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US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels. In a statement issued Monday, the U.S. military's Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on ...

Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate’s ‘interference’ in kingdom

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia issued an unusually strong rebuke of the U.S. Senate on Monday, rejecting a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince and describing ...

Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

By DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said ...

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

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press 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 climate accord by setting out how countries should report ...

Nissan board meets but no chairman picked to replace Ghosn

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan's board met Monday but failed to pick a new chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations, saying more discussion was needed. Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive ...

5 detained as France hunts Christmas market terror suspect

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 13 and putting the whole country on ...

France: Suspected gunman named, had long police record

By LORI HINNANT, SYLVIE CORBET and JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Hundreds of police and soldiers hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire near one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets, killing three and wounding at least 13 in the ...

UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote from her party

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A no-confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday threw U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt. May vowed to fight for the leadership of her party and the country "with everything I've got" after ...

China mum on detained Canadian, queries status of employer

By KEN MORITSUGU and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry denied knowledge Wednesday of the detention of a former Canadian diplomat but said the organization he was working for, the International Crisis Group, is not registered in China and so any of ...

Palestinians offer new details of Israel’s botched Gaza raid

By FARES AKRAM and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate: Everyone knows everyone and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strangers drove through town, suspicious ...

UN chief returns as climate talks teeter closer to collapse

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general flew back to global climate talks in Poland Wednesday to appeal to countries to reach an agreement, as some observers feared the meeting might end without a deal. U.N. chief Antonio Guterres ...

As May faces leadership vote, a look at what happens next

By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a no-confidence vote from Conservative lawmakers angry about the divorce deal she has struck with the European Union. Here's a look at how the Conservative Party goes about challenging and changing ...

UK’s May: ‘Uncharted waters’ if lawmakers reject Brexit deal

By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — With a crucial parliamentary vote on Brexit looming, British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers Sunday that they could take Britain into "uncharted waters" and trigger a general election if they reject the divorce deal she struck with ...

Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

By DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press OSLO, Norway (AP) — One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses. Dr. Denis Mukwege spoke Sunday at a news conference ...

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, ‘no one could hear me’

By SAM MEDNICK, Associated Press NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same ...

Italian police probing deadly stampede find pepper spray can

By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Italian police investigating a deadly disco stampede said Sunday they found a pepper spray can and were questioning dozens of witnesses Sunday following accounts by concertgoers that a teenage boy had sprayed an irritating substance, ...

Armenians vote for parliament; PM looks to bolster support

By AVET DEMOURIAN, Associated Press YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenians cast ballots Sunday in an early parliamentary election that is expected to further consolidate the power of the nation's new prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after ...

Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan camp shows migrant challenges

By AMIRA EL MASAITI, Associated Press CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery, lice and filth. These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of ...

OPEC delays oil output decision pending Russia talks

By KIYOKO METZLER and CARLO PIOVANO, Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — OPEC countries hoping to support the price of oil put off their decision Thursday on how much to reduce oil production until they negotiate with ally Russia on Friday on how much it will contribute to the cut. Some saw it ...

Prisoner swap deal adds to hopes for downplayed Yemen talks

By DAVID KEYTON and BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring sides agreed to a broad prisoner swap Thursday, sitting down in the same room together for the first time in years at U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden aimed at halting a catastrophic war that has ...