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  • German justice minister fires country's top prosecutor over treason probe

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German justice minister fires country's top prosecutor over treason probe.

  • Human rights group: 2,000 migrants dead at sea this year

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) MILAN (AP) — A human rights group says nearly 2,000 migrants are known to have died so far this year crossing the Mediterranean, outpacing last year's death toll. The International Organization for Migration said in a release on Tuesday that ...

  • Poland awards daughter of slain Russian opposition leader

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The daughter of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has received Poland's democracy award in recognition of her father's and her own activity. Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski and former president, Lech Walesa, on Tuesday handed the ...

  • Far-right group's poster campaign in Stockholm stirs outrage

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A poster campaign by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats at a subway station in central Stockholm has stirred outrage in the Nordic country. The posters are directed to tourists visiting the Swedish capital and apologize for "the mess" ...

  • Croatia celebrates independence while rival Serbs mourn

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia holds a military parade to mark the 20th anniversary of winning its independence from Serb-led Yugoslavia while Serbia mourns victims of the military operation that marked the end of a four-year war. The parade in ...

  • Saudi court convicts ex-soldier of terrorism and joining IS

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Semi-official Saudi news websites say a former soldier has been found guilty of fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria and has been sentenced to nine years in prison. A court in Jiddah found ...

  • Wounded Burundi activist remains in hospital

    4 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A civic leader says a prominent Burundian rights activist who was shot and wounded Monday night remains hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his neck. Gordien Niyungeko of the civic group known as FOCODE said Pierre ...

  • APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case

    4 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An Israel-based civil rights group is trying to seize a North Korean ship being held in Mexico in a rare effort to make Pyongyang pay at least part of a rare $330 million U.S. District Court ...

  • Paratroopers compete in military games in Russia

    4 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) RYAZAN, Russia (AP) — Paratroopers from Russia, China and several other nations have shown their skills at military competitions in western Russia. The troops parachuted, overcame obstacles, shot their weapons and conducted races in combat vehicles at Dubrovichi shooting range ...

  • A family, wooed by down-covered beds, converts to 'glamping'

    4 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — I planned our trip to Yellowstone National Park last-minute, and my family was divided over whether we should camp or stay in a hotel or cabin. In the end, we couldn't find either. Everything was ...

  • German prosecutor accuses gov't of meddling in treason probe

    4 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Germany's chief federal prosecutor is accusing the government of interfering in a much-criticized treason investigation against two journalists. News of the probe against two journalists for website emerged last week. At issue are two reports revealing ...

  • Chechnya opens its first beach for women

    4 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Authorities in Chechnya have opened the first women-only beach in the mostly Muslim region. The beach outside the provincial capital, Grozny, will be off-limits to men in line with Islamic rules after its inauguration Tuesday. A ...

  • Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa

    5 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The international uproar over an American hunter's killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe comes amid an intensifying debate over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions in neighboring South Africa. Ian Michler, maker of a documentary ...

  • American Airlines will no longer transport big game trophies

    5 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines has said that it will no longer transport big game trophies, the latest carrier to announce such a policy since a popular lion named Cecil was killed by a recreational hunter in Zimbabwe. ...

  • US legislator: Nigerian military needs training, not arms

    5 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of a U.S. Congressional delegation says the United States is ready to provide training to Nigeria to aid its battle against Islamic extremists. Rep. Darrell Issa said Nigeria's military is not outgunned by Boko ...

  • Norwegian cruise ship coming to Port Canaveral

    5 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line's largest ship is going to call central Florida home. Norwegian officials on Monday said that Port Canaveral would be home to the Norwegian Epic, starting in November 2016. The ship will offer ...

  • Cameroon expels thousands of Nigerians in Boko Haram fight

    6 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon officials say they have expelled more than 3,000 Nigerians as part of the fight against the Nigerian-born Islamic extremist group which has launched attacks across borders. Midjiyawa Bakary, governor of Cameroon's Far North region, says ...

  • AP Interview: Qatar's FM urges 'serious dialogue' with Iran

    6 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar's top diplomat is calling for deeper engagement with Iran in the wake of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, saying there is a need for "serious dialogue" to solve challenges facing the region. Foreign Minister ...

  • Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN

    6 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations. The Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that Russia is claiming 1.2 million square kilometers (over 463,000 square miles) of Artic sea ...

  • In Egypt, militants shell house in Sinai, kill 5 civilians

    6 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Egyptians security officials say militants in northern Sinai have shelled a house near a security checkpoint, killing an entire family of five members inside it and wounding nine of their neighbors. The officials say the Tuesday ...

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