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Amid questions, Romanian intel officer decides to retire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:20am

A senior Romanian intelligence official has decided to retire after a businessman indicted on wide-ranging corruption charges claimed he had a close relationship with the officer.

China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:20am

China's military said Tuesday that more than 2,500 abandoned Japanese wartime chemical weapons collected from northern China, including Beijing and the port city of Tianjin, have been destroyed in a four-year disposal process.

Forever a mystery? MH370 search ends after nearly 3 years

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:13am

The nearly three-year search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended Tuesday, possibly forever — not because investigators have run out of leads, but because the countries involved in the expensive and vast deep-sea hunt have shown no appetite for opening another phase.

Lavrov: Russia invites Trump officials to Syria talks

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:02am

Moscow hopes for better relations with the United States based on respect for mutual interests once Donald Trump takes office, in contrast with the "messianic" approach of the outgoing administration that has ravaged ties, Russia's foreign minister said Tuesday.

The Latest: Sister says ending search keeps cloud over pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:50am

The Latest on the official suspension of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (all times local):

Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter shout-out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:40am

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter — instead he accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka.

UK premier to signal EU clean break: no 'partial membership'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:23am

Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to make a speech that will signal that Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out."

Istanbul gunman captured after more than 2 weeks on run

Mehmet Guzel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:22am

Turkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying Tuesday that he's an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and confessed to the massacre.

Rolls Royce agrees to pay $808 million on bribery claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:00am

Jet engine maker Rolls Royce has agreed to pay 671 million pounds ($808 million) to settle bribery and corruption charges brought by authorities in Britain, the U.S. and Brazil.

Flight 370 victims' families angry, resigned as search ends

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:00am

K.S. Narendran never boards a flight without feeling terror. And he doesn't expect that to change without answers to what happened to the plane carrying his wife three years ago.

Number of suspected dead climbs from shipwreck off Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:00am

Aid groups have revised to at least 170 the number of suspected dead from a weekend migrant shipwreck off Libya.

Radical Islamic cleric freed after 9 months in Israel prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:50am

Israel has released a radical Islamic cleric from prison after he completed his nine-month prison term.

Norway defends Breivik prison conditions in appeals hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:30am

The Norwegian government is presenting its closing statement in an appeal against a lower court ruling that mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's isolation in prison violates his human rights.

Rights group says Europe's anti-terror powers pose danger

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:20am

Amnesty International says European counterterrorism measures in the past two years are rapidly — and potentially permanently — eroding basic human rights throughout the continent.

UN: Iraq's battle for Mosul has made over 148,000 homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:00am

The United Nations says the massive Iraqi military operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group has made more than 148,000 people homeless.

The Latest: Official: Istanbul attack executed in IS' name

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:51am

The Latest on the arrest of Istanbul nightclub gunman (all times local):

Spain arrests Moroccan suspected of praising terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:30am

Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Moroccan suspected of praising terrorism by promoting armed Islamic groups on the internet.

Tajani alliance declared on European Parliament election day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:21am

Two political groupings in the European Parliament have formed an alliance to back Antonio Tajani to become the body's next president.

AF447 searcher recalls pain of failure as MH370 hunt ends

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:10am

Searchers' frustration over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is difficult to overstate, from the monstrous waves that battered search crews in one of the world's most desolate stretches of ocean to the dearth of information on the plane's flight path that stymied investigators. And now, perhaps most brutal of all, comes the admission of defeat.