Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 2:21pm
A top court in France refused Friday to hand a Kazakh banker-turned-dissident charged with embezzling billions over to Russia, saying it considered the extradition request from Moscow to be "politically motivated."
Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 2:02pm
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won parliamentary approval Friday for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from the 12-nation trade pact.
Andrew Taylor and Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 1:50pm
The Senate pushed to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats evoked President-elect Donald Trump in pleading for a more generous extension of health care benefits for retired miners.
Zeina Karam and Philip Issa, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 1:24pm
Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what was once an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new wave of evacuations Friday and raising concerns about hundreds of men who have disappeared and are feared to have been seized by the government.
Joseph Pisani, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 1:01pm
Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent will step down from that role next year and be succeeded by the company's No. 2 executive, at a time when people are drinking less sugary soda including its flagship Coke drink.