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Tillerson heading for confirmation as secretary of state

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 22:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to the new president. 2017-01-23T10:19:00-05:00 2017-01-23T15:19:53-05:00

White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in Syria

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 22:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government. 2017-01-23T11:47:00-05:00 2017-01-23T16:47:05-05:00

Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky start

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 22:26
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight. 2017-01-23T11:13:00-05:00 2017-01-23T16:13:50-05:00

Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky start

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 21:02
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight. 2017-01-23T09:58:00-05:00 2017-01-23T14:58:14-05:00

The Latest: Trump willing to work with Russia against IS

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 20:46
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 2017-01-23T09:26:00-05:00 2017-01-23T14:26:37-05:00

US lawmakers propose sanctions for Venezuela food corruption

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 20:34
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country. 2017-01-23T09:17:00-05:00 2017-01-23T14:17:02-05:00

Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 20:34
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, a presidential spokesman announced Monday, as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for Barrow's return to the country he now rules. 2017-01-23T09:00:00-05:00 2017-01-23T14:00:50-05:00

The Latest: US denies Russian claim of Syria coordination

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:54
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 2017-01-23T08:38:00-05:00 2017-01-23T13:38:21-05:00

Greek island mayors say refugee overcrowding too high

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:54
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The mayors of five eastern Greek islands used to limit the movement of refugees and migrants have called on the European Union to ease the restrictions amid continued problems created by winter weather and overcrowding. 2017-01-23T06:57:00-05:00 2017-01-23T11:57:39-05:00

The Latest: Russia claims first joint raid with coalition

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:10
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 2017-01-23T08:00:00-05:00 2017-01-23T13:00:12-05:00

3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:56
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster. 2017-01-23T07:40:00-05:00 2017-01-23T12:40:44-05:00

Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky start

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:42
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight. 2017-01-23T07:34:00-05:00 2017-01-23T12:34:18-05:00

Puppy love: 3 dogs found alive give avalanche rescuers hope

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:42
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster. 2017-01-23T07:33:00-05:00 2017-01-23T12:33:49-05:00

3 puppies found alive in Italy avalanche give rescuers hope

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:40
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel on Monday, giving rescuers new hope of finding alive the 23 people still missing five days after the disaster. 2017-01-23T06:29:00-05:00 2017-01-23T11:29:32-05:00

The Latest: First day of Syria talks concludes

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:15
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 2017-01-23T07:07:00-05:00 2017-01-23T12:07:07-05:00

Rubio to back Tillerson for secretary of state

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he will support President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state despite reservations about the former Exxon Mobil CEO as the Republican lawmaker backed away from any challenge to the new president. 2017-01-23T05:54:00-05:00 2017-01-23T10:54:49-05:00

US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:48
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country. 2017-01-23T05:39:00-05:00 2017-01-23T10:39:27-05:00

Icy, brief face-to-face meeting of Syria government, rebels

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:34
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Their seats remained empty for a few tense minutes after the Russia-Turkey-sponsored talks were officially inaugurated. Then, the Syrian rebel delegation finally walked into the room, marking what was supposed to be an ice-breaking first encounter. 2017-01-23T04:56:00-05:00 2017-01-23T09:56:18-05:00

3 puppies found alive in Italy avalanche; survivors go home

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:20
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow — giving them new hope for the 23 people still missing in the disaster. 2017-01-23T04:53:00-05:00 2017-01-23T09:53:47-05:00

Harsh exchanges make for a rocky start to latest Syria talks

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:08
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Negotiators for the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions traded accusations of terrorism after their first face-to-face meeting on Monday, as talks in Kazakhstan arranged by Russia and Turkey got off to a rocky start. 2017-01-23T05:00:00-05:00 2017-01-23T10:00:52-05:00

Harsh exchanges make for a rocky start to latest Syria talks

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:50
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Negotiators for the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions traded accusations of terrorism after their first face-to-face meeting on Sunday, as talks in Kazakhstan arranged by Russia and Turkey got off to a rocky start. 2017-01-23T04:44:00-05:00 2017-01-23T09:44:36-05:00

The Latest: Dutch skaters ignoring thin ice warnings

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:38
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in Europe (all times local): 2017-01-23T04:33:00-05:00 2017-01-23T09:33:37-05:00

2nd victim linked to suspect in German freezer killing

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:38
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say a man suspected of killing an elderly man and collecting his pension for a decade, before police found his body in a freezer, may have had a second victim. 2017-01-23T04:26:00-05:00 2017-01-23T09:26:02-05:00

Rubio faces moment of truth on secretary of state vote

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — All eyes are on Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as a Senate committee is poised to vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state. 2017-01-23T04:22:00-05:00 2017-01-23T09:22:58-05:00

US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:56
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country. 2017-01-22T19:41:00-05:00 2017-01-23T00:41:34-05:00

Fight for the right: Dutch PM says integrate or leave

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:28
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sought to lure voters away from anti-immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders, as campaigning for the March 15 national elections heated up on Monday. 2017-01-23T03:23:00-05:00 2017-01-23T08:23:41-05:00

The Latest: Russian bombers attack IS positions in Syria

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:48
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 2017-01-23T02:35:00-05:00 2017-01-23T07:35:43-05:00

Questions arise over Italy's response to snow-hit hotel

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:48
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Questions intensified Monday into whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing a snowbound mountain hotel hours before an avalanche hit, as rescue crews weighed using heavy equipment to try to reach 23 people in the hotel who are still buried under the snow. 2017-01-23T02:28:00-05:00 2017-01-23T07:28:17-05:00

Harsh exchanges on first day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:31
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Syria's government envoy and a rebel leader traded barbs as talks between the Mideast country's warring sides got underway in Kazakhstan on Monday in the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government and rebel factions fighting to overthrow it. 2017-01-23T02:20:00-05:00 2017-01-23T07:20:38-05:00

Eq. Guinea opposition denounces arrival of Gambia's Jammeh

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:04
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Equatorial Guinea's opposition has denounced the government's decision to welcome exiled Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who flew to the Central African nation over the weekend after 22 years in power. 2017-01-23T01:53:00-05:00 2017-01-23T06:53:15-05:00

The Latest: Syrian rebel: Rebels ready for peace, also war

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:34
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 2017-01-23T01:20:00-05:00 2017-01-23T06:20:04-05:00

Heavy fog causes flight delays, cancellations in London

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:34
LONDON (AP) — Thick fog has caused numerous flight delays and cancellations at London Heathrow and other area airports. 2017-01-23T01:28:00-05:00 2017-01-23T06:28:09-05:00

The Latest: Syrian government envoy to Astana slams rebels

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:20
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 2017-01-23T01:10:00-05:00 2017-01-23T06:10:53-05:00

The Latest: Russia's Lavrov welcomes Syria talks in Astana

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:50
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 2017-01-23T00:44:00-05:00 2017-01-23T05:44:24-05:00

Syria talks focused on cease-fire get underway in Kazakhstan

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:36
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Syria talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran and seeking to bolster a shaky cease-fire in place since last month opened on Monday in Kazakhstan, marking the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government and rebel factions fighting to overthrow it. 2017-01-23T00:20:00-05:00 2017-01-23T05:20:01-05:00

Jerusalem mayor says Trump 'serious' about embassy move

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:08
JERUSALEM (AP) — The mayor of Jerusalem says the Trump administration is "serious" and committed to moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 2017-01-22T23:54:00-05:00 2017-01-23T04:54:41-05:00

The Latest: Iran says Syria talks to focus on cease-fire

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:42
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 2017-01-22T23:29:00-05:00 2017-01-23T04:29:01-05:00

Syria talks focused on cease-fire get underway in Kazakhstan

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:12
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Syria talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran and aimed at bolstering a shaky cease-fire in place since last month opened on Monday in Kazakhstan, marking the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government representatives and rebel factions trying to overthrow it. 2017-01-22T22:57:00-05:00 2017-01-23T03:57:51-05:00

Rubio faces moment of truth on secretary of state vote

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 09:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — All eyes are on Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as a Senate committee is poised to vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state. 2017-01-22T22:27:00-05:00 2017-01-23T03:27:05-05:00

The Latest: Syria talks focused on truce begin in Kazakhstan

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 09:16
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria peace talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local): 2017-01-22T22:11:00-05:00 2017-01-23T03:11:09-05:00

Syria talks focused on cease-fire set to begin in Kazakhstan

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 08:44
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Talks between Syrian rebel factions and the government they are trying to overthrow are set to begin in Kazakhstan. 2017-01-22T21:30:00-05:00 2017-01-23T02:30:08-05:00

Syria talks focused on cease-fire set to begin in Kazakhstan

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 08:34
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Talks between Syrian rebel factions and the government they are trying to overthrow are set to begin in Kazakhstan. 2017-01-22T21:19:00-05:00 2017-01-23T02:19:31-05:00

Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence

AP - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 04:48
MOSCOW (AP) — In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. 2017-01-22T10:17:00-05:00 2017-01-22T15:17:15-05:00

Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit US

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:22
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a "common vision" for the region with President Donald Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran. 2017-01-22T12:09:00-05:00 2017-01-22T17:09:12-05:00

Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit US

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 22:54
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a "common vision" for the region with President Donald Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran. 2017-01-22T11:47:00-05:00 2017-01-22T16:47:58-05:00

Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 22:54
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the state coffers and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday. 2017-01-22T11:41:00-05:00 2017-01-22T16:41:51-05:00

Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 22:26
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country's state coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday. 2017-01-22T11:09:00-05:00 2017-01-22T16:09:44-05:00

The Latest: Israeli leader gets White House invitation

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 22:12
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli plans in the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the Trump era (all times local): 2017-01-22T11:06:00-05:00 2017-01-22T16:06:29-05:00

Partial results: Valls, Hamon advance in French primary

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 22:12
PARIS (AP) — Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country's left-wing presidential primary runoff next week. 2017-01-22T11:07:00-05:00 2017-01-22T16:07:28-05:00

The Latest: Israel delays vote on settlement annexation

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:38
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli plans in the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the Trump era (all times local): 2017-01-22T06:27:00-05:00 2017-01-22T11:27:03-05:00

Partial results: Valls, Hamon advance in French primary

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:28
PARIS (AP) — Partial results suggest that Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country's left-wing presidential primary runoff next week. 2017-01-22T10:15:00-05:00 2017-01-22T15:15:38-05:00

10,000 protest Romania government plans to pardon prisoners

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:28
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of people marched through the Romanian capital and other cities Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners which critics say could reverse the anti-corruption fight. 2017-01-22T10:26:00-05:00 2017-01-22T15:26:06-05:00

Avalanche survivors: sipping tea, then world crashed down

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:18
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Some of the lucky ones were sipping hot tea near the fireplace in their mountain resort hotel, waiting for snowplows to arrive so they could finally go home, after a winter holiday made nerve-wracking by a day of ground-shaking earthquakes and heavy snowfall. 2017-01-22T10:11:00-05:00 2017-01-22T15:11:01-05:00

Israeli leader delays West Bank annexation vote

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:18
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed a vote Sunday on an explosive proposal to annex one of the West Bank's largest settlements, apparently to coordinate his policy toward the Palestinians with the new administration of President Donald Trump. 2017-01-22T10:01:00-05:00 2017-01-22T15:01:13-05:00

Intensive negotiations ahead of Russia-led Syria talks

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:04
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Delegates from Russia, Turkey and Iran held hours-long talks in Kazakhstan Sunday on the eve of negotiations between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's government, trying to forge common ground that would nudge forward a political settlement for the country's civil war. 2017-01-22T09:33:00-05:00 2017-01-22T14:33:16-05:00

Partial results: Valls, Hamon advance in French primary

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:02
PARIS (AP) — Partial results suggest that Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country's left-wing presidential primary runoff. 2017-01-22T09:55:00-05:00 2017-01-22T14:55:17-05:00

Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in Yemen

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 20:50
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's southwestern Bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency Friday. 2017-01-22T06:44:00-05:00 2017-01-22T11:44:14-05:00

Male, female styles merge to cap Paris menswear

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 20:50
PARIS (AP) — Male and female styles fused at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday for the final installment of fall-winter menswear shows as the fashion media prepare to notch up a gear for star-filled couture. Here are the highlights: 2017-01-22T07:35:00-05:00 2017-01-22T12:35:53-05:00

Israeli leader delays West Bank annexation vote

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:52
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed a vote Sunday on an explosive proposal to annex one of the West Bank's largest settlements, apparently to coordinate his policy toward the Palestinians with the new administration of President Donald Trump. 2017-01-22T08:40:00-05:00 2017-01-22T13:40:28-05:00

Hungarian official: Bus crash victim IDs could take days

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:38
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — It could take days to officially identify the 16 people killed when a bus carrying Hungarian students returning from a ski trip burst into a fireball after crashing in Italy, Hungary's foreign minister said Sunday. 2017-01-22T08:23:00-05:00 2017-01-22T13:23:40-05:00

Israeli leader delays West Bank annexation vote

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:24
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed a vote Sunday on an explosive proposal to annex one of the West Bank's largest settlements, apparently to coordinate his policy toward the Palestinians with the new administration of President Donald Trump. 2017-01-22T08:14:00-05:00 2017-01-22T13:14:00-05:00

Syrian rebels prepare for Russia-led talks with government

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 18:56
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Syrian rebel delegates met in Kazakhstan Sunday on the eve of their first talks with the government in a year, in which the two sides hope to consolidate a cease-fire reached last month and deliver humanitarian aid. 2017-01-22T07:42:00-05:00 2017-01-22T12:42:57-05:00

French voters choosing left-wing presidential nominee

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 18:26
PARIS (AP) — French left-wing voters cast ballots Sunday in a nationwide presidential primary aimed at producing a Socialist candidate strong enough to confront formidable conservative and nationalist rivals in the April-May general election. 2017-01-22T07:11:00-05:00 2017-01-22T12:11:41-05:00

Syrian rebels meet in Kazakhstan ahead of talks

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 18:12
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Syrian rebel delegates huddled in Kazakhstan Sunday ahead of talks with government representatives scheduled to begin Monday, the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year. At the top of the agenda is an effort to consolidate a fragile cease-fire agreement reached last month and ease humanitarian suffering in the war-ravaged country. 2017-01-22T05:40:00-05:00 2017-01-22T10:40:46-05:00

Israel pushes ahead with settlements as Trump takes office

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 16:15
JERUSALEM (AP) — The municipality of Jerusalem granted final approval Sunday for the construction of hundreds of new homes in east Jerusalem, while a hard-line Cabinet minister pushed the government to annex a major West Bank settlement as emboldened Israeli nationalists welcomed the presidency of Donald Trump. 2017-01-22T04:59:00-05:00 2017-01-22T09:59:43-05:00

Hungary: Official says it could take days to ID bus victims

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 15:34
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — It could take days to officially identify the 16 people killed when a bus carrying Hungarian students returning from a ski trip crashed in Italy and burst into flames, Hungary's foreign minister said Sunday. 2017-01-22T04:20:00-05:00 2017-01-22T09:20:46-05:00

Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:50
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community. 2017-01-22T03:38:00-05:00 2017-01-22T08:38:19-05:00

In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns home

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 13:40
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held northeastern neighborhood of Aleppo is deserted — except for the second-floor apartment where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family are staying. 2017-01-21T21:53:00-05:00 2017-01-22T02:53:41-05:00

Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in Yemen

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 13:28
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's southwestern Bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency Friday. 2017-01-22T02:10:00-05:00 2017-01-22T07:10:30-05:00

Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 12:45
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community. 2017-01-22T01:38:00-05:00 2017-01-22T06:38:46-05:00

Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 12:14
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community. 2017-01-22T01:09:00-05:00 2017-01-22T06:09:44-05:00

Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:45
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler flew of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community. 2017-01-22T00:37:00-05:00 2017-01-22T05:37:22-05:00

Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:00
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's capital is awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler flew of 22 years flew into exile with an extraordinary set of assurances from the international community. 2017-01-21T23:46:00-05:00 2017-01-22T04:46:57-05:00

Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:00
MOSCOW (AP) — In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. 2017-01-21T23:46:00-05:00 2017-01-22T04:46:48-05:00

Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 10:24
MOSCOW (AP) — In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. 2017-01-21T21:42:00-05:00 2017-01-22T02:42:52-05:00

In midst of Aleppo wreckage, a Syrian family returns home

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 08:56
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held northeastern neighborhood of Aleppo is deserted — except for the second-floor apartment where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family are staying. 2017-01-21T21:44:00-05:00 2017-01-22T02:44:12-05:00

Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 08:30
MOSCOW (AP) — In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. 2017-01-21T21:17:00-05:00 2017-01-22T02:17:30-05:00

At least 32 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:30
NEW DELHI (AP) — An overnight passenger train derailed in southern India, killing at least 32 people and injuring 50 others in the latest accident to hit the country's massive, disaster-prone rail network. 2017-01-21T20:18:00-05:00 2017-01-22T01:18:32-05:00

At least 23 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 05:46
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 23 people were killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern India, railway officials said Sunday. 2017-01-21T18:38:00-05:00 2017-01-21T23:38:14-05:00

Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 01:20
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power. 2017-01-21T14:07:00-05:00 2017-01-21T19:07:28-05:00

Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:52
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power. 2017-01-21T13:47:00-05:00 2017-01-21T18:47:32-05:00

Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:38
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power. 2017-01-21T13:33:00-05:00 2017-01-21T18:33:18-05:00

AP INTERVIEW: New Gambia leader to set up truth commission

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:38
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's new president Adama Barrow said Saturday that he will launch a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the alleged human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year regime. 2017-01-21T08:44:00-05:00 2017-01-21T13:44:21-05:00

Search intensifies for 23 missing in Italian avalanche

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:24
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — The strain showed on Fabio Salzetta's face. 2017-01-21T13:13:00-05:00 2017-01-21T18:13:13-05:00

Aleppo displaced finally getting official paperwork

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:24
JIBREEN, Syria (AP) — Fatima Museitif got married three years ago and soon gave birth to two boys. Her husband died last year but since she was living in a rebel-held eastern neighborhood of Aleppo, she couldn't obtain a marriage certificate, a death certificate for her husband or birth certificates for her children. 2017-01-21T10:04:00-05:00 2017-01-21T15:04:54-05:00

Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

AP - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:10
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power. 2017-01-21T13:05:00-05:00 2017-01-21T18:05:11-05:00

Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 23:58
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power. 2017-01-21T12:39:00-05:00 2017-01-21T17:39:29-05:00

Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 23:28
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power. 2017-01-21T12:19:00-05:00 2017-01-21T17:19:05-05:00

Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 23:12
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power. 2017-01-21T12:08:00-05:00 2017-01-21T17:08:46-05:00

Mexico: President Pena Nieto, Trump have phone conversation

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 22:30
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says President Enrique Pena Nieto has spoken by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump. 2017-01-21T11:16:00-05:00 2017-01-21T16:16:41-05:00

Budapest mourns as 16 die in fiery bus crash on Italian road

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 21:06
VERONA, Italy (AP) — A bus carrying Hungarian students home from a school ski trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and burst into flames, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty nine others survived, but some were seriously injured. 2017-01-21T06:43:00-05:00 2017-01-21T11:43:24-05:00

New Gambia leader says Jammeh leaving soon for Guinea

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:36
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh was expected to leave for Guinea on Saturday evening, and the new president said he plans to return home to take power once the situation is "clear." 2017-01-21T09:26:00-05:00 2017-01-21T14:26:47-05:00

European nationalists flaunt strength, buoyed by Trump win

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:08
KOBLENZ, Germany (AP) — European nationalist leaders came together Saturday in a show of strength at the start of a year of big election tests, celebrating Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president and declaring themselves a realistic alternative to the continent's governments. 2017-01-21T09:03:00-05:00 2017-01-21T14:03:11-05:00

Rescuers search for avalanche survivors, fear more slides

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:40
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Using saws, shovels and their gloved hands, rescue workers advanced slowly Saturday through the wreckage of an avalanche-destroyed hotel in central Italy, listening hard for any signs of more survivors among the 23 missing guests and hotel workers. 2017-01-21T08:24:00-05:00 2017-01-21T13:24:48-05:00

Blast in camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan kills 6

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:40
BEIRUT (AP) — A large explosion rocked a camp for displaced Syrians along the Syrian-Jordanian border Saturday, killing at least six, and wounding many others, opposition activists said. 2017-01-21T08:30:00-05:00 2017-01-21T13:30:04-05:00

Blast in camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan kills 4

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:30
BEIRUT (AP) — A large explosion rocked a camp for displaced Syrians along the Syrian-Jordanian border Saturday, killing at least four, and wounding many others, opposition activists and a resident said. 2017-01-21T06:22:00-05:00 2017-01-21T11:22:01-05:00

New Gambia leader says Jammeh leaving soon for Guinea

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:00
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh is expected to leave soon for Guinea, and the new president said Saturday he plans to return home to take power once the situation is "clear." 2017-01-21T06:47:00-05:00 2017-01-21T11:47:07-05:00

AP INTERVIEW: New Gambia leader to set up truth commission

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:20
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's new president Adama Barrow said Saturday that he will launch a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the alleged human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year regime. 2017-01-21T06:11:00-05:00 2017-01-21T11:11:07-05:00

Rescuers listen for signs of life in avalanche-struck hotel

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:52
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescuers listened for signs Saturday of any more survivors, three days after an avalanche slammed into a resort hotel in Italy's central Apennines mountains. Using saws, shovels and just gloved hands, they advanced slowly through the wreckage in hopes of locating some 23 guests and hotel workers still missing. 2017-01-21T05:34:00-05:00 2017-01-21T10:34:59-05:00

Europe's nationalist leaders kick off year of election hopes

AP - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:42
KOBLENZ, Germany (AP) — Declaring that 2017 will be the "year of the awakening of the people of continental Europe," French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen joined fellow nationalists Saturday at a conference in Germany to a show of populist confidence as Europe faces a series of high-stakes national elections. 2017-01-21T04:38:00-05:00 2017-01-21T09:38:50-05:00

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