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German lawmakers vote to deny far-right party state funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

Germany's parliament has voted to cut off parties with anti-constitutional aims from public funding, a move aimed at a far-right party that authorities tried unsuccessfully to ban.

Afghanistan sets July 7, 2018 for parliamentary elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

Despite relentless insurgent attacks, Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission is announcing that parliamentary polls will be held in the war-torn country on July 7, 2018, almost three years late.

3 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

At least three people are dead and several others wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, police said Thursday.

Trump to speak to Poles at site that honors nation's heroism

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen to deliver a speech during his upcoming visit to Poland at the site of a memorial to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Germans, a Polish official says.

French prosecutor: Champs-Elysees suspect asked family to views his actions as act of martyrdom, not suicide attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

French prosecutor: Champs-Elysees suspect asked family to views his actions as act of martyrdom, not suicide attack.

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake recorded off Guatemalan coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:05am

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Guatemala's Pacific coast on Thursday, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador. Local officials said there were initial reports of only minor damage.

France presents new security bill amid extremist threats

Sylvie Corbet., Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:05am

French President Emmanuel Macron's new government presented a security bill Thursday to beef up police powers amid extremist threats to Europe.

EU's Tusk hails son's testimony in Polish scam investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:05am

Poland's media say the son of European Council head Donald Tusk did him a disservice with a statement he made before a special commission in Poland that is investigating a major financial scam.

Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:55am

Japanese authorities said Thursday they have obtained a data recording device from a container ship to help determine why it collided with a U.S. destroyer, killing seven American sailors.

Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills at least 29

Mirwais Khan and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:55am

A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday at a bank in Afghanistan's Helmand province as Afghan troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said.

Thai gov't passes bill giving army say over future policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:55am

Thailand's military-installed parliament has passed a bill that allows the ruling junta to continue to impose its policies after it holds elections and officially relinquishes power.

France probes reported death from whipped cream explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:45am

French authorities are investigating the death of a fitness blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister that was withdrawn from the market in 2013, officials and the company that makes the product said Thursday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:45am

Former prisoners say torture and abuse are rampant in a network of secret prisons in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates and allied Yemeni forces. Up to 2,000 people are estimated to have disappeared into at least 18 black sites over the past year. The AP found that American interrogators have questioned some of the detainees and regularly receive access to their testimony, which experts say could violate international laws against complicity in torture.

Egypt urges closer cooperation among Nile basin nations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:45am

Egypt's president has laid out concerns over his country's share of the Nile waters, urging leaders of the river's basin countries to work together toward a more efficient use of resources.

The Latest: Taliban claims deadly Helmand explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:34am

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan following the suicide car bombing in Helmand province (all times local):

Indian troops kills 3 rebels, protester in disputed Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:52am

Government forces killed three suspected Kashmiri rebels in fighting in the disputed region Thursday and fatally shot a rock-throwing protester during an ensuing rally demanding an end to Indian rule, officials said.

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake reported off Guatemalan coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:44am

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake reported off Guatemalan coast.

Austria: Dispute over who owns house where Hitler was born

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:06am

A lawyer for the owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born is disputing the government's right to take possession of the property in Austria's highest court, saying authorities are using the measure "like a club" because his client refused purchase offers from authorities that were too low.

Philippines, neighbors to jointly fight militants amid siege

Teresa Cerojano and Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:06am

The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed Thursday to closely cooperate to halt the flow of militants, weapons, funds and extremist propaganda across their borders, as they expressed alarm over recent attacks in the region including a monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city.