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Iraqi man convicted in Sweden of war crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:40am

A Swedish court has convicted a 24-year-old Iraqi man of war crimes for posting macabre pictures on Facebook after fighting extremists in Iraq — in the first such case in Sweden.

Helicopter crash in Tehran kills 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:30am

Iran's state TV is reporting that a rescue helicopter carrying eight people has crashed into a lake in western Tehran, killing two people.

Armed men attack Mali prison; inmates freed, guard killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:21am

A military spokesman says a dozen armed men on motorcycles have attacked a prison in central Mali, freeing prisoners and leaving at least one person dead.

Israel artist displays golden statue of Netanyahu in protest

Ami Bentov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:13am

Tel Aviv residents woke up Tuesday to an unusual site — a golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed prominently in front of City Hall in an act of protest.

Database helps Holocaust survivors reclaim Warsaw property

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:11am

A Jewish organization has launched a database aimed at helping more than 2,000 Holocaust survivors or their heirs regain property lost in Warsaw due to World War II and communism.

Syrian suspected of terror for arson attack in Sweden

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:11am

Swedish prosecutors have arrested a Syrian man on suspicion of terrorism for an arson attack against a Muslim group two months ago.

UK man found guilty in case linked to Brussels bomb suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:00am

A British man has been convicted of providing cash to a key suspect in the deadly Brussels and Paris bombings.

The Latest: Syrian forces take more east Aleppo districts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:00am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Venezuela opposition to skip planned meeting with government

Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:50am

Venezuela's opposition said Tuesday it would skip a meeting with the government, endangering ongoing talks aimed at diffusing the country's political crisis.

Amnesty slams lasting, forced displacement of Turkey's Kurds

Mucahit Ceylan and Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:50am

Turkish authorities have forcibly evicted tens of thousands of people in security operations in a predominantly Kurdish district of southeastern Turkey, a human rights group said Tuesday.

French premier steps down to focus on presidential election

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:50am

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stepped down Tuesday to focus on running for president in next year's election and was replaced by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, a man who embodies the fight against Islamic extremism.

Aleppo girl, 7, tweets: 'Pray for us. Goodbye'

Elizabeth Roberts and Ralph Ellis, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:45am

Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old Syrian girl who has captured the world's attention with heartbreaking Twitter posts about the bombing of her native Aleppo, posted a message Monday asking people to pray for her and saying goodbye.

Greek court rules to extradite 3 of 8 Turkish servicemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:43am

A Greek court agreed Tuesday to the extradition of three Turkish servicemen from a group of eight who fled to Greece after a failed July 15 military coup, a day after rejecting Turkey's extradition request for three others.

Iranians accused of filming office of Kenya's president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:40am

A Kenyan prosecutor says two Iranian nationals and a Kenyan accused of collecting information to facilitate a terrorist act after allegedly being found with video footage of the Israeli embassy also had filmed the office of Kenya's president.

NATO chief trumpets new 'momentum' with EU military ties

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:40am

NATO and the European Union are moving forward on deepening cooperation, the alliance's chief said Tuesday, as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump insists European allies start pulling their own military weight.

UNICEF survey: 80 percent of Filipino youths suffer violence

Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:30am

A survey conducted by UNICEF and the Philippine government has found a high prevalence of violence against Filipino children, with eight out of 10 suffering some form of physical or psychological abuse.

Top UK judges grill government lawyer on Brexit plans

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:30am

A British government lawyer said Tuesday that the Supreme Court will fall into a "serious constitutional trap" if it rules that Parliament must have a vote before ministers start the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union.

Austrian right-winger Hofer plans 2022 run for presidency

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:22am

Shrugging off his unexpectedly clear defeat, the right-wing candidate for Austria's presidency said Tuesday he will run again in six years when the term of the left-leaning winner ends and a new election is held.

Ugandan rebel charged with 70 counts, including murder, rape

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:10am

An alleged senior commander in the brutal militia of fugitive warlord Joseph Kony pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 70 charges including murder, rape, sexual enslavement and using child soldiers during the group's insurgency in northern Uganda.