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Iraq's parliament speaker says airstrike killed civilians

December 8, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament speaker says an airstrike targeting the Islamic State-held town of Qaim near the Syrian border killed and wounded "dozens" of civilians, and that he is holding th... more »»

Syria president says victory in Aleppo won't end the war

December 8, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad said in comments published Thursday that Syrian forces' victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a "big gain" for his government but that it will not end of... more »»

Former French budget minister sentenced to 3 years

December 8, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President Francois Hollande's government. more »»

Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

December 8, 2016

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess th... more »»

Pakistan opens probe into deadly plane crash that killed 47

December 8, 2016

GUG, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani military helicopters on Thursday ferried remains of plane crash victims to the capital, Islamabad, as aviation authorities said they opened a probe into the crash... more »»

Iraqi official: Anti-IS airstrike killed, wounded civilians

December 8, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament speaker said an airstrike targeting the Islamic State-held town of Qaim in western Iraq near the Syrian border killed and wounded "dozens" of civilians, and that... more »»

S. Korea's parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote

December 8, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's opposition-controlled parliament introduced an impeachment motion Thursday against President Park Geun-hye, setting up a likely vote Friday on whether to... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Indonesian towns reel from earthquake devastation

December 8, 2016

PIDIE JAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Damage from the earthquake that shook Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday is extensive in towns near the epicenter. more »»

Remains of 47 victims of plane crash to be sent to Islamabad

December 8, 2016

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — The remains of the 47 passengers and crew who were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines commuter crashed in the north of the country are being sent to... more »»

The Latest: Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to 102

December 8, 2016

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local):

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11:10 a.m. more »»

APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases

December 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. more »»

Rescuers comb Indonesia earthquake rubble for second day

December 8, 2016

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia's Aceh province early Thursday, resuming a search for earthquake... more »»

Ex-chief of IRA splinter group killed in Irish city of Cork

December 8, 2016

DUBLIN (AP) — Two gunmen ambushed and killed a former top figure in the Real IRA splinter group in the southwest city of Cork, the first slaying of its kind in four years in Ireland, police and... more »»

EU official hopeful for trade deal under Trump presidency

December 7, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior European Union official on Wednesday expressed hope that the incoming Trump administration will continue talks on a comprehensive free trade agreement with Europe. more »»

Chailly avenges Puccini with original Butterfly

December 7, 2016

MILAN (AP) — Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly has avenged Giacomo Puccini's memory with a successful staging of the composer's original version of "Madama Butterfly" for La Scala's gala... more »»

Renzi quits; search on for new leader to guide Italy to vote

December 7, 2016

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned Wednesday evening, his self-inflicted penalty for staking his job on constitutional changes voters resoundingly rejected earlier in the week. more »»

Syrian government advances despite rebel cease-fire offer

December 7, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's government ignored a rebel cease-fire proposal for Aleppo on Wednesday as its forces captured new neighborhoods around the city center and squeezed some 200,000 tired and... more »»

The Latest: Assad says Aleppo battle changes course of war

December 7, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

10:45 P.M.

Syrian President Bashar Assad says the battle for Aleppo will change the course of the Syrian war. more »»

AP Explains: What next after the downfall of IS in Sirte?

December 7, 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Islamic State group this week lost the city of Sirte, its only foothold in Libya, essentially ending its ambition to expand its self-styled "caliphate" into the North... more »»

NATO commander says 150 Turkish officers have left post-coup

December 7, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's top military officer said Wednesday that about 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance's high command since a failed coup attempt in Turkey,... more »»

 
 
 

 

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