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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, director Peter Jackson poses for photos at the screening of his film The Hobbit. It is announced Monday Jan. 22, 2018, that Jackson is transforming grainy black-and-white archive film from the London Imperial War Museum using cutting-edge digital technology and hand coloring to transform World War I film into 3-D color, to mark the centenary of the 1914-18 conflict. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, FILE)
January 22, 2018 - 9:40 am
LONDON (AP) — "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson is going from Middle Earth to the Western Front, transforming grainy black-and-white footage of World War I into 3-D color for a new documentary film. Jackson's movie, announced Monday, is among dozens of artworks commissioned by British...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meets with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
January 22, 2018 - 9:32 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Palestinians have issued an angry reaction to Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the Israeli parliament, saying it was a "gift to extremists." Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator...
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January 22, 2018 - 9:30 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man facing first-degree murder and hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor is set for trial this week. Stanley Vernon Majors is accused in the killing of 37-year-old Khalid Jabara in August 2016. Prosecutors say Majors, who is now 63, killed...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 20, 2017 file photo, Britain's Princess Eugenie and her partner Jack Brooksbank arrive for the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, England. Buckingham Palace said Monday Jan. 22, 2018, Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, will marry Jack Brooksbank in Autumn 2018. (Justin Tallis/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 22, 2018 - 9:22 am
LONDON (AP) — It will be a busy year for royal weddings: Princess Eugenie is engaged to be married later this year, several months after her cousin Prince Harry's nuptials. Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, will marry Jack Brooksbank in the fall, Buckingham...
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German Chancellor and chairwomen of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel, smiles as she attends a party's board meeting in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
January 22, 2018 - 9:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel can finally get down to formal negotiations on a new government after her prospective partners gave a hesitant green light. But while she can celebrate a breakthrough in efforts to end an impasse that has dragged on for nearly four months, it's still...
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January 22, 2018 - 9:12 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah was sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over leadership of this post-war, impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female president. The 51-year-old, who was FIFA's 1995 player of the year, won...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 file photo, far-right nationalists burn flares as they march in large numbers through the streets of Warsaw to mark Poland's Independence Day in Warsaw, Poland. Poland's government is facing pressure to deal with the phenomenon of a rising far-right following the weekend broadcast of an explosive report about Polish neo-Nazis. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
January 22, 2018 - 9:09 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's right-wing government faced pressure on Monday to act forcefully against far-right extremists following an expose of Polish neo-Nazis who celebrated Adolf Hitler, burning a swastika and dressing in Nazi German uniforms. Private news channel TVN24 broadcast hidden-...
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Firefighters and rescuers work at the scene of a hotel fire in downtown Prague on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Czech officials say a hotel fire in downtown Prague has killed at least two people. (Vit Simanek/CTK via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 9:04 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police have identified a second victim from Germany in a hotel fire in downtown Prague that killed four. Two people died at the scene after the blaze broke out in the Eurostars David hotel on Saturday evening. Police said they were a German man born in 1996 and a woman from...
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January 22, 2018 - 8:59 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston College hockey player is out indefinitely after he was assaulted at a Boston restaurant. The university's athletic department said in a statement Sunday that graduate student Kevin Lohan was the victim of an "unprovoked assault" that occurred Friday. Police are investigating...
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