Detainees on agenda as British diplomat arrives in Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and his British counterpart Boris Johnson, shake hands as they pose for media prior to their talks in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Johnson arrived in Tehran Saturday, where he is expected to discuss the fate of detained British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly plotting to overthrow Iran's government. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Tehran on Saturday, where he is expected to discuss the fate of detained dual nationals, including a woman serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly plotting to overthrow Iran’s government.

Jailed Saakashvili calls for Ukraine president’s impeachment

The Ukrainian Security Service officers detain Mikheil Saakashvili at the entrance of his house in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Ukraine's prosecutor-general announced late Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, that opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — From his jail cell in Ukraine’s capital, opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili is calling on supporters to rally for the impeachment of the president and has declared a hunger strike.

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

President Donald Trump accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, listens as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks before a meeting with congressional leaders including House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.

Flames engulf San Diego area in newest wildfires

Fire crews look on as they fight a wildfire Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Bonsall, Calif. The wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Retirement communities built on golf courses, semi-rural race horse stables and other usually serene sites were engulfed by flames as the San Diego area became the latest front in California’s wildfire fight.

In Franken’s fall, sudden Senate pickup chance for GOP

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., second from right, holds hands with his wife Franni Bryson, left, as he leaves the Capitol after speaking on the Senate floor, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken said he will resign from the Senate in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s departure from the Senate solves one problem for Democrats, demonstrating their will to push out one of their own when sexual harassment allegations pile up. Now they must worry about keeping one more vulnerable seat when they already had their hands full in next year’s election.

Video key in ex-officer’s stiff sentence for killing

FILE - In a Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager testifies during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C. Slager was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, for 2015 fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool, File)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The video was viewed millions of times around the world. It was blurry, frenzied and chilling: an unarmed black man ran from a white officer, who shot him five times in the back.

‘Get down!’ Shooter kills two at New Mexico high school

Aztec High School students and area residents gather for a candlelight vigil in Aztec, N.M., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, after a shooting at the high school. Students hid in their classrooms, some behind locked doors, as a suspect opened fire Thursday inside the school, killing two classmates before he died. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Heaven Angelica Hughes and her classmates heard loud noises coming from the hallway just before bullets began flying through the window, striking a wall just over one student’s head.

Arizona GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franks says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment. Franks says in a statement that he never physically intimidated, coerced or attempted to have any sexual contact with any member of his congressional staff. Instead, he says, the dispute resulted from a discussion of surrogacy. Franks and his wife have 3-year-old twins who were conceived through surrogacy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers.

Clashes erupt across West Bank over U.S. Jerusalem pivot

Palestinians clash with Israeli troops during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, Dec.8, 2017.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank and Muslim worshippers from Jordan to Indonesia took to the streets after Friday midday prayers to protest President Donald Trump’s recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

UK, EU claim Brexit breakthrough; eye talks on future ties

British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prepare to address a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May, met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk early Friday morning following crucial overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union hammered out a deal early Friday that allows Brexit talks to finally move on to the all-important issues of trade and the future relationship between the two. But some of the details appeared contradictory and many of the toughest issues remained unresolved.



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