nytimes 2016-12-09 16:26:40 - Questions about how news outlets reported, or didn’t report, on a rape and murder suspect from Afghanistan underscored a rift over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policy on newcomers.
Refugee’s Arrest Turns a Crime Into National News (and Debate) in Germany
Reuters 2016-12-09 16:25:53 - ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army pressed an offensive in Aleppo on Friday with ground fighting and air strikes in an operation to retake all of the city's rebel-held east that would bring victory in the civil war closer for President Bashar al-Assad.
Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo
nytimes 2016-12-09 16:09:00 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with leaders to discuss carbon emissions, Canadian women’s golf got a shot in the arm and history was made on a telecast.
Canada Today: Emissions Policy, Bird-Hunting and Meat Pie
Reuters 2016-12-09 16:04:47 - ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's President John Mahama has conceded defeat in Wednesday's national election to opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, several sources said on Friday.
Ghana's president Mahama concedes election defeat
Reuters 2016-12-09 15:59:10 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition planes destroyed 168 Islamic State oil tanker trucks in Syria, the coalition said on Friday, in the largest strike of its kind and the latest instance of what U.S. officials say has been a successful effort to starve the militant group of revenues.
Reuters 2016-12-09 15:51:07 - SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace.
South Korean parliament votes overwhelmingly to impeach President Park
Reuters 2016-12-09 15:35:00 - UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council discussed on Friday what a senior U.N. official described as "appalling human rights violations" in North Korea, despite a failed attempt by China to stop the third annual meeting on the issue.
U.N. council meets on North Korea human rights despite China opposition
Reuters 2016-12-09 15:21:29 - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured a neighborhood in east Mosul on Friday, pushing deeper to the heart of Islamic State's Iraq stronghold and destroying three sites where it produced car bombs used in waves of suicide attacks, the campaign's commander said.
Iraq says it destroys Mosul car bomb factories
Reuters 2016-12-09 15:11:37 - CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces were hit by two roadside bombings in a single day on Friday that killed six policemen and wounded six in Cairo and the north of the country, security sources and officials said.
Egypt security forces hit by two bombings in a single day
nytimes 2016-12-09 14:52:37 - The bodies are piling up in the Philippines as President Rodrigo Duterte goes after drug suspects. Readers there react to a Times report on the crackdown.
‘If You Resist, You Get Hurt, or Die’: Filipinos Praise Duterte’s Antidrug Campaign
Reuters 2016-12-09 14:11:16 - ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey-backed rebels closed in on an Islamic State-held city in northern Syria on Friday, foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, with Turkish tanks and warplanes supporting the assault.
Turkey-backed rebels close in on Islamic State-held Syrian city al-Bab
Reuters 2016-12-09 13:59:38 - PARIS (Reuters) - IMF chief Christine Lagarde goes on trial on Monday for her role in a 400 million euro ($425 million) state payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was France's finance minister.
Negligence trial in France casts shadow over IMF's Lagarde
Reuters 2016-12-09 13:48:52 - YOLA/BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two schoolgirl suicide bombers killed 56 people and wounded dozens more in a coordinated attack on a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Madagali on Friday, a local official said.
nytimes 2016-12-09 13:36:55 - In a statement, the authorities also said the questionable conversion of Ivanka Trump done in New York would likely be considered legitimate.
Israel Rabbinical Authorities Promise Clarity in Conversions Abroad
nytimes 2016-12-09 13:03:03 - Irom Sharmila was the revered symbol of local resistance to abuses by the armed forces in India until she ended her fast and decided to run for office.
A Heroine After a 16-Year Fast, Now Spurned by Many
nytimes 2016-12-09 09:36:28 - The bombings bore the hallmark of the extremist group Boko Haram, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Reuters 2016-12-09 09:26:39 - PARIS (Reuters) - IMF chief Christine Lagarde goes on trial on Monday for her role in a 400 million euro ($425 million) state payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was France's finance minister.
Negligence trial in France casts shadow over IMF's Lagarde
Reuters 2016-12-09 09:22:14 - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will extend by six months its main economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after the bloc's leaders meet in Brussels on Dec. 15, diplomatic sources and officials said on Friday.
EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia after leaders meet on December 15
Reuters 2016-12-09 09:21:56 - ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army pressed an offensive in Aleppo on Friday with ground fighting and air strikes in an operation to retake all of the city's besieged rebel-held east that would bring victory in the civil war closer for President Bashar al-Assad.
Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo
Reuters 2016-12-09 09:16:36 - ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, has won the West African country's presidential election with an absolute majority over President John Mahama, two influential private radio stations said on Friday.
Ghana opposition leader wins presidential election, radio stations say
Reuters 2016-12-09 08:35:16 - AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch court on Friday convicted politician Geert Wilders of insulting a group and inciting discrimination, but it imposed no penalty on him.
Dutch court convicts anti-Islam politician Wilders of inciting discrimination
Reuters 2016-12-09 08:28:03 - BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer personally intervened behind the scenes to defuse a clash between the Supreme Court and the Senate this week in an effort to ensure the passage of flagship spending cuts that have revived investor confidence.
Supreme court deal saves Temer's reform, hurts Brazil's credibility
nytimes 2016-12-09 08:15:40 - Hundreds of men are missing amid reports of government reprisals against opposition supporters in rebel-held areas, rights officials said.
Chaos and Desperation as Thousands Flee Aleppo Amid Government Advance
Reuters 2016-12-09 08:05:48 - SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace.
South Korea parliament votes by wide margin to impeach president
nytimes 2016-12-09 07:41:12 - The explosives were detonated next to a large mosque in Giza less than two hours before hundreds flocked to the area for Friday Prayer.
nytimes 2016-12-09 07:41:12 - The explosives were detonated next to a large mosque in Giza less than two hours before hundreds flocked to the area for Friday Prayer.
Bomb at Checkpoint in Cairo Area Kills 6 Police Officers
Reuters 2016-12-09 07:29:40 - PARIS (Reuters) - French Socialist would-be presidential candidate Manuel Valls on Friday attacked his conservative rival Francois Fillon's proposals to slash public payroll and health spending, saying they threatened the foundations of a welfare state dear to voters.
French presidential frontrunner Fillon under pressure over healthcare
Reuters 2016-12-09 07:26:24 - KABUL (Reuters) - The United States will "remain committed" to Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday, amid questions about what President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy will mean for the country as it faces a renewed Taliban insurgency.
U.S. defense chief reassures Afghans amid questions over Trump's policies
nytimes 2016-12-09 07:17:15 - Leung Chun-ying, who has led Hong Kong amid heightened concerns over the erosion of civil liberties, said that a campaign would impose “unbearable stress” on his family.
Hong Kong’s Beijing-Backed Leader Says He Will Not Seek Re-election
Reuters 2016-12-09 06:59:28 - AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders said his conviction on Friday of insulting a group and inciting discrimination was "insanity" and said the three judges who handed down the ruling were "haters" of his far-right Freedom Party (PVV).
Wilders calls conviction is 'insanity', against 'half the Netherlands'