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Qatari envoy says Israel rejected air link with Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:24am

A Qatari envoy is being quoted as saying that Israel has rejected a proposal to open an air link between the blockaded Gaza Strip and Doha.

Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi's killers vexes Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:06am

Turkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia's rejection of its request for the extradition of the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Kosovo: Prime minister says new army will serve world peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:52am

The prime minister of Kosovo says the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace.

Syrian man charged in Germany with war crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:46am

German prosecutors say they have charged a 29-year-old Syrian man with war crimes on allegations he tortured pro-government forces his unit had captured.

Albania: University students spurn talks with prime minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:27am

The prime minister of Albania has failed to convince protesting public university students to sit down to talk about their demands.

Lebanon says police thwarted bombing attacks by IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:15am

Lebanon's Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouk says the country's police have discovered and thwarted planned bombing attacks by the Islamic State group.

Yemen's warring sides negotiating truce for key port Hodeida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:07am

Delegations from Yemen's warring sides discussed expanding a shaky truce in the key port city of Hodeida on Monday, however neither side appeared ready to agree on initial draft proposals hoped for by the United Nations, who are sponsoring talks in Sweden and seek to resume needed aid deliveries by sea.

Plaques honoring Rome's deported Jews reported stolen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:39am

Rome's mayor has denounced the apparent theft of 20 small bronze plaques honoring the members of a Jewish family deported during the Holocaust.

SAmerican soccer still wary after successful final in Madrid

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:44am

The Copa Libertadores finally came to a conclusion, without incident.

EU eyes ways to bolster Ukraine economy amid Russia tension

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:40am

The European Union is studying ways to help bolster the economy in strife-torn eastern Ukraine, the EU's top diplomat said Monday, amid tensions with Russia over a naval confrontation in the Black Sea last month.

Cyprus sees surge in migrants crossing from breakaway north

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:38am

On the final leg of his journey from Iraq to Europe, Hawye Rasool Saleh paid 400 euros ($457) borrowed from his best friend to a smuggler who would help him across the cease-fire line of ethnically split Cyprus.

Britain orders extradition of tycoon Vijay Mallya to India on financial fraud allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:26am

Britain orders extradition of tycoon Vijay Mallya to India on financial fraud allegations.

Greek court rejects early release request by terror convict

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:15am

A Greek court on Monday rejected a request for early prison release by an extremist convicted of terrorism for killings by the defunct November 17 group.

Moldova election campaign starts, some fear Russia influence

Corneliu Rusnac, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:58am

Moldova's parliamentary election campaign began Monday amid concerns that Russia is seeking to influence the results in the former Soviet republic.

Lithuania blacklists Saudi officials over Khashoggi slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:33am

Lithuania has become the latest Western country to blacklist Saudi officials over the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in October.

Rwanda says forces clash with rebels from neighboring Congo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:08am

Rwanda's army says its forces have fought and repelled suspected rebels who crossed into the country from neighboring Congo, killing four of them.

Serbia court sentences drug lord to 15 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:50am

A Serbian court on Monday sentenced a Balkan drug lord to 15 years in prison for smuggling 5.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe.

South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:00am

The World Health Organization says Ebola vaccinations soon will begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak based in neighboring Congo.

EU prolongs sanctions against Congo ruling party candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:29am

The European Union has prolonged sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country.