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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri pledged Thursday to quickly form a new government that would halt the country's economic collapse, calling it a “last opportunity” to save the country hit by multiple political and financial crises.

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La presidente del tribunal Maria Lepenioti, derecha, habla mientras la fiscal Adamantia Economou escucha durante el juicio a Amanecer Dorado en Atenas, Grecia, 21 de octubre de 2020..

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court ruled Thursday to imprison the leadership of extreme right-wing Golden Dawn following their convictions for running the party like a criminal organization, but granted suspended sentences to five of the party's 18 former lawmakers who were convicted of les…

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La líder de la oposición de Bielorrusia, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya (en primer plano), habla mientras el ministro canadiense de Exteriores, François-Philippe Champagne, escucha durante una conferencia de prensa en Vilna, Lituania, el 16 de octubre de 2020.

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China extended a controversial accord on bishop nominations Thursday over strong opposition from the White House and conservative Catholics given Beijing's crackdown on religious believers.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, for their challenge to President Alexander Lukashenko’s long, hard-line reign.

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MADRID (AP) — Spanish lawmakers on Thursday were set to reject a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez that was called by far-right party Vox over what it says was the government's poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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CAIRO (AP) — A leading international human rights group on Thursday condemned Egypt's execution of 49 people so far this month — some arrested during a deadly crackdown on a mass protest in 2013 — and urged authorities in Cairo to grant fair retrials to those on the death row.

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ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday slammed a joint statement by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt that condemns Turkish energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean and numerous “provocations” that they maintain are threatening regional peace.

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BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's disease control center urged people Thursday to be vigilant about following coronavirus precautions as the country posted a record number of new cases, saying a rapid increase in infections could be reversed but only if everyone works together.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Sophie Wilmes, who as Belgian's prime minister led the country's fight against the coronavirus, has been hospitalized in intensive care with COVID-19, her office said Thursday.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When the coronavirus pummeled Dubai this spring, the maternity and wedding shoots and all the gigs that freelance photographer Paula Hainey had lined up vanished almost overnight.

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions drew mixed reactions Thursday in the Philippines, Asia’s bastion of Catholicism, with a retired bishop saying he was scandalized by it while an LGBT group welcomed the pontiff’s remarks with relief.

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BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and U.S. futures mostly declined Thursday as investors watched Washington for signs of whether political leaders can agree on an economic aid plan in the two weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

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Activistas prodemocracia crean una cadena humana ante las barricadas policiales durante su marcha hacia la Casa de Gobierno, la oficina del primer ministro, durante una protesta en Bangkok, Tailandia, el miércoles 21 de octubre de 2020.

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ARCHIVO - En esta imagen de archivo del 16 de marzo de 2020, un joven con mascarilla camina por el Puente Carlos en Praga, República Checa. Los checos afrontaban de nuevo estrictas medidas para contener los contagios de coronavirus, pese a las promesas del gobierno sobre que las restriccione…

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BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government on Thursday canceled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool massive student-led protests seeking democracy reforms.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi Arabian governmental body on Thursday insisted that executions have been abolished for crimes committed by minors, after Human Rights Watch said earlier this week that Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a number of young men fro…

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new wonder is rising in the southern desert of Dubai against the backdrop of Persian Gulf beaches, but it's not another skyscraper to grace the futuristic sheikhdom. Instead, it's one of mankind's oldest power sources gaining its own space on the oil-rich…

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En esta fotografía publicada por la Agencia Espacial Roscosmos, el cohete Soyuz-2.1a con la cápsula Soyuz MS-17 despega el 14 de octubre de 2020 del cosmódromo de Baikonur, Kazajistán, con destino a la Estación Espacial Internacional.

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday he has been trying for some time to get the deeply divided countries in the Persian Gulf and their backers to step back from possible confrontation and engage in dialogue — so far without success.

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Bruno Henrique del Flamengo de Brasil, izquierda, celebra tras anotar el tercer gol de su equipo contra el Junior de Colombia durante un partido por el cierre del Grupo A de la Copa Libertadores en el estadio Maracaná de Río de Janeiro, Brasil, el miércoles 21 de octubre de 2020..

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Bruno Henrique, del Flamengo de Brasil, celebra después de anotar el tercer gol de su equipo ante el Junior de Barranquilla de Colombia, en el duelo por la Copa Libertadores en Río de Janeiro, Brasil, el miércoles 21 de octubre de 2020.

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Matías Rojas del Racing Club de Argentina, celebra luego de anotar el segundo gol de su equipo en el encuentro de Copa Libertadores ante Estudiantes de Mérida, de Venezuela, el miércoles 21 de octubre de 2020, en Buenos Aires.

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed the country’s main fish market and widened the curfew in many parts of the island nation following a surge of coronavirus infections related to a new cluster centered on a garment factory.

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as investors watched Washington for signs of whether political leaders can agree on an economic aid plan in the two weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

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Adan Cholango, con mascarilla para protegerse del coronavirus y sentado en lo alto de una colina, busca una buena cobertura con un celular para obtener las instrucciones para una reunión virtual entre sus padres y su profesor en su primera semana de clases, en Cangahua Alto, Ecuador, el 3 de…

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is urging countries that have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons to withdraw their support as the pact nears the 50 ratifications needed to trigger its entry into force, which supporters say could happen this week.

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BANGKOK (AP) — Student-led protesters in Thailand defiantly marched to the streets near the prime minister's office on Wednesday night, repeating their demand that he step down even as he urged them to let Parliament deal with their calls for democratic reforms.

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TORONTO (AP) — Justin Trudeau's Liberal government avoided being toppled in a confidence vote Wednesday after a majority of Parliament members voted against a Conservative motion to create a special anti-corruption committee

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PANAMA CITY (AP) — A German arrest order for two Panamanian lawyers whose firm was at the center of an international tax evasion scandal faces a substantial obstacle: Panama’s constitution prohibits the extradition of its citizens.