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Beijing faces decision on how to respond to Trump's tweets

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:10pm

With Donald Trump's latest tweets touching on highly sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:21pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Citing differences, Philippine vice president quits Cabinet

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:50pm

There was no immediate reaction Monday from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to the country's vice president saying she will resign her Cabinet post, citing "major differences in principles and values" with Duterte and an unspecified plot to remove her from the vice presidency.

Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalitha suffers heart attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:50pm

The popular leader of India's southern Tamil Nadu state was in critical condition Monday morning after suffering a heart attack, the hospital said.

Pakistani police say hotel fire kills 11 in Karachi

Adil Jawad, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:50pm

A massive fire swept through a four-star hotel in the southern port city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least 11 people, officials said.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:22pm

New Zealand's popular Prime Minister John Key stunned the nation on Monday when he announced, in a breaking voice, he was resigning after eight years as leader.

The Latest: Populist party says it's poised to govern Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:51pm

The Latest on Italy's referendum on constitutional reforms (all times local):

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns in surprise move after 8 years as leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:11pm

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns in surprise move after 8 years as leader.

Thousands protest corruption, support judiciary in Brazil

Ernesto Moreno Quintana and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:41pm

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Brazil on Sunday to express disgust with public corruption and outrage at what they say are lawmakers' attempts to muzzle the judges and prosecutors pursuing those crimes.

Italy's Premier Matteo Renzi says he's resigning after defeat of reforms referendum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:31pm

Italy's Premier Matteo Renzi says he's resigning after defeat of reforms referendum .

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi concedes defeat in referendum, takes responsibility for defeat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:31pm

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi concedes defeat in referendum, takes responsibility for defeat.

Chilean court rejects demand against Israeli judges

Patricia Luna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:01pm

A Chilean court rejected lawsuits filed in the South American country against three current or former Israeli Supreme Court justices for endorsing the construction of the West Bank separation barrier and the seizure of lands and the property on them from Palestinians.

The Latest: German FM pleased with Austrian result

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:51pm

The Latest on Austria's presidential election (all times local):

Thousands gather at leftist opposition rally in Macedonia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:03pm

Thousands of people have attended an opposition rally in the Macedonian capital of Skopje to support the leftist main opposition candidate in the country's Dec. 11 election.

Mainstream relief as leftist candidate wins in Austria

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:51pm

Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen triumphed over his right-wing rival Sunday in the vote for Austria's presidency, a victory welcomed by moderate politicians across Europe as a blow against the populist forces looking to weaken the European Union.

Netanyahu says Trump election has not changed 2-state goal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:31pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his support for a two-state solution with the Palestinians remains the same after Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election.

Gunman kills 3 in Finland; police say no political motive

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:01pm

A gunman in Finland killed a local town councilor and two journalists in an apparent random shooting in a small town's nightlife district, police said Sunday. A local man was detained on suspicion of murder.

Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or die

Bassem Mroue and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:01pm

The Syrian army on Sunday ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death," as a series of airstrikes on the neighboring Idlib province killed at least 50 people, including several children.

No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo is crushed

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 11:22am

The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave's streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues.