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Putin’s moves leave Russian opposition with few options

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin played it differently this time.Instead of openly declaring plans to extend his rule like he did in 2011, Putin proposed constitutional amendments to appear to give more power to Russia’s parliament.Instead of announcing the move as a fait accompli, he said the people should vote and decide.And then…

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

By The Associated PressJanuary 18, 2020 GMTHere’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.This week’s gallery includes a woman waiting for evacuation from an area near the erupting…

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with health issues for some…

Libya’s national oil company warns against export blockade

Libya’s National Oil Company (NOC) has warned against threats to block oil exports, the country’s main source of income, before a highly-anticipated summit in Germany aimed at relaunching peace efforts. In a statement on Friday, NOC said it “strongly condemns calls to blockade oil ports ahead of the Berlin conference on Sunday”. It came after…

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