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Can France’s Macron bring Lebanon back from the brink?

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 17:58
French President Emmanuel Macron is trying on a new mantle: Mideast peacemaker. He’s trying to defuse Lebanon’s political crisis and preserve regional stability, by leveraging France’s trade relations with rival players in the region and historical ties to its former protectorate.
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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe attends university graduation in 1st public event since military takeover

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 17:58
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe attends university graduation in 1st public event since military takeover.
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Iraqi forces push into the country’s last IS-held town

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 17:58
Iraq’s Defense Ministry says Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition have pushed into the last Islamic State group-held town in the country more than three years after the militant group stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory.
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The Latest: May hopeful of progress on Brexit talks

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 17:58
The Latest on Brexit discussions (all times local):
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Venezuela's economy is on the brink of default. Here's what that actually means.

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 17:58
It comes as the country teeters on the brink of a default.
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Pentagon Says It's Staying In Syria, Even Though ISIS Appears Defeated

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 17:51

The U.S. is keeping its troops in Syria and continues to press for a political settlement to that country's civil war. It's far from clear whether the U.S. has sufficient leverage to achieve that.

(Image credit: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Largest Digital Camera In The World Takes Shape

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 17:51

A two-story tall, digital camera is taking shape in California. It will ultimately go on a telescope in Chile where it will survey the sky, looking for things that appear suddenly or change over time.

(Image credit: Joe McNally/Getty Images)

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Takes Heat From One Of The Family's Own

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 17:50

It's the Friday before Thanksgiving. That means it's time for NPR's Susan Stamberg's traditional recipe that "sounds terrible but tastes terrific" — though her granddaughter begs to differ.

(Image credit: Raquel Zaldivar/NPR)

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National Zoo Panda Tian Tian Gets Checkup For Weight Loss And Sore Shoulder

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 16:50

Veterinarians performed laser treatment and acupuncture for what they initially thought was a touch of arthritis in the panda's left shoulder.

(Image credit: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian's National Zoo)

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Senators: Kushner Didn't Disclose Emails On WikiLeaks, 'Russian Overture'

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 15:57

Top lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking President Trump's son-in-law and adviser to turn over communications with WikiLeaks and emails pertaining to a "Russian backdoor overture."

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

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Some flee Papua villages in standoff with Indonesia forces

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 15:29
Indonesian police say they have helped evacuate about 400 people from villages in easternmost Papua that are at the center of a standoff between security forces and separatists.
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Oldest Australian human returned to 42,000-year-old grave

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 15:29
The oldest human remains found in Australian were on Friday returned to the Outback desert that he roamed some 42,000 years ago in a ceremony celebrated by traditional owners.
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Italian media say Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina has died while serving multiple life sentences

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 15:29
Italian media say Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina has died while serving multiple life sentences.
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Zimbabwe’s military says it is continuing talks with President Robert Mugabe for his exit while it arrests others.

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 15:29
Zimbabwe’s military says it is continuing talks with President Robert Mugabe for his exit while it arrests others.
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Japan’s Abe vows to bolster defense amid N. Korea threat

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 13:00
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the threat from North Korea is the most serious security concern his country has faced since World War II and has pledged to bolster defense measures.
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Panama’s president visits China following break with Taiwan

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 13:00
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela is making his first state visit to Beijing after breaking off relations with Taiwan and establishing formal ties with China five months ago.
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High-level Chinese envoy heads to North Korea amid chill

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 13:00
China is sending its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years amid a prolonged chill in relations.
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Activists praise Trudeau’s comments about Duterte crackdown

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 13:00
Human rights advocates praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for publicly expressing concerns about the Philippine president’s deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, with Human Rights Watch saying the “quiet diplomacy” adopted by President Donald Trump and other world leaders won’t stop the killings.
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Australian state parliament ends marathon euthanasia debate

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 13:00
An Australian state parliament’s marathon debate on allowing voluntary euthanasia abruptly ended on Friday unresolved after a lawmaker collapsed in his office.
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No NAFTA? No problem, says one Mexican city

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2017-11-17 13:00
Auto hub San Luis Potosi believes it can survive the demise of the free-trade treaty that made it successful. Other places are less optimistic.
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