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Scattered tax protests persist in France; injuries up to 409

November 18, 2018

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, standing firm against a wave of grassroots protests, said Sunday that fuel tax hikes would remain in place despite nationwide agitation. more »»

Netanyahu takes on defense post amid call for early polls

November 18, 2018

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would take on the defense minister portfolio, rejecting calls to dissolve his government even as early elections... more »»

The Latest: Israeli PM Netanyahu takes over defense ministry

November 18, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the political developments in Israel (all times local):

8:35 p.m. more »»

Finland's president rakes memory for source of Trump remark

November 18, 2018

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's president isn't sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country's routine for managing its substantial forests. more »»

Israel's Netanyahu makes 'last effort' to save government

November 18, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he was heading into a meeting with his top coalition partner in a "last effort" to prevent the collapse of his government,... more »»

Iraq's president meets Saudi king after visiting rival Iran

November 18, 2018

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman received Iraq's president in Riyadh on Sunday, a day after the Iraqi official visited the kingdom's rival, Iran. more »»

Official: Car bomb in Iraq's Tikrit kills 5

November 18, 2018

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials said five people were killed in a car bomb blast in the city of Tikrit on Sunday, the latest security breach to rattle the country in recent weeks. more »»

Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro

November 18, 2018

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel consulted Sunday on migration, fixing the euro currency, Europe's defense, taxing digital companies... more »»

Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

November 18, 2018

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. more »»

Feminist activists interrupt Franco memorial event in Madrid

November 18, 2018

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police intervened Sunday to keep trouble from erupting at a rally in Madrid marking the anniversary of military dictator Francisco Franco's death after feminist protesters... more »»

Report: Iran arrests 4 workers protesting unpaid salaries

November 18, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's authorities have detained four workers protesting not having been paid their salaries for months in the... more »»

Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed outside home

November 18, 2018

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Hundreds of Basra residents mourned a Muslim cleric on Sunday who police said was killed outside his home after he suggested that protesters should take up arms over poor publi... more »»

Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

November 18, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania. more »»

Madagascar heads to runoff election on Dec. 19

November 18, 2018

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — In Madagascar, two former heads of state qualified for the second round of the presidential election, to be held on Dec. 1. more »»

The Latest: Macron addresses Germany's parliament

November 18, 2018

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the French president's visit to Germany (all times local):

3:35 p.m. more »»

UK leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

November 18, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to... more »»

The Latest: Labour leader: New EU vote 'not for today'

November 18, 2018

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local):

1:15 p.. more »»

Interpol meets to select new president after China's arrest

November 18, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police chiefs from around the world gathered in Dubai on Sunday for Interpol's general assembly to select a new president after the agency's former official in... more »»

Pope decries that 'wealthy few' feast on what belongs to all

November 18, 2018

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that "the wealthy few" enjoy what, "in justice, belongs to all" and said Christians cannot remain indifferen... more »»

Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych to miss treason hearing

November 18, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych won't be able to appear before a Kiev court on Monday because of injuries sustained on a Moscow tennis court, his lawyer said. more »»

Azeri opposition leader faces charges after illegal rally

November 18, 2018

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — The head of Azeri opposition party Popular Front faces legal action after authorities arrested him in Baku for attempting to lead an unsanctioned demonstration. more »»


Tuesday Afternoon Sewing Time November 20, 2018

Bring your sewing, knitting, embroidery, even your mending — and let's enjoy each other's company inthe Parlor Room of Trinity Episcopal's Parish House, 1 to 4 p.m. Questions? Call Paula Lelansky at 304-876-2930. more »

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