3 men arrested in killing of Venezuela opposition leader

November 30, 2015

Venezuelan officials have arrested three men in connection with the assassination of an opposition leader.


Mexico: burned-out van belonged to missing Australians

November 30, 2015

Prosecutors in the Mexican state of Sinaloa said Monday that the burned-out vehicle found with two charred bodies inside was registered in the name of one of two missing Australians.…

UN chief recommends stepped-up UN presence in Burundi

November 30, 2015

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is recommending that the Security Council authorize a stepped-up U.N. presence in violence-wracked Burundi but has stopped short of calling for a full-fledged U.N. peacekeeping operation.


Climate talks: What’s happened and what’s next

November 30, 2015

An unprecedented number of world leaders joined together Monday to give a boost to difficult, years-long efforts to fight climate change collectively.


Mexico: burned-out van belonged to missing Australians

November 30, 2015

Prosecutors in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa said Monday that the burned-out vehicle found with two charred bodies inside was registered in the name of one of two missing…

Former prime minister Kaboré holds strong lead in Burkina Faso election

November 30, 2015

Peaceful vote is pivotal for nation that has been largely ruled by leaders who came to power in coups.


British sex abuse inquiry to focus on churches, politicians

November 30, 2015

The British government is launching an independent five-year inquiry under the leadership of a prominent New Zealand-born jurist to examine whether private and public institutions, including churches, failed to protect…

US warns of ‘imminent’ attack in Afghan capital

November 30, 2015

The U.S. Embassy said Monday it has received “credible reports of an imminent attack” in the Afghan capital.


Signs of weak holiday spending send retail stocks lower

November 30, 2015

Stocks closed modestly lower on Monday, as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday to focus on the early signs of how the holiday shopping season may turn out and where…

Top carbon culprits US, China, India debate nuances of roles

November 30, 2015

Call them the culprits of carbon.


Mexico: burned-out van belonged to missing Australians

November 30, 2015

Prosecutors in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa said Monday that the burned-out vehicle found with two charred bodies inside was registered in the name of one of two missing…

Activists call on Gambia gov’t to release environmentalists

November 30, 2015

Rights groups called on Gambia’s government on Monday to release 33 environmental activists who were detained more than a week ago after staging a protest against sand mining in their…

Putin, Obama discuss Syria political settlement

November 30, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that he and President Barack Obama have a shared understanding on how to move toward a political settlement in Syria, but added that incidents…

End ban on women reading Torah at Western Wall, group petitions

November 30, 2015

An Israeli women’s rights organization has petitioned the High Court to strike down a rule banning women from accessing Torah scrolls at the Western Wall.


Kenyan university: 1 dead during stampede over drill

November 30, 2015

A drill to test terrorism preparedness at a leading Kenyan university led to a stampede in which one person died and 20 others were injured, the institution said Monday.


British leader sets Syria airstrikes debate for Wednesday

November 30, 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron called for a debate and vote in Parliament on Wednesday on whether Britain should launch airstrikes against militants in Syria, arguing that the nation must stand…

17 dead in fight at overcrowded Guatemala prison

November 30, 2015

Seventeen prisoners were killed in a gang brawl inside an overcrowded Guatemalan prison, including seven who were decapitated, officials said Monday.


France carries out strikes on IS in Iraq after Paris attacks

November 30, 2015

France says it has carried out five airstrikes in northern Iraq as part of stepped-up military operations against Islamic State militants.


British prime minister says he will call a one-day debate Wednesday on airstrikes in Syria

November 30, 2015

British prime minister says he will call a one-day debate Wednesday on airstrikes in Syria.


Pope backs more defense time in Vatican leaks trial

November 30, 2015

Pope Francis has acknowledged criticism that the Vatican’s trial over leaked documents has been rushed, saying the defendants and their lawyers must have time to mount a proper defense.


The Latest: US House leader won’t pay for climate deal

November 30, 2015

The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:


Pope Francis: The world is near ‘suicide’ on climate change; ‘it’s now or never’

November 30, 2015

“I would say that we are at the limits of suicide,” Pope Francis warned.


Iran denies links to 2 alleged operatives arrested in Kenya

November 30, 2015

Iran has denied any links to two detained Kenyans accused of spying and plotting attacks on Western targets in Nairobi.


The Latest: Vienna orchestra to buy home for 4 families

November 30, 2015

The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:


Putin, Obama discuss Syria political settlement

November 30, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and President Barack Obama have a shared understanding on how to move toward a political settlement in Syria, but added that incidents like the…

Pope Francis picked up a microphone. The Internet gave him lyrics.

November 30, 2015

The #popebars meme spawns verses for a rapping pontiff.


Brazil House Speaker denies bribery reports

November 30, 2015

The embattled speaker of Brazil’s House of Representatives has vehemently denied reports that a document seized in a corruption probe suggests he received nearly $12 million to support legislation favoring…

Netanyahu and Abbas shake hands for the first time in 5 years – then try to take it back

November 30, 2015

It was also the first time in five years the two have met face to face.


Palestinian Authority limits Christmas celebrations in West Bank

November 30, 2015

The Palestinian Authority has asked municipalities to tone down their public Christmas celebrations this year amid escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis.


Jordan launches computerized census, first in 11 years

November 30, 2015

Jordan launched a national census Monday to provide greater clarity about a population that includes large numbers of Syrian refugees and foreign workers.


US activist heading home after serving Peru sentence

November 30, 2015

American activist Lori Berenson is finally heading home to New York, two decades after being found guilty of aiding leftist rebels in Peru.


Report: Clashes between govt., rebels kill 30 in Congo

November 30, 2015

Clashes between rebels and soldiers in eastern Congo killed at least 30 people, including civilians and a United Nations peacekeeper, the director of an activist group said Monday.


Obama and Putin’s latest awkward photo

November 30, 2015

Not all world leaders get along.


Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion law ‘breaches human rights,’ court rules

November 30, 2015

The historic ruling involves a law that outlaws abortion even in cases of rape and incest.


IAAF suspends 3 senior Kenyan track and field officials

November 30, 2015

Three senior Kenyan track and field federation officials were suspended by the IAAF on Monday over accusations they subverted the east African nation’s anti-doping system and siphoned money from Nike.…

China joins IMF currency basket: Why it matters

November 30, 2015

The addition of China’s yuan to the select basket of currencies used as a yardstick by the International Monetary Fund is a sign, experts say, that the yuan may one…

Poll: Only 6 percent of would-be Syrian refugees want to move to North America

November 30, 2015

It’s a reality check for those worried about an endless influx of refugees.


One-of-a-kind Fury won’t change after heavyweight title win

November 30, 2015

Being heavyweight champion of the world hasn’t changed Tyson Fury much, at least judging by the maverick boxer’s journey back to Britain after beating Wladimir Klitschko.


Greek Prime Minister Tsipras slams Turkey on Twitter, then deletes his comments

November 30, 2015

The complexity of international diplomacy rarely spills over into the 140-character world of Twitter.


Haiti opposition says transitional gov’t may be needed

November 30, 2015

Eight candidates in last month’s disputed presidential vote are demanding changes in Haiti’s electoral council and national police department. And if that doesn’t happen by next month, they are calling…

Boko Haram destroys Nigerian military base; 107 troops MIA

November 30, 2015

Boko Haram destroyed a Nigerian military base as soldiers fled and only self-defense fighters prevented the insurgents from retaking a northeastern town, residents said Monday.


Report: Turkey detains 1,300 migrants in sweep

November 30, 2015

Authorities in northwestern Turkey on Monday rounded up some 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants allegedly preparing to make their way into Greece, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported.


The ‘War on Christmas’ erupts in Italy

November 30, 2015

A headmaster’s attempt at multiculturalism prompted national outrage. Even Prime Minster Matteo Renzi weighed in.


Suicide bombing against Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad kills 9

November 30, 2015

A suicide bomber targeted Shiite Muslims taking part in an annual pilgrimage in Baghdad on Monday, killing nine people and wounding another 21, Iraqi security officials said.


Turkey won’t apologize to Russia over warplane downing

November 30, 2015

Turkey won’t apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the military was doing its job defending the country’s…

IAAF suspends 3 senior Kenyan track and field officials

November 30, 2015

Three senior Kenyan track and field federation officials were suspended by the IAAF on Monday over accusations they subverted the east African nation’s anti-doping system and siphoned money from Nike.…

Thai opposition leaders detained ahead of scandal park visit

November 30, 2015

Soldiers and police in military-run Thailand detained two top leaders of the anti-government Red Shirt movement Monday as they prepared to visit a park celebrating past Thai kings that is…

Pope Francis visits mosque in war-torn Bangui, calling for end to conflict

November 30, 2015

The pope ventured into one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods and called for an end to a war that has killed more than 6,000.


King tells Sephardic Jews Spain has missed them

November 30, 2015

Spanish King Felipe VI has presided over a ceremony welcoming a new citizenship law for descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled five centuries ago, saying Spain had missed them.


Night fire in dorms kills 7 at Nigerian girls’ school

November 30, 2015

An official says a fire has gutted the dormitories of a girls’ high school in northern Kano state, killing 7 students and injuring 25.


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