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S. Korea's interim leader was Park defender; powers unclear

December 9, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The man who takes over as government caretaker in the wake of President Park Geun-hye's impeachment is seen by critics as a stiff and uncompromising defender of the... more »»

South Korean president is impeached in stunning fall

December 9, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into... more »»

Somali political leaders OK presidential polls for Dec. 28

December 9, 2016

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's political leaders say they have agreed to hold presidential polls on Dec. 28 after three delays and amid allegations of bribery, fraud and voter intimidation. more »»

Reports: Tibetan Buddhist monk self-immolates in west China

December 9, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in western China in what appeared to be the latest such radical protest against Beijing's rule, a U.S. more »»

Biden says world will look to liberal Trudeau

December 9, 2016

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Outgoing U.S. more »»

S. Korean president faces possible last day in power

December 9, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye entered what could be her last day in power Friday, as lawmakers geared up for what's widely expected to be a successful impeachment... more »»

The Latest: Turkey sends 300 more troops to Syria border

December 9, 2016

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

9:40 p.m.

Turkey's state-run news agency says 300 commandos have deployed to the border area with Syria. more »»

Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-up

December 9, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents... more »»

Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknote

December 9, 2016

GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) — A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first Canadian woman... more »»

UN Syria envoy say time may be right for negotiations

December 8, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's announcement that Syria was suspending combat operations in Aleppo may mean the time is right to restart negotiations for a peace deal, the U.. more »»

Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-up

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents... more »»

Italian populists renew anti-euro stance while eyeing power

December 8, 2016

ROME (AP) — A leader of Italy's populist 5-Star Movement is pressing for a vote on whether the country should keep the euro as its official currency, a pitch for support as the party eyes nationa... more »»

The Latest: Turkey sends 300 more troops to Syria border

December 8, 2016

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

9:40 p.m.

Turkey's state-run news agency says 300 commandos have deployed to the border area with Syria. more »»

French far-right chief nixes free class for kids of illegals

December 8, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has declared that foreigners in France should go through a "waiting period" before benefiting from the country's social services and that children whos... more »»

The Latest: Russia to discuss Aleppo rebel pullout with US

December 8, 2016

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

7:45 p.m. more »»

Brexit dominates UK politics, from Supreme Court to Commons

December 8, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The drama of Britain's exit from the European Union was being acted out this week on two of London's grandest stages: the Supreme Court and the House of Commons chamber. more »»

Rights group says US may be complicit in Yemen 'atrocities'

December 8, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday called for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over the war in Yemen, and said the United States might be complicit in "atrocities" by supplying bombs. more »»

European Central Bank adds half a trillion euros in stimulus

December 8, 2016

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank will pour another half-trillion euros ($579 billion) in newly printed money into the eurozone economy to support its recovery as the currency... more »»

Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknote

December 8, 2016

GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) — A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first Canadian woman... more »»

Putin: NGO restrictions needed to stem foreign influence

December 8, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue to counter foreign influence over its domestic affairs through non-government organizations. more »»

 
 
 

 

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