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Syrian rebels prepare for Russia-led talks with government

Philip Issa and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:44am

Syrian rebel delegates met in Kazakhstan Sunday on the eve of their first talks with the government in a year, in which the two sides hope to consolidate a cease-fire reached last month and deliver humanitarian aid.

10,000 protest Romania government plans to pardon prisoners

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:41am

Thousands marched through the Romanian capital and other cities Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners which critics say could reverse the anti-corruption fight.

Italian experts to travel to Egypt to probe student's death

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:31am

Egypt said on Sunday it has agreed to Italy's request to send experts to try and retrieve footage from security cameras at a Cairo metro station that a murdered Italian student used the day he disappeared nearly a year ago.

Iran sentences British woman to 5 years on security charges

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:22am

Iran has sentenced an Iranian-British woman accused of trying to overthrow the cleric-run government to five years in prison, a news website affiliated with the judiciary reported Sunday.

The Latest: Israel delays vote on settlement annexation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 9:30am

The Latest on Israeli plans in the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the Trump era (all times local):

Heavy wind, rain and snowstorms hit Spain, force evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:30am

Spain's east coast is being hit with heavy wind gusts and rainstorms that have resulted in port closures and evacuations in many towns.

Glance at Socialist Party primary candidates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:20am

A quick look at three main candidates and method of Sunday's vote for France's Socialist Party presidential candidate:

Italy rescuers say ice thwarts manual search of buried hotel

Paolo Santalucia, Pietro Decristofaro, Colleen Barry and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:50am

Rescuers digging through an Italian hotel buried by an avalanche reported hearing no signs of life Sunday from the 24 people still missing inside and appealed for equipment to help them penetrate the ruins where they say air pockets might be sustaining more survivors.

Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:30am

Gambia's capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community.

Hungary: Official says it could take days to ID bus victims

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:21am

It could take days to officially identify the 16 people killed when a bus carrying Hungarian students returning from a ski trip crashed in Italy and burst into flames, Hungary's foreign minister said Sunday.

Alleged French IS recruiter charged after 4 years in Syria

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:20am

A 23-year-old French man whom international authorities allege was a leading recruiter for the Islamic State group has been arrested and given preliminary terrorism charges in France.

Russia PM calls idea US will lift sanctions soon 'illusion'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 6:00am

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the west's sanctions on Russia are likely to remain in place "for a long time" despite expectations Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president will lead to warmer relations between Washington and Moscow.

German Foreign Minister: Trump's election marks new era

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 5:40am

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says U.S. President Donald Trump's election marks the end of an era, and Berlin will move quickly to secure "close and trusting trans-Atlantic cooperation based on common values" with the new administration.

2 US soldiers hurt in ammunition truck accident in Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 5:10am

Poland's Defense Ministry says two U.S. soldiers have been hurt in an Army truck accident in southwestern Poland.

New Bulgaria president pledges post to continuity, democracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 3:50am

Rumen Radev has assumed office as Bulgaria's new president after an inauguration ceremony in front of the landmark Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia.

Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:50am

In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether.

Turkey's president eager to hear Trump's policies on Mideast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:00am

Turkey's president says he is interested in hearing U.S. President Donald Trump's policies on the Middle East.

In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns home

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:01am

The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held northeastern neighborhood of Aleppo is deserted — except for the second-floor apartment where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family are staying.

China investigates former local party boss for bribery

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:11am

China's top prosecutor's office said Sunday it is conducting a bribery investigation into a high-ranking official who was the mayor of a port city at the time of a warehouse explosion that killed 173 people.