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The Latest: Syrian state TV reports air attack near Damascus

BAGHDAD (AP) " The latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local):12:55 a.m.Syrian state media are reporting that air defense units have responded to "hostile targets" near the capital of Damascus.State TV said in its Friday night report that explosions were clearly heard in Damascus.It...

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The Latest: Western nations asks Congo for election data

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) " The latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local):10:45 p.m.Western nations are asking Congo's electoral commission to release its voting data on Congo's presidential election in light of claims by the Catholic Church that its tallies show opposition leader Felix...

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The Latest: Macedonia's opposition decries name change vote

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) " The Latest on Macedonia's change of name (all times local):9:15 p.m.Macedonia's conservative opposition leader has accused the government of securing parliamentary approval for a constitutional amendment changing the country's name by "blackmailing" lawmakers.VMRO-DPMNE...

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The Latest: Trump not ready to declare emergency over wall

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):3:05 p.m.President Donald Trump says it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to...

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The Latest: Neighbor says she didn't see teen near cabin

BARRON, Wis. (AP) " The Latest on a Wisconsin teenager who was found alive three months after disappearing following her parents' deaths (all times local):10:35 a.m.A neighbor says she and her husband had problems years ago with the man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her...

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The Latest: US withdrawal from Syria so far limited to cargo

BAGHDAD (AP) " The Latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local):6:15 p.m.A U.S. defense official says no American troops have withdrawn yet from Syria, but some military cargo has been pulled out.The official said the movement of equipment is part of what the military calls the start...

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) " The Latest on the espionage-related arrests in Poland (all times local):3:40 p.m.Orange, a leading telecommunications company in Poland, says it's cooperating with the Polish security services who say a Polish employee at the company and a Chinese manager for tech giant Huawei...

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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) " The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local):3:40 p.m.African regional organizations are "taking note" of Congo's disputed presidential election results and do not congratulate the officially declared winner.The statements by the southern African and Great...

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The Latest: Russia says US 'not serious' on Syria withdrawal

BAGHDAD (AP) " The Latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local):1:25 p.m.Russia's Foreign Ministry says the Americans are not serious about withdrawing from Syria.Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday that it appears to Moscow that the U.S. "is looking for a...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, agreeing to testify publicly before Congress (all times local):10 p.m.President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve...

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Detained Nissan's ex-chair Ghosn recovers from fever

TOKYO (AP) " Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn has recovered from a fever, his lawyer Motonari Ohtsuru said Friday as the 64-year-old executive's latest detention period was set to expire.His wife Carole Ghosn issued a statement overnight out of Paris, expressing concern over his sickness."I am...

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