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  • Greece: Police officer appears in court over teen shooting
    THESSALONIKI, Greece -- Clashes broke out Tuesday at a police station outside Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki as residents of a nearby Roma settlement protested the police shooting of a teenage driver during a chase over an unpaid gas station bill.Protesters smashed a riot police bus and set fire to... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-12-06 By COSTAS KANTOURIS Associated Press
  • Poland reverses course, accepts German air defense system
    WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's defense minister said Tuesday that his country will accept a Patriot missile defense system which Germany offered to deploy to Poland last month.The German offer was made after an errant missile fell in Poland near the border with Ukraine, killing two Polish men. Poland and NATO... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-12-06 By VANESSA GERA Associated Press
  • Jesuit artist has ministry cut; Vatican doesn't prosecute
    VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican came under pressure Tuesday to explain why it didn’t prosecute a famous Jesuit artist and merely let his order restrict the priest's ministry following allegations that he abused his authority over adult women.The Jesuits, the same order to which Pope Francis belongs, announced in a... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-12-06 By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
  • Legislator hospitalized after brawl in Turkey's parliament
    Zafer Isik, a lawmaker from president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party, rear center, punches Huseyin Ors, a lawmaker from the opposition Good Party, third left, in the face at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Ors was hospitalized on Tuesday following a brawl that broke out in... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • Argentina awaits VP Cristina Fernández corruption verdict
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- All eyes in Argentina were on federal court, where three judges prepared Tuesday to announce their verdict in the corruption trial of Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. She’s accused of running a criminal organization that defrauded the state of $1 billion during her presidency through... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-12-06 By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA Associated Press
  • Turkey again threatens Greece for arming Aegean islands
    ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday renewed threats to “take action” against Greece if it continued to arm its Aegean islands which Ankara says should remain demilitarized in line with international treaties.Mevlut Cavusoglu’s comments follow reports of military exercises by Greece on the Aegean islands of Rhodes and... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • Israeli deportation of Palestinian activist on hold
    JERUSALEM -- Israel will have to wait to deport a Palestinian lawyer and activist to France for at least several weeks.Saleh Hammouri appeared at a court hearing near Tel Aviv on Tuesday. No decisions were made, and another hearing was set for Jan. 1, said Dani Shenhar, one of his... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • Ukraine leader defiant as drone strikes hit Russia again
    KYIV, Ukraine -- Drones struck inside Russia’s border with Ukraine Tuesday in the second day of attacks exposing the vulnerability of some of Moscow’s most important military sites, observers said. Ukrainian officials did not formally confirm carrying out drone strikes inside Russia, and they have maintained ambiguity over previous high-profile... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-12-06 By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press
  • Dig at UK housing site yields major 7th century treasures
    LONDON -- A 1,300-year-old gold and gemstone necklace found on the site of a new housing development marks the grave of a powerful woman who may have been an early Christian religious leader in Britain, archaeologists said Tuesday.Experts say the necklace, uncovered with other items near Northampton in central England,... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-12-06 By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press
  • Jamaica imposes state of emergency amid sharp criticism
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Jamaica’s prime minister declared a widespread state of emergency on Tuesday to fight a surge in gang violence on an island with one of the highest murder rates in the region.The measure applies to certain communities in the capital of Kingston as well as six... Read more
    Source: ABC - World Published on: 2022-12-06 By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press