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Sweden looks set to end deadlock, keep Lofven as premier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:16am

A left-wing party in Sweden says it won't oppose caretaking Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in attempting to form a center-left government after a four-month deadlock to form a coalition.

Greek parliament gears up for midnight confidence vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:54am

Greek lawmakers are gearing up for a confidence vote in the left-wing government, which lost its parliamentary majority after its coalition partner walked out to protest a deal to normalize relations with neighboring Macedonia.

The Latest: Lavrov: Russia expects Syrian govt gains in east

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:43am

The Latest on the Russian foreign minister's annual news conference (all times local):

Israeli police probe suspicious attempts to appoint 2 judges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:42am

Israeli police say they are investigating allegations rocking Israel's legal system involving suspicious attempts to appoint two judges.

Spain: DNA sample found for 2-year-old missing in borehole

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:32am

Spanish rescuers working against the clock to find a missing 2-year-old toddler say they have found hair of the boy in soil extracted from a narrow borehole that is 100 meters (330 feet) deep.

Russia says US ignored offer to inspect controversial weapon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:27am

Russia's foreign minister says that the U.S. has ignored Moscow's proposal to inspect a Russian missile that Washington says has violated a nuclear arms treaty.

Iran state TV's English channel says anchorwoman held in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:25am

The English-language arm of Iran's state television broadcaster is reporting that its prominent American-born news anchor was arrested after flying into the United States.

ICC prosecutors say they plan to appeal Gbagbo acquittal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:03am

International Criminal Court prosecutors say they will appeal the acquittals of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and an ex-youth minister on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence following their country's 2010 presidential vote.

Zimbabwe police arrest prominent government critic and pastor Evan Mawarire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 1:44am

Zimbabwe police arrest prominent government critic and pastor Evan Mawarire.

South Korea stops paintings brought from North Korea

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:42am

South Korean officials said Wednesday they have stopped businessmen from bringing North Korean paintings into the country that a report said were purchased at an art studio under U.N. sanctions.

Kenya president says 14 innocent people were killed in Tuesday's attack on hotel complex; declares attack over

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:32am

Kenya president says 14 innocent people were killed in Tuesday's attack on hotel complex; declares attack over .

Zimbabwe police arrest prominent government critic

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:24am

Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles arrested Evan Mawarire, an activist and pastor, from his home in the capital, Harare, on Wednesday as a crackdown grew over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country. He was clutching a Bible when police bundled him into their car.

2 Cambodian opposition politicians get bans dropped

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:14am

A veteran Cambodian politician and his son on Wednesday became the first among 118 opposition members banned from politics for five years to have the restriction lifted.

Shah's last palace, secluded refuge in Iran, is now a museum

Amir Vahdat and Mohammad Nasiri, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:34pm

The shah of Iran's last refuge before fleeing his country in 1979 was a palatial estate nestled against the Alborz Mountains — a place no Iranian ever dreamed of visiting.

Australian prime minister backs security treaty with Vanuatu

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:56pm

Australia's prime minister has brushed off Vanuatu's resistance to a bilateral security treaty after a meeting in the South Pacific island nation that comes amid concerns about growing Chinese influence in the region.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:41pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there's still time for negotiations between the European Union and Britain over its departure from the bloc. Merkel says that she regretted the decision by British lawmakers to oppose the agreement negotiated by British Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU. Merkel told reporters in Berlin that "we will of course do everything to find an orderly solution, but we are also prepared if there is no orderly solution."

The Latest: Kenya police say questioning 3 people after raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:34pm

The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local):

Kenya's president says all gunmen killed at hotel complex

Ben Curtis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:18pm

Kenya's security forces have killed the Islamic extremist gunmen whose assault on a luxury hotel and shopping complex took 14 "innocent lives," the country's president said Wednesday.

New caravan of Honduran migrants makes first border crossing

Sonia Perez D. and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:18pm

The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. has crossed peacefully into Guatemala, under the watchful eyes of about 200 Guatemalan police and soldiers.