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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.

Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100

Haruna Umar and Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:50am

A Nigerian state official says an Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists has mistakenly bombed a refugee camp, killing more than 100 refugees and wounding aid workers.

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.

Ex-UK foreign secretary faces legal action in rendition case

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

Former U.K. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is facing legal action in a suit brought by a former Libyan dissident who alleges he and his wife were abducted and sent to Tripoli a decade ago to be interrogated by the regime of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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.

The Latest: Report: Gunman was on wanted list in Uzbekistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:31am

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

Lithuania to build fence on border with Russia's Kaliningrad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:21am

Lithuania has announced it will begin construction on a fence on its border with Kaliningrad, the small Russian exclave bordering the Baltic Sea. The 130-kilometer (80-mile) barrier will stand 2.5 meters (8 feet) tall and will include electronic surveillance systems and drones.

Polish opposition slams ruling party's electoral reform plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:20am

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

Lithuania signs agreement with US on troop deployment

Liudas Dapkus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:12am

Lithuania on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United States formalizing the presence of U.S. troops in the small Baltic country bordering Russia and Belarus.

Nigeria's military: Air Force jet on mission against Boko Haram mistakenly kills refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:52am

Nigeria's military: Air Force jet on mission against Boko Haram mistakenly kills refugees.

UN judge's detention in Turkey delays Rwandan genocide case

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:51am

A lawyer for a former Rwandan government minister convicted at a United Nations tribunal of inciting and aiding genocide argued Tuesday that his client's case is being unfairly delayed because one of the judges involved has been detained by Turkish authorities.

May signals clean break with EU: UK out of single market

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:51am

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.

Venezuela's President: Trump won't be worse than Obama

Jorge Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:46am

President-elect Donald Trump has received a backhanded compliment from the United States' arch nemesis in Latin America.

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."