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European Court says Russia wrongly banned US adoptions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:41am

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.

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.

UK's May signals clean break with EU: No partial membership

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:51am

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.

Ex-Yugoslav leader Trifunovic, symbol of senseless war, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:43am

Serbia state television says 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. He was 78.

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.

Air France searcher recalls defeat's pain as MH370 hunt ends

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:40am

Searchers' frustration over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is difficult to overstate, from the monstrous waves that battered search crews in one of the world's most desolate stretches of ocean to the dearth of information on the plane's flight path that stymied investigators. And now, perhaps most brutal of all, comes the admission of defeat.

Yemen officials say Houthi rocket kills 6 civilians

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:30am

Yemeni security officials say a rocket fired by Houthi rebels has killed six civilians, including women and children, when it hit an area in southern Taiz province.

Romania intel officer retires amid corruption case link

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:20am

A senior Romanian intelligence official announced his retirement Tuesday after a businessman indicted on wide-ranging corruption charges claimed he had a close relationship with the officer.

The Latest: Istanbul neighbors shocked at attacker's arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:10am

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

Amnesty: Europe's anti-terror powers pose rights dangers

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:00am

The French jihadi left prison to serve out his parole, landing a part-time job as required. Then came the deadly Nov. 13, 2015, attacks in Paris. Sofiyan Ifren was placed under house arrest, where he has stayed ever since. Stuck at home, he cannot serve out the terms of his parole.

4 more Gambia ministers resign, flee country as crisis grows

Abdoulie John, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:43am

Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has lost four more of his ministers after they resigned and reportedly fled to neighboring Senegal, a political official confirmed Tuesday.

Ukraine files case against Russia at U.N.'s highest court over Crimea and backing for separatist Ukrainian rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:30am

Ukraine files case against Russia at U.N.'s highest court over Crimea and backing for separatist Ukrainian rebels .