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France scoffs at Boris Johnson's plan for bridge across the English Channel

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 17:00
Experts say a 22-mile span linking Britain and France can be done. But many wonder: Why do it?
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The Latest: Koreas planning exchanges of other advance teams

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 14:58
The Latest on Olympics cooperation between North and South Korea (all times local):
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After a year of Trump, Russians are still waiting for the thaw

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 14:58
Instead, relations between Moscow and Washington have gone steadily downhill.
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House Ethics Member Reportedly Settled Sexual Misconduct Case With Taxpayer Money

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 14:22

Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania, who has investigated sexual misconduct claims as part of the House Ethics Committee, was removed after a report on his own alleged sexual misconduct.

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Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 12:29
South Koreans seem generally happy they’ll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren’t as pleased about sharing a team with them.
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USGS: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes northern Chile

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 12:29
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile.
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Myanmar soldiers jailed for killing civilians in rare trial

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 12:29
A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state, officials said Saturday, in a move welcomed by rights groups.
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Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 12:29
At least four gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said.
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Blaze at firecracker factory outside Indian capital kills 17

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 12:29
A massive fire broke out at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital on Saturday, killing at least 17 workers, a fire official said.
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Women's March On Washington: 'We Are A Part Of America, So We Need To Be Out Here'

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 12:12

The second Women's March drew a wide range of ages and races to the nation's capital. The year since President Trump took office has given first-time and veteran marchers new reasons to attend.

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VP Pence says US stands ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Egypt

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 10:00
Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against Mideast terrorism on Saturday as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the U.S. ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region amid a government shutdown in Washington.
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Tens of thousands stage anti-corruption protest in Romania

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 10:00
Tens of thousands of Romanians on Saturday protested against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption.
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Pope: Femicides in Latin America a scourge that must stop

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 10:00
Pope Francis denounced femicides and other gender-based crimes that have turned Latin America into the most violent place on Earth for women, calling Saturday for legislation to protect them and a new cultural mindset as he visited one of Peru’s most dangerous parts.
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Protesters, police clash at roadblocks in Honduras

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 05:58
Clashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez’s re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades.
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Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile ‘slander’ comments on abuse

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 05:58
Pope Francis’ top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pontiff for having accused Chilean victims of slander, saying Saturday that his words were “a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse.”
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The Latest: Tillerson speaks to Turkey, Russia diplomats

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 05:58
The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local):
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2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 05:58
Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday.
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Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 05:58
Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey’s military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.’s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group.
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The Latest: Pope decries killings of women, other violence

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 05:58
The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local):
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New Zealand's prime minister is pregnant. 'I am not the first woman to multitask,' she says.

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 05:58
For many, Jacinda Ardern is showing that a woman should not have to choose between motherhood and a position of leadership.
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