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4 more Gambia ministers resign, flee country as crisis grows

Abdoulie John, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:43am

Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has lost four more of his ministers after they resigned and reportedly fled to neighboring Senegal, a political official confirmed Tuesday.

Ukraine files case against Russia at UN's highest court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:41am

Ukraine has filed a case against Russia at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Moscow of illegally annexing Crimea and illicitly funding separatist rebel groups. Kiev also is seeking compensation for deadly incidents including the 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

UK's May signals clean break with EU: No partial membership

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:41am

British Prime Minister Theresa May has made it clear: the U.K. will make a clean break from the European Union and leave its single market of some 500 million people.

Putin says US administration trying to undermine Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:41am

Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations.

Searcher recalls pain of failure as hunt for Flight 370 ends

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:41am

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.

Moldovan president visits Russia to restore ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:31am

Moldova's new president, who is visiting Russia on his first trip abroad, is voicing hope for rebuilding "strategic" ties with Moscow.

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. Sofiyan 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):

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):