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UK Supreme Court rules against Trump over wind farm

File - In this Friday, July 31, 2015 file photograph, U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump drives his golf buggy past his helicopter during the second day of the Women's British Open golf championship on his Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. Britain's Supreme Court Wednesday Dec. 16, 2015, ruled unanimously against tycoon and U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump in his pitched battle to stop the construction of an offshore wind farm near his upscale Scottish golf resort. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell-File)

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously against tycoon and U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump in his pitched battle to stop an offshore wind farm near his upscale Scottish golf resort. Trump claims the 11-turbine project, approved by the Scottish government in 2013, will spoil the view …

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Saudi Arabia forms Islamic counterterrorism coalition

FILE- In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman listens in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, during a meeting between Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and President Barack Obama. Saudi Arabia said Tuesday, Dec. 15, that 34 nations have agreed to form a new "Islamic military alliance" to fight terrorism with a joint operations center based in the kingdom's capital, Riyadh. Mohammed bin Salman said the new Islamic military coalition will develop mechanisms for working with other countries and international bodies to support counterterrorism efforts. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that 34 nations have agreed to form a new “Islamic military alliance” to fight terrorism with a joint operations center based in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh. The announcement published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency said the alliance will be Saudi-led …

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Turkey welcomes anti-terrorism coalition

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, looks on as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during their meeting in Moscow Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. Kerry arrived in Moscow to hold talks with Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

MOSCOW (AP) – The latest news on developments in the Syrian conflict. All times local: 11:40 a.m. Turkey has welcomed the formation in Saudi Arabia of a 34-nation military coalition to fight terrorism. The kingdom announced the new “Islamic military alliance” just hours earlier, saying it will have a joint …

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Doctors still working in Iraq face violence, tribal justice

In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, photo, anesthesiologist Bashar Taha works with his patient at a hospital in Baghdad. For nearly three months, Taha and his family lived in anxiety and fear of retaliation that could end in death. Taha was part of a medical team that did plastic surgery on the nose of a female patient in a Baghdad hospital. Afterward, the woman had surgery complications, prompting the doctors to send her to the intense care department, where she died. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

BAGHDAD (AP) – For nearly three months, anesthesiologist Bashar Taha lived in fear of deadly retaliation. Taha, 38, was part of a team that performed plastic surgery on a female patient’s nose in a Baghdad hospital. The woman had surgery complications afterward and was sent to intensive care, where she …

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China’s plainclothes officers a force against dissent

In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, photo, a foreign journalist covering the trial of prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang is confronted by plainclothes policemen wearing yellow smiley-face stickers, near Beijing’s No. 2 Intermediate Court in Beijing. The tough guys wore smiley face stickers, but they weren’t there to spread good cheer. Scenes of pushing, shouting and shoving outside a Beijing courthouse this week were orchestrated by plainclothes security officers identified by a sticker familiar around the world — the yellow decal identified since the 1970s with the slogan “Have a Nice Day.” (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) – The tough guys wore smiley face stickers, but they weren’t there to spread good cheer. Scenes of pushing, shouting and shoving outside a Beijing courthouse this week were orchestrated by plainclothes security officers identified by a sticker familiar around the world – the yellow decal identified since …

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Carter’s trip aims to strengthen fight against Islamic State

President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Lloyd Austin, leave the podium after the president spoke at the Pentagon, Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, about the fight against the Islamic State group following a National Security Council meeting. The president said the U.S. military and allied forces are hitting the Islamic State group harder than ever. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AP) – Defense Secretary Ash Carter flew to Turkey Tuesday, saying he is looking for new ways the U.S.-led coalition can strengthen its fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Carter said he will be asking his military commanders and other officials to come …

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Lawyer on trial in Beijing as police scuffle with protesters

Supporters of rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang and foreign journalists stand after being pushed away by police near the Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Pu went on trial Monday on charges of provoking trouble with commentaries on social media that were critical of the ruling Communist Party. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) – Police scuffled with protesters and journalists at a Beijing courthouse Monday as a prominent rights lawyer stood trial on charges of provoking trouble and stirring ethnic hatred with online commentary critical of the ruling Communist Party. Chinese protesters and foreign rights groups said Pu Zhiqiang’s trial at …

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French far right collapses in regional runoff elections

Far Right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen delivers her speech after the results of the second round of the regional elections in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, Sunday Dec.13, 2015. Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front collapsed in French regional elections Sunday after dominating the first round of voting, according to pollsters' projections. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

PARIS (AP) – Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front collapsed in French regional elections Sunday, failing to take a single region after dominating the first round of voting, pollsters projected. The conservatives surged against the governing Socialists, changing the political map of France. The failure of the National Front to …

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Beijing: Glimpses of a courthouse scuffle

A plainclothes policeman grabs the hand of a foreign journalist as he prevents him from filming the supporters of rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang's gathering near the Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Police scuffled with protesters and journalists at the Beijing courthouse Monday as the prominent lawyer stood trial on charges of provoking trouble and stirring ethnic hatred with online commentary critical of the ruling Communist Party. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) – Security agents forcibly kept dozens of people away from the Beijing court where rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang stood trial Monday, and authorities roughed up at least five protesters before taking them away in vehicles. At least one foreign journalist also reported being slammed to the ground. The …

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