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AP Interview: Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:16am

Taiwan’s top diplomat said Tuesday that his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi-autonomous Chinese city if Beijing intervenes with greater force to quell the protests.

Taiwan FM tells AP his government would aid those fleeing Hong Kong if China intervenes

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

Taiwan FM tells AP his government would aid those fleeing Hong Kong if China intervenes.

Cyclone hits Madagascar, killing 2 and making 1,400 homeless

Sarah Tetaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:37am

Cyclone Belna has hit northwestern Madagascar, with 2 dead and three missing from the first tropical storm of the season, according to local officials.

Police say an injured person has died in a New Zealand hospital, bringing the death toll from volcanic eruption to 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:07am

Police say an injured person has died in a New Zealand hospital, bringing the death toll from volcanic eruption to 6.

Algerian court convicts 2 ex-prime ministers of corruption

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:48am

Two former prime ministers of Algeria were convicted and sentenced to prison Tuesday for corruption-related charges in a landmark trial, unleashing cheers of joy from pro-democracy activists who want an overhaul of the gas-rich country's political system.

Algerian court convicts, imprisons 2 former prime ministers for corruption in landmark trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:37am

Algerian court convicts, imprisons 2 former prime ministers for corruption in landmark trial.

Peace laureate watches UN court hear Rohingya genocide case

Aleks Furtula and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:37am

Twenty-eight years to the day after Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband and sons accepted her Nobel Peace Prize while she remained under house arrest in Myanmar, the former pro-democracy icon appeared in a United Nations court ready to defend her country's army from allegations of committing genocide against the Rohingya minority.

Suspect shoots 6 dead in Czech hospital, then kills self

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:13am

A man with an illegal gun shot six people dead and wounded three more in a hospital in the eastern Czech Republic Tuesday, the prime minister and officials said. The apparent suspect later shot himself dead as police approached his car.

Officials say 4 people dead, 2 wounded in shooting in a hospital in eastern Czech Republic; shooter is at large

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:10am

Officials say 4 people dead, 2 wounded in shooting in a hospital in eastern Czech Republic; shooter is at large.

South Korea says North's recent test was of rocket engine

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:21am

South Korea's defense minister said Tuesday that North Korea's recent unspecified test at a rocket liftoff site was of a rocket engine, amid speculation the North was making preliminary steps toward a prohibited long-range rocket launch.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:40pm

Democrats have announced two articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The charges announced Tuesday stem from Trump's pressure on Ukraine to announce investigations of his political rivals as he withheld aid to the country. Earlier Tuesday, Trump tweeted that he did “NOTHING” wrong and that impeaching a president with a record like his would be “sheer Political Madness!”  The case against Trump was laid out at a daylong House Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday. Voting is expected in a matter of days in the Judiciary Committee and by Christmas in the full House. 

New Zealand police say they are opening a criminal investigation into the deaths of tourists on a volcanic island

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:14pm

New Zealand police say they are opening a criminal investigation into the deaths of tourists on a volcanic island.

Chile military plane missing with 38 on way to Antarctica

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:08pm

Chile's air force lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country's base in Antarctica, and authorities indicated several hours later that they were not optimistic about the aircraft's fate.

UN resolution condemns Russia's occupation of Crimea

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:56pm

The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday condemning Russia’s occupation of Crimea and the city of Sebastapol and urging the withdrawal of its military forces “without delay.”

Diplomats: US backs out of North Korea human rights meeting

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:04pm

The United States changed its mind and is now refusing to sign a letter that would have authorized the U.N. Security Council to hold a meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea, diplomats said Monday.

US airstrike kills extremist rebel in Somalia, say officials

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:47am

Intelligence officials in Somalia say an airstrike conducted by the U.S. military in the country's south killed a senior extremist of the al-Shabab rebel group.

Finland's new young female prime minister breaks the mold

Jan M. Olsen and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:20am

Finland's next government is breaking the mold in multiple ways.

Intl journalist group: fewer media staff killed this year

Raf Casert and Mark Carlson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:48am

Deaths among journalists killed in the line of duty are lower this year, but a journalism advocacy group said Monday that one reason appears to be that media workers are refraining from going to the most dangerous areas.

Mexico recalls Argentina ambassador for alleged book theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:19am

Mexico recalled its ambassador to Argentina after a video surfaced suggesting he may have tried to steal a book from a Buenos Aires bookstore.