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Sides set for talks on Syria

updated: 01/23/2017 2:55 a.m. Discuss

ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Delegates from Russia, Turkey and Iran held hourslong talks in Kazakhstan on Sunday on the eve of negotiations between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's government.

Free jailed student, U.S. urges N. Korea

updated: 01/23/2017 2:47 a.m. Discuss

CINCINNATI -- There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained in North Korea a year ago this month.

Oil-output cuts seen near target

updated: 01/23/2017 2:46 a.m. Discuss

VIENNA -- OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers are near their target of taking 1.8 million barrels of crude a day off global markets less than two months after agreeing to do so in efforts to push up the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Sunday.

Israel delays annexation vote

updated: 01/23/2017 2:45 a.m. Discuss

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday delayed a vote on a proposal to annex one of the West Bank's largest settlements, a move that gives him time to coordinate his policy toward the Palestinians with the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Ex-leader leaves Gambia coffers empty

updated: 01/23/2017 2:44 a.m. Discuss

BANJUL, Gambia -- Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country's state coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday.

The world in brief

updated: 01/23/2017 2:43 a.m. Discuss

In Yemen, drone strikes kill three

New U.S. leader draws range of world reactions

updated: 01/22/2017 3:38 a.m. Comments 13

There was dismay in Britain, applause in Russia and silence in Japan. French populists found hope, Mexican leaders expressed concern and Germany's vice chancellor offered an allusion to his country's dark past.

Turk pushes presidential changes

updated: 01/22/2017 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday began campaigning for constitutional changes that would expand the powers of his office, hours after a vote in parliament cleared the way for a national referendum on the issue.

Gambia's longtime ruler heads into exile

posted: 01/22/2017 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a postelection political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power.

Train derails in India; at least 32 killed

posted: 01/22/2017 3:20 a.m. Discuss

An overnight passenger train derailed in southern India, killing at least 32 people and injuring 50 others in the latest accident within the country's rail network.

Search goes on for 23 in hotel buried by avalanche

posted: 01/22/2017 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Using saws, shovels and their gloved hands, rescue workers advanced slowly Saturday through the wreckage of an avalanche-destroyed hotel in central Italy, listening hard for any signs of more survivors among the 23 missing guests and hotel workers.

16 on Hungarian bus die in wreck in Italy

updated: 01/22/2017 3:19 a.m. Discuss

A bus carrying Hungarian students home from a school ski trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and burst into flames, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine others survived, but some were seriously injured.

Explosion at Syrian refugee camp kills 6

posted: 01/22/2017 3:18 a.m. Discuss

An explosion rocked a camp for displaced Syrians along the Syrian-Jordanian border Saturday, killing at least six people and wounding many others, opposition activists said.

Libya's neighbors seek talks in crisis

posted: 01/22/2017 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Representatives of Libya's neighbors meeting in Cairo on Saturday warned the North African nation's main rival factions against seeking to settle their differences through military force, as Egypt announced that efforts were underway to unite their leaders to chart a "joint vision" for the country.

Kin urge resumption of hunt for Malaysia jet

posted: 01/22/2017 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Relatives of those who were aboard a Malaysian airliner that disappeared in 2014 plan to present the Malaysian transport minister with letters urging that the search resume.

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