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December 20, 2016 8:59 AM Poland's lower chamber of parliament removes ban on reporters

WARSAW Poland's lower chamber of parliament, the Sejm, removed a temporary ban on access for the media on Tuesday and said any changes to rules governing journalists' access would not be implemented without prior consultations with reporters. Planned curbs on media access to the Sejm announced last week by the speaker triggered demonstrations outside 28

December 19, 2016 9:04 PM Russia's Ambassador To Turkey Shot And Killed In Ankara

Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, speaks at a gallery in Ankara, Turkey, on Monday. Shortly afterward, a gunman opened fire. Editor's note: An image below shows Ambassador Andrei Karlov on the ground after he was shot. Russia's ambassador to Turkey has died after he was shot Monday evening at an art exhibition in the capital, Ankara, Russian 53

December 19, 2016 5:57 PM Russian ambassador in Turkey killed in gun attack at Ankara photo exhibit

MOSCOW — A gunman in Turkey wearing a business suit and tie opened fire Monday on Russia’s ambassador, killing the diplomat and wounding several others at photo exhibit in the Turkish capital, officials said. The gunman was killed as panicked people scattered for cover in the gallery. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. But video 43

December 19, 2016 5:08 PM Guilty Verdict for I.M.F. Chief Christine Lagarde: A Primer

She will not serve jail time or have to pay a fine. Butut her position at the Washington-based I.M.F. is on shaky ground, at a time when the organization faces questions over its participation in a multibillion-dollar bailout for Greece and uncertainty about the United States’ role in the organization. The fund’s executive board will meet later on Monday 33

December 19, 2016 3:15 PM The Daily 202: Liberal hypocrisy abounds as electoral college votes

The 538 members of the electoral college will gather at state capitols across the country this afternoon to cast their ballots for president. The usually symbolic ceremonies, full of pomp and circumstance, have drawn intense attention this year from progressives who are alarmed about Donald Trump becoming president. Just like the recounts in Wisconsin 147

December 19, 2016 9:03 AM IS suicide bomber kills 8 Libyan troops near Benghazi

Libyan security and health officials say a suicide bomber has killed eight army troops near the eastern city of Benghazi. The officials say the Sunday night counterattack in the besieged Ganfouda area also wounded another eight soldiers. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren’t authorized to talk to reporters. The Islamic State 27

December 19, 2016 1:19 AM Australia Sees Slightly Narrower Deficit, Keeps Surplus for 2021

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison forecast a slightly narrower deficit this fiscal year and retained a projected return to surplus in 2021 as he bids to stave off a credit rating downgrade. The underlying cash deficit was predicted to be A$36.5 billion ($26.6 billion) in the 12 months through June 30, compared with a A$37.1 billion shortfall forecast 36

December 18, 2016 3:17 PM Canadian tourist among seven dead in Jordan attacks

Amman (AFP) - Gunmen killed seven people including a Canadian tourist and police officers Sunday in a city in southern Jordan where security forces were hunting down the unidentified attackers. The shootings took place in Karak, a tourist destination known for one of the biggest Crusader castles in the region, around 120 kilometres (70 miles) south of the capital 59

December 18, 2016 3:14 PM Labour Accused of Brexit Betrayal as Top MEP Deletes Promise to ‘Respect’ Vote in Key Document

Labour has been accused of a “sneaky” plot to reverse Brexit after the party’s deputy leader in Brussels was caught massively watering down key lines in amendments to official reports preparing for Britain to leave the European Union (EU). Changes made by Richard Corbett included removing the promise to “respect” the referendum result, stressing the importance 47

December 18, 2016 2:59 PM Ivory Coast Votes for Parliament, President Seeks Majority

Ivory Coast residents are voting Sunday in a parliamentary election that the president hopes will maintain his strong majority despite challenges from the opposition. Voting for the more than 1,300 candidates for 255 seats was slow Sunday, while security was high. President Alassane Ouattara's ruling coalition promises growth, hoping to seal its majority 27