step in" to calm political tensions over 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe's possible successor.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.

Trump taunts Kim: 'I would NEVER call him short and fat'

President Donald Trump is exchanging school yard taunts with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston.

Harvey's 'Biblical' rainfall is getting more likely

The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, a new study says.

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A woman mourns as she holds the body of her daughter, who died in an earthquake, in Sarpol-e-Zahab, western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

Rescuers dig through debris after Iran-Iraq border quake

Rescuers are digging through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq.

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North Korean soldiers stand on steps overlooking the border village of Panmunjom, North Korea, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War.

Seoul: N. Koreans fired 40 shots at defector, hit him with 5

Four North Korean soldiers fired 40 rounds at a comrade fleeing into South Korea and hit him five times in the first shooting at the jointly controlled area of the heavily fortified border since 1984, the South's military said Tuesday.

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Laughing Samoans Ete’s ugly past revealed

He might have been the charming and funny one half of the popular Laughing Samoans but at home between Ete and his wife Mele Wendt, he wasn’t that funny. Especially when it came to the issue of domestic violence.

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President Donald Trump speaks about his trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Washington.

Trump: China agrees NKorea nuclear weapon freeze not enough

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions and that it must eliminate its arsenal.

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