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Governor in Russia's North Caucasus quits following protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:41am

A governor in Russia's North Caucasus responsible for an unpopular land swap deal has stepped down.

Man who pushed pensioner onto subway tracks convicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:38am

A British judge has sentenced a paranoid schizophrenic to at least 12 years in custody for pushing a 91 year-old man onto the subway tracks in London.

Mexico newspaper's printing director dies after attack

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:18am

A newspaper in Mexico says one of its staffers has died days after he was shot in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas.

Cyprus minister: Turkey complicit in migrant trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:31am

Cyprus' interior minister is accusing Turkey and breakaway Turkish Cypriots of helping to traffick migrants to the internationally recognized southern part of the ethnically split island nation.

Serbia's defense chief crows about Russian military allies

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:30am

Live-ammunition drills the Serbian military is holding with Russian and Belarusian troops show Belgrade has allies in any future war in the Balkans, Serbia's defense minister said Monday.

Ex-defense secretary faces probe over Sri Lankan blasts

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:12am

Sri Lanka's attorney general advised the acting police chief on Monday to launch a criminal investigation of the former defense secretary over "major lapses" that contributed to security failures ahead of Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.

Dutch telephone outage takes out nation's emergency number

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:04am

A major telephone outage took down the Dutch emergency number for more than three hours Monday, forcing police and other first responders to scramble to set up alternatives.

Russian and Egyptian ministers discuss closer ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:52am

The Russian and Egyptian foreign and defense ministers have discussed ways to expand military and security ties between the two nations.

Belgian man charged over suspected US embassy attack plot

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

Police in Brussels have arrested a man suspected of planning an attack on the U.S. embassy in the Belgian capital, prosecutors said Monday.

EU court says Poland's Supreme Court reforms unlawful

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:58am

The European Union's top court ruled Monday that a Polish law that pushed Supreme Court judges into early retirement violates EU law, a setback for Poland's right-wing government but a move welcomed by critics who worried the measure would cause a serious erosion of democratic standards.

Sudan's military sidesteps proposal for civilian rule

Hussein Malla and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:24am

Sudan's military rulers refused to agree on Monday to the Ethiopian proposal for a power-sharing agreement with the country's pro-democracy movement, a top general said, in comments that could worsen a volatile standoff with the 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.

1 pilot dies, 1 survives after German fighter jets collide

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:51am

A German air force pilot was killed Monday after his fighter jet collided with another during a training mission in northeastern Germany, the country's defense minister said.

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

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

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries.

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.