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Nobel peace laureate group urges nuclear powers to adopt ban-the-bomb treaty

OSLO The leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday urged nuclear nations to adopt a United Nations treaty banning atomic weapons in order to prevent "the end of us".

Mediaset hopes truce with Vivendi to come with content deal with Telecom Italia: media 6:00pm EST

MILAN Mediaset's chief executive said he hoped the shared interest over TV content with Telecom Italia (TIM) could pave the way to a truce with France's Vivendi , speaking in a interview published late on Sunday.

Haley: Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target 2:44pm EST

WASHINGTON Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if she is accusing President Donald Trump. | Video

Box Office: 'Coco' wins as 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' waits in the wings 2:35pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With anticipation building for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites.

Singer Neil Young's model trains fetch nearly $300,000 at auction 12:44pm EST

Singer-songwriter Neil Young's extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon.

UK's Johnson meets Iran president as he lobbies for jailed aid worker 12:06pm EST

DUBAI/LONDON British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held almost an hour of talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after flying to Tehran to seek the release of a jailed British-Iranian aid worker. | Video

Yazidis caught in 'political football' between Baghdad, Iraqi Kurds 7:45am EST

SINJAR, Iraq Since Iraqi forces pushed the Kurds out of the Yazidis' mountainous heartland of Sinjar in northern Iraq in October, residents are wondering what could happen to them next.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher 4:19am EST

Los Angeles The galaxy far, far away was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” where the anticipated first screening was dedicated to the franchise’s late star, Carrie Fisher. | Video

Japanese man kills wife and priestess sister with sword in bizarre family feud: media 12:01am EST

TOKYO A Japanese man wielding a sword killed his sister, a Shinto priestess, on the grounds of a Tokyo shrine, then stabbed his wife to death before committing suicide, police and media said. | Video

McDonald's Malaysia refutes Israel ties after boycott calls Dec 09 2017

KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian franchise of McDonald's Corp said it was "disappointed" with calls on social media to boycott the fast food restaurant chain in apparent retaliation to the United State's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.