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France abandons plans to build new airport in the west

France abandons plans to build new airport in the west

Police are deploying extra forces to western France as the government prepares to decide whether to build an airport that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests
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Argentines try to understand why the pope won't return home

Argentines try to understand why the pope won't return home

Pope Francis has zigzagged across Latin America, doing everything from visiting the poor in several slums to rubbing elbows with several presidents _ but never returned to his native Argentina in his five years as pontiff
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Germany hands over key independence document to Lithuania

A copy of the Lithuania 1918 Independence Act found in the archives of Germany's foreign ministry, has been returned to the Baltic country but only on loan
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Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker

Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker

Catalonia's new parliament has elected a pro-secession speaker, thus virtually guaranteeing the chamber's push for independence for Spain's northeastern region as lawmakers prepare to elect a new government there
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Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

The rival Koreas have agreed to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in the South
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Conflict among world powers a growing concern, experts say

Conflict among world powers a growing concern, experts say

The World Economic Forum says a new survey found more than nine in 10 experts are expressing concerns about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers in 2018
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Romanian president discusses next PM with political parties

President Klaus Iohannis begins talks with political parties to decide on a candidate for prime minister, after the ruling Social Democrats withdrew political support for its prime minister, less than seven months after he took office
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At least 30 bodies said found in clandestine Mexico graves

Authorities in the Pacific coast Mexican state of Nayarit say they are investigating the remains of at least 30 people found in a series of clandestine graves
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Syrian Kurds appeal to UN as Turkey prepares to attack

Syrian Kurds appeal to U.N. Security Council as Turkey prepares to attack their enclave
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Police arrest German who allegedly sought to abuse children

German police have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion he planned to travel to the Philippines to sexually abuse children
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