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Sri Lankan president doubts he can work with reappointed PM

December 17, 2018

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president accused newly reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of corrupt leadership in a scathing speech Sunday in which he voiced doubts about... more »»

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

December 17, 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris... more »»

Hungary sees 4th day of protests over overtime, other issues

December 16, 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Several thousand people marched through Hungary's capital Sunday in a fourth day of demonstrations against new laws that critics say restrict workers' rights and undermin... more »»

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

December 16, 2018

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul's landmark al-Nuri mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017. more »»

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

December 16, 2018

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sudan's president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago. more »»

French city honors victims of Christmas market attack

December 16, 2018

PARIS (AP) — People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week's shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the... more »»

Israeli PM's son gets temporary ban on Facebook

December 16, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook has blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for 24 hours after he wrote a post criticizing the social media platform as "thought police" and sharing... more »»

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

December 16, 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris... more »»

Sri Lankan leader takes reinstated PM to task

December 16, 2018

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president on Sunday launched a scathing verbal attack at his reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, accusing his leadership of being corrupt and... more »»

Canada gets access to detainee in China 6 days after arrest

December 16, 2018

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ambassador to China was given access Sunday to detained Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor six days after he was arrested, the country's Global Affairs department said. more »»

Kremlin candidate wins Far East governorship in repeat vote

December 16, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor Sunday after the results from a previous election were thrown out due to... more »»

New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity

December 16, 2018

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — In his first liturgy as head of the freshly christened Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epiphanius called Sunday for Ukrainians to unite under the new church and pray... more »»

Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces

December 16, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb blast in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight people and wounded two dozen Sunday, activists and local security said, the... more »»

Kosovo president: Decision to form army 'irreversible'

December 16, 2018

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The decision to transform Kosovo's security force into an army is "irreversible," the country's president said Sunday while offering assurance that a new national military... more »»

Fighting around Yemen's Hodeida leaves 12 dead, 25 wounded

December 16, 2018

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting has erupted between Shiite rebels and forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government near the strategic Red Sea port of Hodeida, leaving at least 12... more »»

Report: Iranian general fatally shoots himself by accident

December 16, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a general who fought in Syria and Iraq has allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun.

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Somalia closes notorious prison amid abuse allegations

December 16, 2018

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia has closed an underground prison where the government has held extremist suspects and journalists amid allegations of abuses against inmates, the security minister... more »»

French city remembers victims of Christmas market attack

December 16, 2018

PARIS (AP) — Residents of Strasbourg filled a square in the French city Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the four people killed and the dozen wounded during a shooting attack near a famous... more »»

Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark Hamas anniversary

December 16, 2018

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group's establishmen. more »»

Georgia's 1st woman president is inaugurated amid protests

December 16, 2018

VELISTSIKHE, Georgia (AP) — The first woman president of Georgia has been sworn into office amid continued protests from opposition figures who allege her election was tainted. more »»

 
 
 

 

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