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After Damascus blasts, Israel intercepts 'target' from Syria

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:45am

An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Airport shook the capital early on Thursday morning and raised tensions between the two hostile neighbors.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:45am

The investigations into President Donald Trump's ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn intensified Thursday as the Pentagon's watchdog joined lawmakers in scrutinizing the legality of payments he accepted from foreign sources including a Russian state-sponsored television network.

US envoy accuses Russia of allowing Syria to deny needed aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:26am

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is accusing Russia of providing cover for the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons and its denial of desperately needed aid for hundreds of thousands of besieged people, and is urging international pressure on Moscow "to stop this."

The Latest: Israel intercepts incoming 'target' from Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:20am

The Latest on Syria (all times local):

Pakistani Taliban say detained militant used for propaganda

Munir Ahmed and Asif Shahzad, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

The Pakistani Taliban say the country's top intelligence service is using a captured senior militant to spread propaganda that the militant group is beholden to spy agencies in India and Afghanistan.

Greek, Turkish Cypriot officials tour unfinished crossing

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

A new crossing point intended to encourage Cyprus' hoped-for reunification is nearing completion two years after the delay-plagued project was announced, Greek and Turkish Cypriot officials were told Thursday.

Kenya opposition alliance announces presidential candidate

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

An alliance of Kenya's main opposition groups Thursday named its presidential candidate to face President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August elections.

Israel military says its Patriot Missile Defense system intercepted an incoming projectile from Syria over Golan Heights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

Israel military says its Patriot Missile Defense system intercepted an incoming projectile from Syria over Golan Heights.

Police in Scotland warn lawmakers over suspicious packages

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:03am

Police in Scotland have issued safety guidance to all elected representatives in the country after a series of suspicious packages containing powder was sent to politicians.

Police raid Moscow office of group founded by Putin foe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:52am

Police raided the Moscow office Thursday of an organization founded by a top foe of President Vladimir Putin that helps opposition candidates and political prisoners.

Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader Habre

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:43am

An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges, bringing to an end a landmark trial pursued by victims for more than 16 years.

British teen admits planning London bomb attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:43am

A British teenager accused of planning a bombing in London pleaded guilty Thursday to preparing terrorist acts.

Berlin police shoot man who threatened officer

Jona Kallgren, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:25am

A German man was shot in the leg by police after threatening an officer outside a hospital in Berlin, authorities said Thursday.

EU warns Poland: Stop widespread logging in primeval forest

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:08am

The European Union asked Poland on Thursday to stop massive logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, warning it might take the country to the European Court of Justice if it doesn't reverse course.

Baby penguin chicks make debut at London Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:08am

Two baby penguins are the latest additions to the penguin colony at London Zoo.

Life sentences sought for 30 with ties to Turkish newspaper

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:08am

A Turkish court accepted a criminal indictment demanding life imprisonment for 30 people with ties to a newspaper linked to a Muslim cleric whom the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt.

The Latest: Report says 35 migrants caught in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:59am

The Latest on Europe's response to the large number of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent: (all times local):

Top official's son calls out his dad as Venezuela quits OAS

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:57am

The son of Venezuela's top human rights official has called on his father to prevent further deadly bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes even as officials defied international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States.

Putin, Japan's Abe discuss economy on disputed islands

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:57am

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday discussed joint economic projects on disputed islands which could pave the way for the countries to finally sign a peace treaty ending World War II.