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'External source' causes oil tanker blast off Saudi Arabia

'External source' causes oil tanker blast off Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An oil tanker off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jiddah suffered an explosion early Monday after being hit by “an external source,” a shipping company said, suggesting another vessel has come under attack off the kingdom am
Indonesia police: Top terror suspect mastermind of attacks

Indonesia police: Top terror suspect mastermind of attacks

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities said Monday that a top terror suspect arrested last week was the architect of a series of deadly attacks and sectarian conflicts in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
US Embassy says Sudan no longer on list of terror sponsors

US Embassy says Sudan no longer on list of terror sponsors

CAIRO — The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum said Monday that President Donald Trump's administration has removed Sudan from the U.S.
EU's chief negotiator still hopes to clinch EU-UK trade deal

EU's chief negotiator still hopes to clinch EU-UK trade deal

BRUSSELS — European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday he still firmly believes that a post-Brexit trade agreement is possible, and whittled down the major outstanding disputes to be settled ahead of the New Year to just two.
Protesting Indian farmers call for 2nd strike in a week

Protesting Indian farmers call for 2nd strike in a week

NEW DELHI — Tens of thousands of protesting Indian farmers called for a national farmers' strike on Monday, the second in a week, to press for the quashing of three new laws on agricultural reform that they say will drive down crop prices and devasta

3 dead, 5 missing after ships collide on Chinese river

BEIJING — Rescuers in China were searching Monday for five sailors missing after a collision between two ships at the mouth of the Yangtze River that left at least three dead.
GOP voters ready for Georgia runoffs despite Trump's claims

GOP voters ready for Georgia runoffs despite Trump's claims

ATLANTA — Many Republican voters in Georgia are angry. They're convinced that widespread voter fraud — claims that are baseless — cost President Donald Trump the election to Democrat Joe Biden.
Asia Today: South Korea to open more virus testing sites

Asia Today: South Korea to open more virus testing sites

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea was opening dozens of free COVID-19 testing sites in the greater Seoul area, as the country registered additional 718 new cases Monday amid a surge in infections.

China confirms detention of Bloomberg news assistant

BEIJING — China’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday that an assistant for the financial news service Bloomberg has been detained on suspicion of activities endangering national security.
Gunman shot by police at NYC cathedral Christmas concert

Gunman shot by police at NYC cathedral Christmas concert

NEW YORK — A man was fatally shot by police on the steps of a landmark New York City cathedral Sunday after he began firing two semiautomatic handguns at the end of a Christmas choral concert, police said. The gunfire began just before 4 p.m.
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