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Suspected jihadists kill 42 in Mali's nomadic Tuareg camps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:57am

A Tuareg leader says suspected jihadists on motorcycles have killed at least 42 people in Mali's eastern Menaka region during a series of attacks on their nomadic camps.

Tuareg leader: Suspected jihadists on motorcycles kill at least 42 in Mali's eastern Menaka region

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:43am

Tuareg leader: Suspected jihadists on motorcycles kill at least 42 in Mali's eastern Menaka region.

Brazil police serve warrants in case of slain councilwoman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:05am

Brazilian police say they have served several arrest, search and seizure warrants in connection with the murder of a councilwoman nine months ago.

Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper to cease print edition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:41am

Venezuela's last nationally circulated, opposition newspaper will stop publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages, editors said Thursday.

EU agency: Cocaine dealers' technology use complicates busts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:16am

The European Union agency that monitors drug abuse says cocaine dealers are increasingly using social media and encrypted communications to do business, making it harder for authorities to crack down on the trade.

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.

German parliament rejects far-right deputy speaker candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:26am

Germany's parliament has again rejected the far-right Alternative for Germany's candidate for deputy speaker, prolonging a saga that has lasted over a year.

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

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The Latest: 5th person detained in Strasbourg probe

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

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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's May, embattled at home, seeks EU lifeline on Brexit

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

European Union leaders offered Theresa May sympathy but no promises Thursday, as the British prime minister, weakened after a leadership challenge, sought a lifeline that could help her sell her Brexit divorce deal to a hostile U.K. Parliament.

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 after being hit by a truck at a road in southern France where activists staged a blockade, 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.