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People on a motorcycle drive past a burning roadblock placed by anti-government protesters who are demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, near the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

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Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods in recent weeks and allegations of government corruption.

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USAID humanitarian aid is stored at a warehouse next to the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Venezuela shutting sea links to Dutch Caribbean amid turmoil

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A Venezuelan official said Tuesday that the country is banning sea trips to and from three Dutch Caribbean islands - a region that has been linked to efforts to undermine President Nicolas Maduro by sending emergency aid to the South American nation.

Delegation: Shipyard, NH Natl Guard could suffer over wall

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New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation says the Trump administration's plan to take funds from military construction projects to build a border wall could hurt the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the New Hampshire National Guard.

Clergy sex abuse survivor plans hunger strike

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A survivor of clergy sex abuse from Massachusetts has decided to stop eating until the Vatican acknowledges receipt of messages from several families of victims that he was assured would be sent to Pope Francis.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths, center, and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer, participate in a new round of talks by Yemen's warring parties in Amman, Jordan. Yemeni security officials said sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, that Griffiths arrived in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, to discuss the "complex situation" in and around the key port city of Hodeida. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, File)

UN envoy says Yemen ports deal is chance for peace talks

- Associated Press

The expected pullout of forces from three key ports in Yemen provides an opportunity to move to the major goal of ending the four-year conflict that has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the U.N. envoy for the war-battered country said Tuesday.

Yost tells AP forum Ohio not asked to join border wall suit

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Ohio's four statewide elected officials, leaders of the House and Senate and Gov. Mike DeWine were among officials who gathered Tuesday at an annual legislative forum sponsored by The Associated Press.

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, a demonstrator throws debris at a burning barricade while protesting with others against the rising of the fuel taxes on the famed Champs Elysees avenue, in Paris. The offer by Italy's 5-Star Movement to share its web platform with France's "yellow vests" could be harbinger of what's to come in the upcoming European Parliament elections. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)

Tech could unite Europe's populists ahead of EU vote in May

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The web platform was named for a revered French populist philosopher and created by an Italian internet entrepreneur to transform common grievances into proposals and activists into political candidates.

Iraqi man convicted in Sweden of war crimes

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A Swedish court has convicted a man who fought against the Islamic State group in Iraq of war crimes for posting macabre pictures and videos on Facebook.

Members of the ECA (Ending of Clergy Abuse) organization and survivors of clergy sex abuse pose for photographers outside St. Peter's Square, at he Vatican, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen survivor-activists who have come to Rome to protest the Catholic Church's response to date and demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Religious orders apologize for sex abuse inaction, cover-ups

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Catholic religious orders from around the world apologized Tuesday for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties, denial and cover-ups.

Rev. Hans Zollner, left, listens t Mons. Charles Scicluna, Malta Archbishop, during a press conference on a Vatican summit on preventing clergy sex abuse, at the Vatican, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen survivor-activists who have come to Rome to protest the Catholic Church's response to date and demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope's sex abuse prevention summit explained

- Associated Press

Pope Francis is hosting a four-day summit on preventing clergy sexual abuse, a high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops around the world that the problem is global and that there are consequences if they cover it up.

Sweden to send inspector in detained Swedish publisher case

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Sweden will send an inspector to Beijing to "get a clearer picture of what happened" during meetings in Stockholm between the daughter of a Swedish publisher detained in China, the country's ambassador there and two businessmen to discuss the possible release of her father.

Journalists, foreground, takes images at the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, where India is taking Pakistan to the United Nations' highest court in an attempt to save the life of an Indian naval officer sentenced to death last month by a Pakistani military court after being convicted of espionage. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Pakistan says India using UN court for 'political theater'

- Associated Press

Pakistan accused India on Tuesday of sponsoring terrorism and of using the United Nations' highest court for "political theater" as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution.