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Venezuela's digital coin makes debutVenezuela is becoming the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its credit-stricken economy
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Bangladesh ex-PM appeals 5-year jail sentence in graft caseFormer Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has appealed a five-year sentence in a corruption case, saying the verdict is politically motivated and influenced by the government
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German Social Democrats voting on coalition pact with MerkelMembers of Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party have started voting whether to accept the coalition agreement negotiated by their leaders with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc on forming a new government
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300 arrested after Sufis clash with Iran police, killing 5Iranian media: Clashes with Sufi followers in Tehran killed 2 paramilitaries, 3 policemen
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Britain's top Brexit official David Davis speaks in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Davis is touring European capitals as Britain tries to persuade EU leaders to strike new deals on trade and security with the U.K. (Roland Schlager/Pool Photo via AP)
Road warrior David Davis says UK won't have 'Mad Max' BrexitBritain's top Brexit official says his country wants to lead a "race to the top" in global standards, in a speech aimed at allaying European fears of a deregulated, laissez-faire U.K. economy
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,  delivers a speech during the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
Police suspect Netanyahu associate of trying to bribe judgeIsraeli police suspect Netanyahu confidant of trying to bribe top judge to drop corruption case against Netanyahu's wife
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 13, 2007 file photo, Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Riga, Latvia. Latvia's state broadcaster said Saturday Feb. 18, 2018, that the national anti-corruption agency raided the office and a property of the head of the country's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)
Latvian banking chief won't resign, rejects bribes reportThe head of Latvia's central bank says he will not resign following an investigation into suspected bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations that he sought bribes from a local bank
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An Indian worker walks near a concrete mixer truck at a proposed site for the Trump Towers in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in a string of Trump-branded developments. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Donald Trump Jr. visits India to help sell apartmentsThe eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on Indians who have bought units in Trump-branded developments
The Associated Press1 hour ago
NYC still waiting to fill new 'night mayor' positionNew York City is still waiting to see who will become its first ever 'night mayor'
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia, Marina Stevanov, 25, vascular surgeon, packs her caricature in preparation to leave for an elite hospital in Graz, Austria, where she was offered a job. Rampant unemployment, low wages, corruption and the lack of professional career prospects are driving thousands of young and highly educated people to emigrate from Serbia and the other Balkan nations. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Brain drain leaves Balkan nations on more uneven footingRampant unemployment, low wages and corruption are driving thousands of educated young adults to abandon Europe's Balkan nations.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada celebrate during the venue ceremony after winning the gold medal in the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change; acupuncture increasingly used as weapon in America's struggle with opioids; Canadian pair win ice dance for 3rd career Olympic gold medal.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this April 7, 2016 file photo, Anna Gabriel, deputy of anti-capitalist Candidatura d’Unitat Popular (CUP) speaks wearing a t-shirt that reads in Catalan: “Without Fear, We disobey for the independence” during a debate of the plenary of the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Anna Gabriel, the leader of the anti-establishment Catalan CUP party, is vowing to carry on advocating for Catalan independence from her current base in Switzerland where she is evading a Spanish judicial probe for her role in last year's illegal secession attempt. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
Seeking Swiss safety, Catalan activist snubs Spanish probeA leading Catalan politician is vowing to carry on advocating for Catalan independence from her current base in Switzerland where she is evading a Spanish judicial probe for her role in last year's illegal secession attempt.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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