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Finland says Russian aircraft suspected of air violation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:43am

Finland's defense ministry says a Russian aircraft is suspected of having violated the Nordic country's airspace.

US: Russia refusing visas to teachers of diplomats' kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:34am

The U.S. ambassador in Moscow says Russia has refused visas to teachers at a school that educates diplomats' children.

Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:26am

The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and schools.

Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:55am

Five years after a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above eastern Ukraine, relatives and friends of those killed gathered Wednesday at a Dutch memorial to mark the anniversary.

UK Labour Party lords condemn 'toxic' anti-Semtism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:48am

More than 60 Labour Party members of Britain's House of Lords have taken out a newspaper advertisement accusing leader Jeremy Corbyn of overseeing a "toxic culture" by allowing anti-Semitism to fester in the party.

British-Iranian woman held in Iran moved to psychiatric ward

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:40am

A British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has been transferred to a hospital mental health facility, her husband said Wednesday.

Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:17am

Some 2,000 Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, marched Wednesday in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Saudi Arabia intercepts drone launched by Yemeni rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:10am

The Saudi military says it has intercepted a drone launched at the kingdom's southern border by Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen.

Chances of Russian-Ukrainian prisoner swap diminish

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:08am

A court in Moscow has extended pre-trial arrest for six of the 24 Ukrainian sailors jailed in Russia, shattering expectations of a major prisoner swap between the two countries.

The Latest: Iran's Zarif walks back more from missile remark

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:31am

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

Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect in Mumbai attacks

Asim Tanveer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:55am

Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington.

Camilleri, author of Montalbano detective series, dies at 93

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:33am

Author Andrea Camilleri, creator of the best-selling Commissario Montalbano series about a likable, though oft-brooding small-town Sicilian police chief who mixed humanity with pragmatism to solve crimes, died in a Rome hospital Wednesday. He was 93.

Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks, days ahead of prime minister's Washington trip

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:28am

Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks, days ahead of prime minister's Washington trip.

Taliban close Afghan health facilities run by Swedish group

Rahim Faiez and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:27am

The Taliban forced a Swedish non-profit group to close 42 health facilities it runs in eastern Afghanistan, the organization said Wednesday, the latest attempt by the insurgents to show strength amid negotiations to end the country's nearly 18-year war.

Germany: leader of Merkel party takes over defense ministry

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:09am

The new leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party took over Germany's defense ministry on Wednesday in a risky but potentially rewarding move, reversing her previous insistence that she wouldn't join the Cabinet.

Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:59am

Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document early Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious constitutional agreement that would specify the division of powers.

Sudan's ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing deal to end deadlock

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:37am

Sudan's ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing deal to end deadlock.

Netanyahu makes history as Israel's longest-serving leader

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:04am

As Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country's greatest political survivor and the most dominant force in Israeli politics in his generation.

Australian finds message in a bottle written 50 years ago

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:36pm

A fisherman said on Wednesday he was looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written.