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Official: A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:12am

Official: A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing .

Flag dispute stalls talks on Bosnia's new government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:50am

A flag dispute has stalled talks on the formation of a new government in Bosnia after an October election reflecting persisting ethnic divisions long after the 1992-95 war ended.

Family: German journalist jailed in Venezuela as spy

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:43am

German freelance journalist Billy Six has circled the globe with a hand-held video camera asking people living through wars and strife to tell their stories.

Fireworks accident kills 5, wounds 9 in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:29am

Officials in the central Mexican state of Queretaro say that five people have been killed in an explosion of fireworks that were being stockpiled for a local celebration.

Iraqi jets target Islamic State meeting dens in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:13am

The Iraqi military says its jets have bombed two Islamic State positions inside Syria that were being used for as meeting places for the jihadist group.

Gunman opens fire in Brazil cathedral, kills at least 4

Peter Prengaman and C.h. Gardiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:57am

A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four and leaving four others injured before turning a gun on himself, authorities said.

Authorities say gunman kills four, then himself, at cathedral in southern Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:53am

Authorities say gunman kills four, then himself, at cathedral in southern Brazil .

Honduran lawmaker pleads guilty to drug charges in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:49am

A Honduran lawmaker has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy and violence charges in a United States federal court.

Russia: Putin says he only heard of alleged spy after arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:33am

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that he had never heard of a woman who is accused of spying for Moscow in the United States until her July arrest.

New Brazil government to pull out of UN migration accord

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:25am

Brazil's incoming foreign minister says Latin America's biggest country will pull out of a United Nations accord aimed at ensuring safe, orderly and humane migration.

German SWAT team accidentally barges in on 88-year-old woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:12am

An 88-year-old German woman received a scare when a police SWAT team bashed in her door and set off a stun grenade after accidentally mistaking her apartment for that of a biker gang member.

Slovenia appoints first-ever female police chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:09am

Slovenia has appointed its first-ever female police chief after a woman also took command over the army in the European Union nation last month.

The Latest: Yemen's warring sides set date for prisoner swap

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:13am

The Latest on the conflict in Yemen (all times local):

Yemen's warring government and Houthi rebels set Jan. 20 for swap of more than 15,000 prisoners from both sides

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:05am

Yemen's warring government and Houthi rebels set Jan. 20 for swap of more than 15,000 prisoners from both sides.

Canadian ex-diplomat detained in China, official confirms

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:52am

A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States.

Italy's far-right minister visits Israel, drawing criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:18am

One of Europe's most controversial political figures, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, has arrived in Israel for a two-day visit that has prompted criticism over his far-right policies and anti-migration views.

Putin, opposition gather to honor prominent rights activist

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:56am

Kremlin officials and Russia's opposition on Tuesday gathered to pay tribute to Russia's most prominent human rights activist, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who died at age 91.

Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:03am

A top official at Russia's cybersecurity agency has offered to publish its communications with American counterparts during the 2016 U.S. election campaign.

Kenyan police: Key suspect in Italian's kidnapping arrested

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:01am

Kenyan police officials on Tuesday said they have detained the man they believe to be responsible for the kidnapping of an Italian volunteer.