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Lebanon says police thwarted bombing attacks by IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:15am

Lebanon's Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouk says the country's police have discovered and thwarted planned bombing attacks by the Islamic State group.

Yemen's warring sides negotiating truce for key port Hodeida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:07am

Delegations from Yemen's warring sides are negotiating over expanding a shaky truce in the key port city of Hodeida, a point considered major by the United Nations who are sponsoring talks in Sweden and seek to resume needed aid deliveries by sea.

Plaques honoring Rome's deported Jews reported stolen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:39am

Rome's mayor has denounced the apparent theft of 20 small bronze plaques honoring the members of a Jewish family deported during the Holocaust.

SAmerican soccer still wary after successful final in Madrid

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:44am

The Copa Libertadores finally came to a conclusion, without incident.

EU slaps sanctions on breakaway Ukraine officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:40am

The European Union is slapping sanctions on nine more people over "illegal" elections in eastern Ukraine last month, while it weighs how to help Kiev in its Black Sea standoff with Russia.

Cyprus sees surge in migrants crossing from breakaway north

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:38am

On the final leg of his journey from Iraq to Europe, Hawye Rasool Saleh paid 400 euros ($457) borrowed from his best friend to a smuggler who would help him across the cease-fire line of ethnically split Cyprus.

Britain orders extradition of tycoon Vijay Mallya to India on financial fraud allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:26am

Britain orders extradition of tycoon Vijay Mallya to India on financial fraud allegations.

Greek court rejects early release request by terror convict

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:15am

A Greek court on Monday rejected a request for early prison release by an extremist convicted of terrorism for killings by the defunct November 17 group.

Moldova election campaign starts, some fear Russia influence

Corneliu Rusnac, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:58am

Moldova's parliamentary election campaign began Monday amid concerns that Russia is seeking to influence the results in the former Soviet republic.

Lithuania blacklists Saudi officials over Khashoggi slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:33am

Lithuania has become the latest Western country to blacklist Saudi officials over the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in October.

Rwanda says forces clash with rebels from neighboring Congo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:08am

Rwanda's army says its forces have fought and repelled suspected rebels who crossed into the country from neighboring Congo, killing four of them.

Serbia court sentences drug lord to 15 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:50am

A Serbian court on Monday sentenced a Balkan drug lord to 15 years in prison for smuggling 5.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe.

South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:00am

The World Health Organization says Ebola vaccinations soon will begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak based in neighboring Congo.

EU prolongs sanctions against Congo ruling party candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:29am

The European Union has prolonged sanctions against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country.

164 countries agree by acclamation on UN migration accord spurned by the United States and several other countries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:26am

164 countries agree by acclamation on UN migration accord spurned by the United States and several other countries.

New mothers and babies often detained in Slovak hospitals

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:24am

Monika Krcova saw no reason why she should stay in the hospital for four days after her third baby's birth — she was healthy and her family needed her at home. So she escaped.

The Latest: German chancellor lauds migration pack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:58am

The Latest on the U.N. migration conference (all times local):

Macron addresses France amid protests; is it too late?

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:38am

French President Emmanuel Macron is at last preparing to speak to the nation Monday, after increasingly violent and radicalized protests against his leadership and a long silence that aggravated the anger. Many protesters only want one thing: for him to declare "I quit."

Russian court convicts ex-policemen of 56 murders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:33am

A court in Russia's eastern Siberia on Monday convicted a former policeman of murdering 56 women, bringing the number he is believed to have killed to at least 78.