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Ex head of DEA post in Colombia cleared in misconduct probe

Joshua Goodman and Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:12am

The former head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's high-profile office in Colombia has been cleared of wrongdoing following a probe of misconduct allegations, including accusations that he used government resources to hire prostitutes.

UAE backs Saudi rebuke of US Senate over Khashoggi killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:34am

The United Arab Emirates has thrown its support behind Saudi Arabia's rebuke of the U.S. Senate, which passed a resolution last week blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Zimbabwe inquiry finds army, police killed 6 protesters

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:39am

Zimbabwe's military and police were responsible for killing six people when they intervened to stop post-election protests in the capital in August, according to a report by a commission of inquiry released Tuesday.

Zimbabwe presidential inquiry says army, police responsible for killing 6 protesters in post-election violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:35am

Zimbabwe presidential inquiry says army, police responsible for killing 6 protesters in post-election violence.

US hints at Trump Mideast peace plan: lots to like, some not

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:29am

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has given a hint of the Trump administration's peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, saying it's long, takes advantage of new technology, and has a lot both sides will like and things they won't like.

Israel says more than 130 arrested in search for attacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:58am

Israel's prime minister says more than 130 Palestinians have been arrested in recent days in Israel's search for a suspect wanted in a deadly West Bank shooting.

Macedonian, Greek leaders see Nobel Peace Prize nomination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:58am

A former Nobel Peace Prize winner says the prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece will be nominated for the 2019 peace prize for their efforts to end a 27-year dispute over Macedonia's name.

Poll shows Hamas leader would win Palestinian elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:48am

A public opinion poll shows that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would lose to the leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas if elections were held today.

Blaze destroys at least 600 houses in Brazil neighborhood.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:47am

Officials say a fire has engulfed a neighborhood in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus and destroyed at least 600 wooden houses.

EU urges Kosovo to drop tariffs as political tensions mount

Lorne Cook and Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:38am

The European Union's top diplomat called Tuesday on Kosovo to lift tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina as tensions rise between the former Serbian territory, and the EU and NATO.

The Latest: Man convicted over 'anti-migrant' weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:28am

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Media freedom group records increase in journalists killed

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:21am

Media freedom group Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday it has recorded an increase in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned worldwide so far this year.

Romania maternity hospital hit by superbug to reopen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:05am

Romania's health minister says a maternity hospital in the capital where 45 babies were diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug has been given the all-clear to reopen.

Dutch student, 16, shot dead in school's bicycle shed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:39am

A 16-year-old girl was shot dead in front of fellow students in her high school's bicycle shed Tuesday, Dutch police said.

Cameroon military says it killed 7 suspected separatists

Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:34am

Cameroon's military says it has killed seven suspected English-speaking separatist rebels in Bamenda in the North West region.

Norway allows cleric to face court in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:27am

An Iraqi-born cleric suspected of enticing recruits to fight in Iraq and Syria has been given travel documents to travel to Italy where he faces trial, Norway's justice minister said Tuesday.

UK Defense Secretary says some 3,500 service personnel on standby for any no-deal Brexit disruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:25am

UK Defense Secretary says some 3,500 service personnel on standby for any no-deal Brexit disruption .

Dutch Supreme Court upholds weapon smuggling conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:24am

The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the war crimes conviction of a timber dealer who was found guilty last year of selling arms to former Liberian leader Charles Taylor and of complicity in war crimes committed by Taylor's forces in Liberia and Guinea from 2000 to 2003.

Putin: Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:00am

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday rejected the U.S. claim that Russia developed a new cruise missile in violation of a key nuclear treaty, arguing that Russia has no need for such a land-based weapon because it already has similar missiles on its ships and aircraft.