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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Qatar’s energy minister says country is pulling out of OPEC

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The tiny, energy-rich Gulf Arab nation of Qatar says it will withdraw from OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, in January. Qatar’s minister of state for energy affairs, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, made the surprise announcement during a news conference in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Monday. Qatar is … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Qatar’s energy minister says country is pulling out of OPEC

SALT LAKE CITY | Smart outraged by planned release of 1 of her kidnappers

SALT LAKE CITY — Elizabeth Smart said Thursday the news that one of her kidnappers will be released from prison next week was “a big shock,” and she hopes there is a way the woman can be committed to a treatment facility since there is no legal recourse to keep her behind bars. Wanda Barzee … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Smart outraged by planned release of 1 of her kidnappers

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t seek 3rd term

CHICAGO — In a surprise announcement, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would abandon his effort to seek a third term next year and gave no reason for his sudden change of heart. The 58-year-old former White House chief of staff said only that he and his wife “look forward to writing that … Continue reading CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t seek 3rd term

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian leader resigns, says to protesters: ‘I was wrong’

YEREVAN, Armenia | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned unexpectedly Monday to quell massive anti-government protests over what critics feared was his effort to seize power for life. Residents of the capital, Yerevan, poured out on the streets to celebrate his stunning departure. People hugged and kissed each other, and motorists … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian leader resigns, says to protesters: ‘I was wrong’