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Polish PM seeks confidence vote in parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:21am

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has asked in parliament for a confidence vote on his own government, saying he wants to be sure that his government has "a mandate" ahead of a European Union summit.

Turkey says it will launch new Syria offensive within days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:57am

Turkey will launch a new military operation against U.S-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria "within a few days," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, a move that is likely to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.

Turkish president says his country will launch a new military operation in Syria within days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:39am

Turkish president says his country will launch a new military operation in Syria within days.

Germany arrests 4 over bid to revive banned far-right group

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:35am

Authorities in Germany have arrested four people and carried out raids at 15 sites in an investigation of suspected efforts to revive a far-right group that was banned 18 years ago.

Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister wins confidence vote

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:33am

Sri Lanka's former prime minister whose October sacking by the president precipitated a political crisis won a confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday.

Police officials identify suspect in Strasbourg shooting as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:24am

Police officials identify suspect in Strasbourg shooting as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt.

Egypt says 27 militants killed in Sinai, border with Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:06am

Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 27 suspected militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula and along its porous border with Libya.

Spanish PM compares 'lies' of Brexit and Catalan separatists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:46am

Spain's prime minister has compared secession efforts in the northeastern region of Catalonia to Britain's tangled process of leaving the European Union, saying both rely on confronting citizens with fake arguments.

Egypt releases prominent activist blogger

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:15am

Egyptian authorities have released a prominent activist and blogger who had criticized the government after more than seven months of detention.

Farmers protest blocks traffic on major artery into Warsaw

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:09am

Protesting farmers in Poland have blocked a major highway into Warsaw, vowing to remain until the prime minister agrees to listen to their problems.

The Latest: Merkel committed to 'orderly' Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:59am

The Latest on political turmoil in Britain (all times local):

UK's May says change of national leader would result in Brexit being delayed or stopped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:56am

UK's May says change of national leader would result in Brexit being delayed or stopped.

UK leader Theresa May vows to fight no-confidence vote 'with everything I've got'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:51am

UK leader Theresa May vows to fight no-confidence vote 'with everything I've got'

As May faces leadership vote, a look at what happens next

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:17am

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a no-confidence vote from Conservative lawmakers angry about the divorce deal she has struck with the European Union.

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

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:57am

A no-confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday threw U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt.

Conservative Party official says British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote in her leadership

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

Conservative Party official says British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote in her leadership.

Hundreds in New Zealand hold vigil for slain British tourist

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:41am

More than 1,000 people across New Zealand joined candlelight vigils on Wednesday to commemorate British tourist Grace Millane, who police say was murdered earlier this month.

The Latest: Germany ups border controls after French attack

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

The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local):

Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raid

Fares Akram and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:07am

The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate: Everyone knows everyone and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strangers drove through town, suspicious Hamas security men stopped the van and questioned those inside.