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Islamic State group claims attack on Niger military; 71 dead

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:49am

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a military camp in Niger that killed at least 71 soldiers.

Former PM Tebboune elected Algeria's new president

Aomar Ouali and Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:29am

Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a former prime minister and loyalist of Algeria’s influential army chief, has been elected the country's new president in a vote boycotted by members of a vibrant nationwide protest movement, electoral authorities announced Friday.

Obama says Paris climate deal is still the way forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:27am

Former U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday the Paris Agreement on climate change may fall short of expectations but is still the way forward to achieve progress and encourage businesses to invest in clean energy.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at Buckingham Palace for meeting with Queen Elizabeth II to form new government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:55am

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at Buckingham Palace for meeting with Queen Elizabeth II to form new government.

Man who threatened Paris officers with knife shot to death

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:33am

A man who lunged at a Paris police patrol with a knife and threatened to kill the officers was shot to death Friday in the French capital's main business district, two police officials told The Associated Press.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says getting Brexit done is now the decision of the British people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:24am

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says getting Brexit done is now the decision of the British people.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:20am

The House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump after postponing a vote late Thursday night. The panel met for more than 14 hours through debate that split sharply along party lines. Republicans insisted on votes on a series of amendments aimed at killing the charges against Trump. Early Friday, Trump tweeted his approval of the Republican effort, calling the GOP lawmakers on the panel “warriors.” The panel is expected to approve the impeachment charges Friday, which would sent them to the full House for a vote next week. Trump denies doing anything wrong.

From punchline to political star: the rise of Boris Johnson

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:53pm

Boris Johnson's many critics have often dismissed him as a political clown. He's having the last laugh now.

Hong Kong police slip on banana peel with tear gas tweet

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:23pm

Hong Kong's much-maligned police force has slipped on a banana peel by trying to make light of its liberal use of tear gas during the territory's protest movement.

Malaysian court approves US bid to extradite North Korean

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:05pm

A Malaysian court Friday approved the extradition of a North Korean man to the U.S. to face money laundering charges in a case he says is politically motivated.

EU leaders show brief unity in family photo, without UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:12pm

For the first time in years, leaders from across the European Union posed together for a “family photo” at Thursday’s EU summit. Well, everyone but the prime minister of Britain.

New Zealand authorities launch risky operation to recover bodies of 8 victims of volcanic eruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:53am

New Zealand authorities launch risky operation to recover bodies of 8 victims of volcanic eruption.

Death toll in hospital shooting in Czech Republic rises to 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:52am

The death toll from a hospital shooting in the Czech Republic rose to seven on Thursday when a critically wounded woman died two days after the attack, authorities said.

Ukrainian police arrest suspects in journalist's 2016 murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:31am

Ukrainian police on Thursday arrested several suspects in the car-bomb killing of a prominent journalist three years ago, but officials said they haven't yet determined who ordered the killing.

Controversial Zapata painting will stay on display in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:57am

A controversial painting of a Mexican Revolution hero will remain on exhibit accompanied by a note saying the descendants of Emiliano Zapata do not agree with the effeminate depiction, Mexico's culture ministry said in a statement Thursday.

Ukraine extends law on special status for rebel regions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:45am

Ukrainian lawmakers have extended a law offering special status to separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine in accordance with agreements brokered by France and Germany.

Chile: Plane that vanished en route to Antarctica found

Eva Vergara and Patricia Luna, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:37am

Searchers combing Antarctic seas have recovered parts of a military transport plane and human remains belonging to some of the 38 people aboard who vanished en route to the frozen continent, Chilean officials said Thursday.

Christmas cards collected for jailed Hong Kong protesters

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:13am

Protesters in Hong Kong wrote hundreds of Christmas cards on Thursday for people jailed in the city's pro-democracy movement, promising they won't be forgotten as they face spending the festive season behind bars.

Chilean defense minister reports finding human remains from military plane that disappeared on flight to Antarctica.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:11am

Chilean defense minister reports finding human remains from military plane that disappeared on flight to Antarctica.