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France's court annuls Kazakh banker's extradition to Russia
PARIS (AP) -- A top French court refused to hand over a Kazakh banker-turned-dissident to Russia despite accusations he embezzled millions, saying it considered the extradition request from Moscow to be "politically motivated."...

Syrian forces squeeze Aleppo, bring new wave of evacuations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what was once an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new wave of evacuations Friday and raising concerns about hundreds of men who have disappeared and are feared to have been seized by the government....

Diplomat: Geneva meeting could avoid 'destruction' in Aleppo
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A meeting on Saturday between Moscow and Washington is extremely important because it could avoid "massive destruction" if a plan for evacuating rebel fighters and civilians from war-ravaged Aleppo can be worked out, the U.N.'s special envoy to Syria said....

Large crowds to celebrate S. Korean president's impeachment
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Large crowds are expected to gather in South Korea's capital to celebrate the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over an explosive corruption scandal that saw millions protest in previous weeks....

It's Trump's war soon: Afghan future is cloudy at best
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war....

Longtime Gambian ruler now refuses to step aside
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Gambia's ruler of more than 22 years announced late Friday that he no longer accepts defeat in the country's presidential election, reversing course a week after he conceded to his rival....

Sources: Google to give Cubans faster access to content
HAVANA (AP) -- Google and the Cuban government have struck a deal giving Cubans faster access to the internet giant's content, two people familiar with the agreement said Friday....

World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said....

3 detectives killed, burned in southern Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The charred remains of three federal detectives were found Friday in the bed of a burning pickup truck in the southern Mexico resort of Zihuatanejo....

US defense secretary offers assurances to Afghan leaders
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that America will stick with Afghanistan for years to come as a new U.S. president takes over what is already America's longest war....

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