Meng faces extradition to the U.S. on charges of trying to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. She appeared in a Vancouver court Friday to seek bail.

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest the detention of an executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei in Canada at Washington's behest and demanded Washington cancel an order for her arrest.

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The Israeli military says it has opened an investigation into the death of Habali after a video surfaced appearing to show him being shot in the back.

Israeli military probes shooting of Palestinian in the back

The Israeli military on Sunday said it has opened an investigation into the death of a 22-year-old Palestinian man in the West Bank after a video surfaced appearing to show him being shot in the back.

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Environmental activists from 10 Asian countries pose with their banners ahead of a march in Katowice, Poland.

Protesters demand action against warming climate at UN talks

Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming.

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Demonstrators walk away from a cloud of tear gas fired by the police during an anti-government protest, in Paris.

Paris under siege: Tear gas, fury on the Champs-Elysees

Late Friday night, the air on the Champs-Elysees was thick with perfume: heady blends of lavender, rose and other enticing scents wafting out of chic boutiques and perfumeries aglitter with Christmas tinsel.

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, center, meets China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.

North Korea tells China it's committed to denuclearization

North Korea's foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China's foreign ministry.

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Pearl Harbor survivors salute during the National Anthem at a ceremony in Pearl Harbor.

Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

About 20 survivors gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago.

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Store manager Stephanie Hunt poses for photos with a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, an Altria brand, at a Smoker Friendly shop in Pittsburgh.

Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana

One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $1.8 billion buy-in.

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Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo.

US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches planted the American flag at the U.N. climate talks Friday in an effort to show that many people in the United States remain committed to curbing global warming despite the stance of their president.

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Participants perform yoga in front of the Eiffel Tower as part of the sport event

France fears more riots; Museums, Eiffel Tower to close

Authorities across France braced Thursday for the possibility of more riots and violence at anti-government protests this weekend, holding emergency meetings and deploying tens of thousands of police and security forces. Museums, theaters and shops in Paris announced they would close Saturday as a precaution — including the city's famed Eiffel Tower.

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A shopper walks past a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing.

China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

China on Thursday demanded that Canada release an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the U.S. and threatens to complicate trade talks.

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Plumes of smoke rise from Europe's largest lignite power plant in Belchatow, central Poland.

Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018

After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists.

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Demonstrators stand near toll gates on a motorway at Biarritz southwestern France.

French unions join protests, piling new pressure on Macron

Nationwide protests against French President Emmanuel Macron took on an even bigger dimension Wednesday after trade unions and farmers vowed to join the fray, unimpressed by government concessions that tried to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in a decade.

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Masked police stand in an ice parlor in Duisburg, western Germany.

Police arrest 84 in European crackdown on Italian mob

In an investigation that underscored an Italian crime syndicate's role as a leading player in international cocaine trafficking, police in four countries arrested at least 84 suspected mobsters Wednesday in a series of carefully coordinated raids.

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Protestors are reflected in a puddle as they wave European flags to demonstrate against Brexit.

UK Parliament delivers rebuke to government over Brexit

Britain's Parliament dealt Prime Minister Theresa May's government two bruising defeats on Tuesday, even before lawmakers began an epic debate that will decide the fate of May's European Union divorce deal — and of her political career.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg prior to a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

US warns Russia it is ready to abandon key nuclear pact

The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or Washington will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe's future security.

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World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva speaks during the COP24 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice.

Leaders stress need to win support for climate measures

 As leaders attending the U.N.'s annual climate summit heard fresh warnings about the dire consequences of leaving global warming unchecked, a new issue emerged Monday as a pressing concern: how to persuade millions of workers their industry can't have a future if humanity is to have one.

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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 1989, file photo, then U.S. President  George H.W. Bush stands on his car and waves to crowds in Tiananman Square in Beijing.

Chinese state media praise Bush as 'statesman of vision'

Chinese state media on Monday praised George H.W. Bush as a "statesman of vision," recalling the late president's role in helping end the Cold War and establishing the foundations of U.S.-China relations.

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Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during the opening of COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Schwarzenegger would time travel to terminate fossil fuels

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wishes he could travel back in time like the cyborg he played in "The Terminator" so he could stop fossil fuels from being used.

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A Ukrainian serviceman stands on board a coast guard ship with his dog in the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine calls up reservists amid rising tensions with Russia

Ukraine's president announced a partial call-up of reservists for training amid tensions with Russia, saying Monday that the country needs to beef up its defenses to counter the threat of a Russian invasion.

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A demonstrator holds a placard which reads 'climate first, politics second' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The climate change conference, COP24, will take place in Poland from Dec. 2-14. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijnga

UN chief: Climate change is "most important issue we face"

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take the threat of global warming seriously and to act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century. Guterres, who spoke at the opening of the U.N. climate conference in Poland, called climate change "the most important issue we face."

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A police officer investigating the murder of British tourist Grace Millane stands at a crime scene along a section of Scenic Drive in the Waitakere Ranges outside Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. New Zealand police said Saturday, Dec. 8, that

New Zealand police find body they believe is British tourist

New Zealand police said Sunday they found a body they believe to be that of missing 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane. Police said the body was in a forested area about 10 meters (33 feet) from the side of the road in the Waitakere Ranges near Auckland.

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A new locomotive numbered 4141 in honor of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, is unveiled at Texas A&M University in College Station.

Bushes depart on first presidential funeral train since 1969

The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the skies.

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