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Trump tells Turkey’s leader: U.S. to stop arming Syrian Kurds

Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 3:39 p.m.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks with people after Friday prayers at a mosque inside his presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Nov. 24. 2017. (Associated Press)
The United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria, President Donald Trump told the Turkish president on Friday, in a move sure to please Turkey but further alienate Syrian Kurds who bore much of the fight against the Islamic State group.

‘We dare not squander the moment’: Zimbabwe’s new leader

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, gestures to the cheering crowd as he leaves after the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (Ben Curtis / Associated Press)
Zimbabweans must set aside “poisoned” politics and work together to rebuild the nation and re-engage the world, new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday, delivering an inclusive message to an exultant crowd that packed a stadium for his inauguration.

Germany’s SPD to join talks on resolving government impasse

Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

Chairman of Germany's Social Democrats, SPD, Martin Schulz speaks to journalists during a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (Kay Nietfeld / Associated Press)
The leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats said Friday his party will join talks on forming a new government, reversing his stance and raising the prospect of an end to the political impasse that has existed since inconclusive national elections in September.

Argentina president: missing submarine search will continue

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Relatives and friends of Alejandro Tagliaprieta, a crew member on the missing ARA San Juan submarine, embrace at the navy base in Mar de Plata, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (Esteban Felix / Associated Press)
Argentina’s president said Friday that an international search will continue for a submarine carrying 44 crew members that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days and that the sub’s disappearance will be investigated.

Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 3 p.m.

In this April 10, 2017 photo, women cry during the funeral for those killed in a Palm Sunday church attack in Alexandria Egypt, at the Mar Amina church. (Samer Abdallah / Associated Press)
In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque Friday during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking their escape routes. At least 235 people were killed before the assailants got away.

Nepal hopes first state elections will give people a voice

Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

In this Nov. 9, 2017 photo, workers from Nepal's election commission load polling materials to be delivered to various districts for the upcoming legislative election in Kathmandu, Nepal. Eleven years after Nepal began its journey toward democracy by stripping its authoritarian king of his powers, the nations 30 million people will finally get a say in running their local regions, giving voice to those who feel overlooked in a country with diverse ethnic groups and cultures. (Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press)
Eleven years after Nepal began its journey toward democracy by stripping its authoritarian king of his powers, the nation’s 30 million people will finally get a say in running their local regions, giving voice to those who feel overlooked in a country with diverse ethnic groups and cultures.

Opposition calls for direct talks with Syria government

Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:18 a.m.

In this Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, members of the Syrian Coalition (SNC), Syria's main political opposition group, Haitham al-Maleh, right, Hadi Bahra, the head of the coalition, second right, and Nasr al-Hariri, Secretary-General of the SNC, meet with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby at the league's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. (Amr Nabil / Associated Press)
Syria opposition representatives meeting in the Saudi Arabian capital called Thursday for direct and unconditional negotiations with the Syrian government over the more than 6-year civil war that would lead to the launch of a transition period.

Lebanese PM Hariri assures bankers stability comes first

Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks during a regional banking conference, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (Hussein Malla / Associated Press)
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri assured regional bankers on Thursday that Lebanon’s stability was his top concern, one day after walking back his shock resignation that threw his country into turmoil.

Zimbabwe prepares for swearing in of new leader Mnangagwa

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Zimbabwean military parade during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (Ben Curtis / Associated Press)
As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, questions remain on the future of Robert Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years, and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him.

Sound heard in Argentine sub search came from explosion

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

A woman cries in front of a fence enclosing the Mar de Plata Naval Base after learning that Argentina's navy announced that a sound detected during the search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine is consistent with that of an explosion, in Mar de Plata, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (Esteban Felix / Associated Press)
An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country’s navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of its 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they had lost hope of a rescue.

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