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4 more Gambia ministers resign, flee country as crisis grows

Abdoulie John, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:31am

Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has lost four more of his ministers after they resigned and fled to neighboring Senegal.

Ukraine files case against Russia at U.N.'s highest court over Crimea and backing for separatist Ukrainian rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:30am

Ukraine files case against Russia at U.N.'s highest court over Crimea and backing for separatist Ukrainian rebels .

Putin says those who spread fake allegations about Trump are "worse than prostitutes"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:21am

Putin says those who spread fake allegations about Trump are "worse than prostitutes"

Serbian pro-Russian president slams outgoing US government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:20am

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has lashed out at the outgoing U.S. administration, expressing hope President-elect Donald Trump will be more favorable toward Serbia and its Russia-backed claim over Kosovo.

Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses outgoing US administration of trying to undermine Trump's legitimacy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:20am

Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses outgoing US administration of trying to undermine Trump's legitimacy.

Russia hopes for pragmatic dialogue with US under Trump

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:14am

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.

Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter shout-out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:11am

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

Iraqi troops capture historic site in Mosul destroyed by IS

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:00am

Iraqi forces have captured the Mosque of the Prophet Younis, or Jonah, after driving Islamic State group militants from a new neighborhood in eastern Mosul, a spokesman said on Tuesday, and the U.N. said that nearly 150,000 people have been displaced since the operation started in mid-October.

European Court fines Russia for banning US adoptions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:00am

A provisional ruling from Europe's human rights court has ordered Russia to pay damages and legal costs to Americans who were barred from adopting Russian children.

Amid questions, Romanian intelligence officer retires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:40am

A senior Romanian intelligence official announced his retirement Tuesday after a businessman indicted on wide-ranging corruption charges claimed he had a close relationship with the officer.

Amnesty: Europe's anti-terror powers pose rights dangers

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:40am

The French jihadi left prison to serve out his parole, landing a part-time job as required. Then came the deadly Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in Paris. Sofiane Ifren was placed under house arrest, where he has stayed ever since. Stuck at home, he cannot serve out the terms of his parole.

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.

The Latest: Lavrov says US tried to recruit diplomats

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

The Latest on a news conference by Russia's foreign minister (all times local):

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.

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):

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.