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Turkish PM calls for cool heads as Germany tightens stance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:41am

Turkey's prime minister sought Friday to downplay worries of growing tensions between Turkey and Germany following the jailing of six human rights activists, including one German.

Army firing kills Kashmir man during anti-India strike

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:31am

The Indian army fired at worshippers outside a mosque in disputed Kashmir on Friday, killing one man and injuring another, after some threw rocks, police and residents said.

France: Le Pen's embattled National Front rethinks itself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:20am

Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front party is holding a high-tension meeting that could lead to a name change and a rethink of the party's demand to pull France out of the euro.

Group: Yemen's cholera epidemic to worsen in rainy season

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:01am

An international aid organization warned Friday that Yemen's cholera epidemic, the world's worst since Haiti's 2010 outbreak, is likely to worsen in the rainy season.

Romania: Art exhibit at ex-prison show horrors of communism

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:00am

An art exhibition went on display Friday at a former Romanian prison where communists tortured and killed political prisoners in a gruesome re-education program.

Russian parliament bans use of proxy Internet services, VPNs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:00am

Russia's parliament has outlawed the use of virtual private networks, or VPNs, and other Internet proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials.

Poland's senators to vote on contentious court overhaul

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:00am

Poland's Senate opened debate Friday on a contentious draft law that would dismiss current Supreme Court judges and let the president appoint new ones.

The Latest: EU offers post-quake help to Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:40am

The Latest on an earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands (all times local):

Critically ill baby Charlie Gard's parents back in court

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:10am

A British judge has said the parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard can present new evidence at upcoming hearings to determine his fate.

Explosion hits food shop in China, killing 2, injuring 55

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:08am

A massive explosion hit a food shop in eastern China during the breakfast rush Friday, killing two people and injuring 55, 12 of them seriously, officials said.

In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:57am

She had no body to bury, so the grieving mother kneeled in the dirt outside her small hut, recited psalms and simply traced her finger over the uneven earth.

Cameroon finds 2 bodies after 34 soldiers missing in capsize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:57am

Cameroon's coast guard says two bodies have been found out of 34 soldiers who went missing when a military vessel capsized off the Central African country's Atlantic coast Sunday.

The Latest: Insurgent infighting in northern Syria spreads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:40am

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

Burundi leader urges nearly 250,000 refugees to return home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:20am

Burundi's president is urging the nearly quarter-million Burundians sheltering in Tanzania to return home, saying the country is now peaceful.

Court ends hearing into corruption charges against PM

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:20am

Pakistan's supreme court on Friday concluded its hearing into a high-profile case involving allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, but it wasn't immediately clear when a verdict would be announced, defense lawyers and attorneys for petitioners said.

In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:11am

She had no body to bury at the funeral, so the grieving mother kneeled in the dirt outside her small hut, recited psalms and simply traced her finger over the uneven earth.

German president OKs gay marriage law, takes effect in fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:11am

Germany's president has signed legislation legalizing gay marriage, paving the way for it to take effect this fall.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:51am

President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team. That's according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The revelations come as Mueller's probe into Russia's election meddling appears likely to include some of the Trump family's business ties.

AP Explains: What's behind N. Korean silence to talks offer

Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:40am

Is North Korea agonizing? Just not interested? Something else?