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US demands immediate end to violence, talks in Cameroon

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:32pm

The United States demanded an immediate end to violence in Cameroon on Thursday and a speedy start to talks between the government and Anglophone separatists without preconditions.

French Interior Minister: Paris prosecutor heading to shootout scene to confirm identity of man killed in Strasbourg.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:20pm

French Interior Minister: Paris prosecutor heading to shootout scene to confirm identity of man killed in Strasbourg.

Top French official: A suspect has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, identity not yet confirmed.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:36pm

Top French official: A suspect has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, identity not yet confirmed.

Turkey conducts airstrikes against PKK targets in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:03pm

Turkey's Defense Ministry says the military has conducted airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's Sinjar and Mount Karajak regions.

Cameroon leader halts cases against 289 alleged separatists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:38pm

Cameroon's leader has ordered the country's military tribunal to stop legal proceedings against 289 people accused of taking part in the country's separatist movement in its English-speaking regions.

Suspected jihadists kill 42 in Mali's nomadic Tuareg camps

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:57am

Suspected jihadists on motorcycles have killed at least 42 people during a series of attacks on Tuareg nomadic camps in Mali, local leaders said Thursday.

Tuareg leader: Suspected jihadists on motorcycles kill at least 42 in Mali's eastern Menaka region

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:43am

Tuareg leader: Suspected jihadists on motorcycles kill at least 42 in Mali's eastern Menaka region.

Brazil police serve warrants in case of slain councilwoman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:05am

Brazilian police say they have served several arrest, search and seizure warrants in connection with the murder of a councilwoman nine months ago.

EU agency: Cocaine dealers' technology use complicates busts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:16am

The European Union agency that monitors drug abuse says cocaine dealers are increasingly using social media and encrypted communications to do business, making it harder for authorities to crack down on the trade.

UNICEF: 2 million children in Syria still out of schools

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:11am

Even though Syria's civil war is winding down, 2 million of the country's children are still out of schools and it will likely take years and a lot of funding to help overcome the scars of the seven-year conflict, the head of the U.N. children's agency said Thursday.

Paris prosecutors: 5th person detained in investigation into Strasbourg Christmas market shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:37am

Paris prosecutors: 5th person detained in investigation into Strasbourg Christmas market shooting.

German parliament rejects far-right deputy speaker candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:26am

Germany's parliament has again rejected the far-right Alternative for Germany's candidate for deputy speaker, prolonging a saga that has lasted over a year.

Russia says it's willing to keep key arms treaty with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:02am

A top Russian diplomat says Moscow is willing to preserve a landmark arms treaty with the United States.

EU parliament urges Egypt to lift human rights constraints

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:42am

The EU's lawmaking body has condemned Egyptian authorities for human rights abuses and is urging them to lift restrictions on free speech and assembly, halt mass trials and stop sentencing minors to death, and release political prisoners.

The Latest: Car carrying migrants has fatal crash in Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:29am

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The Latest: Police kill man in Strasbourg; await suspect ID

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:04am

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European rights group: Moldova must stop violence in prisons

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:47am

Europe's top human rights body on Thursday urged Moldova to stop "intimidation and violence" against prisoners allegedly carried out by other detainees with the tacit agreement of prison management.

Italian anti-terror prosecutor: "lone wolves" latest threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:29am

Italy's top anti-terrorism prosecutor says recent terror arrests in Italy have been aimed at containing individuals who might be preparing to carry out an attack alone.

UK's May, embattled at home, seeks EU lifeline on Brexit

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:45am

European Union leaders offered Theresa May sympathy but no promises Thursday, as the British prime minister, weakened after a leadership challenge, sought a lifeline that could help her sell her Brexit divorce deal to a hostile U.K. Parliament.