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Power fully restored at Atlanta's international airport
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:51:24 +0000

Power fully restored at Atlanta's international airportATLANTA (AP) — Minutes after its midnight deadline to get the electricity back on at the world's busiest airport, Georgia Power announced early Monday that power had been fully restored to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush.


Top Asian News 5:50 a.m. GMT
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:50:09 +0000

Top Asian News 5:50 a.m. GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a Taliban attack has killed a police officer in western Badghis province. Gulam Haydar Sarwari, the province's deputy police chief, says the attack took place on Sunday night when insurgents targeted a police security post in the remote district of Ab Kamari. Sarwari says the clash lasted almost four hours before scores of the Taliban attackers were repelled. He says the slain officer was the district police commander. Three other policemen were wounded in the assault. There was no immediate claim of responsibility from the Taliban, who have been active in Badghis. The insurgents have stepped up their attacks against both the Afghan and coalition forces across the country.


AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 12:44 a.m. EST
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:44:44 +0000

AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 12:44 a.m. ESTSecond major bitcoin security declines in trading debut on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange


International call for Japan to halt Antarctic whaling
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:43:50 +0000

International call for Japan to halt Antarctic whalingThe European Union and 12 other nations condemned Japan's Antarctic whaling programme Monday, rejecting Tokyo's argument that the annual slaughter is for scientific research.


Asian markets mostly higher on upbeat Japan trade data
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:42:54 +0000

Asian markets mostly higher on upbeat Japan trade dataTOKYO (AP) — Share prices were mostly higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by robust trade data from Japan that suggest a sustained recovery in demand in China and other major markets. Last week's strong finish on Wall Street also helped lift regional benchmarks.


Cowboys edge Raiders 20-17 by slimmest of margins
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:40:22 +0000

Cowboys edge Raiders 20-17 by slimmest of marginsOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dallas kept its playoff hopes alive by the slimmest of margins after Dak Prescott converted a fourth-down sneak by the width of an index card to set up Dan Bailey's go-ahead 19-yard field goal, and Derek Carr fumbled the ball inches from the goal line with 31 seconds left to give the Cowboys a 20-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday night.


British diplomat Rebecca Dykes found 'strangled' in Lebanon
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:37:00 +0000

British diplomat Rebecca Dykes found 'strangled' in LebanonPolice in Lebanon have launched a murder investigation after a British embassy worker was found strangled by the side of a road. A forensic official in the country has told the Associated Press news agency that Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the embassy in the capital Beirut, was strangled with a rope. The unnamed official added that authorities are investigating the exact cause of the 30-year-old's death and whether she was sexually assaulted.


Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:36:31 +0000

Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalistsSam Zarifi, secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said the law can ensnare working journalists "at any time". The law dates back to 1923, when Myanmar, then known as Burma, was a province of British India.


Factbox - International reaction to arrest of Reuters reporters in Myanmar
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:36:31 +0000

Factbox - International reaction to arrest of Reuters reporters in MyanmarMyanmar's Ministry of Information has said the reporters "illegally acquired information with the intention to share it with foreign media," and released a photo of them in handcuffs. The journalists did not return to the car. Reuters President and Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler said the arrests were a "blatant attack on press freedom" and called for the immediate release of the journalists.


Play finally underway as Australia close in on Ashes
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:35:27 +0000

Play finally underway as Australia close in on AshesPERTH, Australia (AP) — Play finally recommenced after lunch on the fifth and final day of the third Ashes cricket test between Australia and England after Monday's entire first session was washed out by bad weather.


The Latest: Electricity fully restored at Atlanta airport
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:33:52 +0000

The Latest: Electricity fully restored at Atlanta airportATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (all times local):


Antoine Griezmann apologises for 'blackface' photo of basketball player
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:33:00 +0000

Antoine Griezmann apologises for 'blackface' photo of basketball playerAtletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has apologised after he tweeted a picture of himself dressed as a black basketball player. The French footballer was accused of racism for his 'blackface' make-up, an act associated with 19th century racial stereotypes. In a Twitter post on Sunday, he said he was at a 1980s party and was trying to pay "tribute" to the Harlem Globetrotters team.


The far-right in Europe
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:31:39 +0000

The far-right in EuropeAustria's far-right Freedom Party has returned to power in a coalition government, capping a year of successes for Europe's nationalist movements.


Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel Mueller
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:29:31 +0000

Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel MuellerWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office.


Power has been fully restored to Atlanta's international airport
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:27:27 +0000

Power has been fully restored to Atlanta's international airportATLANTA (AP) — Power has been fully restored to Atlanta's international airport.


Europe's far-right plays for keeps but faces hurdles
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:21:29 +0000

Europe's far-right plays for keeps but faces hurdlesThey may have failed to actually clinch a victory in national elections, but 2017 has nonetheless proven a bumper year for Europe's far-right parties at the ballot boxes.


Kremlin's new cyber weapons spark fears and fantasies
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:20:45 +0000

Kremlin's new cyber weapons spark fears and fantasiesFrom Donald Trump's election to Brexit and the Catalan crisis, accusations that the Kremlin is meddling in Western domestic affairs have heightened fears over Russian hackers, trolls and state-controlled media.


Japan panda cub meets media before public debut
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:20:41 +0000

Japan panda cub meets media before public debutThe wife of China's ambassador to Japan and the governor of Tokyo turned out on Monday to help mark this week's public debut of Japan's popular panda cub, who turned six-months-old this month. The healthy female cub was born in June, five years after her mother, Shin Shin, lost another cub within days of its birth. It has been nearly three decades since a baby panda at the capital’s Ueno Zoo has survived this long.


Merkel to meet bereaved a year after Christmas market attack
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:20:06 +0000

Merkel to meet bereaved a year after Christmas market attackA year after an Islamic jihadist ploughed a truck into a Christmas market crowd, killing 12, Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Monday with the victims' families for the first time.


Patriots ride Gronkowski to 9th straight AFC East title
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:07:11 +0000

Patriots ride Gronkowski to 9th straight AFC East titlePITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers still can't figure out how to cover Rob Gronkowski. The AFC East still can't figure out how to catch up with the New England Patriots. And now any AFC team that wants to do it in the playoffs will likely have to do it in Foxborough.


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