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AP investigation: Children fight on front lines of Yemen war

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press MARIB, Yemen (AP) — The number etched on the bracelet around Mohammed's wrist gave the 13-year-old soldier comfort as missiles fired from enemy warplanes shook the earth beneath him. For two years Mohammed fought with Yemen's Houthi rebels against a ...

UK to unveil post-Brexit immigration plan amid business fear

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — With 100 days until Britain leaves the European Union, the government was publishing long-awaited plans Wednesday for a post-Brexit immigration system that will end free movement of EU citizens to the U.K. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the ...

European officials agree on ban of some single-use plastics

BERLIN (AP) — Plastic knives just won't cut it any longer, if the European Union has its way. The 28-nation bloc moved closer Wednesday to banning single-use straws, plates, cutlery and cotton buds after officials from EU member states and the European Parliament said they're following ...

Judge’s rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynn's behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trump's first national security adviser and telling him in a ...

US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels. In a statement issued Monday, the U.S. military's Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on ...

Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate’s ‘interference’ in kingdom

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia issued an unusually strong rebuke of the U.S. Senate on Monday, rejecting a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince and describing ...

Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

By DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said ...

Talks adopt ‘rulebook’ to put Paris climate deal into action

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how countries should report ...

Nissan board meets but no chairman picked to replace Ghosn

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan's board met Monday but failed to pick a new chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations, saying more discussion was needed. Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive ...

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 ...