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Trump staff, properties face terror risk with presidency

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 11:20pm

Businesses around the world bearing U.S. President Donald Trump's name face an increased risk now that he is in the White House, security experts warn, especially as several are in areas previously targeted by violence.

Panel to issue report supporting Emperor abdication

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 11:01pm

A Japanese government panel studying a possible abdication of Emperor Akihito is set to release Monday an interim report that supports enacting special legislation that is applicable only to him.

Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with US

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:21pm

Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.

MH370 search crews return to port after fruitless hunt ends

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 9:41pm

The ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to port in western Australia on Monday, where officials from the countries that funded the fruitless search gathered to thank them and to defend their decision to end the hunt despite recommendations from investigators that it continue.

Protesters take control of border crossing with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:21pm

Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.

Mexico identifies 56 sets of human remains in mass grave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:43pm

Prosecutors said Sunday that 56 sets of human remains have been identified in a jumble of bone fragments found at a burial pit in Mexico's northern border state of Nuevo Leon.

Cameroon helicopter crashes, killing general and 5 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 4:12pm

Authorities in Cameroon say a helicopter fighting the Boko Haram insurgency has crashed on the border with Nigeria, killing six people including the commander of this central African nation's troops.

Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit US

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 3:40pm

Israel's prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a "common vision" for the region with President Donald Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran.

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.