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In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
Allegations bite into business of 'Africa's richest woman' Portuguese bank EuroBic says it will stop doing business with companies and people linked to its main shareholder Isabel dos Santos after an investigation accused her of murky dealings
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and new Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin arrive to attend a new cabinet meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Putin formed his new Cabinet Tuesday, replacing many of its members but keeping his foreign, defense and finance ministers in place. (Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)
Putin names new Cabinet as key members of Russian govt stayRussian President Vladimir Putin has formed his new Cabinet, replacing many of its members but keeping his foreign, defense and finance ministers in place
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg adjusts his glasses before addressing European Parliament Foreign Affairs committee members at the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Stoltenberg told lawmakers that NATO needs to beef up its military training operation in Iraq once the government in Baghdad requests that it resume work. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
NATO chief seeks beefed-up training role in IraqNATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance should boost its military training operation in Iraq
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The Lord Speaker Lord Fowler, front centre, listens inside the House of Lords as the European Withdrawal Agreement Bill is debated in London, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Britain's House of Lords is considering the European Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which is due to pass through its final stages before returning to the House of Commons. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)
UK Lords slam Brexit bill for not addressing child migrantsBritain’s Parliament has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to rethink part of a vital Brexit bill and restore a promise to reunite child refugees with family members in the U.K. Parliament’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, voted 300 to 220 on Tuesday to ensure that post-Brexit Britain continues letting unaccompanied migrant children elsewhere in Europe join relatives living in the U.K.  Former Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that would be the case but language to that effect was...
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UN rights panel finds climate change can be cause for asylumA U.N. human rights panel has ruled for the first time that people fleeing the effects of climate change may be entitled to claim asylum
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Plaintiff Michael Duellmann shakes hands with a sister prior to a trial at the Higher Regional Court in Naumburg, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The city of Wittenberg contains a Judensau (Jew-Pig) on the facade of the Stadtkirche (Town Church). The court will consider a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism from a church where Martin Luther once preached. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
German court may reject appeal to remove anti-Semitic relicA court in eastern Germany has indicated that it will likely reject a Jewish man’s bid to force the removal of an anti-Semitic sculpture from a church where Martin Luther once preached
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From left, Labour Members of Parliament, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Jess Phillips, Emily Thornberry, Lisa Nandy and Keir Starmer stand on the stage, during the first Labour leadership hustings at the ACC Liverpool, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
UK Labour contest down to 4 contenders after Phillips quitsOne of the five contenders to lead Britain’s main opposition Labour Party dropped out of the race on Tuesday after struggling to build momentum behind her campaign
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The remains of brick stone chimneys of prisoner barracks can be seen inside the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau or Auschwitz II. in Oswiecim, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. On Monday — 75 years after its liberation — hundreds of survivors from across the world will come back to visit Auschwitz for official anniversary commemorations. In advance of that, Associated Press photographer Markus Schreiber visited the site. Using a panoramic camera with analog film, he documented the remains of the camp in a series of haunting black and white photos. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Poland calls on Putin to tell truth at WWII event in IsraelPoland has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to refrain from using World War II and Holocaust victims for current political goals and pointed to wartime documents in which the Polish government called on the Allies to save Jews
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Model Bella Hadid wears a creation for Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 fashion collection presented Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020, in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Chanel delves into founder's orphanage past in couture showA humble stone fountain, overgrown flowers and shrubs, and white sheets drying on a line met Chanel's curious guests on the second day of Paris Fashion Week haute couture shows for spring-summer 2020
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Dutch court keeps father who isolated family in custodyA Dutch court has detained for three more months a Dutch father accused of shutting his children off from the outside world for years and of physically abusing them
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European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde smiles during a meeting of European Union Finance Ministers in Eurogroup format at the Europa building in Brussels, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Central banks join to study possible digital currenciesSome of the world's most influential central banks are joining together to study possible digital currencies
The Associated Press13 hours ago
People from the Fridays For Future movement protest outside the Australian Embassy in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Jan.10, 2020. The protest is to demand more climate action and to show solidarity with the critical situation in Australia after more than a month of forest fires. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Spain declares climate emergency, gets climate plan readySpain’s new government has declared a national climate emergency, taking a formal first step toward enacting ambitious measures to fight climate change
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Greece: Top judge set to become first female presidentA high court judge is set to become Greece's first female president after two opposition parties sided with the center-right government's nomination
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FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko walk before a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russia has halted oil supplies to Belarus after the two countries failed to renegotiate a contract amid talks of further improving their economic ties. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
Belarus imports oil from Norway after Russia halts suppliesBelarus has started importing oil from Norway after its main oil provider, Russia, suspended supplies earlier this month amid stalled talks on further strengthening their economic ties
The Associated Press14 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech as he visits a plant of British-Swedish pharmaceutical group Astrazeneca in Dunkirk, northern France, Monday, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 180 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles in a bid to promote France's economic attractiveness despite over six weeks of crippling strikes over his government's planned pension changes.(Denis Charlet/Pool Photo via AP)
Changing tack, French strikers turn off power to press govtFrench strikers are using other pressure tactics against government plans to overhaul the pension system
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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