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Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured, 1 serious

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:51am

A tour bus company says one of its double-decker, open-roof buses hit the roof of a Paris tunnel, injuring four people, one of them seriously.

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.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:43am

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.

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.

Authorities charge man in mosque incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:35am

British authorities have charged 47-year-old Darren Osborne with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder in connection with the van attack on a crowd of Muslim worshippers near two north London mosques.

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.

The Latest: Downing Street orders investigation of fridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:13am

The Latest on the Grenfell Tower fire (all times local):

Downing Street orders immediate examination of refrigerator model that sparked Grenfell Tower fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:00am

Downing Street orders immediate examination of refrigerator model that sparked Grenfell Tower fire.

Khmer Rouge leaders deliver closing defense at trial

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:43am

As his trial for genocide ended, the former head of state of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday rejected the charges against him, saying the allegation was concocted by the country's traditional enemy, neighboring Vietnam.

Ketumile Masire, former Botswana president, dies at age 91

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:43am

Botswana on Friday announced three days of mourning after the death of 91-year-old Ketumile Masire, a former president who led the country for nearly two decades.

S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:34am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile being developed to counter North Korean threats, saying Seoul must be able to militarily "dominate" the North for future engagement to work.

UN rights body votes to send experts to deadly Congo region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:30am

The U.N.'s main human rights body has voted to send international experts to look into abuses and killings in central Congo, where thousands of deaths and mutilations have been reported in recent months.

London Police: every 'complete' body has been removed from site of Grenfell Tower blaze thought to have killed 79

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:20am

London Police: every 'complete' body has been removed from site of Grenfell Tower blaze thought to have killed 79.

Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:12am

The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief said Friday.

North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:12am

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.

London police say manslaughter is among the offenses being considered in Grenfell Tower investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:10am

London police say manslaughter is among the offenses being considered in Grenfell Tower investigation.

Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:04am

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.