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NATO summit to raise military presence in Poland, region

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 1:20pm

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says an upcoming "landmark summit" will enhance the alliance's defensive and deterrent presence in Poland and in the region, but decisions as to the number are still haven't been finalized.

Israel's new defense minister backs two-state solution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 1:20pm

Israeli ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman said he supports a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians after he was sworn in as defense minister on Monday.

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Elite Iraqi forces push into Fallujah, expect fierce battle

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 1:20pm

Elite Iraqi special forces began their push Monday into Fallujah, expecting to encounter the stiffest resistance yet in the campaign to free territory from the Islamic State group.

Tusk comes out against too much EU integration

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:50pm

European Union President Donald Tusk said Monday that those who believe in "instant and total integration" of the EU have missed what many people really want and he raised the prospect of having a debate among member states on where the bloc should be heading.

4 killed in bomb attack targeting police in southeast Turkey

Dominique Soguel and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:40pm

Kurdish rebels on Monday detonated a bomb in southeast Turkey as a police armored vehicle was passing by, killing at least four people, the state-run news agency reported.

Chad's ex-dictator convicted, sentenced to life for abuses

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:30pm

Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty Monday of crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes during his rule and he was sentenced to life in prison, ending a trial more than 15 years in the making.

Rome student burned alive by ex-boyfriend, police say

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:30pm

A Rome university student was burned alive by her ex-boyfriend after she left him, authorities said Monday — a slaying one investigator called the most atrocious crime he has seen in his career.

Libyan forces advance in push on Islamic State strongholds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:20pm

Libyan forces loyal to the U.N.-brokered government advanced on Monday against two key Islamic State strongholds, with several officials saying the troops had taken a town from the extremists.

EU official: Turkey makes progress in visa-free travel talks

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 11:40am

Turkey is making progress on measures that need to be passed before visa-free travel to the European Union can be instituted, a senior EU official said Monday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, meanwhile, is standing by the overall deal with Turkey amid Europe's refugee crisis.

Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 8 years in prison

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 11:40am

A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members, rights group Amnesty International said.

Palestinian arrested after stabbing soldier in Tel Aviv

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 11:30am

Israeli police say a 17-year-old Palestinian stabbed a soldier in central Tel Aviv, lightly wounding him before being arrested after a short chase.

2 men sentenced to life terms for bombing Somali airliner

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:20am

A military court in the Somali capital on Monday gave life terms to two men convicted of masterminding the bombing in February of an airliner which made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in the fuselage.

French jihadi network that groomed Bataclan killer on trial

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:10am

The French jihadi network that groomed one of the Nov. 13 Paris attackers went on trial Monday minus its most infamous member, a man killed in the Bataclan concert hall on a night of bloodshed that left 130 people dead in the French capital.

Uganda to stop security cooperation with North Korea

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:10am

Uganda is cutting military ties with North Korea to comply with U.N. sanctions over North Korea's nuclear program, a Ugandan official said Monday following a meeting between President Yoweri Museveni and South Korea's visiting president.

Poachers in Zimbabwe use cyanide to kill 5 elephants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:32am

Zimbabwean officials say poachers killed five elephants by poisoning them with cyanide.

It's raining men! Sweden sees historic gender balance shift

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:30am

It's a highly unusual development for a Western country -- since women have historically been the majority in almost every country.

Poland's ruling party leader vague on support for EU's Tusk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:30am

The leader of Poland's ruling party said Monday the government isn't ready to confirm whether it will support a second term for European Council head Donald Tusk.

Libyan American father and son acquitted in UAE trial

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:20am

Two Libyan Americans detained in the United Arab Emirates for nearly two years were acquitted on Monday of charges they illegally raised funds for a foreign entity and took hostile actions against a foreign country.

Indonesian navy fires shots, seizes Chinese fishing boat

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:10am

Indonesia's navy said Monday it fired shots at a Chinese trawler when it refused to stop fishing in Indonesian waters, and then seized the vessel and its eight crewmembers.