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It's Trump's war soon: Afghan progress far from clear

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:34am

Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war.

Prince Andrew to press: End false stories about daughters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:21am

Britain's Prince Andrew is asking the media to cease "speculation and innuendo" about his daughters, and denies he's feuding with elder brother Prince Charles.

Legal experts say Turkey went 'too far' in coup response

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:12am

Turkey went "too far" with emergency measures adopted following a failed July 15 coup attempt, a panel of constitutional law experts said in an opinion adopted Friday.

UN plans urgent meeting on South Sudan; aid group expelled

Jan M. Olsen and Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:12am

South Sudan has expelled the country director of the Norwegian Refugee Council, the aid group announced Friday.

Giant panda, father of twins this year, dies in Austrian zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:23am

Vienna's zoo says that the giant panda that fathered twins earlier this year has died while under anesthesia during an examination for a tumor.

Biden urges Canada to fight climate change despite Trump

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20am

Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is urging Canadian leaders to continue to treat efforts to combat climate change urgently despite the incoming administration of Donald Trump.

US defense secretary offers assurances to Afghan leaders

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20am

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that America will stick with Afghanistan for years to come as a new U.S. president takes over what is already America's longest war.

Rats! Paris fights back against rodent infestation

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:13am

Both Nadine Mahe des Portes and the rat panicked when she inadvertently stepped on it on her walk back from work through Paris.

2 teen girls in Morocco acquitted of homosexuality charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:50am

A Moroccan judge has acquitted two teenage girls put on trial for homosexuality, charges that angered LGBT rights groups who have long argued that same-sex relationships should not be a crime.

Dutch detain man with rifle, ammo, image of IS flag at home

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:40am

Dutch police detained a 30-year-old man on suspicion of preparing a terrorist crime after finding a Kalashnikov rifle, two full ammunition clips and a painting featuring a flag used by the Islamic State group at his home, prosecutors announced Friday.

When neo-Nazis have doubts, there's a number to call

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:30am

Felix Benneckenstein was a rising star on Germany's far-right scene, a young songwriter whose rousing guitar anthems made white nationalism sound romantic and rebellious.

South Korean president impeachment tarnishes family legacy

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:22am

Park Geun-hye could always rely on one unwavering gift throughout a political career that saw a triumphant return as South Korea's first female president to the palatial Blue House where she'd lived as a girl: She enjoyed the reflected devotion, some might say worship, that half the country felt for her late dictator father.

Spain: 400 migrants storm North African border fence

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:51am

More than 400 migrants from Africa stormed across a border fence to enter Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Friday in one of the biggest crossing attempts of recent years.

Thai army says 6 drug smugglers killed in gunfight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:43am

Six drug smugglers were fatally shot in a gunbattle in northern Thailand when they were confronted by soldiers, the military said.

South Korean president is impeached in stunning fall

Foster Klug, Kim Tong-Hyung and Tong-Hin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:40am

South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury.

Top Greek court to rule on Turkish servicemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:30am

The Greek Supreme Court will consider a request by Turkey to extradite eight military servicemen who fled to Greece by helicopter after a failed military coup in July.

Kenyan army says 4 al-Shabab extremists killed in firefight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:30am

A Kenyan army spokesman says soldiers on patrol have killed four extremists suspected of being members of the al-Qaida-linked Somali group al-Shabab.

Bomb blasts kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed

Ibrahim Abdulaziz and Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:23am

Two women suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town on Friday morning, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, an army spokesman told The Associated Press.

Poland's PM, businessmen hold talks in Albania

Llazar Semini and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:10am

Poland's prime minister has urged the European Union to move faster to start membership talks with Albania, saying the country is an "important element for security and stability in Europe and the region."