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People wearing yellow vests demonstrate in Peyrorade, southwestern France, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for "calm" and "order" ahead of promised new protests by the broad yellow-vest movement after rioting in recent weeks.  (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

Tear gas in Paris, but fewer protesters and bigger demands

- Associated Press

A protest movement that has brought the French into the streets for five Saturdays in a row in a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron lost momentum in its latest nationwide outcry, but the smaller crowds pushed fervently for one of their expanding demands, a citizen’s referendum to help define policy.

Pedestrians walk past a Huawei retail shop in Beijing Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Security worries hobble ambitions of China tech giant Huawei

- Associated Press

While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant’s ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.

Volunteers with the right-wing paramilitary Azov National Corps attend a rally against Russia in front of the Ukrainian President's office in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Some hundreds from the far-right party National Corps waved flags and protested. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

NATO steps up strategic Ukraine aid after push by Trump administration

- The Washington Times

NATO said Thursday it will soon supply the Ukrainian military with high-tech, secure communications equipment, a key tactical move roughly a week after the Trump administration pushed on the alliance to take more of a “leadership” role in confronting Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. European Union leaders have offered Theresa May sympathy but no promises, as the British prime minister seeks a lifeline that could help her sell her Brexit divorce deal to a hostile U.K. Parliament. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball's in UK's court

- Associated Press

British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can win over hostile lawmakers at home.

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, center, flanked by KSF Commander Rrahman Rama as they inspect members of Kosovo Security Force in capital Pristina, Kosovo, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Kosovo lawmakers are set to transform the Kosovo Security Force into a regular army, a move that significantly heightened tension with neighboring Serbia. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

- Associated Press

Serbia threatened a possible armed intervention in Kosovo after the Kosovo parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army. Belgrade called the move a "direct threat to peace and stability" in the Balkans and lashed out at the United States for supporting it.

A woman is reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Asian markets tumbled on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

World markets fall on Chinese growth concerns

- Associated Press

World stock markets slipped Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined at left by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., holds a news conference after the Senate passed a resolution he introduced that would pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure to rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

- Associated Press

In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.

FILE - In this April, 18, 2018, boats cruise along Tumaco in southern Colombia. An investigation by Human Rights Watch found former guerrillas are waging a brutal campaign of violence in the port city of Tumaco fueled by booming coca production, a lack of basic infrastructure and disillusionment with peace. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

Report: Dissident rebels fuel violence in Colombia port city

Associated Press

Dissidents from Colombia's once largest rebel movement who were unable take advantage of a peace accord or grew disenchanted with the state's weak implementation are fueling violence in parts of the South American nation still waiting to see the benefits of peace, a rights group warned Thursday.

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

- Associated Press

First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United States.

FILE - This undated file handout photo provided by the French police, shows Cherif Chekatt, the suspect in the shooting in Strasbourg, France. The French government spokesman says security forces are trying to catch the suspected shooter dead or alive, Thursday Dec. 13, 2018, two days after an attack near Strasbourg's Christmas market. (French Police via AP, File)

Strasbourg suspect Cherif Chekatt killed in police shootout

Associated Press

The office of the Paris prosecutor, which handles terrorism cases in France, says a man killed in Strasbourg in a shootout with police has been identified as Charif Chekatt, the main suspect in a Christmas market attack that killed three people.

UN approves aid deliveries across borders to Syrians

- Associated Press

The U.N. Security Council voted Thursday to authorize delivery of humanitarian aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria for another year, expressing "outrage" at the continuing violence in the country and "grave distress" at the devastating humanitarian situation.

US demands immediate end to violence, talks in Cameroon

- Associated Press

The United States demanded an immediate end to violence in Cameroon on Thursday and a speedy start to talks between the government and Anglophone separatists without preconditions.

French police forces take position in the Neudorf district of Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. French security forces were trying to catch the suspected Strasbourg gunman dead or alive as the city of Strasbourg was still in mourning with candles lit and flowers left at the site of Tuesday's attack near the Christmas market.(AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

Suspect killed in Strasbourg police shootout; ID not confirmed

- Associated Press

A top French official says a suspect has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, but hasn't been confirmed as the alleged gunman who killed three people near a Christmas market on Tuesday.