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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is reacting to a decision by the United States mission to the United Nations not to block the condemnation of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Following the U.N. Security Council vote on Friday to abstain, Trump tweeted: "As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th." The abstention by the Obama administration brushed aside Trump's demands that the U.S. exercise its veto.
MILAN (AP) — A routine request for ID papers outside a deserted train station in a suburb of Milan, Italy, early Friday is turning out to be a major victory against terrorism. It led to a police shootout that killed the Tunisian fugitive wanted in the deadly Christmas market attack in Berlin. But Anis Amri's four-day run is raising fresh questions about whether he had any accomplices and how Europe can stop extremists from moving freely across its open borders.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Large crowds of South Koreans are expected to march in the streets on Saturday, calling for the permanent removal of impeached President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) and extending the protest movement in the country to Christmas Eve. The protest comes as a special prosecutor widens an investigation into a corruption scandal surrounding Park.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is approving the first treatment for children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy. The rare genetic disorder is marked by progressive muscle weakness that's the most common genetic cause of death in infants. The agency says it approved the drug, Spinraza, after granting it fast-track status. It was developed by Ionis Pharmaceuticals and Biogen. Biogen will market it.
UNDATED (AP) —Labor peace in the NBA is virtually assured for several years. The National Basketball Players Association has voted to approve the terms of the next collective bargaining agreement between the league and its players. Members of the NBA's Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve the deal on Wednesday. All that's left to do now is for the sides to sign the deal. The seven-year agreement will go into effect July 1.
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