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Alabama’s choice: Democrat or accused sexual predator

When Alabama voters cast ballots to select a US Senator they will face a choice that echoes the country’s partisan political divide: elect a Democrat or pick a man accused of preying on teenaged girls.

East German village sells for 140,000 euros

The only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros and walked away the new owner of a small slice of German history: the village of Alwine, population 20.

Trump’s accusers ‘should be heard’: Haley

Women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard,” US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday, in an apparent divergence from the White House line.

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem Sunday, while more than 300 flights were cancelled in Germany’s busiest airport and a ferry ran aground in the French port of Calais.

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas: government

Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom.

‘New sense of optimism’ in Brexit talks: PM May

Prime Minister Theresa May will tell British lawmakers Monday there is a “new sense of optimism” around Brexit talks after striking an initial agreement last week with the European Union.