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MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives say they have questioned the country's defeated former strongman president over complaints of alleged illegal financial transactions a day after they froze bank accounts with millions of dollars.

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Local media in Ethiopia say a court has sentenced 66 soldiers to prison after they marched on the prime minister's office earlier this year in what he later described as an attempt to derail dramatic reforms.

SAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala (AP) — Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from the small indigenous community in Guatemala where she spent her days plo…

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People once against in the streets as Strasbourg's Christmas market reopens under the protection of police, in Strasbourg, France, Saturday Dec. 15, 2018. French police shot and killed the man who they believed attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market on Tuesday killing four people. (AP Photo/…

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Strasbourg's Christmas market reopens under the protection of police as shoppers return to the market, in Strasbourg, France, Saturday Dec. 15, 2018. French police shot and killed the man who they believed attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market on Tuesday killing four people. (AP Photo/Jean-…

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BEIJING (AP) — While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.

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El profesor Bradley Greer, a la izquierda, del sindicado Maestros Unidos de Los Ángeles, a la izquierda, muestra su arte durante una manifestación cercana al Museo Broad en el centro de Los Ángeles, el sábado 15 de diciembre de 2018. Los maestros efectuaron el sábado en Los Ángeles una prote…

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Claudia Maquín, de 27 años, muestra una fotografía de su hija, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquín, en Raxruhá, Guatemala, el sábado 15 de diciembre de 2018. La menor, de siete años, murió en un hospital de Texas, dos días después de quedar bajo custodia de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fr…

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Claudia Maquin, de 27 años, camina con sus tres hijos mientras salen de la casa de Domingo Caal Chub, el suegro de Claudia, en Raxruhá, Guatemala, el sábado 15 de diciembre de 2018. Una hija de Claudia Maquín, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal, de siete años, murió en un hospital de Texas, dos días …

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President Michal Kurtyka poses for a photo after adopting the final agreement during a closing session of the COP24 U.N. Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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Worker dismantles the exhibition pavilion of Indonesia as the U.N. Climate conference draws to a close, and negotiators from almost 200 countries continue haggling over the fine print of the Paris climate accord in Katowice, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Officials from around the world ar…

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Protesters march down a street in central Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Braving snow and cold weather, thousands marched in Serbia's capital in an outpouring of discontent with the autocratic rule of president Aleksandar Vucic and his government. Sign at left reads "How long wil…

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Protesters march down a snowy street in central Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Braving snow and cold weather, thousands marched in Serbia's capital in an outpouring of discontent with the autocratic rule of president Aleksandar Vucic and his government. Sign at center reads "Stop…

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Protesters march down a snowy street in central Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Braving snow and cold weather, thousands marched in Serbia's capital in an outpouring of discontent with the autocratic rule of president Aleksandar Vucic and his government. Sign at center reads "How …

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A view of the opening of the construction sites for the demolition of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Genoa's mayor is promising his city will have a new bridge by Christmas 2019 to replace the one that collapsed, killing 43 people. (Lu…

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Demonstrators run away through tear gas in Lyon, central France, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The demonstrations against France's high cost of living, sapped by cold weather, rain and recent concessions by French President Emmanuel Macron, were significantly smaller Saturday than at previous ral…

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Riot police officers fire tear gas during scuffles in Lyon, central France, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The demonstrations against France's high cost of living, sapped by cold weather, rain and recent concessions by French President Emmanuel Macron, were significantly smaller Saturday than at p…

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Riot police officers fire tear gas during scuffles in Lyon, central France, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The demonstrations against France's high cost of living, sapped by cold weather, rain and recent concessions by French President Emmanuel Macron, were significantly smaller Saturday than at p…

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Thais Lococo Hansen, de 32 años, izquierda, y su pareja Catarina Brainer, de 28 años, se besan después de contraer matrimonio en medio de su hijo Pietro, de tres años, durante una ceremonia colectiva de parejas del mismo sexo en Sao Paulo, Brasil, el sábado 15 de diciembre del 2018. (AP Foto…

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A man makes his way through tear gas as demonstrators protest on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Paris police say 85 people have been detained in Paris on the fifth straight weekend of protests by the "yellow vests" movement, where thousands of people converged i…

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A demonstrator holds a flower in front of riot police officers Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Tear gas billowed Saturday across the French capital's protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations and water cannons shot into the crowds on the fifth straight w…

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Police forces secure the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. The demonstrations against France's high cost of living _ sapped by cold weather, rain and recent concessions by French President Emmanuel Macron _ were significantly smaller Saturday than at previous rallies. …

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Police forces secure the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. The demonstrations against France's high cost of living _ sapped by cold weather, rain and recent concessions by French President Emmanuel Macron _ were significantly smaller Saturday than at previous rallies. …

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A demonstrator dressed like Santa Claus is sprayed with water from a police water cannon as demonstrators protest on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. The demonstrations against France's high cost of living _ sapped by cold weather, rain and recent concessions by F…

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A police water cannon sprays water on demonstrators Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Tear gas billowed Saturday across the French capital's protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations and water cannons shot into the crowds on the fifth straight weekend of p…

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A police water cannon sprays water on demonstrators Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Tear gas billowed Saturday across the French capital's protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations and water cannons shot into the crowds on the fifth straight weekend of p…

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A demonstrator takes a video of riot police officers on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. The "yellow vest" demonstrations, sapped by cold weather, light rain and government concessions, were significantly smaller than previous rallies. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

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Demonstrators appear through tear gas during scuffles on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Paris police say 85 people have been detained in Paris on the fifth straight weekend of protests by the "yellow vests" movement, where thousands of people converged in the Fr…

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Demonstrators run away through tear gas during scuffles on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Tear gas billowed Saturday across the French capital's protest-scarred Champs-Elysees Avenue after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations _ the fifth straight weekend of …

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A man makes his way through tear gas as demonstrators protest on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Tear gas billowed across the French capital's protest-scarred Champs-Elysees Avenue after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations _ the fifth straight weekend of pro…

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Demonstrators sit in front of a police water cannon on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Paris police say 85 people have been detained in Paris on the fifth straight weekend of protests by the "yellow vests" movement, where thousands of people converged in the Fren…

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, second right, crosses himself with the new head of Ukrainian Orthodox church Metropolitan Epiphanius, right, during a closed-door synod of three Ukrainian Orthodox churches to approve the charter for a unified church and to elect leadership in the St. So…

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Firefighters at Chester Zoo after a fire broke out in the Monsoon Forest habitat area of the zoo, in Chester, England, Saturday Dec. 15, 2018. The fire forced keepers to evacuate visitors and move animals away from the fire, with winds fanning flames in the inflatable roof of the building.(P…

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Firefighters at Chester Zoo after a fire broke out in the Monsoon Forest habitat enclosure of the zoo, in Chester, England, Saturday Dec. 15, 2018. The fire forced keepers to evacuate visitors and move animals away from the fire, with winds fanning flames in the inflatable roof of the buildi…

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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Aug, 29, 2018, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses the media at his offices in Harare. The ruling ZANU-PF party, at its party conference Saturday Dec. 15, 2018, approved 76-year old Emmerson Mnangagwa as its candidate in the scheduled …

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MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives say they have questioned the country's defeated former strongman president over complaints of alleged illegal financial transactions a day after they froze bank accounts with millions of dollars.

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Demonstrators, one dressed like Santa Claus, talk on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Paris police say 85 people have been detained in Paris on the fifth straight weekend of protests by the "yellow vests" movement, where thousands of people converged in the French…

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Riot police officers secure a street during a yellow vests protest near the Opera house, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Paris police deployed in large numbers Saturday for the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations by the "yellow vest" protesters, with authorities repeating calls for ca…