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5 detained as France hunts Christmas market terror suspect

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 13 and putting the whole country on ...

France: Suspected gunman named, had long police record

By LORI HINNANT, SYLVIE CORBET and JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Hundreds of police and soldiers hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire near one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets, killing three and wounding at least 13 in the ...

UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote from her party

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A no-confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday threw U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt. May vowed to fight for the leadership of her party and the country "with everything I've got" after ...

China mum on detained Canadian, queries status of employer

By KEN MORITSUGU and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry denied knowledge Wednesday of the detention of a former Canadian diplomat but said the organization he was working for, the International Crisis Group, is not registered in China and so any of ...

Palestinians offer new details of Israel’s botched Gaza raid

By FARES AKRAM and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate: Everyone knows everyone and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strangers drove through town, suspicious ...

UN chief returns as climate talks teeter closer to collapse

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general flew back to global climate talks in Poland Wednesday to appeal to countries to reach an agreement, as some observers feared the meeting might end without a deal. U.N. chief Antonio Guterres ...

As May faces leadership vote, a look at what happens next

By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a no-confidence vote from Conservative lawmakers angry about the divorce deal she has struck with the European Union. Here's a look at how the Conservative Party goes about challenging and changing ...

UK’s May: ‘Uncharted waters’ if lawmakers reject Brexit deal

By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — With a crucial parliamentary vote on Brexit looming, British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers Sunday that they could take Britain into "uncharted waters" and trigger a general election if they reject the divorce deal she struck with ...

Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

By DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press OSLO, Norway (AP) — One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses. Dr. Denis Mukwege spoke Sunday at a news conference ...

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, ‘no one could hear me’

By SAM MEDNICK, Associated Press NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same ...