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Macedonian, Greek leaders see Nobel Peace Prize nomination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:58am

A former Nobel Peace Prize winner says the prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece will be nominated for the 2019 peace prize for their efforts to end a 27-year dispute over Macedonia's name.

Poll shows Hamas leader would win Palestinian elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:48am

A public opinion poll shows that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would lose to the leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas if elections were held today.

Blaze destroys at least 600 houses in Brazil neighborhood.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:47am

Officials say a fire has engulfed a neighborhood in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus and destroyed at least 600 wooden houses.

EU urges Kosovo to drop tariffs as political tensions mount

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:38am

The European Union's top diplomat is calling on Kosovo to lift tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina as tensions rise between the former Serbian territory, and the EU and NATO.

The Latest: Man convicted over 'anti-migrant' weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:28am

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Media freedom group records increase in journalists killed

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:21am

Media freedom group Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday it has recorded an increase in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned worldwide so far this year.

Romania maternity hospital hit by superbug to reopen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:05am

Romania's health minister says a maternity hospital in the capital where 45 babies were diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug has been given the all-clear to reopen.

Dutch student, 16, shot dead in school's bicycle shed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:39am

A 16-year-old girl was shot dead in front of fellow students in her high school's bicycle shed Tuesday, Dutch police said.

Cameroon military says it killed 7 suspected separatists

Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:34am

Cameroon's military says it has killed seven suspected English-speaking separatist rebels in Bamenda in the North West region.

Norway allows cleric to face court in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:27am

An Iraqi-born cleric suspected of enticing recruits to fight in Iraq and Syria has been given travel documents to travel to Italy where he faces trial, Norway's justice minister said Tuesday.

UK Defense Secretary says some 3,500 service personnel on standby for any no-deal Brexit disruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:25am

UK Defense Secretary says some 3,500 service personnel on standby for any no-deal Brexit disruption .

Dutch Supreme Court upholds weapon smuggling conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:24am

The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the war crimes conviction of a timber dealer who was found guilty last year of selling arms to former Liberian leader Charles Taylor and of complicity in war crimes committed by Taylor's forces in Liberia and Guinea from 2000 to 2003.

Putin: Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:00am

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday rejected the U.S. claim that Russia developed a new cruise missile in violation of a key nuclear treaty, arguing that Russia has no need for such a land-based weapon because it already has similar missiles on its ships and aircraft.

Sri Lankan lawmakers question Rajapaksa's parliamentary seat

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 5:29am

Members of Sri Lanka's Parliament on Tuesday questioned whether Mahinda Rajapaksa, who recently quit as prime minister, can hold his seat after earlier relinquishing membership in the political party he represented in the last election.

Terror charges issued in France's Christmas market attack

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 5:17am

A man suspected of supplying the gun used in the Christmas market shooting attack that killed five people in Strasbourg has been handed preliminary terror charges, according to a French judicial official close to the investigation.

Scary statistic: 90.5 percent of plastic is not recycled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:47am

The world's burgeoning plastic waste crisis has won the attention of Britain's Royal Statistical Society, which chose 90.5 percent — the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled — as its international statistic of the year.

Warrant issued for arrest of 'Schwimmer lookalike' suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:36am

A British judge has issued an arrest warrant for an alleged shoplifter whose striking resemblance to David Schwimmer made international headlines, after he failed to show up for a court appearance.

Thai police say sunken ship failed to meet design standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:53am

Police in Thailand say their investigations found that a boat that sank in July in rough weather off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket, killing 47 Chinese tourists, didn't meet regulatory standards.

Fighting in Yemeni city dies down as cease-fire takes hold

Ahmed Al-Haj and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:47am

Yemen's key port city of Hodeida was calm Tuesday morning, hours after a U.N.-mediated cease-fire went into effect between government-allied forces and the country's rebels, Yemeni officials said.