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Moldova election campaign starts, some fear Russia influence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:58am

Moldova's electoral campaign has begun ahead of Parliamentary elections, amid concerns that Russia is seeking to influence the results in the former Soviet republic.

Lithuania blacklists Saudi officials over Khashoggi slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:33am

Lithuania has become the latest Western country to blacklist Saudi officials over the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in October.

Rwanda says forces clash with rebels from neighboring Congo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:08am

Rwanda's army says its forces have fought and repelled suspected rebels who crossed into the country from neighboring Congo, killing four of them.

Serbia court sentences drug lord to 15 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:50am

A Serbian court has sentenced a Balkan drug lord to 15 years in prison for smuggling 5.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe.

South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:00am

The World Health Organization says Ebola vaccinations soon will begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak based in neighboring Congo.

164 countries agree by acclamation on UN migration accord spurned by the United States and several other countries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:26am

164 countries agree by acclamation on UN migration accord spurned by the United States and several other countries.

New mothers and babies often detained in Slovak hospitals

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:24am

Monika Krcova saw no reason why she should stay in the hospital for four days after her third baby's birth — she was healthy and her family needed her at home. So she escaped.

The Latest: Belgian leader says migration pact being misused

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:58am

The Latest on the U.N. migration conference (all times local):

Macron addresses France amid protests; is it too late?

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:38am

French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to speak to the nation Monday at last, after increasingly violent and radicalized protests against his leadership and a long silence that aggravated the anger. Many protesters only want one thing: for him to declare "I quit."

Russian court convicts ex-policemen of 56 murders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:33am

A court in Russia's eastern Siberia on Monday convicted a former policeman of murdering 56 women, bringing the number he is believed to have killed to at least 78.

Thousands flock to funeral of 2 teenage Kashmir rebels

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:30am

Thousands of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir joined a funeral procession Monday for two teenage rebels who were killed over the weekend in a long gunbattle with Indian troops in the disputed region.

Runaway school bus plows onto Hong Kong sidewalk, killing 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:21am

A runaway school bus with no one aboard accelerated downhill and plowed into pedestrians in Hong Kong on Monday, killing two people and injuring a dozen others, authorities said.

AP Investigation: Slovak hospitals detain new moms, babies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:03am

AP Investigation: Slovak hospitals detain new moms, babies.

UK court due to rule on Vijay Mallya's extradition to India

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:41am

A British judge is expected to rule on whether wealthy Indian entrepreneur Vijay Mallya will be extradited to India to face fraud allegations.

Armenian PM's bloc seen winning parliamentary vote

Avet Demourian, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:34am

Preliminary results Monday from Armenia's snap parliamentary election showed the electoral bloc of the country's new leader winning an overwhelming majority and consolidating power.

Countries set to agree UN migration accord, despite walkouts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:27am

Top U.N. officials and government leaders from about 150 countries are uniting around an agreement on migration, while finding themselves on the defensive about the non-binding deal amid criticism and a walkout from the United States and some other countries.

Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Islamic State

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:28pm

Iraq on Monday celebrated the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:41pm

With an orderly succession to the position of President Donald Trump's chief of staff falling through with the withdrawal of his top choice, a high-profile hiring search now involves at least four people as possible replacements for departing John Kelly. Nick Ayers has dropped out of the running and the search comes as the president looks to prepare for the twin challenges of securing his re-election and fending off inquiries once Democrats gain control of the House next year.

AP PHOTOS: Migrants in Tijuana trickling over and under wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:02pm

A steady trickle of Central American migrants have been finding ways to climb over, tunnel under or slip through the U.S. border wall to plant their feet on U.S. soil and ask for asylum.