4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern France
PARIS (AP) -- A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. It was one of the worst rail accidents in France in years....

The Latest: UN envoy: Syria peace talks 'missed' opportunity
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Syria's conflict and he U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva (all times local):...

The Latest: French rail authority says crossing was in order
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on a collision between a train and a school bus in southern France (all times local):...

UN envoy says Syria peace talks in Geneva were a "golden opportunity missed" as another round ends without progress
GENEVA (AP) -- UN envoy says Syria peace talks in Geneva were a "golden opportunity missed" as another round ends without progress....

Polish official says Putin responsible for 2010 plane crash
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's defense minister said Thursday that a plane crash that killed the nation's president in 2010 in Russia was preceded by two explosions on board, calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to "take responsibility for what happened."...

Italy's 2017 Nativity scenes feature Trump, Kim _ and Jedis
NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- Naples' Christmas artisans are at it again, turning figures from current events into ceramic characters to decorate miniature Nativity scenes that take over Italian living rooms this time of year....

Indian tycoon Mallya's extradition case in London extended
LONDON (AP) -- The extradition hearing for Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya will be extended until January when a hearing on what evidence meets legal guidelines will be held....