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South Korean parliament votes overwhelmingly to impeach President Park

SEOUL South Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace. | Video

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Italian coastguard saves 66 migrants in Greek Aegean waters

ROME Italy's coastguard rescued 34 men, 14 women and 18 minors from a rubber boat in the Aegean Sea on Friday, it said. The migrants said they were from Syria.

10:06am EST

U.S. defense chief reassures Afghans amid questions over Trump's policies

KABUL The United States will "remain committed" to Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday, amid questions about what President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy will mean for the country as it faces a renewed Taliban insurgency.

Afghanistan 7:26am EST

Dutch court convicts anti-Islam politician Wilders of inciting discrimination

AMSTERDAM A Dutch court on Friday convicted politician Geert Wilders of insulting a group and inciting discrimination, but it imposed no penalty on him.

8:35am EST

French presidential frontrunner Fillon under pressure over healthcare

PARIS French Socialist would-be presidential candidate Manuel Valls on Friday attacked his conservative rival Francois Fillon's proposals to slash public payroll and health spending, saying they threatened the foundations of a welfare state dear to voters.

7:29am EST

Ghana opposition leader wins presidential election, radio stations say

ACCRA Ghana's main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, has won the West African country's presidential election with an absolute majority over President John Mahama, two influential private radio stations said on Friday.

Africa 9:16am EST

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