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Exclusive: 'Large Numbers' Of IS Fighters Killed

Kurdish fighters say they have killed large numbers of Islamic State fighters in northern Syria after they launched a major offensive. The YPG – a militia of Syrian Kurds –…

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BEIJING (AP) — Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang went on trial Monday on charges of provoking trouble with commentaries on social media that were critical of the ruling Communist Party….

The Latest: French far right still eyeing presidential vote

PARIS (AP) — The latest approximately France's regional elections. All times local. 10:10 p.m. The National Front's No. 2 official, Florian Philippot, who lost in the race in the eastern…

Star Wars characters out in force for plaque tribute to make-up artist

Darth Vader & his stormtroopers invaded the streets of London to commemorate Star Wars make-up artist Stuart Freeborn. Passers-by were shocked to come face to face with the galactic troops…

Euro 2016 A 'Powerful Response' To Paris Attacks

The Euro 2016 finals in Paris will provide a "powerful response" to the Paris terrorist attacks carried out by so-called Islamic State, a senior member of the French government has…

Global climate talks face last hurdles, deal seen in reach

By Bate Felix & Barbara Lewis PARIS (Reuters) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday that an ambitious global climate deal was within reach, though political concessions were…

Court rejects Madrid request to provisionally lift Copa ban

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Administrative Court for Sport has rejected Real Madrid's request to temporarily drop its disqualification from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player. A court…

U.N. aid chief heads to Syria to try to boost deliveries

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien will travel to Syria on Saturday to discuss with senior government officials how to boost aid to 13.5…

Correction: Bitcoin-Intrigue story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 9 approximately the hunt for bitcoin’s founder, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a dispute among the bitcoin community is approximately the…

Former Odebrecht CEO formalises departure after six months in jail

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Marcelo Odebrecht, the former chief executive of Grupo Odebrecht, has formalised his departure from Latin America's largest engineering group after six months in prison on corruption…