Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday.
Tear gas on Champs-Elysees but fewer Paris protesters seen
PARIS (AP) — Tear gas billowed Saturday across the French capital's protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations and water cannons shot into the crowds on the fifth straight weekend of protests by the country's "yellow vest" movement.
The Latest: Brazil causes roadblocks at UN climate talks
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Attempts by developed nations at the U.N.
The Latest: Paris police fire tear gas on Champs-Elysees
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 3:20 p.m. French police have fired tear gas across the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and protesters have scuffled with police outside the city's Opera house amid the fifth straight weekend of protests by the "yellow vests" movement.
Spain rescues 2 minors crossing Mediterranean on truck tire
MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved two underage migrants who were trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar on a truck tire.
Brexit debate needs a change of tone, Anglican bishops say
LONDON (AP) — The Brexit debate needs a change of tone, the Church of England's bishops said Saturday, calling for national unity following a week of divisive discussions around Britain's efforts to leave the European Union.
US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has killed eight members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike south of Somalia's capital.
AP Interview: Catalans on hunger strike speak before trial
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — Jailed Catalan separatist politicians on hunger strike for the past two weeks say their upcoming trial will be a platform to foster their cause for independence.
Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences after two weeks of U.N.
Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister announced Saturday that he would step aside, paving the way for his sacked predecessor to regain the position and apparently ending a political impasse that has paralyzed the government for nearly two months.
Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia wants to sit down with Pentagon officials for "open and specific" talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.
Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabab No. 2 seized
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia saw a third day of protests on Saturday over the arrest of the former No. 2 leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency.
South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiously
BENTIU, South Sudan (AP) — For the first time since fleeing his home when civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago, Raan Bona is daring to plan for the future.
Nigeria's military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has lifted a suspension of UNICEF's work in the extremist-threatened northeast just hours after it accused the U.N.
Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert.
The Latest: Migrant girl's death raises questions
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl picked up along the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 12:30 p.m.
Rajapaksa set to quit as Sri Lanka's premier to end crisis
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan lawmaker said that disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign Saturday to end the country's political crisis.
Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia threatened a possible armed intervention in Kosovo after the Kosovo parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army.
Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize records
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police have raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they participated in seeking the government's overthrow.
Climate talks extended as island nations demand action
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Weary officials from almost 200 countries faced another day of negotiations at the U.N. climate talks to bridge their last remaining differences as small island nations on Friday demanded an ambitious stance against global warming.
Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies
WASHINGTON (AP) — By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations.
Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence
PARIS (AP) — French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris.
French hunt for possible accomplices of Strasbourg attacker
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French police have killed the man who they believed attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market but investigators kept digging Friday for possible accomplices in a city known for a high concentration of potential extremists.
The Latest: Chile to host next year's UN climate summit
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate meeting (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Countries have agreed that Chile will host next year's U.N.
Belarus' leader slams Russian talk of taking over his nation
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus on Friday accused some politicians in Russia of floating the prospect of incorporating his nation, and vowed that he wouldn't let it happen.

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