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Ivory sales still banned, says wildlife conference committee

Ivory sales still banned, says wildlife conference committee

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August 22, 2019 at 1:19 pm

GENEVA (AP) International trade in elephant ivory will remain banned, according to a vote at the World Wildlife Conference, known as CITES, in Switzerland. Thursday's vote by a key committee ma...

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Rohingya shun repatriation to Myanmar, want safety guarantee

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August 22, 2019 at 8:58 am | COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) None of the thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh turned up for a planned repatriation to Myanmar on Thursday, demanding they firs...

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Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

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August 22, 2019 at 10:59 am | PARIS (AP) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apparently wasn't sweating it despite the high stakes subject of his talks with the president of France: Brexit. So relaxed was he during his Thu...

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Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

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August 22, 2019 at 10:25 am | COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) A former Danish prime minister on Thursday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defense willingness is not just about the...

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Italian populist mixes religious symbols with his politics

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August 22, 2019 at 9:51 am | ROME (AP) Matteo Salvini slipped the rosary out of his pocket right before Premier Giuseppe Conte began his speech to Parliament. He took it out and kissed it again midway through the address, just...

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Hong Kong students plan class boycott for protest demands

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August 22, 2019 at 6:17 am | HONG KONG (AP) Hong Kong university student leaders said Thursday they'll call for a boycott of the start of classes to pressure the government to respond to the protest movement gripping the city ...

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UK's Johnson presses for fresh Brexit talks in Paris

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August 22, 2019 at 5:25 am | PARIS (AP) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson exuded confidence Thursday as he pressed French President Emmanuel Macron to accept his request to reopen Brexit negotiations, meeting in Paris on th...

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Tokyo Paralympic lottery opens with 2.3M tickets available

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August 22, 2019 at 5:00 am | TOKYO (AP) Tokyo's Paralympics could be the big winner with Olympic tickets hard to find and costly. The lottery for Paralympic tickets for Japan residents opened on Thursday with 2.3 million a...

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Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have $60,000

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August 22, 2019 at 5:00 am | TOKYO (AP) Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? That's no problem if you have $60,000 to spare. Tokyo Olympic organizers are offering high-end hospitality packages...

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