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Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- A shooting attack at an electronic music festival in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen on Monday left five people dead, including two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian, authorities said....

Syria rebel factions to attend Russia, Turkey-backed talks
BEIRUT (AP) -- Representatives of some Syrian rebel groups said Monday they will attend talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey scheduled later this month, despite mounting violations of a cease-fire across the war-ravaged country....

Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself....

British pound sags ahead of prime minister's Brexit speech
LONDON (AP) -- After months of repeating the mantra that "Brexit means Brexit," Prime Minister Theresa May is set to reveal details of Britain's closely guarded plans for leaving the European Union, in a speech that has already increased pressure on the beleaguered pound....

Top UN official: 10,000 civilians killed in Yemen conflict
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The United Nations' humanitarian aid official in Yemen said Monday that the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded....

Ethics watchdog investigating Canadian PM's vacation
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canada's ethics commissioner said Monday she is launching an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent family holiday at the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas....

Obama issues warning on 1st anniversary of Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is marking the first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal by warning the Trump administration that the accord can't easily be undone and is preferable to war....

Kyrgyzstan: Cargo plane crash kills 37, destroys village
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) -- A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village and killing at least 37 people in the plane and on the ground, the Emergency Situations Ministry said....

EU eyes UN-backed Syria conference in Brussels in April
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union wants to host a conference on the future of Syria this spring and is hoping that it can focus on rebuilding the war-torn country....

The Latest: Davos backdrop is 'disruptive transformation'
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The Latest on the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos (all times local):...

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