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7 Puerto Rico policemen charged in federal corruption case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:14pm

Federal authorities say seven police officers in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico have been indicted on charges including extortion, robbery and drug trafficking.

Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:59pm

A coroner on Thursday opened an inquest into the death of a British woman who was exposed to a military grade nerve agent, while British media reported that police may have identified suspects in an attack that poisoned a former Russian spy with the same deadly substance.

Congo's president still coy on role in long-delayed election

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:49pm

Congo's President Joseph Kabila in a national address Thursday confirmed the long-delayed December election will go ahead but he still gave no indication what role he will play as the deadline for candidate announcements approaches.

Cameroon military, separatists blamed for 'grave abuses'

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:38pm

Violent tensions between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists have forced more than 180,000 people from their homes since December, Human Rights Watch said Thursday in a new report that blames both sides for "grave abuses" against civilians.

New Jordanian government wins vote of confidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:26pm

Jordan's House of Representatives has given a vote of confidence to a new government that was formed after nationwide protests.

Burkina Faso captures 60 extremists near Mali, Niger border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:24pm

Burkina Faso's army says its counterterror forces have captured some 60 extremists along the border with Mali and Niger during operations conducted since July 8.

For Russia, Trump is creating more problems than he solves

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:23pm

Having Donald Trump in the White House is looking increasingly like a liability for the Kremlin, rather than an asset. But don't expect President Vladimir Putin to say that out loud.

Video emerges of Macron bodyguard beating protester in Paris

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:07pm

A video showing one of French President Emmanuel Macron's security chiefs beating a student demonstrator, until now cloaked in secrecy, drew fierce public backlash Thursday over what is seen as mild punishment and a possible cover-up.

Nicaragua marks 1979 revolution amid protests, bloodshed

Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:57am

Nicaragua marked the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza on Thursday amid protest and bloodshed.

Montenegro more puzzled than affronted by Trump's attention

Predrag Milic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:41am

World War III? Not us, say puzzled and concerned Montenegrins.

Netanyahu greets Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:27am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's past remarks that have been interpreted as anti-Semitic.

Unannounced Russian military exercise panics Armenians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:15am

The Russian military has apologized for failing to warn Armenian villagers they were holding war games in their midst.

Sisters recount years of horror in Syria's Palestinian camp

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:11am

When the first Syrian soldier reached Lod street in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria's capital, four sisters who survived the seven-year conflict hiding in their ground floor apartment emerged hesitantly and asked: "Are you a soldier or a militant?"

Human rights activist on trial in Chechnya on drug charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:51am

Police officers have testified against a human rights activist jailed in Chechnya on trial for drug charges, in a case seen by some as punishment for his work exposing abuses by Chechen officials.

Lawyer: Turkey rejects extradition of Australian IS suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:14am

A lawyer says a Turkish court has rejected Australia's request for the extradition of an Islamic State suspect.

Peru judicial head offers to resign over corruption scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:12am

The head of Peru's judicial branch is offering his resignation over the latest corruption scandal to rock the South American nation.

After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

Tassanee Vejpongsa and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:01am

The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave began their first day back home with their families Thursday by going to a Buddhist temple to pray for protection from misfortunes.

Senegal sentences extremist supporters in rare mass trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:45am

Senegal's criminal court has sentenced more than a dozen people to up to 20 years in prison for financing extremism and other offenses in a rare mass trial of suspected jihadists.

Russia tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:29am

Russia's military is testing an array of new nuclear and other weapons, from a high-powered laser weapon system to a nuclear-powered cruise missile with "unlimited" range.