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Reports: French Police Have Killed Strasbourg Shooting Suspect

(Strasbourg) — Multiple reports say French police have killed the gunman responsible for the deadly Christmas market shooting. There’s a heavy police presence in an area of Strasbourg tonight, the city where three people were killed and dozens were injured after he opened fire in the market on Tuesday. Authorities say the suspect had been […]

Macron Rules Out Changes To Brexit Deal Text

(AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out the possibility that the Brexit withdrawal text that all 28 leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, endorsed last month can be altered. Speaking ahead of a Brexit discussion at a summit of European Union leaders in Brussels, Macron said it is “important to avoid any […]

Russian Lawmaker Thinks Butina Pressured On Plea

(AP) – A senior Russian lawmaker says he’s convinced that the Russian woman who’s pleaded guilty to being a secret agent in the United States has done so under pressure. Leonid Slutsky is chairman of the Russian State Duma’s foreign affairs committee. He tells Russian news agencies that the charges against 30-year-old Maria Butina were […]

UN Sec-Gen Says MBS, Yemen President Aided Truce

(AP) – The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres feels his talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi helped achieve the cease-fire agreement in the province of Hodeida where the country’s key port to import desperately needed food is located. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters […]

UK Leader Seeks EU Lifeline After Surviving Confidence Vote

(AP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders after winning a no-confidence vote triggered by Conservative lawmakers unhappy with her Brexit plan. May will ask the 27 other EU leaders at a Brussels summit Thursday for reassurances about the Brexit divorce deal that she can use to win […]

Death Toll In Turkey Train Crash Rises To 7

(AP) – The Ankara governor’s office has increased the death toll in a high-speed train crash in the capital to seven. A statement says 46 other people have been injured in the crash and three of them are in serious condition. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the city of Konya hit […]

Scores Of Migrant Girls Quietly Vanishing From Indonesia

(AP) – Scores of Indonesian girls are disappearing into a trafficking network that has descended upon the country’s impoverished province of East Nusa Tenggara. Possibly hundreds of trafficked girls have quietly vanished from the region in recent years. Illegal recruiters lure the girls from their homes with promises of well-paying work in neighboring Malaysia. Some […]

AP Exclusive: Iran Hackers Hunt Nuclear Workers, US Targets

(AP) – The Associated Press has found that a hacking group often nicknamed Charming Kitten has spent the past month trying to break into the personal emails of more than a dozen U.S. Treasury officials. Also on the hackers’ hit list are high-profile opponents, defenders and enforcers of the nuclear deal struck between Washington and […]

China Confirms Holding 2 Canadians

(AP) – China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of “endangering national security.” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Thursday that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday. Lu says Canada has been informed of the detentions, but […]

British Prime Minister Survives No Confidence Vote

Theresa May will continue as Prime Minister of Britain. She survived a no confidence vote today, getting 41 more votes than she needed in her Conservative caucus. May is trying to lead the country to an exit from the European Union but the deal she presented to MPs was greeted with hostility. Still, she tells […]