The Latest: Brexit deal won't go to UK parliament next week
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:35 a.m. British lawmakers won't be voting next week on Theresa May's deal with the European Union for leaving the bloc.
The Latest: 3 train workers detained over Turkey crash
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the train crash in Ankara (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained three state railway agency employees suspected of negligence over a deadly train crash in the capital Ankara.
AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuclear workers, US targets
LONDON (AP) — As U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran last month, hackers scrambled to break into personal emails of American officials tasked with enforcing them, The Associated Press has found — another sign of how deeply cyberespionage is embedded into the fabric of US-Iranian relations.
Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, dozens injured
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said.
French police try to catch attack suspect dead or alive
PARIS (AP) — French security forces were trying to catch the suspected Strasbourg gunman dead or alive, an official said Thursday, two days after an attack near the city's Christmas market.
Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row
BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Thursday it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way dispute over a Chinese technology executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States.
Paris accord rulebook takes shape at UN climate talks
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Negotiators from almost 200 countries are making a last-minute effort to resolve differences on the rules that will govern the 2015 Paris climate accord.
Shooting near West Bank settlement kills at least 2 Israelis
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman opened fire at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement on Thursday, shooting at soldiers and civilians and killing at least two Israelis before fleeing, the military and Israel's rescue service said.
Britain's top diplomat joins final day of Yemen peace talks
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary joined Yemen peace talks in Sweden on Thursday, as part of his efforts to help kick start a political process to bring an end to the country's brutal four-year civil war.
UK's May seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders Thursday after winning a no-confidence vote among her own Conservative lawmakers.
Police confirm arrest of Chinese photographer, wife says
BEIJING (AP) — Police have confirmed they have arrested a prominent Chinese photographer who had been missing more than a month, his wife said.
Fire destroys thousands of Congo voting machines in capital
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — An early-morning fire in Congo's capital destroyed thousands of voting machines just 10 days before the presidential election, officials said Thursday, saying the blaze appeared to be criminal in nature but vowing that it would not disrupt the vote.
The Latest: China confirms holding 2 Canadians
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the detentions in China of two Canadian men (all times local): 3:55 p.m. China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of "endangering national security."
Egyptian novel explores Christians under controlling church
CAIRO (AP) — Shady Lewis Botros says his recently published novel — "Ways of the Lord" — can be broadly viewed as an attempt to answer one question: What it's like to be a Christian in Egypt? The answer, given in stories narrated by the book's chief character, is complex and often disheartening.
US seeks to counter growing Chinese influence in Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to see an increase in U.S. investment and trade in Africa as part of a new strategy aimed at countering China's growing influence on the continent National security adviser John Bolton is expected to lay out priorities Thursday for what the administration calls "the continent of the future" during remarks at the Heritage Foundation.
Analysis: China plays hardball with ex-diplomat's seizure
BEIJING (AP) — China is playing hardball with the detention of a former Canadian diplomat days after Canada arrested a leading Chinese executive.
Canada says entrepreneur feared detained in China
TORONTO (AP) — A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of telecommunications giant Huawei.
Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup
TOKYO (AP) — The surprise arrest of Nissan's former chairman on charges of falsifying financial reports is providing a window into possible corporate intrigue at the Japanese automaker.
The Latest: Official IDs Canadian missing in China
TORONTO (AP) — The latest on the frictions between Canada and China over the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive (all times local): 9:10 p.m.
The Latest: France issues wanted poster for shooting suspect
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 8:15 French authorities have issued a wanted poster and are calling for witnesses amid a massive manhunt for the suspected shooter nearly 24 hours after a deadly attack at the Strasbourg Christmas market.
UK's May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country.
France's Macron caught between protests, Strasbourg attack
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to take back control of his nation after a month of protests that caused mayhem across the country — and now a new extremist attack that's putting France on renewed terror alert.
Gunman from Christmas market attack in France still at large
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Hundreds of security forces combed eastern France for a 29-year-old man with a long criminal record who shouted "God is great!" in Arabic and sprayed gunfire during a deadly rampage in Strasbourg's famous Christmas market, officials said.
After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is debating a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
UK's Theresa May: Quiet, steely vicar's daughter
LONDON (AP) — She is a quiet, determined vicar's daughter who rose to the heights of British political power by outmaneuvering better known, more outspoken men.

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