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South African President and President of the African National Congress, Jacob Zuma, addresses delegates at the delayed start of the ANC elective conference in Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 16 2017. The fight to replace scandal-prone Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling party gathered to elect a new leader. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
December 16, 2017 - 11:10 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The fight to replace South Africa's scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader, with Zuma acknowledging "failures" that have threatened the party's future. The reputation of...
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December 16, 2017 - 10:38 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's saint-making office has updated its rules governing the use of relics for would-be saints, issuing detailed new guidelines Saturday that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained, transferred and protected for eventual veneration. The...
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December 16, 2017 - 10:34 am
JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Two relatives say they have lost contact with a Jordanian-Palestinian tycoon after he flew to Saudi Arabia. They said Saturday they are concerned about Sabih al-Masri, amid reports he may have been detained. They spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid complicating his...
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Delegates wait for the delayed start of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 16 2017. The fight to replace South Africa's scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
December 16, 2017 - 10:23 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's ruling party meeting (all times local): 5:20 p.m. South Africa's president is admitting "failures" of the weakening ruling party but is defending its worth in the face of a possible split, saying the party of Nelson Mandela continues to stand for...
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December 16, 2017 - 10:04 am
ST. CATHERINE'S, Egypt (AP) — Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Egyptian and western...
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Honor guard soldiers carry the coffin of the late Romanian King Michael during the funeral ceremony in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Tens of thousands of Romanians joined the European royals on Saturday to pay their respects to late King Michael as a state funeral got underway. Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947, died at the age of 96 in Switzerland this month. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
December 16, 2017 - 9:29 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Romanians joined European royals to pay their respects to late King Michael who was remembered for his dignity and morality, as he was given a state funeral Saturday. Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by the communists in...
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Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen, Foreign Minister and leader of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, Sebastian Kurz and Heinz-Christian Strache, chairman of the right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE, from left to right, talk to press after forming a new coalition government at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
December 16, 2017 - 8:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — A new Austrian government will shift the country to the right with members of a nationalist party in several key ministries, while conservative party head Sebastian Kurz will become Europe's youngest leader, according to details announced Saturday. In the coalition deal reached late...
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Newly-elected president of the main opposition Congress party Rahul Gandhi kisses his mother and former party president Sonia Gandhi as former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, right, watches during a function at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most famous political dynasty, has taken over as president of the main opposition Congress party while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling Hindu nationalists. (AP Photo/Oinam Anand)
December 16, 2017 - 6:40 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu nationalists. Gandhi, who took the mantle from his mother,...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, photo, potential buyers browse a cattle auction in Gomoza village in Zimbabwe. Some rural Zimbabweans still hadn't heard the news of Robert Mugabe's dramatic resignation last month, and that lack of infrastructure challenges the new government's efforts at rapid reform. (AP Photo/Farai Mutsaka)
December 16, 2017 - 4:42 am
LUPANE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Good luck convincing some of Zimbabwe's far-flung residents that they have a new president despite last month's dramatic ouster of Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. "Don't be silly, no one has that kind of power to remove Mugabe. He will die in office, that one," said...
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, second from right, and Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai, center, pose with delegates during the UK-China Economic Financial Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (Fred Dufour/Pool Photo via AP)
December 16, 2017 - 4:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — Britain and China have pledged to cooperate in clean energy research and promote global use of Beijing's currency as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union. Officials announced the agreements Saturday following an economic dialogue in Beijing led by Britain's finance...
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