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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says getting Brexit done is now the decision of the British people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:24am

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says getting Brexit done is now the decision of the British people.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:20am

Britain's Conservative Party has secured a majority by winning 326 seats out of 650 in the House of Commons. While results are still coming in, the decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election means Prime Minister Boris Johnson should be able to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. The victory makes Johnson the most electorally successful Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher. It's also a disaster for left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is facing calls for his resignation. Johnson says it looks like the Conservatives have a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done.

Hong Kong police slip on banana peel with tear gas tweet

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:23pm

Hong Kong's much-maligned police force has slipped on a banana peel by trying to make light of its liberal use of tear gas during the territory's protest movement.

Malaysian court approves US bid to extradite North Korean

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:05pm

A Malaysian court Friday approved the extradition of a North Korean man to the U.S. to face money laundering charges in a case he says is politically motivated.

EU leaders show brief unity in family photo, without UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:12pm

For the first time in years, leaders from across the European Union posed together for a “family photo” at Thursday’s EU summit. Well, everyone but the prime minister of Britain.

New Zealand authorities launch risky operation to recover bodies of 8 victims of volcanic eruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:53am

New Zealand authorities launch risky operation to recover bodies of 8 victims of volcanic eruption.

Death toll in hospital shooting in Czech Republic rises to 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:52am

The death toll from a hospital shooting in the Czech Republic rose to seven on Thursday when a critically wounded woman died two days after the attack, authorities said.

Ukrainian police arrest suspects in journalist's 2016 murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:31am

Ukrainian police on Thursday arrested several suspects in the car-bomb killing of a prominent journalist three years ago, but officials said they haven't yet determined who ordered the killing.

Controversial Zapata painting will stay on display in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:57am

A controversial painting of a Mexican Revolution hero will remain on exhibit accompanied by a note saying the descendants of Emiliano Zapata do not agree with the effeminate depiction, Mexico's culture ministry said in a statement Thursday.

Ukraine extends law on special status for rebel regions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:45am

Ukrainian lawmakers have extended a law offering special status to separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine in accordance with agreements brokered by France and Germany.

Chile: Plane that vanished en route to Antarctica found

Eva Vergara and Patricia Luna, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:37am

Searchers combing Antarctic seas have recovered parts of a military transport plane and human remains belonging to some of the 38 people aboard who vanished en route to the frozen continent, Chilean officials said Thursday.

Christmas cards collected for jailed Hong Kong protesters

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:13am

Protesters in Hong Kong wrote hundreds of Christmas cards on Thursday for people jailed in the city's pro-democracy movement, promising they won't be forgotten as they face spending the festive season behind bars.

Chilean defense minister reports finding human remains from military plane that disappeared on flight to Antarctica.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:11am

Chilean defense minister reports finding human remains from military plane that disappeared on flight to Antarctica.

France postpones summit on military involvement in Africa

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:18am

French President Emmanuel Macron has agreed with Niger to postpone a key summit focusing on France's military operation in Africa's Sahel region until the beginning of next year.

Baghdad mob kills teen gunman and strings up his corpse

Samya Kullab and Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:08am

An angry mob killed a 16-year-old and strung up the corpse by its feet from a traffic pole after the teen shot and killed six people Thursday, including four anti-government protesters, Iraqi officials said.

Israeli leader welcomes Trump's college anti-Semitism order

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:57am

Israel's prime minister welcomed on Thursday President Donald Trump's executive order targeting what the White House describes as a growing problem of anti-Semitic harassment on U.S. college campuses.

North Korea berates US for criticizing its missile tests

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:11am

North Korea accused the United States of “hostile provocation” on Thursday for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and warned that the Trump administration may have blown its chance to salvage nuclear negotiations.

Thousands welcome Ethiopian leader after Nobel Peace Prize

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:19am

Tens of thousands of Ethiopians on Thursday have lined the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, to welcome Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed upon his return from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. People wore clothes displaying their leader’s image and chanted slogans praising Abiy.

Fire on Russia's only aircraft carrier kills 1, injures 11

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:56am

Russia's only aircraft carrier suffered a massive fire Thursday that killed one crew member, injured another 11 people and significantly damaged the ill-fated ship that has been haunted by incidents throughout its service.