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Protesters lie on a road, as they scream and hold each others while riot police try to remove them and open the road, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Protesters have been holding demonstrations since Oct. 17 demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has ruled the country for three decades. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 03, 2019 - 5:26 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Tuesday he supports the nomination of a prominent contractor to become the next premier, a move that will likely pave the way for the formation of a new Cabinet amid a severe economic and financial crisis. The news of the possible...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, village women receive aid from the charity organisation, Oxfam International, at a distribution centre in Chirumhanzi about 250 Kilometers South east of Harare. The United Nations says about half of Zimbabwe’s population faces severe hunger amid a devastating drought and economic collapse. The World Food Program notes a “vicious cycle of skyrocketing malnutrition that’s hitting women and children hardest.” More than 7 million people overall are in need. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
December 03, 2019 - 5:44 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — About half of Zimbabwe’s population faces severe hunger amid a devastating drought and economic collapse, the United Nations said Tuesday, noting a “vicious cycle of skyrocketing malnutrition that’s hitting women and children hardest.” The World Food Program said it plans to...
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The new President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde adds her signature to an oversize euro banknote at the ECB in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 29, 2019 - 2:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest rate since July 2008 even though growth is cooling in the face of headwinds like the U.S.-China trade war and uncertainty related to Britain’s departure from the European Union. The European Union’s statistics agency...
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Police stand guard behind a barbed wire fence in front of the government house in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. The Arab League says it is ready to help Lebanon solve its political stalemate after weeks of mass protests amid the country's worst financial crisis in decades. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
November 28, 2019 - 7:47 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon paid back a Eurobond worth $1.5 billion that was scheduled to mature Thursday, a Finance Ministry official said, pacifying concerns of a first-ever default on its debt amid the worst financial crisis in three decades. The tiny Mediterranean country’s economic emergency has...
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Lebanese women shout slogans, as they hold an Arabic placard that reads:"No to violence, no to sectarianism, no to civil war," during a protest at a former Beirut frontline between Christian district of Ain el-Rummaneh and a Muslim Shiite district of Shiyah, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Hundreds of Lebanese women marched across a former front line in the Lebanese capital carrying white roses and Lebanese flags to denounce overnight clashes between rival groups that injured dozens of people. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 27, 2019 - 10:57 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Lebanese women marched across a former front line in the Lebanese capital Wednesday carrying white roses and Lebanese flags to denounce overnight clashes between rival groups that injured dozens of people. They pledged no return to civil war. But amid a political impasse...
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China's President Xi Jinping inspects the guard of honor by Evzones, the Greek Presidential guards, with his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos, outside the Presidential palace in Athens, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Xi Jinping is in Greece on a two-day official visit. (AP Photos/Thanassis Stavrakis)
November 11, 2019 - 6:23 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — China and Greece signed 16 bilateral agreements on Monday outlining cooperation in a broad range of sectors during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed at furthering a major global investment initiative inside the European Union. China's state-owned shipping giant...
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A supporter of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri burns garbage containers to block a main road, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Hariri resigned Tuesday, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, smashing plastic chairs and chasing away protesters. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
October 29, 2019 - 4:24 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister resigned Tuesday, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, smashing plastic chairs and chasing away protesters. The...
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Peronist presidential candidate Alberto Fernández waves to supporters in front of a large image of his running mate, former President Cristina Fernández, after incumbent President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat at the end of election day in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)
October 28, 2019 - 6:42 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Peronists on Monday celebrated their return to power after conservative incumbent President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat in a dramatic election that swung the country back to the center-left, saw the return of a divisive former president and threatened...
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Supporters of center-left Peronist presidential candidate Alberto Fernández and running mate, former President Cristina Fernández, celebrate as they wait for election results outside their party's election headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Argentina faces a potentially sharp political shift on Sunday with center-left Peronist candidate Alberto Fernández favored to win an election dominated by frustration over an economic crisis that has eroded support for conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
October 27, 2019 - 10:55 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Conservative President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat in Argentina's election Sunday night, paving the way for the country's Peronist center-left to return to power under Alberto Fernández as frustrated voters rejected the incumbent's handling of a bruising economic...
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President Mauricio Macri, who was running for reelection, concedes the election next to his running mate Miguel Angel Pichetto as they stand before supporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
October 27, 2019 - 6:34 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on Argentina's elections (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Incumbent President Mauricio Macri is conceding defeat in Argentina's presidential election to Peronist candidate Alberto Fernández. The conservative Macri congratulated Fernández at his campaign...
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