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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could contravene some of its international obligations and risks "having a major distortive impact on international trade."

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos say they have blocked a ship carrying container homes for refugees and other migrants in protest at the refusal of the government and the European Union to move more people to Greece's mainland.

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BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for the quick formation of a new governing alliance with Germany's main center-left party, saying that only a coalition will bring the "stable government" needed at a challenging time for Europe.

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ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Hundreds of people have attended a commemoration ceremony honoring a Croatian general who died after apparently taking poison at a United Nations tribunal that confirmed his war crimes conviction.

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BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales were flat in November compared with a year earlier, leaving total purchases in the world's biggest market up an anemic 1.9 percent for the first 11 months of 2017, an industry group reported Monday.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana private investigator has pleaded guilty to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the candidate's federal tax information during the presidential campaign.

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HELSINKI (AP) — A Swedish think tank says South Korea's arms sales hit record levels last year, pushed by the continuous military threat from North Korea, complicated relations with China and a government decision to increase domestic arms production.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against "terrorists" in Syria Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base there, where he met with Syrian President Bashar Assad and announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. (Dec. 11)

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Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians march in a street as they hold a giant Palestinian flag in response to a call by Hezbbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a southern suburb of…

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Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians march in a street as they hold a giant Palestinian flag in response to a call by Hezbbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a southern suburb of…

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Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians march in a street as they hold a giant Palestinian flag in response to a call by Hezbbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a southern suburb of…

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Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians hold up a banner with portraits of U.S. president Donald Trump, right, with his face painted as a clown and his wife Melania, left, with Arabic words that read: "rein your husband in, model!" during a march in a street, in response to a call by …

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Un aviso advierte a los usuarios del retiro preventivo de productos de leche infantil de Lactalis en un supermercado en Lille, en el norte de Francia, el lunes, 11 de diciembre del 2017. Lactalis ordenó la retirada de millones de productos en todo el mundo por temor a una posible contaminaci…

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian waits for the start of a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the Europa building in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East…

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could contravene some of its international obligations and risks "having a major distortive impact on international trade."

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos say they have blocked a ship carrying container homes for refugees and other migrants in protest at the refusal of the government and the European Union to move more people to Greece's mainland.

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A drugstore employee removes baby milk boxes from the stock in Anglet, southwestern France, Monday, Dec.11, 2017. Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of t…

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Baby milk boxes have been removed from shelves in a drugstore in Anglet, southwestern France, Monday, Dec.11, 2017. Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of…

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A notice warns customers of precautionary recall of products in a supermarkert of Lille, northern France, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French co…

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Removed baby milk boxes are pictured in a drugstore in Anglet, southwestern France, Monday, Dec.11, 2017. Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the large…

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Removed baby milk boxes line up in a drugstore in Anglet, southwestern France, Monday, Dec.11, 2017. Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the largest da…

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Abogados gritan consignias y un hombre sostiene un cartel en el que se lee "con nuestra sangre y vida, Jerusalén se quedará", durante una protesta en El Cairo, Egipto, el domingo 10 de diciembre de 2017. (AP Foto/Nariman El-Mofty)

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People enjoy a snow covered hill near Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

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Snowy conditions in Danbury, south east England, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

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People walk through snowy conditions in Danbury, south east England, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, 2nd left, and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, chat with Russian military pilots at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses to the troops at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. (…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses to the troops at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. (…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses to the troops at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. (…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Syrian President Bashar Assad watch the troops marching at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, left, and Syrian President Bashar Assad watch the troops marching at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial p…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens the report of Col.Gen. Sergei Surovikin, Russian Commander in Syria, at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens the report of Col.Gen. Sergei Surovikin, Russian Commander in Syria, at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, pose for a photo with Russian military pilots at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and a…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, poses for a photo with Russian military pilots at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian f…

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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, 2nd left, President Vladimir Putin, 4th left, and Syrian President Bashar Assad, 3rd right, pose for a photo with Russian military pilots at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visite…

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In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 frame grab made available by Russian Presidential TV Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, greets Russian President Vladimir Putin upon his arrival to the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air b…

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In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 frame grab made available by Russian Presidential TV Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, greets Russian President Vladimir Putin upon his arrival to the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air b…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center left, and Syrian President Bashar Assad, 2nd right, meet with military personnel at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announc…

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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, 3rd left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, 3rd right, and Syrian President Bashar Assad, 2nd right, meet with military personnel at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russ…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin sits in a chair in presidential plane at an undisclosed location on his way to visit the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a pa…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin sits in a chair in presidential plane at an undisclosed location on his way to visit the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a pa…

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From left, Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu watch the troops marching at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in t…

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From left, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad attend a meeting at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the countr…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses to the troops at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. (…

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From left, Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu watch the troops marching at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in t…