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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 file photo, a man waves at his camera phone during the switching-on of traditional Christmas lights in Madrid, Spain. People are waiting to see what restrictions will be in place over Christmas and the New Year as Spanish regions are continuing to adjust their various limitations against the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?European nations are struggling to reconcile cold medical advice with a Christmas tradition that calls for big gatherings in often poorly ventilated rooms where people chat, shout and sing together
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A soldier adjust the attire of a Greek Presidential guard as both they are wearing protective masks against the spread of coronavirus, at the tomb of the unknown soldier, in Athens, on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Greece's government spokesman on Thursday announced a weeklong extension to the country's current lockdown, due to the continued spread of the COVID-19. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
The Latest: Merkel says virus measures 'will be worth it'Chancellor Angela Merkel is appealing anew to Germans to adhere to coronavirus restrictions as the Christmas period begins, telling her compatriots that “it will be worth it.”
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A farmer attempts to climb a tower, as fellow farmers watch him as they attempt to move towards Delhi, at the border between Delhi and Haryana state, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Thousands of agitating farmers in India faced tear gas and baton charge from police on Friday after they resumed their march to the capital against new farming laws that they fear will give more power to corporations and reduce their earnings. While trying to march towards New Delhi, the farmers, using their tractors, cleared concrete blockades, walls of shipping containers and horizontally parked trucks after police had set them up as barricades and dug trenches on highways to block roads leading to the capital. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talkThousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital are pressing on with their protest against agricultural legislation they say could devastate crop prices, while the government seeks talks with their leaders
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Lawyer Calls Soccer Star's Death 'Criminal Idiocy'Emergency help was too slow in coming after Diego Maradona had a heart attack, his lawyer said, blaming "criminal idiocy" for the Argentine soccer great's death. Although there have been no accusations of foul play, TMZ reports, Matias Morla wants an investigation. Morla said an ambulance took more than a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov.24, 2020 file photo, demonstrators march with a banner that reads "Vote for Macron they said", during a rally against police brutality on the Place de La Republique in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday, Nov. 27 said video images showing police officers beating up a Black man “shame us,” and is condemning violence both by and against the police. Macron asked the government to quickly come up with proposals “to reaffirm the link of confidence that should naturally exist between the French and those who protect them” and to better fight discrimination. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
Macron: Video images of police beating Black man 'shame us'French President Emmanuel Macron says video images showing police officers beating up a Black man “shame us,” and is condemning violence both by and against the police
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U.S. Army Spc. Kevin Martin, junior sniper, assigned to the 1-186th Infantry Battalion, Task Force Guardian, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, provides security for a 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) C-130J Super Hercules during unloading operations at an unidentified location in Somalia Sunday, June 28, 2020. No country has been involved in Somalia's future as much as the United States but now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S. military troops from the nation at what some experts call the worst possible time. (Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa via AP)
Temporary US Pentagon chief makes rare visit to SomaliaThe acting U.S. defense secretary has visited Somalia to meet with U.S. troops
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Bombing at ice cream shop in Somali capital kills at least 7A local official says a suicide bombing at an ice cream shop in Somalia’s capital has killed at least seven people, and the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility
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FILE - This Aug. 28, 2020, file photo shows the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way for other methods like firing squads and poison gas. The amended rule, published Friday, Nov. 27, in the Federal Register, allows the U.S. government to conduct executions by lethal injection or use “any other manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence was imposed.” (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US executionsThe Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way for other methods like firing squads and poison gas
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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, right, greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prior to their talks in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
Belarus president plans to leave job under new constitutionThe president of Belarus says he will not remain in the post he has held for more than 26 years if his country adopts a new constitution
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Pope Speaks on COVID, and What 'Changed the Way I Saw Life'When Pope Francis was 21, he became very sick with a flu that had him gasping for breath and totally dependent on his caretakers. He eventually recovered, but that illness "changed the way I saw life," and it now serves as an important reminder to him that only by taking...
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Inflatable yellow ducks, which have become good-humored symbols of resistance during anti-government rallies, are lifted over a crowd of protesters Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Pro-democracy demonstrators are continuing their protests calling for the government to step down and reforms to the constitution and the monarchy, despite legal charges being filed against them and the possibility of violence from their opponents or a military crackdown. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thailand's pro-democracy protesters warn of possible coupPro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand have held another rally to make fun of their critics and warned of the possibility of a military coup
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Long-Suffering Village Changes Name to 'Fugging'The people of F---ing, Austria have finally had enough of people making fun of the village's name—and stealing their road signs . The village of around 100 people, who are known as F---ingers, will be renamed Fugging as of Jan. 1, 2021, the Guardian reports. The village is part of...
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