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US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:35am

The U.S. State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States.

Brazil police to investigate spiritual healer

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:21am

A special task force will investigate accusations by 10 women that they were sexually abused by a self-styled spiritual healer at his clinic in Brazil's central-western state of Goias, police said Monday.

At a glance: The new UN migration pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:17am

A United Nations accord, the "Global Compact on Migration," adopted Monday by 164 U.N. members, but not the United States, aims to improve the treatment of migrants worldwide.

Russia sends 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:26am

Two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers arrived in Venezuela on Monday, a deployment that comes amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions.

Israel raids Palestinian news agency in hunt for gunmen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:16am

Israeli military forces carried out a series of raids in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday, bursting into stores and offices of the official Palestinian news agency in a manhunt for gunmen who shot seven Israelis outside a Jewish settlement.

German man who fought for Taliban convicted of terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:49am

A 37-year-old German man who fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan has been convicted of membership in a terrorist organization.

Croatia unveils monument to late wartime leader Tudjman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:42am

Croatia has unveiled a monument to late leader Franjo Tudjman, who led the country to independence from the former Yugoslavia but has also been criticized for his nationalist policies.

Qatari envoy says Israel rejected air link with Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:24am

A Qatari envoy is being quoted as saying that Israel has rejected a proposal to open an air link between the blockaded Gaza Strip and Doha.

Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi's killers vexes Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:06am

Turkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia's rejection of its request for the extradition of the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Kosovo's prime minister says new army will serve world peace

Sylejman Kllokoqi and Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:52am

Kosovo's prime minister said Monday that the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace.

Syrian man charged in Germany with war crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:46am

German prosecutors say they have charged a 29-year-old Syrian man with war crimes on allegations he tortured pro-government forces his unit had captured.

Albania: University students spurn talks with prime minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:27am

The prime minister of Albania has failed to convince protesting public university students to sit down to talk about their demands.

Lebanon says police thwarted bombing attacks by IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:15am

Lebanon's Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouk says the country's police have discovered and thwarted planned bombing attacks by the Islamic State group.

Yemen's warring sides negotiating truce for key port Hodeida

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:07am

Delegations from Yemen's warring sides discussed expanding a shaky truce in the key port city of Hodeida on Monday, however neither side appeared ready to agree on initial draft proposals hoped for by the United Nations, who are sponsoring talks in Sweden and seek to resume needed aid deliveries by sea.

Outrage after plaques honoring Rome's deported Jews stolen

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:39am

Rome's mayor, Catholic groups and politicians of every stripe joined Italy's Jewish community on Monday in denouncing the theft of 20 small bronze plaques honoring a Jewish family deported during the Holocaust.

Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence

David Keyton and Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:19am

The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims.

SAmerican soccer still wary after successful final in Madrid

Tales Azzoni, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:44am

The Copa Libertadores finally came to a conclusion, without incident.

EU eyes ways to bolster Ukraine economy amid Russia tension

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:40am

The European Union is studying ways to help bolster the economy in strife-torn eastern Ukraine, the EU's top diplomat said Monday, amid tensions with Russia over a naval confrontation in the Black Sea last month.

Cyprus sees surge in migrants crossing from breakaway north

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:38am

On the final leg of his journey from Iraq to Europe, Hawye Rasool Saleh paid 400 euros ($457) borrowed from his best friend to a smuggler who would help him across the cease-fire line of ethnically split Cyprus.