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Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars

Krista Larson and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 3:03pm

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the state coffers and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday.

Police officer shot in the arm in Belfast in drive-by attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:51pm

Northern Ireland officials say that a police officer has been shot in the arm in Belfast.

Trump's State nominee raises doubts on Colombia peace pact

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:13pm

President Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee said he would review Colombia's recent peace agreement to determine how much the U.S. should continue to support a historic deal that had been enthusiastically backed by the Obama administration.

The Latest: Israeli leader gets White House invitation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:11pm

The Latest on Israeli plans in the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the Trump era (all times local):

10,000 protest Romania government plans to pardon prisoners

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 2:01pm

Thousands of people marched through the Romanian capital and other cities Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners which critics say could reverse the anti-corruption fight.

Who's likely to lead France's left in the presidential race

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:42pm

A quick look at the two candidates advancing to the Jan. 29 runoff of France's Socialist Party presidential primary, and how it works:

Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:20pm

In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether.

Avalanche survivors: sipping tea, then world crashed down

Paolo Santalucia, Pietro Decristofaro, Colleen Barry and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:12pm

Some of the lucky ones were sipping hot tea near the fireplace in their mountain resort hotel, waiting for snowplows to arrive so they could finally go home, after a winter holiday made nerve-wracking by a day of ground-shaking earthquakes and heavy snowfall.

French presidential primary: Partial results: Valls, hard-left candidate Hamon advance to Socialist party runoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:51pm

French presidential primary: Partial results: Valls, hard-left candidate Hamon advance to Socialist party runoff.

Intensive negotiations ahead of Russia-led Syria talks

Philip Issa and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 12:41pm

Delegates from Russia, Turkey and Iran held hours-long talks in Kazakhstan Sunday on the eve of negotiations between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's government, trying to forge common ground that would nudge forward a political settlement for the country's civil war.

Hungarian official: Bus crash victim IDs could take days

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 11:30am

It could take days to officially identify the 16 people killed when a bus carrying Hungarian students returning from a ski trip burst into a fireball after crashing in Italy, Hungary's foreign minister said Sunday.

Iran sentences British woman to 5 years on security charges

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:51am

Iran has sentenced an Iranian-British woman accused of trying to overthrow the cleric-run government to five years in prison, a news website affiliated with the judiciary reported Sunday.

Italian experts to travel to Egypt to probe student's death

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:31am

Egypt said on Sunday it has agreed to Italy's request to send experts to try and retrieve footage from security cameras at a Cairo metro station that a murdered Italian student used the day he disappeared nearly a year ago.

Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj and Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 9:50am

Suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's southwestern Bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency Friday.

Heavy wind, rain and snowstorms hit Spain, force evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:30am

Spain's east coast is being hit with heavy wind gusts and rainstorms that have resulted in port closures and evacuations in many towns.

Alleged French IS recruiter charged after 4 years in Syria

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:20am

A 23-year-old French man whom international authorities allege was a leading recruiter for the Islamic State group has been arrested and given preliminary terrorism charges in France.

Russia PM calls idea US will lift sanctions soon 'illusion'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 6:00am

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the west's sanctions on Russia are likely to remain in place "for a long time" despite expectations Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president will lead to warmer relations between Washington and Moscow.

German Foreign Minister: Trump's election marks new era

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 5:40am

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says U.S. President Donald Trump's election marks the end of an era, and Berlin will move quickly to secure "close and trusting trans-Atlantic cooperation based on common values" with the new administration.

2 US soldiers hurt in ammunition truck accident in Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 5:10am

Poland's Defense Ministry says two U.S. soldiers have been hurt in an Army truck accident in southwestern Poland.