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The UN General Assembly has endorsed a sweeping accord to ensure safe and orderly migration with US and 4 others opposed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 9:47am

The UN General Assembly has endorsed a sweeping accord to ensure safe and orderly migration with US and 4 others opposed.

German gets 6 years for running darknet site used to buy gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 9:40am

A court in Germany has sentenced a 31-year-old man to six years imprisonment for running a web forum where illegal goods were traded, including a gun used in a 2016 shooting rampage.

Report: Inhumane killings, injuries at Puerto Rico's zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 9:31am

Federal inspections at Puerto Rico's only zoo have found animals sacrificed inhumanely or for unclear reasons, inadequate veterinary care and a string of other problems.

UK judge rules wealthy Russian died of natural causes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:55am

A British judge says a wealthy Russian businessman who collapsed near his home outside London died from a heart attack.

Kosovo assures NATO of transparency in army transformation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:54am

The head of NATO and Kosovo's prime minister have had a telephone conversation on Pristina's recent decision to transform its security forces into an army.

Official: Ukraine plans another naval foray into Sea of Azov

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:48am

Ukraine plans to again send its warships into the Sea of Azov, a top Ukrainian official said, a move that could set the stage for another clash with Russia.

Rallies banned in Congo's capital city days before elections

Mathilde Boussion, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:45am

Days before Congo's elections, the Kinshasa's governor banned campaign rallies in the capital city, citing security concerns.

430,000 flee Cameroon's restive Anglophone areas, says group

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 8:38am

An international refugee agency says that more than 430,000 people have fled violence in Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions and are hiding in rural areas with few resources.

Third China Canadian arrest: no reason to believe related

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:59am

The Canadian government says a third Canadian has been detained in China, but an official says there is no reason to believe that the case is linked to the detention of two other Canadians last week. Those cases appeared to be in retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive in Canada on behalf of the United States.

Ex-Bosnian army commander pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:58am

A former Bosnian army commander pleaded not guilty to charges of war crimes against civilians and prisoners of war during the country's brutal 1992-95 war.

Denmark, Norway advise against hiking alone in Morocco

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:55am

Authorities in Denmark and Norway have warned their citizens from hiking alone without local guides in Morocco after the bodies of two female Scandinavian tourists were found in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination.

Lithuania detains Russian, Lithuanians in suspected spy ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:53am

Police in Lithuania say one Russian and several Lithuanians have been detained, suspected of being part of a ring spying for Russia.

UK opposition leader denies calling PM May 'stupid woman'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:00am

Britain's main opposition leader sparked a political furor and faced calls to apologize Wednesday after he was accused of calling Prime Minister Theresa May a "stupid woman" in the House of Commons.

Chechen critic fears for his life as he faces deportation

Francesca Ebel, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:58am

A gravelly voice rings out from the phone's loudspeaker: "Aren't you scared of me?"

Der Spiegel says star reporter perpetrated years-long fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:42am

German weekly Der Spiegel says one of its star reporters has left the publication after committing journalistic fraud "on a grand scale" over a number of years.

Poll: Russians increasingly nostalgic for USSR

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:21am

An opinion survey has shown that two thirds of Russians regret the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Former Merkel rival hints at interest in German govt job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:12am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has no plans to reshuffle her Cabinet, Merkel's spokesman said Wednesday after a one-time rival of the chancellor hinted he'd be interested in joining the government,

Saudi-led coalition bombs air base in Yemen's capital

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:04am

The Saudi-led coalition bombed an air base in Yemen's rebel-held capital on Wednesday as a local cease-fire held around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida.

Russian security agency kills suspected IS cell members

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 5:11am

Russia's top domestic security agency says it has killed suspected members of the Islamic State group plotting a terror attack.