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Sunday, January 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Tshisekedi declared Congo’s president, but runner-up revolts

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

Congo’s election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country’s “only legitimate president.”
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Mexican pipeline explosion kills 71, leaves nightmare of ash

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He couldn’t. Only a handful of the remains had skin. Dozens were burned to the bone or to ash when the gusher of gasoline exploded, killing at least 71 people.

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May’s foes gather as Britain’s Brexit stalemate drags on

Prime Minister Theresa May held talks Friday with European leaders and British Cabinet colleagues, but efforts to end Britain’s Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked, with neither May nor Britain’s opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions.
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Trump, North Korean leader to hold second summit

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced Friday.
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Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:58 a.m.

A man was charged Thursday with stealing a jeweled crown and two other pieces of Swedish royal treasure from a cathedral where the pieces worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) were on display.
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May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office – but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal.
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Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen. Two people accused of facilitating the attack were arrested.