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The Latest: UN envoy hands Yemen's warring sides draft deal

Dec. 12, 2018 12:17 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Yemen's four-year civil war (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The office of the U.N. envoy for Yemen says the representatives of the country's warring sides at the talks in Sweden have been given a draft document of agreements they need to consider before this...

Kosovo PM: Independence fighters must not fear Hague court

Dec. 12, 2018 11:57 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister said Wednesday that former independence fighters should not humiliate Kosovo by hiding, impeding or avoiding justice. Ramush Haradinaj, himself a former commander of the 1998-99 war for independence against Serbia, wrote on Facebook that the struggle was...

The Latest: French attack suspect had crime record since 13

Dec. 12, 2018 11:56 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 5:50 p.m. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner says that the suspect in the deadly attack on the Christmas market in Strasbourg has had a long criminal record, with his first conviction at...

Turkey says it will launch new Syria offensive within days

Dec. 12, 2018 11:16 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey will launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria "within a few days," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, a move likely to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. In recent months, Turkey has shelled...

2nd person charged in domestic terrorism probe in Ohio

Dec. 12, 2018 11:05 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a second person in connection with a domestic terrorism investigation in Ohio. The FBI and Department of Justice say a Toledo man was charged with making false statements. He lived with a woman who was charged earlier this week with buying bomb-making...

Yemeni official: Warring sides may hold new talks next month

Dec. 12, 2018 11:00 AM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — In another positive development coming out of Yemen peace talks underway in Sweden, a member of the Yemeni government delegation said Wednesday that the next round of negotiations between the country's warring sides could take place as early as January. Meanwhile, an international...

France: Suspected gunman named, had long police record

Dec. 12, 2018 10:41 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A massive manhunt involving hundreds of police and soldiers was underway Wednesday for a suspected extremist who yelled "God is great!" in Arabic during a shooting spree around one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets. The assault in the eastern French city of Strasbourg...

Hues and cries: The colors of protests around the world

Dec. 12, 2018 9:55 AM EST

When you're an activist seeking a way to convey a complex message in a complicated world, you need a hook — something that can command attention across cultures in a memorable and visually arresting way. So what's more elemental than associating yourself with a specific color? Just as recent demonstrations...

ICC: Former Central African Republic militia leader arrested

Dec. 12, 2018 9:36 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former senior leader of a Central African Republic militia, who also is his country's top soccer official, was arrested Wednesday in France on a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder and...

Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raid

Dec. 12, 2018 8:38 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate — everyone knows everyone else and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strangers drove through town, suspicious Hamas security men stopped the van and questioned those...