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US airstrikes in Somalia on the rise

Published Dec. 18 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spate of American airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Somalia is the latest in a dramatic uptick...

US sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

Published Dec. 18 2018

HOTAN, China (AP) — Chinese men and women locked in a mass detention camp where authorities are “re-educating” ethnic minorities...

May says postponed Brexit vote to be held week of Jan 14

Published Dec. 18 2018

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain’s Brexit agreement with...

Sri Lankan president doubts he can work with reappointed PM

Published Dec. 17 2018

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president accused newly reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of corrupt leadership in a...

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

Published Dec. 17 2018

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting has erupted between Shiite rebels and forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized government near the...

Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles

Published Dec. 17 2018

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters occupied dozens of traffic roundabouts across France on Sunday even as their movement for...

Talks adopt ‘rulebook’ to put Paris climate deal into action

Published Dec. 17 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Almost 200 nations, including the world’s top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have...

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

Published Dec. 17 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb blast in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight...

Children at a Vatican charity give pope a birthday cake

Published Dec. 17 2018

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Children who frequent a Vatican pediatric dispensary have given Pope Francis a birthday cake, a day...

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Published Dec. 16 2018

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until...

Brazil’s gay couples exchange vows in collective ceremony

Published Dec. 16 2018

SAO PAULO (AP) — About 40 gay couples got married Saturday in downtown Sao Paulo, tying the knot partly out...

7 killed as Indian forces fire on Kashmir protesters

Published Dec. 16 2018

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least seven civilians were killed and more than three dozen injured Saturday when government forces...

Sri Lanka’s disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

Published Dec. 16 2018

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s disputed prime minister announced Saturday that he would step aside, paving the way...

Ukraine Orthodox leaders approve break with Russian church

Published Dec. 16 2018

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Orthodox leaders on Saturday approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow...

Tear gas on the Champs-Elysees but fewer Paris protesters

Published Dec. 16 2018

PARIS (AP) — Tear gas billowed Saturday across the protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations in Paris...

Nations at UN climate talks back universal emissions rules

Published Dec. 16 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent...

French hunt for possible accomplices of Strasbourg attacker

Published Dec. 15 2018

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French police have killed the man who they believed attacked Strasbourg’s Christmas market, but investigators kept...

May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball’s in UK’s court

Published Dec. 15 2018

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the...

Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China’s policies

Published Dec. 15 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its...

Officials: Strasbourg market shooter killed in shootout

Published Dec. 14 2018

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The man authorities said killed three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Tuesday in...

Yemen’s warring sides agree on truce in key port city

Published Dec. 14 2018

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen’s warring sides agreed Thursday to an immediate cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida,...

Official: Police kill man thought to be France shooter

Published Dec. 14 2018

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A man suspected of being the gunman who killed three people near a Christmas market in...

UK’s May wins party no-confidence vote, but troubles remain

Published Dec. 13 2018

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a brush with political mortality Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by...