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Gambia's president concedes defeat after election loss

December 2, 2016

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's president of 22 years acknowledged his election defeat on state television Friday night, vowing to step down hours after news of the results prompted thousands to... more »»

Libya's Tripoli sees worst militias clashes in 2 years

December 2, 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Clashes continued for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, vying for power and control over the city, with one dislodging another in a... more »»

Philippines President Duterte phones Trump

December 2, 2016

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte telephoned U.S. more »»

Bodies of Brazil soccer team killed in plane crash head home

December 2, 2016

CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — This Brazilian hometown of the soccer team whose dream season ended in tragedy this week prepared Friday for the sad return of so many whose lives were cut short on an Ande... more »»

Adulation of Fidel Castro runs deepest in rural eastern Cuba

December 2, 2016

EL GUAYABO, Cuba (AP) — The single dirt street in El Guayabo runs past a few dozen cinderblock homes, the medical clinic and the primary school to a grove of 76 trees planted to honor Fidel Castr... more »»

The Latest: Syrian army clears town near capital of rebels

December 2, 2016

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

8:45 p.. more »»

Gambian official: Opposition candidate Barrow wins election

December 2, 2016

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambians tore down posters of longtime President Yahya Jammeh and celebrated in the streets as the military stood by Friday after election officials said the ruler of more... more »»

Radical Pirate Party to seek to form government in Iceland

December 2, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Iceland's anti-authoritarian Pirate Party took the helm in talks to form a new coalition government for the island nation Friday, after two earlier rounds of negotiations broke down. more »»

French candidate: Trump's win frees voters from 'diktats'

December 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Friday that the spring election will pit nationalists and patriots such as herself against supporters of globalization, the... more »»

Iranian-American art dealer, wife detained in Iran

December 2, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A human rights group says an Iranian-American art gallery manager and his wife have been detained in Iran, the latest in a series of arrests involving dual... more »»

Iraqi troops bring to 23 districts retaken in Mosul

December 2, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants in the northern city of Mosul seized a new neighborhood on Friday and took full control of a densely-populated neighborhood,... more »»

Obama, incoming UN secretary-general meet at White House

December 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the former Portuguese prime minister who will lead the U.N. beginning Jan. 1. has already proven to be an effective leader. more »»

No more 'Melania Trump' underwear or honey for Slovenians

December 2, 2016

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — No more Melania Trump honey, cakes, shoes and underwear for Slovenians.

The future U.S. more »»

Stolen Nazi concentration camp gate believed found in Norway

December 2, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp that was stolen two years ago, prompting an international outcry, appears to have been found in western Norway, police... more »»

Swiss seize 9 relics allegedly stolen from Libya, Palmyra

December 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Geneva prosecutor's office has confiscated nine cultural artifacts including a sculpted head of Aphrodite and two bas-reliefs that were allegedly stolen from Yemen, Libya and th... more »»

Francois Hollande: A leader perhaps too 'normal' for France?

December 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Francois Hollande has always been an unlikely French president, a guy proud to call himself "normal" and who ended up in the Elysee Palace almost by default. more »»

Russia's Putin warns artists against offending believers

December 2, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian cultural figures urged President Vladimir Putin on Friday to protect the freedom of artistic expression — something the Russian leader pledged to do, even as he warned... more »»

Chanel: Train across flower fields threatens No. 5 perfume

December 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Chanel warned Friday that a planned train line through the prized flower fields near the southern French perfume-making area of Grasse will threaten the production of its famous... more »»

UN expert says torture appeared widespread after Turkey coup

December 2, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Sweeping security measures adopted in Turkey after a failed July 15 coup attempt created an environment conducive to the torture and ill-treatment of detainees despite the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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