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Panel's report support letting Japan's emperor abdicate

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:10am

A government panel studying a possible abdication of Japanese Emperor Akihito released an interim report Monday in favor of enacting special legislation that would apply to him but not to future monarchs.

The Latest: Syrian minister: Conference will test intentions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:03am

The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local):

10 suspected Indonesian migrants drown off Malaysia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:01am

The bodies of 10 people believed to be Indonesian migrants were found washed ashore in Malaysia on Monday not far from a capsized boat, officials said. Two Indonesians were rescued.

Iraq premier orders probe into violations by troops in Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:01am

Iraq's prime minister has ordered an investigation into violations of human rights and other abuses purportedly committed by government troops and paramilitary forces battling the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul.

Eq. Guinea opposition denounces arrival of Gambia's Jammeh

Robbie Corey-Boulet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:00am

Equatorial Guinea's opposition denounced the government's decision to welcome exiled Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who flew to the Central African nation over the weekend after 22 years in power.

Liberia: Charles Taylor's ex-wife named as VP candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:50am

Liberia's international soccer star turned presidential candidate has named the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor as his running mate.

UK's Theresa May was briefed on nuclear missile system test

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:50am

Officials say British Prime Minister Theresa May was told about the June test of Britain's nuclear deterrent system when she took office last year.

Hungary's Orban praises Trump's 'end of multilateralism'

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:41am

President Donald Trump's position that all countries have the right to put their own interests first was the key phrase of his inaugural address, the prime minister of Hungary said Monday.

Syria talks may signal shift in conflict dynamics

Sarah El Deeb and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:30am

Syria talks in the Kazakh capital Astana come at a time of significant changes to the conflict in its sixth year. Although promising to focus on reinforcing a cease-fire, the conference has raised expectations of a path toward a political settlement of the civil war.

Questions arise over Italy's response to snow-hit hotel

Paolo Santalucia and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:30am

Questions intensified Monday into whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing a snowbound mountain hotel hours before an avalanche hit, as rescue crews weighed using heavy equipment to try to reach 23 people in the hotel who are still buried under the snow.

Harsh exchanges on first day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:21am

Syria's government envoy and a rebel leader traded barbs as talks between the Mideast country's warring sides got underway in Kazakhstan on Monday in the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government and rebel factions fighting to overthrow it.

62 soldiers on trial in Istanbul for alleged part in coup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:10am

Dozens of officers and soldiers went on trial Monday in Istanbul for their alleged role in the failed military coup in July.

Fight for the right: Dutch PM says integrate or leave

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:40am

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sought to lure voters away from anti-immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders, as campaigning for the March 15 national elections heated up on Monday.

Trump properties face global terror risk with presidency

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:30am

Businesses around the world bearing U.S. President Donald Trump's name face an increased risk now that he is in the White House, security experts warn, especially as several are in areas previously targeted by violence.

Syrian government envoy denounces speech by rebel representative at Astana talks, calls it 'insolent' and 'provocative'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:00am

Syrian government envoy denounces speech by rebel representative at Astana talks, calls it 'insolent' and 'provocative'

Austrian official: suspect potentially dangerous radical

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:30am

Austrian authorities are treating a recently arrested teenager as a potentially dangerous radical with connections to the Islamic State group, the country's interior minister said Monday.

Greece to rule on Turkish servicemen later this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:10am

A group of Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece in a military helicopter after last year's failed coup have appeared at Greece's Supreme Court in a closely watched extradition hearing.

Jerusalem mayor says Trump 'serious' about embassy move

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:00am

The mayor of Jerusalem says the Trump administration is "serious" and committed to moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Egyptian army says militants kill 5 soldiers in Sinai

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50am

The Egyptian army says jihadi militants have killed five soldiers in the restive Sinai Peninsula, the latest casualties in a yearslong struggle to control the area's northeast.