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Kosovo cuts 2 years from Serb's jail plotting terror attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:30am

A Kosovo appeals court has reduced by two years the sentence of an ethnic Serb for preparing terrorist attacks.

Rights officials concerned about Polish freedom of assembly

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:10am

European human rights officials voiced serious concerns Monday over proposed legislation in Poland that would limit the right to freedom of assembly.

The Latest: UN refugee chief fears for EU-Turkey deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:10am

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Gambia court orders release of opposition leader, 18 others

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:00am

An appeals court in Gambia ordered the release of a top opposition politician and 18 other protesters on bail Monday, just days after strongman ruler Yahya Jammeh agreed to step aside after losing the presidential election.

More patrols at German-Austrian border to check for migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:50am

German authorities say that 100 Bavarian police officers will reinforce federal police patrolling the country's frontier with Austria, paving the way for more thorough border checks.

The Latest: 2nd Russian nurse dies in Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:40am

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Greece rejects extradition of Turkish servicemen over coup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:30am

Officials say a Greek court has refused to extradite the first three of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after the failed July 15 military coup.

Correction: Nightclub Fires-Glance story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:30am

In a Dec. 3 story listing past nightclub and music venue fires, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the location of a deadly February 2003 blaze. The Station nightclub was in West Warwick, not Warwick, Rhode Island.

Uzbekistan's acting president wins election overwhelmingly

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:30am

Uzbekistan's acting president has overwhelmingly won a tightly controlled presidential election, the Central Asian country's first vote since the death of authoritarian leader Islam Karimov, election officials said Monday.

Yemen rebels hold Egyptians, others on suspicion of spying

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:11am

Security officials say Yemen's Shiite rebels have detained a number of Arab and African nationals, including more than 30 Egyptians, on suspicion of spying for the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels.

UN refugee agency hands out aid to those uprooted from Mosul

Balint Szlanko and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:10am

The U.N. refugee agency distributed aid on Monday to dozens of Iraqi families uprooted from their homes in and around the city of Mosul, warning that their needs will only increase as winter progresses and temperatures continue to fall below freezing.

Gambia court orders release of opposition leader, 18 others after longtime leader lost vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:50am

Gambia court orders release of opposition leader, 18 others after longtime leader lost vote.

The Latest: German central bank chief urges reform in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:30am

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Families of Flight MH370 victims offer reward for debris

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:30am

Anyone who finds a piece of debris from a Malaysia Airlines plane that is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean in 2014 could receive a financial reward, relatives of those who were on the plane said Monday in Madagascar.

Libyans say they have driven IS out of nearly all of Sirte

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:20am

Libyan officials say allied fighters have driven Islamic State militants from the last street they held in the city of Sirte after months of fighting, but that clearing operations are still underway.

Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:11am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the site of the Japanese attack that propelled the United States into World War II.

UN prosecutors: Mladic 'called the shots' in Bosnian war

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:10am

Gen. Ratko Mladic "called the shots" as his troops murdered and expelled thousands of civilians to carve out an ethnically pure Serb mini-state in Bosnia during the Balkan nation's 1992-95 war, a United Nations prosecutor said Monday as Mladic's genocide trial neared its end.

Russian field hospital hit in Syria's Aleppo, nurse killed

Albert Aji and Howard Amos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:03am

Rebel shelling of the Syrian government-held part of Aleppo killed a Russian nurse in a makeshift Russian hospital in the city on Monday while the Defense Ministry in Moscow said a Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after returning from a sortie over Syria.

Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after 'about a decade'

Francis Kokutse, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:00am

A fake U.S. embassy that operated for "about a decade" in Ghana's capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the State Department announced.