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Normalcy restored in Egyptian Sinai city, but danger lurks

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:59pm

Mohammed Amer Shaaban stood over trays of fresh fish at his tiny store in the coastal Sinai Peninsula city of el-Arish, pointing to his right and left while recalling the tough days when Islamic State militants operated with impunity.

Suicide bomber kills 4 security forces near Afghan capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:50pm

An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has struck a security convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing four security forces.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump is set to meet at the White House with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer as a deadline for a partial government shutdown looms. Trump wants a funding package for the next fiscal year to include at least $5 billion for his proposed border wall with Mexico, an idea Democrats have flatly rejected. The shutdown deadline is Dec. 21.

New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:07pm

New Zealand's government on Tuesday passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time.

US Marines declare 5 missing crew members dead in warplanes crash last week off Japan's coast; say search has ended

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:00pm

US Marines declare 5 missing crew members dead in warplanes crash last week off Japan's coast; say search has ended.

US returns 3 war bells seized from Philippines a century ago

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:48pm

Three church bells seized by American troops as war trophies more than a century ago were returned to the Philippines on Tuesday in a move long demanded by Filipino leaders, including the current president, who is critical of Washington and has moved closer to China.

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.

Voters send decisive message against corruption in Peru

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:43pm

Voters in Peru have sent a decisive message to the nation's politicians: Push through measures to stamp out corruption.

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.