Ukraine files case against Russia at UN's highest court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine has filed a case against Russia at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Moscow of illegally annexing Crimea and illicitly funding separatist rebel groups in eastern Ukraine.

  • Written by MIKE CORDER , Associated Press

Iran says Trump's talk on nuclear deal is 'mainly slogans'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president has compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to "converting a shirt back to cotton," and says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's talk of doing so is "mainly slogans."

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Authorities: Trooper was shot by driver he sought to help

PHOENIX (AP) — The man who shot and severely beat an Arizona state trooper last week was a former member of the Mexican federal police who was in the country illegally, authorities said.

  • Written by JACQUES BILLEAUD , Associated Press

China's Xi defends trade as Beijing seeks bolder global role

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday trumpeted the need for free trade and urged the world to "say no to protectionism," delivering a strong rebuke to isolationist tendencies that helped fuel Donald Trump's presidential election victory.

  • Written by JAMEY KEATEN and GILLIAN WONG , Associated Press