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Belgian man charged over suspected US embassy attack plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:09am

Belgian prosecutors say police have arrested a man in Brussels suspected of planning an attack on the U.S. embassy in the capital.

EU court says Poland's Supreme Court reforms unlawful

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:58am

The European Union's top court has ruled that a Polish law that pushed Supreme Court judges into early retirement violates EU law.

UN urges Sudan's military to allow protester deaths probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:24am

The United Nations' top human rights official is urging Sudan's military rulers to allow her office to investigate a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

Albania's Electoral College orders go-ahead of local polls

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:12am

Albania's top legal election institution on Monday decided in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, turning down a move from the country's president to cancel them.

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia, Iran threatens more US drone attacks

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:45am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with the Saudi king and crown prince after days of mounting tensions following the downing of a U.S drone last week and after President Donald Trump pulled back from the brink of retaliatory military strikes on Iran.

Man killed in Russia's Chechnya after wounding 2 policemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:35am

Police in Russia's Chechnya province say that an attacker has wounded two officers before being shot dead.

Death toll in Indian encephalitis outbreak rises to 152

Indrajit Singh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:29am

India's Supreme Court on Monday directed state and national authorities to file reports to the court on an encephalitis outbreak in the eastern state of Bihar this month in which 152 children have died.

Ethiopia's prime minister says the army brigadier accused of plotting a failed coup has been killed by security forces.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:19am

Ethiopia's prime minister says the army brigadier accused of plotting a failed coup has been killed by security forces.

Iraqi official: Parliament approves 3 key Cabinet ministers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:28am

Iraq's deputy parliament speaker says the legislature has approved three Cabinet ministers whose posts have been vacant since the formation of the government in October.

Crater in German field apparently caused by WWII bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:19am

A crater 10 meters (33 feet) wide and 4 meters (13 feet) deep has appeared in a field in central Germany, apparently caused by a World War II bomb exploding in the middle of the night.

Arsenal fire in Kazakhstan injures 46, prompts evacuation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:46am

A fire engulfed a sprawling ammunition depot in Kazakhstan Monday, causing powerful explosions that injured at least 46 people and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands.

Bad weather hampers recovery of bodies from Indian peak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:38am

Bad weather has delayed the recovery of the bodies of international climbers who went missing while attempting to scale an unclimbed Himalayan peak in northern India, officials said Monday.

Europe cool on Iran coalition talk, seeks de-escalation

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:34am

European officials appear cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, saying that their top priority is to de-escalate tensions in the region as they cling to hopes of salvaging the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Mauritania's electoral commission confirms Ghazouani win

Ahmed Mohamed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:28am

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, a retired general who served as defense minister before being picked as the chosen successor to Mauritania's outgoing president, won the weekend election by a large margin, the country's electoral commission announced.

Ethiopia says plotter of failed coup is killed by military

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:26am

The Ethiopian army brigadier accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces, a spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister's office said Monday.

Activist arrested for chanting 'Down with Polish fascism!'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:17am

An activist in Poland has been arrested and charged with the crime of insulting the Polish nation for chanting "Down with Polish fascism!" in response to Polish nationalists disturbing a public event.

The Latest: Iran report says parts of US drone found at sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:14am

The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Cyprus court sentences serial killer to 7 life terms

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:58am

A Cyprus criminal court on Monday sentenced an army captain to seven life terms in prison after he pleaded guilty to the premeditated murder and kidnapping of seven foreign women and girls.

Iraqi special forces kill 14 IS militants in country's north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:28am

Iraqi special forces say they have conducted an operation near the northern city of Kirkuk in which they killed 14 members of the Islamic State group.