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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 7:04am

Nearly 200 countries at the U.N. climate talks have agreed upon universal, transparent rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, putting the principles of the 2015 Paris climate accord into action. But to the frustration of environmentalists and a group of countries who were urging more ambitious climate goals, negotiators delayed decisions on two other climate issues until next year in an effort to get a deal on them.

Moscow police arrest least 5 protesters near security office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 7:04am

A human rights activist says Moscow police have arrested at least five protesters at an unsanctioned rally outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor agency to the KGB.

Prosecutor: Bavarian stabbing suspect has long arrest record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 5:47am

Bavarian authorities say the 38-year-old German man arrested in connection with stabbing three women in Nuremberg last week has a long criminal record, including a sexual assault conviction.

2 killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with Burundi

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 5:33am

At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official.

Strong quake rocks Indonesia's Papua; no injuries, damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 5:14am

A strong earthquake has struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 4:47am

North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un.

Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 4:27am

A bomb blast in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight people Sunday, activists said, the latest in a series of attacks along the border where Turkey has troops.

New ballot in Russian Far East after tainted vote tossed out

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 3:54am

Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai voted Sunday for a new governor after a previous election was thrown out due to fraud.

Strasbourg remembers victims of the Christmas market attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 3:17am

Residents of the eastern French city of Strasbourg filled a city square Sunday for a memorial to the four people shot dead and the dozen wounded by a gunman at their famous Christmas market.

1 dead, 44 injured in Switzerland bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 3:01am

Zurich police say a tour bus on its way to Germany has crashed in Switzerland, killing one person and injuring 44 others.

Remove or keep a statue? South Africa debates painful legacy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 2:11am

A hulking statue of a late 19th century white leader has been a flashpoint for cultural conflict in South Africa for years. Black protesters threw paint on it. White supporters rallied around it. Authorities surrounded the statue with barbed wire and then ringed it with a more permanent fence.

Israeli military finds 4th Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 1:57am

The Israeli military says it has exposed a fourth Hezbollah attack tunnel dug from Lebanon.

Bus crash in snowy Serbia kills 3, injures 32

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 1:11am

A bus skidded off the road and overturned amid wintry weather in southern Serbia, killing three people and injuring 32 others, police said.

Pakistan summons Iran envoy over militant attack near border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 12:40am

Pakistan has lodged a protest with Iran over the killing of six paramilitary troops who were ambushed by militants while patrolling the border.

AP Interview: Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 12:16am

As a hunger strike by jailed Catalan separatist politicians enters its third week and begins to take a toll on their health, they say their upcoming rebellion trial will allow them to peacefully promote their cause for independence from Spain.

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:54pm

North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un.

Sri Lanka's president reinstates prime minister he sacked

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:32pm

Sri Lanka's president reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister on Sunday, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a long political stalemate in the South Asian island nation.

Sri Lankan president has reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister after nearly 2 months of political impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:23pm

Sri Lankan president has reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister after nearly 2 months of political impasse.

Strike, lockdown shut Kashmir amid anger over killings

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 10:51pm

A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, a day after chaotic protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants in the disputed region.