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.
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.
Eva Vergara and Patricia Luna, Associated Press | PostedDec 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.
John Leicester, Associated Press | PostedDec 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.
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.
Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press | PostedDec 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.
Elias Meseret, Associated Press | PostedDec 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.
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.