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People walk in front of a restaurant with signs at top left reads, "single section," and at top right reads, "family section", in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to use separate entrances from single men or sit behind partitions at restaurants and cafes in the latest measure announced Sunday by the government that upends a major hallmark of the conservative restrictions that had been in place for decades. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi restaurants no longer need to segregate women and menSaudi Arabia has taken another step toward upending decades of conservative restrictions by removing required partitions and separate entrances at restaurants that had kept women and single men segregated
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Ukraine, IMF reach $5.5 billion agreementUkraine and the International Monetary Fund have reached agreement on a new $5
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this Aug. 13, 2019, photo Gannett CEO Paul Bascobert poses for a photo in McLean, Va. The Associated Press spoke recently with Gannett CEO Mike Reed and the head of its new operating unit, Paul Bascobert. (Jack Gruber/USA Today via AP)
Gannett: ‘Frontline’ reporting jobs will be last to get cutNewspaper chain GateHouse and USA Today publisher Gannett recently combined to become the largest newspaper publisher in the U
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Trains park at the Hendaye train station, southwestern France, Sunday Dec.8, 2019 on the fourth day of nationwide strikes that disrupted weekend travel around France. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
France braces for even worse travel woes, govt seeks answersFrance is bracing for even worse transportation woes when the new work week begins because of nationwide strikes
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this Nov. 27, 2019, photo, Georgia Tech professor Kim Cobb poses for a photo at her home in Atlanta. Some climate scientists and activists, including Cobb, are limiting their flying, their consumption of meat and their overall carbon footprints to avoid adding to the global warming they study. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprintsSome climate scientists are limiting their airline flights so they don’t worsen the global warming they study
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A hundred activists hold portraits of President Emmanuel Macron to urge France to take action during the U.N. COP 25 climate talks in Madrid, during a gathering at Place du Trocadero facing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Environmental activists around France have removed President Emmanuel Macron's official portrait from town halls around the country in an unusual protest movement aimed at pushing him to do more to slow climate change. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
French activists use Macron portraits to urge climate actionFrench activists have waved stolen portraits of President Emmanuel Macron at a protest to try to push France to do more to fight climate change
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE In this file photo taken on Monday, June 17, 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, greets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy before a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France. Ukraine's president sits down Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, and the stakes could not be higher. More than five years of fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Moscow-backed separatists has killed more than 14,000 people, and a cease-fire has remained elusive. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with RussiaUkraine's president sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, and the stakes could not be higher
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Party secretary Lars Klingbeil, Norbert Walter-Borjans, Saskia Esken, Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, Manuela Schwesig and Thorsten Schaefer-Guembel, from left, during the  German Social Democrats, SPD, federal party conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Members of the center-left party have choosen the left-leaning duo Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken as their new leaders. This has to be confirmed by the delegates at the party meeting. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
Germany: Merkel party criticizes ally's call for concessionsThe leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says she would have liked a clear signal from its junior governing partner that it intends to stay in Merkel's coalition, and is deeply skeptical about its calls for new concessions
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this photo taken on Saturday Dec. 7, 2019, Brazilian environment Ricardo Salles stands outside the Brazil delegation room at the COP25 U.N. climate talks in Madrid, Spain. Madrid is hosting a two-week global summit aimed at lessening the impact of rising temperatures. (AP Photo/Dorothee Thiesing)
Minister: Brazil can't stop deforestation without helpBrazil's environment minister says the country can’t stop deforestation in the Amazon without the help of rich nations
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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