AP - ap.online.headlines.intl http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.intl News Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:30:10 -0500 Renzi quits; search on for new leader to guide Italy to vote Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:16:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/EU--Italy-Political.Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Italy-Political.Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6294 ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned Wednesday evening, his self-inflicted penalty for staking his job on constitutional changes voters resoundingly rejected earlier in the week. He will stay in a caretaker's role at the request of Italy's president until a new government can be formed. Syrian government advances despite rebel cease-fire offer Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:43:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6298 BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's government ignored a rebel cease-fire proposal for Aleppo on Wednesday as its forces captured new neighborhoods around the city center and squeezed some 200,000 tired and frightened civilians into a shattered and rapidly shrinking opposition enclave. WHY IT MATTERS: Rebel-held Aleppo on the brink of collapse Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:15:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/ML-Syria-Aleppo-Why-It-Matters/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML-Syria-Aleppo-Why-It-Matters c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-5f9c BEIRUT (AP) — With rebel defenses crumbling in eastern Aleppo, President Bashar Assad is on the brink of regaining full control of Syria's largest city and one-time commercial center. Holding the city is seen as key to overall victory in the Syrian conflict, and a defeat in Aleppo would be a crushing blow to the rebels. Iraqi forces face fierce IS attacks after new Mosul push Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:13:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6256 MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Significant Islamic State group counterattacks in southeastern Mosul inflicted heavy losses on Iraqi forces overnight after a new push deeper into the city this week, according to an Iraqi Army officer. Rescuers comb Indonesia earthquake rubble for second day Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:28:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/AS--Indonesia-Earthquake/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Indonesia-Earthquake c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6311 MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia's Aceh province early Thursday, resuming a search for earthquake survivors that was halted at night by rain and blackouts. AP Explains: What next after the downfall of IS in Sirte? Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:14:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/ML--AP.Explains-Libya-What.Next/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--AP.Explains-Libya-What.Next c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-5f78 BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Islamic State group this week lost the city of Sirte, its only foothold in Libya, essentially ending its ambition to expand its self-styled "caliphate" into the North African nation, at least for now. Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:06:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/AS--Pakistan-Plane.Missing/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Pakistan-Plane.Missing c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-61cc ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed and burst into flames on Wednesday with 48 people on board, killing all of them, the airline chairman and police said. APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:14:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/US--Military.Misconduct/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_US--Military.Misconduct c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-5ff1 WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. They are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which investigations can drag on for years while taxpayers pay six-figure salaries to officers relegated to mid-level administrative posts. EU official hopeful for trade deal under Trump presidency Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:09:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/US--EU-Trade/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_US--EU-Trade c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-5f08 WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior European Union official on Wednesday expressed hope that the incoming Trump administration will continue talks on a comprehensive free trade agreement with Europe. Ex-chief of IRA splinter group killed in Irish city of Cork Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:38:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/EU--Ireland-IRA.Killing/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Ireland-IRA.Killing c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-5eb6 DUBLIN (AP) — Two gunmen ambushed and killed a former top figure in the Real IRA splinter group in the southwest city of Cork, the first slaying of its kind in four years in Ireland, police and witnesses said Wednesday. In West Bank, Fatah vote shows politics an old man's game Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:39:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/ML--Palestinians-Party.Of.Old.Men/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Palestinians-Party.Of.Old.Men c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-5f9d RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The recent conference of the ruling Fatah party sent a disheartening message to young Palestinians: Most of those elected to top positions were in their 60s and 70s, signaling that politics under octogenarian President Mahmoud Abbas is an old man's game and that it is unlikely that fresh ideas on winning statehood will emerge from this group of veteran loyalists. Egypt activist says she was arrested in NGO funding case Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:47:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/ML--Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6167 CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian human rights activist and lawyer was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation of the country's top rights campaigners for illegally receiving foreign funds. Her arrest has had a chilling effect on Egyptian rights activists who fear they will be next. The Latest: Assad says Aleppo battle changes course of war Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:03:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/Syria-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_Syria-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6280 BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): NATO commander says 150 Turkish officers have left post-coup Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:04:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/EU--NATO-Turkey/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--NATO-Turkey c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-600b BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's top military officer said Wednesday that about 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance's high command since a failed coup attempt in Turkey, placing a significant burden on his staff. NATO chief urges West to keep pressuring Russia over Ukraine Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:19:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/EU--NATO-Ukraine-Russia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--NATO-Ukraine-Russia c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6214 BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Western allies to maintain diplomatic pressure and sanctions on Russia until it respects the peace agreement in Ukraine. Pope insists suggestion on remarried has church backing Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:45:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/EU-REL--Vatican-Marriage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-REL--Vatican-Marriage c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-61cd VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says the majority of the world's bishops back his suggestion that civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion, adding fuel to the debate that has riled some conservative Catholics. US envoy to UN sees security risk if refugees not rescued Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:53:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/EU--France-US-Migrants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--France-US-Migrants c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-5ff0 PARIS (AP) — As Western nations dig in to protect their own citizens, their territory and their way of life, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations warned on Wednesday that a security challenge may await them down the road if they fail to do their share in sheltering refugees today. APNewsBreak: Military to review how misconduct cases handled Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:32:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/US-Military-Misconduct/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_US-Military-Misconduct c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-600e WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct. The Associated Press has learned the leaders are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which investigations can drag on for years while taxpayers pay six-figure salaries to senior officers who have been relegated to mid-level administrative posts. Israel rejects Paris summit, open to talk with Palestinians Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:43:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/ML--Israel.France/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Israel.France c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6007 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected an invitation for an international conference in Paris aimed at reviving the peace process, but expressed willingness to meet privately with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. UK govt agrees under pressure to divulge Brexit plan details Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:15:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2016/12/07/EU--Britain-Brexit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Britain-Brexit c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6202 LONDON (AP) — The House of Commons was set Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May's March 31 deadline to open exit talks with the European Union, after the British government agreed to publish details of its negotiating plan.