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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet approved 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus Saturday for the ailing economy, pledging to get growth back on track and restore the country's precarious public finances.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is wrappi ...more

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Holy See has released a Ukrainian activist who bared her breasts in St. Peter's Square on Christmas Day and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus from the Vatican's outdoor Nativity scene.Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico L ...more

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HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's prime minister said on Saturday there will be no early elections next year as the left-leaning government has reached an agreement with opposition parties on a budget proposal.Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said during a p ...more

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MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia has agreed on a new deal to supply coal and electricity to Ukraine, which is struggling with a lack of raw fuel for power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east, Russian officials said on Saturday. ...more

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's army has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the army's chief commander of ...more

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will later on Saturday call off a planned snap election, Swedish daily Expressen reported on its website citing sources. Lofven's Social Democrats, junior coalition partner the Greens ...more

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The Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 12-14. It is based on online interviews of 1,017 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.The p ...more

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through ...more

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The killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers.Tensions escala ...more

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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says two unknown gunmen on a motorcycle have shot and killed a policeman and injured another.The two police corporals were guarding a bank in Sphinx Square in Giza, across the Nile from downtown Cairo, when ...more