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U.K. lawmakers defeat government on Brexit bill

British lawmakers upended Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans Wednesday by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement the government reaches with the European Union. The House of Commons voted 309-305 to insert Parliament in the already strained Brexit process, dealing a blow to...

Suicide bomber kills 17 at Somali police academy

An Islamic extremist suicide bomber killed at least 17 people and injured 20 at a police academy in Somalia's capital Thursday, police said. The bomber, with explosives strapped around his waist, infiltrated Gen. Kahiye Police Academy in Mogadishu and targeted officers gathering for special morning...

Ex-U.S. deserter to North Korea who married Japanese abductee dies

Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77. Jenkins was found collapsed outside his home in Sado in northern Japan on Monday and was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, a group...

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital — a development that has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world. The Israeli military said it targeted...

14 U.N. peacekeepers killed, 53 hurt in Congo attack

Rebels attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in eastern Congo, killing at least 14 peacekeepers and wounding 53 others in the worst single attack against a U.N. mission in recent history, officials said Friday. Deputy spokesman Farhan Haq in New York said the peacekeepers were mainly from...

Britain, European Union make a Brexit breakthrough

Britain and the European Union made a significant breakthrough Friday in Brexit talks, after a flurry of overnight telephone calls between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Irish and EU leaders bridged differences over Irish borders. "I believe that we have now made the breakthrough that we...

Thousands of Catalans rally in Brussels, feeling abandoned by the EU

Tens of thousands of people from Catalonia rallied Thursday in Brussels, decrying what they see as the European Union's failure to help them following a failed independence referendum in the Spanish region. Police said around 45,000 people took to the streets of the Belgian capital for a rally...

Argentine judge seeks arrest of ex-President Fernandez

A federal judge is asking Argentina’s Senate to allow the arrest and trial of former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for allegedly covering up the role of Iranians in a 1994 bomb attack on a Jewish center. Judge Claudio Bonadio on Thursday accused Fernandez of the crime of treason as he...

Australian Parliament votes to allow same-sex marriages

The Australian Parliament voted on Thursday to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter and divisive debate settled by the government polling voters in a much-criticized ballot survey that strongly endorsed change. The public gallery of the House of Representatives erupted...

Russian President Vladimir Putin announces reelection bid

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared his intention to seek reelection in March, a vote he appears certain to win. The Russian leader chose an enthusiastic audience of the GAZ automobile factory workers in Nizhny Novgorod to make the announcement. “I couldn’t find a better place...

Man held in alleged plot to kill British prime minister

A man has been ordered held Wednesday after being accused in a plot to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, has been remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The plan allegedly involved planting a bomb near the entrance of Downing Street and...

Christine Keeler, model in Britain's notorious sex-and-spy Profumo scandal, dies at 75

Christine Keeler, the central figure in the sex-and-espionage Profumo scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at 75. Her son, Seymour Platt, posted on Facebook that Keeler died Monday at a hospital near Farnborough in southern England. Born in 1943, Keeler was a model and nightclub dancer...

Spanish judge withdraws arrest warrant for Catalan leaders

A Spanish judge has withdrawn the European arrest warrants for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his former cabinet who were fighting extradition from Belgium. The judge says that individual warrants don't apply to a crime committed by them as part of a wider group and...

Romania's former King Michael, who ruled during WWII, dies at 96

Former Romanian King Michael I, who was forced to abdicate by the communists in the aftermath of World War II, died Tuesday at his home in Switzerland. He was 96. Michael, who played a pivotal role in Romania's switch to the Allied cause following a coup in 1944, spent decades in exile working...

Kentucky lawyer on the lam in Social Security fraud case is captured in Honduras

A fugitive Kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras and will be returned to the U.S., officials said. Eric Conn was captured by a SWAT team as he came out of a restaurant...

Spanish judge withdraws arrest warrant for Catalan leaders who fled

A Spanish judge on Tuesday withdrew international arrest warrants for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his former cabinet who have been fighting extradition from Belgium. A Supreme Court spokesman said that the five could still be arrested if they go back to Spain, however,...

Austria's Constitutional Court rules same-sex couples can marry beginning 2019

Austria's Constitutional Court has decided that same-sex couples will be allowed to marry by the beginning of 2019, ruling that the existing laws are discriminatory. Same-sex couples in Austria have been allowed to enter legal partnerships since 2010, but until now haven't been able to marry. The...

UAE forms new military and economic partnership with Saudi Arabia

The United Arab Emirates says it has formed a new "joint cooperation committee" with Saudi Arabia to partner on economic and military issues, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council. The Emirati Foreign Ministry made the announcement early on Tuesday ahead of a GCC meeting in Kuwait, saying...

Divorce isn't easy, Britain finds as it holds Brexit talks with EU

The European Union and Britain ended a flurry of top-level diplomacy on Monday without a deal on the terms of divorce. But they said they were within striking distance of such an agreement that would allow the EU to broaden the talks to the topic of future relations. On a day that see-sawed between...

Houthi video shows slain Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh

A video by Yemen's Houthi rebels allegedly shows the slain body of the country's former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh. Officials from various sides, including the Houthis' opponents, have confirmed that the video shows the former powerful president. Abdel-Rahman al-Ahnomi, a top Houthi media official,...

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