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Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains

December 12, 2017

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor... more »»

Israel survey finds deep divisions, displeasure with leaders

December 12, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a... more »»

Houston 18-year-old arrested on charges of trying to aid IS

December 12, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with illegally distributing explosive-making information and attempting to support the Islamic State organization.

The U.. more »»

Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japan abductee dies

December 12, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — Charles Jenkins, a U.S Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77. more »»

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

December 11, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. more »»

Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

December 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and... more »»

UN: Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations

December 11, 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's leadership has cracked down further on human rights as tensions have escalated over its nuclear and missile tests, including beefing up restrictions on... more »»

Venezuela president's threat to ban opposition draws rebuff

December 11, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition parties in Venezuela won't be bullied out of participating in future elections, a leading anti-government politician said Monday, rejecting threats a day... more »»

A confident and upbeat Putin goes on Mideast 'victory' tour

December 11, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared "victory" in Syria during a surprise visit Monday to a military base there, then traveled to Egypt and Turkey, where he celebrated Moscow's... more »»

At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel

December 11, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of... more »»

Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans

December 11, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having "a major... more »»

Firefighters protect coastal California towns as blaze rages

December 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the... more »»

Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer ties

December 11, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt on Monday, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying the resumption of direc... more »»

Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears

December 11, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. more »»

Protesters oppose return of disputed art in Catalonia

December 11, 2017

LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police on Monday escorted two trucks loaded with pieces of medieval religious art from a museum in the city of Lleida amid protests after a court ordered Catalan... more »»

Snow wreaks havoc on travelers in Britain, schools closed

December 11, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted Monday. more »»

In Putin's heartland, apathy and disappointment rule

December 11, 2017

NOVOKUZNETSK, Russia (AP) — Three months ahead of Russia's presidential election, apathy and disappointment pervade incumbent Vladimir Putin's heartland. more »»

Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria

December 11, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against "terrorists" in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a... more »»

UK leader says there's new optimism in Brexit talks

December 11, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May says there is a new sense of optimism about negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union, insisting that a preliminary deal has given... more »»

UN promises justice in Congo against peacekeeper attacks

December 11, 2017

BENI, Congo (AP) — The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Congo says military offenses will be launched against rebels who killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.. more »»

 
 

 

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