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The Latest: Report: Gunman was on wanted list in Uzbekistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:31am

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

Lithuania to build fence on border with Russia's Kaliningrad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:21am

Lithuania has announced it will begin construction on a fence on its border with Kaliningrad, the small Russian exclave bordering the Baltic Sea. The 130-kilometer (80-mile) barrier will stand 2.5 meters (8 feet) tall and will include electronic surveillance systems and drones.

Ex-Yugo general Trifunovic, symbol of senseless war, dies

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:20am

Former Yugoslav army general Vlado Trifunovic, whose treason conviction by Serbia's wartime nationalist leadership became a symbol of the senselessness of the 1990s' Balkan conflict, has died, Serbia's state broadcaster reported. He was 78.

Polish opposition slams ruling party's electoral reform plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:20am

Poland's opposition leaders said Tuesday that changes to an electoral law proposed by the conservative ruling party are aimed at helping it win local elections next year.

Lithuania signs agreement with US on troop deployment

Liudas Dapkus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:12am

Lithuania on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United States formalizing the presence of U.S. troops in the small Baltic country bordering Russia and Belarus.

Nigeria: Military jet mistakenly bombs refugees, aid workers

Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:11am

A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed refugees and aid workers Tuesday, killing and wounding an unknown number of people, the commander for counterinsurgency operations in the country's northeast said.

Nigeria's military: Air Force jet on mission against Boko Haram mistakenly kills refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:52am

Nigeria's military: Air Force jet on mission against Boko Haram mistakenly kills refugees.

UN judge's detention in Turkey delays Rwandan genocide case

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:51am

A lawyer for a former Rwandan government minister convicted at a United Nations tribunal of inciting and aiding genocide argued Tuesday that his client's case is being unfairly delayed because one of the judges involved has been detained by Turkish authorities.

May signals clean break with EU: UK out of single market

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:51am

More than six months after Britain voted to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally spelled out what it means: The U.K. will make a clean break from the EU and leave its single market of around 500 million people.

Venezuela's President: Trump won't be worse than Obama

Jorge Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:46am

President-elect Donald Trump has received a backhanded compliment from the United States' arch nemesis in Latin America.

Mexico town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has come

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:32am

Mexican authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether extortion, street-level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind a shooting at an electronic music festival at a Caribbean resort town that left three foreigners and two Mexicans dead.

Ukraine files case against Russia at UN's highest court

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:30am

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 in eastern Ukraine.

What's next in Britain's divorce from the EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:21am

A look at the next steps in Britain's exit from the European Union, and when they can be expected:

Putin: Obama's govt is working hard to undermine Trump

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:21am

In a biting attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations and said those who are doing it are "worse than prostitutes."

Moldovan president visits Russia, hints of ending EU pact

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:01am

Moldova's new president, who is visiting Russia on his first trip abroad, voiced hope Tuesday for rebuilding "strategic" ties with Moscow and hinted that the ex-Soviet nation could eventually shelve a trade pact with the European Union.

Serbian pro-Russian president slams outgoing US government

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:01am

The Serbian president lashed out on Tuesday 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.

MH370 hunt ends, maybe forever, after nearly 3 years, $160M

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:54am

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 big phase.

Iraqi troops capture historic Mosul mosque destroyed by IS

Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:40am

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

Soldiers, police open fire as Ivory Coast unrest continues

Robbie Corey-Boulet and Alexis Adele, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:40am

Hooded soldiers cruised through the streets of Ivory Coast's capital, Yamoussoukro, on Tuesday firing their weapons in the air, and military police in multiple cities opened fire, witnesses said. The violence suggested the government had failed to end unrest that began Jan. 6 when some soldiers mutinied over low pay.