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Italy's Salvini says fears about new migrant law 'surreal'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:46pm

Italy's interior minister is defending a new government-backed law eliminating the category of "humanitarian protection" for migrants, saying it will actually provide more protections to real refugees.

UN: 20 million Yemenis are hungry, 250,000 face catastrophe

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:23pm

Twenty million people in war-torn Yemen are hungry — a staggering 70 percent of the population and a 15 percent increase from last year — and for the first time 250,000 are facing "catastrophe," the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday.

Puerto Rico to hire crews, fix 106K streetlights post-Maria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:54pm

Puerto Rico's power company said Monday that it plans to hire private firms to repair some 106,000 streetlights across the U.S. territory that remain in the dark more than a year after Hurricane Maria.

In unusual admission, French President Emmanuel Macron says he's partially responsible for anger fueling protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:36pm

In unusual admission, French President Emmanuel Macron says he's partially responsible for anger fueling protests.

French President Macron criticizes 'inadmissible violence' of protests, promises 'all means' to restore calm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:04pm

French President Macron criticizes 'inadmissible violence' of protests, promises 'all means' to restore calm.

Italy's Salvini on Bannon: stimulating, but not European

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:58am

Italy's right-wing interior minister says former Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon has interesting ideas but that he doesn't understand Europe's complexities.

Macedonia parliament attack amnesty sparks prison protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:55am

Hundreds of inmates at Macedonia's main prison outside the capital have refused to accept meals to press demands that an amnesty expected to be granted for suspects involved in a violent political protest at parliament last year be expanded to other offences.

US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:35am

The U.S. State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States.

Researchers announce items that survived Brazil museum fire

Yesica Fisch, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:29am

Researchers from Brazil's National Museum said Monday that they had recovered more than 1,500 pieces from the debris following a massive fire.

Brazil police to investigate spiritual healer

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:21am

A special task force will investigate accusations by 10 women that they were sexually abused by a self-styled spiritual healer at his clinic in Brazil's central-western state of Goias, police said Monday.

At a glance: The new UN migration pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:17am

A United Nations accord, the "Global Compact on Migration," adopted Monday by 164 U.N. members, but not the United States, aims to improve the treatment of migrants worldwide.

Russia sends 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:26am

Two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers arrived in Venezuela on Monday, a deployment that comes amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions.

Israel raids Palestinian news agency in hunt for gunmen

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

Israeli military forces carried out a series of raids in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday, bursting into stores and offices of the official Palestinian news agency in a manhunt for gunmen who shot seven Israelis outside a Jewish settlement.

German man who fought for Taliban convicted of terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:49am

A 37-year-old German man who fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan has been convicted of membership in a terrorist organization.

Croatia unveils monument to late wartime leader Tudjman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:42am

Croatia has unveiled a monument to late leader Franjo Tudjman, who led the country to independence from the former Yugoslavia but has also been criticized for his nationalist policies.

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's prime minister says new army will serve world peace

Sylejman Kllokoqi and Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:52am

Kosovo's prime minister said Monday that 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.