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Markets on edge as Brexit uncertainty hits new highs

Markets on edge as Brexit uncertainty hits new highs

Investors could face increased volatility in financial markets, especially for the pound, if Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal gets voted down in parliament, as expected.
Serbia court sentences drug lord to 15 years in prison

Serbia court sentences drug lord to 15 years in prison

A Serbian court has sentenced a Balkan drug lord to 15 years in prison for smuggling 5.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe, reducing after a retrial a previous 20-year prison sentence
The Latest: Sweden tops climate action rankings

The Latest: Sweden tops climate action rankings

Groups that monitor countries' performance in tackling climate change say Sweden remains top of the league, while the United States has dropped in the index
Israel accepted into global financial watchdog group

Israel accepted into global financial watchdog group

Israel accepted as a member in a global money laundering and terrorism financing watchdog group
EU prolongs sanctions against Congo ruling party candidate

EU prolongs sanctions against Congo ruling party candidate

EU prolongs sanctions against Congo president's chosen successor as election approaches
In Zimbabwe's crisis, 'we cannot talk of Christmas anymore'

In Zimbabwe's crisis, 'we cannot talk of Christmas anymore'

A currency crisis in Zimbabwe has forced people to risk jail to buy basics.
The Latest: UN chief presses support for migration accord

The Latest: UN chief presses support for migration accord

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sought to dispel "falsehoods" and "myths" over an international agreement on safe, humane and orderly migration
Macron to speak to France amid mounting protest violence

Macron to speak to France amid mounting protest violence

President Macron has been quiet since a wave of violent protests erupted.
Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit

Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit

The ruling comes a day before a crucial vote on Brexit in the UK Parliament.
China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

China ups pressure on US, Canada for release of top Chinese technology executive
Church renovation lifts Christmas spirit in Bethlehem

Church renovation lifts Christmas spirit in Bethlehem

Renovation of the Church of the Nativity lifts Christmas spirit in biblical town of Bethlehem
Countries set to agree UN migration accord, despite walkouts

Countries set to agree UN migration accord, despite walkouts

Top U.N. officials and government leaders from about 150 countries are uniting around an agreement on migration, while finding themselves on the defensive about the non-binding deal amid criticism and
Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Islamic State

Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Islamic State

Iraq is marking the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks
Big investors call for carbon price, end to coal power

Big investors call for carbon price, end to coal power

More than 450 asset managers, including major pension funds and insurance companies, are calling on governments to phase out coal-fired power plants and put a meaningful price on carbon to help tackle
AP PHOTOS: Migrants in Tijuana trickling over and under wall

AP PHOTOS: Migrants in Tijuana trickling over and under wall

AP PHOTOS: A steady trickle of Central American migrants have been finding ways to climb over, tunnel under or slip through the U.S. border wall to plant their feet on U.S. soil and ask for asylum
Maduro's grip on Venezuela tightens, warns of Trump threat

Maduro's grip on Venezuela tightens, warns of Trump threat

Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro has further consolidated his power in local elections, while accusing President Donald Trump of plotting to overthrow him
WATCH:  Tension grows between China and US after arrest of Chinese CFO

WATCH: Tension grows between China and US after arrest of Chinese CFO

Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada, accused of using her tech company to cover up sanction violations with Iran.
WATCH:  2 criminal investigations after 6 killed during concert in Italy

WATCH: 2 criminal investigations after 6 killed during concert in Italy

Police believe the nightclub was overcrowded and the use of an irritant spray may have led to the deadly stampede.
New Zealand leader apologies for death of British tourist

New Zealand leader apologies for death of British tourist

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern makes an emotional apology to the family of a 22-year-old British tourist who police say was murdered
Mexico starts oil industry 'rescue' with refinery overhaul

Mexico starts oil industry 'rescue' with refinery overhaul

Mexico's new government has detailed plans to build an oil refinery in the home state of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and to renovate six others as the oil-producing country attempts to