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Kosovo premier asks Serbia to drop threatening language

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:20am

Kosovo's prime minister has called on Serbia to refrain from threatening language and turn to dialogue and cooperation.

EU migration chief deplores conditions in Greek island camps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:20am

Europe's top official for migration on Wednesday deplored the plight of thousands of refugees and other migrants in camps on Greece's eastern Aegean island of Lesbos who face harsh winter conditions.

Poland's top politician wants tighter parliament order rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:10am

Poland's most influential politician says rules must be changed in parliament to ensure order and discipline in case opposition lawmakers stage further protests and obstruction.

Gambia leader's term extended as tourists are evacuated

Abdoulie John, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:10am

Gambia said Wednesday its legislators have voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh's term by three months, just hours before his mandate was set to expire. The president-elect has vowed to take office regardless of whether Jammeh leaves. Amid the uncertainty, tourist evacuations began.

Nigeria says warship on way toward Gambia as 'exercise'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:00am

Nigeria confirms one of its warships is heading toward Gambia but calls it a "flag-showing and West Africa training" exercise as the tiny West African nation faces a possible regional military intervention.

Malaysia says OIC will push Myanmar to halt Rohingya crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:40am

Malaysia's foreign minister said Wednesday that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is expected to call for a halt to violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority and for the safe return of refugees.

Israeli Arab, policeman killed amid clashes over demolitions

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:40am

An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel, police said, while local residents accused the police of using excessive force, saying the man lost control of his vehicle after he was shot.

Attack in northern Mali kills 33, injures dozens more

Yacouba Cisse, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:40am

At least 33 people were killed and several dozen injured after an explosives-laden vehicle targeted a camp housing armed groups in northern Mali, a local official said Wednesday.

Iraq military: Troops have 'full control' of eastern Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:30am

Iraq's military says government troops are now in "full control" of eastern Mosul after routing Islamic State militants from that part of the northern Iraqi city.

UK disabled bus passenger wins partial court victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:20am

A disabled bus passenger has won a partial victory in a British court after a dispute with a woman who refused to move her baby stroller from a space used to accommodate wheelchairs.

Syria to send its UN envoy, military delegation to talks

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:20am

Syria will send its U.N. ambassador and a military delegation to Russian and Turkish-brokered talks with the armed opposition next week.

33 killed, several dozen injured in explosion at northern Mali camp, local official says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:10am

33 killed, several dozen injured in explosion at northern Mali camp, local official says.

German Greens choose centrist duo for election campaign

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:00am

Germany's traditionally left-leaning Greens have chosen two centrists to lead them into this year's election, in which the party could be a key to forming a new government with or without Chancellor Angela Merkel.

China calls on US to bar Taiwan from Trump inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:50am

China on Wednesday called on the U.S. to bar a Taiwanese delegation from attending Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, underscoring concerns that the incoming president could seek to redefine relations between Beijing, Taipei and Washington.

Turkey official says border wall with Syria near completion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:40am

A senior Turkish official says two-thirds of a border wall to prevent infiltration from Syria has been completed, and that authorities had prevented a few attempts to dig tunnels underneath the wall.

State television: Gambia's Parliament votes to extend leader's term of office for 3 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:40am

State television: Gambia's Parliament votes to extend leader's term of office for 3 months.

German monitors say 2 large earthquakes have hit in the area of central Italy that has seen a series of tremors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:30am

German monitors say 2 large earthquakes have hit in the area of central Italy that has seen a series of tremors.

AP Explains: The African leader who refuses to leave

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:20am

The tiny nation of Gambia has West Africa on the brink of a military intervention, and thousands, including cabinet ministers, are fleeing the country. Longtime President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down after losing elections and has declared a state of emergency. On Thursday, President-elect Adama Barrow intends to go through with his inauguration, with the support of the international community. Here's a look at the crisis.

Russia extends residence permit for Snowden

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:10am

Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.