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Venezuela seizes nearly 4M toys, will give them to poor kids

December 10, 2016

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government has seized nearly 4 million toys from a private company and says it intends to hand them out as Christmas gifts to poor children this... more »»

7 killed, 29 injured in Bulgarian tanker train explosion

December 10, 2016

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A derailed tanker train exploded Saturday and decimated a village in northeastern Bulgaria, killing seven people and leaving least 29 injured, many with severe burns, the... more »»

Santos accepts Nobel for peace deal, urges shift in drug war

December 10, 2016

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, saying it helped his country achieve the "impossible dream" of ending a half-century-long civil... more »»

Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after IS attack

December 10, 2016

QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — Reinforcements have been sent to eastern Mosul after a major Islamic State counterattack drove troops back last week, further slowing a nearly two-month-old offensive... more »»

John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making

December 10, 2016

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is now an officer in France's Legion of Hono. more »»

Syrians stream out of eastern Aleppo as fighting rages

December 10, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds more civilians fled what remained of the Syrian opposition's enclave in Aleppo on Saturday as rebels and government forces exchanged artillery and mortar fire across the... more »»

S. Koreans rally again, this time to celebrate impeachment

December 10, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The previous time South Korea's parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the... more »»

French government seeks extension of state of emergency

December 10, 2016

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says 17 attacks have been thwarted in the country so far this year and he is asking Parliament to extend the state of emergency until July 15. more »»

5 killed in Bulgarian explosion following train derailment

December 10, 2016

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Five people were killed in northeastern Bulgaria following a gas explosion on a derailed tanker train early Saturday, national radio reported. more »»

Oil cartel seeks output cutbacks by non-member countries

December 10, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC member states are meeting with Russia and other non-OPEC countries in Vienna for talks about a reduction in oil production. more »»

Toll rises to 57 in suicide bombings in northeast Nigeria

December 10, 2016

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — An official says the toll from a double suicide bombing in a marketplace in northeast Nigeria has risen to 57 dead and 177 wounded. more »»

Thousands flee Syria's Aleppo as Assad nears victory

December 10, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Some 50,000 civilians have fled eastern Aleppo over the past two days in a "constant stream," Russia said Saturday, as Syrian government forces close in on the last pocket of... more »»

The Latest: IS says it shot down Syrian jet near Palmyra

December 10, 2016

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

1:30 p.m.

The Islamic State group says it has shot down a Syrian warplane near the historic city of Palmyra. more »»

US is sending 200 more troops to Syria to battle IS

December 10, 2016

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — U.S. more »»

After weeks of protests, crowds celebrate Park's impeachment

December 10, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The previous time South Korea's parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the... more »»

Who's next? A look at South Korean presidential contenders

December 10, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fresh off impeachment, South Korean President Park Geun-hye's days in office may be numbere. more »»

It's Trump's war soon: Afghan future is cloudy at best

December 10, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war.

It also is America's longest wa. more »»

Longtime Gambian ruler now refuses to step aside

December 10, 2016

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's ruler of more than 22 years announced late Friday that he no longer accepts defeat in the country's presidential election, reversing course a week after he conceded... more »»

 
 
 

 

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