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El Salvador judge orders new charges for El Mozote massacre

Marcos AlemÁn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:26pm

A judge ruled Thursday that 17 former members of El Salvador's military, including ex-leaders of the armed forces, will also face charges of torture, forced disappearance and forced displacement related to the 1981 El Mozote massacre, a gruesome point in the country's civil war.

5th Fleet says US sailor went overboard in Arabian Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:27am

The U.S. Fifth Fleet says a search operation is underway in the Arabian Sea after a U.S. sailor went overboard from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.

Hezbollah lawmaker offers resignation after alleged shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:56am

A Hezbollah lawmaker has offered his resignation after a shooting at a police station in which he was allegedly involved.

Trump slams Puerto Rico leaders: 'Under siege,' 'despicable'

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:16am

President Donald Trump weighed in the upheaval in crisis-stricken Puerto Rico on Thursday, tweeting harsh words for the territory's leadership a day after thousands protested to demand the governor resign over leaked chats showing him making misogynistic slurs and mocking constituents.

Serbia police detain man over Lufthansa bomb scare

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:12am

Serbian police say they have arrested a man over a bomb scare that forced the evacuation of a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt and caused a long delay.

Assange drops appeal of 50-week sentence for jumping bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:58am

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has dropped an appeal of his 50-week prison term for jumping bail in Britain.

Argentina acts against Hezbollah, blamed for terror attacks

Mayra Pertossi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:24am

Argentina's government on Thursday branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization and froze its assets, 25 years to the day after a bombing blamed on the Lebanese-based group destroyed a Jewish community center in Argentina's capital, killing 85 people.

Mexican to seek return of "Chapo" Guzman's drug money

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:12am

Mexico's president said Thursday he will use legal channels to try to get the fortune of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman returned to Mexico.

Congo soldiers, police to enforce Ebola emergency measures

Krista Larson and Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:09am

Congolese soldiers and police will enforce hand-washing and fever checks now that the deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared an international health emergency , authorities said Thursday.

UN food chief says full food aid could be restored in Yemen

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:56am

The U.N. food agency has reached an "agreement in principle" to restore full food aid to rebel-controlled parts of war-torn Yemen after suspending the aid last month, the agency's director said Thursday.

Burglars rob Puerto Rico police station of guns, ammunition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:33am

Puerto Rico's police department says somebody has broken into a police station and stolen weapons on the southern part of the U.S. territory.

Dutch criminal convicted of ordering murder of Iranian

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:25am

An Amsterdam court has convicted a 38-year-old career criminal of organizing the murder of an Iranian who lived in the Netherlands, but says the motive for the killing remains unclear.

EU to implement new monitoring system to enforce rule of law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:14am

The European Union said Thursday it's implementing a new monitoring system to ensure that all member states are complying with the bloc's rule of law requirements.

Notre Dame's melted lead prompts deep clean for schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:38am

The city of Paris has ordered a deep cleaning for schools nearest to Notre Dame, whose lead roof melted away in the cathedral's devastating fire in April.

Morocco: 3 sentenced to death in Scandinavian women slayings

Amira El-Masaiti, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:27am

Three men were convicted of terrorism and sentenced to death by a Moroccan court Thursday for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains.

Germany probes anti-Israel 'likes' by official account

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:21am

Germany's Foreign Ministry said Thursday it has opened an investigation after learning that the official Twitter account of the country's mission to the Palestinian territories had "liked" anti-Israel tweets.

Sudanese protesters rally to condemn June crackdown

Noha Elhennawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:17am

Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets Thursday to condemn the deadly crackdown by security forces last month, as tensions remain high despite recent progress toward a power-sharing deal with the ruling military council.

Philippine police file sedition case against vice president

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:17am

Philippine police filed sedition and other criminal complaints Thursday against the vice president, three opposition senators, four Roman Catholic bishops and other critics of President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly plotting to destabilize his administration.

Spanish Socialist PM won't give far-left leader a gov't seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:12am

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez says his negotiations with the We Can party on forming a government have come to nothing mainly because the far-left party's leader wants a seat in a future Cabinet.