Airstrikes, shelling kill 11 in Syria's rebel-held areas

Opposition activists say airstrikes and artillery shelling in northwest Syria killed at least 11 civilians, including six members of the same family By The Associated Press December...

Egyptian officials unveil new archaeological finds

Egyptian officials say archaeologists have made two new finds, a rare statue of one of the country’s most famous pharaohs and a diminutive ancient...

Rights official expresses concern about Albanian media law

A top European human rights official has expressed deep concern at plans by Albania’s government to pass a law that critics say would deal...

EU lawmakers, member states find compromise on green finance

EU lawmakers and countries have agreed on a deal to promote environmentally-friendly investment By The Associated Press December 17, 2019, 12:44 PM 2 min read BRUSSELS -- EU lawmakers...

Hezbollah supporters attack several protest camps in Lebanon

Assailants set fire to protest tents and destroyed others overnight in the country's north and south as anger boiled over following a video circulated...

Britain sees rise in migrants crossing on small boats

British authorities say they are dealing with a number of small boats carrying migrants headed toward the English coast from Europe

Estonian minister survives confidence vote after jibe

Estonia's interior minister and nationalist party leader has survived a confidence vote triggered by uproar in the Baltic country at his mocking of the...

Pope abolishes 'pontifical secret' in clergy sex abuse cases

Pope Francis has abolished the “pontifical secret” used in clergy sexual abuse cases By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press December 17, 2019, 11:21 AM 3 min read VATICAN CITY --...

Switzerland slams embassy employee's Sri Lanka detention

The Swiss foreign ministry has criticized a lack of due process in the detention of a Swiss Embassy employee in Sri Lanka who said...

UK employment rises to record high but vacancies drop

Official figures show that the proportion of people in work in Britain has risen to an all-time high By PAN PYLAS Associated Press December 17, 2019, 11:21...

Iran sentences 3 labor activists to five-year prison terms

Iran has sentenced two labor activists in the country's south to five-year prison term each for taking part in a January protest over several...

UN urges 'reboot' of refugee response as millions uprooted

The United Nations is urging governments, businesses and others to “reboot" the world's response to refugees as the number of people fleeing their homes...

Pakistani lawyer who fought for unlawfully held is abducted

The son of a prominent Pakistani lawyer known for pursuing cases of those unlawfully detained by the country's security agencies says his father was...

UK's Johnson seeks to rule out Brexit delay beyond 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is talking tough about Brexit after winning a big majority in Parliament By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press December 17, 2019, 9:58 AM 3...

Turkey arrests opposition mayor for alleged ties to coup

Turkey has arrested an opposition mayor over his alleged links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Ankara for a 2016 failed coup attempt By The...

Chinese utility buys 49% of Oman power grid

A Chinese state-owned utility says it has bought a 49% stake in the power distribution grid of the Gulf nation of Oman By The Associated Press December...

No school, no trains, no Eiffel Tower: France on strike

French teachers, doctors and workers at the Eiffel Tower have walked off the job to join striking train drivers By The Associated Press December 17, 2019, 9:06...

Pakistan sentences former dictator to death in treason case

A Pakistani court has sentenced the country's former military ruler to death in a treason case related to the state of emergency he imposed...

Indian students decry police as citizenship protests grow

Opposition to a new law that provides a path to citizenship for non-Muslim migrants is growing across India, with demonstrations erupting across the country By EMILY...

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