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Croatian man convicted over Nazi salute in Austria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:49am

A Croatian man has been handed a 15-month suspended sentence for giving a Nazi salute at an annual commemoration in Austria of a 1945 massacre of pro-Nazi Croats.

S. Korea: Joint US drills suspended to aid talks with North

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:48am

South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the U.S. on a decision to call off major joint military drills, one week after President Donald Trump's surprise announcement that he would suspend such exercises with the longtime Asian ally.

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia critically ill, aide says

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:33am

Imprisoned former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is critically ill and needs urgent medical care, a top leader of her party said Tuesday.

Germany: Syrian teen on trial over anti-Semitic assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:22am

A 19-year-old from Syria is on trial in Berlin over an assault in the German capital on an Israeli wearing a skullcap.

A big stink erupts over landfills ringing Russia's capital

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:15am

Walking to a store in March, Olga Yevseyeva was hit by the familiar, noxious stench of rotten eggs wafting from the town landfill a few miles away. It was a moment that changed her life.

Former UK foreign minister Hague calls for legalizing pot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:14am

Former British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Tuesday for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana.

Japan to check concrete walls after Osaka quake deaths

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:10am

Japan's government has ordered an emergency inspection of cinder-block walls at schools nationwide, a day after an earthquake in Osaka killed five people, two of whom were crushed by falling walls.

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:02am

For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred.

Thai police arrest Australian accused of selling sex cruises

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:52am

Thai police said Tuesday that they have arrested an Australian man for allegedly promoting sex cruises with prostitutes on a Facebook page.

Guard chief says Iran won't increase missile range

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:44am

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country has no plan to increase the range of its missiles.

3 men die of 6 wounded in southern Sweden drive-by shooting

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:34am

The fatal shooting of three men in Malmo, Sweden's third largest city, was the latest incident in suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory or honor. Sweden's justice minister called the shootings an "abominable crime."

Cambodia announces $100 million in military aid from China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:32am

A Cambodian defense official says China has agreed to provide more than $100 million in military aid to the Southeast Asian nation, a close political ally.

Kim Jong Un visits China to discuss next steps on nukes

Christopher Bodeen and Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:32am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday in which he's expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after his nuclear summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard chief criticizes open letter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:25am

The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has criticized Iranian activists who signed an open letter last week asking Iran's leaders to take part in direct talks with Washington, saying they have "sided with the U.S., the enemy of the people."

Suspect in Paris attacks released under judicial supervision

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:02am

French prosecutors say that a suspect in the November 2015 extremist attacks in Paris has been released and placed under judicial supervision in Belgium.

UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:00am

The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year.

Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:49am

Saudi King Salman has sacked the head of the country's entertainment authority after religiously conservative citizens took to social media to denounce a Russian circus show that showed female performers in tightly-fitted attire.

Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:38am

Yemeni military officials say fighting has escalated outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels.

China ambassador urges Australia against 'bias and bigotry'

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:34am

China's ambassador to Australia said Tuesday that the strained diplomatic relationship between the two countries needed to move away from "bias and bigotry" and build trust.