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Kim or Trump? Hanoi Barber Offers Leaders' Hairdos for Free

Kim or Trump? Hanoi Barber Offers Leaders' Hairdos for Free

By Hau Dinh | Feb 20
At a barbershop tucked away in a small Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for his hair dye to bleach his natural black into the color of the president of the United States.

French Judge Refuses To Block Catholic Sex Scandal Movie

French Judge Refuses To Block Catholic Sex Scandal Movie

By Samuel Petrequin | Feb 18
A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal.

'Digital Gangsters': UK Wants Tougher Rules for Facebook

'Digital Gangsters': UK Wants Tougher Rules for Facebook

By Mae Anderson And Jill Lawless | Feb 18
British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules on Facebook to keep it from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws.

Besieged IS Militants Refuse to Surrender, Ask for an Exit

Besieged IS Militants Refuse to Surrender, Ask for an Exit

By Sarah El Deeb | Feb 18
More than 300 Islamic State militants surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed Syrian forces and are trying to negotiate an exit, Syrian activists and a person close to the negotiations said Monday.

Israeli Leaders' Nazi Remarks Scuttle Summit with Europeans

Israeli Leaders' Nazi Remarks Scuttle Summit with Europeans

By Aron Heller | Feb 18
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's off-hand comment in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust set in motion a diplomatic crisis that on Monday scuttled this week's summit of central European leaders in Israel.

Abe Mum on Trump's Claim Of Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Abe Mum on Trump's Claim Of Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

By Haruka Nuga | Feb 18
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept quiet Monday over President Donald Trump's claim that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize, but praised him and emphasized he did not deny doing so.

Sex Abuse Survivors to Meet with Vatican Summit Organizers

Sex Abuse Survivors to Meet with Vatican Summit Organizers

Feb 18
Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen survivor-activists who have come to Rome to protest the Catholic Church's response to date and demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders.

Marco Rubio Warns Venezuelan Soldiers to Let Aid Enter

Marco Rubio Warns Venezuelan Soldiers to Let Aid Enter

Feb 17
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is warning Venezuelan soldiers that they would commit a "crime against humanity" if they block the entry of U.S. aid that is being channeled through rivals of socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Polish PM Cancels Israel Visit Amid New Holocaust Tensions

Polish PM Cancels Israel Visit Amid New Holocaust Tensions

Feb 17
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered and characterized.

France's Yellow Vests Mark 3 Months Amid Racist Tensions

France's Yellow Vests Mark 3 Months Amid Racist Tensions

Feb 17
Paris authorities opened an investigation Sunday into anti-Semitic remarks hurled at a noted philosopher during a yellow vest protest in the capital, an incident that raised national concerns about the movement's ascendant radical fringe.

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