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The Latest: Tearful mayor seeks unity after France attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:22am

The Latest on the hostage-taking in the French region of Normandy. (all times local):

Syrian troops tighten Aleppo siege, urge gunmen to give up

Jamey Keaten and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:22am

Syrian government forces on Tuesday called on opposition fighters in Aleppo to drop their weapons and surrender to authorities as they captured new ground on the northwestern edge of the city, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the metropolis where some 300,000 people live, activists said.

Obama's Kenyan half-brother says he supports Donald Trump

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:22am

A Kenyan half-brother of President Barack Obama said Tuesday he supports Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and not the candidate his brother has endorsed, Hillary Clinton.

AP interview: Turkish opposition warns govt about witch hunt

Suzan Fraser and Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:01am

Turkey's polarized factions should learn from their mistakes and overcome their antagonism, the main opposition leader said Tuesday, reflecting fragile efforts to reconcile in a shaken country where the opposition has for years accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of authoritarianism.

German officials vow more checking of migrants after attacks

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:31am

Top security officials in Germany called Tuesday for tougher security screening of asylum-seekers and also announced that more police officers will be hired following four attacks in the country in the span of a week — two of them claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.

Kuwait court upholds ruling clearing sports' Sheikh Ahmed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:30am

A lawyer for Kuwaiti sports powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah says the country's supreme court has upheld a lower court ruling clearing him of violating a gag order in a case about an alleged coup.

The Latest: Throng in Kosovo for Munich victim's funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:11am

The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany (all times local):

Northeast India rains kill 7, force 1.2 million from homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:51am

Heavy rains and floods have killed at least seven people and forced around 1.2 million to leave their water-logged homes in India's northeastern state of Assam.

Gunman kills doctor, then himself at Berlin hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:40am

Officials say a man has shot dead a doctor before killing himself at a Berlin hospital.

Niece of Thai army torture victim sued for internet postings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:30am

The niece of an army conscript who was tortured to death by soldiers was arrested Tuesday on a complaint filed by the Thai military over her internet postings.

AB InBev ups offer for SABMiller after Brexit pound slump

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:30am

Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev increased its cash offer for SABMiller to 45 pounds ($58.98) per share to blunt a revolt by investors who had seen the relative value of their payout plummet as the pound declined following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Gay pride rainbow flags cut down in Swedish city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:21am

Officials in the Swedish city of Sodertalje say vandals have removed rainbow flags that were raised outside city hall in support of the gay pride festival this week in neighboring Stockholm.

US advises Americans to reconsider travel to Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:01am

The United States is advising its citizens to "reconsider travel to Turkey at this time" following an attempted military coup and the imposition of a three-month state of emergency, and it has authorized the "voluntary departure" of family members of staff at its embassy in Ankara and consulate in Istanbul.

N. Korea warns US of 'terrifying price' over nuke tensions

Vijay Joshi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:49am

North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday that it will pay a "terrifying price" if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions, stepping up its rhetoric hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Pyongyang for its nuclear program.

French prosecutors say 1 person has been detained in investigation into church attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:40am

French prosecutors say 1 person has been detained in investigation into church attack.

Letter foretold Japan rampage that killed 19 disabled people

Mari Yamaguchi and Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:35am

A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death.

Afghan official says major offensive against IS underway

Lynne O'Donnell and Karim Sharifi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:51am

Following a massive attack in Kabul, the Afghan military has launched a major offensive against the Islamic State group in the country's far eastern region near the border with Pakistan, Afghan and U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Obama aide to China: S. China Sea tensions should be reduced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:31am

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Chinese officials that countries should work to reduce tensions in the South China Sea, but that the U.S. would continue to carry out the military operations there that have angered Beijing, a senior U.S. government official said Tuesday.

South Sudan president replaces rival as vice president

Jason Patinkin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:31am

South Sudan's president on Tuesday replaced his deputy and opposition leader Riek Machar, who fled into hiding this month amid renewed clashes with government forces. The move threatens an already fragile peace deal in a country ravaged by civil war.