States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two weeks after officials in two dozen states asked Republican President-elect Donald Trump to kill one of Democratic President Barack Obama's signature plans to curb global warming, another group of state officials is urging Trump to save it.

  • Written by MARY ESCH, Associated Press; JASON DEAREN, Associated Press

Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat

LONDON (AP) — Europe's leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 following a year marked by political upheaval, extremist attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military threat from Russia.

  • Written by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

Syria's cease-fire holding despite minor violations

BEIRUT (AP) — A nationwide Syrian cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey that went into effect at midnight was holding Friday despite minor violations, marking a potential breakthrough in a conflict that has been shredding high-level peace initiatives for over five years.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press; SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press