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UK govt agrees under pressure to divulge Brexit plan details

December 7, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The House of Commons was set Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May's March 31 deadline to open exit talks with the European Union, after the British government agreed to... more »»

Malta bans gay conversion therapy, a first for Europe

December 7, 2016

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy, imposing fines of up to 10,000 euros ($10,750) and a jail term of up to one year for offenders. more »»

The Latest: 12 killed in shelling of government-held Aleppo

December 7, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

6:30 p.m. more »»

Poland's ruling party targeted over ex-communist top member

December 7, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling anti-communist party has faced accusations of a double standard over a prominent role that a communist-era prosecutor has in the party leadership. more »»

Egypt activist says she was arrested in NGO funding case

December 7, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian human rights activist and lawyer was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation of the country's top rights campaigners for illegally... more »»

Thousands take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake

December 7, 2016

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh took refuge for the night in mosques and temporary shelters after a strong earthquake Wednesday killed nearly 100... more »»

The Latest: Syrian General: Rebels must leave Aleppo or die

December 7, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

5:30 p.m. more »»

Renzi to step down now that Senate OK'd Italy's 2017 budget

December 7, 2016

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said he would resign Wednesday evening now that Parliament has approved the 2017 national budget, a step required by the nation's president before he woul... more »»

The Latest: NATO chief blames Aleppo deaths on Syria, Russia

December 7, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

5:15 p.m. more »»

Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard

December 7, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed on Wednesday with 48 people on board, apparently killing all of them, police and an airline spokesman said. more »»

Irish court orders Russian oligarch's assets unfrozen

December 7, 2016

DUBLIN (AP) — A Dublin judge on Wednesday ordered Irish authorities to unfreeze 100 million euros ($107 million) in cash belonging to an exiled Russian oligarch, ruling that police had provided n... more »»

Belfast police investigating abuse arrest former coach

December 7, 2016

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — A former soccer coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse after handing himself into the police in Northern Ireland. more »»

In Greece's tobacco culture, passive smoke a serious problem

December 7, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Greeks are inhaling someone else's tobacco smoke on a daily basis, making Greece the worst nation in the European Union in exposing people to the health risks... more »»

The Latest: Syria accelerates its push into eastern Aleppo

December 7, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

4:30 p.m. more »»

UN prosecutors demand life sentence for Gen. Ratko Mladic

December 7, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.N. prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a life sentence for Gen. more »»

UK govt agrees to reveal details of Brexit talks plan

December 7, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The House of Commons was set Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May's March 31 deadline to open exit talks with the European Union, after the British government agreed to... more »»

Iraqi special forces capture new land in eastern Mosul

December 7, 2016

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq special forces captured a new neighborhood Wednesday from the Islamic State group in eastern Mosul, according to a senior commander — the latest gain in a massive military... more »»

Merkel's conservatives back tougher rules on dual citizens

December 7, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party voted Wednesday to scrap rules that allow the children of immigrants to be dual citizens, a move opposed by party leaders and... more »»

The Latest: Indonesia search efforts hampered as night falls

December 7, 2016

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local):

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8:00 p.m. more »»

WikiLeaks' Assange releases statement he gave prosecutors

December 7, 2016

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday released a statement given to prosecutors in which he asserts he did not commit any crimes when he had sex with a woman in Sweden six... more »»

 
 

 

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