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BBC chief Tony Hall to step down amid mounting…

BBC Director-General Tony Hall has announced that he will step down from the helm of the U.K. broadcaster in six months after seven years in the job

Creditors start checkup as Greece seeks lower budget targets

Officials from Greece's bailout-creditor institutions are in Athens for an inspection of the country's public finances

Bosnian protesters hold anti-pollution protest in…

Dozens of people have gathered for a protest in Sarajevo because of dangerously high levels of air pollution in the Bosnian capital in the past few weeks

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Davos bolsters security as protesters march…

Hundreds of disgruntled protesters against the elite World Economic Forum are marching through the Alpine snows toward its annual gathering in Davos

US brokers prospective flights between Serbia, Kosovo

U.S. diplomats have overseen the signing of an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo on the resumption of commercial flights after a hiatus of more than 20 years

James Dean revival spurs debate on raising the…

The men bringing James Dean back to life for a forthcoming film want to give his digital likeness a whole new career

Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial…

Google’s chief executive is calling for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence

Paris transit strike eases; commuters, tourists…

Paris commuters are finding their smiles again after some striking subway workers decided to end their walkouts against a contested overhaul of France's pension system

Britain's EU Journey: When Churchill urged…

Europe has been a source of contention in Britain seemingly forever

UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hosting 16 African leaders as the U.K. prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world

Huawei exec's extradition hearing begins in…

The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei is set to begin in a Vancouver courtroom

World shares mixed ahead of central bank decisions

Shares are mixed in Europe and Asia as investors await central bank decisions and earnings reports

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Malaysia sends back trash, says won't be world's…

Malaysia has sent 150 containers of plastic waste back to mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year

Davos report: Social mobility not just right, but beneficial

A report from the organizers of the annual Davos forum suggests nations could learn from Nordic and other European countries when it comes to helping people scale up the economic ladder

Trump thanks farmers for backing him through…

President Donald Trump took a victory lap as he addressed farmers about a pair of new U.S. trade agreements with its North American neighbors and with China

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising…

The gun industry is gathering in Las Vegas for its annual trade show amid slumping sales and an uncertain political landscape

Paris menswear: UK designers, differing styles…

On the final day of menswear shows in the French capital, Lanvin put on an ode to contrasting styles, while British designers reigned supreme

Cyprus blasts 'pirate state' Turkey's new gas…

Cyprus is condemning Turkey as a “pirate state” for its renewed bid to drill for natural gas in waters where the ethnically split island nation has exclusive economic rights

Libya players agree to respect arms embargo, push…

World powers and other countries with interests in Libya's long-running civil war have agreed to respect a much-violated arms embargo, hold off on military support to the warring parties and push them to reach a full cease-fire

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Report: Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near…

A report has found marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average

Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National…

Tulip growers in the Netherlands have beaten back winter, if only for a day, with a riotous explosion of color in an Amsterdam square

Rare coin of Britain's King Edward VIII fetches record $1.3M

A rare gold coin bearing the image of Britain's King Edward VIII before his love-inspired abdication has sold for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million), a new record for a British coin