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Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of...

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Pence tells Israel US Embassy to move to Jerusalem in 2019

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Monday told Israel’s parliament that the U.S. Embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, ahead of schedule, receiving a rousing ovation as he pledged to barrel ahead with a plan that has set off weeks of unrest and thrown U.S....


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The Latest: In Israel, Pence calls Iran nuke deal 'disaster'

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is calling the Iranian nuclear deal a “disaster” and says the Trump administration will no longer certify it. Instead, Pence told the Israeli parliament on Monday that...


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Hector Cuper to leave Egypt after this year's World Cup

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt coach Hector Cuper is likely to leave the team after the World Cup. Egypt national team manager Eihab Laheita says the Argentine coach has received several job offers, but declined to be more specific. Since taking over in 2015, Cuper led Egypt to qualification for the World Cup...


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The Latest: EU slaps sanctions on 17 more North Koreans

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea’s participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9 p.m. The European Union has slapped travel bans and asset freezes on 17 North Koreans accused of illegal trading activities and side-stepping sanctions imposed on Pyongyang over its...


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Why other countries don't have government shutdowns

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BERLIN - Hundreds of thousands of workers are expected to stay home this week, after the Senate was unable to reach a deal Sunday night to end the government shutdown which began three days ago. This may not be the first time in recent history that funding for...


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Afghanistan struggles to maintain a treacherous mountain trade route

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SALANG PASS, Afghanistan - The road that traverses this lofty mountain pass is the only direct route between Kabul and Afghanistan’s northern provinces. Since the age of Alexander the Great, it also has been the main trade route between South and Central Asia....


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Ex-soccer star George Weah to take office as Liberia's president

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Former soccer star George Weah will take office as the new president of Liberia with pledges to fight widespread poverty and revive the economy of the small West African nation that was hit by the worst-ever Ebola crisis only a decade after ending a protracted civil war. Weah...


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CAS opens week of cases for 39 Russians banned from Olympics

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GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration of Sport opened a full week of appeal hearings Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program. Some athletes hope to overturn their Olympic life bans and clear their names to compete at...


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Mutko says Russia's Olympic athletes will be young, clean

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MOSCOW (AP) — A new generation of young, talented and, above all, clean Russian athletes will compete at next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics, according to Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko. The Russians must compete under the Olympic flag in South Korea after the International Olympic Committee...


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In Jerusalem, Pence optimistically declares 'new era' for peace talks even as

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - Vice President Mike Pence optimistically proclaimed the “dawn of a new era” for the Middle East peace process Monday, even as Palestinians and Arab Israelis boycotted his visit to Israel over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital....


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