Full story - December 21, 2020
A long line of semi-trucks are shown bumper to bumper on a highway on an overcast day.
"French borders closed," signs on roads approaching the English Channel port of Dover flashed Monday, steering truck drivers away as long lines of traffic backed up.
Full story - December 18, 2020
Gen. Mark Milley and Gen. Scott Miller are shown facing each other and wearing military fatigues.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley held an unannounced meeting with Taliban leaders in Doha, Qatar, to discuss military aspects of last February's US-Taliban agreement, which was intended to set the stage for direct peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.
Full story - December 17, 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron is shown wearing a face mask and dark suit while standing outside.
French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, following a week when he has met with numerous European leaders.
Full story - December 16, 2020
In a photograph taken in the dark, three glasses with candles glowing inside are shown with the phrase 'Je Suis Charlie' printed on it.
The fugitive widow of an ISIS gunman and a man described as his logistician on Wednesday were convicted of terrorism charges in the trial of 14 people linked to the January 2015 attacks in Paris against the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket.
Full story - December 15, 2020
People are shown gathering in a dusty courtyard with several single story buildings in the background.
Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist extremists have claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of students in one of the largest attacks in years on a boys' school in northern Katsina state.
Full story - December 14, 2020
A computer board is shown with computer chips and other technology attached.
Hackers broke into the networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments as part of a monthslong global cyberespionage campaign revealed Sunday, just days after the prominent cybersecurity firm FireEye said it had been breached in an attack that industry experts said bore the hallmarks of Russian tradecraft.
Full story - December 11, 2020
People are shown holding pipes letting off green smoke with the Argentine capital dome in the distance.
Lawmakers in Argentina's lower house on Friday passed a bill that would legalize elective abortions to the 14th week of pregnancy, a proposal from President Alberto Fernández in response to long-sought demands from women's rights activists in the homeland of Pope Francis.
Full story - December 10, 2020
French Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti is shown wearing a dark-colored face mask and gray suit while carrying a folder.
The French government unveiled a draft law Wednesday aimed at better arming France against religious extremism, a project promoted by President Emmanuel Macron to root out what he calls "separatists" undermining the nation.
Full story - December 09, 2020
Several young people are shown in shadow standing with the sun setting behind them in the distance.
Ethiopia's situation is "spiraling out of control with appalling impact on civilians" and urgently needs outside monitoring, the United Nations human rights chief warned Wednesday.
Full story - December 08, 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is shown wearing a suit and walking with a red folder under his arm and a large Christmas tree in the background.
The leaders of Britain and the European Union will meet in the next 24 hours for a final push at a Brexit deal, as the two sides warned that the chances of a post-Brexit trade deal by a year-end deadline is slipping away.

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