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  • Guatemalan authorities raid electoral offices amid recount

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Attorney General's Office says it has searched the offices of the country's election commission following supposed inconsistencies in the vote count in the June 16 general elections. The search led to the suspension of a ...

  • Russia hails return European body amid objections

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials are hailing the decision by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to ratify credentials of the country's delegation, restoring Russia's participation five years after being stripped of voting rights. But seven countries including ...

  • First tropical storm of the East Pacific season forms off Mexico; poses no threat to land

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — First tropical storm of the East Pacific season forms off Mexico; poses no threat to land.

  • Spain nabs Brazilian air force officer with cocaine in bag

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested a Brazilian air force officer at Seville airport with 39 kilograms (86 pounds) of cocaine in his suitcase. A spokeswoman for Spain's Guardia Civil said Wednesday that the man arrived ...

  • Former Israeli PM Barak stages return to 'topple Netanyahu'

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Barak has announced he is returning to politics and is forming a new party that will aim to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in upcoming elections. Speaking at a Tel Aviv press ...

  • Drowned man's mother: Photo 'shocking,' also 'tenderness'

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she feels a hole that "nobody can fill." Rosa Ramírez says she begged ...

  • Partial building collapse in Vienna, gas explosion suspected

    3 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say one or two residential buildings have partly collapsed after a suspected gas explosion in Vienna. Police said the explosion occurred around 4:30 p.m. (1430 GMT) Wednesday in the center of the city and rescuers ...

  • Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on Khashoggi killing

    4 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — A top Saudi diplomat has lashed out at an independent United Nations expert's searing report alleging that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying it was based on "prejudice and pre-fabricated ideas." ...

  • UK jets in Estonia scrambled to intercept Russian planes

    4 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in a single day to intercept Russian aircraft. The ministry said Wednesday that the missions brought the number of incidents involving Russian ...

  • Moldova's Constitutional Court judges resign

    4 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — All six judges at Moldova's Constitutional Court, whose decisions have fueled a deep political crisis in the ex-Soviet republic, have resigned. The court said in a statement Wednesday that the judges stepped down and "the competent ...

  • Ship with 42 migrants defies ban and enters Italian waters

    5 hours ago

    (AP) MILAN (AP) — A German humanitarian group said its ship carrying 42 migrants rescued off Libya two weeks ago has entered Italian waters near the southernmost island of Lampedusa at midday Wednesday in defiance of an explicit ban by the ...

  • Ethiopia: 37 killed in another region after coup attempt

    5 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian governor says 37 people were killed in an attack Sunday in Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region. Benishangul-Gumuz borders the Amhara region, where authorities foiled a deadly attempt to oust the regional government on Saturday. Ashadli ...

  • Munich police search for girl's rapist who wore wolf mask

    5 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German police are trying to find a man who wore a wolf mask while sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Munich. Munich police said Wednesday that the man pulled the girl into bushes and raped her before ...

  • NATO chief leaves all options open to counter Russia missile

    6 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has refused to rule out the possibility that the military alliance might adapt its nascent missile defense shield to counter the potential threat posed by a new Russian missile system. In February, the ...

  • Leaders of Japan, France share Middle East concerns

    6 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to bolster naval defense ties in the Indo-Pacific region, as the two leaders also raised concerns about tensions in the Middle East. Macron, ...

  • Iraq sentences Indonesian IS woman to 15 years in jail

    7 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — A top Iraqi court has sentenced an Indonesian woman to 15 years in jail for joining the Islamic State group. A statement by the Supreme Judicial Council said Wednesday that the woman was married to an IS ...

  • US protests spying suspect's treatment in Russian jail

    7 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow says that it has officially protested the reported mistreatment of a U.S. national who is kept in jail on spying charges. The U.S. Embassy said in a statement on Wednesday that it ...

  • International prosecutor signals Rohingya investigation

    7 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says she wants to open an investigation into alleged crimes against Rohingya Muslims as they fled Myanmar and into Bangladesh. The court announced Wednesday that a panel of judges ...

  • The Latest: Khamenei says Iran won't budge over US sanctions

    9 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Mideast and Persian Gulf amid tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Iran's supreme leader says Iranians will not budge or change their stance following the ...

  • Germany: Suspect in politician's slaying says he acted alone

    9 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The far-right extremist suspected in the killing of a politician from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has told authorities that he acted alone, but investigators are still probing whether anyone else was involved, Germany's top prosecutor said ...

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