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Explosion in north Syria targets al-Qaida gunmen, kills 11

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:48am

Syrian opposition activists say an explosion outside an office belonging to an al-Qaida-linked group in the country's northwestern has killed at least 11 people.

Ethiopian rebel group accuses government of airstrikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:30am

An Ethiopian rebel group recently welcomed back to the country accuses the reformist government of targeting it with airstrikes. The government denies it.

Norway investigates supermarket stabbing as terror attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:30am

Police in Norway say the stabbing of a woman in a supermarket is being investigated as a terror attack.

France's Macron debates with mayors amid protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:17am

French President Emmanuel Macron meets Friday with mayors of southwestern France as part of a grand debate aimed at appeasing the yellow vest movement, as protesters call for new actions this weekend.

The Latest: Spain to improve conditions at migrant centers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:34am

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The Latest: 5 suspected in Kenya attack appear in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:33am

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Swiss investigators: Boy, 14, at controls of crashed plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:07am

Swiss investigators say a 14-year-old was at the controls of a small plane that crashed in the Alps in 2017, killing him and two other people.

German far-right party angered by leaked report on extremism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:04am

The far-right Alternative for Germany is criticizing the leak of a report by security officials examining extremist tendencies within the party.

Drilling machines help frantic search of trapped Spanish boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:01am

Heavy machinery has been brought in by rescuers in southern Spain who plan to drill vertical tunnels next to a deep borehole to reach a 2-year-old boy trapped there for five days.

Colombia's defense minister says ELN rebels behind deadly car bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:59am

Colombia's defense minister says ELN rebels behind deadly car bombing.

Greek islander famous for nursing refugee baby dies aged 90

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:56am

An elderly Greek islander who unwillingly gained international fame for helping newly landed refugees at the height of Europe's immigration crisis has died aged 90.

EU cool on Arab League summit over Syria, Saudi concerns

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:52am

A month after European Union leaders prepared for a summit with Arab League nations, enthusiasm for the Feb. 24-25 meeting in Egypt is waning.

EU's commission vice-president to run for Slovak president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:37am

European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic says he is ready to run for the post of Slovakia's president in the forthcoming presidential election.

EU could snub US-Mideast meeting over Iran concerns

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:34am

European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran.

Talks between US, NKorea take place in Sweden

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:23am

A senior North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part an unannounced high-level meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday.

Top US Navy officer urges China to avoid confrontations

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:11am

The U.S. Navy's top officer said he urged China to follow international rules at sea to avoid confrontations and insisted Friday that ships should be able to pass safely though disputed areas of the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait.

ICC judges: Former Ivory Coast president must remain jailed

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:59am

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo must spend at least another two weeks in detention at the International Criminal Court, despite being acquitted this week of involvement in deadly post-election violence.

UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are 'positive'

Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:38am

The World Health Organization said Friday that it's seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing."

Germany calls on Russia to prevent a new arms race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:35am

Germany's foreign minister on Friday urged Russia to save a key arms treaty with the U.S., to prevent a new arms race as a deadline looms.