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Bahrain: Drop Charges in Rights Defender’s Case Voices from Yemen: 11 journalists launch “Yemen peace talks newsroom” Nine In 10 Babies Born With A Cleft Condition Could Die Without Corrective Surgery Britain Should Stand Up for Saudi Women Activists US State Department Clears $3.5B Sale of Patriot Missiles to Turkey Supplemental Coalition Comments Re: Assistance and Access Bill 2018 Don’t Punish US Companies That Help End Abuses in the West Bank No Country for Gay Men, Young Girls Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on South Korea Video: Opioids Crackdown in the US Leaves Pain Patients Suffering Video: Greek Authorities Beat, Push Back Migrants into Turkey Judge Delays Flynn Sentencing in Hopes of Further Cooperation Pet Cloning the Cutting Edge of Chinese Biotech Fans Mourn Death of Hollywood's Penny Marshall US Reverses Policy in Move to Speed Release of Migrant Children Former Trump Adviser Settles Suit Over False Info on Website Cuba Panel Closes Door on Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Nevada Becomes 1st US State with Female-Majority Legislature Brazil's Bolsonaro Says He Will Target Venezuela, Cuba Composer Duo Faces Challenge of New Music for 'Mary Poppins' US Reconsidering 'Unfair' Issuance of Study Visas to Iranian Officials’ Kids Maldives: New Government Should Promote Rights Detention Center Visit Prompts Call for US Border Chief's Resignation White House Cites 'Options' for Funding US Border Wall US Grants Visa to Yemeni Mother to Visit Her Dying Child UN: Sexual Violence in South Sudan 'Escalated Dramatically' US Pledges Billions in Aid to Develop Central America, Curb Migration Report: Afghanistan, Syria Deadliest for Journalists in 2018 UN Urges Sides to Reject Violence Ahead of DRC Vote Arizona Man Gets 12 Years in Prison in NY Islamic State Case Politicians: Lebanon Set to Get New National Unity Government in Days US Judicial Council Tosses Misconduct Claims Against Kavanaugh Pittsburgh Considers Stricter Gun Laws After Synagogue Attack Olympians Make Surprise Visit to California Schools Hit by Wildfire French Pair Invent Plastic-to-fuel Recycler Fit for African Bush Over 50 Sao Paulo Police Arrested, Accused of Ties to Drug Gang Elon Musk's Boring Company Set to Unveil Its First Los Angeles-Area Tunnel With 'Bumblebee,' John Cena Finds His Stride in Hollywood Salt Lake City Bids for 2nd Olympics in Changed Climate US Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Hillel Neuer Visits Hezbollah Terror Tunnels Ahead of UN Security Council Meeting Guatemala Expels Investigators From UN Anti-Corruption Group Sri Lanka Lawmakers Defect from President to Prime Minister World-Famous T.Rex Sue Gets New Lair in Chicago African Art Restitution Claims Gain Traction Iraq's Parliament Confirms Cabinet Ministers, But Divisions Remain Greek Lawmakers Approve New Budget — With More Austerity Belgian Prime Minister Offers to Resign Trump Urges Kosovo to Reach 'Historic' Deal with Serbia New Brazilian Minister: Even Military Must Compromise on Pensions George Lucas' Film Empire Tops Forbes List of Richest US Celebrities Flynn's Ex-business Partner Pleads Not Guilty in Turkey Lobbying Case Chaos on French Highways as 'Yellow Vests' Torch Toll Booths NASA's 1st Flight to Moon, Apollo 8, Marks 50th Anniversary White House: Trump Willing to Look at Extraditing Turkish Cleric UN rights chief welcomes new text to protect rights of peasants and other rural workers Human rights champions from across the world receive top UN prize Former UN Rights Chief Joins Human Rights Watch Board In Memory of Medi Ssengooba Haley Urges Palestinians to Accept a Peace Deal with Israel Ukraine's Poroshenko: World Bank Approves $750M Loan Guarantee Border Crossings: Lindsey Stirling France's Macron Turns to Sarkozy Amid 'Yellow Vest' Protests US Senators Brush Off Saudi Anger Over Resolutions on Yemen, Khashoggi Death December 18, 2018 Turkish US Tensions Deepen Over Syrian Kurds Russia to Fine Activists if Minors Join Protests Sudan Leader Visit Seen as Effort to Reintegrate Syria into Arab Fold Penny Marshall, Actress and Director, Dies at Age 75 UN to Convene Yemen's Warring Parties by Video on Truce Deal Fighting in Yemeni City Dies Down as Cease-fire Takes Hold Mexico Budget Plan Races Past First Congressional Hurdle Major Powers Report Progress on New Syria Constitution Body Hungary Protests Spark Opposition Coalition — but Will It Last? UNESCO and Angola to establish Biennale of Luanda, a Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace Bahrain : RSF and 56 other NGOs call for Bahraini blogger’s release Mali: Militias Kill Over 75 Civilians SpaceX Halts US Satellite Launch for National Security Mission Thai Police Say Sunken Ship Failed to Meet Design Standards Putin Claims New Russian Weapons Have No Foreign Equivalent EU Officials, Firms Meet African Leaders to Talk Investment Brazil Fire Engulfs 600 Stilt Homes in Manaus City; Thousands Flee Vatican Committee: Church Credibility at Risk Over Sex Abuse Africa 54 Trump Signs Order to Create US Space Command UN: Migrants Must Be Protected, Treated with Dignity, Respect Pope Shakes Up Vatican Communications Operations Trump Administration Moves to Ban Bump Stocks Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally Named US Senator US N. Korea Envoy to Visit S. Korea Amid Uncertainty Over Talks EU Urges Kosovo to Drop Tariffs as Political Tensions Mount Trump Foundation Reaches Deal to Dissolve Amid Lawsuit Zimbabwe's NGOs Fear 'Old Days' Of Government Threats Are Back Turkey State Media: Nearly 2,000 Jailed for Life Since 2016 Coup Shaka: Extra Time Saudi 2019 Budget Boosts Spending to Spur Sluggish Economy Ukraine's Poroshenko: World Bank Approves $750 Million Loan Guarantee RSF condemns bomb attack on TV station in Athens South Sudanese refugees need $2.7 billion, as safe return remains elusive South Sudan: Spate of Sexual Violence Border Crossings: Al Jardine Meet Benedicte the Miracle Baby: Congo's Youngest-Ever Ebola Survivor Grocery Store Using Unmanned Vehicles for Delivery Iraq: Militia Leader Returns as National Security Adviser 'Zero-tolerance' Immigration Policy Hits Snag in California Vietnam Natural Gas Plans Clash with Climate Fears US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From e-Cigarettes Pope to Politicians: Unacceptable to Blame Migrants for Evil Russian Cargo Ship Runs Aground off Southwest England Britain Begins Planning for 'No Deal' Brexit Russia Slashes Syria Military Flights RSF: Violence Against Journalists Hits Unprecedented Levels As US Life Expectancy Falls, West Virginia Offers Lessons British Airways Announces Return to Pakistan After a Decade Indonesian Defendant Suffers Setback in Kim Murder Trial Community of Action: Sharing good practices in safeguarding medical vehicles Digital technologies – exploring the threats for people and humanitarians in warzones RSF refers alarming decline in press freedom in Nicaragua to UN Budget Stalemate Pushes US Closer to Partial Government Shutdown Moon Outlines S. Korean Economic Plan as Think Tanks Point to Continued Slowing Russia Rejects Reports Alleging Extensive US Election Meddling New year, new beginning 4 young writers win prizes for essays on challenges in humanitarian space The Safe Schools Declaration and the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict Sigrid Kaag Opens Amsterdam Human Rights Weekend 2019 Japan to Buy More Stealth Jets, Radar to Counter China, Russia Greece: Violent Pushbacks at Turkey Border US: Fears of Prescribing Hurt Chronic Pain Patients Emily Blunt's Terrifying Moment As the New Mary Poppins China's Xi Calls for Reform Implementation, Offers No New Measures Our activities from January-November 2018 Human Rights Watch Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Yemen Video: Harassment of Environmental Activists in Kenya Interview: The Downside of Kenya’s Massive Development Project DR Congo: Campaigning Violently Suppressed Artificial intelligence, artistic freedom and gender equality drive UNESCO Create|2030 Talks Dispute Within Orthodox Church Could Deepen Conflict in Ukraine With Tensions Rising Between US and China, Silicon Valley Rethinks its Bonds Profiles of Main Candidates Hoping to Succeed Kabila in DRC Scientists Spot Solar System's Farthest Known Object Mexico to Raise Base Wage, New Leader Pledges to Lift Buying Power Wondrous Extinct Flying Reptiles Boasted Rudimentary Feathers Rediscovering Truth: African Storytellers Tap Into Rich Tradition Maduro Says Venezuela's Civil Militia Grows to 1.6 Million Members GOP Waits on Trump as Clock Ticks Toward Partial Shutdown Run-up to Flynn Sentencing Tinged with Unexpected Drama China Hopes for 'Orderly' Brexit, Calls for More Open EU Economy UN Condemns N. Korea Rights Violations, Nuclear Spending Ethnic Uzbeks Flee Homes in Northern Afghanistan as Taliban Expands Control Burnout, Stress Lead More Companies to Try Four-day Work Week Trump Approves 2nd Round of Trade Aid Payments for US Farmers US Denies Trump Thinking About Extraditing Gulen to Turkey Republican Senator Lamar Alexander Not Seeking Re-election EU Agrees to Deal to Cut Greenhouse Emissions from Cars Dow Takes Second Straight Two-Percent Plunge Country Band Alabama Mark 50 Years with New Tour Protester Who Climbed Statue of Liberty Found Guilty Ex-FBI Chief Comey: Trump Undermines Rule of Law with 'Lies' CBS Fires CEO Leslie Moonves and Denies $120M Severance Chile Cracks Down on Migrants, But Many Still Try Their Luck US Senate Advances Criminal Justice Reform Jeff Bridges to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at Golden Globes Russia, Iran and Turkey Seek Deal on New Syria Constitutional Body 'Roma,' 'Burning' Among Foreign Language Oscar Contenders Cease-fire in Yemen's Port Goes Into Force Robots and Lack of Child Care Leave Women's Wages Centuries Behind Anti-government Protesters Mass for 5th Day in Hungary Death penalty: Global abolition closer than ever as record number of countries vote to end executions UN condemns Iran – Press Statement UN affirms ‘historic’ global compact to support world’s refugees Mexico: Reject Bill Expanding Pretrial Detention Everything You Need for Christmas December 17, 2018 US Sportswear Traced to Factory in China's Internment Camps Venezuela Creditors Demand Payment on Defaulted $1.5 Billion Bond US Backs NATO Membership for Bosnia, Dismisses Serb Opposition Catalan Hunger Strikers Send Message to European Leaders Google to Spend $1 Billion on New Campus in New York Polish President Signs Bill Reinstating Supreme Court Judges Colombia's ELN Rebels Call Cease-Fire for Festive Period Trump Plans to Create Unified US Space Command 256,000 People Deported in First Full Fiscal Year of Trump Administration India's Madhya Pradesh State to Waive Up to $5.3 Billion in Farm Debts Czech PM, to Avoid Conflict of Interest, Steps Down from Govt. Body UN States Adopt Global Compact on Refugees France Vows Aid for Burkina, But No More Troops to Fight Islamists Cacti, Credit Throw Brazil's Drought-parched Farmers a Lifeline US - #WeeklyAddress: December 10 - December 16: Newsrooms across the US receive hoax bomb threats RSF urges Ortega to end offensive against independent media US Alleges Illegal Turkish Influence Scheme Turkey Revives Ghosts of Gezi Protests as Elections Loom Zimbabwe Relocates Elephants to Poacher-Ravaged Park Report: Kenyan Authorities Harass Coal Plant Opponents DR Congo Voters Want Change, and They Want it Now Latest Data Fuels Fears Over Turkey’s Economy Serbia, Kosovo leaders to Address UN About Kosovan Army UNESCO welcomes European commitment to strengthen Media and Information Literacy Green Economy in Nigeria gets a boost from India-UN Fund Trump Implores Fed to Forego Another Interest Rate Hike UN Appeals for Reduced Funds for Palestinians Amid US Cuts Opposition MPs in Hungary Ejected From State Broadcaster Macron Hopes He Has Drawn Sting of Yellow Vests Romania Leader Asks for Cabinet Agenda, Fearing Graft Amnesty What Comes Next in Mueller Probe? Mauritanians Who Sought Refuge in US Face Deportation, Then Jail Popular Outdoor Market Exudes Holiday Spirit Most Teen Drug Use Down, but Vaping Is Booming Israeli Spacecraft Gets Special Passenger Before Moon Journey Report: China Driving Use of Armed Drones in Middle East Boeing Buying Stake in Brazil's Embraer for $4.2 Billion Iran President's Son-in-Law Resigns After Nepotism Claims Africa 54 Flynn's Former Partner Charged With Secret Lobbying for Turkey Bomb Blast at Athens Headquarters of Media Group Czech Republic Warns Against Using Huawei, ZTE Products Meet the 2018 laureates of UNESCO education prizes The Netherlands will continue to strengthen safety of journalists and access to information US, China Trade Barbs at WTO Amid Calls for Reform US Conducts 6 Airstrikes Against Somalia Extremists, 62 Dead Germany Agrees to One-Time Payment to Kindertransport Survivors France Attack: 1 Person to Appear Before Judge Saudi Arabia Rejects US Senate's 'Interference' in Kingdom Rejecting Other Brexit Options, Britain's May Sticks by Her Deal Roadside Bombs Hit Police Convoy in Egypt's Sinai, Kill 2 Nissan Board Meets, no Chairman Picked to replace Ghosn Report: Iranian Steel Mill Workers Detained After Protests ISNA: Iran Urges EU to Press Washington on Airbus Deliveries Locked Away, Forgotten: Muslim Uighur Wives of Pakistani Men Amnesty: Over 3,600 Killed in Nigeria's Farmer-Herder Violence Erdogan Vows to 'Remove' Kurd Militia East of Euphrates Trump Again Blasts Fed for 'Even Considering' Rate Hike Our work in Yemen: September - October 2018 Mozambique: More than 40,000 people receive seeds to help rebuild their lives UNESCO and UNITAR-UNOSAT publication details damage to cultural heritage in Syria’s Ancient City of Aleppo Human Rights Can’t Leave People With Disabilities Behind Partial US Government Shutdown Looms British Schoolgirls at Risk of FGM During Christmas Break Top of Mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year Malaysia Charges Goldman Sachs, 2 Employees in 1MDB Probe Indian Court Sentences Politician To Life In Prison Kenya: Harassment of Environmental Activists Myanmar: The mother who challenges fear every day Philippines: Working with stakeholders to find solutions to jail overcrowding Climate Change Fuels Innovation in Kenya Popular Outdoor Market Exudes Holiday Spirit Anti-Migrant Protest in Belgium Turns Violent Mexico Begins Mayan Train Project Philippines Contestant Catriona Gray Named Miss Universe Chinese Get Chances to Invest in Vietnam Despite Political Rifts US, Taliban Peace Talks Begin in UAE Human Rights Watch Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia Human Rights Watch Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Eritrea Human Rights Watch Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Afghanistan Japan: Football Star Working for Rights Abuser UK's May to Warn Against 'Damage' of Second Brexit Vote Guinea Bissau Women Entrepreneurs Share Ideas, Expand Business Report to Senate: Russia Used Every Major Social Media Platform to Help Trump Win Study Finds Chronic Fatigue Clues in Overactive Immune Response HQ Trivia, Vine Co-Founder Found Dead Suspected Gas Explosion Destroys Eatery in Japan, Hurts 42 Freed Cameroonians Ask for Release of Separatist Leaders Sudanese President Is First Arab Leader to Visit Syria in 8 Years Ottawa's Ambassador Meets with 2nd Canadian Citizen Arrested in China Iraq Lays Cornerstone in Rebuilding Mosul Mosque Saudi Arabia Rejects US Senate Position on Khashoggi The Price of Progress in China: 'We Traded Our Lives for Development' US, Taliban to Meet Monday in UAE White House Presses Border Wall as Shutdown Looms Hungary Sees Another Day of Anti-Government Protests Kosovo President: Decision to Form Army 'Irreversible' Washington Reacts after Obamacare Struck Down Fifth Victim in Strasbourg Terror Attack Dies Syrians in Capital Prepare for Christmas Without Mortar Fire More Than 40 Injured in Northern Japan Explosion Kremlin Candidate Wins in Repeated Vote in Russia's Far East UN Calls for Houthis, Saudi-Coalition to Observe Cease-Fire December 16, 2018 Trump to Review Murder Charge Against Former Green Beret Somali Minister Resigns Over Arrest of Former Al-Shabab Leader Remove or Keep a Statue? South Africa Debates Painful Legacy Strike, Lockdown Shut Kashmir amid Anger over Killings Brexit Pressure Rises, but UK Government Says No to Second Vote Yellow Vest Protesters Still Blocking French Streets After Rare Misfire, Kremlin Set to Win Regional Vote Two Killed in Attack in Rwanda, Near Border with Burundi Lebanese Take to Streets to Protest Political Stalemate New Ukrainian Orthodox Leader Gives 1st Liturgy, Urges Unity Turkey Claims US 'Working On' Extraditing Muslim Cleric Croatia Denies Abusing Migrants at Bosnian Border Pakistan Executes 56 Terrorists in 4 Years Since School Attack Gathering in Strasbourg Remembers Victims of Market Attack Maldives Former Leader's Bank Accounts Frozen Debt Threat: Business Debt, Worries About it, Are up Bomb Kills 8 in Syrian Town Held by Turkey-Backed Forces Germany Sees Notable Drop in Asylum Applications in 2018 Executive's Arrest, Security Worries Stymie Huawei's Reach Wickremesinghe Restored as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Research Shows Sharp Fall in Australian Shark Numbers Research Looks at Natural Fertilizer for Greener Agriculture, Cleaner Water North Korea Marks 7th Anniversary of Kim Jong Il Death Pistol-Packing Teachers Becoming More Common in Arkansas Catalan Separatists: Trial ‘Unique Moment’ to be Heard Troops Kill 7 Civilians as Kashmir Protest Turns Bloody Father: Strasbourg Attacker Supported IS Group The Historic Place Where Literary, Political Worlds Intersect Project Recycles Human Urine as Fertilizer Michigan Sand Dunes Attract Tourists, Swallow Properties Nome, Alaska – Where Gold Seekers Go Today US Hails Pakistan’s Work for Peace Talks With Taliban Fate of Kansas Ban on Telemedicine Abortions Uncertain Late Guatemalan Girl Dreamed of Sending Money to Family Fewer People Gather for 'Yellow Vest' Protests in Paris Analysts: Uighur Jihadis in Syria Could Pose Threat Putin: Rap Can’t Be Banned, Must Be Controlled Ukraine Orthodox Leaders Approve Break With Russian Church US Says Airstrike in Somalia Killed 8 Militants Governments Agree on Rules for Implementing Climate Accord Lawmakers to Visit Detention Site in Wake of Girl's Death Republicans Say Little About Obamacare Ruling Canada Defends Huawei Detention, Pushes Back on Trump Comments Thousands Volunteer to Lay Wreaths at Arlington Cemetery Trump: Interior Secretary Zinke to Leave at Year's End Afghanistan, China and Pakistan Ink Deal to Enhance Counterterror Cooperation AP FACT CHECK: Trump Floats Fictions About the Border 'Yellow Jacket' Protestors Demonstrate in Paris for 5th Straight Weekend More Than 1 Million People Without Shelter in DR Congo at Risk of Diseases US Orders non-Emergency Staff Out of Congo Before Election Cameroon Frees English Speakers Accused of Separatist Activity Trump Says Interior's Zinke to Step Down at End of Year Zimbabwe NGOs Worry Government Could Close Them Reopening of Port of Hodeida is Good News for Starving Yemenis Cameroon: Release of 289 people must lead to end of wrongful detentions California Court Blocks Pardon for Refugee Who Killed at 14 Ukraine to Establish Independent Orthodox Church At Least 11 Dead After Eating Temple Food In India US Couple Accused of Enticing Chinese Into Sex Trafficking Fourth Victim of Strasbourg Shooting Dies Climate Change Affecting Saffron Farming in Kashmir Rebuilding Detroit: A Woman Who Saves Homes Sri Lanka’s Disputed Prime Minister Resigns to End Crisis Is Trump on Path to ‘Strategic Patience’ on North Korea? Police Deploy Across Paris, France for ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Report: U.S. Immigrant Detentions, Rights Abuse Claims Rise Trial Likely on Census Citizenship Question Russian Spy’s Guilty Plea Illustrates Danger Facing US US Immigrant Detentions, Accusations of Rights Violations Rise Nigerian Military Bans, Lifts Ban on UNICEF Within Hours Laura Mills HIV+ in Venezuela? Migrate or Die Living Longer, Locked Away: Helping Older People Stay Connected, and at Home South Africa: “I want her to know where I am” RSF’s 2018 round-up of deadly attacks and abuses against journalists – figures up in all categories UNESCO and the Lee Seung-yuop Baseball Foundation launch partnership on sport for development and peace Trump Picks Mulvaney as Acting Chief of Staff Challenges for US Seen in China-Pakistan Ties Facebook Flaw May Have Exposed Private Photos Wisconsin Governor Signs Sweeping Lame-Duck GOP Bills US Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional Kentucky Court: Unseal Testimony of OxyContin Maker Questions Surround Death of Guatemalan Girl in US Custody Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's Capital House Condemns Iran’s Persecution of Baha’i Minority US, Canada Promise Fair Process for Chinese Tech Executive Leaders of Leftist Latin American Regional Group Meet in Cuba Pompeo: US to Hold Saudi Journalist's Killers Accountable Number of US Active-Duty Troops at Southern Border to Drop to 3,000 (Im)migration News Recap, Dec. 9-15 Michigan Governor Signs Bills to Gut Wage, Sick Time Laws Fighting Breaks Out in Yemen's Hodeidah After Truce Deal Ethnic Uzbeks Flee Taliban in N. Afghanistan Trump Picks Mick Mulvaney as Acting Chief of Staff Johnson & Johnson's Stock Falls After Report on Asbestos in Baby Powder US Sanctions 3 Accused of Fueling S. Sudan Conflict Stocks Plunge to 8-month Lows on Growth Fears; J&J Nosedives Militant Attack Kills 6 From Pakistani Security Force Kosovo Votes to Form Army, Angering Serbia Nicaragua: Government Crackdown on Media, Activists December 14, 2018 China Denies Arrest of Two Canadians Is Tied to Meng Case US, Turkish Presidents Talk as Ankara Ratchets Up Syria Tension China Denies Arrest of Two Canadians Is Tied to Meng Case UN Predicts More Than 5 Million Will Flee Venezuela by End of 2019 UN to Begin Work on Monitoring for Yemeni Port Truce 10 Die of Suspected Food Poisoning at Indian Temple Ceremony Pakistan PM Says US to Meet With Taliban Truck Veers Off Road in Nepal, Killing At Least 16 People 'Young Miracle:' Baby Recovers from Ebola in Congo Outbreak Nigerian Governor: Buhari Says Economy in 'Bad Shape' Brazil Takes Step Toward Joining Nuclear-powered Sub Club Trump's Search for New Chief of Staff Has Reality TV Feel McCain Replacement Senator Jon Kyl Resigning at Year's End Rwandan Leader Says at Least 2 Troops Killed in Rebel Attack Afghanistan, China, Pakistan Set to Hold Talks in Kabul Colombia Offers $1.4 Billion Additional Education Spending to End Protests Special Counsel: Flynn Needed No Warning Against Lying to FBI Border Crossings: Al Jardine The future of Artificial Intelligence in Africa: a joint responsibility DR Congo elections: ‘Excessive use of force’ in campaign must be avoided, says Bachelet UN investigates systematic sexual violence across South Sudan Millions of people enduring conflict need tradition of humanitarian multilateralism to continue Anti-Insurgency Raid Reportedly Harms Afghan Civilians VOA OurVoices: Refugees in Africa Malta Institutions Under Scrutiny After Journalist's Murder In France, Manhunt Continues for Other Potential Suspects Philippines: 66 Alleged Militants Convicted in Kidnappings Montenegro Midwife Faces Jail for Feeding Stray Dogs UN Rights Chief Calls for End to Pre-Election Violence in DR Congo Africa 54 Iraq Summons Turkish Ambassador Over Airstrikes Dutch Suspect Kept in Custody in Slaying of US Student Former Trump Attorney: President Untruthful About Russia Spurned in Brussels, May Faces Talk of Cabinet Mutiny in London Canadian Minister Postpones Trip to China Amid Tensions Mexico Loses 10-Year WTO Battle Over US Tuna Labeling A conversation between Marielle and God The Islamic State's toxic legacy is an environmental catastrophe, too | Opinion Strengthening cooperation between media and law-enforcement institutions in Uzbekistan Serb authorities cannot keep ignoring threats against journalists France: Police Crowd Control Methods Maim People Hungary’s Latest Assault on the Judiciary 7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies in US Border Patrol Custody China Suspends Tariff Hikes Seoul and Tokyo Relations Likely to Continue to Fluctuate, Experts Say Nancy Wilson, Song Stylist, Dies at 81 Paris Police Bracing for More Violent Protests New Midwives, Some Male, Want to Reduce Maternal Mortality in South Sudan Russian Orthodox Church Calls on UN for Help in Ukraine New Africa Strategy Pits US Against China, Russia 13 Young Miners Feared Dead in India's Remote Northeast Bangladesh Opposition Leader's Motorcade Allegedly Attacked EU Leaders Call for Steps to Tackle Election Disinformation Lawmaker: Rajapaksa to Resign as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Spanish Prosecutors File Tax Evasion Charges Against Shakira Urgency of Climate Talks Seen in Coal Plants, Ice Urgency of Climate Talks Seen in Coal Plants, Garbage Dumps Lebanese Wary as Israel Destroys Hezbollah Border Tunnels Ethiopia: Historic reforms encouraging; country’s displaced must not be forgotten A gift and a toy: Growing up in the shadow of South Sudan’s war RSF calls for Puntland policeman’s arrest for trying to murder journalist Syrian Kurdish-Led Fighters Take Last IS-Held Town Israeli Troops Arrest dozens in West Bank Italy Cuts Deficit Target, Hedges on Growth Forecast Swedish Parliament Again Rejects Proposed Government China to Suspend Further Tariffs on U.S.-Made Cars Vietnam Given Best Odds to Gain from Sino-US Trade Dispute Russia: Allegations Against Butina Are 'Unfounded' China’s Economy Slowing, Two Indicators Show UN Pushes for Peace in Yemen US Launches New Strategy for Africa US Senate Votes to End Backing for Saudi War Effort in Yemen Change, or Continuity? Congo Faces Pivotal Poll After Two Years of Delay Change or Continuity? Congo Faces Pivotal Poll Rebuffed in Brussels, Wounded at Home: Brexit Turmoil Deepens for British PM Rebuffed in Brussels, Wounded at Home: Brexit Turmoil Deepens for May Death of Iranian Dissident Hunger Striker Draws Rights Activists’ Outrage Nancy Wilson, Grammy-Winning Jazz Singer, Dies at 81 Caught Between 2 Powers, Canada Feeling Alone CAR: Up to 100 civilians shot and burnt alive as UN peacekeepers leave posts in Alindao Australia: Vet Foreign Soldiers Receiving Training Bangladesh: Crackdown as Elections Loom UN Review Should Help Children Caught in ISIS Conflict Human Rights Watch Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Democratic Republic of Congo South Africa’s Path to Ending Inequality Colombia: New Armed Groups Plague Afro-Colombian Zone Recycled Violence Colombia: Rape, Kidnapping and Murder Continue After Peace Agreement Lebanon: Stalled Effort to Get Syrian Children in School Thousands are still missing, thousands are still missing them Report: Girl Dies in US Border Patrol Custody Geminid Meteor Shower, Comet to Put on Shows U.S. Green Beret Charged with Murder of Man in Afghanistan Report: Federal Prosecutors Probing Trump Inauguration Spending EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia Maldives Asks: What's the Point of UN Climate Talks? Court: Trump Can't Let Companies Deny Birth Control Coverage US Judge: Lawsuit Over Trump Travel Ban Waivers Will Proceed Rolling Thunder to End Annual DC Ride After 2019 Holocaust Survivor Killed by Car in Oregon Nicaragua Lawmakers Block Operation of NGOs Critical of Ortega Negro League Bobbleheads Part of Fundraising Campaign Sondra Locke, Oscar-Nominated Actress, Dies at 74 Western Officials Discuss Hezbollah's Latin Efforts Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame Report: Girl Dies in U.S. Border Patrol Custody Hillel Neuer addresses 5th German Israel Congress Law Enforcement: Wave of Bomb Threats Emailed Across US, but None Credible Pelosi: US House Democrats to Seek Trump Tax Returns Republican Senator Distances Himself From Raytheon Stock Buy Sweeping Change to US Policy for Africa Announced US Senate Votes to End Backing for Saudi War Effort in Yemen US Confirms China Soybean Purchase, But No Clarity Over More Sales Stocks Lose Steam as Nerves Persist, Euro Dips UN Climate Talks Produce Draft Text in Final Push US Budget Deficit Hits Record $204.9B for November Egypt : Wael Abbas and Momen Hassan finally released, RSF calls for the withdrawal of all charges against them Ethiopia’s Torture Problem and the Court of Public Opinion Trump Welcoming Governors-elect to White House Pentagon: N Korea Slow to Negotiate Over US War Remains Virgin Galactic Rocket Plane Soars to Edge of Space Pelosi: 4-Year Maximum in Speaker Post Is 'a Long Time'