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Kuwait’s government resigns after grilling on infrastructure

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait’s Cabinet submitted its resignation on Thursday, days after the country’s minister of public works announced she would step down after being grilled by parliament.
2 dead, 3 injured in a school shooting in Russia

2 dead, 3 injured in a school shooting in Russia

MOSCOW — A student killed a fellow student and wounded three more in a shooting Thursday at a college in Russia before taking his own life, police said.
German economy grows slightly in 3Q, staving off recession

German economy grows slightly in 3Q, staving off recession

BERLIN — Germany’s gross domestic product returned to modest growth in the third quarter, the Federal Statistical Office reported Thursday, staving off a widely-feared recession in Europe’s largest economy.

Report: Road accident in Iran kills 28 Afghan nationals

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that a road accident in the country’s southeast has killed 28 Afghan nationals.
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte in court in Tahiti over cannabis growth

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte in court in Tahiti over cannabis growth

MONTREAL — Canadian entrepreneur Guy Laliberte, founder of the Cirque du Soleil circus company, appeared before a judge in French Polynesia on Wednesday over claims of cannabis cultivation.
As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months sho
Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows signs of worsening.

Jury recommends death for man guilty of killing 2 officers

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jurors have recommended the death penalty for a Florida man convicted of fatally shooting two police officers.
‘Too busy’: Trump professes disinterest on impeachment

‘Too busy’: Trump professes disinterest on impeachment

WASHINGTON — What hearings? What phone call? Professing disinterest and disdain, President Donald Trump said he was “too busy” doing the people’s business Wednesday to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency.
Australia’s highest court will hear Cardinal Pell’s appeal

Australia’s highest court will hear Cardinal Pell’s appeal

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, giving Cardinal George Pell his last chance at getting his convictions overturned.