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PM of Iraq's Kurdish region meets top officials in Baghdad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:05am

The newly confirmed prime minister of Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region is meeting with top officials on his first visit to the Iraqi capital since he was named to the post last month.

Reports: Airstrikes hit market in Syria's north, kill 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:52am

Paramedics and a war monitor say at least nine civilians have been killed in Syrian government airstrikes on a residential area in the northwestern province of Idlib.

Top French minister resigns over alleged lavish lifestyle

Elaine Ganley and Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:09am

The No. 2 in the French government resigned on Tuesday over reports that he has been living a lavish lifestyle at the expense of France's taxpayers.

French ecology minister Francois de Rugy resigns over reports of publicly funded lavish lifestyle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:59am

French ecology minister Francois de Rugy resigns over reports of publicly funded lavish lifestyle.

EU is preparing for more Venezuela sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:51am

The European Union is preparing to impose more sanctions on Venezuela targeting officials who are accused of being involved in torture and other human rights violations.

Italy's Salvini bows to pressure to respond on Russia report

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:14am

Italy's Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini bowed Tuesday to days of pressure and agreed to respond to questions in Parliament about allegations that an associate sought Russian money for Salvini's pro-Moscow League party.

Thailand's new Cabinet sworn in, ending rule by army junta

Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:59am

Thailand's new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army.

Austria: Ukrainian businessman's US extradition on hold

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:11am

Austria's justice minister has approved the extradition to the U.S. of Ukrainian businessman Dymitro Firtash, but he can stay in Austria while a court considers a defense motion to reopen the case, authorities said Tuesday.

Germany's Merkel sits through anthems again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:54am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has again sat through national anthems at a military honors ceremony after three recent incidents in which her body shook as she stood at similar events.

78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:54am

Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighboring northeastern India battling to provide relief to over 4 million people in Assam state, officials said.

Greece: Suspect charged for US scientist's slaying in Crete

Derek Gatopoulos and Fanis Karabatsakis, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:53am

A 27-year-old man was charged with murder and rape Tuesday in the killing of an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island of Crete and whose body was found in a tunnel formerly used as a storage site during World War II.

Activists: Duterte in crosshairs with new law on harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:49am

Philippine activists have welcomed a new law against a range of acts of sexual harassment that the president signed but they say ironically puts him in its crosshairs given his open history of crude sexual remarks and actions.

Donors suspend funds for Poland's Jewish museum

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:19am

A Jewish association says some private donors to Poland's renowned Jewish history museum have suspended funding out of concerns about the government's failure to renew the term of its director.

Hong Kong protests challenge China with no end in sight

Yanan Wang and Alice Fung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:14am

Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well.

Rights Group: Kuwait deports arrested Islamists to Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:38am

A leading rights group says Kuwait has deported eight arrested Egyptian members of the Muslim Brotherhood group, convicted at home on terrorism charges.

Rights group says civilians pay human cost of Yemen's war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:23am

A Yemeni human rights group says civilians are paying the human cost of the country's five-year war.

Johnson, Hunt raise Brexit stakes with Irish border views

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:09am

The two contenders to become Britain's next prime minister raised the Brexit stakes by saying they will discard a contentious part of the European Union divorce deal agreed by outgoing leader Theresa May.

Norway arrests Muslim cleric after Italian terror trial

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:52am

A Muslim cleric found guilty in Italy of planning terror has been detained in Norway on an Italian arrest warrant, The Norwegian domestic security agency said.

The Latest: UAE official says tanker sent no distress call

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:40am

The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local):