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Official: Germany eyes holding general election on Sept. 24

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

The German government is aiming to hold this year's general election on Sept. 24.

Ex-UK foreign secretary faces legal action in rendition case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A lawsuit against former U.K. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw brought by an ex-Libyan dissident who alleges he and his wife were abducted and sent to Tripoli with British complicity can proceed, Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Mexican governor: kids were given water instead of medicine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A governor in Mexico says state-run hospitals apparently gave children water instead of chemotherapy treatments.

Gambia leader, pressured to go, declares state of emergency

Abdoulie John, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:14am

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month.

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party leader faces 142 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:11am

Turkish prosecutors charged the chairman of the country's pro-Kurdish party on Tuesday with leading a terror organization, engaging in terror propaganda and other crimes for which they are seeking a 142-year prison sentence, the state-run news agency reported.

Rolls Royce agrees to pay $808 million on bribery claims

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:02am

Jet engine maker Rolls Royce has agreed to pay 671 million pounds ($808 million) to settle bribery and corruption charges brought by authorities in Britain, the U.S. and Brazil.

Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:51am

A Red Cross worker says volunteers for the relief agency are among those who've been killed in a mistaken bombing of a refugee camp in Nigeria. It was carried out by a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet that was on a mission against Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') extremists.

UK report warned of security ahead of 2015 Tunisia attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:51am

A lawyer says an official British report had criticized security at beach hotels in the Tunisian resort of Sousse months before an extremist killed 38 in a gun attack there in 2015.

Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100

Haruna Umar and Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:31am

A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and wounding aid workers, a Borno state official said. A Red Cross worker said 20 volunteers with the aid group had been killed.

Gambia declares state of emergency as leader seeks to stay in power despite election loss

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:21am

Gambia declares state of emergency as leader seeks to stay in power despite election loss.

Serbian pro-Russian president slams outgoing US government

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:21am

Serbia's president lashed out Tuesday at the outgoing Obama administration and expressed hope President-elect Donald Trump will be more open to the Balkan nation's Russia-backed claim to Kosovo.

Polish opposition slams ruling party's electoral reform plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:14am

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

Turkey: Istanbul nightclub attacker confessed after capture

Mehmet Guzel and Neyran Elden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:11am

The accused perpetrator of a New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul has confessed and his fingerprints are a match, Turkish authorities said Tuesday. They identified him as an Uzbek national who trained in Afghanistan and staged the attack for the Islamic State group.

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

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:01am

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.

Norway defends mass murderer Breivik's prison conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:01am

Norway on Tuesday defended the prison conditions under which mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is being held.

Puerto Rico island tackles over-population of horses

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:50am

Another long holiday weekend is starting, and tourists are flocking by ferry and small plane to Vieques, a tiny island off the coast of Puerto Rico that's famed for bright turquoise waters, lush mangrove forests and picturesque free-roaming horses.

Israeli army: Palestinian shot trying to stab soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:40am

Israel's military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank.

Jordan charges 2 senior ex-officials in social media protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:40am

Jordan's state security court has charged a former member of parliament, a retired major general and six others with incitement after they joined social media protests against expected price increases.

European Court says Russia wrongly banned US adoptions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:36am

Europe's human rights court ruled on Tuesday that Russia must pay damages and legal costs to Americans who were barred from adopting Russian children.