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Soldiers of Kosovo Security Force line up at the end of the army formation ceremony in capital Pristina, Kosovo on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Kosovo's parliament convened on Friday to approve the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
December 16, 2018 - 1:06 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The decision to transform Kosovo's security force into an army is "irreversible," the country's president said Sunday while offering assurance that a new national military does not threaten ethnic Serbs living in the former Serbian province. President Hashim Thaci gave a...
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December 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting has erupted between Shiite rebels and forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government near the strategic Red Sea port of Hodeida, leaving at least 12 people dead and 25 others wounded from both sides, officials said on Sunday, just two days ahead of the...
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December 16, 2018 - 12:59 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a general who fought in Syria and Iraq has allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun. Gen. Ghodratollah Mansouri allegedly shot himself in the head by accident while cleaning his pistol, according to...
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December 16, 2018 - 12:52 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's security minister said the government has closed an underground prison where extremist suspects and journalists have been held amid allegations of abuses against inmates. Ahmed Abukar said that Godka Jilaow prison, which held hundreds of prisoners including suspected...
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December 16, 2018 - 11:46 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb blast in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight people Sunday, activists said, the latest in a series of attacks along the border where Turkey has troops. The spike in attacks follows Turkish threats to expand its offensive...
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Residents react during a gathering in a central square of the eastern French city of Strasbourg, Sunday Dec.16, 2018 to pay homage to the victims of a gunman who killed four people and wounded a dozen more. The gathering was held in Kleber Square by a Christmas market and near where the gunman opened fire last Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
December 16, 2018 - 11:39 am
PARIS (AP) — Residents of Strasbourg filled a square in the French city Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the four people killed and the dozen wounded during a shooting attack near a famous Christmas market. According to local newspaper DNA, more than 1,000 people attended the memorial, which...
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A Palestinian woman wears a headband with Arabic that reads: "No God but Allah and Muhammed is his messenger, al-Qassam Brigades" during a mass rally marking the 31st anniversary of the founding of Hamas, an Islamic political party, which has an armed wing of the same name, that currently rules in Gaza, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Gaza city. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
December 16, 2018 - 11:27 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group's establishment. Hamas fighters in military fatigues paraded with rockets and heavy machineguns during Sunday's rally. The Islamist group...
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A bus sits on a transport truck after an accident at the highway A3 near Zuerich, Switzerland, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. According to police, one woman died in the accident, 44 people were injured. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
December 16, 2018 - 10:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — Zurich police say a tour bus on its way to Germany has crashed in Switzerland, killing one person and injuring 44 others. The dpa news agency reported Sunday that bus traveling to Duesseldorf from Genoa in Italy crashed at 4:15 a.m. south of Zurich, a city in northern Switzerland that...
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Oleg Kozhemyako, acting governor of the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai stands as he waits to get his ballot at a polling station in Vladivostok, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai cast their votes Sunday for a new governor in a tightly watched election, with Kozhemyako reported to be leading the vote. (Igor Novikov, Governor and Administration of Primorye Territory press service via AP)
December 16, 2018 - 10:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor on Sunday after a previous election was thrown out due to voting fraud. Local election officials said the acting governor of the region, Oleg Kozhemyako, won 61.4 percent of the...
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People demonstrate in Rome Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. “Get Up! Stand Up! Stand Up for your rights!” against racism and the government's immigration policies was the slogan of protesters against the so-called “Salvini decree”, that aims to reduce the number of migrants granted humanitarian protection. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 16, 2018 - 10:34 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators who had congregated around the European Union's headquarters in Brussels after marching against a new United Nations migration pact. About 5,000 people gathered on Sunday for the march that local authorities initially banned...
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