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Russian space agency confirms security agency search

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:34am

Russia's space agency is confirming that federal security agents have searched two of its daughter operations, following a report that their workers were suspected of treason for cooperating with the West.

3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

The Associate Press, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:10am

Israel targeted militant sites in Gaza, after Palestinians shot at its forces near the border, the military said Friday, with airstrikes and tank fire that Palestinian officials said killed at least three people.

German police: 9 injured in bus attack, suspect arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:09am

A man apparently armed with a knife attacked passengers on a busy bus Friday in the northern German city of Luebeck before being overpowered and arrested, authorities said. Nine people were reported injured, one seriously.

Macron's security aide, filmed beating activist, detained

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:41am

Paris investigators on Friday detained for questioning one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides who was caught on camera beating a protester in May, a turn of events that is evolving into the biggest political crisis to hit the president since he took office last year.

Egypt, Sudan seek to bolster ties after yearslong tension

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:35am

The leaders of Egypt and Sudan have agreed to mend ties, frayed by repeated failures to reach a deal over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia, and the revival of a longstanding dispute over a border territory held by Cairo and claimed by Khartoum.

EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:28am

Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from several other European nations.

Vietnam convicts, deports US man who joined rare protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:09am

A Vietnamese court on Friday convicted an American man of disturbing public order after he took part in a rare protest and ordered him deported.

US and South Korea brief UN on Trump-Kim Jong Un summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:56am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korea's foreign minister are briefing the U.N. Security Council on President Donald Trump's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Seoul's dialogue with Pyongyang.

The Latest: Hungary passes tax against support for migration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:55am

The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local):

Greece: Search continues for Turkish woman, 3 sons on border

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:07am

Greek police boats were searching along the Evros River on the Greek-Turkish border for a second day Friday for a Turkish woman and her three young children missing since the boat they were using to cross the border capsized.

Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:31am

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. said Friday.

Rebels start boarding buses to depart southwest Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:03am

Syrian state media says rebels in the country's southwest Quneitra province have started boarding buses to be transported to northwest Syria, after giving up their fight against government forces along the frontier with Israel.

Merkel: German govt is solid despite fight over migration

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:53am

Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged Friday that a bitter fight over migrant policy hurt Germans' confidence in her government, but said she never thought of quitting and insisted that her administration is doing solid work.

North Korea puts reunion of war-separated families in doubt

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:53am

North Korea said Friday that an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not happen if South Korea doesn't immediately return some of its citizens who arrived in the South in recent years.

10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:44am

A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world's highest rate of the practice.

Turkey and the Netherlands to normalize relations after row

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:43am

Turkey and the Netherlands say their relations are on the mend after a diplomatic row in 2017 ahead of a critical Turkish referendum.

Merkel insists US ties key to Germany despite Trump tensions

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:35am

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that Germany's relationship with the United States remains "central" to her government despite recent disagreements with President Donald Trump over trade and defense spending.

Russia summons Greek ambassador over Macedonia dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:12am

Russia's government has summoned the Greek ambassador to protest the expulsion of two Russian diplomats, as part of a dispute over Macedonia's plans to become a NATO member.

Germany formally closes Puigdemont extradition case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:53am

A court in Germany formally ended extradition proceedings against former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on Friday after Spain withdrew a European arrest warrant, leaving the separatist leader free to leave the country.