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American's brother says Russia delays consular prison visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:28am

The brother of an American being held in Moscow for alleged spying says a prison visit by U.S. Embassy staff has been postponed.

Germany: Love Parade trial headed for inconclusive end

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:10am

The trial of 10 people in Germany over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010 appears likely to be closed without a formal verdict.

Greece prepares massive print run on deal with Macedonia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:59am

Greece's government is to print tens of thousands of copies of an agreement to normalize relations with Macedonia, to inform the public ahead of a parliamentary debate on ratifying the deal.

France: Former security aide to Macron in police custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:50am

The Paris prosecutor's office says a former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been taken into police custody in an investigation of possible misuse of diplomatic passports.

Mexico Congress backs National Guard, weakens military role

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:34am

The lower house of Mexico's Congress has passed a measure creating a National Guard, though it was quickly criticized by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for weakening controversial proposals to give the military a greater formal role in policing.

The Latest: UN: Yemen monitor safe after reported shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:30am

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US-led coalition airstrikes pound IS areas in eastern Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:23am

Syrian activists are reporting intense airstrikes on the last area held by the Islamic State group in the country's east where the extremists' control has been shrinking over the past weeks.

9 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital

Cesar Garcia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:22am

At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, recalling the high-profile attacks associated with bloodiest chapters of the country's drug-fueled guerrilla conlfict.

Ambulances are rushing to a police academy following an explosion in Colombia's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:07am

Ambulances are rushing to a police academy following an explosion in Colombia's capital.

Indian guru gets life sentence in murder of journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:04am

An Indian court sentenced a popular and flamboyant spiritual guru and three followers to life in prison on Thursday in the murder 16 years ago of a journalist who published a letter about the guru's alleged sexual exploitation of women.

UN spokesman says Yemen monitor Patrick Cammaert and team are safe in Hodeida following reported shooting incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:54am

UN spokesman says Yemen monitor Patrick Cammaert and team are safe in Hodeida following reported shooting incident.

Man detained in Lebanon on suspicion of entering from Israel

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:27am

Lebanon's army intelligence have detained a man on suspicion that he crossed into Lebanon from Israel, a military official said Thursday. The country's state news agency said the detainee is a U.S. citizen.

Burkina Faso says body of Canadian found days after man's abduction by suspected jihadists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:14am

Burkina Faso says body of Canadian found days after man's abduction by suspected jihadists.

Berlusconi's back, runs for Euro parliament after ban lifted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:09am

Silvio Berlusconi is back. Again.

Ailing Gabon president returns to Morocco for rehabilitation

Yves Laurent Goma, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:07am

Gabon's ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba has returned to Morocco to continue his recovery after a brief visit home, an official and a relative said Thursday.

The Latest: Norway police recover 2 more avalanche victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:58am

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African bloc backs off demand for recount in Congo election

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:53am

A major grouping of African states backed off a demand for a recount in Congo's disputed presidential election on Thursday, instead urging the international community to respect the country's sovereignty as its constitutional court is poised to rule on a challenge to the results.

Spain: Technical setbacks slow search for boy in deep hole

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:52am

Spanish rescuers on the fourth day of a frantic race to reach a 2-year-old boy trapped in a borehole clung to hope of finding the toddler alive despite massive setbacks in getting to the bottom of the deep and narrow cavity.

Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:39am

A man was charged Thursday with stealing a jeweled crown and two other pieces of Swedish royal treasure from a cathedral where the pieces worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) were on display.