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Gunmen attack villages in central Mali, kill 20 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:17am

The spokesman for a Tuareg group in Mali says gunmen have attacked two villages in the country's central Menaka region near the border with Niger, killing at least 20 people.

French court upholds prison sentence for Sarkozy former aide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:01am

The French court of cassation has upheld a two-year jail sentence, including one suspended, against ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy's former aide for misappropriation of public funds.

US says China's death sentence against Canadian political

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:07am

The U.S. State Department said Wednesday China's death sentence on a Canadian man is "politically motivated."

Kenya's deadly hotel attack: A timeline of how it occurred

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:54am

It began with cars exploding and several armed young men, wrapped in ammunition belts, sauntering onto the scene. It was declared over nearly 20 hours later with at least 14 people killed, 700 people evacuated and the Islamic extremist attackers "eliminated." Overnight, scores of frightened people hid in washrooms, offices and elsewhere as gunfire popped and security forces hunted the gunmen. Here's a rough timeline of what occurred in the deadly attack on a luxury hotel complex in Kenya's capital.

US military says service members killed in Syria blast

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:33am

A number of U.S. service members were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war torn country.

Romania: Ruling on intelligence pact puts trials in doubt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:23am

Romania's Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled that secret protocols between prosecutors and the country's domestic intelligence agency were unconstitutional.

UN authorizes monitoring of Yemen cease-fire in key port

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:06am

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to authorize a U.N. mission to monitor implementation of a cease-fire and the withdrawal of rival forces from Yemen's key port of Hodeida agreed to by the government and Houthi Shiite rebels.

ICC judges confirm former Ivory Coast president and youth minister must be released following acquittal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:58am

ICC judges confirm former Ivory Coast president and youth minister must be released following acquittal.

US military says American service members killed in explosion while conducting routine patrol in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:57am

US military says American service members killed in explosion while conducting routine patrol in Syria.

The UN has voted to authorize monitoring of a cease-fire and withdrawal of forces from Yemen's key port of Hodeida.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:55am

The UN has voted to authorize monitoring of a cease-fire and withdrawal of forces from Yemen's key port of Hodeida.

Egypt says police forces kill 5 militants in northern Sinai

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:52am

Egypt says its police forces have killed five militants in a shootout in the city of el-Arish in the turbulent northern Sinai Peninsula.

The Latest: VP Pence claims IS 'caliphate has crumbled'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:43am

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local)

Model who said she has dirt on Russian oligarch speaks out

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:39am

An imprisoned model from Belarus who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president has told Russian media that she can't wait to be released.

The Latest: Body of German skier recovered after avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:28am

The Latest on winter weather in Europe (all times local):

German police raid far-right group members, find weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:18am

Authorities have conducted raids in several parts of Germany on suspected members of a far-right group calling itself the National Socialist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Deutschland.

Fighting flares up in Libyan capital, killing 1, wounding 17

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:58am

Libyan authorities say fighting between rival armed groups in the capital of Tripoli has flared up again, four months after a U.N.-brokered cease-fire.

May government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:48am

British Prime Minister Theresa May defied calls to resign as she faced a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin and unleashed a power struggle over control of Britain's planned withdrawal from the European Union.

Putin blasts US, West over NATO before Serbia visit

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:26am

Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. and the West of destabilizing the Balkans with NATO expansionist policies as Serbia prepares a hero's welcome for the Russian president.

Weather front brings sandstorms, hail, rain to Middle East

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:24am

A harsh weather front brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East on Wednesday, with visibility down in the Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky and pedestrians covered their faces from the wind gusts.