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Russia PM calls idea US will lift sanctions soon 'illusion'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 5:00am

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the west's sanctions on Russia are likely to remain in place "for a long time" despite expectations Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president will lead to warmer relations between Washington and Moscow.

Iran finalizes five-year prison for Iranian-British

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 4:50am

An Iranian news agency is reporting that a woman with dual Iranian and British citizenship has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 4:40am

Gambia's capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community.

New Bulgaria president pledges post to continuity, democracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 3:50am

Rumen Radev has assumed office as Bulgaria's new president after an inauguration ceremony in front of the landmark Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia.

Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:50am

In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether.

Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj and Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:30am

Suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's southwestern Bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency Friday.

Turkey's president eager to hear Trump's policies on Mideast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:00am

Turkey's president says he is interested in hearing U.S. President Donald Trump's policies on the Middle East.

In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns home

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:01am

The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held northeastern neighborhood of Aleppo is deserted — except for the second-floor apartment where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family are staying.

China investigates former local party boss for bribery

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:11am

China's top prosecutor's office said Sunday it is conducting a bribery investigation into a high-ranking official who was the mayor of a port city at the time of a warehouse explosion that killed 173 people.

12 people likely dead after central China landslide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:22pm

Authorities in China say 12 people are likely dead inside a hotel overrun by a landslide.

China investigates former local Communist boss for bribery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:21pm

Chinese authorities say they are investigating the former Communist Party chief and mayor of the port city of Tianjin for bribery.

Officials say at least 23 killed, 50 injured after train derails in southern India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:41pm

Officials say at least 23 killed, 50 injured after train derails in southern India.

Diver mauled by shark north of Australia to undergo surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:14pm

A diver who was mauled by a 4-meter (13-foot) bull shark near the Great Barrier Reef was flown in stable condition to an Australian hospital for microsurgery to an arm, a paramedic said Sunday.

Search intensifies for 23 missing in Italian avalanche

Colleen Barry and Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 7:31pm

The strain showed on Fabio Salzetta's face.

Mexico's Pena Nieto, Trump speak by phone, to meet Jan. 31

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 5:31pm

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone Saturday and are scheduled to meet later this month, officials announced.

From London to LA, women's marches pack cities big and small

Sara Burnett and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 5:21pm

Chicago. Oklahoma City. London. Los Angeles.

Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

Carley Petesch and Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 5:11pm

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power.

Police enter Brazil prison after gang clash; control tenuous

Renata Brito and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 4:43pm

Military police entered a prison in northeastern Brazil on Saturday, establishing tenuous control after a week of chaos and fighting between rival gangs that left 26 inmates dead.

Budapest mourns as 16 die in fiery bus crash on Italian road

Nicole Winfield, Pablo Gorondi and Charlene Pele, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 2:31pm

The Hungarian students had just finished a week of skiing in France when their bus swerved right, then left, then hit a highway barrier and burst into flames. Sixteen people were killed and over two dozen injured in a tragedy that sparked a national day of mourning in Hungary.