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Biden's win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released

Biden's win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released

WASHINGTON — The oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre went to his latest review board hearing with a degree of hope, something that has been scarce during his 16 years locked up without charges at the U.S. base in Cuba.

Clashes with cleric's supporters kill 5 in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD — Supporters of a firebrand Iraqi cleric shot dead five people on Saturday, according to medical officials, in overnight clashes with anti-government protesters in southern Iraq.
UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

LONDON — Teams from Britain and the European Union resumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexit trade deal Saturday, with both sides sounding gloomy about striking an agreement in the little time that remains.
High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom

High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.
Kashmir people vote in local polls amid cold and security

Kashmir people vote in local polls amid cold and security

SRINAGAR, India — Hundreds of thousands of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir voted Saturday amid tight security and freezing cold temperatures in the first phase of local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semiautono
India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

NEW DELHI — Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital on Saturday pressed on with their protest against agricultural legislation they said could devastate crop prices, while the government sought talks with their leaders.
Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

BRUSSELS — Please leave a chair empty at this year's family Christmas dinner as a precaution, or face the possibility of having that chair empty forever.
Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian scientist named by the West as the leader of the Islamic Republic's disbanded military nuclear program was killed Friday in an ambush on the outskirts of Tehran, authorities said.
Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign's latest effort to challenge the state’s election results.

Outcry as Cuba removes protesters defending rapper

HAVANA — Cuban authorities have cleared more than a dozen artists and activists from a home they have used as a centre for anti-government protests that have gained unusually wide attention.