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5 found guilty in Russiam opposition leader's murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 7:13am

A jury has found five men guilty of involvement in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

German hiker missing on Indonesian volcano found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 7:10am

Indonesian officials say a German hiker who went missing last week while climbing a dormant volcano has been found dead.

Russian news agencies say jury has found five men guilty of involvement in murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 7:10am

Russian news agencies say jury has found five men guilty of involvement in murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Greek FM: 'Nothing new' on security in Cyprus peace talks

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:54am

Greece's foreign minister said Thursday that rival sides in talks to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus haven't broken any new ground on the key issue of security that could pave the way to a peace deal.

Gunshots kill 1 person in northeastern Spain, wound unknown number of others; police say it's not terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:54am

Gunshots kill 1 person in northeastern Spain, wound unknown number of others; police say it's not terrorism.

N. Ireland risks direct rule from Britain as deadline nears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:50am

Northern Ireland's main political parties are in down-to-the-wire talks to restore the country's power-sharing government or risk returning to direct British rule.

Norwegian mass murderer Breivik appeals to European court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:50am

The lawyer for Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik says he has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights a ruling that his client's human rights have not been violated.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:43am

The Middle East's biggest airline says its flights to the United States are operating as normal as new travel guidelines come into effect for travelers for six mainly Muslim nations. Dubai-based Emirates said in response to questions on the travel ban Thursday that it "remains guided by the US Customs and Border Protection on this matter." The carrier reminded passengers that they "must possess the appropriate travel documents, including a valid US entry visa, in order to travel."

UK lawmakers face key vote on Conservative govt's agenda

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:21am

British lawmakers were set to vote Thursday on whether to approve the Conservative government's plans for a Brexit-dominated parliamentary session, in a test of Prime Minister Theresa May's shaky minority administration.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European G-20 participants united behind Paris climate accord

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:20am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European G-20 participants united behind Paris climate accord.

Vietnam sentences prominent blogger to 10 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:12am

A prominent Vietnamese blogger was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of distorting government policies and defaming the Communist regime in Facebook posts and in interviews with foreign media, her lawyer said.

Whale-watching comes under scrutiny at South Africa meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:10am

Whale-watching is a growing tourist business in many parts of the world, and delegates to an international whale conference in South Africa say guidelines to protect the animals are increasingly needed.

US-based watchdog decries Pakistani journalist's arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:56am

The Committee to Protect Journalists has decried the arrest of a Pakistani reporter who apparently used social media to criticize security agencies for alleged reluctance to arrest a lawmaker whose vehicle struck and killed a police officer.

Germany denies permission for Erdogan rally on G-20 visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:32am

Germany will deny permission for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address Turks at a rally when he visits for the upcoming Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany's foreign minister said Thursday.

Syria, Russia accuse US of plotting 'provocation'

Albert Aji and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:19am

Syria's government and its ally Russia accused Washington on Thursday of concocting a "provocation" in Syria, which would then be blamed on President Bashar Assad's government as alleged use of chemical weapons to justify an attack.

Online hate speech may soon incur a hefty bill in Germany

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:16am

German lawmakers are poised to pass a bill designed to enforce the country's existing limits on free speech — including the long-standing ban on Holocaust denial — in social networks. Critics including tech giants and human rights campaigners say the legislation could have drastic consequences for free speech online.

Rights groups accuse French bank of role in Rwanda genocide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:16am

Three rights groups have filed a lawsuit accusing France's biggest bank of complicity in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, for allegedly helping Rwandan authorities purchase weapons despite a U.N. arms embargo.

German foreign minister: Germany will tell Turkey rally by Erdogan is 'not possible'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:02am

German foreign minister: Germany will tell Turkey rally by Erdogan is 'not possible'

Romania: man suspected of links to Paris attackers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 5:00am

Prosecutors have detained a Romanian man on suspicion he was linked to a group involved in the November 2015 Paris attacks.