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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center left, arrives for a session of the Iraqi Parliament, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Al-Abadi on Wednesday ordered the Kurdish region to hand over control of its airports to federal authorities or face a flight ban. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
September 27, 2017 - 10:34 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the independence referendum held by Iraq's Kurdish region this week, which has escalated tensions with Baghdad. (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Iraq's prime minster has ruled out the use of force in the government's confrontation with the Kurdish...
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Iraqi Kurdish men celebrate as they wave Kurdish flags in the streets after the polls closed in the controversial Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq, in Irbil, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The vote is not binding and is not expected to result in independence any time soon, but was hailed as historic by Kurdish leaders spearheading the campaign. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
September 27, 2017 - 9:51 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's flagship carrier airline said Wednesday it will halt flights to and from Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, after Friday in compliance with Iraqi civil aviation authorities. Mohamad El-Hout, chairman of Middle East Airlines, said the decision came after Iraqi...
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Iraqi Kurdish men celebrate as they wave Kurdish flags in the streets after the polls closed in the controversial Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq, in Irbil, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The vote is not binding and is not expected to result in independence any time soon, but was hailed as historic by Kurdish leaders spearheading the campaign. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
September 26, 2017 - 2:55 pm
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Tuesday ordered the Kurdish region to hand over control of its airports to federal authorities or face a flight ban, as the Kurds claimed victory for the "yes" vote in an independence referendum rejected by Baghdad and Iraq's neighbors. The Iraqi Kurdish...
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Rescue workers move buckets of rubble from the site of an office building felled by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, as they search for people who are believed to be trapped inside, at the corner of Alvaro Obregon and Yucatan streets in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Mexican officials are promising to keep up the search for survivors as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day following Tuesday's major earthquake that devastated Mexico City and nearby states. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
September 23, 2017 - 12:07 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mexico's major earthquake (all times local): 11 p.m. Mexico's federal prosecutors' office says one of its employees has died in the crash of a helicopter that was carrying aid to a remote village in Oaxaca state. The office started aid flights to supply the village...
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ADDS NAME OF REFINERY - This aerial photo shows the Flint Hills Resources oil refinery near downtown Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/D1avid J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 5:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Hurricane Harvey is sending pump prices higher for U.S. motorists and causing temporary shifts in the flow of oil and gasoline around the world after taking down a huge chunk of U.S. refining capacity. It will be days or even weeks before the energy sector in the southeast Texas Gulf...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe attends a ruling ZANU PF Party Conference in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean state media said Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, the wife of President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
August 20, 2017 - 10:50 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from Johannesburg on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel there. Zimbabwean state broadcaster ZBC showed...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe attends a ruling ZANU PF Party Conference in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean state media said Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, the wife of President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
August 20, 2017 - 7:54 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. A report by Zimbabwean state broadcaster ZBC showed Grace Mugabe greeting...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe attends a ruling ZANU PF Party Conference in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean state media said Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, the wife of President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
August 20, 2017 - 7:28 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. A report by Zimbabwean state broadcaster ZBC showed Grace Mugabe greeting...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe attends a ruling ZANU PF Party Conference in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean state media said Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, the wife of President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
August 20, 2017 - 2:32 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. A report by Zimbabwean state broadcaster ZBC showed Grace Mugabe greeting...
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Anti-Mugabe demonstrators protest against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, as tensions rise over allegations that she assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg last Sunday. South Africa's government says it has not yet decided to grant the Zimbabwe government's request for diplomatic immunity for Mugabe. (AP Photo)
August 19, 2017 - 12:43 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a tit-for-tat dispute, Zimbabwe blocked flights by South Africa's government-owned airline on Saturday amid tensions over allegations that Zimbabwe's first lady assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. Zimbabwe's action followed the grounding Friday evening...
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