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Gambian official: Opposition candidate Barrow wins election

December 2, 2016

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's opposition candidate has defeated longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh in the West African country's presidential vote, an upset victory that could lead to the country's... more »»

Chanel: Train across flower fields threatens No. 5 perfume

December 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Chanel warned Friday that a planned train line through the prized flower fields near the southern French perfume-making area of Grasse will threaten the production of its famous... more »»

UN expert says torture appeared widespread after Turkey coup

December 2, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Sweeping security measures adopted in Turkey after a failed July 15 coup attempt created an environment conducive to the torture and ill-treatment of detainees despite the... more »»

Syrian state TV airs newly-recaptured Aleppo footage

December 2, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting Friday from areas newly captured during a government ground offensive in the besieged eastern Aleppo enclave, showing restorations of roads, removal... more »»

Europol warns of new terror tactics, fresh threats to Europe

December 2, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Europol warned Friday that the Islamic State group could launch fresh attacks in Europe in the near future, and the agency's director said police forces across the... more »»

In Macedonia's fake news hub, teen shows AP how it's done

December 2, 2016

VELES, Macedonia (AP) — On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case for why lying i... more »»

The Latest: Turkey renews call for ceasefire in Aleppo

December 2, 2016

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

2:45 p.m.

Turkey's foreign minister is renewing calls for a ceasefire in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. more »»

Pope OKs martyrdom decree for US priest killed in Guatemala

December 2, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has put an American priest killed during Guatemala's civil war on the path to possible sainthood by declaring him a marty. more »»

Prosecutors want 4 years for train dispatcher in fatal crash

December 2, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a four-year jail sentence for a train dispatcher accused of negligence that led to one of the worst train crashes in German history this year. more »»

Militias clash in Libya's Tripoli, worst violence in 2 years

December 2, 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Clashes are continuing for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence there in two years. more »»

Russian military lashes out at UN over aid to Aleppo

December 2, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military is criticizing the United Nations for dragging its feet on delivering humanitarian aid to the areas of Aleppo, which have been recently seized by Syrian... more »»

EU police report highlights ongoing IS threat to Europe

December 2, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the U.S. more »»

Buzz Aldrin recovers in New Zealand after polar evacuation

December 2, 2016

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was recovering on Friday in a New Zealand hospital and was in stable condition after a "grueling" medical... more »»

New Thai king's first duty is to honor late father

December 2, 2016

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new king on Friday carried out his first official duty, attending a solemn religious ceremony to honor his father and predecessor who died seven weeks ago. more »»

Adulation of Fidel Castro runs deepest in rural eastern Cuba

December 2, 2016

EL GUAYABO, Cuba (AP) — The single dirt street in El Guayabo runs past a few dozen cinderblock homes, the medical clinic and the primary school to a grove of 76 trees planted to honor Fidel Castr... more »»

Q&A: Candidates, issues in Austria presidential election

December 2, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — Austria holds presidential elections on Sunday in a contest pitting a left-leaning contender against a right-winger supported by a populist anti-immigration part. more »»

North Korea rejects UN sanctions, briefs envoys in Pyongyang

December 2, 2016

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea says a sweeping new round of U.N. more »»

Family of Colombia crash survivor 'Neto' has mixed emotions

December 2, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For the family of Brazilian soccer player Neto, as one of only six survivors of a plane crash in Colombia is known, there is joy and pai. more »»

Indonesia blasphemy protest swells to crowd of 200,000

December 2, 2016

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest in a month against its minority Christian governor. more »»

Ailing Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole to New Zealand

December 2, 2016

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was hospitalized Thursday in stable condition. more »»

 
 

 

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