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News of the day from around the globe, Feb. 16

1 Ethiopia emergency: Ethiopian officials declared a state of emergency amid widespread antigovernment protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand detained, the majority of whom have since been released. It is the second state ...

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Critics worry housing plan will wreck Seattle's character

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city's homelessness ...

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Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office. It has been delivered with his own brand of bombast and occasional threats. Contentious issues have always existed, especially ...

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China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized recent moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacks "objectivity" in its approach to Chinese businesses. Separately, the foreign ministry sought to deflect accusations that China is ...

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Revelers around the world ring in 2018, say bye to the old

A look at how people around the world are ringing in 2018: ___ AUSTRALIA Fireworks lit up the sky above Sydney Harbour, highlighting the city's New Year's celebrations. The massive fireworks display included a rainbow waterfall cascade of lights and color flowing off the harbor's bridge to ...

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Tech is taking over our lives, and our 401(k) accounts

As technology takes over more of people's daily lives, it's also taking over ever-bigger chunks of their retirement accounts. Surging prices for technology stocks around the world mean the industry is making up a larger proportion of global markets. In the United States, Apple, Google's parent ...

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Mugabe latest leader over years taken into custody

Zimbabwe's army has taken President Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody, triggering speculation of a military coup, though the military's supporters have called it a "bloodless correction." It wasn't clear exactly where the 93-year-old Mugabe and his wife were, but army Major Gen. Sibusiso ...

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Trump in Asia: A break from the past but uncertain results

In his travels across Asia, President Donald Trump offered himself as a sharp break from presidents past. He pushed regional leaders to reshape trade deals to America's liking, opted against spotlighting human rights abuses and cranked up pressure on North Korea to end its nuclear program. But ...

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A look at Trump's business associates across Asia

President Donald Trump has temporarily put his sons in charge of his company, but the Trump Organization still does business abroad. That has prompted questions about whether that might influence Trump's official decisions. A look at some of his business partners and contacts in Asia, where he ...

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Asians talk about expectations for Trump's visit

President Donald Trump embarks on his first official visit to Asia, which begins Sunday in Japan. The 11-day trip will also take him to South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Here's what people in those countries have to say about their expectations for the visit. JAPAN Yoh Kawakami, ...

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