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More than 200 sex abuse allegations against Brazil healer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:47am

Authorities say that more than 200 people have come forward to accuse a spiritual healer of sexual abuse in the central Brazilian state of Goias.

The Latest: Pompeo urges ban on Iran missile activity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:33am

The Latest on the U.N. Security Council session on Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal (all times local):

France's Macron caught between protests, Strasbourg attack

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:27am

French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to take back control of his nation after a month of protests that caused mayhem across the country — and now a new extremist attack that's putting France on renewed terror alert.

Kosovo PM: Independence fighters must not fear Hague court

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:21am

Kosovo's prime minister said Wednesday that former independence fighters should not humiliate Kosovo by hiding, impeding or avoiding justice.

Netanyahu's adviser accused of sexual assault resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:11am

An adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tendered his resignation following allegations of sexual assault.

6 charged in '11 killing of US bank executive in Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:47am

Federal authorities announced Wednesday that they have solved the high-profile killing of a New Jersey banking executive slain more than seven years ago in a drive-by shooting on one of Puerto Rico's busiest highways.

US urges UN to ban Iran nuclear missiles, keep arms embargo

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:45am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to again ban Iranian ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and to maintain an arms embargo that is scheduled to be lifted in 2020 under the landmark Iran nuclear deal.

Netanyahu hails Italy's Salvini as 'great friend of Israel'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:27am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hailing Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini as a "great friend of Israel," despite the Italian Jewish community's outcry over his far-right policies and anti-migration views.

Thai policeman arrested in killing of French man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:25am

A policeman in Thailand was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a French man Wednesday at a shopping plaza in Bangkok.

UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote from her party

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:03am

British Conservative lawmakers forced a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May for Wednesday, throwing U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt.

Germany: Merkel questions left's backing for French protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:39am

Chancellor Angela Merkel is criticizing as "scandalous" a German opposition party's full-throated support for the "yellow vest" protest movement in neighboring France.

The Latest: UN envoy hands Yemen's warring sides draft deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:35am

The Latest on developments related to Yemen's four-year civil war (all times local):

Israeli, Russian officials discuss Syria in Moscow meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:22am

An Israeli military delegation has met with Russian defense officials in Moscow and discussed the situation in Syria.

Romania PM asks lawmakers to show unity during EU presidency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:18am

Romania's prime minister has urged her country's politicians to put on a united front as Romania prepares to take the rotating presidency of the European Union for the first time.

Strasbourg shooting suspect: An ex-convict tracked by police

Lori Hinnant and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:07am

Cherif Chekatt, the alleged extremist on the run after a deadly shooting at France's most famous Christmas market, had been on police radar and had more than two dozen convictions for crimes like robbery and other violence in three European countries.

ICC: Former Central African Republic militia leader arrested

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:02am

A former senior leader of a Central African Republic militia, who also is his country's top soccer official, was arrested Wednesday in France on a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder and torture.

US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:31am

The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast.

UK's Theresa May: Quiet, steely vicar's daughter

Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:23am

She is a quiet, determined vicar's daughter who rose to the heights of British political power by outmaneuvering better known, more outspoken men.

Yemeni official: Warring sides may hold new talks next month

David Keyton and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:21am

In another positive development coming out of Yemen peace talks underway in Sweden, a member of the Yemeni government delegation said Wednesday that the next round of negotiations between the country's warring sides could take place as early as January.