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Gunmen kill 3 in suspected extremist attack in Kenya's north

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:14am

Three people were killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya's Mandera County, which borders Somalia, officials said Friday.

Hungary: Opposition says hurt by law on political billboards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:10am

Lawmakers from Hungary's governing parties have approved legislation on political advertising which opposition parties say will limit their billboard campaigns.

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North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:03am

North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.

Tour bus hits top of Paris tunnel; 4 injured, 1 seriously

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:56am

Four people were injured, one seriously, when a double-decker tour bus that took a detour due to a major display of sporting events got stuck inside a tunnel under a Paris bridge Friday, police and the bus company said.

US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:56am

The United States ambassador to Somalia says the U.S. once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:46am

Now that the Senate has written its health care bill, the next challenge for Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is getting his party to vote for it. His goal is to avoid a defeat that could shatter President Donald Trump and the GOP after years of promising to repeal the Obama health care law. McConnell drafted the measure after weeks of closed-door meetings that saw party leaders seek compromise between conservative senators and centrists.

Germany's Merkel: UK Brexit proposals on protecting EU citizens' rights are good start but no breakthrough

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:46am

Germany's Merkel: UK Brexit proposals on protecting EU citizens' rights are good start but no breakthrough.

The Latest: Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:30am

The Latest on the day's attacks in Pakistan (all times local):

British PM May: Despite EU objections, UK made "fair and serious offer" on citizens' rights in Brexit talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:20am

British PM May: Despite EU objections, UK made "fair and serious offer" on citizens' rights in Brexit talks.

Pakistani government official: Twin bombings at crowded market kill 15 people, wound 70 in country's northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:18am

Pakistani government official: Twin bombings at crowded market kill 15 people, wound 70 in country's northwest.

Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:03am

The acting managing director of Al-Jazeera's English language service on Friday denounced demands by Gulf Arab states involved in a dispute with Qatar for the network's shutdown as an attempt to suppress free expression.

Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:03am

Norway's prime minister warned Brazil's president on Friday to curb deforestation in the Amazon or Norway will reduce its financial contribution to the project this year.

French president says EU leaders agree to reinforce external borders, support Libyan border forces

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:03am

French president says EU leaders agree to reinforce external borders, support Libyan border forces.

Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:43am

Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday.

Serbia ruling party gathers support for proposed gay PM

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:43am

Serbia's first openly gay and female prime minister is set to take office in the staunchly conservative country next week after the ruling populists mustered majority support for her in parliament.

Belgian court finds princesses guilty of abusing servants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:40am

A Belgian court has found a princess from Abu Dhabi and her seven daughters guilty of mistreating around 20 servants forced to work for them in a plush Brussels hotel.

Polish human rights official under fire for Holocaust remark

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:32am

A leading Polish human rights official has come under fire for saying the "Polish nation" took part in the implementation of the Holocaust — a controversial statement in a country that never collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II.

Suicide car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills 11, wounds 20

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:22am

A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. A breakaway Taliban faction later claimed responsibility for the attack.

Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:13am

Iran staged anti-Israel rallies across the country on Friday, with protesters condemning Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and chanting "Death to Israel" as the powerful Revolutionary Guard displayed its ballistic missiles, including the type used this week in Syria.