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Finnish Minister Apologizes Over Instagram PollFinland's new finance minister has apologized and yanked a poll she put up on Instagram to get citizens' opinions on a serious policy issue. Katri Kulmuni asked people whether the nation should let Finnish women with links to Islamic State return to Finland from a camp in Syria, or whether...
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Albano Toro, who claims he received eye injuries after being shot with a shotgun by the police during the ongoing anti-government demonstrations, poses for a portrait during a protest in front of Palacio de La Moneda, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The United Nations released on Friday a report which stated that there have been serious violations of human rights during the repression of recent protests in Chile. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
UN official: Chilean police abused protester's human rightsThe United Nation's chief human rights agency says Chile's security forces abused protesters taking the streets in recent months
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, screens at the Isidro Menendez Judicial Center show dozens of Mara Salvatrucha gang members following court proceedings via videoconference, in San Salvador, El Salvador. A court in El Salvador has on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years for crimes ranging from murder and arms trafficking to terrorist association in a mass trial historic for the sheer number of defendants. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez, File)
El Salvador court gives hefty sentences in mass gang trialA court in El Salvador has sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years
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3 of 4 men kidnapped from oil tanker off Africa releasedThe managing company of a Greek-flagged oil tanker that was attacked by pirates off the coast of Togo last month says three of the four crew members who were kidnapped have been released
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon smiles as she arrives at the SEC Centre in Glasgow for the declaration in her constituency in the 2019 general election, Friday Dec. 13, 2019. An exit poll in Britain's election projects that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party likely will win a majority of seats in Parliament. That outcome would allow Johnson to fulfil his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Battle ahead: Scotland party leader vows independence pushNewly re-elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a big challenge from the leaders of the Scottish independence movement
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Guatemalan congressman Juan Ramon Lau, answers questions from journalists before starting a session of Congress in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Lau is presiding over the commission that is investigation the U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission, CICIG, and said it has heard from more than 20 people who say they were victimized by CIGIC and about 40 are expected to appear before it wraps up.  (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Critics say Guatemala commission undermining anti-graft pushCritics say a congressional truth commission in Guatemala is out to discredit the work of a U.N.-sponsored investigative body that helped bring to justice hundreds of powerful people accused of corruption
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Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg walks in Piazza Castello Square ahead of a climate march, in Turin, Italy, Friday. Dec. 13, 2019. Thunberg was named this week Time's Person of the Year, despite becoming the figurehead of a global youth movement pressing governments for faster action on climate change. (Tino Romano/ANSA via AP)
Thunberg calls for `fight for tomorrow' at Italy protestSwedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg is asking young people to fight for their future in the next decade
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Mediterranean pen shell listed as critically endangered A mussel species found only in the Mediterranean has been officially added to the list of critically endangered species for the first time
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Military Bill Forces Statement About Saudi PrinceThe acting director of national intelligence will have 30 days to present a formal determination on the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi under the military bill passed by the House this week. Though the White House was insistent that punitive measures against the Saudi regime be stripped from...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Trump calls impeachment vote 'an embarrassment' to nationPresident Donald Trump is declaring a House committee's vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country
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Polish far-right leader arrested for inciting anti-SemitismPolish authorities say they have arrested a far-right leader and plan to charge him with public incitement of hatred against Jews
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Iraqi protesters rally with their national flag over them in Tahrir square, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Iraq's top Shiite cleric condemns gruesome hanging of teenIraq's top Shiite cleric has denounced the killing of a teenager whose body was strung up by his feet from a traffic pole in a Baghdad square
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