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Mexico president creates 4 new protected biological reserves

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:11pm

Mexico's president has signed decrees creating four new protected biological reserves.

Rights officials concerned about Polish freedom of assembly

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:01pm

European human rights officials voiced serious concerns Monday over proposed legislation in Poland that would limit the right to freedom of assembly.

The Latest: UN security council to vote on Syria truce

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:01pm

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Gambia court orders release of opposition leader, 18 others

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:53am

An appeals court in Gambia ordered the release of a top opposition politician and 18 other protesters on bail Monday, just days after strongman ruler Yahya Jammeh agreed to step aside after losing the presidential election.

Ex-Israeli mayor convicted for naming street after mistress

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:51am

An Israeli court has convicted a former mayor in a series of scandals — including naming a city street after a mistress.

The Latest: White House: Italy's referendum not a broad sign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:44am

The Latest on the Italian referendum (all times local):

As fall of Sirte nears, female suicide bombers attack

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:31am

As Libyan fighters make their final push to dislodge Islamic State militants from their last bastion in Libya, female suicide bombers, including one who appeared to be carrying a baby, were among the group's last desperate attempts to slow down the fall of the city, officials said on Monday.

2 Russian nurses killed in rebel shelling of Syria's Aleppo

Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:31am

Rebel shelling killed two Russian nurses and eight civilians Monday in Aleppo, and a Russian fighter jet crashed as it was returning to an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean after a sortie over Syria, but the pilot ejected safely, Moscow officials said.

Carter's Asia trip spotlights issues for next Pentagon head

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:24am

Ash Carter's final swing across Asia as Pentagon chief shines a spotlight on tough issues his successor will inherit. The issues include concern in Tokyo and Seoul about being forced to pay more for U.S. military protection and worries across the region about North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Iran: US threatens nuclear deal, warns of 'strong reaction'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:21am

Iran's nuclear chief warned the United States on Monday of a "firm and strong reaction" if it persists in actions he says are endangering a nuclear deal aimed at curbing programs that Tehran could use to make atomic arms.

Valls makes French presidential bid, steps down as premier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:12am

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday announced his candidacy for next year's presidential election, saying he will step down from his current job to focus on his bid.

UN identifies 41 peacekeepers in connection with CAR abuse

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:04am

A U.N. investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic has identified 41 of the alleged perpetrators, a spokesman said Monday.

UK Supreme Court hears landmark challenge to Brexit plans

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:52am

Britain's top judges vowed Monday to consider with impartiality the contentious question of who has the power to trigger the U.K.'s exit from the European Union — the government or Parliament.

Families of Flight MH370 victims offer reward for debris

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:52am

Anyone who finds a piece of debris from a Malaysia Airlines plane that is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean in 2014 could receive a financial reward, relatives of those who were on the plane said Monday in Madagascar.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces his candidacy in next year's presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:41am

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces his candidacy in next year's presidential election.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will step down on Tuesday to focus on presidential bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:41am

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will step down on Tuesday to focus on presidential bid.

Jordanian pilot killed in F-16 fighter jet crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

State media says a Jordanian pilot was killed when his F-16 fighter jet crashed outside an air base after a technical malfunction.

Greece rejects extradition of Turkish servicemen over coup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:50am

A Greek court has refused to extradite the first three of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after the failed July 15 military coup, officials said Monday.

Kosovo cuts 2 years from Serb's jail plotting terror attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:30am

A Kosovo appeals court has reduced by two years the sentence of an ethnic Serb for preparing terrorist attacks.