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  • Romania’s leftists propose Muslim woman for PM

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) — Romania’s Social Democrat Party (PSD) proposed a leftist woman from the country’s tiny Muslim minority as prime minister on Wednesday, a close associate of PSD power broke…

  • Turkish prosecutors probe why Russian’s killer not taken alive

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) — Turkish prosecutors are investigating why the off-duty policeman who shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was not captured alive, state media said on Wednesday, as the num…

  • Assad nears Aleppo endgame

    BEIRUT (Reuters) — Syrian President Bashar Assad appeared close to victory in Aleppo on Wednesday, but United Nations and rebel officials denied that an operation to evacuate fighters and civilians …

  • U.N. finds airstrike hit aid convoy in Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — A United Nations internal inquiry released on Wednesday found that a deadly attack on an aid convoy in Syria in September came from an airstrike, but it could not conclud…

  • Queen Elizabeth to reduce duties

    LONDON (Reuters) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will step down as patron from a number of national organizations in the coming months after she turned 90 in April, Buckingham Palace said in a stateme…

  • Split imminent in Park’s party

    SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — South Korea’s ruling conservative party on Wednesday faced an imminent split over the impeachment of scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye, a development that would seriously unde…

  • Police now want Choi’s daughter

    SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for a daughter of the woman at the center of President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal and investigators raided the National …

  • Merkel’s road to reelection set to get rougher after attack

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel already knew that her campaign for a fourth term as Germany’s leader will be her most difficult yet. The deadly truck attack on a Christmas market may have m…

  • Zurich mosque shooter had ‘no Islamist links’

    ZURICH (Reuters) — A gunman who shot three worshipers in a Zurich mosque on Monday evening was a 24-year-old Swiss man with Ghanaian roots and no apparent links to Islamist radicalism, police said o…

  • EU stops short of semi-auto gun ban

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) — The European Union agreed on stricter gun rules on Tuesday but balked at a proposal for a complete ban on the most lethal semi-automatic weapons such as the Kalashnikov. The m…

  • Turkey, Russia probe Karlov killing

    ANKARA (AP) — Investigators from Turkey and Russia hunted for clues Tuesday in the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibition in Ankara. A …

  • Obama exercises 1950s drilling law

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, in a push to leave his stamp on the environment bef…

  • Sao Tome severs Taiwan ties

    TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) — Taiwan accused China of using Sao Tome and Principe’s financial woes to push its “one China” policy after the small West African state ended ties with the self-ruled…

  • Pope orders freeing of ‘Vatileaks’ priest

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) — Pope Francis has commuted the jail sentence of a Spanish priest who was convicted of leaking Vatican documents and ordered that he be released from jail, the Vatican said o…

  • ‘Moscow Declaration’ adopted for Syria deal

    MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russia, Iran and Turkey said they were ready to help broker a Syrian peace deal after the three countries held talks in Moscow on Tuesday and adopted a declaration which set out t…

  • German forces hunt for attacker

    BERLIN (AP) — The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a truck attack on a crowded Berlin Christmas market that German authorities said came right out of th…

  • China returns U.S. drone

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday handed back to the United States an underwater drone whose seizure raised tensions in a relationship that has been tested by President-elect Donald Trump’s signals…

  • Norway, China normalize ties after 6-yr Nobel spat

    OSLO/BEIJING (Reuters) — Norway and China on Monday normalized diplomatic and political ties, frozen since 2010 when Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian Foreig…

  • 12 killed as truck plows into Berlin market


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