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Biden urges Canada to fight climate change despite Trump

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:42pm

Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Canadian leaders Friday to continue to treat efforts to combat climate change urgently despite the incoming administration of Donald Trump.

Longtime Gambian ruler now refuses to step aside

Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:30pm

Gambia's ruler of more than 22 years announced late Friday that he no longer accepted defeat in country's presidential election, reversing course a week after he conceded to his rival.

Bomb blasts kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed

Ibrahim Abdulaziz and Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:20pm

Two women suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town on Friday morning, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, an army spokesman told The Associated Press.

Longtime Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh reverses course, now refuses to step aside after officials said he lost election

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

Longtime Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh reverses course, now refuses to step aside after officials said he lost election.

Mexican girl gets TV, trip offers after viral party invite

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:00pm

A rural Mexican girl whose 15th birthday party invitation went viral is being showered with offers of a TV show, free airplane tickets and hotel stays.

Sources: Cuba, Google strike deal to hike internet speed

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:50pm

Google and the Cuban government have struck a deal giving Cubans faster access to the internet giant's content, two people familiar with the deal say.

3 detectives killed, burned in southern Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

The charred remains of three federal detectives were found Friday in the bed of a burning pickup truck in the southern Mexico resort of Zihuatanejo.

World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:30pm

Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said.

Diplomat: Geneva meeting could avoid 'destruction' in Aleppo

Dave Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:01pm

A meeting on Saturday between Moscow and Washington is extremely important because it could avoid "massive destruction" if a plan for evacuating rebel fighters and civilians from war-ravaged Aleppo can be worked out, the U.N.'s special envoy to Syria said.

French president offers support to key Cyprus peace talks

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:32pm

France is willing to help rally international support for a summit next month aimed at clinching an agreement to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus, the country's president said Friday.

It's Trump's war soon: Afghan future is cloudy at best

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war.

Ex-Serb FM Jeremic to give statement on 2004 army deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

Police have asked a former Serbian foreign minister who was a candidate to be the United Nations' next secretary-general to give a statement in connection with the unresolved killings of two army conscripts in 2004.

The Latest: US says smooth transition in S. Korea critical

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:43pm

The Latest on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):

Macedonian president appeals for fair, free election Sunday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:30pm

Macedonia's president appealed Friday for a free and fair process during an early parliamentary election that was called with international mediation to defuse a nearly two-year political crisis triggered by a massive wiretapping scandal.

Prince Andrew to press: End false stories about daughters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:02pm

Britain's Prince Andrew wants the media to leave his daughters alone.

Program seeks to use seized guns for good in El Salvador

David Barraza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:00pm

In one of the world's most deadly countries, a Swedish development organization is trying to turn a source of death into a resource that combats gun violence.

Russian official wrongly claims Merkel rejects hacking fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:00pm

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claims talk of Moscow targeting Germany with cyberattacks is "nonsense" and that Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees.

Report: Turkey drops homicide case against Israeli officers

Mehmet Guzel and Ayse Wieting, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:30am

A Turkish court on Friday dropped a case against Israeli military officials charged in the deaths of 10 Turkish activists who had sought to breach the naval blockade on Gaza in 2010, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.

Legal experts say Turkey went 'too far' in coup response

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:12am

Turkey went "too far" with emergency measures adopted following a failed July 15 coup attempt, a panel of constitutional law experts said in an opinion adopted Friday.