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Paris prosecutors: 5th person detained in investigation into Strasbourg Christmas market shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:37am

Paris prosecutors: 5th person detained in investigation into Strasbourg Christmas market shooting.

Russia says it's willing to keep key arms treaty with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:02am

A top Russian diplomat says Moscow is willing to preserve a landmark arms treaty with the United States.

EU parliament urges Egypt to lift human rights constraints

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:42am

The EU's lawmaking body has condemned Egyptian authorities for human rights abuses and is urging them to lift restrictions on free speech and assembly, halt mass trials and stop sentencing minors to death, and release political prisoners.

The Latest: Car carrying migrants has fatal crash in Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:29am

The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local):

The Latest: 5th person detained in Strasbourg probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:04am

The Latest on the attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France (all times local):

European rights group: Moldova must stop violence in prisons

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:47am

Europe's top human rights body on Thursday urged Moldova to stop "intimidation and violence" against prisoners allegedly carried out by other detainees with the tacit agreement of prison management.

Report: Italy arrests Somalian on terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:29am

Italian news agency ANSA is reporting that anti-terrorism agents have arrested a Somalian citizen on terrorism-related charges in the southern city of Bari.

UK leader seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:45am

British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a Brexit lifeline from European Union leaders Thursday after winning a no-confidence vote among her own Conservative lawmakers at home — a victory won only after she put a time limit on her leadership.

France sees 6th yellow vest protester die in road accident

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:44am

A sixth "yellow vest" protester has been killed in France after being hit by a truck at a road blockade near the southern city of Avignon, French authorities said Thursday, as the protest movement showed no signs of abating.

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court says president's actions unlawful

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:39am

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis.

French base jumper killed in accident in Swiss Alps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:16am

Police say a French base jumper has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps.

UK PM Theresa May confirms she will quit before next UK election, scheduled for 2022

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:35am

UK PM Theresa May confirms she will quit before next UK election, scheduled for 2022.

German Nazi guard trial collapses over defendant's health

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:26am

The trial of a former Nazi concentration camp guard collapsed Thursday due to questions about the 94-year-old defendant's health.

UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:24am

The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure announced a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment at UNAIDS blasted its "defective leadership."

Serbia warns Kosovo army will substantially worsen tensions

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:19am

Tensions soared in the Balkans a day before Kosovo's parliament is set to approve the formation of an army, with Serbia warning Thursday that the move would threaten peace in the war-scarred region.

UN chief: Yemen's warring sides agreed in Sweden to province-wide cease-fire in Hodeida, withdrawal of troops from port

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:19am

UN chief: Yemen's warring sides agreed in Sweden to province-wide cease-fire in Hodeida, withdrawal of troops from port.

The Latest: WFP welcomes Yemen cease-fire announcement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:09am

The Latest on the U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks that are wrapping up in Sweden (all times local):

Head of UN AIDS agency announces plan to quit post early in wake of scathing report into "defective leadership"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:43am

Head of UN AIDS agency announces plan to quit post early in wake of scathing report into "defective leadership"

Split over asylum laws, EU leaders aim to keep migrants out

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:19am

Hopelessly divided over how to improve the European Union's asylum system, EU leaders are set Thursday to underline their intention to keep beefing up Europe's borders and outsource their migrant challenge to the countries of northern Africa.