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Egypt raises death toll to 7 in Sinai attack claimed by IS

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:50am

Egypt has raised the death toll from the previous night's attack in a restive northern part of Sinai, saying seven policemen were killed, including an officer.

11 men on trial in Germany over gang rape of 18-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:12am

Eleven men, most of them from Syria, have gone on trial in southwestern Germany over the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman last October.

Dutch police seize 2.5 tons of methamphetamine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:02am

Dutch police say they have made Europe's biggest ever seizure of methamphetamine after discovering 2.5 tons of the drug stashed behind a wall in a building in the port city of Rotterdam.

European heat wave sees Germany put speed curbs on autobahn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:29am

Large parts of western and central Europe sweated under blazing temperatures Wednesday, with authorities in one German region imposing temporary speed limits on some stretches of the autobahn as a precaution against heat damage.

Amnesty wants impartial probe of Indonesia police violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:12am

Amnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into allegations of police brutality and unlawful killings during post-election riots in the Indonesian capital last month.

Social Democrats in Denmark get support to form new govt

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:55am

Three left-wing parties in Denmark are backing the center-left Social Democrats to form a one-party minority government.

Germany: Suspect in politician's slaying says he acted alone

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:52am

The far-right extremist suspected in the killing of a politician from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has told authorities that he acted alone, but investigators are still probing whether anyone else was involved, Germany's top prosecutor said Wednesday.

French govt slammed over pollution, slow climate response

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:38am

French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as a global climate crusader but even a watchdog that he created says his government is lagging on its promises to the planet.

The Latest: Palestinians say US plan won't deliver peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:06am

The Latest on developments surrounding a U.S.-hosted conference in Bahrain about Washington's economic plan for the Palestinians (all times local):

Seoul: US, N. Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit

Adam Schreck, Hyung-jin Kim and Kim Tong-hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:03am

North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the fate of the North's expanding nuclear arsenal, South Korea's president said, four months after a second meeting between the leaders in Vietnam collapsed without any agreement.

South Korea president says North Korea and the U.S. are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to set up their third summit.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 1:01am

South Korea president says North Korea and the U.S. are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to set up their third summit.

Van carrying migrants crashes in northwest Turkey; 10 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:59am

Turkish officials say a van carrying dozens of migrants ignored orders to stop and sped past a police checkpoint in northwest Turkey before crashing into a wall. Ten migrants were killed and some 30 others were injured in the crash.

Rome doctors warn of health hazards from city's garbage woes

Giada Zampano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:56am

Doctors in Rome are warning of possible health hazards caused by overflowing trash bins in the city's streets, as the Italian capital struggles with a renewed garbage emergency aggravated by the summer heat.

Sri Lanka leader orders execution of 4 drug convicts

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:47am

Sri Lanka's president said on Wednesday that he has ordered the executions of four drug offenders who will be hanged in prison soon, amid alarm over drug-related crimes in this Indian Ocean island nation.

Experts fear 'snowball effect' as Iran abandons nuclear deal

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 12:09am

As Iran prepares to surpass limits set by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, each step it takes narrows the time the country's leaders would need to have enough highly enriched uranium for an atomic bomb — if they chose to build one.

Taliban storm town police station in Pakistan, kill officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:45pm

The Taliban stormed a police station in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan on Wednesday, triggering a shootout that killed a policeman and all three assailants, authorities said.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:41pm

The debate over special counsel Robert Mueller's report is getting new life with word that Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before two House committees. Democrats say Mueller will appear July 17 in back-to-back sessions of the Judiciary and Intelligence committees. Mueller's sole public statement about the investigation into Russian election interference came last month when he sought to explain his decision to not indict President Donald Trump or accuse him of criminal conduct.

Hong Kong court throws out ex-leader's misconduct conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:16pm

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday threw out former Chief Executive Donald Tsang's conviction for misconduct relating to a property deal while in office.

US military says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:55pm

The U.S. military said two of its service members were killed on Wednesday in Afghanistan, but did not offer any details surrounding the circumstances of their deaths.