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American charged in Paris police car attack amid protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 3:41pm

A 27-year-old American man has been given preliminary charges of attempted murder in an exceptionally violent attack on police in their patrol car that drew national attention, the Paris prosecutor's office said Sunday.

Driver's family press charges over US drone hit on Pakistan

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:50pm

The family of a driver who was killed alongside Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has filed a case against U.S. officials, seeking to press murder charges, police said Sunday.

Fighting in central Yemen kills 52

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 12:31pm

Yemeni security officials say at least 52 people have been killed and 25 injured in two days of fighting in central Yemen between rebels and forces loyal to the internationally recognized government.

UAE media say US businessman gets 15 years prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 12:00pm

A Dubai court sentenced an American businessman to 15 years in prison on Sunday after convicting him on theft and fraud charges.

Drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman's lawyers split on extradition case

E. Eduardo Castillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 11:51am

Jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's fight to stave off extradition to the United States has led to a schism among some of the people he's counting on most: his own lawyers.

German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:50am

In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked 100 years since the Battle of Verdun, determined to show that, despite the bloodbath of World War I, their countries' improbable friendship is now a source of hope for today's fractured Europe.

Syrian rebels counter IS offensive, retake 2 villages

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:40am

Syrian rebels retook two villages from Islamic State militants Sunday as they fought to undo gains made by the extremist group in a surprise offensive days earlier, activists said.

Buried IED blamed on Boko Haram kills 5 in northeast Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:30am

The military says a tricycle taxi has triggered a homemade explosive buried near a military checkpoint that killed four civilians and a soldier in Nigeria's northeastern town of Biu.

Extremists attack, kill 5 UN peacekeepers in central Mali

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:20am

The United Nations mission in Mali says at least five Togolese peacekeepers have been killed in an attack by extremists in central Mali.

UK coast guard rescues 20 people in English Channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:01am

Britain's Home Office said Sunday that 20 people including 18 Albanians had been rescued overnight from an inflatable boat that started to take on water in the English Channel.

Egypt military court sentences 8 to death

Salma Shukrallah, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:00am

An Egyptian military court sentenced eight alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to death on terrorism charges on Sunday, a security official and the website of state newspaper Al-Ahram said.

The Latest: Hollande in World War I speech: Protect Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:00am

The Latest on the ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Verdun in World War I (all times local):

Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:00am

Iraq's special forces completed a troop buildup around Fallujah on Sunday ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad, a military officer said, as the militants attacked a newly-liberated town to the west.

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:40am

Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations.

Israel thanks Russia for returning tank from 1982 war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:30am

Israel's prime minister has thanked the Russian President for agreeing to return a tank from a battle in the 1982 Lebanon war from which three soldiers are still missing in action.

Child in critical condition after Paris lightning strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:00am

A child remains in critical condition after a lightning bolt disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park, injuring several.

UK Conservative Party dispute over immigration escalates

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:50am

Conservative Party members seeking a British exit from the European Union have launched increasingly personal attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron over his leadership of the campaign to keep Britain within the 28-nation bloc.

US bomb from World War II defused at German airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:40am

An American bomb dropped during World War II has been defused at the airport in the northern German city of Hannover in an operation that forced dozens of flights to be diverted.

Spanish court rules not to extradite suspect in art fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:30am

A Spanish court has ruled that one of two brothers charged with perpetrating an art swindle valued at $33 million should not be extradited for trial in the United States.