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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his ballot in the parliamentary elections, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Iranians began voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
Watchdog toughens global financial scrutiny of IranAn international agency that monitors terrorism financing has announced tough new financial scrutiny for Iran and added seven countries to a watch list
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
Flowers and candles are set around a monument for the brothers Grimm, Hanau's best known sons, on the market place in Hanau, Germany, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 two days after a 43-year-old German man shot and killed several people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Nicolas Armer/DPA via AP)
Survivor: German shooter emptied magazine, calmly walked outPiter Minnemann says he and his friends were eating when they heard shots fired outside the door of the snack bar in Hanau where they had gathered
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE- in this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Afghan security personnel gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan will need vast amounts of foreign funding to keep its government afloat through 2024, a U.S. agency said Thursday, even as foreign donors are increasingly angry over the cost of debilitating corruption and the U.S. seeks a peace deal with Taliban to withdraw its troops. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
US: Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start tonightA senior U.S. State Department official says the countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin tonight
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE — In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his former wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder chargeLesotho’s prime minister has failed to show up in court to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife
The Associated Press3 hours ago
An official in protective suits measure the temperature of the foreign passengers disembarked from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship before boarding to buses at a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the runup to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Instead, the economy is reeling and criticism is mounting over his government's handling of a new virus that began in China and has spread alarmingly in Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic yearJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of people at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. South Korea reported 100 new virus cases Friday, bringing the country's total to 204, many of them clustered around a southeastern city, and raising fears that the outbreak is getting out of control. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Virus cases balloon in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreadsSchools are shuttered, churches are telling worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings are banned as South Korea grapples with a ballooning number of cases of a new virus
The Associated Press5 hours ago
People take to the streets in the capital Algiers to protest against the government, for the 50th Friday running, in Algeria, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
Algeria on cusp of change as protest movement marks one yearAlgeria's peaceful “smile revolution” brought down the long-time president of Africa's largest country along with his powerful entourage
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, second right, receives flowers from a supporter in a wheel chair after a Thai court ordered to dissolved his political party in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Court in Thailand orders popular opposition party dissolvedThailand's Constitutional Court has ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Muslim believers pray in a mosque for the victims of the shooting in Hanau, Germany, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. A 43-year-old German man shot and killed several people of foreign background, most of them Turkish, on Wednesday night in an attack that began at a hookah bar. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Grief, anger and calls for action after shooting in GermanyHundreds of grieving people are flocking to Friday prayers in the mosques of the German town of Hanau, two days after a racially motivated shooting
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Romanian President Klaus Werner Ioannis arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. In a second day of meetings EU leaders will continue to discuss the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Testy EU budget talks blocked, new summit in March likelyMajor contributors to the European Union's budget have blocked progress at an emergency summit, refusing to stump up more funds for the bloc's next long-term spending package, worth around one trillion euros
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Voters register to cast their vote during the parliament elections at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Iranians began voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iran votes in parliament elections that favor conservativesIranians are voting for a new parliament, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership at the time of a sanctions-linked economic downturn and diplomatic isolation
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, photo, a huge electric screen about precautions against the COVID-19 illness is seen in Seoul, South Korea. Even as cases and deaths from the new virus mount, fear is advancing like a tsunami - and not just in the areas surrounding the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the outbreak that has been declared a global health emergency. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viralEven as illnesses and deaths from the new virus increase, fear is advancing like a tsunami, and not just around the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the outbreak that has been declared a global health emergency
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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